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Thu Oct 14, 2021, 06:12 AM

Senate hopeful Herschel Walker cancels event over swastika

Source: AP

By JEFF AMY

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker has called off a fundraiser in Texas because an organizer was displaying a swastika made of syringes in her social media profile to protest mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.

The Walker campaign said Wednesday that it had canceled the event, which had been scheduled for Saturday in suburban Dallas at the home of Bettina Sofia Viviano-Langlais.

“Herschel is a strong friend of Israel and the Jewish community and opposes hatred and bigotry of all forms,” campaign spokesperson Mallory Blount said. “Despite the fact that the apparent intent behind the graphic was to condemn government vaccine mandates, the symbol used is very offensive and does not reflect the values of Herschel Walker or his campaign.”

The campaign had earlier denied that the symbol was a swastika.



FILE - Senate candidate Herschel Walker takes the stage during former president Donald Trump's Save America rally in Perry, Ga., on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. Walker canceled a planned Texas fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 13 because an organizer was displaying a swastika made from syringes on social medial to protest mandatory vaccination. (AP Photo/Ben Gray, File)


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Reply Senate hopeful Herschel Walker cancels event over swastika (Original post)
Omaha Steve Oct 14 OP
texasfiddler Oct 14 #1
DeeDeeNY Oct 14 #2
Rebl2 Oct 14 #14
Hortensis Oct 14 #17
Champp Oct 14 #3
rpannier Oct 14 #4
bucolic_frolic Oct 14 #5
tanyev Oct 14 #6
The Fifty Stateman Oct 14 #7
eTXwLA Oct 14 #8
hibbing Oct 14 #9
Ford_Prefect Oct 14 #10
SunSeeker Oct 14 #11
SouthernDem4ever Oct 14 #21
JohnnyRingo Oct 14 #12
Hortensis Oct 14 #18
jvill Oct 14 #13
whathehell Oct 14 #15
Hortensis Oct 14 #20
RussBLib Oct 14 #16
Beaverhausen Oct 14 #19
speaktruthtopower Oct 14 #22

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 06:14 AM

1. If he truly opposes hatred and bigotry, he will struggle in the GQP

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Response to texasfiddler (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 06:26 AM

2. Also, if he truly opposed hatred and bigotry, he wouldn't pal around with Trump

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Response to DeeDeeNY (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 09:51 AM

14. Exactly

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Response to texasfiddler (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:14 PM

17. :) Likely does oppose hatred and bigotry against himself.

One of those partial truths that makes a great lie.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 06:57 AM

3. Republicans decide maybe Overt Fascism is not a winner

No doubt they will revert to their regular old stanky Surreptitious Fascism, with Russian dressing as they continue their skumbuckket efforts to Boot Stomp American democracy.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 07:25 AM

4. He's going to be canceling a lot of those

As near as I can tell, it's the new official emblem of that party

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 07:28 AM

5. Wrong party, wrong message, confused candidate

Tolerance in the GOP? Yeah, right.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 07:46 AM

6. Oh jeez, I never even heard of this lady before but some googling reveals

that she lives in the next town over. Pretty close to the Southfork Ranch location.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 07:57 AM

7. What Absolute Shit!

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:09 AM

8. "Despite the fact that the apparent intent behind the graphic was to condemn government vaccine...."

There is is. The subtle message that they agree with the graphic's intent. Signaling they don't reeeeallly think this is all that bad.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:31 AM

9. Headline alone is enough n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:34 AM

10. They got caught in public with their "heritage" showing.

Actually I think they were bragging.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:43 AM

11. He's against mandates even though African Americans have disproportionately died from COVID-19.

Herschel Walker is an idiot.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 04:07 PM

21. Bingo!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 09:16 AM

12. Welcome to the new GOP Big Tent, Hersch.

Barrel into the event with bull bars on your SUV, running over libs standing in the way. Check your gun at the door (don't leave it, just check it's loaded). Nazi salute to the Trump portrait in the hallway, and give a short speech about who you hate.

Exit through the tent kitchen door.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:22 PM

18. :) Yup! Token pix with event leaders taken in the chute.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 09:26 AM

13. Who cares about the swastika...

We know these people are psychopaths...

What was more interesting to me is first how the Republican Party has literally no platforms any more other than just hating on everybody.. For example:

"Georgia Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker has called off a fundraiser in Texas..."

So much for the supposed rock solid value of local control of government. You know, like the kind where the Texas rich finance the campaigns of a senator in... a completely different state. Those Georgians voted for 2 Democrats, and those Georgians obviously are wrong so Repubs can just ignore their inconvenient values.

“Despite the fact that the apparent intent behind the graphic was to condemn government vaccine mandates.."

Genius. 3 billion vaccinated people wish you good luck with the small pox and the polio!

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Response to jvill (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 10:47 AM

15. " Who cares about the swastika"?

A lot of people..Trust me.

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Response to jvill (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:30 PM

20. As WTH says. Most don't know/admit they're part of something evil.

They've been swept into it believing they're warriors for good against bad.

Walker's event was cancelled because the swastika may be a last straw-poke in the eye for a few more.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:13 PM

16. well, well, he has a functioning brain

or a persuasive aide does

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:28 PM

19. Is he running in Georgia or Texas?

This was to be a fundraiser in Dallas?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 09:18 PM

22. Looks like someone..

was a little politically tone-deaf.

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