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Wed Apr 22, 2020, 08:21 AM

Georgia Democratic lawmaker announces resignation week after endorsing Trump

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A little more than a week after he announced that he was endorsing President Donald Trump, Democratic state Rep. Vernon Jones announced Wednesday morning that he would not complete his term.

“Turn the lights off, I have left the plantation,” Jones said in a statement. “Someone else can occupy that suite. Therefore, I intend not to complete my term effective April 22, 2020.”His spokesman said the Lithonia Democrat would not be seeking re-election.

“I don’t plan to leave the Democratic Party because somebody’s got to be in there to hold them accountable —hold them accountable to how they are treating black people (and) root out the bigotry,” Jones said on The Rashad Richey Morning Show shortly after announcing his resignation.

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“I’m sick and tired of me and my family being attacked and harassed by the Democrat Party for putting my country before my party,” Jones said.

Read more: https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/georgia-democratic-lawmaker-announces-resignation-week-after-endorsing-trump/vOcyL9hiN7DnfI1G3K3A1J/

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Reply Georgia Democratic lawmaker announces resignation week after endorsing Trump (Original post)
Calista241 Apr 2020 OP
lagomorph777 Apr 2020 #1
woodsprite Apr 2020 #11
PatSeg Apr 2020 #23
gab13by13 Apr 2020 #2
still_one Apr 2020 #3
marble falls Apr 2020 #4
CatWoman Apr 2020 #9
marble falls Apr 2020 #12
CaptYossarian Apr 2020 #5
BComplex Apr 2020 #6
CatWoman Apr 2020 #10
BComplex Apr 2020 #13
FM123 Apr 2020 #7
47of74 Apr 2020 #19
bluestarone Apr 2020 #8
Paladin Apr 2020 #14
catbyte Apr 2020 #15
JohnnyRingo Apr 2020 #16
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2020 #21
musclecar6 Apr 2020 #17
bermudat Apr 2020 #18
SunSeeker Apr 2020 #25
heckles65 Apr 2020 #20
Baitball Blogger Apr 2020 #22
niyad Apr 2020 #24
stillcool Apr 2020 #26
qwlauren35 Apr 2020 #27

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 08:23 AM

1. "Democrat Party" - there's the tell.

He is a Republican mole. Good riddance.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 08:45 AM

11. Exactly what I was thinking. If he was a true Democrat, he would have used the proper term. nt

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 10:01 AM

23. Yep

Jumped right off the page.

He won't be missed.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 08:24 AM

2. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 08:25 AM

3. You put your country before your party by endorsing a racist, sexist, and bigot. I don't think so

Rhonda Taylor will represent that district, and would have kicked your ass


This is the DU member formerly known as still_one.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 08:28 AM

4. There's a sad story in there. I'd never vote for him in his present mind, but I'd like to know ...

how he got there.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 08:42 AM

9. he used to be Dekalb County CEO, but was ousted some years ago

things you all need to know about Vernon Jones: https://newsone.com/3928038/vernon-jones-georgia-democrat-endorses-trump/

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 08:48 AM

12. Jeepers.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 08:29 AM

5. Endorsing Trump just makes him entering the plantation.

And he sure as hell isn't choosing the country over anything. He needs to take a step back and pay attention, now that he has some free time.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 08:38 AM

6. Trump seems to attract other mentally ill people. This guy has snakes in his head.

Good riddance.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 08:43 AM

10. he also endorsed Bush, Jr.

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Response to CatWoman (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 08:48 AM

13. Gack! He's really, really mixed up.

Another good reason this country needs to reinvest in our mental health infrastructure.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 08:39 AM

7. So the goal is - first we put Democrats in office, then we put better Democrats in office.

We need a way better Democrat than Jones in that office.

“I endorsed the White guy (Donald J. Trump) that let Blacks out of jail, and they endorsed the White guy (Joe Biden) that put Blacks in jail.”

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Response to FM123 (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 09:19 AM

19. He and Dan Lipinski (R-Illinois) can get lost.

 

Dan Lipinski is another so called Democrat who I'm glad to see is leaving office after getting his ass handed to him in the primary. He and Jones can go and get lost.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 08:41 AM

8. Good Riddance

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 08:57 AM

14. Looks like this jerk finally managed to do the correct thing.

Pretty rare for a trump-sucker. Too bad there's not a chance that it'll become a trend.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 09:04 AM

15. Putting country before party by endorsing a Russsian asset? That makes sense. He's got a lot

of problems. "Democrat" party? Give me a goddamned break.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 09:13 AM

16. "Leaving the plantation."

That tells me he ran in a predominately AA district as a democrat just to get elected. Claims that he has to guard fellow constituents from the blue party furthers that suspicion.

He's leaving the plantation because the republicans have invited him to don white gloves and work in the mansion.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 09:22 AM

21. Yup, that is a Republicon line insulting AAs in the Democratic Party. . . . nt

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 09:15 AM

17. I'm always amazed


At a black person who would endorse a guy like Trump ( or any republican for that matter, but especially Trump ). Yes, some moderate republicans may not be racist, but they don’t get up every morning brimming with compassion for those less fortunate. The Democrat party is the party that has a heart, the republican party’s mantra is it’s all about them and their wallet

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Response to musclecar6 (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 09:19 AM

18. Democrat party?

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Response to musclecar6 (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 10:42 AM

25. Why right wingers insult the Democratic Party by calling it the "Democrat Party":

“Why, Republicans asked for years, should we allow the Democrats to get away with the adjective ‘democratic’?” wrote Safire. “As a result, partisan Republicans, especially those who had been head of the Republican National Committee, called the opposition ‘the Democrat party.’ ”

Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.) referred to opponents of his rabid Communist-hunting tactics as “the Democrat Party” in the early 1950s, making the phrase briefly toxic. But it subsequently made its way into various Republican Party platforms over the years.
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But linguistic expert Paul Thibodeaux says “Democrat,” used the Republicans’ way, may grate on listeners for other reasons.

“I think that has to do with Democrat being a noun and Democratic being an adjective,” said Thibodeaux, a cognitive psychologist at Oberlin College who studies how language influences perception. “Republican sort of works as an adjective or a noun. [Saying] ‘He’s a Republican’ makes more sense than ‘He’s a democratic.’”

What’s more, he said, the sound of the word ‘Democrat’ has associations with other words that people don’t like: “Autocrat.” “Plutocrat.” “Bureaucrat.”

Not to mention that whole “rat” thing at the end.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-democrat-party-trump-needles-the-opposition-by-truncating-its-name/2019/03/06/a1a3e3dc-3f6b-11e9-922c-64d6b7840b82_story.html

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 09:20 AM

20. So a respected lawmaking position -

is the same as plantation slavery, where the victims were brutalized often worked to death? Man people can be poor at history.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 09:53 AM

22. I know exactly what he is because there were plenty of Democrats like

him in Central Florida around the nineties. They are Democrats that benefit from playing it both ways. They definitely do reach across the aisle and get played into forgetting what they should stand for. They think they found a middle ground because they are close enough to the benefits of the financial opportunities if they are willing to loosen up on regulation. They completely forget that it's their position that allows them to be first in line. Meanwhile, everybody else will get screwed by their capitulations.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 10:22 AM

24. Is this cretin for real?

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Response to niyad (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 11:36 AM

26. he is now..

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 01:39 PM

27. I am VERY okay with this.

Threatened, no. Harrassed, yes.

Resigned, yes.

As a black man, he should have known that the response would not be pretty. Go ahead and rout out the racism in the party. It's there, and that's an effort that needs work. But a public endorsement of Trump - you gots to go.


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