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Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:44 PM

If Doug Jones wins, will you support him?

I'm not being flippant; if Jones wins, he'll have to immediately run for re-election, likely against a far stronger candidate in one of the reddest States in the country. He probably won't be calling for Trump to resign; he won't be advocating for single-payer health care; he may well support some Trump environmental policies. Will that be acceptable?

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Reply If Doug Jones wins, will you support him? (Original post)
brooklynite Dec 2017 OP
GusBob Dec 2017 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2017 #2
Kaleva Dec 2017 #3
Thor_MN Dec 2017 #4
babylonsister Dec 2017 #19
nycbos Dec 2017 #5
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2017 #21
TreasonousBastard Dec 2017 #6
bathroommonkey76 Dec 2017 #7
NewJeffCT Dec 2017 #9
Blue_true Dec 2017 #12
NewJeffCT Dec 2017 #8
standingtall Dec 2017 #10
octoberlib Dec 2017 #11
mcar Dec 2017 #13
Blue_true Dec 2017 #14
TheCowsCameHome Dec 2017 #15
Tarheel_Dem Dec 2017 #16
C_U_L8R Dec 2017 #17
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2017 #18
brush Dec 2017 #20
Jim Lane Dec 2017 #22

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:47 PM

1. Good question for Du. He is a Democrat

But he is a Southern Democrat after all, not the most liberal of breeds

I reckon the South ain't real popular around these parts

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:49 PM

2. I WILL support him. n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:49 PM

3. Yes.

It's a numbers game.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:49 PM

4. Doesn't matter, I can't vote for him.

 

All I could do is attack him, like some other people have done to senators that they can't vote for.

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Response to Thor_MN (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 08:21 PM

19. wOOt! Way too much of that going on. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:52 PM

5. Absolutely.

I can't stand the need for purity. If we are going to have a true 50 state strategy we have to accept that not every Senate nominee can be a Bernie Sanders, Liz Warren, or a Kamala Harris.

A 70% friend is not a 30% enemy.


If Jones wins tonight I imagine he will be that 70% friend, which is pretty f***ing good in Alabama.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 08:33 PM

21. Well said.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:52 PM

6. Me? Sure, but it's really none of our business any more...

even if it could be argued that it was our business up to today.

If he wins, he's gotta do what he's gotta do and we should just shut up about it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:53 PM

7. How long will Jones be able to serve IF he wins?

 

6 years, right?

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:55 PM

9. He would finish Jeff Sessions' term

which would have been up in 2020

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:59 PM

12. No, less than a year. He would be up for re-election in 2018.

The key is Moore does not win.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:55 PM

8. Jones would have the seat until 2020

he won't immediately need to run again

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:56 PM

10. If he wins he is a bridge figure

for us until 2018 and 2020 until we can gain seats in the house and Senate, it is highly unlikely he gets re-elected in Alabama. So yes I'll support him, because at least for two years he can vote against the republican agenda.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:58 PM

11. I'll support him.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 07:59 PM

13. Absolutely!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 08:02 PM

14. I will support him.

I contributed to his campaign and fully expect him to be a southern bluedog Democrat, I am ok with that, even as I would like someone more liberal.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 08:02 PM

15. Depends if he hits on little girls or not...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 08:03 PM

16. I support whatever & whoever it takes to put the gavel in Chuck Shumer's hands instead of McTurtle.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 08:08 PM

17. Yes, we have.

And we hope he supports us too !!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 08:13 PM

18. Let's all remember Doug will have an obligation...

to support the policies his constituents want him to. I've always tried to factor that in when I disagree with any politician. We have far too many pols that religiously follow party lines rather than express what all his voters prefer.

I'll continue to support Doug Jones, so long as nothing horribly bad comes out on him.


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 12, 2017, 08:32 PM

20. If he wins of course Dems will support him, but why are we getting ahead of ourselves? .

Who else are we gonna support the repug?

Get real!

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Response to brush (Reply #20)

Wed Dec 13, 2017, 12:38 PM

22. I agree. For all we know he'll change parties.

 

I don't think that's very likely, but it's kind of early to be calling for a loyalty oath about an election that's almost three years away.

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