Doug Jones – A Lesson On Why To Never Trust Democrats
Democrat Doug Jones won the election in a red block due to his promises to be more moderate, to vote according to the will of the people. In addition to his running against a former State Supreme Court Justice, who was convicted twice of improper conduct with teenagers, he was able to pull off the election, but this time, he has zero chance of doing this.
In voting for the impeachment of Trump, who the majority of his constituents voted for, on Wednesday’s MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” He said that voters in Alabama wanted someone who has sincerity and conscience, that while most of the people will not agree with his decision to vote to convict President Trump, some will.
He started by saying his electoral prospects weren’t part of his reason for voting the way he did:
“People in Alabama want somebody who they believe is sincere. They’re not going to agree with everything I do. There’s a lot of people in the state that are not going to agree with this, but I’ve got to tell you, Lawrence, there’s going to be a lot of people that did. There’s a lot of people in the state of Alabama who are not happy with the way things are, and they’re not happy with this particular president.”
Jones went on to state:
“I think people are going to be looking at our votes as votes of conscience. You know, people in Alabama are people of faith. People of Alabama are people of conviction. And they like people that have a conscience, that do what they believe is the right thing, even if they don’t always agree with it.”
I would say by voting this way, both he and our want-to-be Republican Mitt Romney failed to understand, they are not there to vote by their conscience, they are there to represent the people that voted for them.
Sadly this seems to be something that is lost to people when they arrive in Washington.
It seems we republicans seem to continue to fail to understand; the Democrats will say whatever they must to get into office, then it is never “we the people” that they represent, it is the will of the party, we carry little influence in their voting, Jones is only the latest example of this.
The sad thing is, the GOP is very much guilty of this as well, representatives are supposed to do what their name implies, represent, to be the voice of the people. Yet, they get to Washington, and they become the voice of the party, of special interests, or as we saw in some cases the sound of their vindictive spats.
One has to ask, even if we are voting in rejection of a candidate, why would we put in someone like Jones, who in spite of promises of a good game, they show, in the end, they will reject every promise they have made to us voters.