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“But when you govern on social media, there’s no time for nuance.”

Yeah, he stuck his nose in, but not to create a united front. Disappointing.

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I'm a big fan of Jasmine Crockett. She is fun to watch. Her mind is working all the time, & she's expert at both sarcasm & shaming. I like AOC a lot, too. She does speak against bullies.

I always thought that Fetterman was overrated by progressives. He had an interesting story that he promoted, but he never seemed that progressive to me. I preferred another candidate. I can't remember his name now (although as I recall, it's a cool name), but he was a fairly prominent Black progressive, & I was disappointed he didn't get more support from progressives.

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May 26Liked by Stephen Robinson

What a disappointment Fetterman is. It’s the unearned smugness that pisses me off the most.

His attitude shows the world that he’s a white man, and therefore thinks he has a right to pontificate on any subject he deems himself worthy. And when called out for his misogyny, racism and classlessness, rather than self-reflect, he doubles down on his ignorance.

As a 51 year old woman, I am just so sick and tired of men behaving like this.

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May 23Liked by Stephen Robinson

I can’t see how anyone can take a man who presents himself to the world the way Fetterman does seriously. The man is a slob. Clearly he has no self respect so why should it surprise anyone that he has no respect for anyone else?

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"[T]he meth-addled hamster powering Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s brain" took me clear out to next week!!! 🤣🤣 Brilliant writing. Rep. Crockett is a national treasure and I hope we continue to hear her distinct and desperately needed voice in both clapbacks AND committee. As for Fetterman, agree that he's been a letdown.

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May 22Liked by Stephen Robinson

Love how poised and in control Rep Crockett was when questioning that smug asshole from Project 2025. The best part was when, in response to his over-the-top, patriarchal, racist, dismissive, mugging during his testimony, she paused to say, "You've done a great job! Just wanted to let you know." Giving him the sort of feedback, and using the exact tone of voice one would use to try to calm down an insufferable brat was perfect. Polite, yet completely undermining.

As for Fetterman, he seems to be on some sort of self destructive meltdown project. Lately he has been targeting supporters of Palestinian civilians, women, WOC, students, and liberals for abuse and bullying. I get the feeling he won't even finish his term, and may step down for "health" reasons.

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May 22Liked by Stephen Robinson

Yup. It’s that thing where a man who has nothing in common with other men decides nonetheless to buy their approval by making it clear that the joke is in fact… women.

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May 22Liked by Stephen Robinson

Fetterman’s constant and delightful trolling of Oz was courtesy of his then social media director, Annie Wu. Yes, it takes a woman! She is now the voice of the @aapivictoryfund

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May 22Liked by Stephen Robinson

Too bad that he didn’t realize that he really had nothing to add to that particular conversation and that he could have easily kept his (goddamned) opinion to himself.

If AOC told me to fuck off I’d definitely pay attention.

(If Rep. Crockett told me to fuck off I might move to a new state and change my name.)

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May 22Liked by Stephen Robinson

Very disappointing to read this about Fetterman. Loved the way he trolled Oz, who deserved every bit of it. Jasmine Crockett is a gem and he should have had her back. There is no I in team and Dems can disagree on policy later, but now they need a united front, especially with the divisions in the GOP.

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May 22Liked by Stephen Robinson

She's one of my sheroes. Along with Fani Willis.

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May 21Liked by Stephen Robinson

*still doodling Mrs. Jasmine Crockett 4eva complete with heart dotting the i on all my notebooks*

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Thanks, SER!

Glad to know that some of us have that Jr senator from Pernnsylvania's number.

It hurts and cofuses us that such a strong voice as his has to be so wrong so much of the time.

His merely keeping Mehmet Oz out of the Chamber that November just isn't enough virtue or public service for someone with his stature- he needs to learn compassion .

He needs to become acquainted with team support- especially during an election year.

His temperment, his presumptions. his ego and his version of Peace and justice in the Levant have no place on the (D) family portrait.

He's a true juvenile bullyboy and charmless distraction.

We hope he gets bored soon then leaves the job for some undeserved, posh upgrade (outside of DC).

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May 21Liked by Stephen Robinson

That smug ass in the second video sitting with his arms crossed like a 12 year old being scolded for being an ass.

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May 21Liked by Stephen Robinson

So tired of these turncoats. We need to do better at vetting.

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May 21Liked by Stephen Robinson

I think about that alot, especially after Sinema. But I'm wondering what the "signs" would have been:

1) Lack of political experience? Sinema was a representative for a few terms, and was a fairly normal Democrat in the House. Fetterman was a mayor, then Lt Governor, and in terms of his job duties, was fairly normal.

2) Off-beat, quirky behavior? I don't know if the strange outfits would really bother us so much if they were saying things we like.

3) Scandals? Fetterman did have the shotgun incident, which suggests he's a jumpy creep who makes snap assumptions, but voters knew about that before the primary, and by and large gave him a pass for it (his critics certainly brought it up a lot, but most liberals figured he apologized and that was that). Sinema I guess had her antiwar activism, but it's not that odd for someone to go from far left to the middle when they run for office.

We missed something in their personalities that makes them dickheads.

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Maybe there is something about their quirky clothes that suggests they are independent thinkers. That is normally a selling point to Liberals, but maybe they *knew* that!

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People came forward later (alas) about how Sinema wasn’t a team player and somewhat of an egomaniac. There have been similar stories about Fetterman.

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May 21Liked by Stephen Robinson

serious gatekeeping, and not like the reactionaries [used to] do it either!

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May 21Liked by Stephen Robinson

Fetterman needs to get his shit together and make a commitment to the side, and principles, that he supposedly stands for.

Be a Better Man, Fetterman!

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