In Pennsylvania, a Senate race is now underway. There are several Republican candidates running for the congressional seat, but two stand out, but for very different reasons.
Right now, it appears that Mehmet Oz will have an easy time winning (Dr. Oz). Yes, the Dr. Oz from the tv program. You may recall that he announced his candidacy for the Senate last year and revealed his conservative political views. I am quite pleased to hear that.
Dr. Oz is holding a strong lead and since he is actually pretty well-liked, he’ll likely win the primary at least, but probably the whole race.
The other person that stands out is Kathy Barnette. But as I said, she stands out for a different reason. Barnette was recently confronted on a tweet that she made in 2015 in which she said that “pedophilia is a cornerstone of Islam”.
Last week, during an interview with MSNBC, she was actually confronted about the tweet. Her reply was claiming that it was just a snippet and you can’t tell what someone meant by it with being limited to so few characters on Twitter and not knowing what the context was, etc. Then, when the interviewer shows her the tweet and asks her about it, she denies that she even did it. It was still on her Twitter! Just watch this liar…
Here’s the truth of the tweet…she meant it. And it’s not that she just said something out of context, she shared an article about the topic. The article is no longer live, but thanks to the good ol’ wayback machine, it’s still alive in the archives.
I’ll not share portions of the article itself, but feel free to go and read it here.
What’s interesting about this is that Dr. Oz is supposedly a Muslim. Now, he’s more of the what I’d call “nominal Muslim” in that he’s not educated enough about the Quran to actually understand what it teaches or anything. Essentially, it’s like how we have “nominal Christians” who don’t actually know anything about the bible, but claim to be Christians because maybe their parents were or because they went to church when they were a kid, but have no real understanding of Christian doctrine.
President Trump has formally endorsed Dr. Oz for Senate and stated that Barnette can’t win. After her recent numbers and this flub, I think he’s right.