September 8, 2022

The Unfitness of John Fetterman

His physical health calls into question his fitness for the job, but his radical leftist policies are the real problem.

A lot of ink has been spilt over the Pennsylvania Senate race between Democrat candidate and Lt. Governor John Fetterman and Republican candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz. Republicans in particular have focused on Fetterman’s physical health, contending that the hoody-wearing candidate’s recent stroke has rendered him unfit for the office. Indeed, Fetterman’s recent public appearances combined with his initial refusal to debate Oz only lent fuel to the claim.

The Pittsburg Post-Gazette called into question Fetterman’s fitness, arguing, “Voters have a right to know whether their prospective senator can do the job — including handling the give-and-take of a vigorous debate." Perhaps friendly fire from the press is why he finally relented and agreed to a debate at some point.

While we concur with concerns over Fetterman’s poor health, the deeper and more troubling issue is his extreme political positions. As much as Fetterman may project himself to be a working-class everyman, he is decidedly not. This is a man who literally lived off his parents for the first 40-plus years of his life. He fits the profile of the classic loser.

It is not surprising then that his policy positions are manifestly anti-working man. Fetterman is a radical leftist in the vein of Bernie Sanders or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Far from representing Pennsylvanians, Fetterman represents little other than a rubber stamp to the most radical agenda of the Democrat Party.

Medicare for All? Fetterman would green light "any legislation” to enact a radical takeover of one-fifth of the economy by the government because he calls universal healthcare a human right. Meanwhile, an actual medical doctor, Oz, certainly knows a thing or two about the state of healthcare in the U.S. Is it any wonder Fetterman would rather avoid having to defend his position on healthcare in a debate with Oz?

Is Fetterman a supporter of parents having the final say in their children’s education? Nope. Over the past weekend, Fetterman told teachers unions that they’d be “the first people that I call and want to sit down and meet with and find out what you need.” He explained: “Because, ultimately, you’re the professionals. I’m not going to tell you how to do your job, you’re going to tell me how I can do my job better to support all of you.” What about all those parents he’s supposed to be representing should he get elected? There are a whole lot more parents in the Keystone State than teachers unions, but supporting the leftist indoctrination of youth is more important than holding the powerful teachers unions accountable.

These are merely a couple of examples exposing Fetterman’s radical political positions, and that, even more than his questionable physical fitness, may explain his reticence to debate Oz. He simply doesn’t want to have to defend both his radical leftist polices or be called out for his past highly questionable behavior, such as that time he chased down an innocent black jogger and held him at gunpoint because he was wrongly convinced the man had committed a crime.

It’s time voters sent Fetterman to live in his parents’ basement.

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