And They Want To Take Away Your Rights
About a week we talked about how lucky Josh Shapiro is to have gotten Trump-backed psychopath Doug Mastriano was an opponent in the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race. But because Trump doesn't screen potential endorsees for electability, only for loyalty to himself and his Big Lie, Mastriano isn't the only general election the GOP is at a disadvantage with, even in a red wave cycle.
Next Tuesday is primary day in Georgia and, if polls are to be believed, the Texan Trump gratuitously recruited to run, wife-beating former football player Herschel Walker, will win the primary. Macon Fox affiliate WGXA reported Wednesday night that Walker told a gaggle of reporters that he doesn't believe in any exceptions in banning abortion-- so not for rape, incest or the life of the pregnant woman. That seems too extreme for winning back the suburban vote that cost Trump and two U.S. senators reelection last cycle. Meanwhile, State Agriculture Commisssioner Gary Black and the 4 other Republican candidates for Senate are criss-crossing the state and vigorously warning Georgia Republicans that Walker can't win in November. It doesn't matter. The latest poll, by SUSA this week for WXIA, has Walker up by 58 points! He's got 62% to Black's 6% and Saddler's 3%. That same poll, however, shows Warnock beating him 50-45% in November.
I sincerely doubt that Walker cares one way or another about abortion and I'm certain he's just saying what his consultants are telling him to say, as best he can remember what they're telling him to say. But that isn't the case with all Trump's crackpot candidates. Many are true believers. One completely insane candidate in Michigan, Jacky Eubanks, who is running for state House with a one-size-fits-all Trump endorsement, doesn't just want to ban all abortion but also wants to ban all birth control-- and everything else that celebrates peoples' freedom. Watch these two psychopaths, Eubanks and religious bigot Michael Voris-- and remember: this is Michigan, not Mississippi or Wyoming.
"We need to make plain statement of fact which is the reason why the West is great is because Western civilization's underpinning is Christianity. And you cannot have a successful society outside of the Christian moral order and things like abortion and things like gay marriage are outside of the Christian moral order and they lead to chaos and destruction and a culture of death, which is why we're seeding that today. We've abandoned the Christian moral order as a nation and we are reaping destruction... People believe that birth control is better, like you said, oh, because then you won’t get pregnant and you won’t need to have an abortion. But I think it gives people the false sense of security that they can have consequence-free sex, and that’s not true and that’s not correct. Sex ought to be between one man and one woman in the confines of marriage."
This morning, North Pole Mayor pro-tem Santa Claus, a candidate for Congress from Alaska, posted this on Twitter and it came to mind when I saw Michigan's Ilsa Koch in that video above, trying to get some attention for his 3-way primary in a seat northwest of Detroit that includes a bunch if Anchor Bay islands, Milton, Fair Haven, Casco and Saint Clair along the Canadian border.
We could spend the whole evening reading about crackpots endorsed by Trump who are discomforting a Republican Party establishment still a little nervous about where its own grassroots is bringing it. I promise J.R. Majewski, the MAGA loon running in a newly redrawn MAGA district, against poor Marcy Kaptur, will be the last one. OH-09 went from a nice safe D+16, to an ugly R+6 that will be hard for any Republican to lose... even an outright fascist like Majewski. This is Majewski (watch 'til the end):
He was at the Capitol riot, of course, and a firm QAnon radical. He urged some kind of a movement to get all 25 states that voted for Trump to secede.