https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/john-fetterman-tells-maher-that-near-death-experience-freed-him-to-speak-out-says-progressivism-left-me/ar-BB1nS49V

From the article:

The liberal comedian then asked Fetterman whether his shift in various policies had anything to do with his recovery from his 2022 stroke, asking if his near-death experience had given him a “freedom.”

“Absolutely,” Fetterman responded. “There’s a line from the first ‘Batman,’ Joker’s like ‘I’ve been dead once already. It’s very liberating.'”

“It’s freeing in a way. And I just think after beating all of that, I just really [want to] be able to say the things that I have to really believe in and not be afraid of if there’s any kind of blowback.”

So basically yes, the stroke made him a Republican. Pathetic and disappointing, but all too predictable.

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    It must be so easy to grift money out of conservatives. Just spout some conspiracy theory about how ‘they’ are actually behind the bad things in the world and watch the money pour in, regardless of how little sense it makes.

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      How are you grifting them when you’re doing exactly what they’re paying you to do?

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      I’ve semi-seriously considered asking my wife if we should start selling Trump /F-biden etc merchandise on etsy. I feel like we could be making huge profits on stuff we cobble together from the clearance rack at the craft store and a tiny bit of elbow grease. A little red white and blue, some aged (or faux aged) wood, maybe a little cowboy hat, the word Trump…