Fox Commenters Want House GOP Hoping For Jamie Raskin To Die
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December 31, 2022

This week I return to troubling news about Jamie Raskin:

Representative Jamie Raskin, Democrat of Maryland, announced on Wednesday that he had been diagnosed with a “serious but curable” form of cancer.

Mr. Raskin, 60, who is a member of the House Jan. 6 committee and was recently chosen to become the top Democrat on the Oversight Committee, said he had diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and would soon begin a course of outpatient chemo-immunotherapy.

Fox News reports on expressions of support from Republican collegaues in the House, including one who might surprise you:

In the new year, Raskin will be the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, and the committee's incoming chair, Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., was among those to provide words of encouragement.

"Cancer doesn’t stand a chance against a fighter like Ranking Member Raskin," Comer said in a statement. "We are all rooting for him as he and his team of doctors fight this disease. My prayers are with Ranking Member Raskin and his family as he goes through treatment and beats cancer."

Comer was joined by other House Republicans, including Reps. Chip Roy, R-Texas, and Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.

"Praying for @RepRaskin - I know a little about Lymphoma. You got this, Jamie. Godspeed," tweeted Roy, who is a survivor of Hodgkin's Lymphoma, with which he was diagnosed in 2011.

"We disagree often, but I’ll be praying for Jamie Raskin," Greene tweeted. "Cancer is a terrible disease. I watched my father die from it, and it broke my heart. It’s good Rep Raskin has hope and his form of cancer is curable with the treatment he will be starting."

Four days after Christmas, most of the Fox commenters are a tad less empathetic:

Ratskin was a vicious leading inquisitor on the phony Jan 6 and impeachment committees. Tough cookies.


Not to worry----democrats like Raskin are immune to the normal human afflictions as they are not human.


I pray that Raskin learns a little about humility.


If this was Donald Trump or Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio or any other Republican politician DemocRATS would already be dancing on their grave. There is no "high road." As far as I'm concerned the only good Dem politician is dead one. #ZeroSympathy


Me, I’m rooting hard for the other team.


Rooting for him, a big dose of fentanyl should help.


resign and go into the abyss


Ivan Drago~ "If he dies, he dies "

(Yes, Ronald Reagan is still a right-wing hero for his hard line against the Soviet Union, but here's a fictional Soviet villain from the Reagan era being quoted approvingly at Fox.)

Wish I could care, but I can't.


I don't wish those working to destroy my country well


I have nothing nice to say.


I wish ALL Democrats would be so inflicted.


So instead of stepping aside gracefully and addressing his medical issue, he’s just gonna hang around? I loathe politicians...always in it for themselves.


Too bad it’s not a Glioblastoma tumor. My sister was dead within 5 days after being diagnosed with one.


I'm rooting for the Reaper.


why should anyone root for evil?


I wish it was Biden instead but, a win is a win.


If the tables were turned and this happened to a notably republican, the left would be screaming for his painful demise and demanding any doctor that treated the GOP rep be doxed and cancelled, guaranteed.

That's ridiculous. President Biden replaced Sean Conley, Donald Trump's White House physician, with his own doctor, but this was after Conley downplayed the severity of Trump's COVID, after concealing Trump's infection before a debate between Trump and Biden.

Did Democrats wish Trump well when he had COVID, or did they accuse him of lying about it?

Well, actually, they did wish him well. There were some not-so-kind words about Trump's pandemic policies, but this was part of a public health crisis. Raskin's cancer isn't.

"We all received that news with great sadness," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told MSNBC. "I always pray for the president and his family that they're safe."

"This is tragic, it's very sad, but it also is something that going into crowds, unmasked and, all the rest, was sort of a brazen invitation for this to happen," Pelosi said, adding that she hoped the news would be a message to others to follow guidelines for avoiding the spread of the virus....

"Let us all just pray for the president's health. Thank God the vice president has tested negatively and the second lady as well," Pelosi said....

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he wished the president and first lady a "speedy recovery" and echoed some of Pelosi's criticism of the president's pandemic response. "What happened to President Trump is a reminder of why the whole country, including senators and staff, must follow the science and follow the protocols laid out by the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] and public health officials." ...

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., tweeted that "There will be a lot to say about this, but let's start here: The President and the First Lady have a serious, deadly virus and we should all hope for a full recovery." ...

Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips sent his good wishes for the Trumps but also expressed concern for residents of his Minnesota district. Trump held a fundraiser and rally in Minnesota on Wednesday. Phillips tweeted that "COVID-19 is a serious and unpredictable disease, and I wish the President, First Lady, and Hope Hicks a speedy recovery. I also have those in my district in Minnesota who may have been exposed on my mind." ...

Some commenters are angry at fellow Republicans who have kind words for Raskin:

Republicans, wake up! If he gets back to perfect health and you so much as jaywalk, he'll form a special jaywalking committee and spend millions in tax payer dollars to investigate you even if you wished him well!


RINOs need to be removed or converted to democrats, not enabled


After all the hate and lies that Raskin has spewed for all the years he has been in Congress, now the Republicans are rallying behind him? Hmmmm, I just wish the Republicans would rally behind the American people as quickly and stop thinking Congress is a license to steal from us.


Time for a new party leader and a new America First party... fed up with RINOs and liberals.

Please. Don't coddle those responsible for the decline, misdirection, and debt of the country. Tell him you hope he gets better, send him a card from the Dollar store, and leave it.


Republicans still do not get it. We're in A-war of sorts and the democrats are the enemy. They never reciprocate and don't care about the rest of us.


Bunch of weak Rinos. Hopefully Raskin suffers as much as possible and that his family goes bankrupt and ends homeless. That would be karma at its finest. Zero sympathy for his kind.

Ten or fifteen years ago, there would have been far more comments along the lines of "I wish him well, even though Democrats/liberals would never do the same for a Republican/conservatives." The meanness has increased. The cruelty is the point.

Posted with permission from No More Mr. Nice Blog

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