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Sen. John Fetterman Checks Into Walter Reed for Severe Depression

Sen. John Fetterman Checks Into Walter Reed for Severe Depression

“While John has experienced depression off and on throughout his life, it only became severe in recent weeks.”

Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman checked into Walter Reed since his clinical depression had worsened.

As someone with awful depression who almost checked into a hospital three years ago, I sincerely hope Fetterman finds the help he needs.

I also hope the Democrats and all political people have learned their lesson: health is more important than a political position.


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Maybe the dude needs to step back and recover.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to 2smartforlibs. | February 16, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    Thank you for being one of the very few to show at least some compassion for the man.

      It was very kind…

      I have zero compassion for this man. Any more than I have compassion for a suicide bomber who has his bomb go off in his car on the way to the target. He was a terrible man even before his stroke, and then a willing participant in a monstrous fraud against the people of the United States and the people of Pennsylvania in particular.

    That’s likely what the Dems want. Now that he’s won his election, let him step down and have Shapiro appoint a healthier (and more radical, if possible) Dem to replace him.

      Danny in reply to Milhouse. | February 16, 2023 at 9:28 pm

      Not a chance all he has to do is

      1. Ask if Joe Biden is a yes or a no

      2. Take out pen

      3. Write down Joe Biden’s response on any bill or law or nominee or other issue

      There is nothing preventing him from fully serving as a Democrat senator with depression.

      The position of senator should have things that you can’t do if you are incapacitated but it doesn’t.

    He’s in a dilema. He needs to recover, but he can’t do that serving full time as a Senator. Or part time. He needs to resign from his seat. He cannot be an effective representative for his constituents under these circumstances.

    Otto Kringelein in reply to 2smartforlibs. | February 16, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    It’s far too late for that. The time that Fetterman needed to “step back and recover” was right after his major stroke before the election campaign. Not during or after. But right after. And now it’s too late. There is no recovery possible for him. The damage is permanent and while he might not get worse he certainly will not be getting better than he is now. That’s just what happens when you neglect your health like he did. Do I have sympathy for him? Sure. It’s gotta be hell going through what he’s going through right now. But let’s not pretend that his handlers didn’t know this is exactly what was going to happen when they pushed him into staying in the campaign.

    Listen, Fetterman is like Biden: he’s being pushed by his greedy, ambitious wife. Nonetheless. he knows what he’s doing.

    Having sympathy for Fetterman is like having sympathy for Biden.

    He should have never run for Senate. I don’t wish him ill will, and with all the cheating in Pa, a monkey would have won with a D after it’s name

    But slap me and call me stupid if his wife doesn’t slip into that senate role…

IMO, deteriorating health was part of the plan, he resigns after an “appropriate” period of time and wife appointed Senator.

    MattMusson in reply to SHV. | February 16, 2023 at 3:01 pm

    Medical professionals tell me he will be lucky to live out his term.

      alaskabob in reply to MattMusson. | February 16, 2023 at 3:29 pm

      What… inadvertent lead or cyanide ingestion? He is now in a demanding environment not protected as Biden is. He KNOWS he can’t handle it and every moment is a reminder that he won’t recover any further. As a person, this is sad…but as someone who is supposed to represent people… it’s totally dishonest. Now we have one more politician on major meds. Paging Thomas Eagleton… plus pick up the courtesy electro-shock phone.

      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to MattMusson. | February 16, 2023 at 4:04 pm

      And when did these professionals examine him?

        It’s the magnitude of his stroke, the fact that he had to have a pacemaker/defibrillator implanted on top and his poor progress

        Medical people have seen this before

    Skip in reply to SHV. | February 16, 2023 at 3:44 pm

    That was my guess the minute on campaign trail she was announced she would be great in the Senate.

    Edward in reply to SHV. | February 16, 2023 at 3:53 pm

    Or the former Gov.

Depression seems like the least of his problems. It’s like he had a lung removed for smoking, then started again at two packs a day. This seems completely predictable. Will he ever make a speech on the Senate floor?

I also hope the Democrats and all political people have learned their lesson: health is more important than a political position.

I don’t know if I should laugh, or cry.

Colonel Travis | February 16, 2023 at 2:59 pm

Democrats don’t learn lessons unless they are about how to increase their power. It was obvious this man had severe issues and they shoved him into this job anyway.

The left is repulsive yet no one bothers to stop them.

perhaps he realized in a fleeting moment of clarity that he’d been had, duped, used–definitely a catalyst for depression– now he’s probably contemplating the remainder of this life in a vegetable garden

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to texansamurai. | February 16, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    ^^^ this

      He volunteered to run for Senate. He could have stepped aside during the campaign. He could have resigned from the Senate this morning. He hasn’t made those choices. Instead he continues to allow himself to be used. The man retains, for now, his ability to communicate his wishes. So far he seems pretty set on the course of remaining a pawn. When he begins acting with true contrition and repentance we can all offer genuine redemption but the first step is his.

      My sympathy ran out when he decided his political career was more important than his health. I wouldn’t wish a stroke on anyone, my brother had several, each a little more debilitating than previous until the final one killed him. His decision to attempt to continue a public life as a politician after his stroke was an incredibly selfish act. He and everyone else who went on the record as endorsing this fiasco should be ostracized for their actions.

        alaskabob in reply to CommoChief. | February 16, 2023 at 5:30 pm

        He was doing his duty for The Party. Another placeholder rubber plant now in D.C. The original selection for the Senate was to represent the state…. now… The Party. If one goes back in time, Pennsylvania had political corruption prior to the Constitution. Nothing is new.

        gonzotx in reply to CommoChief. | February 16, 2023 at 7:43 pm

        This ^^^

    Yup. I’d be severely depressed when I realized the people who are supposed to love me actually don’t, and used me to enrich themselves.

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to texansamurai. | February 16, 2023 at 5:51 pm

    He can just jump out a window and make his wife a Senator for 2 years.

    herm2416 in reply to texansamurai. | February 16, 2023 at 6:07 pm

    “perhaps he realized in a fleeting moment of clarity that he’d been had, duped, used–definitely a catalyst for depression–”….by his wife.

    Otto Kringelein in reply to texansamurai. | February 16, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    Or contemplating a very short remainder for his life because he now realizes that he’s never going to get better at this point and what he’s got is all he’ll have from now on.

And we’re learning about this Senator’s history of mental illness just now?

This isn’t on us. Senator Fetterman put himself there, and “his people” helped. Meawhile, party, The Apparatus, and the people of Pennsylvania would rather install this defective, damaged placeholder than act honestly toward us, or even look out for him.

    Massinsanity in reply to BierceAmbrose. | February 16, 2023 at 5:24 pm

    Says a lot about Trump’s guy in PA doesn’t it.

      Not really. The Democrats would’ve voted for their candidate no matter who was on the Republican ticket.

      Dr. Oz would have been a brilliant senator, because he’s a brilliant man. Sure, he might have been squishy here and there, but he does think.

      I think Fetterman is brain-dead, but no less so than Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono.

      BierceAmbrose in reply to Massinsanity. | February 17, 2023 at 6:02 pm

      Says a lot about the hacks, operatives and useful idiots who dragged this meat puppet across the finish line, for their teams’ sake. Really, does it matter that he would vote party over conscience because he’s corrupt or because he doesn’t have the brains to have one any more? Po-tay-toe, po-tah-toh.

      Kinda like the other guy with a broken brain, in the White House.

That’s the official story anyway.

Tanned, rested, and ready to serve the people of Pennsylvania.
And the people of Pennsylvania obviously don’t give a crap either way.

    That the people of Pennsylvania gave us Fetterman, makes me glad the Eagles lost.

    About Fetterman himself, there is an old proverb that goes “Trusted are the wounds of a friend, but an enemy multiplies (smothers you with) kisses”. A friend would have told him “spend your remaining days with your loved ones, doing what you love to do” – but his enemies told him to keep running and blew smoke up his rear about his potential for recovery. The former would have shown love, the latter treated him like a meat sack. Absolute b’tards for what they did to him.

He’s depressed? How do you think his constituents feel?

He was installed by mail fraud voting I am positive
And hope he goes real quick to show the few people who voted for him and not the party they were had.

The Dems rushed him into power for simple reasons,

First, he was easy to control while in office. Second, he can be replaced by a person of their choice without having to face the voters again when he inevitably breaks.

How long will he serve and who will replace him?

The state is getting bluer, and with Pittsburgh and Philly, we would have elected a squirrel.
It might also help if there was a Republican worth voting for.

Don’t be sad, John. Remember that a frown is just a smile turned upside down. If you’re feeling sad and lonely, tell the one who loves you only. Call, me, baby it’s late but just call me, tell me and I’ll be around. So wrap your troubles in dreams and dream your troubles away.

We love you, John. Xxxoooxoxo

Doesn’t this increase the power of Manchin and Sinema if this guy can’t vote?

I think his personal Dr and campaign contributor who cleared him should be investagated for medical mal practice

Not to be callous or indifferent to his trauma of a stroke, but there is the personal choice of indifference he chose to follow not caused by the stroke. Like Biden, those around him, used that which was part of his nature going so far as to enable him. How Pa. fills his seat in the Senate will be the tell. If it’s his wife, it was part of the plan by the party. If it is Gov. Shapiro, at age 49 with a possible career, one would hope he would chose wisely to have someone who engages to represent the entire country and the effects of it on the entire state of Pa. not just those in Harrisburg.

I wonder if the hospital has open-able windows? If they can do, he can catch the Russian Window Flu and get his wife appointed to the Senate.

Democrats did whatever it took to get the position, now that they have it they’re willing for Fetterman to abandon it until he gets his health right, or the next election comes around.

1. I wish him well in whatever future endeavors he pursues, and that he successfully overcomes his depression;

2. The story now is that he has been dealing with stress. Guess what, when a guy relied on his parents to support him for 40+ years; he failed as a small town mayor; he pretended to be a blue collar guy wearing hoodies and sporting strange ink; and Democrats make him a Poster Boy for Progressivism and push him into a serious national political race – he might feel some stress.

3. When he suffers a serious stroke and ignores his doctor’s advice to avoid stressful situations and campaigns against Dr. Oz – that’s his decision.

4. When his support group – his wife, his friends, his Democrat Party ignore his clear health issues and medical advice to put him into a situation that can only harm him – that’s on them.

5. I wonder when he will understand he was a Sacrificial Lamb for an immoral and uncaring National Socialist Democrat Party – hopefully soon for his health.

In leftist politics, NOTHING is more important that leftist politics. Ask Mary Jo Kopechne, if you can.
Hoping someone leaves a serrated edge knife near him at WR hospital

    henrybowman in reply to EdSeventen. | February 16, 2023 at 11:24 pm

    When this happened, I believed that the judicial system performed an impartial investigation to the best of their abilities. I was way too young and naive to understand the depth of the rot.

Great new term coined this week for the US: Fetterman Nation.

    Suburban Farm Guy in reply to D38999. | February 17, 2023 at 8:12 am

    Guy belongs in a Star Wars bar scene. What a freak.

    One of these days…. we’re going to have to take out the garbage. The longer we wait, the worse it will be

My wife is a licensed clinical psychiatrist. Checked with her. People with depression are not hospitalized for the condition itself. But they are when they are suicidal.