January 22, 2016 6:30 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, January 22, 2016 Morning Reads for Friday, January 22, 2016 By Ginny Morning Reads 9 Comments “It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation, but you can lose it in a minute.” – Will Rogers No bench for you. First boat ramps, now space ports? Court holds up APD body cameras. Legislators ask about steadily increasing tuition. And another one wants the Regents to be elected by … gasp … voters. This sounds like one of those crime shows. Vanishing Britain. Iraq’s oldest Christian monastery destroyed by Daesh. Heh. Oscar “quotas.” Sarah Palin, white courtesy phone, please. Will Rogers is calling. NL designated hitters?!? Say it ain’t so! You’re doing it wrong. Now, who’s going to get blamed? Let’s make the usual MR open thread one for today’s weather stories. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 9 Comments The Eiger I’m going to leave this here and see if any Trump supporters care to read it then say all of the people quoted are fools. This man has to be stopped or we are all going to be in a world of hurt. The people that have been fooled by this charlatan need to wake up. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430126/donald-trump-conservatives-oppose-nomination I’ll highlight just a few of the best paragraphs, but trust me. It’s an interesting and good read. “While conservatives fought against the stimulus, Donald Trump said it was “what we need,” praising Obama’s schemes of “building infrastructure, building great projects, putting people to work in that sense.” While conservatives fought against the auto bailouts, Donald Trump claimed “the government should stand behind [the auto companies] 100 percent” because “they make wonderful products.” While conservatives fought against the bank bailouts, Donald Trump called them “something that has to get done.” Let his reasoning sink in for a second: “[The government] can take over companies, and, frankly, take big chunks of companies.”” – Glenn Beck “Without even getting into his past support for a massive wealth tax and single-payer health care, his know-nothing protectionism, or his passionate defense of eminent domain, I think we can say that this is a Republican campaign that would have appalled Buckley, Goldwater, and Reagan.” – David Boaz “A real conservative walks with us. Ronald Reagan read National Review and Human Events for intellectual sustenance; spoke annually to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Young Americans for Freedom, and other organizations to rally the troops; supported Barry Goldwater when the GOP mainstream turned its back on him; raised money for countless conservative groups; wrote hundreds of op-eds; and delivered even more speeches, everywhere championing our cause. Until he decided to run for the GOP nomination a few months ago, Trump had done none of these things, perhaps because he was too distracted publicly raising money for liberals such as the Clintons; championing Planned Parenthood, tax increases, and single-payer health coverage; and demonstrating his allegiance to the Democratic party.” – Brent Bozell III “I think this is also true of political leaders, including those within the conservative movement. In October 2011, when many of the other Republican candidates were fighting Barack Obama, Donald Trump told Sean Hannity, “I was [Obama’s] biggest cheerleader.” Trump donated to both the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton’s Senate campaign, as well to Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, and other Democrats. In 2011, according to the website OpenSecrets.org, “the largest recipient [of Donald Trump’s political spending] has been the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee with $116,000.”” – Erick Erickson January 22, 2016 9:27 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I get what the National Review is trying to accomplish, but I don’t think its going to work. Eminent domain, support for the Clintons, support for bailouts, the bankruptcies… these things are baked into the cake already. Trump supporters have been hearing about these things for months. They simply. don’t. care. I think the average Trumper supports him because he is against the status quo, not because he has longstanding conservative bona fides. These folks aren’t going to be turned off by a magazine deploring his lack of “longstanding conservative principles.” They’re going to continue to admire the guy for being “strong” and “smart” and “successful.” This article is going to come across as the conservative establishment telling the Trumpers “shut up and fall in line.” I don’t think they’ll go for that. If conservatives wanted to stop the rise of Trump, they would have found better candidates to run against him. January 22, 2016 10:53 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger The average Trump supporter supports him because they are either genuinely stupid or ignorant of the facts. And no, those two things aren’t the same. January 22, 2016 11:41 AM Log in to Reply gcp In terms of political philosophy Trumpet is a populist. His supporters don’t look beyond a few headlines. If they did look beyond the headlines they would find nothing. You can call that ignorance, stupidity or both. January 22, 2016 11:58 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Agreed completely, Eiger. The most concerning thing, if I’m the GOP, is the extent to which Trump has poisoned the well through his attacks on the rest of the field. I don’t think his supporters are going to suddenly migrate to Cruz, Rubio, etc. January 22, 2016 12:41 PM Log in to Reply Davo65 Sounds a lot like what McCain and Romney supporters said of Obama in the past. It’s just another echo off the side of the bubble. January 22, 2016 11:38 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Judge Lopez is an excellent jurist and would have been a tremendous asset to the federal bench. Sen. Perdue is doing some hardcore pandering here, which is disappointing for someone who said he didn’t want to be a “Washington politician.” January 22, 2016 9:49 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker A lot of clarity on Common Core can be gained in this Fortune article: http://fortune.com/common-core-standards/ Georgia is mentioned in lowering the bar in testing, “honesty gap” (and we talk about teacher incentives ?). Red State is mentioned in calling a CC founder a paid pimp. Common Care was cruising along with the states and business leaders until the Feds got to “meddling”. Would common core be the ticket to reverse our deplorable education system if the Feds got out of the way, shut down the DOE, stopped Bureaucratic federalization and let the states agree? January 22, 2016 1:05 PM Log in to Reply Baker I want to talk about “Space ports”. How many states are trying to build a space port? It’s hard to really tell with two minutes of Googling but according to Wiki there are currently 9 private spaceports. That number does not include St. Mary’s or however many others are proposed out there. I’m all for staying ahead of the coming market demand or whatever but…um…I don’t know when the heck these things would actually see an ROI. Seems a little “Go Fish” to me, except likely many more millions wasted. Where are all these people itching to get into space (that can afford it) in South Georgia? January 22, 2016 1:35 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.