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Old 12th October 2022, 05:50 PM   #161
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Originally Posted by shemp View Post
If he is elected, and if he wants to get reelected, he will vote however the party tells him to vote.
That would be the sensible and rational thing to do.

But there are many, MANY, rational and sensible things to do to get elected in the first place that he is abjectly failing to do. What would make him more likely to act in a rational manner once elected? He'll only get crazier as his crazy is enabled, his ego fed, and power is in his hands.
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Old 12th October 2022, 06:19 PM   #162
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Originally Posted by tyr_13 View Post
That would be the sensible and rational thing to do.

But there are many, MANY, rational and sensible things to do to get elected in the first place that he is abjectly failing to do. What would make him more likely to act in a rational manner once elected? He'll only get crazier as his crazy is enabled, his ego fed, and power is in his hands.
Just toss a ball out of the chamber and he’ll get lost as he runs to get it.
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Old 12th October 2022, 06:45 PM   #163
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Originally Posted by tyr_13 View Post
I can understand wanting to get him elected so the Republicans can control the Senate. Not condone, but understand in a 'cool motive, still evil', kind of way. .
Careful. Some people don't get the distinction between "understanding" something and "condoning" it.
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There's lots of people who are mentally ill who don't sink to the depths that SOB did. He was pure evil. The kind of evil that says that you can do anything you want to other people, but if you repent then that makes it all OK. That's evil ********!
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Old 12th October 2022, 08:09 PM   #165
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If he is elected, and if he wants to get reelected, he will vote however the party tells him to vote.
If they can even get that through his thick skull and make him say the required stuff at the right time. Like I said above, he is barely controllable in his own environment, what with all the mouthings-off he has already done. In Congress, he would be uncontrollable and randomly dangerous to the GOP and the proceedings. And probably incoherent. In fact, hopefully incoherent.

He is in such a poor state mentally that I would not be surprised if, in the near future, he would deteriorate so much he could not even dress himself each day. If he weren't so dangerous, he would be pitiable.
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Herschel Walker's pseudo-accomplishments are increasing by leaps and bounds. Not only was he an UGA grad in his own mind, class valedictorian somewhere, and a Junior G-Man in law enforcement, now he has had a military-like career and is a self proclaimed Native American, all thanks to the legacy of Donald Trump, that lies will get one everywhere as long as they are told to the right amount of people.

This?

This is the best the GOP can offer up to be one of only 100 people to represent the USA as a senator?

Sometimes one gets what one deserves.
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Old 12th October 2022, 08:31 PM   #167
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This is the best the GOP can offer up to be one of only 100 people to represent the USA as a senator?

Sometimes one gets what one deserves.

The funny part is, so many voters hate the Dems that he still has a decent shot. It is almost unimaginable....until you look at how far out-of-touch the Dems are.
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Old 12th October 2022, 09:05 PM   #168
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Originally Posted by Warp12 View Post
The funny part is, so many voters hate the Dems that he still has a decent shot. It is almost unimaginable....until you look at how far out-of-touch the Dems are.


Right now I don't hardly respect any lawmaker at any level but that's because the people who don't rob banks do not get the same attention as those who do. I'll just keep flying under the radar like usual.
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Originally Posted by tyr_13 View Post
That would be the sensible and rational thing to do.

But there are many, MANY, rational and sensible things to do to get elected in the first place that he is abjectly failing to do. What would make him more likely to act in a rational manner once elected? He'll only get crazier as his crazy is enabled, his ego fed, and power is in his hands.
Remember how Trump was going to become Presidential when he got in? Perhaps people have the same hopes for this politician?
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Originally Posted by Athyrio View Post
Herschel Walker's pseudo-accomplishments are increasing by leaps and bounds. Not only was he an UGA grad in his own mind, class valedictorian somewhere, and a Junior G-Man in law enforcement, now he has had a military-like career and is a self proclaimed Native American, all thanks to the legacy of Donald Trump, that lies will get one everywhere as long as they are told to the right amount of people.

This?

This is the best the GOP can offer up to be one of only 100 people to represent the USA as a senator?

Sometimes one gets what one deserves.
But if he wins, a lot of people are going to get what they don't deserve.
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Old 13th October 2022, 06:36 AM   #171
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Remember how Trump was going to become Presidential when he got in? Perhaps people have the same hopes for this politician?
I would not be surprised if Walker wins, that he resigns shortly after being sworn in, allowing Kemp to appoint a farther right leaning senator that never would have won the general election.
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I would not be surprised if Walker wins, that he resigns shortly after being sworn in, allowing Kemp to appoint a farther right leaning senator that never would have won the general election.
Do they have to serve a specific amount of time before resigning? I think I read somewhere that they have to serve at least 6 months, which would be shortish, given it's a 6 year term.
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I would not be surprised if Walker wins, that he resigns shortly after being sworn in, allowing Kemp to appoint a farther right leaning senator that never would have won the general election.
Always forget that silliness. Such a strange system in a democracy.
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Who did they find that makes Walker look good to right-wingers? Some guy with a swastika tattooed on his forehead? "I like his ideas, he just needs to watch his language."
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Thinking this over, maybe Herschel meant he was a "model, dad". You know, like a dad that also models.
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CNN fact check on recent claims

CNN has a column about Mr. Walker's recent false or misleading claims. For example, "Walker has never had a job in law enforcement. He has publicized a card showing that he was at some point after 2004 named an “honorary agent” and “special deputy sheriff” in Cobb County, Georgia, titles that do not confer arrest authority." Some of the things that are misleading fall into a category of misleading things that one politician might say about his or her opponent. Although I don't condone misrepresentation of an opponent's record or views, I accept that it happens. Yet given that he has said so many false or misleading things about his past, it comes as no surprise that what he says about his actions as a father are open to dispute.
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For example, "Walker has never had a job in law enforcement. He has publicized a card showing that he was at some point after 2004 named an “honorary agent” and “special deputy sheriff” in Cobb County, Georgia, titles that do not confer arrest authority."
Was it signed by McGruff?
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Was it signed by McGruff?
I will not accept the disparagement of McGruff. Dogs have a keen insight and would know better than to give Walker any form of badge, honorary or not!
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Was it signed by McGruff?
I bet it came with a sheriff star you colored in yourself, too. Walker probably didn't color within the lines, though.
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Chick was always mentally ill.
That particular Chick Tract isn't any more offensive than the story of Sodom and Gomorrah.
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The funny part is, so many voters hate the Dems that he still has a decent shot. It is almost unimaginable....until you look at how far out-of-touch the Dems are.
It's not the Dems who are out of touch...it's the GOP who are out of their frigging minds.
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It's not the Dems who are out of touch...it's the GOP who are out of their frigging minds.
No, Dems are out of touch for not understanding that what society thinks is wrong is okay as long as it is a Republican or the GOP doing it.
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No, Dems are out of touch for not understanding that what society thinks is wrong is okay as long as it is a Republican or the GOP doing it.
The Dems are out of touch for having standards and morals. The GOP is unencumbered by anything but the desire for power at any cost.
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The Dems are out of touch for having standards and morals..

There is a humor section, you know.
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Do they have to serve a specific amount of time before resigning? I think I read somewhere that they have to serve at least 6 months, which would be shortish, given it's a 6 year term.
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Always forget that silliness. Such a strange system in a democracy.
They can't organise by-elections in the USA??
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No, Dems are out of touch for not understanding that what society thinks is wrong is okay as long as it is a Republican or the GOP doing it.
I rather suspect they know full well and are fully "in touch" with that. Just that they aren't going to dive into the manure-pool and wrestle with that hog in order to own the pool.
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There is a humor section, you know.
Oh, the irony...it burns.
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Oh, the irony...it burns.

Hopefully it is just the irony at play.
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Hopefully it is just the irony at play.
Some people do see this place as their playground.
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There is a humor section, you know.
There is also a sports section.



We're just randomly naming sections now, apparently?
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I really can’t believe Walker pulled out that badge tonight during the debate. That means he actually carries it around with him. Giddyup sheriff.
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I really can’t believe Walker pulled out that badge tonight during the debate. That means he actually carries it around with him. Giddyup sheriff.
The people he flashes it at (or at whom he flashes it?) probably think it's real. The thing is, HE probably thinks it's real.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/herschel-...003524208.html
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That was pretty bad.

One line from Walker I think did strike home, at least with his intended audience. Warnock repeatedly said that in abortion decisions, it was between the woman and her doctor - without the government there in the room as a 3rd party. Fair enough. But Walker responded there was already a 3rd person in the room: the baby. Alright, it’s not technically a person or a baby at that point. But I thought the line worked.
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Caveat: Savannah is likely not typical of GA at large.
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Another prepared but effective line: “If Black Lives Matter why are you not protecting those babies? Instead of aborting those babies, why are you not baptizing those babies?”
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Herschel Walker Says People Worried About High Insulin Costs Should Just 'Eat Right'

Unless you’re eating right, insulin is doing you no good," Walker, the GOP Senate candidate in Georgia, said in Friday's debate against Raphael Warnock.
Not only is this man unfit to be a Senator, he is unfit for most jobs.

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I really can’t believe Walker pulled out that badge tonight during the debate. That means he actually carries it around with him. Giddyup sheriff.
Also, it appears he's displaying it sideways -- the point on the left should be up and what looks like the designation ("Honorary"?) is on the left side.
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Ok, now this might be beside the point, but isn't impersonating law enforcement, you know, a crime?

I don't think one has to be trying to pull someone over or put cuffs on them for that to be the case, right? I'm guessing the difference here is that he claimed to have formerly have been in law enforcement.
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
Always forget that silliness. Such a strange system in a democracy.
It is a legacy of how senators used to be picked. The state legislatures appointed them, originally. We only voted directly for our representatives in the House. What we have now is an odd mix of things that were developed as we moved further away from a parliamentary system.
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Old 15th October 2022, 09:54 AM   #200
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Originally Posted by slyjoe View Post
Not only is this man unfit to be a Senator, he is unfit for most jobs.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hersc...b051268c49e441
He left the NFL around 25 years ago. Has he actually held any other jobs? Opened a business or worked for one, coached somewhere, supported a non-profit? What's this guy actually done for the last quarter-century?
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