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(Politico)   Either Herschel Walker drank the GQP Kool-Aid or he suffered some head trauma   (politico.com) divider line
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2021-12-03 8:12:03 AM  
Some of y'all may be able to remember getting to know Walker when he played for the Vikings.
Putz then and still.
 
2021-12-03 8:33:06 AM  
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2021-12-03 8:38:44 AM  
Herschel is a model Trumpian candidate in that he is only interested in what's good for Herschel.
 
2021-12-03 8:52:58 AM  
Either?
 
2021-12-03 8:53:20 AM  
Token.
 
2021-12-03 8:55:27 AM  
The two are not only NOT mutually exclusive, often one leads directly to the other.
 
2021-12-03 8:56:21 AM  
According to Trumpers, "One of the good ones."
 
2021-12-03 8:57:53 AM  
He transcends race because he has the one thing that transcends race: Money. If you have enough money, other people who have money will want to take some of yours, or make more money simply as a result of their proximity to you. GQP is willing to see past race, but the entrance fee is unbelievable.
 
2021-12-03 9:00:03 AM  
'"In rural counties, places where UGA flags fly year-round, places where Grandpa might've been a Klansman but I'm not, he'll get their vote if for no other reason than they get to wear it as a I'm-not-a-racist badge," said Republican pundit Mike Hassinger."

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2021-12-03 9:00:50 AM  
If UGA wins the national championship this year, their fans might stop living in 1980.  That's bad for Herschel.
 
2021-12-03 9:01:52 AM  

Fart_Machine: According to Trumpers, "One of the good ones."


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2021-12-03 9:08:28 AM  
Selling Out to the White Power wing of the GOP pays pretty well. They lost some of their 'black friends' to Covid so they need some more - especially if you have some name recognition.
 
2021-12-03 9:09:02 AM  
Did he play in the days before helmets?
 
2021-12-03 9:09:16 AM  
The rural South -- and especially rural Georgia -- hasn't changed in 50 years, mostly because anyone who got enough education to think it should change left for relatively liberal Southern cities or for the North. The rural South, in 2021, is an exercise in reverse evolution: It is getting less intelligent and less physically imposing because all the young people with possibilities are getting the fark out of there.

How this will end is anybody's guess. Virginia has divided into two states, roughly split into east and west; North Carolina's voting patterns are more clearly urban and rural, or would be were it not so violently gerrymandered; South Carolina is too busy bleeding young people to be relevant; Mississippi and Louisiana are just shiatholes.

But I expect that the Republican Party will continue to cheat and win elections until everyone who cares about other people leave for the North.
 
2021-12-03 9:09:22 AM  
Or he was always a moron.
 
2021-12-03 9:10:27 AM  
Without reading the article remember he has claimed to have a serious mental disorder, I think Bipolar nut it might have been dissociative personality

He also claimed he ate an extremely low calorie diet because he wasn't counting calories in protein drinks and supplements
 
2021-12-03 9:10:29 AM  
"He said his Black friends were fussin' because he wouldn't march and the white people were calling him the N-word," Tom Jordan, the white head coach of the track team, an assistant coach for the football team and one of Walker's main advisers at the time, told me. "He said, 'Coach, I don't know what to do.'"

Jordan's advice?

"I told him," he said with a laugh, "to stay out of politics."


Or in other words - "you're a gifted athlete who is already in high school privileged enough to avoid politics unless you want to do so on a lark."

Of course that's the kind spin on what could be a cracker of a coach.

This is actually the perfect example of Trumpism - spending most of one's life not caring or understanding politics then suddenly and sometimes violently jumping into the fray to see yourselves as heroes who will magically solve all of these complicated problems with your simple folk wisdom.
 
2021-12-03 9:10:33 AM  
Herschel Walker has a very serious mental illness and no business being a US Senator.
 
2021-12-03 9:11:18 AM  
He's a wife beater, so republicans are willing to overlook that he's black and accept they have other things in common.
 
2021-12-03 9:12:12 AM  
 
2021-12-03 9:12:54 AM  

foo monkey: Herschel Walker has a very serious mental illness and no business being a US Senator.


If we use that metric, about 75% of the Republican party would be ineligible to serve.

/Oh no, anyway
 
2021-12-03 9:15:23 AM  
Paging Tim Scott, Tim Scott to the white (duh) courtesy phone.
 
2021-12-03 9:17:34 AM  

kbronsito: He's a wife beater, so republicans are willing to overlook that he's black and accept they have other things in common.


https://www.ajc.com/politics/police-report-herschel-walkers-ex-girlfriend-claimed-he-threatened-her-life/DBN6ONFIRBFW7GCIBHE43LVECM/

and also his ex wife

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/10/28/herschel-walker-sean-parnell-josh-mandel-past/

But Walker's ex-wife alleges that he threatened her life by pointing a gun at her temple. A former girlfriend also accuses him of threatening her life, an allegation Walker denies. The Associated Press has raised questions about his business practices, specifically whether he exaggerated his financial success.

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-sports-nfl-college-football-coronavirus-pandemic-5e2875eec11e93f9a3bf1fc859137ff8
 
2021-12-03 9:17:38 AM  
Abrams gearing up in GA for her Governor race against Kemp.  Warnock going against Walker for the Senate.

2022 shaping up just f-ing peachy.
 
2021-12-03 9:18:08 AM  
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He thought the Generals were DUE!
 
2021-12-03 9:18:09 AM  
Selling out Herschel Walker is what got the Cowboys three Super Bowls in the 90's.

/It was symbolism!
 
2021-12-03 9:21:58 AM  

Fart_Machine: According to Trumpers, "One of the good ones."


(((good ones)))
 
2021-12-03 9:22:36 AM  
"Nobody knew then, including Walker himself, that he had as well the makings of Dissociative Identity Disorder, or what used to be called multiple personality disorder"

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2021-12-03 9:24:08 AM  

RobotSpider: He transcends race because he has the one thing that transcends race: Money. If you have enough money, other people who have money will want to take some of yours, or make more money simply as a result of their proximity to you. GQP is willing to see past race, but the entrance fee is unbelievable.


And, like Ernst Rohm, Walker (and others) will find themselves on the receiving end of a Night of Long Knives when they are no longer useful to the regime.
 
2021-12-03 9:28:29 AM  

kmfjd: kbronsito: He's a wife beater, so republicans are willing to overlook that he's black and accept they have other things in common.

https://www.ajc.com/politics/police-report-herschel-walkers-ex-girlfriend-claimed-he-threatened-her-life/DBN6ONFIRBFW7GCIBHE43LVECM/

and also his ex wife

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/10/28/herschel-walker-sean-parnell-josh-mandel-past/

But Walker's ex-wife alleges that he threatened her life by pointing a gun at her temple. A former girlfriend also accuses him of threatening her life, an allegation Walker denies. The Associated Press has raised questions about his business practices, specifically whether he exaggerated his financial success.

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-sports-nfl-college-football-coronavirus-pandemic-5e2875eec11e93f9a3bf1fc859137ff8


Bringing up Walker's violent past is a tight rope for benevolent pastor Warnock to walk so he should leave it to his second to attack while he watches for weakness.

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2021-12-03 9:30:14 AM  
If Walker becomes a Senator then Georgia and the rest of the country will know the disappointment that Minnesota felt in the 90s.
 
2021-12-03 9:31:07 AM  

Soup4Bonnie: kmfjd: kbronsito: He's a wife beater, so republicans are willing to overlook that he's black and accept they have other things in common.

https://www.ajc.com/politics/police-report-herschel-walkers-ex-girlfriend-claimed-he-threatened-her-life/DBN6ONFIRBFW7GCIBHE43LVECM/

and also his ex wife

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/10/28/herschel-walker-sean-parnell-josh-mandel-past/

But Walker's ex-wife alleges that he threatened her life by pointing a gun at her temple. A former girlfriend also accuses him of threatening her life, an allegation Walker denies. The Associated Press has raised questions about his business practices, specifically whether he exaggerated his financial success.

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-sports-nfl-college-football-coronavirus-pandemic-5e2875eec11e93f9a3bf1fc859137ff8

Bringing up Walker's violent past is a tight rope for benevolent pastor Warnock to walk so he should leave it to his second to attack while he watches for weakness.

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Warnock doesn't have to.  He can stay on his brand and let a PAC do that.
 
2021-12-03 9:40:59 AM  

bthom37: '"In rural counties, places where UGA flags fly year-round, places where Grandpa might've been a Klansman but I'm not, he'll get their vote if for no other reason than they get to wear it as a I'm-not-a-racist badge," said Republican pundit Mike Hassinger."

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Yep.  White supremacists love Walker.  He's confirmation bias for them.  A moron who's supremely athletic.
 
2021-12-03 9:41:30 AM  
Isn't he literally mentally ill?
 
2021-12-03 9:42:24 AM  

cannibalparrot: Isn't he literally mentally ill?


He's running as a Republican... it's totally on brand.
 
2021-12-03 9:42:50 AM  

cannibalparrot: Isn't he literally mentally ill?


Trump? or Walker?
 
2021-12-03 9:43:05 AM  

cannibalparrot: Isn't he literally mentally ill?


And I don't mean "a bit of generalized anxiety" mentally ill, I mean full on Sybil mental illness.
 
2021-12-03 9:43:39 AM  
Dare I suggest the former could be directly related to the latter?
 
2021-12-03 9:48:34 AM  
CTE. I'm not even kidding. A few years ago a study came out where doctors examined the brains of high school, college, and pro football players and astonishingly like 96% had CTE. What makes it even worse is you can't diagnose it until after the person is dead. But it is safe to say that Walker, having been a running back, most certainly has it.

Not to go off in a tangent, but surprisingly the leading cause of CTE may be helmets. Rugby has similar player interactions and movements, but doesn't have nearly the amount of concussions. When you have a solid helmet on, you're not scared to hit your head. You'll run into impacts head on and not think much of it. When you have little to no protection, you're way more cautious with your noggin.
 
2021-12-03 9:48:51 AM  
Doesn't matter. You can't tell the difference.
 
2021-12-03 9:50:11 AM  

transporter_ii: Fart_Machine: According to Trumpers, "One of the good ones."

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I dunno . . . it's possible to be loathed by Republicans and Democrats which means you're a special kind of crappy person.
 
2021-12-03 9:57:17 AM  
They should trade him to Minnesota for Michelle Bachman and a dozen early-round draft picks.
 
2021-12-03 10:18:42 AM  
They want him because he's black and famous.

He wants it because power, money, and even more fame.
 
2021-12-03 10:23:54 AM  

Soup4Bonnie: kmfjd: kbronsito: He's a wife beater, so republicans are willing to overlook that he's black and accept they have other things in common.

https://www.ajc.com/politics/police-report-herschel-walkers-ex-girlfriend-claimed-he-threatened-her-life/DBN6ONFIRBFW7GCIBHE43LVECM/

and also his ex wife

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/10/28/herschel-walker-sean-parnell-josh-mandel-past/

But Walker's ex-wife alleges that he threatened her life by pointing a gun at her temple. A former girlfriend also accuses him of threatening her life, an allegation Walker denies. The Associated Press has raised questions about his business practices, specifically whether he exaggerated his financial success.

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-sports-nfl-college-football-coronavirus-pandemic-5e2875eec11e93f9a3bf1fc859137ff8

Bringing up Walker's violent past is a tight rope for benevolent pastor Warnock to walk so he should leave it to his second to attack while he watches for weakness.

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2021-12-03 10:32:13 AM  

HighOnCraic: Soup4Bonnie: kmfjd: kbronsito: He's a wife beater, so republicans are willing to overlook that he's black and accept they have other things in common.

https://www.ajc.com/politics/police-report-herschel-walkers-ex-girlfriend-claimed-he-threatened-her-life/DBN6ONFIRBFW7GCIBHE43LVECM/

and also his ex wife

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/10/28/herschel-walker-sean-parnell-josh-mandel-past/

But Walker's ex-wife alleges that he threatened her life by pointing a gun at her temple. A former girlfriend also accuses him of threatening her life, an allegation Walker denies. The Associated Press has raised questions about his business practices, specifically whether he exaggerated his financial success.

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-sports-nfl-college-football-coronavirus-pandemic-5e2875eec11e93f9a3bf1fc859137ff8

Bringing up Walker's violent past is a tight rope for benevolent pastor Warnock to walk so he should leave it to his second to attack while he watches for weakness.

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-Noonien Singh Consulting Services

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+1 would lol again
 
2021-12-03 10:41:48 AM  
Unca T. wants to pull up that ladder as fast as he can.
 
2021-12-03 10:46:12 AM  
So he's a violent, mentally ill has been quite likely suffering from brain trauma. That explains... a lot.
 
2021-12-03 10:58:03 AM  
Walker strikes me as a Cruz-type politician - everybody in the state knows who he is, flaws and all. Nobody's on the fence about Walker, it's just about who votes and which votes are counted.
 
2021-12-03 11:12:39 AM  

kmfjd: kbronsito: He's a wife beater, so republicans are willing to overlook that he's black and accept they have other things in common.

https://www.ajc.com/politics/police-report-herschel-walkers-ex-girlfriend-claimed-he-threatened-her-life/DBN6ONFIRBFW7GCIBHE43LVECM/

and also his ex wife

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/10/28/herschel-walker-sean-parnell-josh-mandel-past/

But Walker's ex-wife alleges that he threatened her life by pointing a gun at her temple. A former girlfriend also accuses him of threatening her life, an allegation Walker denies. The Associated Press has raised questions about his business practices, specifically whether he exaggerated his financial success.

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-sports-nfl-college-football-coronavirus-pandemic-5e2875eec11e93f9a3bf1fc859137ff8


Welp, seems like he has all the GOP qualifications he needs, right there.
 
2021-12-03 11:25:14 AM  
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