Politicians have long held a very peculiar spot in American pop culture, with a vast portion of the population understanding that these folks will say or do anything to get your vote.
They are not unlike prostitutes in this way, and the nearer we get to an election, the wilder the behavior becomes.
That has never been truer than in Pennsylvania this week, as Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman jumped the proverbial shark at an abortion rights event.
Pennsylvania Democrat Senate candidate John Fetterman declared himself “FetterWoman” at a pro-abortion rally on Sunday where he promised to codify Roe v. Wade.
Standing before a pink and black “Women for Fetterman” sign at a rally in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, Fetterman unveiled a pink shirt emblazoned with the label “FetterWoman” across the chest.
The shirts immediately went on sale on Fetterman’s campaign website.
“My name is John FetterWoman!” he said as the crowd cheered.
Video of the cringe-inducing moment was soon circulating on social media.
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— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) September 12, 2022
The pandering didn’t end there, either:
During the rally, Fetterman reiterated his support for abortion, which includes his support for the deadly practice up until the moment of birth, and pledged that he would vote to codify Roe v. Wade in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision.
“Women are the reason we can win. Let me say that again: Women are the reason we win.” Fetterman told the crowd.
“Don’t piss women off,” he added.
Fetterman has just returned to the campaign trail after suffering a stroke weeks ago.