GOP Politician Wins ‘Idiot Of The Day’ Award Wanting To Ban…

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Another day, another ridiculous, unfounded, uncorroborated statement made by a Republican politician. Today’s idiot is Doug Mastriano, who is running for Governor of Pennslyvania. Dude promises to save the children from – wait for it – having to pole dance in elementary school. (There’s a sentence I never thought I would type!)


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Using the GOP rallying cry of the “sexualization of children” the MAGA crowd cheered and applauded as Mastriano said, 

“On day one, the sexualization of our kids, pole dancing, and all this other crap that’s going on will be forbidden in our schools. On day one all the graphic – pornographic books that are in elementary schools will be pulled out. On day one and done, critical race theory is out the window.”

Porn. Pole Dancing. Mastriano did not name any specific elementary schools where the supposed pole dancing was happening. Shocking. Another straight, white, racist, sexist, homophobic Republican spewing lies. Same shit different day. You have to wonder who the people cheering in the audience are. Did they have to drink kool-aid to enter the auditorium?


As previously reported by LGBTQ Nation, “his mention of pornography in schools, for example, isn’t new. Local activists and nationally recognizable pundits on the right have been claiming that books that mention LGBTQ people are pornographic even though they are not.”


Another issue that drives Republicans absolutely bonkers: pronouns. The ‘Idiot of the Day’ Governatorial candidate had to add his two cents on that subject proclaiming,


“On day one, woke is broke. On day one, pronoun games in elementary school are prohibited and banned forever.” 

As a former teacher, I personally want to thank Mastriano. When I taught school the music coming from the 4th-grade pole dancing classroom was so loud my students couldn’t concentrate on their essays. Has this asshat ever been in a school? Check out the bizarre speech below. 




**This post is solely the opinion of this contributing writer and may not reflect the opinion of other writers, staff or owners of Instinct Magazine.

Sources: LGBTQ Nation

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