For far-left Democrats, the frustration is palpable because it just wasn’t supposed to be this way.
Pennsylvania’s junior senator was thought to be entirely leftist, but in recent weeks, he’s shown that he’s willing to separate himself from the wokesters on some issues.
Now, John Fetterman is finally making a little sense, and that’s giving Cenk Uygur and others a conniption fit.
Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) certainly has a style of clothes all his own.
When he was elected to the U.S. Senate after suffering a list of health problems, including a stroke.
After questions were raised about his ability to do the job, given comments made by NBC’s Dasha Burns, left-wing activists defended the man they thought would be their champion with the fury of a wounded animal protecting its young.
Any suggestion that Fetterman couldn’t understand what was going on (despite evidence that this was so) was shouted down as an “ableist” attack.
But lately, John Fetterman did what leftist ideologues can’t abide – he refused to follow the party line 100%.
On pressing political issues of our time, Fetterman has dared to admit that illegal immigration is a problem, the border situation is a crisis, and Israel has a right to defend itself in the wake of the attack by Hamas terrorists on October 7th.
In an interview with Dave Weigel, Fetterman said of Israel, “In that region, it’s our strongest ally, and we have a very special kind of relationship. I don’t understand how anybody could vote against the Iron Dome or want to harm Israeli businesses or the nation or anything. I’ll never understand that. Calling them “colonizers” — like, where does this come from? It must be TikTok or some kind of obscure classroom talk. As an alum of Harvard — look, I graduated 25 years ago, and of course, it was always a little pinko. But now, I don’t recognize it.”
On that point, one B-list leftist commentator is fit to be tied.
The 53-year-old (not so) Young Turks host Cenk Uygur reacted to the Weigel interview.
Uygur: Fetterman’s only with the far left 90% of the time, so he’s got to be a closet Republican
On X, Uygur wrote, “Now @JohnFetterman is telling everyone how he’s not a progressive, he rejects us and is now calling Harvard’ pinko. What the f***? This is why people lose hope, because of frauds like Fetterman. You work hard to get a progressive elected, and they turn into Republicans instantly.”
Now @JohnFetterman is telling everyone how he's not a progressive, he rejects us and is now calling Harvard "pinko." What the fuck? This is why people lose hope, because of frauds like Fetterman. You work hard to get a progressive elected and they turn into Republicans instantly.
— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) January 6, 2024
That’s right…the abortion supporting, transgender advocate who is all in on criminal justice reform to the benefit of criminals is somehow now a closet Republican in the eyes of Cenk Uygur.
Uygur surely has plenty to be upset about these days, given his recent history, and the issue of Israel features prominently here as well.
It’s been a bad few weeks for Cenk
Last month, British journalist Douglas Murray completely destroyed the hapless leftist podcaster live on television during an exchange on Talk TV over his support for Hamas.
The result was a slow-motion train wreck that has to be seen to be believed.
Hello 911, I’d like to report a murder. pic.twitter.com/rBK0rSfAZo
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) December 22, 2023
In the end, Fetterman is and will continue to be a man of the Left and ought to be called out for his problematic stances on a myriad of issues, but having the likes of Uygur proclaim he’s a traitor to Leftism can only help his future political prospects.
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