I’m pulling for Herschel Walker in the Georgia Senate runoff.
Back in 2020, I made the mistake of endorsing Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in their Georgia Senate races whose victories put Democrats in charge of the Senate and which gave us a far more ambitious Joe Biden presidency than we would have had otherwise if David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler squeaked by and won their races. I have had two years to follow the consequences of my mistake.
At the time, I was feeling exhausted with the Trump presidency. I was also furious with Ron Johnson and the deficit hawks in the Senate for blocking the $2,000 stimulus check. I was looking in the rearview mirror and reacting to what was happening at the time. As it turned out, I was wrong to blithely dismiss the deficit hawks like Ron Johnson who warned that Joe Biden’s excessive COVID relief spending would ignite a tidal wave of inflation while doing nothing to stop the spread of the virus.
Raphael Warnock and John Ossoff were elected to the U.S. Senate. Democrats took control of the Senate with a narrow majority. We got the $1,400 stimulus check and the child tax credit in the American Rescue Plan. We got the infrastructure bill. We got the “Inflation Reduction Act.” I was correct to calculate that the filibuster would limit the damage that Democrats were capable of doing with control of the Senate. I can’t say that I am personally better off because all of that was offset by higher inflation and gas prices.
Over the last two years, Radical Liberal Raphael Warnock has voted to 1.) impeach Donald Trump, 2.) confirm Joe Biden’s cabinet nominees like Merrick Garland and Alejandro Mayorkas, 3.) confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, 4.) confirm Joe Biden’s federal court appointments, 5.) establish Juneteenth as a federal holiday, 6.) pass the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, 7.) pass the “For the People Act” which would ban partisan gerrymandering, 8.) pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act which would establish federal control over state elections, 9.) pass all of the Ukraine funding bills and to pass the 10.) Respect for Marriage Act which would codify gay marriage and interracial marriage into federal law.
The single worst thing that Warnock has co-sponsored and voted to support though is Dick Durbin’s Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022. It failed in the Senate due to a Republican filibuster on a cloture vote. This was introduced in the Senate in the wake of the mass shooting in Buffalo.
“WASHINGTON – Today, Senate Republicans filibustered the House-passed Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act (DTPA), a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Representative Brad Schneider (D-IL-10) in the House. The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act is designed to combat the growing threat of domestic violent extremist groups and individuals (DVEs), including racially and ethnically motivated violent extremists and violent white supremacists.
Leader Schumer set this vote in motion as a legislative response to the racially-motivated attack at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket that killed ten Black Americans, and announced that it would be the vehicle for any bipartisan compromise on gun safety legislation following this week’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Ahead of the cloture vote, Durbin spoke on the Senate floor and urged his colleagues to support this legislation.
“The ‘Great Replacement Theory’ is a thinly veiled white supremacist theory that tries to suggest that immigrants to America are somehow only arriving at the expense of those already here, particularly white Americans… it is white supremacy and it inspired this man to do terrible things in Buffalo and kill innocent people at that grocery store,” Durbin said. “There’s one other thing that is part of this exercise this morning in voting for H.R. 350. The Majority Leader, Senator Schumer, after the events in Uvalde, Texas, declared that we’re going to try to reach out on a bipartisan basis to come up with legislation to deal with gun safety and safety in schools. His first effort to do this is this bill. What we’re voting on is a motion to proceed to the bill. He has invited colleagues on a bipartisan basis to come forward and to offer their amendments in the field of gun safety and school safety. That’s why this motion to proceed is more than just the bill I described. It is an opportunity for amendments on the floor.”
Durbin continued, “So I’m appealing to my colleagues on the Republican side of the aisle: if you have any ideas, and I hope you do, for gun safety, school safety, and to make this a safer nation, this is the vehicle to do it. A yes vote on the motion to proceed to H.R. 350 is your opportunity to open a process where we can consider amendments. Senator Schumer was very explicit. He invited Democrats as well as Republicans to come forward with their best ideas on a bipartisan basis. And isn’t that what the people of the country are actually asking for, more than anything that we roll up our sleeves and face this challenge, which has taken so many innocent lives?” …”
The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022 would have required the FBI, DHS and DOJ to focus their attention on White Nationalists and other “Domestic Violent Extremists” (DVEs). Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff voted for it. Tim Scott voted against it. This was not lost on me.
Aside from John Fetterman, there are few people who are less qualified to serve in the U.S. Senate than Herschel Walker. The fact that we are saddled with having to choose between the likes of Herschel Walker or Raphael Warnock is Donald Trump’s fault. That’s the choice though. Either Herschel Walker goes to the Senate and votes like Tim Scott or Raphael Warnock returns to the Senate for the next six years to vote for things like gun control, amnesty for illegal aliens and the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act. We also don’t get anything out of reelecting Warnock like a $1,400 check. There is no upside to it.
Raphael Warnock’s legacy is inflation, terrible federal judges like Ketanji Brown Jackson and bad votes on key issues. Even a half retarded black running back would be an improvement.
Note: The only reason why I wrote this article is because I regret endorsing Warnock in 2020 and want to correct that mistake. If he wins the runoff in December, which seems likely, then it is not on me. I can at least say that I tried to limit all the damage he will inevitably cause.