This would be why they call him a “shock jock.”
Howard Stern made the absurdly dire prediction Monday that a victory by former NFL legend Herschel Walker over incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock in the Georgia Senate race would trigger “another civil war.” Stern, who made his name with low-brow humor long before he ever ventured into political prognostications, made the over-the-top claim on the Sirius XM “The Howard Stern Show” podcast. Stern and co-host Robin Quivers were discussing the GOP candidate when Stern launched into a profane tirade.
“Some of these candidates that people are actually, — f***ing Herschel Walker!” the podcast host said. “Holy f***. They’re saying he’s going to win in Georgia. Are you f***ing dummies?”
“How the fu*k could you elect that guy?!” Howard Stern goes ballistic over Herschel Walker possibly being elected. (Via Mediaite and SiriusXM) pic.twitter.com/jBjNtOeQQC
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“They always talk about another civil war,” he added. “I think there is going to be one. I mean, how the f*** could you elect that guy? You got to be outta your f***ing skull.
“I don’t care what party, what you believe, what you think would be good for America,” Stern continued. “Would you really vote for this f***ing — I don’t know what the f*** he is. I was going to say mental case but I don’t even know if that’s fair to mental cases.”
Stern’s attack on Walker included no discussion of the African American football great’s politics, but be borrowed a line from President Joe Biden’s speech last week, saying “democracy” itself is on the ballot Tuesday.
“I love this country,” the host shared. “I love what it stands for. I know the history of the world. I’ve seen what happens when people who are authoritarians — who want to control the vote, fix the vote, and then eventually eliminate the vote — I know what that means and I know the kind of society you’d be in.”
He continued with dark warnings about democracy slipping away, in an apparent reaction to former President Trump’s ongoing claims the 2020 election was rigged.
“You have no idea what you have ’til it’s gone,” Stern continued. “I’m going to suggest to you that the things you enjoy about this country, the freedoms, they will all be gone when you elect someone who says, ‘I don’t believe the vote. F— you. We’re going and we’re taking over.’ That’s how Hitler came to power.”
The latest polls prior to Election Day had Walker up by a narrow margin in a field that includes third-party candidates. But if neither he nor Warnock tops 50%, the two will square off in a runoff.