I have recently come to accept the tin foil hat badge I have worn over the last several years. The media, the “fact checkers”, the lies, the false narratives. It saddens me that my rose-colored glasses have been put in the nightstand, lost for who knows how long. Until about three days ago, I had never heard of Kathy Barnette. Like most of you wonderful readers (thank you) I am a political junkie. I try to keep up with most of the high-profile races within the national landscape. While looking up West Virginia’s and Nebraska’s primary outcomes, I happened upon the unknown name of Kathy Barnette running for the Senate seat in Pennsylvania.
I heard her moving closing statement after the debate last week against the Trump-endorsed Dr. Oz and the Pompeo-backed David McCormick. It was powerful and VERY moving from my female perceptive. That performance moved her from the long-shot contender to coming up from the outside. A real three horse race. As our own Deanna Fisher wrote four days ago, it raised her profile and thus scrutiny of Barnette. Her story sounds great. But is it too fantastic? Too improbable? The powers-that-be within the GOP seem to think so. As of today, the knives are out for Kathy Barnette.