I kinda feel a little bad about this because political cartoonists are supposed to punch up, not down, and there is a very strong possibility that Herschel Walker has some serious brain damage.
It’s hard to tell if the Republican nominee for one of Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats has brain damage or is just your average run-of-the-mill moron. I mean, he is a Trump-supporting Republican and as we know, thems isn’t always the smartest of peoples. But, you can make a strong case for brain damage because it would usually take several blows to the head to make a black person vote Republican.
At the very least, this isn’t my fault. I’m not the one who put him into a position he’s not qualified for. Donald Trump and Republicans did that. If they had any humanity, they should have chosen someone else and saved Herschel for all the black friend photo-ops, like that Blacks-for-Trump guy who lives in a car that you see positioned behind Trump at every MAGA hate rally.
And Herschel is unqualified. Nobody can truly believe he’s qualified to be a United States senator after hearing his argument against the Green New Deal when he said, “Since we don’t control the air our good air decided to float over to China’s bad air so when China gets our good air, their bad air got to move. So it moves over to our good air space. Then now we got we to clean that back up.”
Or, when he said COVID was “created by China” and nobody talks about it because “everybody wants to play footsie with China.”
Or, when he talked about how to end school shootings saying, “Cain killed Abel and that’s a problem that we have. What we need to do is look into how we can stop those things. You know, you talked about doing a disinformation — what about getting a department that can look at young men that’s looking at women that’s looking at their social media. What about doing that? Looking into things like that and we can stop that that way. But yet they want to just continue to talk about taking away your constitutional rights. And I think there’s more things we need to look into. This has been happening for years and the way we stop it is putting money into the mental health field, by putting money into other departments rather than departments that want to take away your rights.”
It was not my intention to give you a migraine by forcing you to read that.
During an interview with Ben Carson and a contest for the dumbest person in the room, Herschel was asked, “what do you see as some of the biggest problems going on in our country today?”
Herschel didn’t say it was Climate Change, racism, the economy, COVID, the national debt, socialist Democrats, illegal immigration, election fraud, wokeness, or even Hunter Biden’s laptop. Herchel blamed celebrities.
Herschel said, “I think some of the biggest problems going on in our country today, we have so many celebrities telling people that they can’t do it. Telling a lot of people, ‘oh, well, you got to feel bad for yourself, feel sorry for yourself’ Which is sad to me. They’ve done it, but they’re telling you you can’t do it. And it’s like, you did it, why they can’t do it? I think they tell all the kids they can’t do it, making our kids feel sorry for themselves.”
How’s that migraine?
During that interview, Dr. Ben Carson, a brain surgeon, maybe should have given Herschel a checkup.
Now I believe the Dallas Cowboys weren’t just trying to improve their team when they traded Herschel Walker to the Minnesota Vikings in what many consider the most lopsided football trade in history. They were probably getting migraines from his word salads, so they sent them to the Vikings. The Vikings gave up five players and six future draft picks, from which the Cowboys built a Super Bowl dynasty. Walker wasn’t the missing piece the Vikings thought he was and departed for Philadelphia after two and a half seasons.
Walker might be the best running back in college football history. If you combine his rushing yards from the USFL and NFL, he’s the 7th all-time rushing leader. If you combine his all-purpose yards (rushing, receiving, returning), he’s first. Additionally, he’s a fifth-degree black belt, had two mixed-martial-arts fights, competed in the Olympics on the U.S. bobsled team, and even took a turn at ballet. He’s an athletic dude. At 60, he can probably still beat you in a footrace, but he shouldn’t be running for political office.
Herschel played football when nobody paid any attention to concussions. We’ll never know how many Walker got in his career but judging by the words that come out of his mouth, it was a lot. Jim McMahon, who played on the same team as Walker for a couple of seasons, played through at least five concussions. McMahon was probably the only one counting. Nobody was counting for Herschel.
I used to feel a little sad for Herschel Walker because he was never a huge success in the NFL but other teams won Super Bowls on his skills by trading him. He left college early for the USFL, a league that paid him a lot of money but that went nowhere. Who owned the team he played for in the USFL? Donald Trump owned the New Jersey Generals who Walker played for.
The very first person who took advantage of Herschel Walker out of college was Donald Trump. And today, Donald Trump is still doing it. It’s just too bad that Herschel isn’t smart enough to realize it. He’s not smart enough to know when he’s being used by people who normally wouldn’t have any use for his type.
Who is qualified to serve in the Senate is Raphael Warnock, Walker’s Democratic opponent. If Georgia truly wants qualified representation in the Senate, they’ll vote for Warnock. If they want a celebrity who’s not smart enough to do the job, they’ll vote for Walker.
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well, Clay, brain damaged are gonna brain damage…
It astounds me that ANYONE voted for him. I guess football prowess is more important than undamaged brain cells in some people’s congressperson!
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They feel sorry for him. Electing him to office is “celebtrity welfare.”
The rethuglians would like to have him in that office because he is so gullible and controllable.
Clay, there’s a typo here: “Who owned the team he played for in the NFL? Donald Trump owned the New Jersey Generals who Walker played for.” That should be USFL.
It’s sad, but Trump loves exploiting the stupid and they welcome him doing it.
I know there is a difference between brain damage and stupidity. I do not know if Herschel Walker is brain damaged.
He. Is. Insane.