Mehmet Oz is a Phony Conservative

Mehmet Oz is a Phony Conservative

Mehmet Oz is a Phony Conservative

TV Dr. Mehmet Oz is yet another TV star who is running for higher office, this time for a Senate seat in Pennsylvania. He’s also claiming to be a conservative. Don’t be fooled, however. He’s anything but conservative.


Mehmet Oz Has a Leftist Pedigree

Mehmet Oz may be a celebrity doctor, and one of Oprah Winfrey’s darlings, yet his medical advice to his TV followers has been, let’s say, suspect. But as a celebrity doctor, Oz has left a video trail. And what he has left behind should shock any true conservative.

For example, in 2010, on an episode of The Dr. Oz Show, he promoted transgendered children and even toddlers. Now remember, this was in 2010, long before FL Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law which forbade teachers from plugging transgender propaganda to small children. In other words, transgenderism wasn’t even a Thing.

Here’s what Oz told his TV audience:

“Eight-year-old Josie was born Joseph. Physically she’s a boy. But from the time she could talk, Josie knew she was a girl. Her sex on the outside, didn’t match how she felt on the inside, and that’s how every transgender child feels. Children like Josie may start showing signs of transgender as early as two or three. This extraordinary condition is not as rare as you might think. It’s estimated that three million Americans believe they were born the wrong sex.” 

You can watch the entire segment here.


Oz Promoted Wuhan-Style Lockdowns

But promotion of kids’ transgender surgery isn’t the only egregious idea Dr. Oz has expressed. When Covid reared its ugly head in 2020, the CCP in China enforced severe lockdowns of the population in Wuhan, very much like what’s happening now in Shanghai. And guess who thought these draconian measures were a great idea? Mehmet Oz.

And forget his support for the Second Amendment, too. Mehmet Oz likes red flag laws.

On top of all that, Dr. Oz has a pro-abortion track record. Here are some of his comments from an interview in 2019 — three short years ago.

First, from the Alabama law heartbeat law:

“I’m really worried about it.”

He also dismissed the unborn baby’s heartbeat as “just a cell” with “little electrical changes:”

“If you can define life by a beating heart, then make it a beating heart, not little electrical changes in this, in a cell that’s not, that no one would hear, would think about as a heart.”

And the unborn baby is just an “acorn:”

“The average person isn’t visiting a little acorn heart beating in there at six weeks.”

“I think people create some of these battles on purpose.”


Yet Trump Endorsed Mehmet Oz

Despite this track record, Oz received Donald Trump’s endorsement last Saturday at a rally. Trump praised Oz for his “conservative” stances on abortion, crime, the Second Amendment, border security, the military, education, energy independence, and “election fraud.”

Election fraud. Of course.

That endorsement was a yuuuge swing and a miss, however.

Mehmet Oz/swing and miss

For instance, Dave Ball, head of the Washington County Republican Party in Pennsylvania, said:

“I’d like to know who it is who lives in Pennsylvania, that knows the voters well, told Trump to pick Oz.”

Meanwhile, conservative media personalities like Erick Erickson and Breitbart’s Joel Pollak also expressed dismay. Erickson said “it’s like Donald Trump’s staff is sabotaging Trump by convincing him to make the worst possible endorsements.” Pollak tweeted that Trump’s endorsement “could divide MAGA in the only way that matters: he could lose America First conservatives over it.”

While Philadelphia radio personality Chris Stigall explained away Trump’s decision this way …

“If I’m Trump and I’m thinking about running myself in a couple of years – I need Pennsylvania. And who better to help in Pennsylvania than a famous syndicated TV host who just won a Senate seat himself?”

Townhall pundit Kurt Schlichter answered:

“Literally anyone else.”

Finally, the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh offered his opinion. And you know that Walsh takes no prisoners, either. He didn’t hold back on his contempt for Mehmet Oz or his anger at Trump.

Trump is full of frijoles if he thinks that Mehmet Oz is any sort of conservative. So why did he endorse him? No one knows other than Trump’s inner circle, of course, but it appears that Melania Trump and Sean Hannity — friends of Oz — had a lot to do with it. It’s certainly not because of any commitment to conservative principles, because Mehmet Oz lacks them.


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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!


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