The Pennsylvania Republican primary was a messy affair – and that’s putting it nicely. The three-way brawl between Dave McCormick, Kathy Barnette and Dr. Mehmet Oz was one of the most divisive and ugly primary fights in the last decade. Primary fights are supposed to end the moment we have a nominee, the moment it goes from us against us to us against them.
To the delight of Pennsylvania Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman, the usual rally-round-the nominee that we see at the end of a primary – even a divisive one – has been slow to occur in Pennsylvania.
Some high-profile conservatives, angry over what they believe was a wrong decision made by the Pennsylvania Republican primary voters, have continued to train their fire on Dr. Oz – the Republican nominee for Senate – rather than on Democrat John Fetterman.
Let’s be absolutely clear, if elected John Fetterman would be the most radical Senator in United States history and the only thing standing between Fetterman and a 6-year term in the Senate is Dr. Mehmet Oz.
This is not a choice between Oz and your run of the mill mainstream Democrat, hell this isn’t even a choice between Oz and a committed progressive. This is a choice between Oz and a radical left-winger - think Bernie Sanders in a hoodie.
John Fetterman has advocated for releasing one-third of convicted felons back into Pennsylvania communities, while at the same time echoing radical calls to defund the police. Fetterman’s policies on crime and criminal justice are based in an ideology that puts the rights of violent criminals above those of law-abiding citizens.
And it’s not just on crime where Fetterman is far outside of the mainstream. Fetterman is an enthusiastic supporter of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s hairbrained “Green New Deal” and supports a Bernie Sanders style government takeover of our healthcare system.
At every turn, John Fetterman has consistently advocated for the most radical and most left-wing policy approach to every single challenge facing our country and the state of Pennsylvania.
Unlike Fetterman, his Republican opponent – Dr. Mehmet Oz – is a strong supporter of law enforcement and is committed to supporting the 2nd Amendment rights of all Americans.
Dr. Oz will oppose the Green New Deal, will oppose a big government takeover of our healthcare and understands that our policies should put the interests of working-class Pennsylvanians above left-wing special interests.
Like Biden, Fetterman has spent the entire general election hiding in his basement, while Dr. Oz has crisscrossed the state speaking to voters and listening to them and their concerns.
Fetterman has spoken publicly once since his stroke, it’s unclear at this point whether or not Fetterman even has the mental capacity or physical stamina required to do the job of United States Senator.
It is unclear whether Fetterman will participate in any live debates with Dr. Oz or face any serious questioning. The only thing more frightening than Bernie Sanders in a hoodie is the prospect of six years of Weekend at Bernies representing Pennsylvania in the Senate. We have seen just how disastrous it is for America when elected officials aren’t physically or mentally up to the job – we certainly don’t need to replicate the Biden experience in the U.S. Senate.
Despite what some would have you believe, this election isn’t about a segment Dr. Oz did on his show 15 years ago or about where a candidate shops for their groceries– it is about the future of our country. The stakes are simply too high to send a radical left winger to Washington to serve for six years in the United States Senate.
Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer want nothing more than to continue the circular firing squad on the right – they know that a divided GOP is the only way their radical candidate wins in Pennsylvania.
The time for grievances is over. The primary is done. It is time to rally around the only man who can stop John Fetterman – Dr. Mehmet Oz.