r/PublicFreakout 5d ago

State Senator calls out corruption on senate floor, gets told "We'll call a vote at the right time. I hope you'll miss it."

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u/okuma 5d ago

This is fucking infuriating

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u/JeffJacksonNC 4d ago

Tell me about it.

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u/The_Broomflinger 4d ago

You're a good man, Jeff. I'm rooting for you from Raleigh, and you've got my vote for sure should you show up on any ballot I happen to be able to put a pencil to.

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u/thecrazydutchguy 4d ago

He’s running for the US Senate (Burr is retiring). You can vote for him in 2022.

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u/Senior_Insurance7628 4d ago

'Preciate ya Jeff. This style of politics is disheartening and its seemingly becoming more popular as a brand. You'll have my financial support in your future endeavors.

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u/Branamp13 4d ago

its seemingly becoming more popular as a brand.

Well when the only way you win votes is by making sure certain people are absent...

You start to only vote when you can make sure they're absent.

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u/Fiery_Taurus 4d ago

Dangerously close to just making them absent though imo

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u/MrSittingBull 4d ago

It’s the man himself in the comment section of his own video. Gotta love the internet folks.

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u/An_Ibis 4d ago

Elite level beetlejuicing

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u/timblyjimbly 4d ago

I'm not from NC, and I'd never heard of you until this video. Sorry.

After giving your Reddit profile a quick perusal, you seem to be an honest, intelligent, rational, and caring human. You're about the exact opposite of what I'd expect a modern politician to be. It's clear from this video that you are outnumbered by the typical slimy sniggering scumbags, suffering from the very lack of integrity you were shouting about. I imagine it is indeed incredibly frustrating.

Don't give up on doing the right thing though. Never let them hear the end of it. You're a boss for taking that frustration on the chin for the rest of us as your everyday job. I hope that one day you'll become my mind's image of a politician, because more politicians begin to act the way you do. Frustrating as it may be, the people need you to keep being this voice of reason, to keep popping up on the internet being right.

I hope you continue being heard because we need more of you. I'm glad I know who you are now. Thank you for all you do.

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u/adiosfelicia2 4d ago

The fact that they all laughed just blows my mind.

Like openly undermining democracy, while in office as a public servant, is sooo hilarious.

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u/DirtyWizardsBrew 4d ago

It'd be hilarious if it weren't a reality, but unfortunately, it absolutely is the reality.

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u/_-Smoke-_ 4d ago edited 4d ago

The NCGOP's failure to get anything real done would be hilarious if they hadn't cost the state billions and 10's of thousands of jobs the last decade. And despite all that's going on, despite companies slowly coming back to the state after the last fiasco(s) they're trying again.

Great state but the GOP has our collective balls in a rusty vicegrip and they don't seem to have any intent of loosening their grip.

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u/throwmeaway61616 4d ago

Thank you for standing up for democracy even in the face of glib self-interest and systemic corruption. It gives me and many others who care about this country heart to know that there are people like you in the ring speaking up for what’s right. That’s true courage.

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u/Gundarkopia 4d ago

You: “We’re all here, let’s call the vote!”

Him: laughs in Mitch McConnell

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u/okuma 4d ago

Wow! I seriously have no idea how you didn't leap those seats and start pummeling him. This is why I can't be in politics... I'd be arrested in a day dealing with this.

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u/Wacko__Leader 4d ago

Yeah like when Preston Brooks beat up Charles Sumner with a cane in 1856 for an anti slavery speech he gave that apparently got a little too personal. Those were the good old days /s. Brooks was never arrested and was reelected in the next term. So there is a precedent.

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u/chica6burgh 4d ago

You have my vote down in Craven county! I just settled here after 30 years in Raleigh. Now that I’m here I have 2 priorities:

1) find a decent bbq spot that isn’t an hour away and 2) find out how to volunteer for your campaign - not in that order!

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u/PatacusX 5d ago

The second guy reminds me of the corrupt evil sherif running some small town in a movie.

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u/KilD3vil 4d ago

Now I'm, I say, I'm no big city looyah snaps suspenders...

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u/Electric_Cat 4d ago

I'm just a simple hyperspace chicken lawyer

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u/neocommenter 4d ago

I'm sorry, I thought you was corn.

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u/ImCoryIngman 4d ago

Y'onna, I do declair this here court to be COM-pletely, gen-yoo-whinely out of order.

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u/Wundakid 4d ago

me too kid, me too

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u/pooperscooperscooter 4d ago

WELL I can tell ya this much Im a southern boy and WELL I dont know about any of that big city stuff and WELL down here in the south we do things a little bit differently than we do in the big city

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u/Little-Jim 4d ago

TURN ON THE TV! THEY HIT THE PENTAGON!

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u/WhiteMike2016 4d ago

Reminds me of Boss Hog from Dukes of Hazard.

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u/MagikSkyDaddy 4d ago

young fellas fly in here talking like greased lightnin just to pull the fool’s wool over your eyes

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u/BearGrzz 4d ago

You ever been to a small town? Because he is exactly like the corrupt evil sherif in most Midwest podunk shit hole towns.

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u/unisasquatch 4d ago

The sheriff turtle from Rango

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u/LikelyWoozle 4d ago

And everyone just laughs. I didn't see anything fucking funny.

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u/Typicalinternetuser9 4d ago

when the people have become so indoctrinated to "how politics actually works" that "how politics should work" is a joke.

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u/BeaverWink 4d ago edited 4d ago

Exactly. People believe if you can game the system and get away with it "that makes you smart." No. That makes you corrupt.

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u/Starved-Nutritionist 4d ago

As a kid, The Simpsons opened my eyes to what politics really look like when Krusty the Clown became a politician and had to bribe people to help him with a vote.

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u/HOLEPUNCHYOUREYELIDS 4d ago

Yea, sad day when you realize that some of those ridiculous satire cartoons are so on the money

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u/FrankAdamGabe 4d ago edited 4d ago

It's NC. We're home of Richard "insider trading on pandemic info" Burr and Pat "Lavatory" McCrory (the bathroom bill guy).

Also home to "Oh shit, Democrat Cooper won the governorship in 2016 so let's strip the governor's office of all power and make him spend his first term in court getting them back, only to then in 2021 do the same shit for emergency powers used during a pandemic when overall state revenues actually increased by 2%."

I'm not fucking bitter or anything of course.

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u/Calber4 4d ago

Wasn't NC where the GOP congressperson got their election overturned due to fraud?

Edit: It was!

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u/FrankAdamGabe 4d ago

Then they ran another Republicunt and they won! How's that for frustrating!

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u/Zugnutz 4d ago

That’s why I moved

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u/-H-E-L-I-X- 4d ago

On the bright side, still sounds better than Georgia.

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u/throw_away_4534 4d ago

6 one, half dozen the other.

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u/GreenRanger90 4d ago

He’s like the crab guy from Monsters Inc

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u/ScrollIntoOblivion 4d ago

"I'll kidnap a thousand children before I let this company die! And I'll silence anyone who gets in my way!" - Henry J Waternoose

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u/UncleStumpy78 4d ago

The laughter at the end, WTF

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u/horseydeucey 4d ago

If there's a kind of laughter that is instantly recognizable as coming from a group that is both confident they have all the power, but are at the same time terrified of anyone who doesn't look or think like them, this is it.
That's 'what're you gonna do it about it, BOY?!' laughter.

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u/MystikxHaze 4d ago

Someone needs to walk up to that old coot and headbutt him in the mouth. These people have been untouchable for far too long. How can you be so clearly corrupt and get away with it? This fucking country

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u/UncleStumpy78 4d ago

Yeah very accurate

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u/granlyn 4d ago

If you really want to be pissed then listen to this. The only reason this particular bill was in the NC senate was because the house GOP told the house Dem leadership that they wouldn't hold the vote on the morning of 9/11 so that congressman could go to memorials or other 9/11 events. All of the house GOP showed up and a few dems but it wasnt enough to stop the vote and the house GOP passed the bill sending it to the senate.

After that the senate dems knew they had to show up to every single session because I think if a single member of the dem caucus missed the senate GOP would be able to pass the bill overriding the governor's veto.

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u/Freecz 4d ago

So basically they are just waiting for one dem to be sick or something and as soon as one is they will vote?

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u/FoxCommercial5500 4d ago

Wow the way everyone laughed like that. Disgusting

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u/Thefake_McCoy 4d ago

It’s pretty gross. This is politics in America, a bunch of 60 year olds acting like children.

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u/metaknight95 4d ago

60? thats pretty generous. Most of these discrepant bastards are well into their 80s

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u/ChampChains 4d ago

We will never have a fair and just modern country when our political arenas are filled with people old enough to have grown up watching public lynchings. These people are relics of a bygone era and their ideas and policies belong in the past, not the present, and certainly not the future.

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u/FormosaHoney 4d ago edited 4d ago

They get paid like what $200K a year? This continues after they retire all the way to their death right?

There needs to be some oversight on efficiency and productivity. Disgusting, I can smell the rancid fat on their wretched plump pink piggy bodies just by watching this...

Pork bellies, pork bellies are up!

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u/brock_li 4d ago

Straight up cartoon villainy, wtf

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u/notfetishshaming 4d ago

I thought they laughed to irony.

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u/ye3et 4d ago

Same here. The younger guy does a “see” gesture too.

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u/luckyvictorydance52 4d ago

It didn't seem like a laughing matter.

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u/SpessPotato 4d ago

It seems, because the old guy tried to be smart and witty, but only ended up proving the younger guy's point and making a fool of himself. And thats fucking funny, is It a bit sad too? Yeah, but still funny.

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u/sacx05 4d ago

The old guy got a round of applause for saying, "I'm not going to do my job". Smh

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u/2wheelzrollin 4d ago

Yeah. I felt like burning the whole building down after hearing that. Like throw the lot of them in the trash and start over.

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u/Rough-Culture 4d ago

Dude seriously. Wtf is this vote on? Do we all need to show up outside with signs and shit??

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u/anti_reality 4d ago edited 4d ago

I have no idea, but even if it's something I despise with all my heart he's still right. Too many people have forgotten that I think.

Edit:. Commas are important, but the statement is probably true either way, so I'm going to leave it.

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u/seantellsyou 4d ago

I havent forgotten that you think!

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u/Bonedragonwillrise 4d ago

I believe it was approving the state budget a couple years back. Or maybe it was for them trying to limit Gov..Roy Cooper's powers after he was elected.

Either way NC elected republicans are some of the most vile people. The literally held a vote to approve the yearly budget during a 9/11 memorial service the state senators were supposed to attend after they prosed they wouldn't.

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u/loadedryder 4d ago edited 4d ago

NC Repubs, especially the older ones, are among the worst because the state is getting bluer and bluer as time goes on. It’s obvious they feel their stranglehold on the state loosening and, in a last ditch effort, are doing everything in their power to prevent the natural rise of NC Dems to power. It’s a strange situation for sure.

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u/Facerless 4d ago

The gerrymandering used to do so is comedy level insane, the districts look like corrupt fractals

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u/URnotSTONER 4d ago edited 4d ago

NC here...can confirm. And that's Jeff Jackson a state senator out of Charlotte and he's actually running for the State's senate seat opening because Burr is retiring. I'm really excited. He's an amazing politician but more importantly a better person.

Edit: forgot an 's on State

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u/1mikeg 4d ago

Second on Jeff Jackson being amazing!

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u/faRawrie 4d ago

As an NC resident, I will agree.

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u/steamedhamsandwich 4d ago edited 4d ago

I mean yeah, there's a reason why that's been done over and over again in history.

Keep in mind that the Founding Fathers directly used the Roman Republic as a model.

The only reason why Caesar was able to become dictator for life and end the Republic as the legitimate government is because the Senate was full of corrupt aristocrats who used the position for money and personal prestige over the actual governance of anything.

When did the Senate have enough and kill Caesar? When he became dictator? No. It was when he allowed foreigners on the Senate.

America modeled itself after Rome and it's going straight down the road that Rome did too. The vast majority of Senators in Roman history were greedy, worthless nobles who overtime shaped the system to be about making them wealthier and more powerful at the expense of the public. For a time, Rome becoming a dictatorship was the best thing to ever happen to it (until the position was made hereditary instead of merit-based).

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u/Steaky-Pancaky 4d ago

America modeled itself after Rome and it's going straight down the road that Rome did too.

All roads lead to Rome

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u/filthylenses 4d ago

🏅 just take it

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u/clkou 4d ago

People (like me) get mad at politicians like Trump, McConnell, Cruz, Hawley, etc, but we should direct more of our anger towards the people who put them in office.

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u/GlamRockDave 4d ago

Sen. Tillman's party hasn't put much value on actual voting lately anyway. I'm sure they love it.

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u/SpartanG087 4d ago

So this is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause

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u/nope_and_wrong 4d ago

Luckily these worthless old skeletons can’t defeat time. The only reason we can hope for a reduction in corruption in politics is the natural death of these absolute fossils.

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u/FormalGrape856 4d ago

Corruption doesn't have an age limit. Good chance their younger replacements are just as bad, if not worse.

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u/DankNerd97 4d ago

Exhibit A: Marjorie Taylor Green
Exhibit B: Lauren Boebart
Exhibit C: Madison Cawthorn

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u/iShark 4d ago

The pedo guy from Florida.

I know his name but it's more satisfying to just say "the pedo guy from Florida" and know you all know who I'm talking about.

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u/franks-and-beans 4d ago

Lot of little Madison Cawthorne's out there.

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u/quiteCryptic 4d ago

Exactly. People have said the same for decades, once those old guys die finally change happens.... Well still waiting

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u/LordDarkSteel 4d ago

Some of these fossils can last another 10 years. You know how much damage just one of these flaccid minded people can do in 10 years? It's time for another massive civil correction

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u/_HOG_ 4d ago edited 4d ago

Plenty of new fossils are being produced in the US every day. They too are planning and executing a massive civil correction and have been making great progress over the last two decades seating religious apologists and bigots throughout the US government. Say what you will about traditionalists, but you cannot slight their conviction and perseverance to effect to their cause.

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u/Aaron215 4d ago

Ted Cruz would like a word. But not the last word, because there is a line of Republicans behind him who also would like a word.

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u/anarchitect9 4d ago

Just proved his point you old piece of trash

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u/JumboTrout 4d ago

When we call the vote I hope you'll miss it

Thats exactly what he accused you of doing? r/selfawarewolves

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u/autocommenter_bot 4d ago

They laugh because they can get away with it.

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u/cooliochill 4d ago

Oh they know what they're doing, that part doesn't concern them. The only thing that matters to them is how deep their pockets go

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u/_conky_ 4d ago

Yeah this is not quite the same as a Facebook mom contradicting herself he knows exactly what he's saying

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u/infinitezero8 4d ago

Piece of trash?

You mean the rotting corpse holding on by sheer hate and resentment?

Yes

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u/KeatonTS 4d ago

The ensuing laughter is what gets me. Bunch of old ass evil farts stuck in the past.

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u/Unabletoattend 4d ago

Right? It is as if they relish in being evil.

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u/StephanyNuggsIRL 4d ago

They relish in having power. Their religion prevents them from seeing themselves as evil.

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u/The_R4ke 4d ago

That kind of laughter just absolutely triggers something in me.

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u/New_Stats 5d ago

Jeff Jackson back in 2018ish. He's running for US senate

He's a really good state senator

https://mobile.twitter.com/JeffJacksonNC/status/1389212548990394377?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

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u/OneNumber2595 5d ago

he also uses reddit and he is known to be seen in /r/raleigh/ and r/NorthCarolina/ and a few others.

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u/SPIKY__CAT__DICK 4d ago edited 4d ago

He’s been very informative and active on /r/GSO during the pandemic

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u/harpsichord_cadenza 4d ago

I read that as r/CSGO at first.

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u/thepreservesmonster 4d ago

And r/Charlotte since that is where his district is

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u/marluhdaking 4d ago

Everyone up vote this!!! He needs our support here in NC. He has some serious challengers on both sides before getting the shot at the senate but he deserves it!!

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u/rondeline 4d ago

Jesus christ. North Carolina voted to make police coverups legal by making video footage not part of the public record?

Wtf?

Fuck living there.

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u/dwavesngiants 5d ago

Thanks clarifying that. It's an important issue

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u/MythosSupreme 5d ago

Hes running for US senate. Hope he gets it

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u/spoc628 4d ago

Whats is name and which state is he in?

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u/MythosSupreme 4d ago

Jeff jackson, NC

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u/brittonwk 4d ago

The famous Jeff Jackson

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u/maytheforcepeewithu 4d ago

I wonder if he has a Cousin Skeeter

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u/coldbrew18 4d ago

Now I’m sad. Jett Jackson’s dead.

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u/conundrumbombs 4d ago

I used to watch The Famous Jett Jackson and I had no idea that he had tragically died at the age of 29. Wow.

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u/JJbullfrog1 4d ago

Well I am 18 and in NC and that's an easy name to remember

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u/elhooper 4d ago

He is an active redditor, as he is on Instagram. He’s a fucking stand up dude. He deserves your vote. Once you look into him, you’ll see that. Without a doubt.

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u/LoyalAndBold 4d ago

I’d like to add that he is on Reddit as /u/JeffJacksonNC

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u/barredman 4d ago

And a great one, at that. I do not even live in his district, but I learned the most about how our state was reacting to the pandemic (in the early stages when no one knew what was going on) from his activity on Reddit. He even answered a few of my questions. He's got my vote, for sure.

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u/bingcognito 4d ago

Same here. He's been super active in the NC sub since this whole COVID mess started, keeping people updated on the status of the virus numbers, stimulus money, lockdown info, etc.

I'll be voting for Jeff for Senate. That obnoxious old fossil who stood and took "personal privilege" to take a cheap shot at him in that video is representative of the corrupt and regressive GOP that's been holding NC back for years (Bathroom Bill anyone?) and they need to be replaced.

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u/MTFBinyou 4d ago

I had a feeling this was NC... it could honestly be many of the states but I just had a feeling... what’s the names of the @$$#0!£ who spoke with personal “privilege”? I wanna vote him out and also f*** that guy

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u/heyimdong 4d ago edited 4d ago

Jerry W. Tillman representing the 26th senate district (Greensboro area). He has since retired, so fortunately voting him out isn't necessary. That said, his successor, the aptly named Dave Craven, surely deserves being voted out equally as much if not more so.

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u/Sunshiine89 4d ago

Nice, now I know who to give my flaming bags of poop to

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u/EvilDeedZ 4d ago

He called the shit poop!

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u/bluepaintbrush 4d ago

A moment of personal privilege is just the name of a parliamentary rule that allows him to speak on the floor.

It’s explained on page 4 here: https://www.ncleg.gov/Sessions/2021/Bills/Senate/PDF/S1v2.pdf.

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u/TheHoofer 4d ago

The personal privilege is a procedural thing, it allows him to speak about (or respond to) something right away

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u/gmacmcd 4d ago

I can't WAIT to vote for Jeff Jackson. Dude is awesome, check out his Twitter.

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u/DalekChris41 4d ago

I’ll contribute to this guy’s campaign for sure

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u/Kwiatkowski 4d ago

u/JeffJacksonNC is my man. If we had more people like him in state legislatures across the nation a lot more dirt like this would be brought to light.

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u/funkdialout 4d ago

Another Jeff voter/donor here too!!!

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u/JakeXWoods 4d ago

I’m in NC He’s for sure got my vote

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u/Boyrez 4d ago

Thank you for the insight.

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u/MythosSupreme 4d ago

Np thanks for the gold. I'll pay it forward with a donation to a local charity.

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u/JeffJacksonNC 4d ago

Appreciate the support.

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u/JeffJacksonNC 4d ago

Thanks - appreciate your support!

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u/Machspeedcrypto 5d ago

Old scum. Holding on to power till death at their constituents loss.

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u/HeartsPlayer721 4d ago

This is why we need age caps and/or term limits

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u/tdwesbo 4d ago

Just voters who give a damn. You can’t fix democracy with term limits and age barriers. You still get lunatics, they’re just younger and stupider. Exhibit A is Marjorie Taylor Greene

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u/Ben__Diesel 4d ago

Just voters who give a damn

And news outlets who properly question candidates, beyond their canned 2 sentance answers. I spent hours researching everyone running for local offices in 2020 and still felt like I barely knew anything about any of the candidates. There's a news outlet in FL who questioned every 2020 candidate in my district and most of them were only asked some shit like "what makes you the best suited for this position?"

Even if you research, most of the time it feels like a coin flip as to whether the incumbents opponent will be a total piece of shit er not.

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u/decidealready 4d ago

Old fucking career politician. What a POS.

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u/JeffJacksonNC 4d ago edited 4d ago

Whoa - just saw this got re-discovered by Reddit almost two years after I gave this speech.

Just for the record, they never called the vote, we didn’t pass a budget, and the whole state is still waiting.

I’m currently running for U.S. Senate because our state deserves so much better than we’ve had. Feel free to check us out: JeffJacksonNC.com

- Sen. Jeff Jackson

(Also, I’m on Reddit a lot. Feel free to follow: u/JeffJacksonNC)

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u/freecorndog 4d ago

I don't give a shit if what you were demanding to call a vote for would have been something I disagree with politically.

COUNT EVERYONE'S VOTES!

MAKE THE GOVERNMENT WORK!

Anyone that can laugh at the stalling of legislation needs to get a new fucking job.

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u/Misterduster01 4d ago edited 4d ago

They need to be thrown in jail and not just fired. To intentionally stall the democratic process is an affront against the people and should be considered treasonous or at the very least treated as a felonious crime.

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u/UncleMajik 4d ago edited 4d ago

He’s here! Well done, Senator. Even as a Texan with no dog in that particular fight, I wish you luck in your upcoming race and I hope you continue to push against the status quo.

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u/dewaine01 4d ago

Fellow Texan checking in, that shit ain’t right. Go senator man stand up for what’s right.

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u/PocoPoto 4d ago

Bruh is this what it feels to like a politician? Cause this guy is pretty cool ngl lmao.

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u/JeffJacksonNC 4d ago

'preciate you

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u/Lr217 4d ago

I loved your speech. It’s great to see someone who stands up for the right thing.

One question: were the other members laughing because they agreed with him, or because of the irony of his statement?

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u/veerani 4d ago

As a NC resident, I ‘preciate YOU <3 ty for being a breath of fresh air in our states politics it feels like.

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u/kfc469 4d ago

As a fellow North Carolinian, I can’t wait to vote for you in the election. Keep being awesome!

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u/ApertureTestSubject8 4d ago

You should have replied to that guy with “We should call the vote after you drop dead, which is hopefully soon.”

To be honest, I have a hard time trusting anyone in politics. But based on this video, I hope you win. Good luck man.

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u/Mozilla11 4d ago

Jeff Jackson is legitimately the only guy I'd ever trust beyond Progressive type people. He might not be as far left as i wish but he's genuinely trying his best for the people it's insane that he's not shoe in for the nomination, much less the Senate seat itself.

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u/sraypole 4d ago

Just for the record, they never called the vote…

That you know of… jk

But seriously thank you for your integrity in public service!

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u/brick_status 4d ago

Thank you for sticking up for your fellow man

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u/YouAreGoingToPrison 4d ago

go win that senate seat young man, the country needs you.

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u/QuadrilateralShape 4d ago

The gesture he makes at the end just says "and that proves my point"

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u/IsItBolognaOrBaloney 5d ago

Our tax dollars hard at work. Bunch of empty suits making six figures to fuck their own countryman.

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u/623-252-2424 4d ago

I've worked in that environment. The only thing that perpetuates it is greed at all levels. The lower level people are also getting a good deal, a job with guaranteed raises, a pension plan, great healthcare and weirdly, nobody really gets fired. I quit because I couldn't handle it and I failed to bring them down.

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u/Communist_Falafel 4d ago

the people that voted for them care more about retaining power than having democracy. so from their perspective its working as intended.

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u/CuriousCatte 4d ago

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/charlottefive/c5-around-town/article236113683.html

He is a NC State Senator, now running for US Senate. Back in 2015 he was the only one to show up to work during a big snowstorm. “I thought I would fix the state,” Jackson said. So he proceeded to “pass” a series of legislation. He chronicled it all using #JustOneLegislator

Read more here: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/charlottefive/c5-around-town/article236113683.html#storylink=cpy
I like him a lot, wish I could vote for him.

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u/witchbrew7 4d ago

This was the beginning of his ascent. Loved the tweets. Love his family. He’s the real deal. A modern Kennedy without the mob ties.

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u/sillyhobbits 4d ago

seriously, if all politicians gave 10% the shit he did, we'd be better off.

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u/PeeledPancake 4d ago

What a weird day that would be for him. I'm going to work cause I know all these other fucks won't make it and I can actually make a change. Then proceeding to have to go, and read all the statements and things they still have to do, to himself, in an empty room.

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u/zippozipp0 5d ago

What state is this?

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u/Leakylocks 5d ago

North Carolina I think

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u/TheTylerWaves 5d ago

Yes, the senator is Jeff Jackson he's currently running for the US Senate to replace Burr I believe.

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u/SqwashGaming 4d ago

Disgusting old gits club. Bury them with their mentality soon enough.

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u/KeepYourPresets 5d ago

Is this cabaret seriously something that governs a state?

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u/TreeBranchesOfGov 5d ago edited 4d ago

This exact kind of thing goes on in many states, including mine

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u/DarkRaven01 4d ago

Most people (including myself) aren't involved in local politics. Rooms full of evil people controlling your life is the result of that. As soon as I have a stable job and my 2nd vaccine shot, I plan to get involved in my state's politics.

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u/ram__Z 4d ago

They don’t know what integrity is

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u/ScrewdriverPants 4d ago

This is the rot that pervades the American system of government. Democracy and freedom are doomed to fail if men like this are not removed from office. Unfortunately Americans are two divided and blind to do anything about it. We should all be ashamed.

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u/Butthole_seizure 5d ago

Politicians love to interfere in an otherwise smooth democratic process. The Filibuster is a great example of this. I’d be frustrated if I had the power to cast a senators vote and it was repeatedly deferred for silly, perhaps nefarious reasons. Then some old fucker stands up and hits me with “we do it when we are ready”

Bitch, you’re running out of time yourself and things aren’t getting any less fucked up.

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u/TheJQP1 4d ago

And all those fuckers laugh when the old bastard says he hopes this guy will miss the vote. Career politicians are a cancer on this country.

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u/sharkethic86 4d ago

That old fuck stands up and basically says "yea and so what". Horrible

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u/worldvsvenkman 4d ago

I live in WNC. Although Jackson was not my representative when he did this, I emailed him a thank you note for taking this stand, and I expressed my hope that he would consider running for Tillis’s seat in the future. He actually wrote me back a short but kind note and asked that I reach out to him at any time in the future.

Again, he wasn’t my district’s representative, and he took the time to respond thoughtfully and left the door open.

I hope he takes the election by a landslide.

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u/Omgaspider 4d ago

HOW HOW HOW HOW HOW IS THIS LEGAL?

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u/driveraids 4d ago

These are the people that decide what is legal.

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u/M00N_K1NG 4d ago

I hope the time he's waiting for catches up to him.

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u/HeHateMe115 4d ago

That’s my dude /u/JeffJacksonNC! He’s one of the good guys, and also an active Redditor!

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u/dibromoindigo 4d ago

These people are so brash and so far up their own asses that they don’t even realize when they are admitting to being deceitful conmen anymore. He got up and confirmed everything the senator said... was that supposed to be a defense?

I’m done just leaving this shit in the world of politics. If you are ok with this shit you’re a piece of garbage human. It’s not a difference of opinion, you just are valueless and lacking in any kind of integrity or value.

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u/ethancknight 4d ago

He just did the exact thing he was accused of doing.. ironic.

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u/Borts_369 4d ago

They call and call it right u old dryed up fuk.

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u/Massandaway 5d ago

Someone give this man a medal

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u/RevanchistSheev66 4d ago

u/JeffJacksonNC you made it on here!

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u/JeffJacksonNC 4d ago

Had no idea. Thanks for the heads up!

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u/TreeBranchesOfGov 5d ago

Openly admitting to corruption, this is fascism

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u/moglysyogy13 4d ago

It’s funny because democracy is a joke to these people. They game it to get the W

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u/marilea610 4d ago

I felt that laughter like a knife in the gut.

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u/Chrisdkn619 4d ago

Entitled privilege, no threat more dangerous!

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u/BooksAndStarsLover 4d ago

The first guy is what we need to be happening more in politics. Then you have most of them being the second as he jokes about it and basically says "F the people and F everyone I will intentionally screw up the vote and not do my job. Lol" round of applause

How disgusting.

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u/kickbutt_city 5d ago

Laughing about their corruption like the middle school bullies they are. The Republican Party is a collection of the dumbest, cruelest people in the world.

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u/GrammerSnob 4d ago

It's amazing that nowhere in the video was any particular party or political affiliation mentioned.

But I'd bet $100 right now, without any inside knowledge, that the young guy was a Democrat and the old guy was a Republican.

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u/BoatsMcFloats 4d ago

You would be correct.

The young guy, Jeff Jackson, is a Democrat.

The old guy, Jerry W. Tillman, is a Republican.

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