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Sun Jan 7, 2024, 05:35 PM Jan 2024

John Fetterman Praised by Conservatives: 'Better Than Oz' [View all]

Senator John Fetterman, a Pennsylvania Democrat, has been praised by conservatives online on Friday who are calling him "better than" his former Republican opponent, Dr. Mehmet Oz after he criticized Harvard University for being "always a little pinko."

Fetterman, who had previously called himself a progressive, won the 2022 midterm election against doctor and television presenter Oz. Recently, Fetterman has said he's "not a progressive" and has taken stances that conservatives believe align more closely with their views.

The senator is now being praised by conservatives online for calling Harvard "pinko" amid criticism of the Ivy League's response to Hamas' October 7, 2023, attack on Israel. Following the Palestinian militant group's surprise attack, Israel launched its military operation in Gaza targeting members of Hamas. Israel has been criticized by some for causing a humanitarian crisis in Gaza as thousands of Palestinians have been killed and up to 1.8 million have been displaced.

In regards to Harvard, Fetterman told Semafor political reporter David Weigel in a Friday newsletter, "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."


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I feel had Voltaire2 Jan 2024 #1
I wouldn't start sharpening the knives yet Bucky Jan 2024 #2
Jesus, is Philadelphia flyover country now? Prairie Gates Jan 2024 #7
Braddock isn't Philly dsc Jan 2024 #12
Pittsburgh is redeemed limbicnuminousity Jan 2024 #23
Yep, as James Carville once said, "PA is Alabama between Philly and Pittsburgh." radius777 Jan 2024 #44
Flyover country? mcar Jan 2024 #10
Oh, I have bad news for you Bucky Jan 2024 #15
How crude mcar Jan 2024 #16
I spent much of my childhood near there--Avoca & Pittston. The rest of my tblue37 Jan 2024 #30
My aunt and her family were in Pittston mcar Jan 2024 #37
"Butt hurt.. " I can assure my friend, Mcar, is a Srong Cha Jan 2024 #18
Thank you Cha mcar Jan 2024 #38
Aloha, mcar.. Cha Jan 2024 #41
Thank-you. Excellent response JohnSJ Jan 2024 #25
Thanks for your clarity. elleng Jan 2024 #27
Has he obstructed any significant legislation? Fiendish Thingy Jan 2024 #8
I'm not bashing Sen Fetterman bc Cha Jan 2024 #3
He still said it Polybius Jan 2024 #4
Post removed Post removed Jan 2024 #5
So what. Don't tell me you are one of those "gaffe" obsessed people? emulatorloo Jan 2024 #11
It wasn't a gaffe Polybius Jan 2024 #31
That's why I put it in quotation marks. What is was is a nothingburger, used by newsweek to stir the pot emulatorloo Jan 2024 #32
I was looking for a better source, but unfortunately they didn't cover it Polybius Jan 2024 #34
Probably not covered by others because it is a nothing burger. emulatorloo Jan 2024 #39
Well, it garnered replies Polybius Jan 2024 #42
here (and a day older than the Newsweek article) Celerity Jan 2024 #46
There's nothing wrong with that statement. yardwork Jan 2024 #14
I Won't Stop Either ProfessorGAC Jan 2024 #29
Yeah, So WHAT? Cha Jan 2024 #20
So what, what? Polybius Jan 2024 #35
He hasn't changed his views. Elessar Zappa Jan 2024 #6
Better than Oz sets a low bar True Dough Jan 2024 #9
I love John Fetterman. yardwork Jan 2024 #13
I do too! 💕🥰 nt Raine Jan 2024 #19
I also like Big John. I voted for him while I was living and registered in PA peggysue2 Jan 2024 #40
Ahhh--bad things about Democrats. Kingofalldems Jan 2024 #17
Yep. sheshe2 Jan 2024 #22
I would have preferred MSNBC Polybius Jan 2024 #36
Lol yes, Harvard, that hotbed of communism WhiskeyGrinder Jan 2024 #21
It's in Cambridge is it not? limbicnuminousity Jan 2024 #24
One of the quotes in the article: sheshe2 Jan 2024 #26
Fetterman is a staunch Biden ally. I'm glad to have him on our side. MyNameIsJonas Jan 2024 #28
Not working. Kingofalldems Jan 2024 #33
Fetterman rules budkin Jan 2024 #43
So? betsuni Jan 2024 #45
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