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Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:00 AM

Alabamian DSA member proudly proclaims that she will not be voting today.

"Come election day, Alabamians will have the sacred honor of participating in the democratic process by voting for either a child rapist or a weak-kneed white blob in a suit to go work on Capitol Hill for some unknown corporate donor. Personally, I canít say that I will be taking part."

https://medium.com/@LeftistScumbag/doug-jones-is-a-terrible-candidate-acde501603c1

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Reply Alabamian DSA member proudly proclaims that she will not be voting today. (Original post)
lapucelle Dec 2017 OP
Dorian Gray Dec 2017 #1
lapucelle Dec 2017 #2
Dorian Gray Dec 2017 #3
EllieBC Dec 2017 #12
treestar Dec 2017 #14
mcar Dec 2017 #13
Willie Pep Dec 2017 #4
treestar Dec 2017 #17
genxlib Dec 2017 #5
Demsrule86 Dec 2017 #6
FSogol Dec 2017 #9
Demsrule86 Dec 2017 #10
gratuitous Dec 2017 #20
DinahMoeHum Dec 2017 #7
yardwork Dec 2017 #8
dalton99a Dec 2017 #15
Ezior Dec 2017 #11
treestar Dec 2017 #16
grossproffit Dec 2017 #18
HughBeaumont Dec 2017 #19
Ferrets are Cool Dec 2017 #21
ucrdem Dec 2017 #22

Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:08 AM

1. Well, her choice...

but misguided and stupid choice.

And I don't think there is much of a choice there. The moral imperative for anyone who is appalled at the idea of a pedophile and racist ascending to the senate is to vote for Jones.

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Response to Dorian Gray (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:15 AM

2. Some of the comments are excellent.

"This is straight up idiotic. Your vote isnít about you, itís not an exercise in vanity, itís not an opportunity to brandish your progressive bonafides. It is your sacred duty as an adult citizen to PROTECT THE COMMON GOOD."

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:18 AM

3. I agree

We learned what happens when people protest vote (or don't vote) in the last presidential election.

Moore is an evil that will stain our government forever. (If he wins.)

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 09:53 AM

12. When exactly did voting become an exercise in vanity?

This is a major problem. Suddenly everyone needs to be coddled or cajoled, much like small children, into exercising their right to vote.

It's a moral and civic duty.

And in this case, I would say failing to vote in this race puts you in the category of supporting a child molester for Senate.

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Response to EllieBC (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 09:56 AM

14. +1000000000

It shows a lack of awareness of what voting is about.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 09:55 AM

13. This!

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:21 AM

4. People like her will then complain when the Republicans pass terrible legislation

Then claim that the Democrats did nothing to stop them despite all or most Democrats voting against the legislation. See the Republican tax bill for example.

I still read some lefty blogs and I see this kind of thinking all of the time. Unless you are the second coming of Lenin then you are a corporate shill and no different from a Republican.

Even the most conservative Democrat is better than any Republican these days and a full-blown socialist is not winning in Alabama. Some of the people on the left need to understand that not everyone is a crypto-socialist just waiting for a DSA-approved candidate to wake them from their slumber of false consciousness.

If they cared about working class and poor people like they claimed they would hold their nose and vote for the lesser evil candidate (in their eyes) that does less damage to working class and poor people. It makes complete sense and even left-wing critics of the Democratic Party such as Noam Chomsky and Adolph Reed have made this sensible argument. But I suspect that for many on the left politics is more about performance and catharsis than policy.

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Response to Willie Pep (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 09:59 AM

17. good post

The last sentence - makes a lot of sense. You have to wonder about their motives - good theory.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:31 AM

5. One of my favorite song lyrics

ďThose who choose not to decide still have made a choice.Ē

I find it applies to many aspects of life but none clearer than this

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:40 AM

6. Notice that she describes the Democrat as a "weak-kneed white blob in a suit to go to

go work on Capitol Hill for some unknown corporate donor". The democratic party has been demonized. Even in Alabama, they talk of the 'corporate' Democrat. This belief stems from attacks on Democrats and the party...corporate? When some attack the Democratic Party, we lose maybe even to a child molestor. I sincerely hope not.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 08:50 AM

9. Was he weak-kneed while taking on the kkk in AL?

The clowns at the DSA might be worse than Repubs

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Response to FSogol (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 08:59 AM

10. I agree...the man is a hero. He got justice for little girls who were murdered in cold blood...much

like the white nationalist being welcomed into the Republican party today.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 10:01 AM

20. Thanks for pointing that out

Doug Jones is an excellent candidate with a long record of public service. Ask the two terrorists sitting in jail for the murders they thought they'd gotten away with in 1963 how weak-kneed Jones is.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:58 AM

7. That Purity Princess can go eat shit.

n/t

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 08:21 AM

8. Brainwashed by a Russian troll factory.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 09:56 AM

15. +1

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 09:11 AM

11. Perfect twitter handle. But hey, I'm sure Moore's election win will usher in the revolution! (nt)

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 09:57 AM

16. She seems to try to turn Jones into a Hillary

and is obviously never going to vote - rare to have a "real progressive" in Alabama, to be sure.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 09:59 AM

18. That's a vote for Moore. Her Twitter feed is that of a useful idiot.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 09:59 AM

19. Ugh. A moderate Republican is better than a hebephile homophobe.

Maybe she can wash herself with her Purity when the SCotUS is 8-1 Wingnut and we're all living under bridges.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 10:06 AM

21. If one doesn't vote in this special election, they

are indicating that they are ok with a pedophile in congress. Disgusting.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 10:07 AM

22. Yeah that old "leftist" refrain

Beloved of "leftist" blogs and rags since the 90s at least. Since 2004 I've more or less assumed it's complete baloney along with the rest of the VRWC's manufactured reality.

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