You know, if the Democrats want to blow the fundraising doors off in the last 30 days, I have an idea. Turn the 1 Herschel Walker-Raphael Warnock debate into a Pay per View event. That debate is going to be like watching Bill Nye the Science Guy butt heads with Marjorie Taylor Greene. Man! Talk about must see tv.
The oldest axiom in politics, along with the law, business, and everyday life is If you’re in a hole, STOP DIGGING! At this point Herschel Walker doesn’t need a campaign manager, he needs a nanny, a nap, and an intervention.
It all started on Monday, when The Daily Beast broke an article stating that Walker, who wants to ban abortion nationwide in all circumstances, paid for an abortion of his then girlfriend in 2009. And she kept receipts. She provided the reporter with the receipt from the clinic for the abortion, a copy of Walker’s personal check for $700, and a signed Get Well Card. With that kind of evidence, Attila the Hun would have told his lawyer to try to cop a Olea deal.
Not the mountain troll from Georgia. Instead, he stoutly denied that he had ever paid for an abortion, he says had no idea of who the woman even was, and that he would have a defamation suit filed against The Daily Beast 1st thing the next morning. That was Monday afternoon. This is friday night, and the number of Walker defamation suits totals 0.
Oh, the poor stupid shit. If there’s one thing I learned long ago in life, it’s that there’s nothing a woman scorned enjoys more that a good old fashioned pissing contest. She contacted the reporter again, saying she wanted no money, that’s why she was keeping her name anonymous. All she wanted was for the people of Georgia to know what a hypocrite Walker is. And then she stuck the shiv in to the hilt, telling the reporter that Walker sure as hell should know who she is, since, she’s the mother to one of his offspring.
Dude! For God’s sake, duck behind the nearest rock, have a sudden case of total recall, apologize to all and sundry, and try to move on. But oh no, Walker is made of sterner, if stupider stuff. He once again denied what was now obvious, continued to claim ignorance of the woman, and called the article a Democratic hit job by a disreputable rag trying to wreck his campaign.
Jesus. I warned you, you moron. If there’s one thing a woman scorned loves more than a pissing contest, it’s an escalation in the pissing contest. Her honor and reputation are on the line. If Herschel Walker thinks that The Daily Beast is a disreputable media outlet, fine, let’s take this dispute to Big Town.
Today the woman contacted a reporter at The New York Times, telling the reporter there that in fact, not only did Walker pay for her abortion in 2009, 2 years later he pressured her to get another abortion from a 2nd pregnancy. When the woman refused, and carried the child, Walker terminated their relationship. And then she dropped the anvil on his fat, stupid head. She told the Times reporter that since that time, Walker has been pretty much an absentee father to their now 10 year old son. He follows the rules of the judge to the letter, and nothing else. As I type this, Walker’s campaign has failed to respond to a request for comment by either The New York Times, nor NBC news.
This is pure political malpractice. I’ve never run for office, but even I know that if you do, your campaign manager and press officer are your mother and priest. You tell them everything, so that they can research it, and have a politically acceptable response ready to go if needed. Hell, they may even go preemptive and have you make an explanatory admission. Walker has laid his campaign out to dry. And while Walker disputes the claim, he disputes nothing else in the reporting. And the reporting makes him out to be a selfish, stupid shit.
We have yet to see any polling in Georgia since the scandal broke, but we don’t need to to get a picture of how things are going for Team Walker. As we speak, polling shows that GOP incumbent Governor Brian Kemp is sitting at 50%, 5 points ahead of Democrat Stacey Abrams. But the same polling shows that Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock is running 4 points ahead of Walker. That’s a 9 point swing. Which tells me that, just in 2020, Georgia voters are willing to split their votes, shunning Trump, while electing down ballot candidates. Here they’ll back Kemp, but either leave the Senate box blank, or crossover and vote for Warnock.
Here’s the lowdown. Trump’s arrogant bullshit didn’t work with Georgia voters in 2020, and we have every indication that it won’t work for Walker in 2022. There are limits as to how much even the GOP sheeple will tolerate. The upcoming Savannah debate could well be the final nail in the coffin. Don’t touch that dial.
As I was readying to publish this, Alex Wagner n MSNBC broke the news that Herschel Walker, at long last, finally admitted that he knows who the woman is, and that she is raising one of his children. In typical Neanderthal fashion, he did not damit that any of the other information in the scandal is true. More stupidity to follow.