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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:07 AM

Stacey Abrams Did NOT Concede, She Never Lost, She Was Cheated

"This is not a concession speech."

Stacey Abrams, who served as minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives from 2011 to 2017, is a living revolution wrapped up inside the package of a fierce, intelligent, and independent confederate flag burning black woman. At times, it has been said that surviving as a Black woman in the United States is a revolutionary act in and of itself. Revolutions are not won on just one battlefield, or at one time. Some revolutions are like a gentle breeze upon the sea, a breeze that builds waves, waves that roll and build into tsunamis; eventually those tsunamis break the levees of oppression, washing away old powers to make room for new coalitions.

But the levees of Georgia unfortunately held, and it took every underhanded, scandalous, unfair, sneaky, dirty, rotten trick to ensure they held. The levees of white dominance held this time... but its foundations are crumbling.

This particular revolutionary wave, while it did reach the Georgia coast, did not deracinate the "Good ol Boys" from their cozy haunts in the upper echelons of power where they have been planted for generations. What this wave did do was test the strength and durability of the levees around the boundaries of white male supremacy in the South. The waves found cracks aplenty in the flawed system, and it forced the would be "Lords of the Land" to be blatant, bold, dishonest, and disreputable while under public scrutiny. The nation was watching aghast; America was filled with anger, sadness, disgust and misery, yet strangely, it was fortified with determination and resolute about changing the future. This will not be our tomorrow, America says to itself. For the first time ever in a long time, America believes itself capable of fulfilling that promise. The inheritors of the bulwarks against black liberation and empowerment are living on borrowed time, and Father time always collects his debts.

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The Voting Rights Act was supposed to be our salvation. It wasn't. Broken and weakened, the VRA has become so impotent, it is and was unable to do its fundamental duty of ensuring that black people are allowed to vote and participate in our Democracy as equal citizens. It was bound to fail, perhaps even born to fail, in a nation where basic Civil Rights for black people are left up to the whims and vagaries of the inattentive and often unempathetic white majority.

Much more, please read the entirety here: https://www.wonkette.com/stacey-abrams-did-not-concede-she-never-lost-she-was-cheated-2620300953.amp.html

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:09 AM

1. Is she still fighting this? There should at least be a fucking runoff.

 

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:11 AM

2. i hope the lawsuits bankrupt Georgia GOP

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:13 AM

3. And Kemp is fucking going to get away with it.

This is sooooooooooo infuriating it makes me want to scream.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:17 AM

4. hoping when we get back congress and the white house we pass a new voting rights act

because my goodness, do we ever needed it.

just imagine the absurdity tossing out registrations and ballots because "signatures don't match" when the decision is made by someone with no training in handwriting! and no chance for the voter to explain what happened or "try again".

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:18 AM

5. The Author is one of my fave DU members, her name is Bravenak

I'm sorry she no longer posts here, but I am REALLY happy she's still making sure she is heard.

This tweet:




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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:27 AM

7. I adore Bravenek

She’s a very smart, super talented person. Takes zero shit as well.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:39 AM

9. Glad to see her getting props.

and I agree with everything you said.

I wanted DU to know she was one of us for a while.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:52 AM

11. I miss bravenak.



However, now she is free as the wind. She now flies higher than an eagle.


Raine.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:13 AM

13. She's left us behind, but has bloomed into a voice to be heard by many more.

She's powerful now that she's no longer constrained. It's not often we get to see this happen. Honestly, I don't recall it ever before.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:22 AM

6. 'To all my friends who are studio and network executives,

if you choose to shoot movies and tv in Georgia, don't bother to call me. https://t.co/gtIKNJBhNF
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) November 17, 2018


There are over 20 productions shooting in Georgia.

Is the entertainment industry willing to support the economy of a totally corrupt state that suppresses democracy; where the winner isn't the best choice for the people but the best schemer or crook?
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 17, 2018'

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Response to elleng (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 02:05 AM

16. Good point. I hope they don't send more work there. nt

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:38 AM

8. I loved her speech. The way she would smile when making a point...

That smile - it displayed a righteous rage combined with optimism at the same time.

She does have a special fire in her heart.

There will be more to come.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:46 AM

10. Every Real American Should Vow To Make Brian Kemps Life Unbearable

 

Find some way to attack (legally) this piece of shit Kemp.

Be unrelenting.

When he slimes out of his scumhole have a thousand protesters lined up wherever he goes.

Sue the crap out of him and Georgia if you were screwed.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:57 AM

12. Thank you Stacey.

I will call you Governor Abrams just like I call Hillary Madame President.

Both elections were stolen.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:19 AM

14. They were.

I know we can't undo the theft, but we need to keep decrying it loudly and daily.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 02:04 AM

15. True. She said she "acknowleded" that Kemp would be Governor. Not conceded. nt

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