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lapucelle

(18,438 posts)
Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:00 AM Dec 2017

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 can’t say that I will be taking part."

https://medium.com/@LeftistScumbag/doug-jones-is-a-terrible-candidate-acde501603c1
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Alabamian DSA member proudly proclaims that she will not be voting today. (Original Post) lapucelle Dec 2017 OP
Well, her choice... Dorian Gray Dec 2017 #1
Some of the comments are excellent. lapucelle Dec 2017 #2
I agree Dorian Gray Dec 2017 #3
When exactly did voting become an exercise in vanity? EllieBC Dec 2017 #12
+1000000000 treestar Dec 2017 #14
This! mcar Dec 2017 #13
People like her will then complain when the Republicans pass terrible legislation Willie Pep Dec 2017 #4
good post treestar Dec 2017 #17
One of my favorite song lyrics genxlib Dec 2017 #5
Notice that she describes the Democrat as a "weak-kneed white blob in a suit to go to Demsrule86 Dec 2017 #6
Was he weak-kneed while taking on the kkk in AL? FSogol Dec 2017 #9
I agree...the man is a hero. He got justice for little girls who were murdered in cold blood...much Demsrule86 Dec 2017 #10
Thanks for pointing that out gratuitous Dec 2017 #20
That Purity Princess can go eat shit. DinahMoeHum Dec 2017 #7
Brainwashed by a Russian troll factory. yardwork Dec 2017 #8
+1 dalton99a Dec 2017 #15
Perfect twitter handle. But hey, I'm sure Moore's election win will usher in the revolution! (nt) Ezior Dec 2017 #11
She seems to try to turn Jones into a Hillary treestar Dec 2017 #16
That's a vote for Moore. Her Twitter feed is that of a useful idiot. grossproffit Dec 2017 #18
Ugh. A moderate Republican is better than a hebephile homophobe. HughBeaumont Dec 2017 #19
If one doesn't vote in this special election, they Ferrets are Cool Dec 2017 #21
Yeah that old "leftist" refrain ucrdem Dec 2017 #22

Dorian Gray

(13,549 posts)
1. Well, her choice...
Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:08 AM
Dec 2017

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.

lapucelle

(18,438 posts)
2. Some of the comments are excellent.
Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:15 AM
Dec 2017
"This is straight up idiotic. Your vote isn’t about you, it’s not an exercise in vanity, it’s not an opportunity to brandish your progressive bonafides. It is your sacred duty as an adult citizen to PROTECT THE COMMON GOOD."

Dorian Gray

(13,549 posts)
3. I agree
Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:18 AM
Dec 2017

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.)

EllieBC

(3,062 posts)
12. When exactly did voting become an exercise in vanity?
Tue Dec 12, 2017, 09:53 AM
Dec 2017

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.

Willie Pep

(841 posts)
4. People like her will then complain when the Republicans pass terrible legislation
Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:21 AM
Dec 2017

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.

treestar

(82,383 posts)
17. good post
Tue Dec 12, 2017, 09:59 AM
Dec 2017

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

genxlib

(5,548 posts)
5. One of my favorite song lyrics
Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:31 AM
Dec 2017

“Those who choose not to decide still have made a choice.”

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

Demsrule86

(68,979 posts)
6. Notice that she describes the Democrat as a "weak-kneed white blob in a suit to go to
Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:40 AM
Dec 2017

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.

Demsrule86

(68,979 posts)
10. I agree...the man is a hero. He got justice for little girls who were murdered in cold blood...much
Tue Dec 12, 2017, 08:59 AM
Dec 2017

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

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
20. Thanks for pointing that out
Tue Dec 12, 2017, 10:01 AM
Dec 2017

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.

treestar

(82,383 posts)
16. She seems to try to turn Jones into a Hillary
Tue Dec 12, 2017, 09:57 AM
Dec 2017

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

HughBeaumont

(24,461 posts)
19. Ugh. A moderate Republican is better than a hebephile homophobe.
Tue Dec 12, 2017, 09:59 AM
Dec 2017

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

Ferrets are Cool

(21,131 posts)
21. If one doesn't vote in this special election, they
Tue Dec 12, 2017, 10:06 AM
Dec 2017

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

ucrdem

(15,512 posts)
22. Yeah that old "leftist" refrain
Tue Dec 12, 2017, 10:07 AM
Dec 2017

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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