Democracy Has Prevailed.

September 26, 2022

Uh-oh. Doug's In A Tough Spot. Maybe The Sword Of David Could Spur Things Along!!

Did you know that St Sen (and now GOP Cand for PA Gov) Doug Mastriano has a big rally this weekend in Harrisuburg?

They were expecting 2,000 people.

However, Huffington Post reports:

But only 50 or so people turned up to hear Mastriano speak. An embarrassing showing. (“This was in my neighborhood and I didn’t notice,” one nearby resident tweeted. “Tremendously low energy.”) 


Pennlive, on the other hand reported:

Pennsylvania’s Republican candidate for governor Doug Mastriano is ever-encouraging his supporters to “walk as free people.”

Saturday, it appears most of them exercised their personal freedoms to watch a football game, attend a community festival, enjoy a beautiful early fall day in central Pennsylvania, and otherwise do anything besides standing through three hours of political speeches on the state Capitol steps.

Oops. My bad. That's kinda sorta on the same hand, innit? 

Meanwhile, Uber-conservative George Will columned a column at the Washington Post that describes our Doug thusly:

A plucky disregard for public opinion has its charms, but Mastriano perhaps too wholeheartedly embraces John Quincy Adams’s 1825 injunction that politicians should not be “palsied by the will of our constituents.” In this nation, Mastriano’s indifference to the parameters of the possible is apparent regarding abortion, which he wants to outlaw, with no exceptions for rape, incest or the mother’s life, a policy pleasing to (per a Pew Research Center poll) 8 percent of Americans. He opposes same-sex marriage, which (per Gallup) 71 percent support.


His motives are frightening because they are pure: He has the scary sincerity of the unhinged whose delusions armor them against evidence.
While I rarely agreed with Will's politics, I always liked his writing.

And now me:

Doug Mastriano betrayed his solemn oath "to support, obey and defend the Constitution of the United States" when he joined Trump's plan to overturn the 2020 election. And in doing so he does not deserve to hold public office (any public office) ever.