As expected, the highly contested Georgia Senate race featuring Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) and Trump-backed Republican nominee Herschel Walker has tightened in recent weeks, which has prompted a wave of predictable attacks from The Usual Suspects on Walker’s intellect and moral standing three months out from the crucial November midterms.
Easily the most vile among them came on Saturday from frequent MSNBC
race-baiter contributor Elie Mystal, who routinely demonstrates that he is a couple of fries short of a Happy Meal if you catch my meaning.
During a segment with host Tiffany Cross, Mystal – who is also a “justice correspondent” for The Nation and who has previously attacked Walker – was asked how the race could be so close considering all of Walker’s alleged moral failings. True to form, Mystal proceeded to essentially call Walker an Uncle Tom, a common slur used by Democrats on black Republicans over the years:
“But it is going to be a close election in Georgia because Walker has the backing of the Republicans. Now you ask why are Republicans backing this man who is so clearly unintelligent, who so clearly doesn’t have independent thoughts?
But that’s actually the reason. Walker is gonna do what he’s told, and that’s what Republicans like. That’s what Republicans want from their negroes – to do what they’re told.
And Walker presents exactly as a person who lacks independent thoughts, lacks an independent agenda, lacks an independent ability to grasp policies. And he is just going to go in there and vote like Mitch McConnell tells him to vote.”
"Herschel Walker will do what he's told and that's what Republicans want from their negroes."
MSNBC is truly having a normal one. pic.twitter.com/e1Sx1qMAg0
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 1, 2022
Walker issued his response to Mystal’s attack on Monday by smartly tying it to Warnock’s well-publicized thoughts about how awful this country supposedly is.
“A lot of people are asking me to say something about the man on MSNBC that called me the N-word. Here’s what I got to say about that. Shame on MSNBC, and shame on him,” Walker stated in a video clip posted to Twitter.
“I’m gonna pray for both of them because they need Jesus,” he noted. “When I saw what he said, it reminded me of the differences between myself and my opponent, Senator Warnock and the left-wing crazy that believe America is fundamentally a bad country full of racist people. They want to divide us, turn us against each other.”
“We have our problems, but we can solve them together. You know, this is a good country full of good people. With God’s help, we’re gonna bring the people of Georgia back together,” he went on to say.
My response to @MSNBC and the man who called me the N word. @ReverendWarnock and the left wing crazies believe America is a fundamentally bad country full of racist people. But you and I know this is a great country, full of good people. #gasen pic.twitter.com/JCDsQr19Jh
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) August 1, 2022
This strikes me as the right kind of response. Instead of swinging at Mystal, Warnock brought it right back to Warnock, who unlike Mystal is the man he’s trying to defeat in November. Walker also referenced God and country, two things that most Georgians (at least those who haven’t fallen victim to Warnock’s woke dogma) hold near and dear to their hearts.
As for the polling between the two, some on the Republican side have been alarmed to see Walker slip in polling after he became the nominee considering that he was polling ahead in the months leading up to the day of the primary. But Georgian Erick Erickson (who is a RedState alumnus) explained how polling has historically worked in Georgia for some Republican candidates:
Historically, the GOP in Georgia tends to be tied or a bit behind in Georgia during the summer and fall. Some polls had Kemp 4 to 5 points behind Abrams in 2018. https://t.co/GadKthS4qV
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) August 1, 2022
Not only that, but in Walker’s case, and as I noted above the attacks on him have noticeably increased since he won in a GOP primary that saw a considerably higher turnout than they’d seen in previous midterm elections.
But as we’ve also previously pointed out, Democrats better be careful in what they throw at Walker, because in pulling the purported skeletons out of Walker’s closet, the ones on Warnock will resurface as well and this time around, if the buyer’s remorse is strong enough the outcome at the ballot box for him might just be a lot different than it was in January 2020.
Not only that, but look for Walker and/or any number of the conservative-leaning PACs that support him to use Mystal’s attack in an upcoming ad against Warnock, because as recent polls and voting trends have shown us, the tide is turning on the identity-politics obsessed left in ways that are detrimental to their political futures, and that includes support dropping from both the black and Hispanic communities alike.
Who knew feeling taken for granted and Democrats moving too far to the left would lead to such an exodus? As it turns out, everyone did – except for Democrats like Mystal for who straying from the Democrat plantation is the equivalent of being a traitor to your race.