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By John Ruberry

The warning signs have been there for many weeks. Shortly before winning the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, John Fetterman had a stroke. How severe was the stroke? We don’t know, because Fetterman, who appears to be morbidly obese, hasn’t released his medical records. 

But he’s a solid leftist Democrat, and that’s all that his party leadership and the people working on his campaign need to know. But can Fetterman perform the job as senator?

His brief public appearances have been filled with gaffes and non-sensical statements, such as this one, made during an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, in response to this question, “I just wanted to check in and see how you’re doing?” Fetterman’s response was, “I’m doing fantastic, it’s not about kicking balls in the authority or anything.” Earlier this month Fox News reported that since his stroke, Fetterman had participated just four interviews with a national media outlet-all with MSNBC. Possibly in reaction to that story, Fetterman reached out to NBC. Dasha Burns interviewed him–and the candidate was aided by a teleprompter. As part of her report, Burns said that Fetterman had issues engaging in “small talk” prior to their interview. There was no teleprompter until the cameras were switched on. 

The left-wing Twitter blue-check media army attacked Burns; Fetterman’s wife said that she should face “consequences” for doing her job, which in this case was providing information to Pennsylvania voters so they can make an intelligent choice on who to vote for in the Senate race.

Fetterman’s campaign says as a result of the candidate’s stroke–oh, once again, where are those medical records?–he suffers from auditory processing challenges. And if Fetterman doesn’t improve, how will he be able to understand what is going on in a Senate committee hearing?

Last week’s sole debate between Fetterman and his Republican opponent, Dr. Mehmet Oz, was a debacle for the Democrat. 

“If this had been a boxing match,” Laura Ingraham said of the debate on her Fox News show, “the referee would have called this in the first sixty seconds.” Fetterman’s opening remark was, “Hi, good night, everyone.” Like his other post-stroke campaign appearances, the debate with Oz was another gaffe-fest for the Democrat. Fetterman was particularly ghastly when trying to explain his position on fracking. His campaign blamed the closed captioning on the candidate’s teleprompter. The network that broadcast debate strongly dismissed that complaint.

But to leftists, none of this stuff matters. That’s because Fetterman is “right” on all of the issues, well, maybe not fracking anymore. Maybe. He’ll vote “correctly,” the leftists believe, presumably with the help of his teleprompter, on the Senate floor. After all, under the protection of pandemic restrictions–they were overblown in my opinion, but I want to stay on topic–a frail and obviously mentally feeble Joe Biden was able to win the presidency while hiding in the basement of his Delaware home. 

If the basement bunker tactic worked for Biden, leftists probably believe, it can work for Fetterman too. 

But we are in the middle of a disastrous presidency, which includes a humiliating military defeat, high inflation, and a likely recession.

Back to Pennsylvania and Fetterman: If it were Dr. Oz who had suffered a stroke, state party leaders, and possibly his campaign staff, would call for, perhaps quietly, Oz to step aside in time for a replacement candidate to appear on the general election ballot. While conservatives of course have core principles, our side consists of many more pragmatists. That’s how we roll. For instance, how many conservatives do you find in academia? Or in the arts? The Democrats are the party of noble intentions. The GOP is the party of good results.

And Dems continue to hammer away on unworkable and unpopular polices, such as attacking fossil fuels, confronting inflation with even more government spending, and conducting catch-and-release so-called prosecution of criminals. Philadelphia’s Larry Krasner is one of the worst proponents of such prosecutorial malpractice.

Which means the hardcore support by the left for John Fetterman makes sense. A twisted sense, that is.

When you vote in this year’s general election–vote for pragmatism. Vote Republican.

As for you Pennsylvania voters–you need to say “good night” to Fetterman.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.

Jezebel and the Democrats

Posted: October 18, 2022 by chrisharper in elections
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By Christopher Harper

If you know your Bible history, you’ll recall that Jezebel was one of the most ruthless women in the ancient world.

The website, named after the all-around bad girl, was launched in 2007 with the tagline: “Celebrity. Sex. Fashion. Without airbrushing.” Emma Goldberg of The New York Times described the site as “feminist cultural criticism, with an edge.”

Now Jezebel has become the lynchpin of an attack ad against Mehmet Oz that he tortured animals.

I discovered this tidbit in an advertisement in the middle of a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies. Not exactly the red meat time for “feminist cultural criticism.”

The ads are part of a $33 million campaign sponsored by the Democrats Senate Majority PAC, the top outside group looking to keep the legislative chamber in Democratic control.

The ads stem from Oz’s time as a researcher in the Columbia University Institute of Comparative Medicine labs. Oz’s research involved dogs, pigs, calves, rabbits, and rodents between 1989 and 2010.

The ads use videos labeled as generic footage of animal testing – including dogs in cages and other lab settings – not videos specifically taken from inside Oz’s lab at Columbia. Moreover, the Super PAC apparently couldn’t find any photos of Oz in the lab.

I’m not a big proponent of using animals in medical research, but is this issue a critical one before the electorate of Pennsylvania and the nation? I would wager that many medical researchers use animals to test drugs and other treatments.

Jezebel has offered a variety of attacks against Oz, including his couples counseling and appearances at celebrity bashes during his TV days.

All this mishegoss wouldn’t be noteworthy except that the Democrats are playing it back in prime time, and other “media outlets” like CNN are running it as truth.

Maybe it’s time to send this Jezebel to the dogs, too.