For some reason, our photo archive here at Twitchy was wiped out a while ago, so we’ve lost access to a lot of good photos. We had some good ones of politicians visiting Pennsylvania and gobbling down cheesesteaks, which is something every politician must do in Philadelphia; there was a particularly good shot of John Kerry trying to force one down. And in the Pennsylvania Senate race, John Fetterman hit Mehmet Oz for posting a photo holding a cheesesteak … “a rite of passage for every tourist,” he tweeted.
In Ohio, though, you need to eat a pork sandwich to be deemed authentic. Senate candidate Tim Ryan’s campaign has done some really weak hits on J.D. Vance, and Thursday was no exception, with Ryan hitting Vance for turning down a pork sandwich fresh off the grill.
Who passes up a pork sandwich fresh off the grill on an Ohio farm? This guy is just not Ohio. https://t.co/xAVVm7zEi0
— Tim Ryan (@TimRyan) September 22, 2022
So you’re not Pennsylvania if you don’t eat cheesesteaks and you’re not Ohio if you turn down a pork sandwich. Unqualified for sure.
People with religious and dietary restrictions on pork are apparently not welcomed in Tim Ryan’s Ohio
— I Am Infrastructure (@WXYZfi) September 22, 2022
Religions restrict pork?
— Andrea (@andreaPullini) September 22, 2022
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) September 22, 2022
Antisemitic and Islamaphobic. Basically just xenophobic bigotry.
— Charles Rotter (@crotter8) September 22, 2022
Indeed. And what about these fine students? Are they “not Ohio” either? https://t.co/eYWUuYGet7
— Saint Agatha Christie (@ViciousLilViper) September 22, 2022
So Jews and Muslims aren’t real Ohioans?
— 𝐄𝐮𝐝𝐚𝐢𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐚 (@EudaimoniaEsq) September 22, 2022
— Tackel (@TackelsHolocron) September 22, 2022
I didn’t know eating a pork sandwich was “Ohio” lol
— SR☠️ (@traddadOH) September 22, 2022
That’s your campaign strategy? Vance is BAD and un-Ohioan because he didn’t eat a sandwich? I’ve heard of fat-shaming, but now there’s diet-shaming
— Laura (@lewwy99) September 22, 2022
If anyone’s reason for not voting for him is “wouldn’t eat that one sandwich,” they deserve you as a senator.
— Matt Peters (@MightyInkMatt) September 22, 2022
Pork-barrel-loving, corrupt Democrat criticizes opponent for passing on 6th offer of food made to him that day.
— Willing Vineyard Vagabond (@RealRobSeal) September 22, 2022
@TimRyan was also overheard saying if you don’t like chicken you ain’t black
— Adam Painter (@AdamPainter19) September 22, 2022
Eh. I think you’re reaching…
— BernieGrrrl (@terricrispin) September 22, 2022
Since when is a pork sandwich an Ohio thing
— Mike The Mad Scientist ™️ (@MadMikeOfficial) September 22, 2022
Speaking of Democrats:
If there’s something you do love it’s pork, especially from the taxpayers
— Leo Izmir (@_LeoIzmir) September 22, 2022
— Polly Karr (@karr_pe) September 22, 2022
We have some reservations about Vance, but Ryan’s campaign has just been so lame we can’t pass it up.
‘Iconic Philly cheesesteak joint’ questions if Dr. Mehmet Oz even lives in Pennsylvania https://t.co/QWbglx6TIp
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 16, 2022