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I find it shocking that the editors of the Philadelphia Inquirer, a paper of record located in the literal birthplace of the U.S. Constitution and other historical events, would turn their back on the State’s citizens to promote a toxic progressive communist democrat candidate who is physically and mentally unfit to be a representative of Philadelphians in the Senate of the United States.

Even more shocking is that the editors are turning their back on a self-made man, Mehmet Öz, a well-respected cardiothoracic surgeon with remarkable decision-making abilities in situations with life-or-death consequences for a ne’er-do-well who received an allowance from his parents until he was in his 40s.

Perhaps, the Inquirer Editorial Board is looking to emulate the experience of President Biden, a corrupt and cognitively impaired individual managed by a backroom cabal of Obama’s acolytes who have usurped the power of the presidency for their nefarious agenda.


The_Philadelphia_Inquirer_logo_full_blackJohn Fetterman is the best choice to represent Pennsylvania’s priorities in the U.S. Senate | Endorsement

The Republican nominee, Mehmet Oz, is wholly unprepared to be the commonwealth’s U.S. senator.

By many measures, the first two years of the Biden administration have been fruitful for Pennsylvania.

[OCS: By any measure, this is a bald-faced lie. Considering inflation, the disastrous energy policy, the destruction of the U.S. Constitution, and the implementation of a surveillance state, I would suggest that the citizens of Philadelphia have been sucker-punched.]

The president’s plan to slash prescription-drug costs for older Americans directly benefits 73,000 Pennsylvanians, fifth most of any state in the nation. The commonwealth stands to receive more than $2.5 billion to repair highways and bridges this year under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. And the Inflation Reduction Act includes provisions to mitigate the harms of climate change through more than a quarter billion dollars in new clean-energy investments statewide through the end of the decade.

[OCS: Only select drugs are covered, others will see their prices increase dramatically. Research into less common diseases will become economically unfeasible. The infrastructure law was mostly pork and devoted to union make-work projects. And, the Inflation Reduction Act is little more than a dishonestly-named version of Build Back Better, which promoted the global warming hoax with billions of additional dollars.]

There is still much more work to be done in Washington on issues that Pennsylvanians care about, including protecting abortion rights and restoring the enhanced child tax credit, which reduced hunger and poverty in our state and across the nation. These initiatives and others could potentially stall in Congress’ divided upper house. That is just one reason why it is crucial for Pennsylvania voters to elect John Fetterman to the U.S. Senate in November.

[OCS: Abortion is a state issue, not a federal one. The child tax credit merely gives you back a portion of what has already been taken from you -- better to lower taxes. And inflationary food prices help nobody. Fetterman is unable to understand simple speech without a written transcript, cannot possibly understand 1000-page bills, or credibly speak to the Senate on behalf of Philadelphians.]

In the Democratic primary in May, this board chose to endorse Conor Lamb for the seat being vacated by Pat Toomey. Lamb’s positions on such issues as abortion rights, the filibuster, the child tax credit, and other matters of public policy largely aligned with our own. At the time, Fetterman also struggled to demonstrate sufficient reflection about a 2013 episode in which he drew a shotgun on an unarmed Black man who Fetterman, then mayor of Braddock, Pa., wrongly suspected had been involved in a shooting.

[OCS: If the paper were intellectually honest and representative of current Democrat thinking, pulling a shotgun on an unarmed black citizen would be a disqualifying event.]

In a recent interview ahead of the Nov. 8 election, Fetterman was more contemplative about the incident. While he still defends his split-second reaction — which he said was driven by a feeling of responsibility as mayor to keep residents safe after hearing gun shots, he also said that he has a better understanding of the impact of racial profiling. As lieutenant governor, he has made equity in criminal justice a priority.

Fetterman also shows signs of recovery from the stroke he suffered May 13 — four days before the Pennsylvania primary. Fetterman’s continued recovery should not be inherently disqualifying. A few sitting U.S. senators, including Ray Lujan and Chris Van Hollen, have successfully served after suffering strokes. Arlen Specter, the former Philadelphia district attorney and Pennsylvania’s longest-serving U.S. senator, continued to hold office for 18 years after brain surgery in 1993.

There is no reason Fetterman cannot serve effectively after his stroke.

There is no reason Fetterman cannot serve effectively after his stroke. Fetterman said that one of the most significant challenges of his recovery involves auditory processing — a condition in which his comprehension of certain words and phrases is occasionally delayed. During interviews, Fetterman does often take a few seconds to ensure that he has understood a questioner correctly — and he may take a couple of moments more to collect his thoughts and find the right words — but that should not significantly impair him from performing in his role as a senator. Fetterman knows what his values are and is capable of communicating them.


Oz’s resumé is also notably devoid of any significant record of public service.

[OCS: Fetterman’s public service has been a joke. From what we have seen of politicians,  public service does not seem to be a plus!]

During his senatorial campaign, Fetterman has talked expansively about embracing a role as “the 51st vote” Democrats need to pass key legislation, but his contributions would extend far beyond being a reliable plus-one for his party. As a result of his time as lieutenant governor and mayor of Braddock, Fetterman would bring to Washington a ground-level appreciation for the challenges facing Pennsylvanians, and he understands the importance of advocating for the state through federal legislation.


An experienced public servant, Fetterman has an abundance of the kind of values and priorities that are needed to move the nation forward — and to earn this board’s support. The Inquirer endorses John Fetterman for U.S. Senate.

<Full article in context can be accessed at its Source>

This is a non-starter if you can’t follow the debate...

Video: NBC News Admits Democrat John Fetterman Can’t Understand Speech, Needs Transcripts

Shocking video clips from an interview between NBC News’ Dasha Burns and John Fetterman show the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate needing assistance from a transcription program to understand the questions being asked of him face-to-face by the reporter.

The videos call into question Fetterman’s mental capabilities following a stroke he suffered back in May.

NBC anchor Lester Holt introduced the segment in which he points out that Burns’ interview with Fetterman “was not a typical candidate interview.”

“No Lester, because of his stroke Fetterman’s campaign required closed captioning technology for this interview to essentially read our questions as we asked them,” she responded.

“And Lester, in small talk before the interview without captioning, it wasn’t clear he was understanding our conversation.”

And yet, somehow this Senate race is close. <Source>

Bottom line…

This Philadelphia Inquirer endorsement of a mentally-impaired John Fetterman over his capable and accomplished opponent Mehmet Oz proves that progressive communist democrat party politics supersedes journalistic integrity, common sense, and patriotic love of one’s nation.

If Philadelphians elect John Fetterman simply to put a progressive communist democrat body in a Senate seat, we are all screwed.

-- Steve

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“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

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