• August 26, 2021

Herschel Walker returns to Georgia, decides to run for Senate, sure why not

“I don’t know of a single significant Republican operative that thinks Walker will lose the primaries. I don’t know of a single significant Republican operative that thinks Walker will win the overall,” Erick’s son Erick tweeted yesterday about the announcement that football is retiring. Herschel star Walker had officially launched the race for the United States Senate in Georgia. “There is a lot of frustration out there.”

However, there is not much frustration in Mar-a-Lago, as Donald Trump is the one who designed this entire candidacy, even getting Walker to return to Georgia from Texas, where he has lived for decades.

“I think he would win. I think it would be very, very difficult to beat Herschel,” Trump told conservative talk show host Buck Sexton in June. “They have the ballads, they made ballads for Herschel. They still sing them all the time. So I think beating him would be very difficult. And I think he’s going to run.”

BALLADS. Very subtle.

In fact, the ex-Georgia Bulldog and 1982 Heisman Trophy winner has high name recognition in the state. That, coupled with Trump’s backing, makes him a virtual candidate to win the Republican primary and face Senator Raphael Warnock, beating Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, Walker’s closest rival. Unlike Black, Walker has no experience running for office or ruling. But he has … other experiences.

Experiences such as domestic violence, according to his divorce records recently unearthed by the AP:

Four years later, in December 2005, Cindy Grossman, Walker’s ex-wife, obtained a protection order against him, alleging violent and controlling behavior.

Grossman has said that for a long time he was a victim of Walker’s urges. When her book was published, she told ABC News that at one point during their marriage, her husband pointed a gun at her head and said, “I’m going to blow your brains out.” She filed for divorce in 2001, citing “extremely threatening and physically abusive behavior.”

With his creative accounting acumen, he will be a natural for the Ways and Means Committee:

More recently, Walker has made outsized claims about his business history. In repeated media interviews, Walker claimed that his company employed hundreds of people, included a chicken processing division in Arkansas, and raised between $ 70 million and $ 80 million annually in sales.

However, when the company applied for a loan from the Paycheck Protection Program last year, it reported that it only had eight employees. (He received about $ 182,000 in COVID-19 aid.)

In a recent court case, Walker gave much more modest revenue figures, indicating that the company made an average profit of about $ 1.5 million a year between 2008 and 2017.

And not surprisingly, his second wife, Julie Blanchard, is currently under investigation for voting illegally in Georgia when she was living in Texas. Which is quite inconvenient since Walker has been criticizing alleged illegal and fraudulent voters for months.

“Complying with the rules … the American people demand that ONLY LEGAL BALLOTS be counted. Anyone tampering with this election must be prosecuted,” he said. tweeted on November 4.

“If we are residents of both places, is that legally wrong?” Blanchard complained to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution two weeks ago. “If you have multiple houses, can’t you vote where you have one house?”

No, actually, you can’t. But we seem to have found someone even less prepared for life as a civil servant than Herschel Walker. Congratulations, Mrs. B!

And not surprisingly, Walker has been very open about his struggles with dissociative identity disorder. Which is admirable, of course, but a 2008 book detailing his struggles with suicidal and homicidal impulses may well come back to haunt him in the election campaign.

Here in NOT GEORGIA, Walker’s entry into the race seems to Wonkette good news for Blue Team. Do Republicans really think they’re going to mislead black voters with a guy who thinks the Black Lives Matter movement is financed by China? But if Donald Trump wants to ruin the chances of Republicans in Georgia againWho are we to complain

Support your crazy list, Mr. President, Sir! Come out strong for Adam Laxalt in Nevada, Josh Mandel in Ohio, Ted Budd in North Carolina, Eric Greitens in Missouri and Kelly Tshibaka in Alaska. Don’t let that old jerk Mitch McConnell stop you! Only you can fix it.


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