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polgara_buttercup

People in Franklin county consider a region “diverse” if there are more than 5 types of Christian churches in town. There’s one synagogue in Chambersburg. The nearest mosque is in Carlisle, over 30 miles away. Moving here from Lehigh valley was quite a shock. It’s not surprising why his most devoted followers are here in his backyard, that’s all they know.


ifixthethings

A fucking men, it’s straight up ya‘ll queda here in Franklin county, but the best part is more and more people are starting to realize who is really is. While it won’t make me sleep better it does give me hope for Election Day.


ruthlessfruitbastard

Yeah being a Jew here feels really scary right now


pekepeeps

I am non religious. I will always protect the freedoms of people to practice religions. I will always protect the freedoms of people to be free from any and all religions forced upon them. Example: I protect your freedom to read the Bible but you can’t read that to me. So, ruthlessfruitbastard my Jewish Reddit friend, here in PA you will have a lot of people “who got your back”. I think more and more people are standing up to this new type of bully trying to take over. Especially after watching their theatrical performances of fake moral outrage at school boards. Run for office. Take it all away from the loons who have convinced people via social media that their is a fake war against neighbors


devilspeaksintongues

Walk as free people, but only if you're christian seems to be the common denominator here in PA.


pekepeeps

Only if you let them


ruthlessfruitbastard

Doing my best in my neighborhood but it's always good to hear that I'm not alone, thank you


wagsman

He'd go after Islam first as he hates them the most, but that second tier would be atheists, agnostics, and anyone of other non-Christian faiths. Then it would be the Catholics, and finally every other Christian faith that isn't in line with his beliefs.


polgara_buttercup

My husband s father was half Jewish, his mom converted to Christianity when she married. Her sister kept the faith. We taught our kids some of the traditions, one of my good friends was the daughter of a rabbi. When we relocated out here my kids quickly learned to not talk about their Jewish heritage. I am sorry, it is scary. We are agnostic, we follow the secular humanism philosophy and we don’t talk about that at all. Some of the first questions we were asked was about which church we would join. It’s hyper Christian in this area for sure. And not in a good way. That fake Prosperity Doctrine has its claws in deep.


Mobbox

At least Chambersburg has a lot of food options


polgara_buttercup

Falafel Shack is incredible!!!


blurplethenurple

Lehigh is getting filled up with Philly transports faster than my head can spin. Source: Macungie going haywire with real estate before the pandemic


polgara_buttercup

My mom lived in Macungie. Used to be all the NY commuters that were driving up the prices


MRG_1977

It isn’t even about diversity. People don’t realize how many areas in the state are very friendly to openly racist rhetoric including SE PA. Roy Frankhouser had 2 openly white supremacist forum shows on BCTV (public access TV channel in Berks County) until the early 1990s. He didn’t hide it either. Trump being ejected just brought it out more into the open for first time in a while on a larger scale.


jroc9696

Chambersburg is fairly diverse. Yeah of course it's majority white and tons of rednecks in the area, but downtown and other areas have a high Hispanic population. Tons of Hispanic businesses around Chambersburg. And there are a fair amount of black people... I suppose you are talking about religious diversity... So you are correct I guess. But I mean it's a "small town" in America, what do you expect? A bunch of mosques and synagogues? That isn't really the norm in alot of American states and towns. You only find that in big cities where Jewish and Muslim populations are bigger. There just aren't that many around here... Doesn't make us evil or something. Tho I know this sub loves to attack and hate any part of the Commonwealth that isn't Philly or PA so I understand 🤷🏻‍♂️


tyrael459

Your last sentence gives away a biased mindset, which kind of skews any point you’re trying to make. Why not just approach each discussion fresh instead of assuming the worst? Anyway, I live in a small town in east central PA and we have a synagogue. We’re also within a 15-minute jaunt of that massive mosque (some of you will know the one I’m talking about). So… in a way, you’re kind of proving everyone’a point that those who live in small towns may not really understand how narrow their experiences are: small towns are great (I’ve always lived in one and love it), but your small town may be quite different from another small town. The message being: your experience won’t always match mine, even in similar circumstances. That’s why it’s so scary to have someone with such a professed narrow view of “acceptable” running for such an impactful public office.


jroc9696

This whole thread and whole sub comes from a biased mindset. I get where you're coming from but call out everyone else if you're gonna call out me... frankly you sound very on your high horse and talking down to me like I dont understand basic conversation or something. Its impossible to have any kind of fresh discussion here if you dont agree with the hivemind mindset here. Trust me I've been banned from here and any point I try to make, even if I'm trying to have an honest discussion, I'm just met with name-calling and frank hatred. And I understand not every town is like mine. But just look at demographics and all that of the United States. To expect there to be a mosque and synagogue in every town in America is actually just ridiculous. Those populations simply aren't as big as other populations OP even said there is a Synagogue in his town, and a mosque fairly close by. Exactly the same as where you live. I'm perfectly capable of understanding how "narrow" my viewpoint can be. Its called having empathy and putting yourself in someone else's shoes, in non fancy terms. Frankly the people on this subreddit have such a narrow viewpoint on people from small towns like mine and it glaringly shows. Not everyone is a skin head redneck who hates everyone and is extremely ignorant and intolerant.


tyrael459

I also get where you’re coming from, but baseline: it’s really tough to talk to someone when they enter the conversation jaded; wouldn’t you agree? It leads to exaggerations. I don’t know if the other people commenting here think “every” small town should have all of these things. If that’s true, then yea, I’m totally with you in saying that is an unrealistic ask and a narrow viewpoint in itself. If you notice, you’re also taking a personal swipe at me with the “high horse” thing when I did nothing like that to you, just pointed out the bias you seem to have. Just chill and try to talk to people if this is something important to you. I’m sorry you feel this thread is a “hive mind,” but unfortunately that seems to be how the internet goes. But I will definitely try to have a discussion with you. I think we agree on most things, though. Your second post clarified your point a lot, and perhaps I didn’t word things in my first post clearly enough. That’s my bad.


jroc9696

Sorry I'm jaded but I literally can't comment here unless I agree with everyone else. And I don't. I'm from PA and I like talking politics. Which seems to be what this sub talks about the most. But you can't say anything that others don't agree with without being name called and having hatred spewed at ya. And being banned. Shit like that makes one jaded went entering a sphere such as this lol No one here comments anything chill. Its all mud flinging and hatred. I just responded to someone else on this thread who literally made a not so casual threat at churches. Only had a couple downvotes. Doubt the person will be banned either. Sorry I come into chats here expecting not so chill convos. Its because it doesn't happen lol Sorry about the "personal swipe," I just felt like you're coming in trying to correct me on everything i said like I'm some dunce or something lol. I am a dunce in alot of ways tho so 🤣. and it just came across as talking down to me. You are just much more analytical and shit in your convos, I can see that by how you responded. Pretty cool honestly wish I could be more like that. I'm just used to coming in here expecting people wishing I was dead 🤣🤣🤣. Which is why I stopped commenting here for a while after being banned for a bit. Probs gonna stop commenting here again because it's pointless. And I'm probs gonna get a warning or ban just for the few comments I left on this thread so it will probs take care of itself lmao Thanks for being cool tho and being open to talking regardless


tyrael459

No problem, honestly. I can see how that stuff will really add up over time. People seem so single-minded in their views, and subs definitely tend to affirm the majority’s viewpoints way more than being open to honest discussion. It’s a shame. I do think people miss the forest for the trees and fall into a lot of the same accusations they make against others. We all need to step back and take stock of ourselves once in awhile, or you risk getting so deep you will never notice it.


polgara_buttercup

I agree, and that same mindset gets played out in small town Facebook groups. If you dare, look up Our Shippensburg Community on Facebook. Even for the FB, it’s quite alarming, but it is an echo chamber just like some subs here. But it’s also a lot of people who go to school board meetings and chaperone band trips, even though they got fired for sexual harassment. Sometimes the trees are very dense, and it’s hard to see your neighbor’s house.


polgara_buttercup

I’m the one that commented about Chambersburg and I’m sorry if I offended you. What I’m trying to say is that many (not all) people in this area have little to no exposure to several different cultures and religions. Sometimes lack of exposure leads to indifference or fear. I’m not stating that every small town needs diversity but lack of exposure to diversity can foster ignorance of which leads to fear and distrust. And unfortunately with the misunderstanding around CRT and the push from local leaders with Moms For Liberty and other groups severely curtailing the ability to teach or even acknowledge other cultures and religions, it’s only going to grow and fester. I was raised in a small town in WV where literally EVERYONE knew my pop. I moved to Lehigh Valley at age 12. Although I went to a mostly white school in Emmaus, I did have a lot of Jewish friends, and learned a lot about the culture. Then in college I met even more diverse people and at my eventual employer I’ve been honored to learn about Ramadan from a coworker, fantastic dishes from Mexico and Puerto Rico, even learned more about British culture from a bloke I worked with. But what I see in this area is why Mastriano is surrounding himself with the likes of the owner of Gab, Jenna Ellis and Teddy Daniels. And it’s not going to play well with the rest of PA.


jroc9696

By OP I mean the original comment I responded to not the main post sorry


PM_SOME_OBESE_CATS

Their flair says "Franklin county" dude. This is one of your neighbors you're talking to. Not everyone who "hates" on rural PA is from the city. A lot of us grew up in rural PA. Many of us even still live there. Bigotry is rampant in south central PA and it's part of our daily lived experience. And it's gotten significantly worse in the past 6 years. This bigotry has actual political and social consequences for us, it's not just a bunch of people being mean to us. Chambersburg passed a local nondiscrimination ordinance for LGBTQ people almost a year ago...and then rescinded it just months later. What does that say to queer people who live in the area? The bigotry in my area of rural south central PA has gotten to the point that I can no longer see myself having a future here. I will hopefully be living in Pittsburgh by the end of the year. And something that I have noticed: usually when I see people on here talking about being silenced or hated for living in rural PA...it's usually in the context of people talking about bigotry they have experienced in rural PA. Why is that? That kind of sends the message that they are trying to silence people who are talking about their actual lived experience in rural PA.


Buffmin

Make no mistake here. If these theocratic fascists get power they will come after all the dreaded others ™ then when they run out of those they will go after the **wrong** Christians


eastside_coleslaw

This exactly. They will 100% go after anyone who opposes their ideas until there is no one who disagrees with them


CovidCat8

As a former Catholic, I look forward to the shocked faces of the SIX Roman Catholic Supreme Court judges who have enabled right wing fascist agenda.


Excelius

The liberal Justice Sotomayor is one of the six. [National Catholic Register - 6 of the 9 Supreme Court Justices are Catholic](https://www.ncregister.com/blog/supreme-court-catholics) But yeah, it is notable that all but one of the conservative Justices (Gorsuch) are Catholic, and apparently Gorsuch is an [Episcopalian but was raised Catholic](https://news.gallup.com/opinion/polling-matters/391649/religion-supreme-court-justices.aspx).


CovidCat8

Thanks for the correction. I make mistakes when I’m angry and flippant.


wagsman

The order is: 1 Muslims 2 Atheists/Agnostic 3 Other non Christian religions and Catholics 4 The rest of the Christians that they dont agree with.


cigarmanpa

Been saying that for a while. Gina be a lot of shocked faces


kiddestructo

In 6 1/2 decades on this planet, I have never donated our hard earned money to any political candidate, just my vote. This year feels frighteningly different. Broke down and donated to both the Shapiro and Fetterman campaigns this evening. You should, too. Not a bot, just saying as a concerned citizen. Holy shit these other guys are going to drag our nation down!


mich888

I’ve bought campaign merch before, but I finally set up a recurring donation for Fetterman. Republicans are trying to end democracy and do lord knows what to people like Jews, Muslims, and LGBT. The least I can do is pay the cost of Netflix every month to help stop them


delusions-

I question what good money to candidates is. It doesn't increase people actually getting out and voting for them, does it? (Actually I would love to see actual numbers about that, I'm sure they're out there) Shouldn't we donate harder to services that help get people out to vote? How does sending to campaigns help?


Technical-Traffic871

Pays for more advertisements which gets them name recognition (always helps). Pays for larger staffs, beyond just volunteers and/or helps cover expenses of campaign volunteers. Staff/volunteers then help organize grass roots efforts and can go door-to-door to discuss your message. I'm pretty sure the campaigns will help coordinate transportation to polls and/or absentee voting if you need it.


delusions-

I guess I could conceive those as possibilities, but I'd really like to see how the money actually gets distributed, does anyone know if that's public?


Hugh_Jass_2

He’s a fucking lunatic!!!


AnInsolentCog

GOP, I'll never worship or respect your version of 'god'. To Hell with all of you. This country was populated and founded to allow people to worship (or not worship) as they pleased. Bite my American ass you traitorous facist assclowns. Party of freedom my ass.


devilspeaksintongues

One if my coworkers was going on about America and how it was founded as a christian country, I'm a foreigner and still learning more about US history.. So I looked into it, and the founders mostly took measures to prevent religion from taking hold in office, and from the power of the government corrupting religion. Like how fucking backwards is everything right now..? It took me 5 minutes to google and learn about all of this lol!


stillinthesimulation

Who’s gonna tell Ben Shapiro?


ruthlessfruitbastard

One day Ben is going to find out the hard way that being a useful idiot for the right wingers isn't going to save him. They will turn on him and it will be ugly.


wagsman

Ben won't care. He'll have made enough money to jump ship and move to another country that's more progressive and would allow him to live in peace. Then he'll start ruining their country for money.


browneyedgirlpie

Pretty sure Doug just did. Nobody with any sense is shocked by his hatred.


[deleted]

I'm quite shocked Doug hasn't said something blatantly antisemitic about Josh at this point.


wagsman

He probably has, but because he doesnt do media we havent heard it.


SWPenn

He doesn't allow media into his events. He doesn't respond to media inquiries. Kind of gives you an idea of how his administration would operate.


gotmewrong66

All these people care about with their * Abortion bans * LGBTQ Book bans * Gay Marriage bans * Interracial Marriage bans is making more **white babies**.


jroc9696

Is something wrong with white babies being made? Sounds like you just hate white people... This post is def racist. Also you do realize planned Parenthood was founded by a eugenicist who wanted to cull the black population and control them. That's just a fact... I for one wanna see more white, black, brown, yellow and any other color babies being made 🤷🏻‍♂️.


priznut

^ what an idiotic take. And racist? 😂 Talk about being defensive…he’s making a point that’s pretty clear and not what your paranoid mind is thinking.


AtlJayhawk

As a queer atheist who desperately wants to leave the deep south and move to PA next year...I sure hope Shapiro wins. I wish I could vote there.


LadyWillaKoi

As a pagan I'm honestly terrified.


SchnauzerHaus

I understand why you are scared, but I'm fucking angry. Not in my state, asshole Mastriano. Fight back. Donate and /or volunteer if you can. Stick a yard sign out. Fly the American flag and a pagan flag (is there one?) VOTE. Be visible.


trying-to-be-kind

Definitely vote, but in some areas you may be taking a chance being visible. Just last week, I stopped at a grocery store and had to park next to a truck with "III%" and "1418" bumper stickers proudly displayed...and yes, it saddens me that I even know what those mean now. People are going around keying cars that have any kind of message posted that doesn't align with the Nat-C agenda - my car included. And this was in the Harrisburg metro area, which is typically a blue spot in a sea of red. It's coocoo bananas out here.


LadyWillaKoi

I agree, visibility is sometimes questionable when it comes to safety. My neighbor and I have enough of a difference regarding Halloween, I'm not sure how he would react if he knew I'm any sort of witch. I would like a pride flag though.


ItsjustJim621

What’s the significance of 1418?


trying-to-be-kind

Sorry, typo: should be 1488, which is apparently a numerology reference to some white supremacy quote and Hitler.


ItsjustJim621

Ah ok. I know 88 is a hitler reference…H is the 8th letter of the alphabet…hence HH is… And the 14 is something about 14 words or some shit. I’m not a white supremacist so I wouldn’t know unless looking it up


LadyWillaKoi

Oh, I absolutely intend to fight. I always choose fight, though usually with words. I will be spreading this info throughout my, frankly overly abundant, family. We are loud and widespread. Most of them are Christian and I truly cannot think of a single person who would support this man. I work from the shadows because I have a stalker, but I won't be backing down. I don't know if there's a pagan flag, we have so many options, But I think even showing our support of the Other Communities his election would threaten would be sufficient.


historyhill

As a Christian I'm pretty disgusted with Mastriano. I'm honestly afraid of him winning...I don't even feel like we worship the same Lord when I hear him speak.


donutlad

>I don't even feel like we worship the same Lord when I hear him speak. We absolutely do not. And I know people (especially on reddit) hate when Christians refuse to take responsibility for the crazy "Christians", but the Bible literally says "you will know them by their fruits". I think it's important for Christians to acknowledge the shame of having people like him "represent" us, but at the same time I think it's important to point out that his ilk are not what Christians are supposed to be


LadyWillaKoi

I believe most of my family feels the same. And I don't need to ask them to know. This man is clearly an extremist.


KringlebertFistybuns

Same here.


Revolutionary-Swim28

Me too. I am a Wiccan and I am terrified if Mastriano wins he’ll start hanging people that doesn’t fit his straight white Christian neurotypical male narrative. America is heading into a new age of Puritanism and I am scared to death.


wagsman

If he doesnt win, you should 100% not move here.


AnInsolentCog

If and when you do, I hope it's near the Philadelphia or Pittsburgh metro areas or the 'burbs fairly close by, or you'll find yourself in familiar territory. The area in-between the 2 cities is called 'Pennsyltucky' for good reason.


MrsP81405

It depends where you are. We moved from Pittsburgh to small college town deep in the red territory and it's pretty blue here. We're surrounded by idiots but here in our little haven it's quite nice. Meanwhile the area we lived in right outside Pittsburgh was a conservative Christian cesspool with trump signs and nazi flags.


AnInsolentCog

Oh for sure, I was going to go on about the pockets of sanity that are here and there in the state, but figured that's true just about anywhere. Also, Philadelphia has the same sort of deal with it's burbs. Most are are 'purple', but once you pass that 35/40 mile mark away from the city, it swiftly become MAGAvania.


MrsP81405

The secret is to look for a university and a large hospital close together. That combo generally draws a more educated populace.


delusions-

Why does State College never get included here? It's not like centre county doesn't go blue. sure the second biggest religion here is PSU/football but c'mon. We're expanding beyond that. We're getting there.


CDewfus

I'm in the same boat. I just started getting into dudeism though but I know that they won't like that either.


nashuanuke

fuck that fucking nazi POS


Copy3dit0r

It'll be even more fun then when he gets beat by a Jewish person in the election.


crispydukes

I worry about the people of Shapiro's congregation (if he has one)


severedfinger

"We don't want people who are atheists. We don't want people who are Jewish. We don't want people who are, you know, nonbelievers, agnostic, whatever. This is an explicitly Christian movement because this is an explicitly Christian country. We're not saying we're going to deport all these people or whatever. You're free to stay here. You're not going to be forced to convert or anything like this because that's not biblical whatsoever. But you're going to enjoy the fruits of living in a Christian society under Christian laws and under a Christian culture and you can thank us later." Fuck.


CDewfus

Maybe not deport, but I wouldn't put it past them to beat you until you submit.


Revolutionary-Swim28

As an AFAB non-binary fuck that. I’ll take a gun to my head and a fascist’s too if it comes down to that.


KyleRichXV

The American Taliban really aren’t hiding anymore, are they?


Lazerspewpew

We have actual congresspeople proudly proclaiming they're "Christian Nationalists". We are far beyond the pale here.


PPQue6

Why hide it? Their voters are 100% on board with this.


Revolutionary-Swim28

We as a country are beyond saving.


glberns

Not just any GOP consultant. He's Mastriano's consultant. This is who Doug has chosen to help guide his gubernatorial campaign.


joefred111

>Jews and other non-Christians are "not conservative" because it is "an explicitly Christian movement" and because the US "is an explicitly Christian country," said Andrew Torba, the CEO of Gab and reportedly a consultant for state senator Doug Mastriano. >"We are going to build a coalition of Christian nationalists, of Christians, of Christian candidates, at the state, local and federal levels and we're going to take this country back for the glory of God." Chilling. >Both Republicans and Democrats have called on Mastriano to withdraw his ad campaign from the social media platform [Gab] Not sure why they care, he's basically throwing away money preaching to the choir on Gab.


linkdudesmash

Many Christians are not part of it either….


FlipKobbler

Anecdotally, it seems to be an increasing number, out at least a more outspoken group of left-leaning Christians. It is very tiring that terms like "evangelical" are now associated with a right wing political leaning


Revolutionary-Swim28

Where are they? Seems like anymore Christians scare the shit out of me because I feel they are all the same. Where are these non psychopathic Christians at?


j428h

This guy and his followers are fucking disgusting


MaineDreaming

Fuck. These. Guys.


bontakun82

These psycho evangelicals are going too far and need to be stopped.


Joe18067

People keep coming up with new words and phrases to say the same thing. Mailman is now letter carrier. Klansman is now christian nationalist. /s


AnInsolentCog

...Fascist is now MAGA


Joe18067

And I keep hoping it will mean "My Ass Got Arrested" for trump.


devilspeaksintongues

Why shouldn't it change. If a woman or other delivers the mail they are not a mail man.


Joe18067

Then we could call them mail human. /s


FairyFlossPanda

Please vote. They are counting on people sitting this one out. By the way for anyone currently on Birthcontrol that is the next thing they will go for in the reproductive fight. I emailed Bryan Cuttler to ask if he would commit to keeping contraception legal in PA. The response I got was oh don't worry it is currently protected and the state house would have to over turn it....


Jney2012

This is a white nationalist movement happening right before our eyes. This a man trying to become Governor it’s unhinged.


raresanevoice

Devout Christians aren't part of it either


linkdudesmash

Agreed. Jesus never said to force Christianity on others.


wagsman

Jesus was a Jew, and you know how much they like the Jewish faith.


raresanevoice

Well... the evangelicals which tend to be the loudest 'christians' in the USA violate every tenet of their faith


Yelloeisok

That is a fact!


Conquer_All

This is literally American ISIS


jroc9696

I don't think you know what ISIS does mate... Never seen a beheading video come from America but if you've seen one let me know


Conquer_All

Yah these guys just shoot up their shopping mall instead


IndieBondholder

Fucking Nazis.


Alternative-Flan2869

Dougie hired an avowed racist who runs a racist website on which the guy who massacred worshippers in the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill/Pgh. posted his deadly racist bike. This guy is a hitler wannabe.


delco_trash

We need internet atheism to make a comeback


Kavik_Ryx

Having been very online during the movement, I’m pretty happy with it being dead. It was useful at the time but it fell apart for good reason. Once we had the conversations about creationism, abortion, and secular morality, there wasn’t much cohesion to the movement. Many have gone on to talk about other important topics and got ostracized for going too far. The other half turned out to be as bigoted as the Christians they were lampooning and became useful idiots for modern fascists.


delco_trash

I was also around during that time. It would really disrupt the alt right pipeline. It's got a lot of collateral damage but it might be necessary


No-Setting9690

GOP is headed to be White, Christian only. That's going to be one small ass party in the future. Honestly, Democrats really not doing much better. I see the timing right for a new, central party to rise.


MRG_1977

No and don’t make that mistake. Trump made in roads with every racial minority demographic in 2020 but especially with Hispanic males and to a lesser degree with younger African American males. It sounds crazy but look at the polling data. It was likely due in some part due exclusively to Trump but don’t count on Democrats simply continuing to win minority demographics in large margins in the future.


No-Setting9690

I dont. The maps are rigged everywhere.


better_med_than_dead

Far right = Taliban


Dumpster_slut69

Come to the Dem side we welcome you


beeps-n-boops

This is what voting (R) in the 2020s gets you, folks. Never forget it.


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jroc9696

Mods please? Tho I guess it's okay to make not so veiled threats if you're on a certain side...this is literally just someone casually threatening to blow up a church or something. Pretty wild the shit you see on Reddit nowadays


susinpgh

No, it's not okay. The report just hit modmail, and the comment has been removed.


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jroc9696

Bruh if you haven't noticed all kinds of places get blown up for all different kinds of reasons. Hate exists in all places. But don't expect to be coming on the internet and making threats like that at anyone and not expect to be called out. Fuck you for entertaining the thought of blowing up anyone regardless of who they are or what they believe. Fuck off and kick rocks punk


FeloniousPunk1

Bruh... if you haven't noticed all kinds of places get blown up for all different kinds of reasons. Just don't talk about it. Stupidity exists in all places.


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Offs what bullshit


MRG_1977

One positive against Mastriano is that he is horrendous as a public speaker. It is one reason why his campaign kept him away from any traditional media outlets. He has the charisma of a flounder and doesn’t look/dress much better either. It lets Shapiro though define the public narrative even that much more vs Mastriano. Shapiro can easily avoid doing any public debates with Mastriano as a result too. Finally in the last week or so, Mastriano has gone on Fox News and this week with conservative rimmer Zeoli on WPHL in Philly to try to confront the narrative that he isn’t a religious loon with extremist positions including on abortion. Expect he’ll continue to do that.


TheBlappies

Awesome that these lunatics are able to lord over the rest of us in state government because of gerrymandering and geography.