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Tue Jul 12, 2022, 06:27 AM

If Herschel Walker wins in Georgia, America will have lost its mind

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/07/11/herschel-walker-georgia-senate-race-pure-lunacy/

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It’s not yet clear who will be the weirdest and most unfit Republican Senate candidate in November. But my early pick is Herschel Walker in Georgia. If he wins — and he could — this nation has truly lost its mind. The flashing red lights and blaring sirens are not just about the former football star’s myriad lies and stunning hypocrisy. That kind of stuff doesn’t necessarily trouble GOP voters in the least, given their continued devotion to Donald Trump, who counts Walker as a longtime friend. It’s Walker’s combination of utter ignorance and total confidence, which challenges even that of the former president.

Mind you, Walker does challenge even Trump’s record of dubious achievement on the lies-and-hypocrisy score. For years, he railed against the irresponsibility shown by absent African American fathers. The “fatherless home is a major, major problem” in the Black community, he told conservative radio host Charlie Kirk in 2020. In a 2021 conversation with conservative personalities Diamond and Silk, Walker lamented: “The father leaves in the Black family. He leaves the boys alone so they’ll be raised by their mom. If you have a child with a woman, even if you have to leave that woman … you don’t leave that child.”

That stance became a punchline when it was revealed that Walker, who proudly describes his relationship with his 22-year-old son Christian, is also the father of three other children of whom he does not speak — and with whom he is not in regular contact. According to reporting by the Daily Beast, the mother of one of those unmentioned children, a 10-year-old boy, had to sue Walker to get him to pay child support.

I’m old enough to remember when one secret “love child” was enough to end the political career of John Edwards, who twice was a credible candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. Three secret offspring haven’t slowed Walker down any more than would-be tacklers did when he was barreling down the field for touchdowns at the University of Georgia. As for lies, Walker claimed he graduated from college when he didn’t, claimed he had “worked in law enforcement” when he didn’t, and claimed he owned “the largest minority-owned chicken business in the United States” when he didn’t.

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Reply If Herschel Walker wins in Georgia, America will have lost its mind (Original post)
Celerity Jul 12 OP
Tickle Jul 12 #1
867-5309. Jul 12 #17
Tickle Jul 12 #18
Midwestern Democrat Jul 13 #24
Norbert Jul 12 #2
Captain Zero Jul 12 #3
Different Drummer Jul 12 #16
llmart Jul 12 #4
DFW Jul 12 #5
Probatim Jul 12 #19
DFW Jul 13 #23
rownesheck Jul 12 #6
Brainfodder Jul 12 #7
NoMoreRepugs Jul 12 #8
Hortensis Jul 12 #9
Chainfire Jul 12 #10
Marcuse Jul 12 #11
Chainfire Jul 12 #22
Polybius Jul 12 #12
Dread Pirate Roberts Jul 12 #13
fightforfreedom Jul 12 #14
andym Jul 12 #15
In It to Win It Jul 12 #20
Initech Jul 12 #21

Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 06:34 AM

1. He's not going to win

He’s like 10 points behind and can’t gather a crowd. We’re safe in Georgia

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Response to Tickle (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 12:07 PM

17. Yep, this is one I feel pretty good about

We could surprise in OH or NC, too.

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Response to 867-5309. (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 01:19 PM

18. I confidently feel the senate

is more than safe. We will gain seats. I'm thinking at least 3 and we will no longer have to worry about the duo stopping anything

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Response to Tickle (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 13, 2022, 07:45 AM

24. I'm not going to count my chickens before they hatch, but Walker does look doomed right now.

He's just too stupid to be a US Senator - the GOP really should have looked at the 2020 election results in Georgia and realized that Georgia isn't Alabama (a state where they COULD pretty much get any idiot they nominate over the finish line.)

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 06:37 AM

2. If Warnock had made 15% of the gaffes, lies, ambiguous answers Walker had...

he would be at least 25% down in the polls.

I still don't see Walker winning. I think when the campaigns heat up in August-October, Walker will really look like a fish out of water.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 06:41 AM

3. And then GOP will run the dumb fuck for

President in 2028.

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Response to Captain Zero (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 11:36 AM

16. Wouldn't doubt it for a second. n/t

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 06:41 AM

4. I absolutely agree with this.

If he should happen to win, America will have absolutely lost it's mind, though I also think we've already lost our way in this country when someone like Trump could have even had a snowball's chance in hell to be President and yet he was.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 06:57 AM

5. At the moment, Warnock is looking good

But the fact that people in Georgia other than Walker’s closest relatives want him representing them in the United States Senate should be extremely disturbing, and it speaks volumes that it isn’t.

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Response to DFW (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 01:30 PM

19. It appears the ship has sailed for America losing its mind.

It shouldn't even be this close.

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Response to Probatim (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 13, 2022, 12:00 AM

23. I look at it like the German cardiologist looked at me some 18 years ago.

I had two forward coronary arteries 99% blocked. That I hadn't dropped dead of a heart attack yet was pure luck, and was an even about to happen. He said hours, not days. The only thing the surgeon said to me in English was "just in time."

But here I am, 18 years later, alive and kicking. As long as one steps back from the brink instead of crossing over it, one has a chance of survival. With Trump, we came close, and we're still in critical condition, but not yet ready for that great historical body bag, much as the Republicans would like to put us there.

I would guess that their big guns all have open first class one way tickets to Sochi hidden somewhere among their readily accessible personal documents. Not jerks like Lindsey Graham or Clarence Thomas, but certainly Moscow Mitch and the Kochs. Dick Cheney has already moved Halliburton to Dubai. I'm sure it beat having the GAO pore over Halliburton's books after what they pulled on the U.S. Treasury in Iraq. I guess you have to be a well-placed Republican to act like the disappearance of $9 billion in cash into the Iraqi desert is a bagatelle unworthy of further investigation.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 07:46 AM

6. Republican voters

are proud to be ignorant. That's why they hate educated people and consider them elitist. Looking at their representatives in government proves my point. They love their government officials to be stupid as shit or to pretend they're stupid as shit.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 07:53 AM

7. Corruption Club, first rule....

I have to just laugh at:

Republicans quite possibly elected a mob boss President of the United States.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 08:20 AM

8. 130million American adults function at a sixth grade learning proficiency.

Welcome to the Republican south. I live in N Florida.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 08:24 AM

9. Only Georgia residents can vote in this election. Someone should tell the editor.

"America" (as they're very strangely calling conservatives who've gone crazy) did already prove they'd lost their collective pod-people mind by electing a depraved orange sexual predator, trying to reelect him, and then turning to treason to keep him in office when they lost.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 08:34 AM

10. In all fairness, if Georgians elect Walker, it will be a good thing

on the theory that idiots deserve representation too.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 08:52 AM

11. No, they don't.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 04:55 PM

22. Oh, come on, idiots make up at least a third of the country, surely they deserve representation...

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 11:23 AM

12. If he wins, Tommy Tuberville will no longer be the stupidest Senator

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 11:30 AM

13. It's like a lost episode of the Beverly Hillbillies

Jethro gives up on becoming a brain surgeon or a double naught spy and decides to run for Senate. I'd like to hear Herschel do his timeses and gozintas....after he finishes explaining that whole good air bad air thing.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 11:30 AM

14. Walker the genius.

When the wind blows the air moves. Ladies and gentleman, meet the next Republican nominee for president.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 11:33 AM

15. Hypocrisy, lies, misunderstanding and disconnection from science

It's the GOP way since Ronnie Reagan, and his various nonsensical statements such as trees being the major source of pollution. But see it doesn't harm the GOP among those who know better and seems to work for the ignorant GOP voters.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 01:34 PM

20. Well, you can't underestimate stupid

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 01:35 PM

21. America will have? That ship sailed a long time ago!

We haven't just lost our mind, we're about to crash into the iceberg.

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