I’m going to be blunt. Herschel Walker might just be the absolute worst candidate the Republican Party has ever supported for elected office. He’s worse than Trump, who I think never really wanted the position, but just was going to use it to further his business deals. He’s worse than Sarah Palin, who thankfully lost her bid for a Congressional office in Alaska. And he’s worse than Mehmet Oz, aka Dr. Oz.
I mean, let’s face facts, 10 years ago, the Republican Party would have never considered either Walker nor Oz, or even Trump for that matter.
Why is Walker worse than Oz? Well, Walker has a better chance of winning the Senate race which makes him extremely dangerous for both parties, the state of Georgia and the country. Oz may be a television personality but Pennsylvanians are more familiar with John Fetterman, the current lieutenant governor of the state. And Pennyslvanians are smarter to see what the Republican Party is doing. I mean, they do have their own mixture of uneducated and misinformed people. But, Oz never played football for Penn State.
The Republican Party is banking on these follow items to get Walker elected:
- He’s more of a well-known name than Raphael Warnock, the current Democratic Senator of the state.
- He’s black and they’re hoping some of the black people, which there are 3.32 million in the state of 10.52 million will throw a few votes toward Walker, enough to take away from Warnock.
- He played football for the University of Georgia.
That last one is important because many people from Georgia are big Bulldog fans, even if they’ve never been anyway near the University of Georgia campus or even Athens, Ga. They love their football so much it can be so annoying, especially now that the 2022 season has started. And they won the National Championship in January. Walker was a member of the 1980 team that won the Championship that year under Vince Dooley. Mark my word, people will vote for him because he was once a Bulldog and everything else about him, be damned.
Also there’s the issue that Walker is black facing another black man. Illinois did this same thing in 2004 when they chose Alan Keyes, a Republican from Maryland, to run against Democratic candidate Barack Obama after the leading Republican Jack Ryan had to withdraw due to a sex scandal. This move by the Republican Party was very controversial especially considering that Keyes, himself, had been very vocal just four years earlier in 2000 as he criticized Hillary Clinton’s Senate race in New York state. Needless to say, voters in Illinois weren’t swayed by the ruse and Obama won with 70 percent of the vote to Keyes, who got just over 27 percent. Obama received 3,597,456 votes to Keyes 1,390,690, so winning my more than 2.2 million votes means people really didn’t like being treated so badly.
It’s hard to believe that was less than 20 years ago. But times change and Walker and Warnock are statiscally tied according to reports, but that might change because Walker can’t keep his mouth shut. Walker lies so much and says such outlandish shit, it makes some of the things said by Trump seem better. He claims he graduated from UGA but left in 1982 to play for the New Jersey Generals for the USFL, which would end up being owned by Trump, who has endorsed Walker. He has even said he’s worked in law enforcement and the FBI, most famously sporting an honorary deputy badge from the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office, something many people were quick to point out is given to children.
You can check his other lies here: https://www.georgiademocrat.org/lie-after-lie-top-reasons-why-herschel-walker-refuses-to-debate-reverend-warnock/
Both Walker and Warnock will play on the religious vote of the south. Even though Warnock is a ordained minister and pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the evangelicals will support Walker for the sam way they support Trump. In their mind, the country needs to be a Christian theocracy and they see electing Walker as one step closer, even though he has fathered children with other women than his ex-wife. He also supports a lot of the dangerous conservative evangelicals rhetoric on abortion and gun control which is ban abortions across the board and give everyone an AR-15.
But anyone who’s ever watched him speak has heard him say things that are just ludricous. He makes Trump sound like William F. Buckley. Walker himself says he was diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder, but even if that is the case, should someone with that diagnosis be part of the U.S. Senate? They made such a big fucking deal about Sen. Tammy Duckworth being pregnant, but they’re going to give this a pass. I think it’s more CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) from his many years playing football, but his people are afraid to announce this because football is so important to Georgia people, they’re afraid some parents might prevent their kids from playing. This is still something that is relatively new in the medical field.
Anyone who has seen Concussion, despite Will Smith’s vanity for an Oscar, should see that it’s a condition people are willing to overlook. Football brings in a lot of business and jobs to the NCAA and NFL as well as the many cities and towns throughout America. It’s the only thing in a state like Georgia that many rural schools have going for them. It’s been widely known the state redid their qualifications about 25-30 years ago because a legislator wanted his alma matter would face different opponents. Ironically in the end, they stayed in the same district.
But now, ads are being aired focusing on the Walker’s history of domestic abuse with his ex-wife Cindy Grossman. Here’s the story: https://www.vice.com/en/article/7k84ze/herschel-walker-ex-wife-domestic-abuse-ad. The ad claims Walker would choke Grossman until she passed out and once aimed a gun at her head. Even worse, Walker is shown admitting he held a gun at her head. But he says it was to explain his mental condition.
Still, it doesn’t fucking matter. He has a mental condition. He has rage problem. The U.S. Capitol was fucking seiged on Jan. 6, 2021 in an insurrection coup attempt. We do not need someone else like him in Congress. There’s so many other allegations and reports of abuse and threats to other people. Even anti-Trump Republicans are voicing their concerns over Walker’s name on the ballot and making ads.
Also, Georgia’s elections will be heavily watched especially since the Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is investigating Trump’s allegations of overturning the election results from 2020. And the Georiga Legislature last year made it harder on people to vote. With about a third of the state’s population consiting of black people, they’re afraid of the “black vote.” And they should be. They should also be afraid of the “black woman vote” as well as women in general.
It’s 2022. Georgia needs to realize that with the dangerous trifecta of having Brian Kemp as governor, Walker as Senator, and Marjorie Taylor Greene as a Congressmember can hurt its future in the economy. In 2021, Major League Baseball pulled out of Atlanta hosting the All-Star game in response to its racist voting change measures. It’s also been reported Marvel Studios is moving its filming to Australia in the future. The Walking Dead is finally ending. While the state is relishing in its film and TV industry, that may not last much longer especially since MTG, Walker and Kemp all represent negative and outdated traits.
Elections have consequences. I’m also wondering why the GOP wants Walker so badly they’ve been placing ads all over the country. I’ve seen them on Hulu and Pluto TV. They’re not endorsing Walker as much as they’re making Warnock out to be the lone voter who is responsible for decisions made by the U.S. Senate. Since the Senate is split so even, their strategy could point to any Democrat Senator, not just Warnock. But it’s because Warnock is a black man from a southern state with a history of systemic racism so bad, it’s hard to believe people experienced it but aren’t old enough to run for the Senate themselves. (Just FYI, you have to be 30 to run for the Senate.)
As a native of Georgia, this is a shameless move by the Republican Party to paint the south as ignorant, uneducated and racist. While the three gunman who killed Ahmaud Arbery in 2020 have all recently been convicted and there’s no way to spin their actions, people know their “peepaws” and “mamaws” were racist and would grab the shotgun if they saw Walker walking up to their door. But those days are dying off with their relatives. People in Georgia (and the South) are tired of this stereotype. What’s worse is how the Republicans who live in big cities up in the North and Midwest are playing this stragety against them.
Walker, for lack of a better word, is the token black candidate. He’s the House Negro willing to do whatever “massa wants me do.” If Walker is elected and sworn in, is he just a proxy so Kemp, if he is re-elected can appoint someone else? It’s very easy for Walker’s DID to be excused for him stepping down the same way the late Sen. Johnny Isakson, retired on Dec. 31, 2019 citing health issues connecting to Parkinson’s Disease. Could this just be a ruse to get Kelly Loeffler back into the Senate seat? She was appointed to the seat following Isakson’s resignation, but lost it in the 2020 election.
The way the Republican Party is acting nowadays, it could be possible. Since Roe v. Wade was overturned and Walker’s history of violence against women, I hope some conservative women, regardless of color or religion, do not vote for Walker.
What do you think? Please comment.