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Georgia GOP Signals Difficulty Ahead

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, September 26, 2022

Pulitzer prize winning, nationally syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts, who also happens to be a Black man, wrote recently about the moron who the Georgia GOP trotted out to represent their interests — the former footballer, wife beater, philanderer, mentally unstable liar, Herschel Walker.

Pitts’ observations are spot-on.

But moreover, what this matter speaks to, is the wretchedly miserable condition of the Georgia GOP.

The GOP only trotted out that moron because he’s Black.

Now, you tell me…

Is that not pandering to racism, and race-based politics — fielding a candidate EXCLUSIVELY because of skin color?

It’s the very height of arrogant cynicism, and an exemplary model of political “tone deafness,” to obliquely assert, and hold as true, that the only reason Black folks vote, is to vote for Black folks.


U.S. Senator, Reverend Raphael Warnock, GA-D (wearing tie); Herschel Walker, GOP candidate for Georgia U.S. Senate

—excerpted—

“When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.”
— Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, meet Herschel Walker, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate.

Here he is on the Inflation Reduction Act:
“A lot of money, it’s going to trees. . . . We’ve got enough trees. Don’t we have enough trees around here?”

And on school shootings:
“What about gettin’ a department that can look at young men that’s lookin’ at women that’s looking at just social media? What about doing that?”

And on air pollution:
“Since we don’t control the air, our good air decide 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 to clean that back up.”

Through such acts of gibberish, Walker has shown us who he is and then some. So when the would-be Georgia senator said last week, “I’m not that smart,” well, it’s not like anyone fainted from shock. Unless it was shock that he spoke the truth, something with which Walker — who has claimed both a college degree and FBI experience he does not have — has little acquaintance.

That’s not to say a leader should live on such a rarefied intellectual plane as to be inaccessible to common folk. But maybe we should disabuse ourselves of the idea that leaders must be just like us. Have you met us? More to the point, shouldn’t we want them to be a little better than us, i.e., to have a broader and deeper knowledge of policy and international affairs than the guy at the next bar stool?

Instead, we get the likes of Marjorie Taylor Greene, Louie Gohmert and Lauren Boebert, people who could not pour water from a bucket if the instructions were printed on the bottom. Now comes Herschel Walker, fresh evidence of the American conviction that any moron can run a country. One has doubts this guy could run a garbage disposal.

“I’m not that smart,” he says. And you know something?

It almost sounded like he was bragging.

—MORE—

https://www.dailycamera.com/2022/09/25/opinion-leonard-pitts-jr-we-believe-herschel-walker/

 

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