Herschel Walker was a winner on the football field, and he looks like he can be a winner in the political field as well.
Walker had the right response this week when he responded to Elie Mystal’s claim on MSNBC that the former star athlete-turned GOP U.S. Senate challenger is “so clearly unintelligent” and “what Republicans want from their Negroes.”
Mystal alleged on MSNBC’s “The Cross Connection With Tiffany Cross,” “Why are Republicans backing this man who’s so clearly unintelligent, who so clearly doesn’t have independent thoughts, but that’s actually the reason — Walker is going to do what he’s told.”
He went further saying, “That’s what Republicans like. That’s what Republicans want from their Negroes — to do what they’re told.”
As if this guy hadn’t already crossed more lines than a crossing guard, he also said, “Walker presents exactly as a person who lacks independent thoughts, lacks an independent agenda, lacks an independent ability to grasp policies.”
Here is Walker’s response to such a low blow: “A lot of people have been asking me to say something about the man on MSNBC that called me an N-word. Here’s what I got to say about that: Shame on MSNBC and shame on him. I’m going to pray for both of them because they need Jesus.”
He then noted the difference between his candidacy and his opponent, Senator Warnock.
“When I saw what he said, it reminded me of the differences between myself and my opponents,” Walker noted. “Senator Warnock and the left-wing crazies that believe America is fundamentally a bad country full of racist people.”
Those opponents, Walker explained, “want to divide us, turn us against each other. We have our problems,” Walker added, “but we can solve them together.”
“You know, this is a good country full of good people,” Walker continued. “With God’s help, we’re going to bring the people of Georgia back together.”
Watch the full clip from MSNBC: