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3990 clicks; posted to Politics » on 24 Sep 2022 at 11:50 AM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-09-24 8:02:30 AM  
sshhhh
 
2022-09-24 8:14:35 AM  
I encourage everyone who feels that elections are being stolen to sit out in protest. It's the best way to send a message to The Establishment.
 
2022-09-24 8:31:32 AM  
Smitty, STFU. These Brave Pioneers might be the saving of this nation.
 
2022-09-24 8:42:36 AM  

hubiestubert: Smitty, STFU. These Brave Pioneers might be the saving of this nation.


Seriously, subby. STFU. If these True Patriots™ refuse to vote en masse, then I will fully support them complaining after the fact.

/and I will drink their sweet, delicious tears
 
2022-09-24 8:51:01 AM  
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2022-09-24 8:53:35 AM  
SHHHHH!!!
 
2022-09-24 9:02:13 AM  
This is how the jerkoffs lost Georgia.
 
2022-09-24 9:24:27 AM  
I'm Canadian, not even allowed to vote and yet, I complain all the time about US politics.
 
2022-09-24 9:36:53 AM  
"If you don't vote, then you can't complain"

Counterpoint:
George Carlin. If you vote you have no right to complain.
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2022-09-24 9:37:12 AM  
Just substitute "get all my news from conservative Youtube and Newsmax and Qanon forums" for "not going to read the newspaper:"
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/ They say that the comic Frazz is what would happen if Calvin grew up into a conscientious, well-adjusted adult
// Well, if he made a lot of bad choices and went the other way, I think he would wind up remarkably similar to Nick Fuentes
 
2022-09-24 9:57:25 AM  
Sure they can complain. But decisions are made by the ones that show up. That's why it so important to show up.
 
2022-09-24 11:52:58 AM  
SHUT THE fark UP AND LET THEM NOT VOTE
 
2022-09-24 11:53:17 AM  
Not voting is a good way to perpetuate the victim mentality
 
2022-09-24 11:53:22 AM  
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2022-09-24 11:54:31 AM  
Excellent all is going according to my master plan to eliminate the Republican party.
 
2022-09-24 11:54:33 AM  
We shall see in November.
 
2022-09-24 11:55:30 AM  
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2022-09-24 11:55:42 AM  
All conservatives do is complain. At church, the bar, the whorehouse, gun shop, divorce court, facebook, etc...
 
2022-09-24 11:56:16 AM  
Works for me.
 
2022-09-24 11:57:10 AM  
Loomer doubled down on these messages, saying the GOP "disgusts me these days,"

God...goddamn.  I think, yeah, I guess I actually agree with Lara Loomer.  Holy shiat.
 
2022-09-24 11:57:33 AM  
Nothing short of cessation of consciousness or a gag will stop them from complaining.

But I'm welcome for them to test this hypothesis here.
 
2022-09-24 11:57:49 AM  

LovesToSpooge: All conservatives do is complain. At church, the bar, the whorehouse, gun shop, divorce court, facebook, etc...


And mostly they complain that other people are allowed to exist.
 
2022-09-24 11:58:17 AM  
Suppressing your own voters.  Bold strategy Cotton, let's see if it works.
 
2022-09-24 11:58:58 AM  
Far-right activists have a brilliant new strategy: Don't vote!

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2022-09-24 11:59:37 AM  
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2022-09-24 11:59:51 AM  
Conservatives have been saying for a while now that mail in voting is a scam and you should only vote if you go in-person. And I agree. If you're a conservative voting just isn't worth it.
 
2022-09-24 12:00:35 PM  
Unfortunately, these people have always just hyped up their actual influence. Loomer is super fringe-y, Fuentes fringe-y -- Ali Alexander might have the most influence.

Whatever, if even 5% of Republicans stay home, it'll help
 
2022-09-24 12:00:58 PM  

Jake Havechek: This is how the jerkoffs lost Georgia.


Yep. Sadly this time it's not Trump screaming it from the rooftops, it's - checks TFA - White nationalist Nick Fuentes, failed GOP candidate Laura Loomer and Ali Alexander of Stop the Steal.

So between them that's about what, ten, maybe twelve supporters who take them seriously? I doubt any of them have an actual fanbase you couldn't fit in a phone box.
 
2022-09-24 12:04:34 PM  
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2022-09-24 12:04:44 PM  
From the article:  Although the 11th district primary was fairly close, the result was clear enough: Daniel Webster got 51.1% of the vote to Loomer's 44.2%, winning by roughly 6,000 votes, giving Webster a 2-0 record in battles against the devil.
 
2022-09-24 12:05:49 PM  
Attention Republicans: us libs feel very triggered when you don't exercise your right to vote. You wouldn't want to trigger the libs, would you?
 
2022-09-24 12:06:12 PM  
They are definitely on to something here. If the Democrats end up getting more votes, it will be much easier for the Republican state legislatures to prove fraud.
Ipso facto chexmix libidos
 
2022-09-24 12:06:57 PM  
If you don't vote you can't complain?  That's bullshiat.

Lot's of Jan 6 Capitol traitors invaded tiny Uvalde Texas to disrupt school board and town council meetings, aggravating the grieving that was going on.  Some of these made the trip from Manhattan.

The is a tradition going back to the Brooks Brother's riot that says if you don't live there, and you are not affected by the local politics, that's the prefered target to harass, disrupt, obstruct, especially if you are a political operative.  No one will figure out who you are until you have traveled the thousand miles back home to your GOP office.
 
2022-09-24 12:07:00 PM  
Unfortunately most of these clowns won't follow the advice.  So anyone considering not voting especially in local elections remember that these loonies will be and their votes count.
 
2022-09-24 12:09:48 PM  
Fine by us.  Fascism normally comes to power by first getting fascists elected.  The fewer vote, the less likely that is to happen.  It also means their ground-level goons are less aware of the playbook.
 
2022-09-24 12:10:15 PM  
Perhaps they don't feel inspired by any of the candidates.
 
2022-09-24 12:15:02 PM  
I would have gone with spiffy here.
 
2022-09-24 12:15:57 PM  

ToastmasterGeneral: Loomer doubled down on these messages, saying the GOP "disgusts me these days,"

God...goddamn.  I think, yeah, I guess I actually agree with Lara Loomer.  Holy shiat.


But for opposite reasons.  You think the GOP is disgusting because they do horrible things.  Loomer thinks the GOP is disgusting because they don't do horrible enough things.
 
2022-09-24 12:17:06 PM  
Hell, a fair portion of the hypocritical echo chamber doesn't grasp that.

"My preferred candidate isn't the nominee. Because I'm a responsible and reasonable adult, unlike you, I'm going to throw temper tantrums."
 
2022-09-24 12:19:18 PM  

Fart_Machine: Unfortunately most of these clowns won't follow the advice.  So anyone considering not voting especially in local elections remember that these loonies will be and their votes count.


Yep, just doubling down on this, if you want to influence election outcomes like a millionaire but don't have millions of bucks to splash around, volunteering to help campaign is highly effective, particularly working on voter enrollment drives and then working on making sure those voters get their ballots in. Politicians fundraise extraordinary amounts of money from rich donors to run ad campaigns which may only be the deciding factor for a few hundred voters. If you can spend a few hours over a few weekends on enrollment drives, get a hundred folks on board, get them to talk to friends and family members and maybe get another hundred on that way, that's meaningful.

Stacey Abrams is the gold standard for this. Follow her example and a lot of impossibles become possible.
 
2022-09-24 12:19:27 PM  
As a lib, I would be sooooo owned if they do this.
 
2022-09-24 12:20:23 PM  
No, you see, if you vote you have no right to complain. You participated in the process, legitimizing it. So no matter what the outcome is, it's all your fault.

/how'm I doin?
 
2022-09-24 12:21:10 PM  
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2022-09-24 12:21:41 PM  
Let's be fair and give a plug for the Republicans to balance out this thread.

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2022-09-24 12:22:45 PM  
That worked out great for them in Georgia where they didn't vote so two Republican Senators got switched out for two Democratic ones. Do it again.
 
2022-09-24 12:22:56 PM  
No, no, this is perfect. Your vote won't count, so just stay home. Eat some more Doritos, Earline. Give Jimmy Joe Bob another Mt. Dew. Watch Newsmax and lament the end of your hopes and dreams. Since you already know the Democrats are going to steal the election, there's no sense in either of you hauling yourselves out of your Rascals to go down to the VFW and vote.
 
2022-09-24 12:24:22 PM  
Why doesn't Loomer realize she'll be one of the first on the trains if her cohorts actually win  federal elections?  Self-hate?  Stupidity?  Blindness?  All three?
 
2022-09-24 12:25:36 PM  
You know what they're right your vote doesn't count anyway this stuff is already pre-planned they already know who the winner is going to be.
 
2022-09-24 12:29:26 PM  
There are Provincial elections in less than two weeks here, I dislike almost all the parties, and I dislike the leaders of the one I don't. I'm still going to vote.

I do wish that right wingers would stay home.
 
2022-09-24 12:29:45 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Why doesn't Loomer realize she'll be one of the first on the trains if her cohorts actually win  federal elections?  Self-hate?  Stupidity?  Blindness?  All three?


But hey, the train will be on time!

/They weren't.
 
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