Morning Reads — August 29

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Saltycracker
Saltycracker

At this stage of the Presidential situation what do registered Republican bloggers expect to accomplish by constantly posting bashings of Trump and Pence ? Burning the house down is not the road to a fresh start.

There are a lot of serious GOP issues to keep on the table and work for.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

And their being associated with Trump is subject damaging them all.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

They can stick to GOP issues as being back handed associated with Clinton is flat creepy.

Benevolus
Benevolus

The house is already fully involved and at this point Trump probably has more incendiary material than you have fire hoses.

gcp
gcp

Isakson is running for senate so it is correct for him not to talk about Trumpet if he chooses not to. Let Warnock and the other dems scream all the want. Does Warnock ever talk religion in his church or does he just talk politics?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I had berated Kemp recently for not having placed constitutional amendments on the SoS website. The reason he couldn’t do so was that the Gov, Lt Gov and a third member of the General Assembly (Speaker?) hadn’t completed concoction of the misleading wording that is characteristic of the presentation of Constitutional amendments on Georgia ballots. The preamble concocted by the three to the wording in the General Assembly legislation for a Constitutional Amendment allow state takeover of failing schools…… “Provides greater flexibility and state accountability to fix failing schools THROUGH INCREASING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT”. (my capitalization). An unelected state bureaucrat choosing… Read more »

Bart
Bart

The last few weeks have seen many criticisms of Trump’s campaign entourage while glossing over those in the Clinton camp. Now this – http://nypost.com/2016/08/29/huma-abedin-says-shes-leaving-anthony-weiner/

One has to question the character of a person who would stay with a douchebag like Weiner. And you have to wonder how much this unhinged idiot heard from his wife before she finally got a clue and left him today. One more area of concern that should cause voters to question the leadership, temperament and character judging ability of HRC.

The Eiger
The Eiger

Or question the character of a man who would cheat on multiple wives always with a younger hotter one. Oh…. wait….. that’s Trump. But he gets a pass becasue he’s a man right? You are so blinded by partisanship you have gone full stupid. A man can cheat on his wife, but how dare a women try to work on her marriage with her husband? How dare she try to keep her family together. You truly have lost what little respect I still had for you. This election is about Hillary and Trump. Not Huma and her ass of a… Read more »

gcp
gcp

One would also have to ask why Hilly stayed with the amoral Billy all these years?

bethebalance
bethebalance

perhaps the marital bonds of forgiveness and strength, and good moral character and judgment?

gcp
gcp

Or perhaps Hilly’s political ambition.

bethebalance
bethebalance

probly all of the above

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

No, I could not say that it would be reasonable to question the character of someone who tried to hold a marriage together. Especially after they had a child together.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

So we should question Hillary Clinton’s “leadership, temperament, and character judging ability” because one of her long-time staffers dared try and make her marriage work despite repeated instances of public humiliation? Charlie, I know you want all sides to get a voice here on GaPol, but are the ranks of Trump supporters so thin that Bart is honestly the best the site could come up with? Bart, if we’re going to judge candidates based on the marriages of their senior campaign staff, I’d still prefer Huma “I have a small child and want to keep my family together” Abedin over… Read more »

Bart
Bart

You got it ACP. If you’re going to question Trump based on those around him, then by all means we should examine the people closest to Hillary. And nobody is closer than Carlos Danger’s estranged wife.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

And what, pray tell, did she do wrong? I thought Conservatives were all about the “sanctity of marriage.” You’re a pretty sad excuse for a troll, Bart. At least Konop took the time and effort to write treatises full of argumentative fallacies.

Bart
Bart

There you go ACP, trying to accomplish the impossible, thinking. The ‘sanctity of marriage’ was broken about the time 50% of all heterosexual marriages ended in divorce so save me the standard dem soundbite replies. Most folks I know find actions taken by HRC and her gang to be reprehensible and Huma has been a constant companion for all the shenanigans. So if we are going to criticize Trump for hiring certain people to help with his campaign, I believe it is only fair to examine those around Hillary with the same microscope. CGI, CF, Teneo Group, etc. all have… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

my guess is the sanctity of marriage was relevant to Huma, and Anthony was lying about his activities to her. so, to say the relationship should be questioned is to say that marital motives and decisions matter. is there a suggestion that something beyond love- like payoffs – are involved in their marital decision? that it was politically easier to stay than to go? the decision to separate was probly even harder for Huma, knowing the political scrutiny she and her candidate are under. but it appears undoubtedly the right thing to have done. why put lemon juice on the… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I only mentioned Steve Bannon’s proclivity for domestic violence as a means of showing how it’s nonsensical and unfair it is to judge a candidate based on the marriages of their campaign staff. I still fail to see how Huma Abedin’s marriage has anything to do with anything related to this campaign. As for “leaving her young child alone with a pervert like Carlos Danger,” I’d remind you that 1) Mr. Weiner is the child’s father and 2) has no history of inappropriate conduct with children. Anthony Weiner is no different from Roger Ailes, who, unlike Mr. Weiner, is actually… Read more »

Bart
Bart

I’ll wrap it up this way. Would you let your young child be alone with Anthony Weiner and a smartphone? If yes, seek help.

Benevolus
Benevolus

And I would say top aides lives are fair game. It’s just that… she did the right thing! She gave him a second chance and he screwed up again so she threw him out. How else is that supposed to play out? She has really been an excellent role model for how to handle that situation (to the extent that we know what all happened).
If you are going to pick on aides’ lives, I’d choose another event or another aide. There’s no smoke here let alone a fire. It’s only the typical conservative obsession with all things prurient.

The Eiger
The Eiger

This is what losing campaigns do when they know they have no hope of winning. Throw around dumb distractions. You still have not addressed my original comment. I wish you would. For now I will leave you with this. Let’s play who said it, Anthony Weiner or Donald J. Trump? Hint the same person said all of these quotes. “You know, it really doesn’t matter what they write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass. But she’s got to be young and beautiful.” “It must be a pretty picture,” he said to her. “You dropping… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

FYI, Washington Post is live streaming Pence rally in Perry GA.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Not quite the Olympics….

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

The EU doesn’t like the way the Irish tax Apple and demand they go get $1.1 billion and send it to Brussels……..US not so thrilled with how the EU wants to tax our corporations either……

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

PS
Now today the news media says the Irish owe 13 billion EU for Apple, a tough number to swallow as I think that is more than the net of what Great Britain’s total payment to Brussels was.

As it gets tight on the Brussels bureaucrats to live their lifestyle it is going to be rough on the remaining players. Unless they are connected to legal doings.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/eu-hand-apple-hefty-irish-tax-bill-sources-070138965–sector.html?ref=gs

gcp
gcp

May be time for Ireland to leave the EU.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Britain’s Petitions Committee meets on Sept 5 to debate.

Scotland would like to head to the EU thinking they could then keep their oil money revenue, crazy, as the EU is ready to suck it up. Then there is China that is already the largest oil operator in Scotland’s North Sea.