It’s True That The Mainstream Media Is Attacking Herschel Walker As It Would Never Attack A Black Progressive Senate Candidate…It’s Also True That He Deserves It

There’s a new scandalous revelation involving Herschel Walker. I’m certain there are more to come. But first, some perspective.

A lot of terrible candidates will be running for powerful positions across the country in November. Neither party has a monopoly on them, or the shame the parties deserve for inflicting them on the nation. Naturally, the unqualified, dishonest and otherwise awful candidates offered by the Republicans have received and will continue to receive the vast majority of criticism from the news media, which, after all, has its mission. That imbalance is unfair, but only in the sense that embarrassments like Maxine Waters, Ted Lieu, Adam Schiff, “The Squad,” Cori Bush and so many indisputably unethical Democrats are allowed to continue to soil the democracy. But in cases like Republican Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker, no amount of negative news media exposure is too much. In his case, the news media is doing its job.

Good heavens, what a disgrace! The former college and pro football star has lied about his record as a businessman, his role in a for-profit program alleged to have exploited veterans while defrauding the government, his academic record and more. What Walker has admitted to is also pretty disturbing: in his autobiography, he described playing Russian Roulette, engaging in domestic abuse, and stalking more than one individual with the intent of doing them harm. These are framed as part of a redemption saga, which would be more convincing if Walker wasn’t continuing to lie, obfuscate and generally behave like a con artist on the campaign trail.

Depending on one’s priorities, it is arguably even more disturbing that he emits gibberish like his answer to a reporter’s question about the Uvalde shooting (I know I already groaned at this, but the thought of anyone with such evident cognitive deficiencies being involved in lawmaking gives me the willies):

Cain killed Abel and that’s a problem that we have. What we need to do is look into how we can stop those things. You know, you talked about doing a disinformation — what about getting a department that can look at young men that’s looking at women that’s looking at their social media. What about doing that? Looking into things like that and we can stop that that way. But yet they want to just continue to talk about taking away your constitutional rights. And I think there’s more things we need to look into. This has been happening for years and the way we stop it is putting money into the mental health field, by putting money into other departments rather than departments that want to take away your rights.”

With that excessively long introduction, I’ll finally get to the immediate issue: The Daily Beast reported that Walker has two sons and a daughter fathered without the inconvenience of a marriage or a stable relationship whose existence he had not previously acknowledged publicly. This is despite his theme of criticizing absentee fathers and after exhorting back men like him to be active in their children’s lives. Walker has used his relationship with his older son, Christian Walker as a model. He left the impression, however, that Christian was his only offspring. Walker’s hypocrisy gives off the acrid stench of Bill Cosby.

Explaining this deception by omission before an audience at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s annual “Road to Majority” conference, Walker said that he’s “never denied” any of the kids. Like most of his Adventures in Speaking, that statement is ambiguous. Does it mean that Walker’s never denied them love and support, which is a dubious assertion since he’s kept their existence secret and they have not lived with him, or does he mean that he’s never denied that he had four kids rather than just one? Come to think of it, he’s never denied having 20 children, or for that matter, being a Chinese spy. Or from Mars.

Then Walker played victim, adding, “And they didn’t do anything, which just makes me want to fight harder because I’m tired of people misleading the American people. I’m tired of people misleading my family.”

Wait—Isn’t it Herschel Walker who is misleading the American people, or trying to?

It is nothing less than a betrayal of trust and gross dishonesty for Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the Republican Party to endorse such a manifestly unqualified and unethical candidate for the Senate. If the news media manages to wreck his chances of being elected, at least they will have done something right.

10 thoughts on “It’s True That The Mainstream Media Is Attacking Herschel Walker As It Would Never Attack A Black Progressive Senate Candidate…It’s Also True That He Deserves It

  1. The subtle point about bias is easy for people to miss, and when you try to make it, you can accused of whataboutism by the left because they are looking for any reason to attack the messenger rather than engage in an argument.

    During the 2016 election, I took a lot of statements Hillary Clinton made describing her political opponents in ugly terms (comparing pro-life Republicans to terrorists) and even using politically incorrect language (like “off the reservation). I did this when the media was obsessing about every little thing Trump did.

    The point is not that the behavior of one person is excused because of the behavior of another person, just that we need to treat it all the same. If you aren’t bothered by the exact same behavior in one candidate, you shouldn’t be bothered by it in another. Otherwise, your bias is making you stupid, and really stupid at that.

  2. What are the criteria and qualifications for being a U.S. senator? A number of people come to mind. Mark Kelly. Former astronaut. John Glenn for that matter. John McCain. Jet jock. Joe Biden. Law school graduate? Most senators only know one thing: how to get elected to office. Once they are in Congress, with a few exceptions, they are generally nothing more than a reliable vote for their caucus. The problem is, very few responsible adults want the hassle of a life in electoral politics. What an awful way to make a living.

    • “What an awful way to make a living.” Well, it’s all relative.

      When was the last time you were part of a road crew in 95* heat? How about a roofer?
      Being a Senator with the easy hours and extraordinary perks seems like a rather cushy job, the Chamber AC works very well, and the opportunity to do all kind meaningful cool $#!t exists especially if unconcerned about being reelected.

      • Grubbing for campaign funds every day of your life? I’d rather be a roofer or on a road paving crew. Honest work at least. And you have your evenings to yourself. Anyone with half a brain can make a better living in any number of ways. It’s why there are so few quality people in politics and the parties’ “benches” are so barren.

        • You almost sound cynical OB.
          My six years would not involve grubbing for campaign funds but would continually involve creatively advocating for my constituents and frequent use of the bully pulpit for all things righteous. My fierce courageous example would attract like-minded warriors that would outnumber the squad and make them look like squatters.
          Our good honest hard work would be the beginning of a great reclamation of what the Founding Fathers had in mind when devising our republic as well as a great adventure.

            • It is a bit of a story OB, fairly boring really, but it begins with the fact I have an outstanding huge grassroots operation of fine upstanding energetic people who are very much interested in reclaiming our government from the fascist woke a-holes who are spreading like a deadly cancer throughout the land. The rest is just details but the important thing is that all the (considerable) support is offered without any expectation of quid pro quo. Can you think of anything better than fighting fascism in politics?

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