Open Thread | The Ohio-11 Special Election

Congratulations to Shontel Brown, who has defeated Nina Turner in the Democratic Party Primary to replace Marcia Fudge, who became Secretary of HUD.

I, and other Democrats from around the country, felt that the people of Ohio-11, should be represented by an ACTUAL DEMOCRAT.

And, not someone who had spent all her time since 2015, disrespecting the Democratic Party.

That they deserved better than someone who wouldn’t say that they proudly voted for our Party Standard Bearers in 2016 and 2020.

That they deserved better than someone, if she had won, would have spent all her time on television denigrating and disrespecting the Democratic Party. They deserved better than someone who was auditioning to add herself to The Squad.

Yes, real Democrats deserved someone who wanted to work WITH the Biden Administration.

And, they will get that with Shontel Brown.👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿


We see them and their insults. And, they wonder why Black voters pay them no mind.😠😒

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35 Responses to Open Thread | The Ohio-11 Special Election

  1. Tyren M says:

    Good afternoon 3Chics!

    I just dropped by to send love and light to you all and send prayers for SG2’s continued recovery.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Amazing 😳😳

    #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) tweeted at 6:50 AM on Fri, Aug 06, 2021:

    @GableSteveson grabs the GOLD as time expires. #TokyoOlympics

  3. rikyrah says:

    We need to win this seat

    The Philadelphia Inquirer (@PhillyInquirer) tweeted at 7:45 AM on Fri, Aug 06, 2021:
    U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb, a Democrat who gained prominence in 2018 with a long-shot victory in Western Pennsylvania Trump country, launched his Senate campaign Friday morning. @JonathanTamari previews how Lamb’s bid could change the race.

  4. rikyrah says:

    Love her 🥰🥰

    On Her Turf (@OnHerTurf) tweeted at 7:40 AM on Fri, Aug 06, 2021:
    ALLYSON FELIX HANGS ON FOR BRONZE🥉 A reach for the finish will put her on the podium once again and we are nothing short of star-struck 🤩 #TokyoOlympics

  5. rikyrah says:

    Hansi Lo Wang (@hansilowang) tweeted at 1:35 PM on Thu, Aug 05, 2021:
    BREAKING: Redistricting data from the 2020 census will be released on Aug. 12, the Census Bureau says, after months of delays caused by the pandemic and Trump officials’ interference with the count’s schedule

  6. rikyrah says:

    Juan Melli (@juanmelli) tweeted at 0:21 PM on Wed, Aug 04, 2021:
    “You are the ultimate knuckleheads and because of what you’re saying, people are losing their life”

    Preach @GovMurphy

  7. rikyrah says:

    💛🐝⚖️ Kenneth of House Pfizer™💉, 1st of His Name (@Needle_of_Arya) tweeted at 7:05 AM on Thu, Aug 05, 2021:
    A striking moment for me was watching all the unspoken subtext flying about amongst men of various races & backgrounds over Black Lives Matter protests & anthem kneelings. Nearly all of the white men opposed it and were trying to stil be friends with the Black men who disagreed.

  8. rikyrah says:

    💛🐝⚖️ Kenneth of House Pfizer™💉, 1st of His Name (@Needle_of_Arya) tweeted at 6:56 AM on Thu, Aug 05, 2021:
    It all reminds me why I’ve recently found all sports fandom to be distasteful: it’s all dominated by white men raised to see everything as a 19th century plantation where women and minorities are commodities to be owned & traded about, but otherwise disrespected as human beings.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) tweeted at 6:06 AM on Thu, Aug 05, 2021:
    Dems now have a responsibility to level with the country about how dangerous GOP radicalization has become. Not just on covid. Also on whitewashing 1/6 and helping bad actors weaken faith in our electoral system.

    Dems are moving in that direction. 3/3

  10. rikyrah says:

    Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) tweeted at 6:01 AM on Thu, Aug 05, 2021:
    This proved disastrously wrong. Not only has Trump retained his grip on GOP voters; Republicans have cynically escalated Trump’s project of deliberately stoking cultural conflict around covid with anti-vax and anti-mask derangement. 2/

  11. rikyrah says:

    Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) tweeted at 5:58 AM on Thu, Aug 05, 2021:
    Key context on Biden’s rebuke of GOP governors:

    When Biden took over, his brain trust believed that once Trump faded, a competent covid response could depolarize the country around vaccines and masks. A shared sense of the common good would reemerge. 1/

  12. rikyrah says:

    NewDemocrat4Life (@reesetheone1) tweeted at 4:10 PM on Wed, Aug 04, 2021:
    Calling a older black man Stupid….. changed the race.

    It became personal. Also she had years of bashing dems on tape she couldn’t walk back.

    Talking up being a Obama ally (which she was in 2012) got her best the finish line but…. you can’t diss his VP.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Kathryn Finney (@KathrynFinney) tweeted at 10:33 AM on Wed, Aug 04, 2021:
    Throughout Chicago’s history, the city has been a home for Black entrepreneurs and a hub of innovation and growth for Black enterprises. Check out my piece in @Inc to find out why I’m proud to call #Chicago my home!

  14. rikyrah says:

    John W. Dean (@JohnWDean) tweeted at 0:09 AM on Thu, Aug 05, 2021:
    I have been following GOP authoritarianism for 40 years and they are about to declare (in coded language of course) that they are anti-democracy. Trucker is openly embracing it. Unfortunately, GOP rank and file does not get it! Fox News hates democracy.

  15. rikyrah says:


    Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) tweeted at 6:52 AM on Wed, Aug 04, 2021:
    “It’s not clear who authorized it, since Boebert was not yet a member of Congress and had no official standing in D.C. It’s perhaps even stranger that it occurred on a Saturday night, when the Capitol complex is closed.”

  16. rikyrah says:

    👑 Black Professor 👑 (@WonderKing82) tweeted at 4:24 PM on Wed, Aug 04, 2021:
    I love a whole fucking flex!!!

    “I was going to stay right here in South Carolina minding my business until I got called stupid,”

    – Jim Clyburn

  17. rikyrah says:

    Hell muthaphuckin NO 😡

    Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) tweeted at 3:04 PM on Wed, Aug 04, 2021:
    A group of media organizations have filed a motion to release the identities of the jury in the Chauvin prosecution.

  18. rikyrah says:

    UH UH UH

    Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH
    ·Aug 2
    Adjusted for population
    Florida had 12X as many kids infected as Massachusetts last week
    And Louisiana? About 10X
    So what’s going on?
    None of these kids are vaccinated!
    So why are infection rates so much lower in MA?
    Right, because kids are protected by adults

  19. rikyrah says:

    The Community of Brown Grove vs. Wegmans
    Why African American residents-turned-activists are trying to block a supermarket chain from building a warehouse in rural Virginia

    By Tyrese Coleman with Melody Schreiber
    AUGUST 4, 2021

    The early December skies were foreboding as the protesters shivered in the chill outside a Wegmans grocery store. Still, they marched and held their signs high: “Wetlands over Wegmans,” “Not in my backyard,” “#Save Brown Grove!!!”

    Among them were my cousins Renada Harris, 40, and Bonnica Cotman, 50. I’ve known them all my life, and I had never imagined them as activists, yet here the two sisters were, among the leaders of the group. In the past few months, I’d watched them go all-in trying to save our childhood home, Brown Grove, a historically Black community in Hanover County, Va., about 17 miles north of downtown Richmond. Brown Grove is facing, as they see it, the biggest existential threat of its 150-year history: the construction of a 1.1 million-square-foot, $175 million Wegmans distribution center.

    The group outside the Wegmans store had traveled from a “drive-in” — a sit-in that, because of the pandemic, took place in cars — about 18 miles away at the Brown Grove Baptist Church, the beating heart of the historic neighborhood. Protesters from adjacent communities came, too, including Chris French, an environmental consultant who has helped lead the fight. The group peaked at 75 or so people, the organizers recall, but they were heartened that anyone had braved the cold, covid and the lingering fear — held over from before the civil rights era by many Black residents — of speaking out against White people and the retaliation that could follow.

    “A lot of people in the neighborhood, the older people, they still clean somebody’s house,” says Renada, a hairstylist and owner of a salon with her other sister, Kimberlyn Washington. “Things have not changed that much. They’ve kind of gotten stuck in that realm of ‘better respect those White people.’ ”


    “I’m afraid that if we don’t put a stop to this, Brown Grove is not going to be a place that people who grew up here will want to come back to,” says Bonnica, a lifelong resident and a founding member of the Brown Grove Preservation Group, a collection of concerned individuals. “The community will die.”

  20. rikyrah says:

    Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) tweeted at 10:50 AM on Wed, Aug 04, 2021:
    Clout chasing cash counting Blacktivists chilling in Cabo while their drones do the actual work. So it goes.

    In case you were wondering about the reference:

    Hercules Mulligan’s back b/c that energy is needed (@johnvmoore) tweeted at 11:24 AM on Wed, Aug 04, 2021:
    As the founder of a social justice org is living her best life on an expensive ass yacht in Cabo, w/other stalwarts of wokeness her org is marching on the White House demanding Biden cancel Congresses recess. I will not begrudge folks living their best life, sanctimony however…

  21. rikyrah says:

    Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) tweeted at 10:50 AM on Wed, Aug 04, 2021:
    The most important thing is to understand that the Republican party is the most important institution keeping the country under-vaccinated and thus full of Delta COVID.

  22. rikyrah says:

    Florida Chris (@chrislongview) tweeted at 10:45 AM on Wed, Aug 04, 2021:
    I wish progressives would take last night’s defeat and learn the correct lesson. Pick candidates who have extensive résumés in their Districts. They win because they earned the trust of voters.

    Shontel didn’t win because of PACs.
    She won because she had relationships & receipts.

  23. Liza says:

    “Shontel Brown wins Ohio Democratic primary in show of establishment strength…”

    Yes, that would be the same Democratic Party establishment that gave us power grabbing, attention seeking, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Enemy of Democracy. Maricopa County progressives warned the Democrats about Sinema but Schumer thought she was “the one who could win.”

    The establishment Democrats better get off their a$$es and get some voting rights legislation passed before 2022 or we can plan to lose the House and the Senate and it isn’t going to make any difference who is establishment, who is progressive, who is independent etc… because we will all be LOSERS.

    And, establishment Nancy better stick to her guns and not allow a vote on the “bipartisan” infrastructure bill until the Senate passes the Reconciliation bill. I’m afraid she will be under too much pressure because establishment Joe wants that infrastructure bill passed so he can say he accomplished something.

    Voting rights is more important, more important than anything else that could be accomplished by this administration.

    We are living in the shadow of Trump’s Big Lie and we have 74 million Trump voters who are too stupid to imagine what this country will be like when we lose our democracy. They do not place a value on democracy because they do not understand how their lives would be any different with an authoritarian government. And the one thing they have is a political party, the GOP, that will stop at nothing to take over the entire government. And they are doing it, state by state, and they have got to be stopped.

    But the establishment Democrats are cheering their defeat of a progressive candidate in some congressional district in Ohio, joyful that Bernie got handed a plate of sh!t and isn’t that just the greatest thing because establishment Democrats don’t like Bernie.

    This infighting will get you a Republican House and Senate in 2022 and two years of a lame duck Democratic president. After that, it remains to be seen if Biden could run again and unless things change, Kamala Harris probably couldn’t win. I still haven’t figured out the establishment’s plan for VP Harris but it’s very strange they’ve got her working on immigration where she can only fail and get set up for a sh!tstorm of criticism.

    • Liza says:

      And this right here…..

      “The answer to the so-called progressive leftist Bernie adjacent left tonight is simple.

      Watch how the f*ck you talk about Black folks like Shontel Brown to Black voters. Especially Black Democrats and particularly the Congressional Black Caucus.”

      My answer is watch how you talk to old white ladies who are sick and tired of hearing about children in this country without enough food while billionaires play with “space tourism.” Actually, that’s just one of hundreds of things I’m sick and tired of, but you get the idea.

      Anyone who wants to take me on can give it a try. But I see Bernie as one of the very few legislators who actually wants to do something to alleviate the growing amount of inequality we have in this country and make multi-billionaires pay some taxes.

  24. rikyrah says:


    Craig Wall ABC 7 (@craigrwall) tweeted at 6:47 AM on Wed, Aug 04, 2021:
    BREAKING: Governor Pritzker will be announcing a statewide school mask mandate today, per sources. It will apply to public and private schools, K-12. It is in response to rising Delta cases including in kids, and differing approaches being taken by school districts. @ABC7Chicago

  25. rikyrah says:

    U.S. Navy Nurse Practitioner (ret.) (@USNMedicineCRNP) tweeted at 5:45 AM on Wed, Aug 04, 2021:
    Chance of death in a FULLY vaccinated patient infected with Delta variant : 0.0029%

    Chance of death in a UNVACCINATED patient infected with Delta variant : 5.22%

    1800x higher.

    THAT is your answer.

  26. rikyrah says:

    BlackWomenViews Media (@blackwomenviews) tweeted at 0:44 AM on Wed, Aug 04, 2021:
    At some point *progressives* are gonna have to figure out shit that plays well on brogressive Twitter doesn’t sit right with Black voters. But keep treating Black voters/electeds with contempt. Also primary results are VERY different when opponents compete & decent turnout

  27. rikyrah says:

    Fenty Headlines (@FentyHeadlines) tweeted at 6:03 AM on Wed, Aug 04, 2021:
    Rihanna is “the wealthiest female musician in the world and second only to Oprah Winfrey as the richest female entertainer.” ~ Forbes

  28. rikyrah says:

    How about some leadership and don’t go about having policies in place that will KILL CHILDREN 😡😡

    The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) tweeted at 5:54 AM on Wed, Aug 04, 2021:
    Arkansas banned mask mandates. As schools get ready to reopen, the governor says he regrets signing the law.

  29. rikyrah says:

    Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) tweeted at 5:45 AM on Wed, Aug 04, 2021:
    Nina Turner lost because the voters in #OH11 clearly preferred another Democratic candidate. Too bad she didn’t have enough class to concede with dignity. Not terribly surprising.

  30. rikyrah says:

    Ehren (@CampArlington) tweeted at 8:49 PM on Tue, Aug 03, 2021:
    It’s was an honor to watch @SashaBeauloux work as tirelessly as she did to raise money for Shontel Brown’s campaign. When in doubt look to powerful, kind, loving, wise Black women. Trust them. Always.

  31. rikyrah says:

    Ted Tatos (@TedTatos) tweeted at 10:33 AM on Tue, Jun 22, 2021:
    If you’re wondering how the NCAA lost 9-0 at the Supreme Court despite having an army of highly-paid economists at its disposal, here’s an example of the type of “expert” opinion one of their antitrust economists offered (at $1,100/hour).

  32. rikyrah says:

    Rugged Amethyst #TexasBorn #CaliBred (@groove_sdc) tweeted at 9:54 PM on Tue, Aug 03, 2021:
    This race was not a test run for Democratic Black leadership but an exposé on the lack of it on the progressive left. Y’all let these white and non-Black folks talk about us like dogs and then when ya’ll needed us you ran up in a Black district like you had pull. You don’t. #OH11

  33. rikyrah says:

    👑 Black Professor 👑 (@WonderKing82) tweeted at 10:14 PM on Tue, Aug 03, 2021:
    I said on November 9, 2016, I will never extend my hand out to anyone who violated Hillary Clinton.

    I was waiting for years to get Nina Turner back, and look at God, won’t she do it?

    Y’all thought Nina Turner was a problem for Democrats before, you aint see anything yet.

  34. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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