Looks like Herschel Walker just could not make it into the endzone after all.
Following a bitter, hotly contested campaign, the former football star came up short against incumbent, Reverend Raphael Warnock, with the Associated Press declaring Warnock the winner with about a 2.5% edge.
Perhaps Walker shouldn’t think of it so much as a Senate seat loss as winning a free trip to Mar-a-Lago, where he can join losers like Kari Lake, Kanye, Madison Cawthorn, and, of course, Dirty Donald himself, who reigns supreme there (and nowhere else).
Walker’s campaign was hobbled by several things, including a lack of focus, allegations that he pushed women to get abortions, allegations of repeated abuse against women, his proclivity for boneheaded comments, his personality, his complete and utter lack of experience and, as Jim Downey’s character from Billy Madison might say, never even approaching “anything that could be considered a rational thought.”
The victory by Warnock will give the Democrats a 51-49 lead in the Senate, providing some cushion for times that certain senators in their own caucus – I won’t say who, but one has a name similar to a theater venue and the other has one similar to a large house in, say, West Virginia – might consider bolting or disrupting things.
The win for Dems was also a cherry on the cake of disappointment Republicans suffered after their “Red Trickle.”
Twitter denizens, gleeful in schadenfreude, made sure to pour just a little bit of salt into Walker – and the Republicans’ – wounds. Below are some of the best.
HIP, HIP, HOOOORAAAAYYYY!!! https://t.co/9yfDZ8e038
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) December 7, 2022
Hey, Donald! In case you missed it!
Kari Lake: lost
Lee Zeldin: lost
Leora Levy: lost
Mehmet Oz: lost
Don Bolduc: lost
Tudor Dixon: lost
Adam Laxalt: lost
Kim Crockett: lost
Darren Bailey: lost
Mark Finchem: lost
Blake Masters: lost
Doug Mastriano: lost
Kristina Karamo: lost
Herschel Walker: lost
— Keith Edwards (@keithedwards) December 7, 2022
December 6 has turned out to be a nightmare for Donald Trump.
Two of his frauds have been exposed: the Trump Organization and Herschel Walker.
One lost in the courtroom; the other, at the ballot box. Thank you Georgia!
— Ritchie Torres (@RitchieTorres) December 7, 2022
After this, there’s nothing left for Herschel Walker to do except to run for the GOP presidential nomination.
With a resume like this, he’s a shoo-in! pic.twitter.com/eZlMjvz8vE
— Grant Stern is boosted! (@grantstern) December 7, 2022
No longer talking about Herschel Walker is about to be fucking amazing
— Van Lathan Jr (@VanLathan) December 7, 2022
Hey Herschel Walker!
Now you can take your fake badge carrying, vampire erection ass back to Texas AND STAY THERE.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant!☮️ (@mmpadellan) December 7, 2022
Just plain funny:
Herschel Walker seems like the type of guy who would give a victory speech even though he lost, not because he's trying to pull a Trump "rigged" game but because he's just confused about what happened
— David Pakman (@dpakman) December 7, 2022
I bet they asked Herschel Walker if he was ready to make his concession speech, and he said, “Yes, two hot dogs please.”
Thank you GA!🙌🏾
— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) December 7, 2022
The silver lining is that Herschel will now be able to devote himself full-time to being a werewolf.
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) December 7, 2022
Do you think Kari Lake is worried that in 24 hours Herschel Walker will replace her as the biggest loser of the election cycle?
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) December 6, 2022
Lindsay Graham just gave Herschel Walker a fake Senator badge to make him feel better
— yoyoha (@yoyoha) December 7, 2022
Can’t wait for Herschel Walker to give his concussion peach
— Frank Lesser (@sadmonsters) December 7, 2022
BREAKING: Lindsey Graham has called Raphael Warnock to concede for Herschel Walker
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) December 7, 2022
— Ross Rosenfeld (@RossRosenfeld) December 7, 2022
That last guy I know. He’s a bit of a loser himself, but you should follow him on Twitter out of pure compassion. @RossRosenfeld