I was stunned to see a headline reading …
Herschel Walker Is A Messy Candidate, But The Georgia Senate Race Is Still A Toss-Up
Say WHAT??? How? I wrote about Walker not long ago. This is the ‘man’ who lied about having been in the FBI, who sired three children out of wedlock by different women … children he does not support. This is the ‘man’ who supports the Big Lie and has promoted other conspiracy theories, who put a gun to his ex-wife’s head and threatened to “blow [her] f*ing brains out”, and who chased a delivery person with a gun for being late. And this is the ‘man’ whose view of climate change is …
“Since we don’t control the air, our good air decided to float over to China’s bad air, so when China gets our good air, their bad air got to move. So it moves over to our good air space. Then, now, we got we to clean that back up.”
Simply the fact that he is even allowed to run for a seat in the U.S. Senate is mind-boggling, but the fact that he is running only slightly behind the far more intelligent, more competent incumbent, Ralph Warnock, begs the question: what the heck are they smoking down in Georgia??? Remember they are also the ones who sent Margie Greene to the House of Representatives in 2020! I repeat … what are they smoking???
In the RCP average of polls, Warnock is leading Walker by 2.8 percentage points … too close for comfort. Warnock has been in the Senate for nigh on two years now and has proven himself to be competent, honest, and a man of good conscience. He co-sponsored a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15, and supports the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. He is pro-choice, opposes the death penalty, is pro voting rights, is pro LGBTQ rights, and has received a grade of ‘F’ from the National Rifle Association (NRA). All of which earns him a big thumbs-up in my book.
And yet, some Georgians would prefer a liar, a cheater, and a wife abuser to represent them in the Senate? Where’s the logic???
One analysis I read claims that part of Walker’s appeal is his ‘status’ as a football player. Excuse me, people, but the United States Congress is a far cry from a football field! I can cook a great Jambalaya, but that doesn’t qualify me for a seat in the Senate!!!
And another part of Walker’s potential success is simply partisanship. Georgia went from red to blue in 2020, but with President Biden’s approval ratings not-so-good right now, it may be leaning back toward the right. As one analyst said …
“There are X number of people where it doesn’t matter, they’re just going to pull the R lever.”
I’ll never forget when I was in my early 20s, newly married and living in Virginia, near the Tennessee border. A neighbor told me that …
“My daddy was a Republican, his daddy before him was a Republican, and by god I’m gonna die a Republican too. I’ll never vote for a damn Democrat!”
That, my friends, is a mentality that is almost impossible to reason with, to appeal to with logic. Let us hope, fingers crossed, that Senator Ralph Warnock can retain his seat in November, because I really, really don’t want somebody sitting in the Senate who points a gun at his own wife, who believes that our “good air” went to China, and who lies more than he tells the truth. C’mon, Georgians … clear your heads of whatever it is you’re smoking and wake up!
I have an idea! Congress should pass legislation that each state can only send one nutjob to Congress in any given year! It’s not fair to the nation for a state to send both a Greene and a Walker at the same time! We deserve better!