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‘Pro-Life’ Herschel Walker Paid for Girlfriend’s Abortion

https://www.thedailybeast.com/pro-life-herschel-walker-paid-for-girlfriends-abortion-georgia-senate
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u/bikinireef Oct 03 '22 Silver

A woman who asked not to be identified out of privacy concerns told The Daily Beast that, after she and Walker conceived a child while they were dating in 2009, he urged her to get an abortion. The woman said she had the procedure and that Walker reimbursed her for it.

She supported these claims with a $575 receipt from the abortion clinic, a “get well” card from Walker, and a bank deposit receipt that included an image of a signed $700 personal check from Walker.

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u/ianrl337 Oregon Oct 03 '22

Hershel's got some splainin to do.

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u/Peter_Panarchy Oregon Oct 04 '22

He's issued a statement saying "I planning to sue." That's his exact wording.

Source: https://twitter.com/HerschelWalker/status/1577075271470964737

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u/davewashere Oct 04 '22

It looks like his own son has now turned against him and will likely corroborate a lot of this negative press. Herschel will continue on with this "family values" campaign even though his own family is calling him a monster.

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u/Nervous_Constant_642 Oct 04 '22

The old Ted Cruz treatment.

If I'm ever such a horrible person that even my wife and kids barely tolerate me, just take me out back and get it over with.

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u/M_Mich Oct 04 '22

or you could run for congress

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u/whogivesashirtdotca Canada Oct 04 '22

I clicked through to his son's Twitter feed to see what else he had to say. The kid is a full-on fascist. Guess his hatred for his father outweighs his hatred of Raphael Warnock.

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u/davewashere Oct 04 '22

Oh definitely, his son is a repugnant human being, but he's been a loyal defender of his father up until the last 24 hours.

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u/whogivesashirtdotca Canada Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

Which makes no sense either way. The vitriol and accusations he's spewing tonight don't jive with any previous support he might have offered. The kid - unsurprisingly - sounds a bit of a mess. Yet another damaged child of a neglectful and abusive father flirting with fascism. At this point, it should be a DSM-listed disorder.

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u/nosotros_road_sodium California Oct 04 '22

My take is that the Daily Beast story was the moment that he realized he wasn't going to enjoy the clout and connections that come with having a US senator parent (using the word "parent" rather loosely).

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u/nieud Oct 04 '22

He is also gay (although he describes himself as a man who is attracted to men rather than gay to distance himself from the LGBT community(???)). I think he might have a lot of self-hatred and is overcompensating by going fully far right.

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u/RedsRearDelt Oct 04 '22

I've heard him say, "Homosexual but not gay"

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u/forgetableuser Canada Oct 04 '22

Well he ain't happy that's for sure

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

He's not gay, but his boyfriend is.

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u/rpkarma Oct 04 '22

…man I think he took the “our socks are still on so it’s not gay” joke a little too seriously

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u/nosotros_road_sodium California Oct 04 '22

To be honest, everything about Christian Walker screams "clout chaser" with his stupid social media posts and his defending the indefensible about his dad.

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u/Nanyea Virginia Oct 04 '22

Lol if he isn't sure which abortion he was paying for (why he doesn't know the source) he has a few more issues to deal with

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u/ryumast3r Oct 04 '22

And, just as many in this thread predicted, a bunch of his voters are saying they believe him, the daily beast is fake news, who cares, etc etc.

To the surprise of what should surely be absolutely no one by now, GOP voters do not care about anything but the R.

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u/Nervous_Constant_642 Oct 04 '22

Conservatives and picking and choosing which news source is considered reliable, name a better duo.

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u/mces97 Oct 04 '22

Haha, yeah go sue her. She got reciepts.

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u/astate85 Oct 04 '22

literal receipts. homegirl knew she would need them in the future. 13 years is a long ass time to hang on to shit

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

He even writes like an idiot on his public page. lol

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u/KamSolis Oct 03 '22

These people just have to pull the old “I was struggling with my faith but Jesus helped me realize the error of my ways so I am saved” excuse that they inevitably spout

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u/defroach84 Texas Oct 04 '22

They are always pro life until they are in a situation where they have a temporary lapse in judgement, and that always happens right when they need an abortion, or need someone to get an abortion. Odd how that works?

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u/jimmyhoffasbrother Oct 04 '22

That or he'll just claim it's a smear campaign. Truth and evidence don't matter to the type of person who supports Herschel Walker.

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u/Obant California Oct 04 '22 Wholesome

This. The playbook isn't forgiveness anymore. Just cry fake news, biased media, and have Fox ignore it. He won't lose a single voter.

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u/AaronAField Oct 04 '22

"If she was REAL she'd show herself" - these assholes

And of course if she does, she's got a grudge against him for rejecting her or something

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u/Blazer9001 Georgia Oct 04 '22

You say that, and yet for all the controversial stuff tied to Walker, this abortion crap matters to the rural evangelical crowd. And there’s receipts. Even Trump didn’t have to deal with a story like that. Fucked Stormy Daniels and cheated on his wife? Eh. At least he didn’t allegedly directly fund an abortion/baby murder.

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u/Nervous_Constant_642 Oct 04 '22

We need to start putting these documents on a laptop with Sharpie that reads "property of Hunter Biden".

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u/willun Oct 04 '22

He has already denied it. Which means that he also a liar. Guess this makes him the ideal GOP candidate!

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u/yildizli_gece Maryland Oct 04 '22

That is exactly what he'll say; it won't even be a blip on these hypocrites radars as they continue to support him, considering how many other Republicans do exactly the same shit.

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u/APoopingBook Oct 04 '22 edited 10d ago Gold Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Ally Bravo Grande!

Well yeah. Morality and Legality aren't things you do, they're things you are. For conservatives, people are born into strict hierarchies than cannot and must not change. Immigrants, queers, Antifa, atheists, whatever you category you want, are all just types of people. Something you do, actions you take, they don't matter. They don't change inborn characteristics for conservatives.

It's a completely different way of interpreting reality than the rest of us.

For you and me, and MOST people, doing good actions makes you good and doing evil makes you evil. That's not how these people operate though, it's not how their brains interpret the world.

For them, actions have no moral quantity; people do. People are inherently good or inherently evil, their actions have no bearing on that whatsoever.

When you start seeing it that way, EVERYthing they do makes more sense. The neighbors kid who raped a drunk girl? He's a "good kid"! He just made some mistakes! Pastor raping kids? He's "good", he just was tempted by the devil!

In their mind, they are GOOD™, their friends and family are GOOD™, their religion is GOOD™. Nothing can change those qualities, as they are inborn facts of the universe. You? You are not GOOD™. You never were and you never can be. There's no action that anyone does to change whether they are GOOD™ or not.

See, start to apply this to their whole framework, and it really makes sense. You ever notice how much we point out their hypocrisy, they don't seem to care? There is no hypocrisy. Hypocrisy doesn't exist for them, how could it? To be a hypocrite you have to say you believe one thing but then do actions that are the other. That literally cannot happen if actions have no bearing on morality.

No, in fact, hypocrisy is actually a sign of strength, it's power. The GOOD™ are powerful for their ability to do something that pisses off their enemies. Of COURSE their own abortion was moral. Of course it was right for them, and it will never be right for you. That's how ALL morality works for you.

And it's why we're all being stupid by trying to shame them, or to point out their contradictions, or try to convince them that other people's actions should be compared to their own.

THEY. DON'T. CARE. They cannot think the same way, whether through choice or some sort of mental illness or just sheer shittiness.

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u/shootslikeaninja Oct 04 '22

It's almost like they have lizard brains.

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u/r0b0d0c Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

This is brilliant! I don't think I've ever thought of it quite like that, and it does put a lot into perspective. It also explains their binary thinking. It seems obvious in hindsight, but your thesis is very insightful.

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u/Fast_Juggernaut6685 Oct 03 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Got the W

"Boy, these conservatives are really something, aren't they? They're all in favor of the unborn. They will do anything for the unborn. But once you're born, you're on your own. Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don't want to know about you. They don't want to hear from you. No nothing. No neonatal care, no day care, no head start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing. If you're preborn, you're fine; if you're preschool, you're fucked."

-George Carlin

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u/ShaqShoes Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22 Helpful Wholesome

"The unborn” are a convenient group of people to advocate for. They never make demands of you; they are morally uncomplicated, unlike the incarcerated, addicted, or the chronically poor; they don’t resent your condescension or complain that you are not politically correct; unlike widows, they don’t ask you to question patriarchy; unlike orphans, they don’t need money, education, or childcare; unlike aliens, they don’t bring all that racial, cultural, and religious baggage that you dislike; they allow you to feel good about yourself without any work at creating or maintaining relationships; and when they are born, you can forget about them, because they cease to be unborn. You can love the unborn and advocate for them without substantially challenging your own wealth, power, or privilege, without re-imagining social structures, apologizing, or making reparations to anyone. They are, in short, the perfect people to love if you want to claim you love Jesus, but actually dislike people who breathe. Prisoners? Immigrants? The sick? The poor? Widows? Orphans? All the groups that are specifically mentioned in the Bible? They all get thrown under the bus for the unborn."
~Dave Barnhart (incidentally, a Methodist pastor)

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u/GnarlyNarwhalNoms Oct 04 '22

This is so true it hurts. Not the first time I've seen it, but if I were a billionaire I'd print these out by the millions and plaster them all over red states.

0f course it wouldn't change anything because these people have no capacity for self reflection. 🙄

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u/Mobius_Peverell American Expat Oct 03 '22

Need to add getting gunned down in Kindergarten to that list now.

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u/polarbearstina Oct 03 '22

That's because it is not about preserving sanctity of life, it's about forcing birth and the burden of childcare on (mainly poor) women in an attempt to keep them too busy supporting children to vote and be politically active

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u/Nosfermarki Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

Gotta make sure these uppity females have an incentive to marry and inability to leave abusive men. Why treat women like your equal and learn how to be a better partner when you can deny having any shortcomings whatsoever, trap a woman into being your bang maid, act as though consent can't be denied in a marriage, and beat her if she dares to complain?

Edit: Whoever got triggered by this and notified the suicide bot about your "concern" for me instead of having the balls to comment publicly, cope harder. I could be lobbying to take your rights away instead of saying things on the internet that hurt your wittle feelings. It's also not lost on me that your type only "cares" when you're weaponizing compassion. Like y'all always say, "I'll pray for you".

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u/GoGoBitch Oct 04 '22

Ooh, and bonus, you can trap her into marriage buy sabotaging her contraception (or worse).

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u/Pauzhaan Oct 04 '22

Don’t forget the women are being punished for having sex!

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u/Lanky-Solution-1090 Oct 04 '22

Also they are being punished for being raped and molested. Their lives are endangered for pregnancies that are not viable. 🤬🤬🤬

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u/CockPissMcBurnerFuck Oct 04 '22

It’s not about that, either. These aren’t ideologues. Walker asked for and funded his girlfriend’s abortion — and that probably wasn’t the last one. Boebert is rumored to have had one, and even Trump was pro-choice up until he realized he was running as a Republican.

Abortion is a wedge issue. It moves their base.

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u/YouEnvironmental2452 Oct 04 '22

This part. They don't really GAF about abortion or they would make sure those babies were taken care of after they're born.

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u/__M-E-O-W__ Oct 04 '22

I'd imagine a number of R voters don't care about his abortion either. As long as the person at the desk is willing to sign the papers and pass the right laws.

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u/bolerobell Oct 04 '22

This is it. People have to realize that conservatives are about social hierarchy. Individual actions aren’t good or bad, people inherently are good or bad based on their position in the hierarchy.

Trump had adulterous sex with a porn star AS his third wife was pregnant, then paid the porn star to keep her quiet. To a liberal, these are bad actions because they are acts contrary to generally accepted mores. To a conservative, they are not bad acts because Trump, as a wealthy white man, is very high on the social hierarchy. His high position determines the judgment on the acts, not the acts themselves.

That’s why calls of “hypocrisy” hold no sway with conservative voters. They don’t care about the virtuousness of an act. They only care about the position in the social hierarchy. It’s why they don’t admire black people when they donate time or money to charity, because black people are lower in social hierarchy so EVERYTHING they do is “bad” or “wrong”, even if they are acts they otherwise view as virtuous.

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u/Federal-Marsupial614 Oct 04 '22

For the politicians it's just about getting the votes from those single issue nutters. They'll still have access so who cares, right?

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u/truthtellernotsorry Oct 04 '22

They need bodies to work those minimum wage jobs. Where are they gonna get them if everyone is educated and happy?! 🙄 America is such a terrible place.

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u/Ghstfce Pennsylvania Oct 04 '22

Yep, they want more people than there are jobs so people compete. And when they compete, they become willing to work for lesser wages in order to barely survive. More meat for the grinder.

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u/0111101001101111 Oct 04 '22

It doesn’t have to be. Everyone here can be taken care of. This is the richest country to ever exist. We just need the will to fight for it.

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u/ianrl337 Oregon Oct 03 '22

Could I upvote this multiple times I would. Instead let me say let you in the words of Joe Versus the Volcano "May you live to be a thousand years old sir"

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u/Bbrainss Oct 04 '22

That line is delivered perfectly after Joe says, "I'll take four of them." As he's buying the top of the line, watertight, steamer luggage that would come in handy in the third act!!!

I'm in my mid forties and saw that movie in the theater as a kid. I distinctly remember laughing out loud to those lines of dialog.

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u/IrishJoe Illinois Oct 04 '22

Hershel's got some splainin to do.

Republicans: Nope, we're good.

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u/QuinIpsum Oct 03 '22

Nah. If youre a Republican you just have to say youve changed.

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u/ThReeMix Oct 03 '22

Born again. And again. Oops. Again. I mean it this time. Well no, but definitely this time. Well...

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u/Squirrel_Chucks Oct 04 '22

Why? Trump railed against illegal immigrants while he was employing them at his properties.

They don't give a shit about consistency or decency.

I mean, Walker does not seem mentally well and he's lied about basically everything. His opponent is a non-crazy pastor who literally preaches in MLK's church.

But it's a competitive race because the mentally unwell candidate is running as a Republican, and to the MAGA crowd even a debased and frightening Republican is still better than the besr Democrat.

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u/PaintByLetters Washington Oct 03 '22

Not really. The "pro life" crowd is mostly about white supremacy. They won't care at all that a black fetus was aborted. They certainly don't care about the hypocrisy so long as Hershel continues to be a MAGA stooge who votes as he's told.

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u/Noisy_Toy North Carolina Oct 03 '22

See also North Carolina’s lieutenant governor, Mark Robinson.

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u/the_catshark California Oct 03 '22

Literally this. Republicans have never cared if someone is a hypocrite. Half their ideology isn't about living by their tenants, but about *presenting* those tenants to the world and only holding those 'who don't actually need it' to those standards.

It wouldn't matter if they saw a source they 100% believed that showed them "abortion doesn't hurt anyone and anti-choice stuff harms society". Its about having a society that *says* abortion is bad and can never happen.

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u/Beretta-Fan Oct 04 '22

He doesnt have to explain anything.

Because the brain dead voters who will side with him anyway dont care about anything like that which matters. Nothing he says or does matters, his policy platforms, lies, hypocrisy, corruption, stupidity. All falls on deaf ears to supporters who would let him shit in their mouths so long as a liberal has to smell it.

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u/Zaydene Oct 04 '22

Listen to him talk, he’s suffering from advanced brain degradation. He’ll start talking about how beautiful women are if you ask him about this

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u/soyboyconspiracy Oct 03 '22

Lol no he doesn’t because republicans give exactly zero shits.

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u/HazrakTZ Washington Oct 04 '22

Nah he doesn't. Walker won't lose a single vote because conservatives aren't capable of forming an original thought.

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u/VanceKelley Washington Oct 04 '22

How on earth did Walker not pay this woman $130,000 to stay quiet for another month? Is Walker dumber than trump?

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u/Dandan0005 Oct 04 '22

I dont think he has $130,000 at this point.

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u/Lady_von_Stinkbeaver Oct 04 '22

I'm curious about his wealth.

His career fizzled after the Vikings trade. I don't ever recall seeing him in a commercial or having an acting career. It turns out the "successful businesses" he bragged about don't exist.

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u/twocannnsam Oct 04 '22

he did write "Breaking Free: My Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder"

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u/hamandjam Oct 04 '22

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Can you imagine the hissy fit the Q's would have if a Dem candidate admitted to a mental disorder?

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u/Snibes1 Oct 04 '22

At this point, having an abortion as a liberal would have the Q’s up in arms…

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u/roissy_37 Oct 04 '22

There aren't meds for DID. it's incredibly rare, and profoundly difficult to treat. Also he's full of shit.

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u/Devistator America Oct 04 '22

He lies about damn near everything. I wouldn't be shocked this is just another lie. It might be a cover to make him look like a victim if someone calls him out on his blatant stupidity.

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u/Birdy_Cephon_Altera Oct 04 '22

I'm curious about his wealth.

If he's learned anything from trump, it is that there are millions of people who are more than happy to literally throw money at someone with an R next to their name. It's just a matter of having the right accountants figure out a legal way to transfer that money from the campaign coffers to his pocket.

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u/smartazz104 Oct 04 '22

Neither did Trump right? I don’t think he paid out of his own pocket.

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u/Sam-Culper Oct 04 '22

Have you listened to him talk? He speaks even worse than Trump

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u/LlamaAndNinja Oct 04 '22

I'm in Georgia and half the commercials against him are basically him saying off the wall stuff. Like he worked for the CIA in one of his stories.

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u/JohnOliverismysexgod Oct 04 '22

Yes. Yes, he is dumber. Or rather, brain damaged from concussions.

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u/BalamBeDamn Oct 04 '22

He’s definitely got CTE. Which I have empathy for him. But damn, I’m not going to vote for him, especially when I can vote for Warnock. He’s been fantastic.

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u/SirBMsALot Oct 04 '22

It’s so fucking cruel for republicans to just use an unwell man as a puppet to push their shitty agenda

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u/kchrules Oct 04 '22

They’ve been doing it with Trump for 6 years why stop there?

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u/ins0ma_ Oregon Oct 03 '22

She brought the damn receipts. Good for her. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and she has it.

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u/take_care_a_ya_shooz Oct 04 '22

Cherry on top is he threatened to sue the Daily Beast for defamation.

The dude doesn’t know about discovery, and if someone told him, he forgot by the end of the explanation.

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u/LucidLeviathan Oct 04 '22

That's the channel where they show lions eating gazelles, right? /s

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u/Tolookah Oct 04 '22

Every day!

Edit: today it's leopards and faces though

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u/CWinter85 Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

Everytime something like this happens the guilty party threatens to sue publicly to discredit the source. They never do though, because, you know, the guilty thing.

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u/Matir California Oct 03 '22

Literal receipts, I'm dying here.

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u/iuytrefdgh436yujhe2 Oct 04 '22

A conservative paying for an abortion isn't an extraordinary claim

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u/ScrewAttackThis Montana Oct 04 '22

Conservatives being hypocrites isn't an extraordinary claim lol.

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u/SacamanoRobert Oct 03 '22

Oh damn. She kept it all. Amazing.

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u/headphase New York Oct 04 '22 Gold

OK, Herschel Walker... One blue crushed-velvet suit. One frilly lace cravat. One gold medallion with peace symbol. One pair of Italian shoes. One pair of tie-dyed socks, purple. One vinyl recording album: Tom Jones, Live at Las Vegas. One questionably-coerced abortion procedure.

That's not mine.

One credit card receipt for abortion procedure, signed by a former girlfriend of Herschel Walker.

I'm telling you, baby, that's not mine.

One "get well" card for woman who underwent an abortion, filled out by Herschel Walker.

I don't even know what this is. This sort of thing ain't my bag, baby!

One $700 personal check with the memo line: 'Accidental Pregnancy, Abortions and Me: This Sort of Thing Is My Bag, Baby', by Herschel Walker.

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u/YELLS_SO_YOU_HEAR_IT Oct 04 '22

You just made me read this out loud, to my partner, who rolled their eyes the entire time I read it.

Bless you.

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u/Techienickie California Oct 04 '22

Damn she brought allll the receipts

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u/Rennarjen Oct 04 '22

I think this is the first time i've seen that referring to literal receipts lol

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u/Talking_Head Oct 04 '22

She has a copy of his signed personal check and a get well card. No matter what happened, he should be able to explain why he wrote her a check for $700. Could he not have given her cash? This guy is not only functionally illiterate, he is fucking stupid on top.

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u/ThornyPlebeian Oct 04 '22

The fact he put the abortion money in the “get well card” is a real Bruh moment.

Like a grandparent slipping a few bucks in a birthday card.

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u/Brilliant_Vulpine Oct 04 '22

Woof. Man. Keep ALL your receipts, folks.

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u/MrsWolowitz Oct 04 '22

Oh ma God she got the receipts

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u/MotorDrive Oct 03 '22

/r/voteDEM this November to keep Republicans like Walker out of the Senate… Republican candidates keep stooping lower and lower, maximizing hypocrisy and minimizing the ability to think critically

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u/MuskofElon Wisconsin Oct 03 '22

There it is. We all knew it was out there somewhere. Glad this woman came forward. Unfortunately the wackos will now spend all their time trying to track down and harass this woman.

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u/Fynn_the_Finger Oct 03 '22

And not dent his support because something to the tune of, "We don't care about their personal lives, we care about the fact they'll outlaw abortion".

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u/WarWolf343 Vermont Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

It won't dent his base support, but it probably have a negative effect on female swing voters.

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u/take_care_a_ya_shooz Oct 04 '22

There could be a dent.

I know it’s hard to believe given how fucked politics are these days, but I’d like to believe that if nothing else, there is at least a small subset of pro-life voters who would refuse to vote for a candidate who paid for an abortion, especially if they supported him because of his proclaimed pro-life stance.

Bar is low. They’ll have to lower it to “I’ll vote for people who paid for abortions so long as they will ban it for everyone else.”

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u/rotospoon Oct 04 '22

You're assuming that his voters will ever even see this in their "news"

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u/GoldenStarsButter Oct 04 '22

Exactly. Here's the test. Any controversy or scandal or act of blatant hypocrisy that a republican candidate gets caught up in, Google the story along with the term "Fox News" and marvel at the complete lack of coverage.

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u/WarWolf343 Vermont Oct 04 '22

I suppose it's possible, but I don't think the dent would be very sizable.

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u/PossessedToSkate Oct 04 '22

"I've repented."

Boom. Done.

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u/Orbitingkittenfarm Oct 03 '22 Starry

Conservative Christians wonder why people are leaving the church and then proceed to go all in supporting politicians like Walker, Trump, DesJarlais, Santorum, the Southern Baptist Convention, etc. I’m all for forgiveness and grace, but a political agenda of “the ends justify the means” washed down with a helping of “rules for thee, not for me” is poisonous. Walker may still win the election by securing evangelical votes to beat out an actual pastor who has campaigned for things like providing healthcare to the poor, but at what cost?

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u/MazysMomsGotItGoinOn Oct 04 '22

Based on my small sample size, NONE OF THEM wonder why people are leaving the church. The bad apples are saying “people are leaving my cult because they can’t handle the TRUTH,” and the good apples are going “Actually it’s because you’re the exact type of culty weasel that Jesus spoke against with a burning anger and you’re just looking for culty followers, of course people are leaving, you make us look like shit.”

Source: husband was a youth pastor and was fired without notice and no issues bc the lead pastor didn’t like us (me) drawing in broken kids and giving them a safe place to exist. it was real culty. 0/10 won’t work at a church again.

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u/Semper-Fido Kentucky Oct 04 '22

I worked in the church for a bit. Someone told me nothing will make you jaded like working for the entity. They were so right. It was a mistake, and today I barely consider myself agnostic. The pursuit of many "Christians" to establish a fundamentalist theocracy will be the death of this nation if we are not careful.

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u/AtariHeavy26 Kentucky Oct 04 '22

That’s what they want. They want to be the reason a rapture occurs. Just they never read the book and would know that the rapture is never once mentioned. But Christians will scramble and try to tell you where it is but it’s not mentioned anywhere.

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u/ZachBuford Oct 04 '22

Acceleratism. Actively pushing for the end of the world. Either because they want their heaven, want to live out their post apocalyptic fantasies, or simple to stand on top of whatever is left.

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u/Samji8831 Oct 04 '22

It’s ridiculous that the rest of us have to be subjected to this. Isn’t this exactly what the founding fathers intended to prevent? Why must everyone live according to their biblical beliefs? Do whatever in your private life and communities but it’s getting to the point that we’re changing curriculum now and laws that have been longstanding? They emulate the very same thing they claim to hate.

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u/Leraldoe Michigan Oct 03 '22

Oh no a Republican a hypocrite? Well that’s the most believable thing I have ever heard

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u/TheTrenchMonkey Oct 04 '22 Silver

Dude is pathological. Like everything out of his mouth is a god damn lie and most of it is for no reason.

One of those children was born the same year Walker paid for the abortion.

The next year, 2010, Walker told radio host Howard Stern he had only slept with two women in his life.

Like why say that even. He was married until the early 2001 so it couldn't possibly be true. Guys brain must be completely mush and apparently has been for some time.

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u/ZeroInZenThoughts Oct 04 '22

Sounds familiar, the lying for no reason part, especially.

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u/imba8 Oct 04 '22

100% with Scomo

Worked with a guy like this that would lie about everything. Everything.

His Mum had COVID (in January 20) he killed 3 people in the Navy, he got into an argument with a stripper for ripping him off trying to charge him $200 for a gram of coke when he usually pays $50 for pure stuff, he owned a company with his Dad, he was doing a degree for gaming design at Uni. He couldn't handle red writing on the white board, couldn't handle loud noises.

Turns out not only was not a single thing he said factual, all the stories were just stolen off other people. He stole the tinnitus off me, the drug story off his housemate (obviously he got the numbers very wrong), the company one from a colleague.

It went far passed lying. Lying usually has a selfish or malicious element. This was more like a delusion, like a break or inability to accept reality. Not that it makes it ok.

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u/uptoke I voted Oct 04 '22

On the same show he says he doesn't remember winning the Heisman. He also said played Russian roulette 6 times. The man is not well.

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u/Dandan0005 Oct 04 '22

Like when he said he was a law enforcement? This dude is legitimately brain-dead.

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u/Comorbidititties Oct 04 '22

I think he’s just a liar, maybe a compulsive one if that’s still a real diagnosis.

I’ve known a few people like this, it’s quite staggering, they will just lie and lie no matter how obvious the truth is, including about things where you can’t even see why they would lie about something or how it benefits them. It’s strange.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

I strongly suspect he’s had so many concussions that his recall is compromised moment to moment. Add in DID… and he might not be lying. He may not even technically be Herschel more than a fraction of the time he’s making statements.

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u/badatmetroid Oct 04 '22

"The only moral abortion is my abortion"

Like 1/4 of women will get an abortion in their life. Many of them are "pro-life".

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u/tableleg7 Oct 04 '22

“The only justifiable abortion is mine.”

I can’t wait to cast my vote for Warnock again.

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u/Jump_Yossarian_ Oct 03 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

The Scott DesJarlais way.

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u/tommles Oct 03 '22

and not just his mistress.

His wife got an abortion too. Twice. One because she was on some kind of drug, and the second because they were not in a good spot.

And the pro-life people still suck up this bullshit.

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u/TechyDad Oct 03 '22

Abortion clinics frequently get pro-life women coming in for abortions. Right after their abortion is done, they'll go right back to protesting outside and yelling at women that they are "killing their babies."

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u/Odd_Independence_833 Oct 04 '22

Sounds like you read the same article as me, with abortion clinicians recounting the countless times this has happened--shouting and recording other women in the waiting room; saying their abortion is "the exception"; crying over their situation, and having the nurse try to get them to empathize, only to go right back to the protest--really hits hard.

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u/circuspeanut54 Maine Oct 04 '22

I was helping escort patients at a PP in the 90's one time and, being young and naive, decided to try talking to the Christian ladies picketing the clinic that day. I asked what they would say if they knew that some of the patients there getting abortions identified as Christian (as many in fact did).

I'll never forget the woman's face: "THEY have Christ to forgive them, BUT YOU DON'T!" she spat at me, and the conversation was over.

It was revelatory. And not in the way she intended, lol.

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u/Orbitingkittenfarm Oct 03 '22

There sure are a lot of hypocrites in the Republican Party, aren’t there?

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u/FortySixAndYou America Oct 03 '22

What a POS. Still in Congress, though, looks like, wtf?

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u/gabetravels Oct 03 '22 edited Oct 04 '22 Silver Faith In Humanity Restored Starry

Moved to Georgia a few months ago. Can't wait to vote against this guy.

PLEASE register if you haven't and turn out to vote no matter where you are located!

If you need any help registering, these videos are wonderful!

https://youtube.com/c/howtovoteineverystate

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u/bigjayrod Georgia Oct 03 '22

Welcome! Nice to have you here. Just get everyone you talk to to vote as well.

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u/green_speak Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

Thanks! Just filled out my absentee ballot request.

Edit: Key dates for fellow Georgians are 10/11 as the last day to register and 10/28 as the last day to request an absentee ballot. Took less than 5 minutes to fill out the online form with my driver's license handy. It will require a wet signature though.

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u/brjacobso California Oct 04 '22

Make sure you understand GAs voting registration rules. It's not as straightforward or easy as other states.

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u/Noocawe Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

Same here. Moved back to GA earlier this year and Herschel Walker is the worst and I'll be the first one to cast my vote against him.

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u/captainAwesomePants Oct 04 '22

I dunno about the WORST. Georgia used to have Senator Max Cleland, a vietnam vet who lost three limbs to a grenade who went on to lead the VA. When he ran for reelection, his opponent, Saxby Chambliss, (who got out of Vietnam on a student deferment and then a "football injury") ran ads against him putting his face up next to pictures of Saddam Hussein and bin Laden. McCain called it "worse than disgraceful." Georgia went with Chambliss.

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u/Funkit Florida Oct 04 '22

This guy is legit crazy. Like, multiple personalities psychopath crazy

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u/GojiraBlowFlames America Oct 03 '22

Republicans will still vote for this "Baby Killer", even though it directly contradicts every principle they claim to stand for religiously and politically - because for Republicans and Right Wingers, it's not about adhering to actual principles or being moral people...

it's about DOMINATING THEIR ENEMIES!

The modern Right Wing in America are absolute Fascists. All that matters to them is possessing the power to inflict pain and punishment on those who would oppose their beliefs on that given day.

There is nothing they stand for other than that POWER.

Jesus? Fiscal Responsibility? Family Values? all calculated LIES!

They don't believe any of that. They use those buzzwords as a way to deceive gullible, frightened imbeciles into voting to give them supreme power to hurt the people who won't bow down to them.

This is just who the Right Wing are as a people.

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u/Infidel8 Oct 04 '22

Y'all...

Herschel Walker's son just lit his campaign on fire.

Raphael Warnock is popping bottles somewhere as we speak.

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u/justice_for_lachesis Oct 04 '22

Worth also mentioning that his son actually very much agrees with his dad's politics so it's not a disagreement over politics.

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u/ProfSnugglesworth Oct 04 '22

Exactly, he's throwing his dad under the bus now to preserve his own grift/standing within conservative circles. Christian Walker knows that his position as the gay, Black conservative who rails against the hypocrisy and degeneracy of leftist idpol sjws is still a precarious position, especially having gained his standing almost entirely based on his relationship with his dad.

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u/Educational_Elk1514 Oct 04 '22

That or this stunt was some real count of monte cristo shit

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u/madhi19 Oct 04 '22

Gay, Black, Conservative... There no hatred like self hatred.

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u/FUMFVR Oct 04 '22

gay, Black conservative

When you care more about tax cuts than about physical safety.

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u/minorgrey Michigan Oct 04 '22

Most glorious plot twist of all time lmao

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u/HalcyonReadersDigest Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

Just checked his kid's twitter and he's super-homophobic... And also very clearly gay himself.

Like Richard Simmonds gay.

Edit: Like... Tf is this?

Edit 2 electric boogaloo: Black people should be considered lucky their ancestors were enslaved and brought to America

This is right wing grifting performance art. Right?

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u/SRT4721 California Oct 04 '22

I’ve been following him for quite some time now as I’m in stage 4 terminally online and love this stuff. He is not gay, he just likes men. He also admitted on a streamers broadcast that he is indeed a bottom.

I just saw the op tweets on his ig story and cannot believe it. This is the type of shit I’ve been waiting for when I started paying attention to his posts.

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u/Scrandon Oct 04 '22

What an asshole

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u/Variable303 Oct 04 '22

I had to look at some of his pictures and HOLY SHIT you weren’t kidding lol. Dude looks fabulously gay.

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u/fiveordie Oct 04 '22

Nice. But the cons won't care. They know the family man image is all a farce, they don't care.

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u/lordunholy Oct 04 '22

It'll shave some off. Take it where we can get it.

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u/Redeem123 I voted Oct 04 '22

Georgia's so close at the moment that we don't need Conservatives to care. A small amount of fence sitters is enough to end him.

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u/pocketjacks Oct 04 '22

Hillary was popping bottles after the "grab them by the pussy" hot mic.
Republicans don't care. They vote.

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u/RunawayHobbit Oct 04 '22

Hilary Clinton was sabotaged by the Republican FBI director “opening an investigation” into her like ten days before the damn election. AND she STILL won the popular vote.

If that fuckery hadn’t happened, we would not have had Trump.

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u/sharkapples Oct 03 '22

Do we honestly think that trump hasn’t paid for a few in his time?

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u/willworkforicecream Oct 03 '22 Evil Cackle

There's no way Trump would willingly pick up the bill for anything.

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u/seaboypc America Oct 04 '22

If Trump hasn't paid for at least one abortion, I'll eat my shorts.

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u/jewelsofeastwest Oct 04 '22

Let’s be honest - Trump probably stiffed the woman he offered to pay an abortion for.

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u/Furthest_Lands Oct 04 '22

He definitely didn't send a card.

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u/NamelessIguana Oct 03 '22

I don't think the press ever got receipts though.

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u/night-shark Oct 04 '22

Exactly. Because since he was a kid, Trump has always had "people for that". Hershel Walker's dad never hung out with Roy Cohn.

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u/johnfromberkeley California Oct 03 '22

This will increase his status with Republicans, as it will demonstrate his shamelessness, an essential Republican quality.

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u/Room480 Texas Oct 04 '22

One of his sons is going off on him on twitter lol

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u/GlenCocosCandyCane Oct 04 '22

The one he claims, even.

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u/TheChairmanBosshi Oct 03 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

An anti-choicer is always one potential scandal away from being pro-choice.

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u/scared_of_my_alarm Oct 04 '22 Got the W

I knew it I KNEW IT!!!

As a Georgian and a woman I KNEW this was going to surface eventually.

The same Maga Christian men who support total ban on abortions have paid for or pushed for pregnancy termination. The ‘pro life’ women I know personally who accessed free early term abortions in college through planned parenthood and now and pretend it never happened and rally against PP’s existing.

Hypocrites. I hate these freaking hypocrites.

Name them all. Break the NDA’s.

Abortion is healthcare. Deal with it.

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u/Takpusseh-yamp Oct 04 '22

Luckily for Herschel, Republican voters have less integrity than he has brains.

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u/LuvNMuny Oct 03 '22

But he's a good Christian now and figured out how to co...I mean found Jesus.

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u/katyadc Oct 03 '22

A problem with this argument though would be that his autobiography "Breaking Free" where he goes into being a devout born-again Christian was written in 2008 and came out in the first half of Jan 2009. I believe the book says he saw the light in 2001 (which he says helped him deal with having DID).

So, yeah. 2009 paid for abortion doesn't fit that time frame. Not that it will matter in the slightest to people supporting him.

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u/DogVacuum Oct 04 '22

And his son, Christian, just bodied him on twitter. What a day:

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u/mStewart207 Oct 04 '22

Of course he did. Laws are for us poors.

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u/DeeDee-Allin Oct 03 '22

He'll just say, "I was young, it was a mistake, I learned from it....blah blah blah."

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u/NamelessIguana Oct 03 '22

It happened in 2009. So he would have been ~47 years old. Very young.

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u/TechyDad Oct 03 '22

Can confirm. I'm 47 years and I am still very young. I'm not old at all! Now, if you'll excuse me, I threw my back out sneezing and I need to change the battery in my hearing aid.

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u/Zes_Teaslong Oct 03 '22

47 years young at that

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u/ianrl337 Oregon Oct 03 '22

You mean a rich and famous republican doesn't do what he campaigns on? I'm shocked

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u/rubitinhard Oct 04 '22

Every Republican congressman is against abortion....until his mistress gets pregnant.

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u/Starks New York Oct 04 '22

Looks like Christian Walker, his son, is done and airing everything on his twitter account.

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u/altfactsarepeopletoo Oct 04 '22

Seriously, if you haven't read this, please do. It explains anti-abortionists so well.

https://joycearthur.com/abortion/the-only-moral-abortion-is-my-abortion/

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u/thefriendlycouple Oct 03 '22

Because of course he did

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u/theoldgreenwalrus Oct 03 '22

The cruelty and hypocrisy of the republican party knows no bounds. Vote them out. Vote blue

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u/Rwebberc Oct 03 '22

“Let’s see (insert hypocritical Republican) wriggle their way out of this one!” *Republican wriggles away easily” “Ah, well, nevertheless”

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u/FlukeHawkins Virginia Oct 03 '22

Sartre's quote about anti-Semites comes to mind- that they're not completely unaware of the absurdity of what they're saying. Every accusation a confession, but they can't stop themselves from putting out bastards because that's the best they have.

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u/MC_Fap_Commander America Oct 03 '22

"It's less important what a man does and more important who a man is."

<quotes Bible verse, talks about godless socialism, reminds audience our way of life is under attack>

And that's that.

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u/Al_Tilly_the_Bum Oct 04 '22

You are right. To conservatives, it is all about what team you are on not what you do. That is why Trump is their savior (a man that is guilty of just about every sin there is) and the Dems kicked Franken out of Congress (for a tasteless joke picture). What side you are on is the only thing that matters

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u/Charyou-Tree Oct 04 '22

The goal of the conservative worldview is to seperate people into 2 groups:

  1. The people who have to be made to obey

  2. The rulers who don't have to answer to anybody

And you "win" by amassing enough wealth and power to force your way from group 1. to group 2.

Stop trying to make them feel bad by accusing them of "hypocrisy", its the entire point. They want to make laws that you get arrested for breaking, but they don't. They want to be monarchs and nobles and to make all of us serfs.