Georgia GOP gubernatorial candidate Michael Williams has enlisted the help of Dog the Bounty Hunter, whose real name is Duane Chapman, to help his campaign.
What jumps out at me immediately is that Williams is a hypocrite of the highest order. He doesn’t seem to have an issue with Chapman’s past, but he’s denigrating undocumented immigrants, a tiny fraction of whom commit crimes in this country. Additionally, Williams is whipping up anti-Muslim sentiment by taking part in an anti-sharia law march. Um, sharia law is never coming to America.
Dog Chapman was convicted on a murder charge in 1976. He was sentenced to five years in prison and was paroled after two. Chapman also found himself in hot water when he was heard on a tape repeatedly using a racial slur on the phone with his son, Tucker. Chapman went on former CNN host Larry King’s show to apologize.
Don’t get me wrong, I am all for redemption and second chances, but it’s hypocritical for Michael Williams to take such an anti-illegal immigrant stance, when the dude who’s stumping for him at a Cumming church of all places, has had a shady past. He’s demonizing every undocumented immigrant living in the state of Georgia as a threat.
Politico: “Williams is betting that the bounty hunter’s celebrity — Dog’s outrageous look and his eight-season run on an eponymous A&E reality show have made him a household name in much of the country — convey law-and-order credibility to Republican primary voters, just as Trump used his own reality show to convince millions of Americans of his executive competence. He’s also betting Dog will generate buzz. As it turns out, in the wake of Trump, who rode provocation and controversy to the White House, the Dog shtick — vulgarity, tall tales and a bare chest — is losing its capacity to shock. It’s a testament to just how much politics has changed in the Trump era that everywhere we went, people just seemed to take it all in stride.”
I hope Michael Williams, who prides himself as staunchly pro-Trump, realizes there are areas of the state, particularly in metro-Atlanta, where Donald Trump is very unpopular. Hitching his wagon to the Trump train is a recipe for disaster. Has he seen Trump’s approval rating lately?
Williams is okay with a president who is a pathological liar, adulterer, know-nothing loudmouth, who brags about grabbing women by the p*ssy, insults a Gold Star family, attacked Sen. John McCain for being a POW, has a weak spot for strongmen like Vladimir Putin and Rodrigo Duterte, attacks his intelligence agencies, demands that his attorney general investigate his opponent, publicly humiliates people in his administration, threatens to allow Obamacare to implode leaving millions without health care, encourages police to rough up suspects, and the list goes on and on.
Thankfully, Mr. Williams is a long-shot gubernatorial candidate, but he reeks of hypocrisy on just about every issue he spouts off. By the way, he supports the religious freedom legislation, which would allow discrimination against the LGBT community. The bottom line is that it’s just sickening that Michael Williams is in the governor’s race in the first place.