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legsdiamond
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"What’s up with Vernon Jones endorsing Trump"


          

https://www.ajc.com/blog/politics/georgia-democratic-lawmaker-endorses-trump-presidential-bid/dpqTbn2pBPIivHNgPdNSdN/

Who is this clown?

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RE: What’s up with Vernon Jones endorsing Trump
Apr 17th 2020
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He liked this tweet on March 11th
Apr 17th 2020
2
      He does seem to have had a trump affinity for a while
Apr 17th 2020
3
           He also seems to REALLY hate Clinton and REALLY love Kramton
Apr 17th 2020
4
RE: What’s up with Vernon Jones endorsing Trump
Apr 17th 2020
5
RE: What’s up with Vernon Jones endorsing Trump
Apr 17th 2020
6
Thanks
Apr 18th 2020
7
He sees the end of the road and is looking for an off-ramp
Apr 20th 2020
8
he resigned his seat
Apr 22nd 2020
9
Guarantee he'll be on tour with Candace Owens
Apr 22nd 2020
10
Man.. that money train is running out of steam right now
Apr 22nd 2020
12
I guess the latest polls showed he had no shot
Apr 22nd 2020
11
more like he doesn't even live in his district and got caught
Apr 22nd 2020
15
i have no idea why people like him and jeff van drew (nj)
Apr 22nd 2020
13
      Prolly got a ton of Fed dollars
Apr 22nd 2020
14
THIS nigga
Apr 23rd 2020
16
Trolling hard af
Apr 23rd 2020
17
Michigan State Rep who took hydroxychloroquine is in the same lane
Apr 23rd 2020
18
He's a habitual line-stepper
Apr 30th 2020
19

MEAT
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1. "RE: What’s up with Vernon Jones endorsing Trump"
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Fri Apr-17-20 12:01 PM by MEAT

  

          

"State Rep. Scott Holcomb, a DeKalb Democrat who represents a nearby district, summed up his reaction to Jones’ endorsement of Trump with seven words: “They’re both incompetent narcissists. This isn’t surprising.”"

What I find the strangest is that he had this pro Wisconsin Dem twitter link on the 6th, his mom passed away on the 9th, crickets for days and then a ramp of likes of supporting Trump. And now all of his likes prior to the 6th aren't loading.

Just strange behavior

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MEAT
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2. "He liked this tweet on March 11th"
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https://twitter.com/BLeeForCongress/status/1237850794415677440?s=20

Barbara Lee
@BLeeForCongress
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Mar 11
US House candidate, CA-13
There would be no Democratic Party without African American women. It’s time we have one as our Vice President.

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MEAT
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3. "He does seem to have had a trump affinity for a while"
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https://twitter.com/realkareemdream/status/1187786291515138048?s=20

But I can't tell how much of that is someone scrubbing his likes
Because they're changing in real time.

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MEAT
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4. "He also seems to REALLY hate Clinton and REALLY love Kramton"
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Fri Apr-17-20 12:17 PM by MEAT

  

          

The drug

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Jay Doz
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Fri Apr-17-20 12:37 PM

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5. "RE: What’s up with Vernon Jones endorsing Trump"
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He's always been conservative, and he has always been a thorn in the side of Georgia Democrats. I'd even argue that he just ran as a Democrat (in Georgia's most Democratic county) because it was politically advantageous for him to do so. I mean, the man voted for George W. bush twice.

Note that DeKalb County is the *only* one of Georgia's 159 counties with a "CEO" position, so it's a uniquely powerful role that allowed Jones to entrench himself through machine politics for decades.

That entrenchment got so bad that not only was Jones investigated for corruption (https://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt--politics/further-charges-expected-from-dekalb-corruption-report/hXaxEg1EEm3rJZstkbAq1N/), but his successor went to jail for it (https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/burrell-ellis-to-fight-conviction-on-perjury-extortion-charges-before-georgia-supreme-court). FWIW, Jones was never indicted and Lee May's conviction was overturned, but the whole thing was enough exacerbate the county's secession movement (https://www.wabe.org/dekalb-county-corruption-leads-new-majority-white-cities/). The state legislature even tried step in at one point (https://www.ajc.com/news/frustrations-mount-over-bill-eliminating-dekalb-ceo-job/0tJ2rONKs9aWnVvqW4s78I/).

With all of that said, machine politics only work so well in a rapidly-changing, suburban county like DeKalb, so while he's managed to leverage his base (specifically my home community of south DeKalb) for quixotic runs for US Senate and US Congress, it was clear that his influence had waned significantly over the years by the time he got walloped in his run for county sheriff (the David Clarke comparison are very apt lol). I'd honestly thought he was politically dead in the water, but then Rep. Dawkins-Haigler retired and he was able to shore up a couple of thousand votes to earn a seat in the state legislature.

Today, he's a very junior member of a minority caucus, so he has no real power or influence anymore, but his endorsement still carries enough weight to make a national splash.

Growing up in DeKalb County, I used to think Vernon Jones was untouchable. He *was* DeKalb County. But the statewide Democratic party apparatus has always needed DeKalb voters, so his bullshit (his corruption, conservatism, anti-LGBT, anti-choice bullshit) was kind of tolerated for the greater good during GOTV efforts. Looks like folks are finally tired of his shit though.

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6. "RE: What’s up with Vernon Jones endorsing Trump"
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I have a strong family connection to his DeKalb Commission administration, and I can say he was truly hated.

He tried to make DeKalb CEO seem like more of a prestigious position than it was, and it was REAL tacky. I would see him show up to an elementary school ribbon-cutting with an entourage, and security.

  

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legsdiamond
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7. "Thanks"
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8. "He sees the end of the road and is looking for an off-ramp"
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And he's betting on a position in a new Trump administration if he can ingratiate himself enough.

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Jay Doz
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9. "he resigned his seat"
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https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/georgia-democratic-lawmaker-announces-resignation-week-after-endorsing-trump/vOcyL9hiN7DnfI1G3K3A1J/

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10. "Guarantee he'll be on tour with Candace Owens "
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There's no money in being a black Dem. But a black outspoken Trump supporter is where the potential bucks are

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legsdiamond
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12. "Man.. that money train is running out of steam right now"
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Dude should’ve jumped on right after Trump was elected.

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11. "I guess the latest polls showed he had no shot"
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15. "more like he doesn't even live in his district and got caught"
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https://twitter.com/RepScottHolcomb/status/1252935385468076034

https://twitter.com/ddreyer/status/1252944046030573568

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13. "i have no idea why people like him and jeff van drew (nj)"
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Wed Apr-22-20 09:34 AM by Reeq

  

          

just up and torched their political careers for no reason.

repubs aint voting for you. dems damn sure aint voting for you (now). and the political backlash is so broad and swift that youre basically dead in the water as soon as you pull that shit.

and in a primary election year no less.

makes no sense.

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14. "Prolly got a ton of Fed dollars"
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or just ego unchecked.

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Jay Doz
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16. "THIS nigga"
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https://twitter.com/RepVernonJones/status/1253398909117960193?s=09

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17. "Trolling hard af "
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18. "Michigan State Rep who took hydroxychloroquine is in the same lane"
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The one who credits Trump for saving her life.

She's full on MAGA now. I don't know if something flipped in her mind, or if she's just an opportunist.

Michigan Democrats didn't help the issue by trying to censure her. Boosting her profile even more

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/23/democrats-plan-censure-lawmaker-whitsett-credited-trump-covid-19-recovery/3010947001/

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19. "He's a habitual line-stepper"
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He really just loves the attention.

this baby's face says it all:

http://thechampionnewspaper.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Vernon_Jones_Sheriff_WEB-19.jpg

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