Hey everybody, meet David B. Vincent Sr., resident of Georgia, Vermont and candidate for town Selectboard. He’s running against former state representative and senator Carolyn Branagan. And I’m going to take you on a merry tour of his Facebook page. In addition to the usual Trumpster memes, it also features commentaries by Vincent that are so badly written, it’s hard to tell what he meant to say. For instance, I’ve never heard “bitch in a nut” before, but maybe that’s a Franklin County colloquialism.
Before I go on, let me make it clear that the voters of Georgia can elect whomever they want, just as the people of Barre are free to elect Brian Judd and/or Timothy Boltin. But they ought to know what Mr. Vincent gets up to online. It’s not pleasant. Here’s some additional commentary on the subject of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Ooooookay. It’s better for him when he simply posts memes instead of writing for himself.
For those keeping score at home, that image insults one white woman, one Black woman and one Jew. Not that we should impute racism and misogyny to Mr. Vincent, oh no. Probably just a coincidence.
Vincent is not a fringe figure in Georgia. He’s on the town planning commission and the town Board of Civil Authority. He’s mainstream, God help us. Now, maybe he’s got a good sensible head for local affairs and it’s just national politics that drives him round the bend. But his broader political views give me pause.
To judge by the quality of his prose, I’d wonder if the guy can read. Like, read official documents and understand them.
He is, as you’d expect, a fan of President Trump.
Yeah, let’s hope “he comes back into 24.”
Finally, here’s a lovely combo platter of racism, misogyny, trans-bashing and Obama hate.
There’s more, but that’s enough. I have a hard time seeing the good people of Georgia choosing this guy over a former state lawmaker, but then I’m not a close follower of the town’s political scene. Maybe this is the kind of person the voters prefer.
If so, go ahead and vote for him. But I wouldn’t.