Posted originally on the conservative house on October 27, 2021 | Sundance | 79 Comments
This may seem like a small story that skirts under the radar of most; however, the ramifications are quite large.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) and Senate Majority Whip John Thune (SD) have endorsed MAGA candidate Herschel Walker for the Georgia Senate Race.
This move ¹could represent a major shift in the political outlook of the upper chamber.
McConnell and Thune are the two top DeceptiCons in the Senate. McConnell has been grooming Thune to be his replacement if they collectively cannot defeat the MAGA movement Republicans the same way McConnell previously crushed the Tea Party Republicans. If the larger U.S. awakening returns the Senate to GOP control in 2022, it is very likely John Thune will become Majority Leader.
That is the background to consider this shift: “Herschel is the only one who can unite the party, defeat Senator Warnock, and help us take back the Senate. I look forward to working with Herschel in Washington to get the job done,” McConnell said in a statement to POLITICO. “On Monday, the retired football player received the backing of South Dakota Sen. John Thune, the No. 2 Senate Republican.”
¹Herschel Walker had met with most of the key DeceptiCons, including McConnell, Thune, Cornyn, Barrasso, and Graham prior to the endorsement. As a result, the decision to support Walker likely highlights a MAGA inevitability outlook by the corrupt political class. However, these are DeceptiCons we are discussing, so two additional motives should not easily be dismissed.
(1) McConnell and Thune feel confident in their ability to corrupt Walker giving him the Tim Scott treatment. Or,
(2) McConnell and Thune have already organized the defense against Walker by giving ground support to Walker’s opponent Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock.
The number two option would be a version of the DeceptiCon Mississippi election strategy where they make an agreement with Warnock for something in the future; then seed the ground game against Walker by telling Georgia Republican Party operatives what to do; then openly endorse Walker to provide themselves cover. This type of DeceptiCon operation is familiar to those who remember Lee Atwater or more recently the political strategy of Karl Rove (Atwater’s protege).
Either way, the fact that McConnell and Thune are now on record supporting Herschel Walker means they cannot work (in the open) to shape any campaign effort against him. I would have liked to be a fly on the wall for the phone call between Mitch McConnell and Kelly Loeffler.