One thing you can count on the average Democrat not knowing is the history of their own political party.
Republican Pennsylvania state senator and gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano, whom Wikipedia refers to as “far right,” dove into a little hot water when it was found he donned a Confederate military uniform in a 2013-2014 faculty photo for the U.S. Army War College, the school where he attained a Master of Science in Strategic Studies.
Mastriano dismissed any criticism of the decision to wear the uniform. After all, the Civil War did indeed happen.
“There I am just dressed up like a regular soldier,’ he said on One America News’ “Real America with Dan Ball,” and as the image was shown, Mastriano reminded viewers what most on the left-wing simply choose to forget.
(Video: Daily Mail)
“All the leaders of the Confederacy were Democrats, all the slave-holders … were Democrats. The founders of the KKK were the Democrats, those who perpetuated Jim Crow laws and segregation were Democrats.”
“The Republican Party was formed to get rid of slavery,” he added.
The uniform had been on display at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where the retired colonel worked until 2017. Faculty were told they could wear anything to represent a historical figure for the photo, but the picture has since been removed from the walls after Reuters broke the news of the scandalous deed, prompting the institution to capitulate to leftist crybabies who deny history.
“The faculty photo did not get the team’s attention; the photo has since been removed because it does not meet AWC values,” the college said in a statement.
Mastriano’s Democratic opponent, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, called out the Republican for wearing the “uniform of traitors who fought to defend slavery,” perhaps not realizing that may have been the whole point Mastriano was trying to illustrate.
— Josh Shapiro (@JoshShapiroPA) August 26, 2022
‘”It’s deeply offensive and proves who he is, once again,” Shapiro tweeted. “He’s unfit to be Governor.”
How so, Josh?
Lee Snover, the chair of the Republican Party in Northampton County, told Reuters, “It happened years ago. There was something called the Civil War and that included Confederate soldiers, so not sure what the big deal is.”
He also disagreed with the college’s decision to remove the faculty photo.
“I wouldn’t have. I don’t like liberals tearing down our history,” Snover said.
In addition to his M.S. from the Army War College, Mastriano possesses a master’s degree in airpower theory from the Air University; a master’s degree in military operational art and science from the Air University’s School of Advanced Air and Space Studies; and a Ph.D. in history from the University of New Brunswick.
Jenna Ellis, former Trump lawyer and senior advisor to Mastriano’s gubernatorial campaign, criticized the media meltdown over the photo and Reuters in particular.
“And? He has a Ph.D in HISTORY,” Ellis wrote on Twitter. “The left wants to erase history. @dougmastriano wants us to learn from it. I invite @Reuters to go on a Gettysburg tour with Doug. You’ll learn a lot!”
Media MELT DOWN that Mastriano apparently once posed as a civil war historical figure for a photo. And? He has a Ph.D in HISTORY. The left wants to erase history. @dougmastriano wants us to learn from it. I invite @Reuters to go on a Gettysburg tour with Doug. You’ll learn a lot!
— Jenna Ellis 🍊🦅 (@JennaEllisEsq) August 26, 2022
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