Georgia midterm results prove some voters have no clue

Adrienne Lawrence
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The 2022 midterm elections aren’t over yet. A number of key races that will determine which party controls Congress remain too close to call as vote-counting continues. The Georgia Senate race between incumbent Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker is heading to a runoff, while controversial Republican lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene easily won reelection. Straight Arrow News contributor Adrienne Lawrence says the Georgia midterm results prove that some voters have no clue, and vote against their own best interests.

The only thing Herschel Walker is right for is a vasectomy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Lots of it. Show me the lie? Unfortunately, now that we have some three, four more weeks of Walker campaigning, I’m sure there’ll be plenty of lies peddled. When the runoff comes, I do not have much faith in Georgia getting this right. They just re-upped Marjorie Taylor Greene and passed on Stacey Abrams.

I don’t expect water from wine or wise decisions from Georgia’s white voters. The people they’re voting to put in power are nonsense. But aside from that, what went down in Texas has my attention. The Lone Star state decided to keep incumbent Greg Abbott as governor. While the foolishness of such a decision is astounding to me, what gets me riled up is the fact that Uvalde County overwhelmingly voted for Abbott, passing on Beto O’Rourke.

The same county that just buried nineteen children who were slaughtered en masse at an elementary school by an 18-year-old with an AR-15 style rifle. A rifle made accessible by Abbott and his lax approach to gun safety. As a governor, Abbott thinks red flag laws aren’t necessary, despite Uvalde suffering the third most violent school shooting in U.S. history. This governor’s response was to give teachers more access to guns. They re-upped a governor who’s backed by the NRA with an A-plus rating. Are you kidding me? This person has unequivocally demonstrated that he doesn’t give a damn about protecting your children because the NRA pays too well.

Not to mention that more than 80% of Uvalde County is Latinx. Abbott clearly takes an inhumane stance toward migrants at the border. The man has been using Texas taxpayer funds to bus migrants to blue cities in some effort to own Democrat governors. Abbott’s immigration policy is racist and xenophobic. There’s no way in hell I could vote for someone who dehumanizes and mistreats people who look like me because they look like me.

It’s wild to me how people continue to vote against their own best interests and also against democracy. But, maybe that is the new American way.

With much of the midterm results in, we can all admit there was no red wave. The GOP did not dominate to the extent it expected. The hype had no action.

That being said, there were some results that make me question our nation’s collective intelligence and sense of humanity. Such as the U.S. senate race in Georgian… forcing a runoff  between Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock… How is there competition between these two men?

The latter is highly educated, has nearly two years of experience in congress, was the leading activist in expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, is an actual pastor devoted to Christ. Meanwhile, Walker can’t form coherent sentences, is a known abuser and a deadbeat dad, has no meaningful leadership experience, can’t seem to use birth control and doesn’t bother to tell the truth.

Plus, the man is the worst kind of liar… he believes his own nonsense, and even when confronted with the truth, he’d rather spin another lie than take responsibility. Yet white evangelicals in Georgia swear Walker’s the right one.

The only thing Hershel Walker is right for is a vasectomy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Lots of it. Show me the lie? Unfortunately, now that we have some three, four more weeks of Walker campaigning, I’m sure there’ll be plenty of lies peddled.

When the run-off comes, I do not have much faith in Georgia getting this right. They just re-upped Marjorie Taylor Greene and passed on Stacey Abrams. I don’t expect water from wine or wise decisions from Georgia’s white voters. The people they’re voting to put in power are nonsense.

But aside from that, what went down in Texas has my attention. The Lone Star state decided to keep incumbent Greg Abbott as governor. While the foolishness of such a decision is astounding to me, what gets me riled up is the fact that Uvalde County overwhelmingly voted for Abbott, passing on Beto O’Rourke.

The same county that just buried nineteen children who were slaughtered in mass at an elementary school by an 18-year-old with an AR-15 style rifle. A rifle made accessible by Abbott and his lax approach to gun safety. As a governor, Abbott thinks red flag laws aren’t necessary, despite Uvalde suffering the third most violent school shooting in U.S. history.

This governor’s response was to give teachers more access to guns. They re-upped a governor who’s backed by the NRA with an A-plus rating. Are you kidding me? This person has unequivocally demonstrated that he doesn’t give a damn about protecting your children because the NRA pays too well. Not to mention that more than eighty percent of Uvalde County is Latinx.

Abbott clearly takes an inhumane stance toward migrants at the border. The man has been using Texas taxpayer funds to bus migrants to blue cities in some effort to own democrat governors. Abbott’s immigration policy is racist and xenophobic. There’s no way in hell I could vote for someone who dehumanizes and mistreats people who look like me because they look like me. It’s wild to me how people continue to vote against their own best interests. 


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