Imagine a Senator Herschel Walker…

If this were a soap opera, I’d call it unbelievable. Herschel Walker, senatorial candidate from Georgia, has been accused of paying for a woman’s abortion. He denies it.

“This is a flat-out lie – and I deny this in the strongest possible terms,” Walker said in a statement posted on his verified Twitter account in which he called the report a “repugnant hatchet job” and criticized what he described as the Daily Beast’s reporting tactics.

“Now, they’re using an anonymous source to further slander me,” Walker said. “They will do anything to hold onto power. It’s disgusting, gutter politics.”

How dare they. HE DOESN’T KNOW HER, he shrieks.

And now a new revelation:

A woman who said Herschel Walker paid for her 2009 abortion is the mother of one of his children, according to a new report Wednesday, undercutting the Georgia Republican Senate candidate’s claims that he didn’t know who she was.

The Daily Beast, which first reported Monday on the abortion, said it had agreed not to reveal details of the woman’s identity to protect her privacy. But Walker, who has expressed support for a national abortion ban without exceptions, vehemently denied the story, calling the abortion allegation a “flat-out lie,” threatening a lawsuit against the outlet he has yet to file and saying he had no idea who the woman might be.

So on Wednesday night, The Daily Beast revealed that the woman – who was not named – was so well known to Walker that, according to her, they conceived another child years after the abortion. She decided to continue on with the later pregnancy, though she noted that Walker, as he had during the earlier pregnancy, expressed that it wasn’t a convenient time for him, the outlet reported.

To be fair, it’s entirely possible that he has completely forgotten who the mothers of his children are — there are so many of them, and it’s not as if he has invested much time with his families, even his own children seem to dislike him, and he seems to be a remarkably stupid person. Which all makes him the perfect Republican candidate!

For all that, it’s more than conceivable that Walker wins his race against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. That remains Republicans’ hope — with faith placed in Walker to run the same game-plan that got him to this point.

Right. He’s a good representative for the party of conservative values and personal responsibility, which has somehow morphed into the theocratic party that loves a guy who, after every scandal, defends himself with the assertion that he’s a Christian.


  1. quotetheunquote says

    This doesn’t excuse him at all, but I wouldn’t discount the possibility that he genuinely believes what he’s saying – he really doesn’t know this woman, because his brain damage is just severe enough that he’s lost a lot of his long-term memory.
    Listening to Walker, I am sometimes reminded a bit of my late father-in-law, who suffered from a mild form of vascular dementia. One time my wife and I were at his house, and she asked him why he had taken down a shelf of knick-knacks from one wall moved it to the other wall. He was adamant that this shelf had always been in its current location, he had never moved it. This despite the fact that it had been in the original location for many years, and he had built it himself. (There was even a snapshot of it, in the former location, right there in the house).
    For some people, the present is the only reality, and anything that contradicts it must be “a lie.”

  2. raven says

    Herschel Walker has 4 children by 4 different women.
    He was only married to one of them and that marriage had problems with domestic violence according to his adult son.

    This is what the GOP and the fundie xians mean when they say they are the party of “family values”.
    They lie.
    They aren’t.

    All they care about is power and money and Herschel Walker is just a part of the way to that goal.

    He could have paid for an abortion and the GOP wouldn’t care at all.
    Oh wait. He did. And they don’t care at all.

  3. raven says

    Imagine a Senator Herschel Walker…

    It’s not hard.

    Georgia already has elected Marjorie Taylor Greene who is way out there on the far reaches of the lunatic fringes.
    She is an amusing clown until you realize that she is part of the most powerful House of Representatives on the planet.
    If Georgia elected Marjorie Taylor Greene, Walker will fit in with her very well.

    An example of Greene thought.

    The Extinction of Straight People

    May 2022: Greene joined those pushing the baseless assertion that the mass shooter who went on a deadly rampage at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, was transgender or at least gender-nonconforming — and she claimed that there’s a plot to turn everyone gay or trans. “They just want you to think that all of a sudden the entire population is steadily turning gay or turning trans,” Greene said on a social media livestream. “Just generation, generation, generation. … Probably in about four or five generations, no one will be straight anymore. Everyone will be either gay or trans or nonconforming or whatever the list of 50 or 60 different options there are.”

    On the same livestream, she said tech titan Bill Gates was behind a plot to force all Americans to eat synthetic meat. “The government totally wants to provide surveillance on every part of your life,” she said. “They want to know when you’re eating. They want to know if you’re eating a cheeseburger, which is very bad because Bill Gates wants you to eat his fake meat, which is grown in a peach tree dish.” She meant “Petri dish.”

    The Texas school shooter wasn’t Trans or gay.
    All you straight people are on the verge of extinction and I’m sure you had no idea that you were.
    Bill Gates knows what is in your refrigerator and is going to replace it with synthetic meat, presumably when you aren’t looking.

  4. birgerjohansson says

    Räven @ 3
    If irony was still alive I would add more insanity. We need a flat-Earther in the senate to represent the even worse loons.
    Or maybe Britain can spare David Icke? Their other loons are already in the government.

  5. birgerjohansson says

    I would remind you the US government has still not set up a task force to deal with alien abductions. I see a free slot for some cynical populist to exploit.

  6. birgerjohansson says

    Step one: Find some horrible ex-con that allegedly found religion in prison. He- or she – must have the glib tongue of Elmer Gantry.
    Step two: using the email addresses for people buying stuff from wossname “chrisis actor” BS , collect political donations.
    Step three: Run for office. Maybe not the senate straight away. You need to build up some name recognition.
    After that there is no real limit. I heard of some corporal who made it to the top after going to prison for sedition.

  7. Doc Bill says

    Former NRA spoxgoblin, Dana Loesch, spilled the cat out of the bag of beans when she said: Winning is a virtue.

    It doesn’t matter who or what the candidate is so long as the Tribe wins. Ironically, Walker will be no worse a Senator than Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson or Rand Paul. The Tribe will be OK with Walker so long as he votes the way they tell him. So much winning!

  8. robro says

    Doc Bill @ #7

    Speaking of Dana Loesch, Heather Cox Richardson writing about the Walker scandal quoted this brilliance from her: “I don’t care if Herschel Walker paid to abort endangered baby eagles,” she said. “I want control of the Senate.”

  9. bodach says

    He said this, also: ‘Science said man came from apes…If that is true, why are there still apes?’ But I’m sure he’ll vote how white Jesus (republicans) would want.

  10. unclefrogy says

    it’s politics like this that helped admit my doubt in american religion. If the question really was about who was a christian the football player or the baptist minister the answer would be different.

  11. birgerjohansson says

    A little bit on a tangent, but with politicians as misogynic as him I want to share a rhyme found at Youtube.

    “Row row row your boat
    merrily toward the blue
    please bring back a woman’s right
    in 2022”
    (Attributed to Daisy Elmir)

  12. gijoel says

    He’s a good representative for the party of conservative values and personal responsibility

    It’s not about personal responsibility anymore. The filthy liberals turned around and pointed out when conservatives weren’t taking responsibility (e.g. cutting school lunches, giving tax breaks to billionaires, etc.) Now it’s about freedom, but not any old freedom. It’s about the right kind of freedom for the right kind of people.

  13. raven says

    Russia’s previous mobilization didn’t work.
    They formed the new 3rd army corps and sent them into Ukraine.

    They lasted a month and collapsed.
    The current mobilization is probably going to be even worse.
    Less training, less equipment, and it is dawning on the Russian troops that they are no match for the Ukrainians.

    Ukraine’s Armed Forces Erase 3rd Army Corps of 10-12 Thousands Troops Within Month, Kremlin Panicky Gathers People to Fight
    Sofiia Syngaivska Defense Express Ukraine
    October 6, 2022

    Russian 3rd Army Corps of 10-12 thousands troops collapsed within a month in the confrontation with the Armed forces of Ukraine. Kremlin shovel people to fight with quantity but not quality
    At the end of August it was reported that russia was likely to deploy unformed 3rd Army Corps, allegedly equipped with modern weapons and ammunition. 3rd Army Corps was one and a half divisions of 10-12 thousands russians, which were supposed to “fill the gaps” on the front.

    After a month of active counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 3rd Army Corps collapsed, according to morning report of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine October 5. This military formation doesn’t exist anymore.

    The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces explains this by the fact that they had obsolete technologies and demoralized personnel, which abused alcohol, disobeyed the commanders and wilfully left theirs positions. In addition, russia’s lack of experienced officers that can deal with equipment and staff right. The quality of russian army: combat capability, command efficiency won’t improve by increasing the quantity of mobilized russians because of unskilled officers.

    It took 4 month for russian federation to form army corps of 10-12 thousands troops. But it took 1 month for the Armed Forces of Ukraine to destroy the formation. So, according to the statistics, the duration of stay of new “partially mobilized” units on the territory of Ukraine is their preparation term divided by 4. Some of them become either Cargo 200, 300 or rats leaving the sinking ship.

    There are a lot of videos on the net showing Ukrainian soldiers carrying equipment left by russians with the Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles or even armoured personnel carriers. That means russian personnel units easily collapse under the first echelon of the Armed Forces of Ukraine attacks.

    Indeed, September 2022 russian army is still able to fight and Ukraine loses people advancing on the east. But it’s not March 2022 russian army, which have been ready to aggressively move forward to Kherson despite the losses from the Su-25 fighter jets and the Bayraktar UAV. Battles have been fought for a week. Final result of the battle of Kyiv haven’t been revealed by the end of March.

    Nowadays, russia “fills the gaps” with BARS legions recruited from “hidden mobilisation” because of demolished divisions.

    In August russia deployed 4 “cossack legions” totalling 5 thousands people, equipped with left overs of 1st and 2nd Army Corps. Personnel for this units had also been recruited from “hidden mobilisation”. But seems like they appeared to be even worse than 1st and 2nd Army Corp divisions.

    According to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the russian federation have decided to transfer the remnants of the troops from Syria and the national guard of the russian federation from Siberia, which isn’t even able to fight as light infantry. It’s hard to transfer troops from Siberia and Syria. Apparently, Kremlin gathers the army to the maximum because understands that “partial mobilisation” still isn’t enough as their quantity doesn’t cover poor quality.

  14. canadiansteve says

    Does anyone down there actually believe that people are voting based on candidate quality??!!

  15. microraptor says

    Raven @14: Russia’s trying to hang in there long enough for Republicans to flip Congress and cut off funding to Ukraine.

  16. unclefrogy says

    there is that. elections have consequences some times international ones. I am not sure all the republicans remaining would go along with that but then again I never thought the court would actually through out abortion protection either.

  17. Akira MacKenzie says

    From what I’ve seen on The Cesspool of the Internet Twitter . the primary excuses for Walker’s hypocrisy are….

    1) The “evidence” has been faked by the Deep State.

    2) Even if he did, Walker said he was sorry to Jesus, so it’s fine.

  18. woozy says

    Four years ago I had a revelation that many people actually like and admire bullies.

    Now I’m having the revelation that republicans sincerely see absolutely nothing wrong with hypocrisy. To their mind anyone can make errors and slip; all that actually matters is that people have convictions and believe the things thet say. Failing to live up to the things they say doesn’t matter at all. The only thing that matters is what they say they believe. To their mind someone who serially transgresses but still preaches brimstone is more admirable that the person who trangresses and “well, if do this I can’t actually be sincere in my beliefs and I need to reevaluate my beliefs” because…. the transgressor still condemns.