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blm

(113,457 posts)
Tue Jan 5, 2021, 11:55 AM Jan 2021

Must read: NCSen Jeff Jackson statement on constituents treating virus as joke

When I have constituents respond to my emails about vaccine distribution with angry notes about the virus being a joke and not worthy of their concern, I just think about the people who have worked so hard to mislead them.

And how many of them are in Congress.

Pretending a global pandemic isn't worthy of concern isn't a notion you arrive at on your own.
It takes a concerted effort by people who *fully understand* that they are being deceptive.
And lots of these folks are elected officials who should exist to *do the opposite thing.*

And if your elected official is planning on spending tomorrow objecting to the clear outcome of an election, then I'm talking about that guy, too.
Because this is a reality-detachment thing now.

And I just don't understand the ethical willingness to knowingly mislead people. I can't put myself in the head of someone who gets to the point where they're willing to willfully mislead *their own constituents*, of all people, into dropping their guard in the face of a rolling wave of catastrophe.

And when these guys turn around and jump in line to get the vaccine, shouldn't that ring some bells? Like, maybe they've been full of it this whole time?

Incidentally, I reply to every one of those emails.
And here's what I write:
"I'm sorry, but you've been deeply misled. Please do some of your own reading on this. Just use Google and take a few minutes. Pick a number of sources. This is all very real."

And let's do this:
Please share this on the off chance that someone who truly needs to get woken up on this issue will stumble across it.

And, if that happens to be you and you're still reading:
We love you, we want you to be healthy, we want the people around you to be healthy, we want all of this to end as quickly as humanly possible, and please start doing your own reading on this from non-political sources that have actual editors and standards where people would get fired for being wrong, not blogs or memes. This is all very real and we're counting on your help to end it.

- Sen. Jeff Jackson

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Must read: NCSen Jeff Jackson statement on constituents treating virus as joke (Original Post) blm Jan 2021 OP
Is there a link for this ? dweller Jan 2021 #1
He just posted it a while ago blm Jan 2021 #2
Twitter thread: CousinIT Jan 2021 #3
I love him. Thanks. n/t ms liberty Jan 2021 #4
K&R. dchill Jan 2021 #5
This! pandr32 Jan 2021 #6
This is the Dem no Republican in NC wants to run against. blm Jan 2021 #8
Good! pandr32 Jan 2021 #11
We love you doesn't mean what you think it does down South. Mary Mac Jan 2021 #7
My crystal ball sees Jeff Jackson going up the political ladder. KS Toronado Jan 2021 #9
Bravo, Jeff Jackson. BobTheSubgenius Jan 2021 #10
This is the line that gets me ... crimycarny Jan 2021 #12
He expresses himself simply and it works. blm Jan 2021 #15
Repubicans are actively promoting the virus n/t hibbing Jan 2021 #13
+1000 llmart Jan 2021 #14

blm

(113,457 posts)
2. He just posted it a while ago
Tue Jan 5, 2021, 12:17 PM
Jan 2021
https://www.facebook.com/JeffJacksonNC

He’s known for being able to get through to Republican voters still capable of reason.

NCGOP gerrymandered his seat and he STILL won.

pandr32

(11,848 posts)
6. This!
Tue Jan 5, 2021, 01:57 PM
Jan 2021

There is no attack, no belittling, no snark. This is how an elected official with a heart and conscience treats their constituents--even the ones who did not vote for him or her.

blm

(113,457 posts)
8. This is the Dem no Republican in NC wants to run against.
Tue Jan 5, 2021, 02:03 PM
Jan 2021

Pretty sure he’ll be our US Senate candidate in 2022.

Mary Mac

(332 posts)
7. We love you doesn't mean what you think it does down South.
Tue Jan 5, 2021, 02:00 PM
Jan 2021

Kinda like Bless your heart. We love you but is the same.

KS Toronado

(18,272 posts)
9. My crystal ball sees Jeff Jackson going up the political ladder.
Tue Jan 5, 2021, 02:09 PM
Jan 2021

Seems like a very intelligent and down to earth person.

BobTheSubgenius

(11,663 posts)
10. Bravo, Jeff Jackson.
Tue Jan 5, 2021, 02:14 PM
Jan 2021

Whenever I hear or read stories like this, I think about the unnamed "activist" who yelled long and loud about this "hoax" and did everything he could to fight and defy the mask rules.

Fast forward to him in the hospital, saying "I think I made a mistake."

Last words he ever spoke.

crimycarny

(1,405 posts)
12. This is the line that gets me ...
Tue Jan 5, 2021, 02:38 PM
Jan 2021

“And when these guys turn around and jump in line to get the vaccine, shouldn't that ring some bells? Like, maybe they've been full of it this whole time?”

llmart

(15,872 posts)
14. +1000
Tue Jan 5, 2021, 02:54 PM
Jan 2021

I can't help but wonder what our country would be if we had a Congress full of people like this man.

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