That doctorate in history that was supposed to prove Doug Mastriano was caught in a 2014 photo in a Confederate uniform? Well, well… Jeffrey Brown was on the review board for Pennsylvania’s Republican gubernatorial candidate’s paper, but he wasn’t impressed.
“Mastriano’s writings are dishonest, hasty, religious fanaticism, and indifference to facts that contradict his claims,” said U.S. historian at the University of New Brunswick, who is reportedly a dual American and Canadian Jeffrey Brown told Alexander Panetta CBC News
“The prospect of Doug Mastriano having any power anywhere is terrifying,” Brown told the CBC.
Of course, it could have been a political blow, except that the professor’s opposition to Doug Mastriano’s work predates the Republican political career. The criticism “goes back a few years and spans several countries”.
It’s not just Brown who has problems with Mastriano’s work. James Gregory, a self-proclaimed registered Republican from Oklahoma, holds a Ph.D. in history. The candidate warned that Mastriano’s work was “riddled with academic fraud.”
Gregory misquoted Mastriano’s work, then realized it was inaccurate, Gregory described a friendly relationship with Mastriano until he found out about his relationship with the Pennsylvania Republican Details of people’s arguments contradicting. Mastriano responded by ghosting him and blocking him on Facebook.
“This paper haunted me for nine years,” Jeffrey Brown told CBC News.[Mastriano] Was awarded a Ph.D. on a very unstable basis. “
The paper is about a Christian soldier, and Mastriano There has been a lot of chatter on this subject for a long time.
Richard Yeomans, a PhD candidate in the history department, told the CBC, “This guy’s credential is unearned … he’s clearly been awarded a vanity degree.”
“Other scholars and a French bureaucrat accused him (Mastriano),” Panetta noted. Sloppy research methods, erroneously identified battle sites, ignored conflicting details, and excavated and damaged archaeological sites without permission. “
But of course: “Mastriano dismisses his critics with jealousy…”
Mastriano never handles criticism or even feedback well. He doesn’t have the kind of character that suits a democracy.
He has a history such as, Command other Christians not to criticize himTo say that Mastriano has monarchical tendencies is to underestimate his right to be aggrieved when the people’s votes are counted.
Why is this important?Because Mastriano’s campaign was using his Ph.D. to somehow explain the fact that he was wearing a Confederate uniform for a teacher photo shoot at the Army War College in 2014, according to a copy of the photo obtained Reuters. He has not retired from the US Army.
Josh Shapiro, now Pennsylvania’s attorney general and Mastriano’s Democratic opponent, agrees, writing:
“Doug Mastriano wore the uniform of the traitor who fought to defend slavery on the official grounds of the U.S. Army War College. The academy condemned him, saying it “does not reflect our values.”
— Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) August 26, 2022
Jenna Ellis, a former Trump lawyer and senior Mastriano campaign adviser, tried to explain Confederate uniforms by citing his Ph.D. in history. (It’s unclear what even a solid Doctor in history had to do with wearing a Confederate uniform in this case.)
Ellis himself Ordered to appear before a grand jury Investigating whether Trump and others illegally attempted to influence the outcome of Georgia’s 2020 election. She was a perfect fit for Mastriano, who had promised that if he won, he would appoint a secretary of state who would illegally (in violation of the National Voter Registration Act) force all Pennsylvania voters to re-register to vote.
In keeping with his local notoriety (I’m writing this in Pennsylvania), Mastriano tried to keep the public under wraps about his decision. Mastriano said he had chosen the man, but declined to identify them. “He also plans to use his powers to ‘decertify or certify any election-related machine or anything else.'”
Context is helpful when determining how to accept Mastriano’s extremist rhetoric. Mastriano, who used campaign funds to transport supporters to what turned into the 1/6 attack, is accused of crossing police barricades during the Jan. 6 uprising, though he said police lines were “diverted.”Indeed, they did The “transfer” is due to 1/6 of the attackers throwing the fence. video contradicts his assertion.
Mastriano, Donald Trump’s choice, He says “A ‘parallel’ was seen between the criticism of the January 6 attack and the 1933 Reichstag fire, which Hitler used to seize more power.”
Mastriano also scrubbed his facebook page More extremist videos, including one in which he called the fight against abortion “the most important issue of our lives.”
Mastriano Summoned by 1/6 Committee Because he “was part of a plan to place a ‘standby’ voter list from Pennsylvania for former President Trump, and he reportedly spoke with President Trump about post-election activities.”
Radical far-right Republicans paid white supremacist and neo-Nazi website GAB to advertise him. GAB was the meeting place for the alleged massacrers of the Tree of Lifewho acts Then-President Donald Trump’s remarks about the ‘caravan’which he blamed on the Jews for the reason he shot innocents.
Mastriano isn’t alone in denying Trump’s run for office, but he’s easily the most extreme and dangerous. He’s also a knight of Kellyanne Conway-esque “alternative facts,” but with a focus on makers. None of this matters to his supporters, Trump is ready to take orders from a guru who doesn’t believe anything the media reports.
“Although I’m a Republican, I don’t think Mr. Mastriano is at all in his coalition. He’s ill-informed, divided and unworthy to serve as governor of this Commonwealth,” said former Bucks County District Attorney David Huckle wrote in a statement supporting Shapiro.
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