What about a thread for good news?

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Re: What about a thread for good news?

Postby TA » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:40 pm

Northam's a piece of shit who's been running crypto-racist ads, but he's better than Gillespie, which is about all that can be said for him. Typical democrat.

Meanwhile, downticket, you have people like Danica Roem unseating the author of that bill, and DSA member/open socialist Lee Carter unseating the republican Majority Whip with zero Democratic support. Carter's already got a fifth of the state House backing a statewide single payer bill, too.
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Re: What about a thread for good news?

Postby nosimpleway » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:55 pm

When I read that about Bob Marshall losing his seat, I threw my hands into the air and cackled.

I am not one who is often given to fits of cackling.

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Re: What about a thread for good news?

Postby Thad » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:46 am

TA wrote:Northam's a piece of shit who's been running crypto-racist ads, but he's better than Gillespie, which is about all that can be said for him. Typical democrat.


The hell of it is, he didn't have to. I'm sure the justification is "well he had to do that to win," but...nine fucking points. He didn't.

I keep going back to that bit in March where Lewis talks about the riot at the '64 convention. He says the worst part about Johnson siding with the violent racists was that it didn't make any difference; he still won in a landslide, but he still lost the South. He could have done the right thing and it wouldn't have cost him shit. Same deal with Northam: nine points; he didn't have to cuddle any racists to win.

But, what the hell -- he's not Gillespie. That's good enough for now. The left wing of the party is putting pressure on him already, so hopefully that means he's not going to get a pass on the awful shit just because he's a Democrat. I saw some people who were angry at Our Revolution for criticizing him right ahead of the vote, but...again, nine points; I think they made the right call: they didn't hurt his chances of winning, but they made it clear that people aren't just going to be quiet about the whole racism thing just because he has a "D" next to his name.

Meanwhile, downticket, you have people like Danica Roem unseating the author of that bill, and DSA member/open socialist Lee Carter unseating the republican Majority Whip with zero Democratic support. Carter's already got a fifth of the state House backing a statewide single payer bill, too.


Aside from the usual reasons the DNC sucks at picking winners, its lack of support for various candidates may be because it's broke. Turns out that, for some reason I can't quite put my finger on, people don't seem to want to give their money to the DNC anymore; weird.

This is good news, because it's not like people aren't donating to Democrats; they're just donating directly to campaigns instead of to the DNC.

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Re: What about a thread for good news?

Postby Mongrel » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:01 pm


NICE.

Also,



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