Morning Reads after NH

So a fifth-place finish for Rubio means what? He’s the frontrunner? #Marcomentum. Of the first four primary states, only one has a population that is under 90% white. The U.S. is 77% white. #Representative

  1. The City of Atlanta is safer than it’s ever been with virtually every crime statistic at historic lows–and dropping. 
  2. Granted a lot of that has to do with richer residents moving in but still.
  3. 500 pounds of pot ($1.2 million worth) seized in Gwinnett. 
  4. But all the drugs/crime are ITP. Never forget that.
  5. Max Blau on the haphazard ways our esteemed legislature applies tax breaks. 
  6. On bringing healthy foodstuffs, and making them part of diets, in poorer parts of Atlanta. 
  7. The “best reasonable” estimate for how much vacant properties cost Atlanta is $153.2 million–but the true number is likely much higher. 
  8. Grady HS students are idiots.
  9. Australia cuts 110 climate scientists jobs because the scientific debate on climate change is settled. 
  10. Unless you’re a Republican.
  11. Atlanta blues legend Beverly “Guitar” Watkins profiled by Oxford American. 

 

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Davo65
Davo65

Rubio has had the last of his dozen 2nd chances….time to accept Trump as the true standard bearer of the GOP.

The Eiger
The Eiger

If Donald Trump is the standard bearer of the GOP then I guess I’m not longer a republican.

John Konop
John Konop

If it is Bernie/ Hillary verse Trump, you would not vote for the Donald?

The Eiger
The Eiger

Right now? No. And I think there are a lot of people that feel the same way I do. Maybe by November I will change my mind, but I doubt it. I don’t like Cruz but I can vote for him. I don’t think I can vote for Trump.

Teri
Teri

Gwinnett is great, man.

Will Durant
Will Durant

“…investigators got a tip about a suspicious vehicle driving in the Lawrenceville area.”

Uh-huh.

Teri
Teri

“New sh-t has come to light, man!”

John Konop
John Konop

Questions for Both sides;

Dems how does Hillary turn it around? How is Bernie behind Hillary by 8 delegates while blowing her out in NH and having a tie in Iowa? Is the Dem establishment trying to fix the race for Hillary?

GOP how do you stop the Trump train? Is Kasich the last hope for GOP or is he running for VP? Are Rubio and Cruz campaigns DOA?

The Eiger
The Eiger

Yes the Dems are stacking the deck for Hillary to win and Cruz is the only chance I think to keep Trump from being the nominee.

I apologize for the language in the South Park link below but this is exactly how this election is shaping up.

John Konop
John Konop

I agree to a point, but Bart ie Three Jack, made a very valid point on another thread about Cruz, he thinks as people like Christie drop out they trend toward Trump not Cruz. As you know they all hate Cruz, as they drop out I do not see one of them helping Cruz.

The Eiger
The Eiger

That very well may be the case. If that happens then we get Trump as our nominee. A million or two evangelicals stay at home in November and we get President Hillary Clinton for four years. There is a clear path for Trump to become the nominee. His path to the presidency isn’t as clear. He can’t afford to lose women voters by a larger margin than Romney did. He is on the path to lose women voters by twice as much as Romney did. There aren’t enough angry white men in America that hate Mexicans to make up that… Read more »

Calypso
Calypso

Yep.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Not to worry, Eiger. She can’t even beat Sanders and she sure as hell won’t beat the Feds. She will not even be the Dem nominee. She’ll need all of her time to manage her defense fund!

The Eiger
The Eiger

Okay, so we get president Bloomberg.

And Hillary is going to destroy Bernie in South Carolina. What does both Iowa and New Hampshire not have? African American voters in large numbers. When the voting comes south Hillary will destroy Bernie. You are right that the Feds might catch up with Hillary, but just like people have been predicting the demise of Trump (me included) it hasn’t harmed her enough yet to keep her from being the nominee.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Dems have super delegates. They are “party leaders”. Here in Georgia I think there are 9; John Lewis, Hank Johnson, Dubose Porter, etc. They are pretty much “establishment” by definition so yes they are almost all committing to Hillary. I think they can change their mind though if they want.

I bet there are some Republicans who wish they had super delegates right about now.

davidmac
davidmac

They do – but only about 140 out of the 2400 total delegates, compared to 700 of the 4,000 Democratic convention delegates. So much less power.

Ginny
Ginny

The next few days should be interesting as to who drops out/endorses whom. Should we start an office pool?

John Konop
John Konop

Christie called Trump last night, he is looking toward an AG job if Trump wins. As Trump rolls on, he will be holding more cards in my opinion.

Noway2016
Noway2016

The only job Christie gets is to replace Marie Osmond as the Nutrisystem spokesperson.

Ellynn
Ellynn

I didn’t know you hated Marie Osmond…

Noway2016
Noway2016

God, no, don’t hate her. She’s hot! But she’s skinny now and can move on! LOL!

Ginny
Ginny

Christie just announced he’s out.

Ginny
Ginny

Carly’s out.

Bart
Bart

“Carly’s out.” Makes me a free agent.

She had it going until the factually challenged tirade against Planned Parenthood and picking Univ of Iowa over her alma mater in the Rose Bowl (that’s just dumb). Hopefully she’ll be considered by the eventual nominee as VP or some other cabinet position (Commerce maybe).

Will Durant
Will Durant

At some point we have to strike a balance on judging historic personalities by those considered to be politically correct to current consensus opinions. That balance however has to be tempered with an understanding of the times in which those persons lived and a more holistic view of both the individual and their environment. These children writing this article wanting to rename Grady High School start their article with “Henry Woodfin Grady was a white supremacist.” I could just as easily lead one off with the same on Abraham Lincoln and supply more than just a little evidence to back… Read more »

Will Durant
Will Durant

Somehow editing to add the postscript duplicated the post. I could use an edit to delete this one.
Thanks.