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FSogol

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Hometown: Northern VA
Member since: Fri Oct 29, 2004, 10:34 AM
Number of posts: 40,384

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I've been a member of DU for over 14 years, but now it is time for me to check out. The glee people on this site took over bashing Gov Northam is too much. EW Jackson, VA's version of a RW troll is being respected and his options considered while the Gov who expanded medicare to 800,000 citizens of my state (including an adult son) is bashed over a 35-year old indiscretion. I see DU as being infected by RW trolls and ratfuckers while the admins are largely absent. See 2016 if you don't believe me. While Northam was being bashed, threads appeared bashing Harris (she took a hard stance against Franken) and Booker (he's corporate) and promoted people who will never be elected in America such as Gabbard and Sanders. Their indiscretions are ignored. For what reason? Their unelectability? The members here that aren't RW trolls or ratfuckers are attempting to achieve some type of purity that will never happen due to mankind's flawed nature. People ar human and prone to mistakes. The rhetorical tools that attack people such as HRC, Franken and Northam will be turned on people like Kamala Harris and Justin Fairfax. It is only a matter of time. I refuse to help the RW and the PURE destroy people and our party. DU was a noble idea, but is a tool on the internet being used to ruin the Democratic Party, suppress the vote, and destroy decent candidates. I won't take part in this crap any longer. To my couple of friends here, so long, it was nice chatting with you. You know how to reach me if you want.

Journal Archives

Nice letter of thanks from Chairwoman of VA Democratic party

Dear ------,

Virginia once again led the way and turned out to support candidates who represent the best of who we are as human beings. For governor, you chose a man who has dedicated his life to service, both as an Army doctor and a pediatrician. You turned out for Ralph Northam’s message of economic opportunity for everyone, no matter who you are or where you’re from. You turned out to build on Governor McAuliffe’s legacy of a welcoming and inclusive economy that does not discriminate. You turned out because you believe that everyone should be able to afford to see a doctor when they’re sick. You turned out because you believe that women should be able to make their own health care decisions. You turned out because you believe that equal work demands equal pay. You turned out because you believe that a child’s zip code should not determine the quality of his or her education.

You turned out for Justin Fairfax, who is only the second person of color to ever be elected to statewide office in Virginia. A former federal prosecutor and graduate of Duke and Columbia, Justin is a dedicated public servant who will be the perfect teammate with Ralph in Richmond.

You turned out again for Mark Herring, who stood up for LGBTQ equality before the U.S. Supreme Court caught up. Mark stood up to Trump when he tried to take birth control away from Virginia women, and he stood up to Trump when he tried to ban Muslims from entering this country. Mark truly is the people’s lawyer, and we congratulate him on earning another term.

You turned out for our House of Delegates candidates, as well as those who ran for local office. With your help, we made major gains. These candidates ran with heart and grit. Their work has helped to build a stronger Democratic infrastructure in every corner of the Commonwealth, especially in rural, red parts of the state whose support we will work to win back. Let us never forget that we must build our party from the ground up.

With this election, you turned out for yourselves, your families, and your future. Over the course of this year, our volunteers and staff have knocked on over three million doors, including more than half a million just this last weekend. You have sent a resounding message of hope, love and opportunity across your communities. Let this just be our start.

With gratitude,

Susan Swecker, Chairwoman
Democratic Party of Virginia


LOL: Grab them by the midterms

There has been no better time to get involved.

Now is the time to do it. Find your local Democratic party and go volunteer to help, 2018 is right around the corner and we have a lot of work to do. The local party needs your help.

Posting on DU isn't activism.
Watching MSNC isn't activism.
Getting involved is activism. Go help out. You'll be glad you did.

"Don't Forget Your 'I Voted' Sticker!"

Just voted at my polling place in No. VA.

They had 4 people doing check in and had about 15 stations to fill out the paper ballot. Then they had 2 optical scanners. The scanners retain the paper copies.

Voted at 7 am which is a little later than normal for me. Was voter #179 on the scanner I used.
Translation: big morning turnout.

Go Democrats!



Just voted at my polling place in No. VA.

They had 4 people doing check in and had about 15 stations to fill out the paper ballot. Then, they had 2 optical scanners. The scanners retain the paper copies.

Voted at 7 am which is a little later than normal for me. Was voter #179 on the scanner I used.
Translation: big morning turnout.

Go Democrats!



Just got a Northam robocall call featuring Obama.

He encouraged everyone to vote the straight democratic ticket and stressed importance of the election. He said to get out the vote.

I will, Mr President.

Bring on the Friday News Dump! Whaddya got?

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