No amount of spin can undo what voters witnessed on the debate stage last night in Pennsylvania.
I had the same feeling watching Fetterman last night that I have about Biden, all the time. I was sad. Sad that the people in his life who should be looking out for his best interests only care about gaining political power. They know he can’t do this but they don’t care, that includes his wife.
Shame on all of them.
It would be helpful to have a real conversation about the true fact that disabilities do necessarily mean that certain individuals cannot be accommodated enough to make it possible for them to do certain jobs. When reasonable accommodations make it possible, we should always make them. Sometimes, they’re not possible.
We don’t let pilots who are visually challenged fly planes. If you’re in a position, the success of which depends highly upon your ability to understand the spoken word and to then convey policies and directions in response to those spoken words, there is likely no amount of accommodation in the way of subtitles or otherwise that will allow you to be effective.
"No amount of spin can undo what voters witnessed on the debate stage last night in Pennsylvania."
I don't know man, Joe Biden is president and he literally doesn't know where he is 50% of time. He has reading notes that he cant read, constantly tells that he has been instructed not to tell XYZ stuff, he cant read of teleprompter, he shakes hand with ghosts, greets people who have been dead for months and all of this on video. And this is just small part of things he is doing.
And still average Dems voter will claim this is not happening, that Sleepy Joe has speech impediment.
I don’t find the fact that he is profoundly disabled to be alarming. What I do find alarming is that he did the EXACT same thing that Travis McMichael did. He chased a black jogger with a shotgun. The only difference is that the black guy Fetterman was chasing didn’t lunge and try to take the gun, like Ahmaud Arbery did, so there was no shooting.
It’s just example number 500,000 where our fascist state propaganda prevents us from enjoying an actual democracy with informed voters.
Instead we have systematically misinformed voters who are hustled by swarms of Democrat nightclub promoters into going to vote for the government to steal from me even more.
I mean imagine if Dr Oz had chased a black guy with a shotgun. Just imagine that fucking coverage.
Imagine the coverage if the races were reversed when those two black guys in Miami drugged and raped that white girl and left her dead. Races reversed. Imagine it.
Imagine if the Rubio campaign kid who just almost got beaten to death knocking doors had been a Democrat with white assailants. Imagine it.
Our media is not legitimate. It is fascist state propaganda. It is your obligation as a citizen to trash them 100% of the time no matter what and work through whatever legal channels are available to destroy their businesses completely and end them.
Fetterman suffered his stroke before the Democratic primary. He hid the seriousness of his condition to win. Fetterman could have pulled out a month ago and Lamb would be the Democratic nominee right now. If you're a Democrat in Pennsylvania that is what should be making you furious right now.
“The Atlantic’s John Hendrickson suggested that the problem wasn’t Fetterman but, well, us. “Part of our culture’s ongoing stigmatization of disability stems from our profound lack of understanding about the variability—and spectrum—of physical and mental challenges.””
The only thing “profound” that is happening here is that John Hendrickson is willing to support the exploitation and abuse of a disabled person as part of his quest for communism.
These people are scumbags. All of them.
I have said for decades that if the media played things straight, we would so much better off.
Because of a biased media we are now a stone's throw from WW3 with a Commander in Chief that is deep in the grasp of dementia, and a number two that clearly is not up to the job and it doesn't even come close to ending there, our military leaders seem more concerned about pronouns and sex reassignment than readiness, our government agencies have all been captured by those they are supposed to regulate, long story short we have a government brought to us by Pfizer
“From Russiagate to the lab leak theory to the riots in the summer of 2020 to the effect of school closures during the pandemic, reporters seem increasingly incapable of reporting honestly and comprehensively on the most important issues of the day.”
Amen. And this breakdown of the fourth estate will have dire longer-term consequences for our society that we cannot yet imagine.
As Captain Sullenberger might say, can we be serious now? Elections are not popularity contests. The people we elect - the people to whom we give authority to make binding decisions for us and for our families - must more than anything else be competent. Must. Be. Competent. Not pretty, not nice. Competent. Elections matter.
And something else matters: brains matter. The brain is an amazing organ. Knock out any one or two of the billions of transistors in your laptop and it stops functioning. Dead. Graveyard dead. On the other hand, you can destroy via stroke a considerable portion of the brain, and if it's not a critical area, it can recover SOME function. SOME is the key word. Recovery typically follows a logarithmic curve: rapid gains initially, followed by slower and slower improvement until function approaches its final value. The truth is that both John Fetterman and Alleged President Asterisk are about as well as they are ever going to get.
Joe Biden had two - two - brain aneurysm surgeries. There is almost always some degree of associated stroke, and Biden - not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree to begin with - has the triple whammy of low baseline IQ, two brain surgeries, and the inevitable decline of aging. Fetterman is worse: he has suffered what is clearly a devastating, debilitating stroke. Yes, we are all sympathetic, but sympathy has its limits. I for one wouldn't want to fly behind a blind airline pilot, sympathy aside. Likewise, cognition is a critical skill for those who make binding decisions for millions.
There is a Very Good Reason that Biden and Fetterman will not release their medical records. Give me twenty seconds with their CT scans of the brain - twenty seconds, and neither could be elected dog-catcher.
Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote in this election like everything and everybody you love depend upon it. They do.
It seems to me that Fetterman's campaign represents the culmination of the idea that minority or victim status is the highest qualification for office. His whole pitch in his opening speech appeared to be: vote for me because I'm disabled (what else could his wife have meant with her accusations of ablism?)
I have a severely disabled daughter. She was born with a genetic condition that means she has and will always have the mental capacity of a young toddler. Obviously we love her very much and she brings a lot of joy to our lives, but, like most parents, when I was pregnant, I had high hopes that she would grow up to be a doctor or a lawyer, or even President, and her diagnosis dashed those hopes. Now, however, I'm starting to revive them. At the rate we're going, she'll be in the White House before she reaches 18.
It’s disturbing how similar our politics has come to resemble the movie “Idiocracy”.
I live in PA.
Here, there are Fetterman signs all over the place. It is astonishing.
In Philly Wawa (big convenience store chain) just closed three stores in downtown Philly because of crime, including being overrun by 100 kids a couple of months ago.
PA cities just vote D no matter what happens.
The rest of the state is either split or heavily R including most of the stretch of the renamed Joe Biden Expressway (formerly central Scranton expressway) where signs 50 feet plus in the air are vandalized weekly.
The D power structure here is inept, a touch cruel and, when it comes to Fetterman, liars since the dawn of his “career.”
The democrats should just run mannequins.
How are voters not insulted by a candidate like Fetterman?
The media's cover-up of Fetterman brings to mind the media's cover-up of Biden, who campaigned from his basement and rarely interacted with any journalists, unless they were pre-approved and sympathetic to Mr. Biden's candidacy.
Cave candidatum, qui de publico celat!
As a child, my interpretation of the story about the Emperor's new clothes was vague and more indifferent than anything, but the impression was that people just didn't want to be in the spotlight because they would be embarrassed. It amazes me now how direct and penetrating simple stories like that can be. I now see that fear was the background inhibitor, and that not of the monarch per se, but the societal machinery that brought that power to bear. This modern day situation is a near perfect exemplar of that metanarrative. The hapless reporter was publicly gutted by all the "powers around the throne" and all the various themes just resonated the same refrain, do not see what you see... or else.
Sure the Emperor had no clothes.. but as long as the Emperor is a democrat (even a cognitively impaired one) the mainstream media WILL NOT CARE. They are, and have been, the PR wing of the Dem Party…