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Tue Jan 5, 2021, 11:55 AM

Must read: NCSen Jeff Jackson statement on constituents treating virus as joke

When I have constituents respond to my emails about vaccine distribution with angry notes about the virus being a joke and not worthy of their concern, I just think about the people who have worked so hard to mislead them.

And how many of them are in Congress.

Pretending a global pandemic isn't worthy of concern isn't a notion you arrive at on your own.
It takes a concerted effort by people who *fully understand* that they are being deceptive.
And lots of these folks are elected officials who should exist to *do the opposite thing.*

And if your elected official is planning on spending tomorrow objecting to the clear outcome of an election, then I'm talking about that guy, too.
Because this is a reality-detachment thing now.

And I just don't understand the ethical willingness to knowingly mislead people. I can't put myself in the head of someone who gets to the point where they're willing to willfully mislead *their own constituents*, of all people, into dropping their guard in the face of a rolling wave of catastrophe.

And when these guys turn around and jump in line to get the vaccine, shouldn't that ring some bells? Like, maybe they've been full of it this whole time?

Incidentally, I reply to every one of those emails.
And here's what I write:
"I'm sorry, but you've been deeply misled. Please do some of your own reading on this. Just use Google and take a few minutes. Pick a number of sources. This is all very real."

And let's do this:
Please share this on the off chance that someone who truly needs to get woken up on this issue will stumble across it.

And, if that happens to be you and you're still reading:
We love you, we want you to be healthy, we want the people around you to be healthy, we want all of this to end as quickly as humanly possible, and please start doing your own reading on this from non-political sources that have actual editors and standards where people would get fired for being wrong, not blogs or memes. This is all very real and we're counting on your help to end it.

- Sen. Jeff Jackson

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Reply Must read: NCSen Jeff Jackson statement on constituents treating virus as joke (Original post)
blm Jan 2021 OP
dweller Jan 2021 #1
blm Jan 2021 #2
CousinIT Jan 2021 #3
ms liberty Jan 2021 #4
dchill Jan 2021 #5
pandr32 Jan 2021 #6
blm Jan 2021 #8
pandr32 Jan 2021 #11
Mary Mac Jan 2021 #7
KS Toronado Jan 2021 #9
BobTheSubgenius Jan 2021 #10
crimycarny Jan 2021 #12
blm Jan 2021 #15
hibbing Jan 2021 #13
llmart Jan 2021 #14

Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 11:58 AM

1. Is there a link for this ?

TIA

✌🏻

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Response to dweller (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 12:17 PM

2. He just posted it a while ago

https://www.facebook.com/JeffJacksonNC

He’s known for being able to get through to Republican voters still capable of reason.

NCGOP gerrymandered his seat and he STILL won.

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Response to dweller (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 12:18 PM

3. Twitter thread:

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Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 12:44 PM

4. I love him. Thanks. n/t

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Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 01:07 PM

5. K&R.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 01:57 PM

6. This!

There is no attack, no belittling, no snark. This is how an elected official with a heart and conscience treats their constituents--even the ones who did not vote for him or her.

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 02:03 PM

8. This is the Dem no Republican in NC wants to run against.

Pretty sure he’ll be our US Senate candidate in 2022.

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Response to blm (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 02:29 PM

11. Good!

May he make having good ethics trendy during the '22 election cycle.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 02:00 PM

7. We love you doesn't mean what you think it does down South.

Kinda like Bless your heart. We love you but is the same.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 02:09 PM

9. My crystal ball sees Jeff Jackson going up the political ladder.

Seems like a very intelligent and down to earth person.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 02:14 PM

10. Bravo, Jeff Jackson.

Whenever I hear or read stories like this, I think about the unnamed "activist" who yelled long and loud about this "hoax" and did everything he could to fight and defy the mask rules.

Fast forward to him in the hospital, saying "I think I made a mistake."

Last words he ever spoke.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 02:38 PM

12. This is the line that gets me ...


“And when these guys turn around and jump in line to get the vaccine, shouldn't that ring some bells? Like, maybe they've been full of it this whole time?”

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Response to crimycarny (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 08:01 PM

15. He expresses himself simply and it works.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 02:49 PM

13. Repubicans are actively promoting the virus n/t

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Response to blm (Original post)

Tue Jan 5, 2021, 02:54 PM

14. +1000

I can't help but wonder what our country would be if we had a Congress full of people like this man.

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