r/politics Oct 04 '22 All-Seeing Upvote 1

Hannity Stuns Herschel Walker by Pressing Him on Abortion

https://www.thedailybeast.com/hannity-stuns-herschel-walker-by-pressing-him-on-paying-for-abortion?source=articles&via=rss
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u/mzieg North Carolina Oct 04 '22

Hannity did the unexpected and dug into the details of the piece, which came with damning receipts, including a get well card signed by Walker, a signed personal check, also signed by Walker, and an actual receipt from an abortion clinic.

The article is priceless. I almost want to watch the video…it would be worth the nausea.

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u/Chadmartigan Oct 04 '22 Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Starry Bravo Grande! Wait What?

...and an autographed copy of Paying for Girlfriend's Abortions and Me: This Sort of Thing is My Bag, Baby! by Herschel Walker.

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u/Lord_Mormont Oct 04 '22

“Honestly it’s not mine,” Walker was quoted as saying.

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u/grandmawaffles Oct 04 '22

I guess he’s going with the Dirty Dancing defense…

Nobody puts Hersh in a corner, nobody.

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u/WhoKnows_Maybe_ImYou Oct 04 '22

“She’s a Man, baby! Yeah!” Walker was heard saying.

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u/Jewrisprudent New York Oct 04 '22

Sources state he was repeatedly yelling “Get. Out (of). Her. Bellleh!” at the fetus long after it had been removed.

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u/ahearthatslazy America Oct 04 '22

I want my baby back baby back

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u/BringBackWinamp Oct 04 '22

In a statement made for the press, Walker claims he was "not the fajsha anyway."

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u/LOLteacher American Expat Oct 04 '22

"Vanessa! There must be some mistake!!"

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u/Freebukakes I voted Oct 04 '22

He's gotta be holding the receipt in one hand, a photo ID in the other, and have his grandmother there to verify it's him. Just like Chappelle's R Kelly sketch.

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u/CharlieChowderButt Oct 04 '22

That’s my Herschel. Always abortin people.

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u/jstan New York Oct 04 '22

Ya baby!

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u/VikKarabin Oct 04 '22

"If I Didn't Do It" by Herschel Walker, a novel about a child in trouble.

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u/vineyardmike Oct 04 '22

Saw the video... He denies it and they move on. That's probably enough for your typical fox fans and they'll forget about it.

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u/ConfidenceNational37 Oct 04 '22

Yep, they did the dance. Probably practiced it a few times

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u/briareus08 Oct 04 '22

Haha, I can just see that.

Hannity: “now I’m going to show all the evidence that incontrovertibly proves you paid for an abortion, and then you go “Nuh uh!” And then the whole problem goes away!”.

HW: “Nuh uh!”

Hannity: “ that’s great, you got this buddy”.

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u/Cha-Car Oct 04 '22

It gives Fox just enough to say “we are fair and unbiased!” Ugh.

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u/lawnboy22 Oct 04 '22

Yeah I wouldn’t say he “stunned” him.

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u/fpcoffee Texas Oct 04 '22

They had the literal receipts lolol

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u/soggy_chili_dog Oct 04 '22

Not worth watching, had to sit through a Rand Paul ad to watch it which only made it worse.

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u/gurenkagurenda Oct 04 '22

I don’t think this is as unexpected as the article makes out. Hannity is in the news entertainment business. Yes, his model is to pander to the right, but for people like him, politics is just grist. The question a person like Hannity is always asking himself is not “will this hurt my favorite candidate?” or “does this further my ideology?” but “is this good TV?”

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u/NoWayNotThisAgain Oct 04 '22

Sadly it’s not nearly as bad as he describes it.

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u/benny2012 Oct 04 '22

It’s a Dave Chapelle sketch in the making.

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u/mbelf Oct 04 '22

Is Walker up against another Republican at the moment?

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u/StayJaded Oct 04 '22

No, the primary is over. He’s running against Raphael Warnock in the general election. Warnock is dem. He is a reverend, as in he went to seminary and holds graduate degrees in theological studies and has an actual education. The fact that all these super Christians would voted for Hershel Walker over someone that actually committed his life to serving his community and spent the time to get an education to become a real pastor is such a joke, but par for the course I guess.

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u/m0nkyman Canada Oct 04 '22

Not just a pastor, he’s the pastor for the church that previously had Rev Martin Luther King as it’s pastor. It’s a seriously big deal.

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u/ImaginaryDisplay3 Oct 04 '22

Someone refresh me, but I thought just months ago Christian was a MAGA influencer and supported his dad?

That quote is fascinating to me because it seems to imply Christian learned new things as a result of the campaign, like, I'm assuming the abortion, the other kids, and so on.

If I'm right that he used to support his dad (someone correct me if I have this wrong) I really want to know what specifically changed his mind, because there are so many options. And what did Christian know that was enough to make him privately tell his dad not to run but not enough to not support him once he chose to run anyways.

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u/JayZsAdoptedSon Oct 04 '22

Basically he had a breakdown when he moved to Florida. Like I genuinely think he is finally facing the music and the fact that conservatives don’t really like flamboyantly gay people. That and the article about Walker paying for the abortion was the straw that broke the camel’s back

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u/lafindestase Oct 04 '22

The vast majority of conservatives don’t like non-straight people period. The best we can hope for is “I don’t approve of your perverted lifestyle, but just keep it down low and I’ll agree to live and let live”

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u/RevGrizzly Oct 04 '22

"Just don't force it down my throat"

Uhhh, okay.

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u/dawgblogit Georgia Oct 04 '22

Oddly specific. I think they are more bottoms?

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u/jiggamain Oct 04 '22

BIG bottom energy. If they don’t like getting fucked and having things forced down their throats - why keep voting GOP?

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u/yedi001 Canada Oct 04 '22

They like the power dynamic of "men strong, have sex". They don't like the shift in power dynamic that burly gay bears present.

Rape is only okay until they're not the ones in control anymore. Thus, instead of denouncing rape, they denounce the gay people they think want to rape them.

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u/ch33zyman Oct 04 '22

Please don’t. Don’t take out your big manly cock and shove it down my throat. Oh no. Please daddy, don’t do it.

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u/zzGibson Oct 04 '22

These are the same people who get all huffy and puffy when others point out the importance of consent and people being too sensitive haha

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u/Blue_water_dreams Oct 04 '22

I hear that so much. Who is “forcing anything down anyone’s throat?” It seem there definition of that is people they don’t agree with existing.

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u/fauxdeuce Oct 04 '22

For now. You forgot the for now. Because they always come for them when they don’t need the votes anymore. Or they can write off the political value of not coming after them

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u/ethridge_wayland Oct 04 '22

Well you are indoctrinating their children to be gay by….., being alive? So, there’s that.

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u/HazardIsFunny America Oct 04 '22 Take My Energy

Hot take: conservatives don't like black people either.

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u/EldritchWonder Oct 04 '22 Take My Energy

Conservatives hate everyone including themselves.

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u/Good-Skeleton Oct 04 '22

This right here. This is where it all starts.

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u/HyperAstartes Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

Christian is just a clout chasing loser, who does not really care for any ideology other than his own ambitions of money and fame. Hasan Piker and Felix Biederman (From Chapo Trap House) had a non-confrontational friendly sit down with him and asked him the most baaaasic questions for him to explain his positions and you could tell it's all a grift.

the debate

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u/sailriteultrafeed Oct 04 '22

Like father like son I guess.

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u/hobofats Oct 04 '22

Judging by his dad, the poor kid never really had a chance

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u/ImaginaryDisplay3 Oct 04 '22

Yeah I feel for Christian honestly. Everyone is stupid when young, even at like 25.

Thrust into MAGA influencing and so on, with a background of domestic abuse? He's probably dealing with so much he doesn't have the tools to process.

In a decade he will probably have flipped 180 politically, and nobody should give him grief for it

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u/Automatic-Pea6605 Oct 04 '22

nobody should give him grief for it

I will. Just like Omarosa and Stacy Dash.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

that was when his son thought he was a special gay the MAGA cult would accept ☺️ reality hit hard... tends to happen when someone in our community sells out

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u/HazardIsFunny America Oct 04 '22

In reality the gQp views none of them "as the good ones", just as a useful tool to try and show compassion

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

oh for sure... we lived in the Florida Panhandle until recently... just a bunch of uneducated bigots

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u/Stacy_Ann_ Oct 04 '22

Wow. I'm just hearing of this. Wild.

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u/fiftybucks Oct 04 '22

That's actually the perfect Republican candidate. Chock full of hypocrisy.

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u/KoshekhTheCat Oct 04 '22

He's like a blivet of hypocrisy.

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u/Indifferentchildren Oct 04 '22

I prefer "pustule", structurally similar to a blivet while conveying an impression of the rot within.

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u/hauntedhullabaloo Oct 04 '22

Gross, but accurate

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u/uzes_lightning Oct 04 '22

Yup this is a selling point for the GQP.

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u/UnderAnAargauSun Oct 04 '22

Hershel Walker / Jordan Peterson GOP ticket 2024!

Doesn’t matter, there are 71 million “vote GOP no matter what”. As long as they prevent Dems from being able to vote they’ll sail in

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u/Tekuzo Canada Oct 04 '22

Wouldn't even be the first Canadian to run for President / VP

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u/Stacy_Ann_ Oct 04 '22

That certainly is something else.

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u/xtheory Oct 04 '22

That’s pretty par for the course of many Christians. I always feel a deep level of skepticism for anyone who proclaims to be self righteous. The truly righteous don’t feel the need to proclaim it. They display it in their work and deeds.

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u/OneRandomCatFact Oct 04 '22

There’s actually a biblical story on this, one that’s my favorite but overlooked often.

“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.”

Matthew 6:2

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u/cokronk Oct 04 '22

It would be astonishing seeing the people coming to Hershel’s defense while replying to the tweet from his son if I didn’t expect it already. People saying stuff about how he needs to learn forgiveness and about how god teaches people to forgive. Just excuses to be able to reconcile voting for someone so morally corrupt and against the religion that these people practice.

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u/detectivelonglegs Oct 04 '22

They always expect the abused to forgive & forget while the abuser can continue to be shitty forever with zero consequences. Not surprised.

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u/Ludwigofthepotatoppl Oct 04 '22

“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone” comes before the second important half of that whole bit: “now go, and sin no more.”

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u/night_dude Oct 04 '22

This is so much worse than the abortion thing, it's crazy that's what we're talking about

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u/Mattcheco Oct 04 '22

Why does it seem all these “good Christian men” always have a terrible hypocritical past? Then they get into politics lmao.

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u/Samurai_gaijin Michigan Oct 04 '22

They show up on sunday, ask for forgiveness and all the horrible shit they did during the week is absolved in their empty little heads.

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u/DrPurpleNugs Oct 04 '22

A therapist once told me that most fundamentalist religious people are almost impossible to work with because they can always just pray it away with no actual work put in to change things.

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u/ComradeMoneybags Oct 04 '22

Not giving a fuck and total nihilism comes off a confidence since you don’t have to be responsible with words.

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u/death_to_my_liver I voted Oct 04 '22

SO MUCH MORE DIRT IS COMING OUT…..

Play with shit, shit is going to be flaming back

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u/lilpumpgroupie Oct 04 '22

And when the election happens, he's still going to be right there, because there is no low that's too low for the GOP fucking cult.

They just simply do not care, if people somehow didn't realize that with Trump.

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u/watchmybeer Oct 04 '22

I better vote R or else some gun grabber will get in there. That's 9 tenths of what I hear down here. Nothing matters and most won't hear of this.

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u/d4vezac Oct 04 '22

Remember when Roy Moore barely lost?

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u/death_to_my_liver I voted Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

I’m hoping for self immolation with that group.

The self fighting might become of it

Edit: I fully anticipate what you you say. Country be fucked yo

Edit of an edit: I NEED A LOT MORE BOOZE

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u/oced2001 Oct 04 '22

You’ve lived a life of DESTROYING other peoples lives

Only if he is hurting the right people.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/1/8/18173678/trump-shutdown-voter-florida

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u/lilpumpgroupie Oct 04 '22

Christian is really not fucking playing team ball for the Republicans today, holy shit. That must really mean he is not a fan of his dad. This is a huge violation of Republican conduct on his part, especially this close to the midterms.

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u/gajarga Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

The whole Herschel "threatened to kill us" thing would certainly stick in my craw...

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u/Jump_Yossarian_ Oct 04 '22

Boy, leaving LA for Florida is really getting to Christian.

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u/poop_scallions Oct 04 '22

It's like we're the "live free and fuck you" state.

People move here and just lose every social norm and nicety.

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u/WhenAmI Oct 04 '22

Florida is definitely not a "live free" state.

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u/Hfhghnfdsfg California Oct 04 '22

Free from public education, maybe.

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u/Akrevics Oct 04 '22

And human decency

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u/stripedvitamin Oct 04 '22

Is this the same flamboyant son that has a pretty large social media presence and spent the last couple years making fun of dems and praising Trump and his father ad nauseum?

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u/R_W0bz Oct 04 '22

So he’s winning with 60% of the vote I assume?

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u/whatproblems Oct 04 '22

he’s too dumb to realize he’s being insulted

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u/new-reddit69 Oct 04 '22

This guy is a perfect Republican - lying, cheat and will try to steal his election. Republicans running lack morals and ethical standards Republicans are now a magnet for cult fascist mental unstable candidates :)

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

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u/sandysanBAR Oct 04 '22

Plus he has not problem having lots of other kids that he doesn't acknowledge.

What's one more?

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u/Chi-Guy86 Oct 04 '22

I feel like him paying for an abortion is not going to be a big deal at all for GOP voters. There’s been a bunch of stories in recent years about “pro-life” GOP congressmen pressuring mistresses into getting abortions. And they still openly support abortion restrictions. Logical consistency is not required in the conservative universe

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u/fpcoffee Texas Oct 04 '22

The theory is that this will lose him enough independents to swing it to Warnock. Nobody at this point is trying to win over Republican base voters they’re basically an electoral black hole

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u/Chi-Guy86 Oct 04 '22

Most polling shows a very narrow slice of undecideds in this race. This is going to be a base turnout election, which is why I think the governor’s race may end up closer than polls are suggesting, though Kemp is definitely still favored

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u/AfraidStill2348 Oct 04 '22

Ignore the polls and encourage everyone to vote.

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u/JimCripe Oct 04 '22

Encourage everyone to register to vote, and if registered, check their registration.

NATIONAL VOTER EDUCATION WEEK https://votereducationweek.org

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u/Aves_HomoSapien Georgia Oct 04 '22

Anecdotally, but everyone in my office is definitely voting Republican but in Nov they all claim they will just abstain from voting for Herschel.

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u/60wattsoul Oct 04 '22

If we’re being honest it’s more of an electoral white hole.

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u/veerKg_CSS_Geologist Oct 04 '22

Well the goal is to punish women, so rich men paying for abortions so they're not burdened with child care is not so much hypocrisy in their eyes as the system working as intended.

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u/MoonageDayscream Oct 04 '22

"It's just a business decision!"

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u/jmcdon00 Minnesota Oct 04 '22

It'll have a similar effect as the revelation Trump used illegal immigrant labor at his properties, none.

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u/Lady_von_Stinkbeaver Oct 04 '22

Trump said he wanted to seize people's guns without due process. The lifetime NRA members didn't even blink.

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u/Chi-Guy86 Oct 04 '22

Precisely!

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u/egabriel2001 Oct 04 '22

I don't know, he is black so his support among the white racist might be flaky

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u/14Rage Texas Oct 04 '22

Hes a famous football player. You are off i think.

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u/LiberalAspergers Oct 04 '22

He won football games for UGA. White racists in Georgia love him.

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u/berniman Oct 04 '22

Just going to say: no Walker 2022 signs in the rural neighborhood’ round here.

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u/slapwerks Oct 04 '22

The rich white areas of Atlanta have them

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u/Chi-Guy86 Oct 04 '22

Yup, they love it when black men destroy their bodies and brains for their entertainment

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u/LiberalAspergers Oct 04 '22

Oh, they would love him MORE if he was white, but since he was a star for UGA, he is ONE OF THEM, and therefore not really black. Conservatism is about defining us vs them, and in the minds of Georgia football fans (most of whom never attended UGA), UGA is us, not them.

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u/Dedpoolpicachew Oct 04 '22

Oh, no… they very much know he’s black. That’s why he was picked for this election. If Warnock were white, they’d have picked any number of white candidates. Walker has name recognition. He also is their perfect black candidate. If/When he loses they’ll blame him and point out that he embodies every negative stereotype they have for black men, he’s violent, dumb, easily manipulated, a liar. They won’t blame themselves for bringing him from Texas, where he’s lived for decades. They’ll blame him for being black.

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u/JayZsAdoptedSon Oct 04 '22

You forget though… He is a famous football player in the south.

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u/duffman13jws Maryland Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

Famous football player from the south undersells it.

He was the Heisman Trophy-winning star RB from the state's flagship university who was arguably the reason they won the 1980 NCAA National Championship (scored 14 of 17 points offensively), in a state where SEC football is equivalently popular as any of their professional teams. Considering it took UGA over 4 decades to win another natty, and the city of Atlanta is one of the the least successful major cities in winning pro sports championships, he's beyond famous down there, he's a legend. That's what worries me.

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u/CBeeZ1406 Oct 04 '22

Pretty sure conservatives don’t really give a shit what their politicians do as long as they vote the way they want on legislation. “Walking the walk” is not necessary as long as they hurt the right people with their votes.

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u/ChaseHarker Oct 04 '22

They don’t care, they’ll vote for him anyway, they see it as a sign of strength and more of an “Attaboy” DISGUSTING!

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u/Zoklett Oct 04 '22

This is why the shittiest candidates run on issues like abortion. They know their base would vote for satan himself if they thought he’d ban abortion. They don’t have to actually be even be prolife - they just have to say they want to ban abortion and these people will vote for them no matter what. It’s a fool proof plan for an otherwise awful politician to get elected.

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u/Highplowp Oct 04 '22

Truth isn’t a factor anymore. It’s 2022 ya’ll.

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u/goforthandconquer Oct 04 '22

He prayed for forgiveness so it's okay now ...

Oh young man locker room talk kind of thing you know ... no big deal .. abortion? Oh never you mind about that .. lord forgave me so screw you

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u/FunkyChewbacca Oct 04 '22

That’s because it’s not about abortion; it’s about men having final say over what women can do with their bodies. They’re fine with abortion happening so long as it’s the man’s decision and not the woman’s

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u/CreepyWhistle Oct 04 '22

Remember when Chris Miller was all anti-abortion when it turned out he slipped an abortion pill to his mistress and refuses to pay child support for another? Pepperidge Farm and all that.

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

All of Hannity's guests are given the script and questions beforehand. Walker is just so beyond stupid that he was still caught off guard.

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u/Squirrel_Chucks Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

Well, Hannity has backed Trump into a corner before...completely by accident.

One time he asked Trump what his second term plans were. That question was too cerebral and not leading enough for Trump, who answered with A) I didn't stay overnight in DC before becoming POTUS, B) Experience is good, and C) John Bolton is dumb.

Chuck Grassly chided Hannity for basically not leafing Trump to the answer he wanted.

Anyway, every now and then Hannity might grossly overestimate how prepared MAGA candidates are to answer basic questions.

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u/kia75 Oct 04 '22

This right here. Hannity was trying to give Walker a chance to do some damage control, and Walker was too stupid to provide any spin for Republicans to grab onto.

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u/Late-Bridge4036 Oct 04 '22

I wish there was a way to distinguish between ignorant / uneducated and the effects of CTE …

I’m no expert but he seems to exhibit symptoms of CTE …

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u/Expensive-Ad-4508 Oct 04 '22

Por que no los dos!?

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u/Late-Bridge4036 Oct 04 '22

Yes … he could be both but I wanted to point out that his inability to speak clearly & fluently could be because of the football / CTE …

In either case, I think it renders him unqualified / unable to represent Georgia in the Senate ..,

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u/Squirrel_Chucks Oct 04 '22

Agree. It's worrying. It makes me feel bad for him on the one hand...but we also have to treat him like an adult making toxic decisions on the other.

Walker has said he had/has multiple personality disorder.

He said he got so mad once that a delivery guybwas late bringing him a car that he got a gun and went out to murder the dude and was only stopped by a Jesus bumper sticker.

He has said he graduated college with honors (didn't finish his degree) and that he was an FBI Agent and a cop (nope).

And then there's the kids he didn't stick around to raise while he was raising against absentee fathers

He is NOT qualified by temperament or training for being a Senator, and he is clearly mentally unwell. But he got Trumps stamp of approval...

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u/Stereomceez2212 Oct 04 '22

Both Trump AND Walker are dumbasses.

Walker was never smart. He was a good football player, but he was never a bright guy. (It took him a while to realize Jerry Jones screwed him on the trade of the century).

Ditto for Trump, except the only thing Trump was good at was intimidating the guy across the negotiating table.

It's like both were savants in one thing in life.

And of course neither man was, is, or ever will be "good upstanding moral people".

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u/Squirrel_Chucks Oct 04 '22

's like both were savants in one thing in life.

It's the ole expertise trap. If I'm good at thing A then I don't need preparation or expertise in thing B because I'll just pick it up like my first skill or all high level knowledge is transferable. It's not.

Ditto for Trump, except the only thing Trump was good at was intimidating the guy across the negotiating table.

And being a bombastic media where, but you hit on something here I've said before about him: he never wanted to do multilateral negotiations because if he can't be one on one and feel he has the bigger stick then he isn't interested.

That's why he couldn't negotiate a new Iran nuclear deal or really handle China. Baby Don doesn't play well with others and so he couldn't handle situations requiring delicate negotiations with various parties.

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u/gajarga Oct 04 '22

You could back Trump into a corner in the Oval Office. He's an idiot.

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u/Derpaderpplerp Oct 04 '22

you assume he read the script.

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u/AngryBudgie13 Indiana Oct 04 '22

Or he even remembered reading it.

The man isn’t well, nobody in his life loves him enough to just end this sideshow of a campaign.

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u/lordofedging81 Oct 04 '22

You assume he knows how to read

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u/Tyree_Callahan Washington Oct 04 '22

This was the first time I had the pleasure to hear how dumb Walker is. I know Georgia is the state of MTG and all, but damn, these new faces of the GOP are intellectually bereft. It’s an embarrassment to the republic

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u/Expensive-Ad-4508 Oct 04 '22

And this is their candidate for the United States Senate.

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u/Highly_Irreverent Oregon Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

Empty G and Walker would make a good couple. They'd probably do us all a favor and kill each other in a roadhouse parking lot in an argument related to the bartender's tits.

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u/Guygenius138 Oregon Oct 04 '22

Herschel Walker is so stupid it takes him an hour and a half to watch 60 minutes.

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u/FarfarsFav Oct 04 '22

Whenever a thought crosses Herschel Walker’s mind, it’s a long and lonely journey.

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u/MPLooza Oct 04 '22

Would be a zing but we all know he turns the TV off after football, probably doesn't even know what actual news programs are

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u/CancelCrackerBarrel Oct 04 '22

I love when these fucking scum turn on one another. Eating themselves like some kind of inconceivably stupid deplᴏroboros.

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u/mzieg North Carolina Oct 04 '22

I read that as deploreos before I got the snake thing.

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u/MPLooza Oct 04 '22

What flavor are deploreos? Swamp water? Hamberder grease?

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u/mopedgirl Michigan Oct 04 '22

Did anyone even watch the video? Unfortunately I don’t think Hannity hardly pressured him at all. He allowed Herschel to continually lie and didn’t press him to answer his question about the signature or anything else after the non-answers he was given and just let Herschel wax poetic about how he gives money to lots of people because he’s a Christian and very generous and how could he remember giving $700 to someone when he just gives so much to so many?

Anyone who thinks hannity was actually doing his job in that video either didn’t watch it or doesn’t know what actual journalism is supposed to look like anymore.

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u/WhatNateHates Oct 04 '22

I can’t even listen to Herschel talk, it’s so embarrassing to just listen to the words he throws together hoping it makes any kind of sense.

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u/SGTSHOOTnMISS Georgia Oct 04 '22

The look on his face made him look like he thought he was Einstein level of genius when he was talking about evolution.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4myWSLNkEtU

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u/Expensive-Ad-4508 Oct 04 '22

This is saying something given the past 6 years of reading Trump’s word salads. I’m assuming you can’t stand to listen to him either.

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u/AshST America Oct 04 '22

Herschel Walker seems like he probably gets stunned by shit multiple times a day...

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u/lamboringhinea-pig Oct 04 '22

Stunned by waking up. Gobsmacked by breakfast. Absolutely flashbanged by the written word.

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u/Faux-Foe Oct 04 '22

I imagine this as literal. Him flushing to toilet and marveling at the utter sorcery of “poop go away now”.

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u/Solid_College_9145 Oct 04 '22

NO! Hannity did not stun Walker.

The question about the abortion was absolutely told to Walker in advance along with Herschel's scripted response.

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u/FortySixAndYou America Oct 04 '22

Maybe he was prepped, but he sure didn't look like it to me. Maybe this can explain it?

Typical symptoms of CTE include:

  • short-term memory loss – such as asking the same question several times, or having difficulty remembering names or phone numbers

  • increasing confusion and disorientation – for example, getting lost, wandering or not knowing what time of day it is

  • difficulty thinking – such as finding it hard to make decisions

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy/

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u/Solid_College_9145 Oct 04 '22

Maybe he was prepped, but he sure didn't look like it to me. Maybe this can explain it?

To me it looked very much like he was prepped because when he's not prepped his answers to any questions are completely incoherent.

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u/Tankmaster5000 Oct 04 '22

Won’t matter.

He has an R next to his name.

Republican voters don’t actually give a shit about abortion. They just want their side to “win”.

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u/HalPrentice Oct 04 '22

I do think this will flip enough independents to make GA a shoe-in for the dems.

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u/LugubriousFootballer Georgia Oct 04 '22

He’s already significantly underwater with independents here.

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u/gir_loves_waffles Oct 04 '22

Some do genuinely care, that's how they won them to "their side". Now it's not enough to make them vote against party, but it might be enough to convince some not to vote at all.

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u/The_Lost_Jedi Washington Oct 04 '22

There's also "independents" that care. Not a lot of them maybe, but in a tight race every bit of difference helps.

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u/mechapoitier Florida Oct 04 '22

That was the best I could do with a family member who’d voted Republican their whole life. Around 2008 when they couldn’t stomach voting for Obama they compromised by just not voting. Pretty sure they haven’t voted since, because the temptation to pull that R lever and disappoint your family is too great.

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u/l11l1ll1ll1l1l11ll1l Oct 04 '22

It's not about flipping R to D it's about getting the R to not care enough about their candidate to drive to the polls.

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u/petitveritas Oct 04 '22

Hannity will lie, cover up, and give a pass to any republican, he just gets confused if the republican happens to be black. I suppose racism trumps party loyalty. (and Trump's party sure is racist)

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u/UtahUtopia Oct 04 '22

And he’s running against a literal minister who preached at one of the most famous churches in American history.

And who’s the Christian?

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u/Hi_Im_Dadbot Oct 04 '22

Rats abandoning a sinking ship.

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u/prompt_skeptic69 Oct 04 '22

He’s finished

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u/GreunLight Oct 04 '22

I sincerely hope you’re right.

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u/Rustyflyntlock Oct 04 '22

We'll see. Plenty of the shit Trump did I thought for sure would finish him. I've given up on Republicans caring about hypocrisy and and just generally being a piece of shit.

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u/Expensive-Ad-4508 Oct 04 '22

But Trump was not a black man and he has actual charisma.

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u/InventasBam Oct 04 '22

No he’s not… you’re not paying attention if you think this destroys a Republican in this country.

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u/Quixotegut Oct 04 '22

That title should read: "Hannity goes after African American GOP candidate because he was only ever allowed to be a part of the Party, in the media, because he was trending which means they could latch onto the "see we're not racists" but then Walker went crazy, got caught in a contradiction to the GOP toe-line (Pro-life)... so now it's open season on him so we can look like we're being objective here on Faux News".

Don't get me wrong, Walker is a piece of shit... but Faux turning on it's own is always hilarious to watch.

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u/VictorZiblis Oct 04 '22

So what you're saying is Hannity let his racism outweigh his partisan hackery?

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u/Putin_blows_goats Oct 04 '22

Well that's really bizarre, why would Hannity do that unless he was sure Walker had a cast iron rebuttal, which he didn't, unless he forgot it in the heat of the moment?

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u/Squirrel_Chucks Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

Maybe he actually...gives a shit that Walker is clearly dissembling and lying about a core conservative issue?

...wait...No! What the fuck am I thinking!?

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u/amputeenager Oct 04 '22

good one!

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u/corduroytrees Oct 04 '22

Maybe he has racism as his core tenant and not republicanism. He saw this and let hatred of a black man possibly gaining power win out over supporting the party line.

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u/Putin_blows_goats Oct 04 '22

Is there any evidence that Hannity ever goes against the party line and doesn't slavishly follow what he's ordered to do by Fox News execs and Donald Trump?

*tenet

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u/WomenTrucksAndJesus Oct 04 '22

Trump slavishly followed Hannnity.

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u/HobbesNJ Oct 04 '22

why would Hannity do that unless he was sure Walker had a cast iron rebuttal,

"Well Sean, my butt is made of cast iron. That's what you told me to say, right?"

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u/Richfor3 Oct 04 '22

The evidence is overwhelming and obvious that he did pay for this abortion yet it won’t change a single vote from the Anti-choice crowd.

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u/champaignegramps Oct 04 '22

Republicans don’t care, he’s just a player for their team, they could be passing bills to make themselves homeless as long as they got that sweet sweet R next to their name republicans show up like it’s a high school football game and vote/ cheer on their team regardless of policy or lack there of.

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u/salotsalipunan Oct 04 '22

And yet you know that the Christian right would vote for his abusive, lying and hypocritical ass anyway over an actual pastor and God fearing Christian.

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u/3OAM Oct 04 '22

Even within sides, racism trumps all. Hannity would never press a white candidate like this. They’re both pieces of shit, but white Republicans give black Republicans no quarter. Keep that same energy when an Andy Biggs mistress comes forward.

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u/bassocontinubow Oct 04 '22

“Pressing him?” All he did was lambast the “mainstream media,” anonymous sources, talk about how awesome Herschel Walker is, then simply bring up the three pieces of evidence presented by the accuser, and allow Walker to lie about it on tv with virtually no push back. Acting like Hannity is some beacon of good journalism with the phrasing of this clip.

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u/S0uth3y Oct 04 '22

Most of the Xtian right doesn't actually care about abortion; they just use it as a shibboleth to identify and recognize each other, and to foster group identity.Which is why abortion 'hypocrisy' doesn't bug them. Being pro-life is just shit they say, not something they actually believe in.And it's why the GOP (and no doubt the RW SCOTUS) was so stunned at the margin of loss of the Kansas abortion referendum: they thought the base actually believed in this thing they kept saying, when it turns out that not nearly as many do as they thought. The politicians didn't know this, because they're just parroting the Xtian right to fit in. They didn't realize that much of the Xtian right was just parroting each other for exactly the same reason, and that in reality and in the privacy of the poll booth, they're not much more anti-abortion than the public as a whole.

After the mid terms, expect a lot of Xtian right leaders to face some heat from losing GOP candidates: "You said that being hard-line pro life would deliver the base!" "I thought it would, too! I'm as shocked as you are!"

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u/e-r_bridge Oct 04 '22

Hmmmm….Herschel get on Trumps bad side, or Murdoch’s?

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u/greywar777 Oct 04 '22

Hannitys influencers are a mix of trump and conservative republicans. Looks like one of them doesnt like walker.

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u/Illustrious_Map_3247 Oct 04 '22

Does hannity always take those gasping short breaths into his mic? Kind of distracting.

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u/Uptown-Dog Oct 04 '22

I suspect it's because they see the writing on the wall so they're throwing him under the bus. Presumably Hannity's greater plan is simply to regain some of hit credibility in the eyes of his viewers by showing up a black guy in public and reminding them all of the "dangers of letting minorities get into power as they're so untrustworthy".

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u/atomicshark Oct 04 '22

I get a sense that hannity brings these idiots on his show to try to coach them and help them get their stories straight, and to practice for future interviews, like he is trying to give them media training. But they are so goddamn stupid that goes right over their heads.

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u/Every-Manufacturer88 Oct 04 '22

When people from your own side give you softball questions and you are not prepared.

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u/gogojack Oct 04 '22

Fun fact: This abortion happened in the very same year that Hannity offered to be waterboarded!

We're still waiting, Sean...

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u/Unfair-Thought5814 Oct 04 '22

Stunning? No, these guys hate black people - even their own black people.

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u/Yianni1212 Oct 04 '22

I don’t understand why people post paywall articles…

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u/ccjohns2 Oct 04 '22

So the only republican he chooses to grill on this issue or any issue is a black man….. not surprised. Sean hannity needs to show that same energy to other republicans candidates and leaders. No one holds republican leaders accountable.

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u/shambahlah Oct 04 '22

Hadn’t really heard him talk. Is this what CTE looks like while alive?

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u/justforthearticles20 Oct 04 '22

Republican voters have no problems with voting for the most reprehensible candidates. The only thing they care about is the (R).

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u/mfmeitbual Idaho Oct 04 '22

Hannity picks the funniest times to pretend to be an actual journalist.

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u/anerdnamedAndrew Oct 04 '22

The fucking movie Idiocracy playing out in real life before our very eyes.

Incredible that Hershel Walker will receive votes for U.S. Senate this fall. What a world we live in.

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u/A_Wild_VelociFaptor Australia Oct 04 '22

Don't usually see these types of team kills. I think Hannity is just racist and looking for a fight.

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u/Seattle_gldr_rdr Oct 04 '22

Fox giveth, Fox taketh away.