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Unqualified Georgia GOP Senate Candidate Hershel Walker a 2022 Herman Cain Redux

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, September 4, 2022

History repeats itself, we’re told.

… but only if we ignore it, wrote George Santayana.

George Santayana in Rome, 1944.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

– George Santayana (1863-1952), Spanish philosopher writing in his 5-part book “The Life of Reason” Volume 1 “Reason in Common Sense,” (published 1905-1906)

One only need look at Georgia to see that GOPers are doing it again.

What are they doing again?

“It” is using the same old failed plays to win.

This time they’re using Hershel Walker like a subway token, just like they did Herman Cain.

They’re parading an utterly unqualified, out-of-touch-with-reality, ultra-wealthy individual as a candidate for high-level elected public office at the Federal level.

Hershel Walker, love him, loathe him — or ambivalent — has never held any elected office, much less held an office of public trust… just like another recent failure who retired to a palatial Florida estate which doubles as a high-priced “Members Only” club. So, why would ANYONE in their right mind imagine that Hershel Walker — in any way, shape, or form — would somehow be “qualified” to be a United States Senator from Georgia?

Sure, the Constitution states that the only qualifications to be Senator are as follows:

“No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.”
[U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 3, clause 3]

That bar is low enough that anyone — literally, anyone — could be a U.S. Senator. And according to that low standard, even a convicted felon still imprisoned could be a U.S. Senator. How preposterously absurd is that?!? Hershel Walker, as most anyone who’s been paying attention for the past several years, ought to know that he has a less-than-illustrious history as a wife-beater, etc. It’s NOT a joke, it’s NOT hyperbole, nor exaggeration.

Further, the term “inhabitant” is different from the word “resident.” And that’s precisely why the über-wealthy, out-of-touch-with-reality “Doc Hollywood, AKA “Dr. Oz,” is a GOP Senate candidate for Pennsylvania.

“There’s an old saying in Tennessee
— I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee —
that says, fool me once, shame on… shame on you.
Fool me… you can’t get fooled again.”

— POTUS George W. Bush, September 17, 2002, East Literature Magnet School, Nashville, TN


Hershel Walker, have you stopped beating your wife?

On September 23, 2001, Irving, TX police were called to Hershel Walker’s $1.9M mansion in a private gated community by Jerry Mungadze, who befriended Walker while they were both in college on the track team, and is now a licensed counselor in Texas. In a 2011 Playboy Magazine profile of Walker, Mr. Mungadze, who hails from Zimbabwe, said of the incident that, “He threatened to kill her, myself and himself. I called 911, and the police came.”

During that incident, police confiscated a 9mm Sig Sauer pistol from Walker’s car and then placed his address on a “caution list” because of his “violent tendencies,” but declined to arrest or seek charges against him. Three months later, Walker’s wife filed for divorce.

In December 2001 after Walker’s wife filed for divorce, a court appointed Mungadze as a mediator.

As a former pastor, Mr. Mungadze appeared on televangelist Benny Hinn’s show and said that using illustrations made by people who colored in a drawing of a brain he could divine if they had been “demonized,” and stated further that “I can tell them what spirit they have and what it’s doing in their life.”

In his 1990 doctoral thesis for the University of North Texas, Mr. Mungadze wrote that Zimbabwean witch doctors are better suited to treat individuals who say they’re possessed by “ancestral spirits,” instead of utilizing scientific practices of Western medicine.

And in a 2000 article entitled “Is It Dissociation or Demonization?” published in the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, he wrote that exorcism, demon possession, and occultism are a “theological and sociological reality.”

Walker’s former wife, who changed her name to “Cindy Grossman” following her divorce, wrote in her memoir that during their marriage, he had continually subjected her to “physically abusive and threatening behavior,” and at one time, pointed a pistol at her head and said, “I’m going to blow your fucking brains out.”

Court records indicate that in 2005 when Ms. Grossman sought a protective order against him, Walker had repeatedly threatened to kill her and her boyfriend. In an affidavit filed shortly after Walker had threatened Ms. Grossman, her sister testified that Walker had “stated unequivocally that he was going to shoot my sister Cindy and her boyfriend in the head,” and that he “slowly drove by in his vehicle, pointed his finger at (Grossman) and traced (her) with his finger as he drove.”

A judge granted the order and prohibited Walker from accessing firearms for a period of time.

Walker had been receiving “treatment” by Mungadze for about a year when a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader in Irving, TX filed a police complaint against Walker stating that he had been stalking her and that a year earlier following a “confrontation” with him, he had begun making threatening calls to her, and was “having her house watched.” Shortly thereafter, she became “very frightened” of Walker after he saw her outside a Four Seasons resort in Irving stalked her all the way to her house, though she did not make an official complaint because it would “only make the problem worse.”

In a January 2012 police report made by a now-deceased woman name Myka Dean, she detailed that after seeking to end a nearly 20-year “on-off-on-off” relationship with him, he threatened to stalk her outside her apartment and “blow her head off.”

Ms. Dean, who died in 2019, told police that she did not want to get Walker into any trouble by filing an official complaint, but the investigating officer documented the matter because of “extreme threats.”


 

Money is why many people flocked to Herman Cain, who promoted himself as a viable political candidate, despite his painfully obvious lack of experience in any public office, and his blithely ignorant off-the-cuff remarks about national issues and policy.

But it wasn’t just the money.

He was a Black businessman with money who ostensibly fell in line with GOP ideals, and was used by them to begin the anti-Obama race. In other words, he was as used as a subway token. It was as if the GOP merely allowed Cain as a mouthpiece – who still has absolutely no political experience – to parade their ideals for them, as if the mere presence of a Black man would demonstrate and somehow prove that their ideals are neither racist nor elitist.

Here is an absolute irony, and it concerns the so-called “elite mainstream media.”

In 1996, a Republican – then-South Dakota Senator Larry Pressler – almost single-handedly wrote the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which was also promoted and supported by then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, a Republican from Georgia. Among other things, it was essentially a broadcasting deregulation bill, which took great coercing from numerous parties to accede to its terms, which were cast as reforms.

In the time since the bill was passed into law – having been signed by then-President Clinton – the FCC has researched and found that rather than encourage competition, it has had the exact opposite effect, and has led to consolidation of media power and ultimately led toward monopolistic practice.

And now, Republicans blame the “elite mainstream media” which they created.

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