Herschel Walker’s Abortion Was Not Slutty. Yours Still Is Though.

In case you hadn’t heard, Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker appears to have asked a pregnant girlfriend to have an abortion. There are literally receipts (and one of his sons, who’s kind of a right wing nutjob, melted down Tuesday over this)–it’s bad*.

That said, I don’t think it will matter much for this particular seat. Not only is Your Abortion Is Slutty, [while] Mine Is Not, he’ll probably, once he lands on his feet, spin this as a “I was lost, now I’m found” cycle of redemption.

Where this might have an effect, assuming professional Democrats don’t fuck it up (STOP LAUGHING! STOP LAUGHING NOW!), is nationally. If Democrats decide to make this a ‘national issue’ (e.g., “Republicans have one rule for you, and another for themselves” and so on), it will hurt Republicans across the board: they desperately do not want this election to be a referendum on abortion.

Unfortunately, I don’t think this helps Warnock that much.**

*Though, as always, very good news for John McCain.

**Not passing a $15/hour minimum wage really hurt Warnock badly. GA organizers made that a big part of his 2020 appeal to young black voters, especially men, and they couldn’t deliver.

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2 Responses to Herschel Walker’s Abortion Was Not Slutty. Yours Still Is Though.

  1. John says:

    The prospects of the national Democratic leadership not flipping this up isn’t making me laugh. It’s too depressing for that. If you plead, beg, etc. them not to do something, they will do it. However I can think of a reverse-psychology tactic, if I could contact them — a form of briarpatching.. That is, try to persuade them to go all-out and campaign over the attack on Congress and the Republican’s attempts to overturn our election. Don’t go after the Republicans on abortion, go after them on their attempt to overthrow our election.

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