Morning Reads — March 2

Ed is on Mr. Trump’s plane, hosing down Chris Christie doing other things this Wednesday, so it’s my job to join you in despair. Ed left us a song.

It doesn’t really convey how I feel either. Try this. Or this. I don’t recommend this.

Super Tuesday

– President Nixon assesses last night the way the architect you fired inspects what used to be a house
– Perhaps the way to keep Trump from happening again is to stop believing in things
– Then again, it’s hard to offer Reaganite solutions when taxes are so low
– Easy as it is to blame Kasich et al. for staying in, they all should. This has to go to the convention.
Alaska!
– You’ll be reading plenty mea culpas
– The Whole Foods/ Cracker Barrel demographics split wildly
– Oh fine, here’s the John Oliver link. But I’m not happy about agreeing.

Georgia
 – For the next week we’ll all be puzzling over this to see how our delegates shake out. Anyone a pledged delegate?
County results
– The SEC set an attendance record last year and the important thing is that we beat Florida
– “Baywatch, the Movie” is casting in Savannah. We’d all audition, but most of us are contractually bound to the georgiapol.com swimsuit calendar
– A medical cannabis bill passed overwhelmingly and no one is happy about it
– Even without Steph Curry, the Warriors beat the Hawks

Stay sane, y’all.

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Pete Gibbons
Pete Gibbons

Senator Bill Jackson of the 24th District announces he will not seek another term in office. I have worked with Senator Jackson on several projects in the Bowman area. I wish him well in retirement.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2016-03-01/sen-bill-jackson-retiring-terms-end#.VtbrpNDsk3U.facebook

Nathan
Nathan

Georgia Republican delegates and alternates will be elected by the districts and state conventions.

Calypso
Calypso

I think a multitude frogs rained down from the skies during last night’s storm. Prophetic.

gcp
gcp

Surprised we did not see Newtie Gingrich giving his support to Trumpet last night. Newtie would love to be Trumpet’s Secretary of State.

Also, it is time for Ga. to go to closed primaries where only registered party members vote in their respective primaries.

Will Durant
Will Durant

As long as the parties’ foot the bill then close ’em. Georgia had a semblance of closed primaries at one point. Daddy Gene Talmadge took it all the way to the Supreme Court to keep it that way too. He lost and black Democrats got to vote in the primaries, though admittedly they had to surmount a few other hurdles.

As long as the taxpayers are footing the bill then all of the state primaries should be NONPARTISAN.

Noway2016
Noway2016

That’s how they got rid of McKinney. Keep ’em!

Will Durant
Will Durant

They also got us Lester Maddox.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Something about “will of the people” comes to mind.

Will Durant
Will Durant

No, the will of the people that year was Bo Callaway. But if Georgia had held nonpartisan primaries with top two going to the general election then the will of the people would have been met.

Noway2016
Noway2016

No, Will, the will of the people was Lester. Mischief is also covered!

Will Durant
Will Durant

Bo Callaway received more popular votes than Lester. Because Ellis Arnall lost to Lester in the Democratic Primary due to crossover votes from Republicans thinking Maddox was the weaker candidate. (Idiots like me for example.) Arnall received enough write in votes from Democrats who couldn’t stomach Maddox to keep Callaway at a plurality rather than a majority so under the laws then in place the legislature gave the Governorship to Maddox even though he had less votes.

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

I always wonder what sort of place Georgia would now be if Callaway had been governor. More progressive? Less backwards thinking? Business boom started even earlier?

xdog
xdog

That Dick Nixon fellow is a pretty good analyst.

On to Cleveland.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

My coffee clatch spitting moment this A M was the rare few democrats cackling over how Hillary had it locked up so they went to the polls checked the R and voted for Trump as H would make short work of him.

Doubt that turned any tide but would like to get a count of D to R, didn’t think they could switch back but….

Noway2016
Noway2016

Let them cackle. See how they laugh when she’s endicted!!! 2,000 classified emails will result, at the very least, a negligent handling charge.

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

I am reminded of that classic song from a recent movie, Let it go. Let it go.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Noway,
You trust the FBI that much and the AG to go for it ?

Noway2016
Noway2016

I do…

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

When I saw Rubio on Monday night TV ranting about the size of Trump’s hands, I figured he’d lost his mind. Turns out he must have seen some tea leaves about how he’d fare yesterday.

Noway2016
Noway2016

With respect, Rubio won a teensy caucus last night. Those who read anything really encouraging about that are looking at him with your beer-goggles on. Trump will skunk him in his own back yard in two weeks!

Ellynn
Ellynn

“the way the architect you fired inspects what used to be a house”… Why you hating on the architects?

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

I cant believe you linked to a Megan McArdle piece. She is by far the worst, most dishonest journalism has to offer. She can single handed make a premise…then give numerous examples of it being wrong only to conclude, of course, it was right. If you doubt me…check for yourself

http://shameproject.com/profile/megan-mcardle/