October 26, 2016 5:38 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for 10-26-16 Morning Reads for 10-26-16 By edatlanta Morning Reads 32 Comments In exactly two weeks our national nightmare will end and we will be relieved with–oh… either a Hillary or Trump presidency. Whoo. “Everybody’s Talkin” by Moose…at least this time it is. The city of Boston has chosen to consign itself to the dustbin of history. Remember the massive APS cheating scandal? Well, let’s see what happened to the pupils. Are you one of the 500k people who have voted early? Not even a dozen seats are competitive in the legislature this year. OTP desperately trying to mimic ITP. What is wrong with teachers in Columbus? Coastal Georgia on Lonely Planet’s top 10 regions to visit in 2017. RIP in piece the Murder Kroger. (Murder Kroger and Harambe: the two biggest angels taken in 2016). My boy The Big Aristotle really loves him some doughnuts. Christopher Marlowe finally gets credit for writing Shakespeare. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author edatlanta 32 Comments John Vestal Interview with GSU (the one with football trophies) prof Dr. Amanda Glaze on the challenges of teaching evolution in the South. October 26, 2016 6:30 AM Log in to Reply edatlanta Oh, right. The one we have to be reminded of that: 1) It exists as more than Georgia’s third-most important football team and 2) It’s a school. October 26, 2016 8:14 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Schwwwweeeeet!! And I thought shooting those mechanical ducks at the James Drew county fair was fun! http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/556302/ISIS-Mosul-Sniper-Crackshot-Executioner-Assassination-Killing-Mysterious-Death-Squad-Siege October 26, 2016 7:44 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger Sadly, this does not surprise me at all. http://www.ajc.com/news/local/cops-dekalb-official-admits-crack-use-lies-about-being-held-captive/l3e9PUgY8H5DZX8jC8PKHI/ October 26, 2016 9:33 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Where have I heard of Breedlove before? Name is familiar somehow… October 26, 2016 9:37 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger He has run a number of republican races here in Georgia. Oxendine in 2010 and Barr for Congress in 2014. He has also run quite a few smaller local races as well. October 26, 2016 9:59 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Ok, thanks! Damn, that’s quite a fall. Tough for him undoubtedly. October 26, 2016 10:19 AM Log in to Reply augusta52 Anyone know if SOS (Sec of State) website has data on how many people have voted by county so far in the early-voting process? I keep hearing about overall totals but don’t see anything on there by county. Also, for comparison purposes, listed below (compiled from SOS info) is how Georgia’s 2021 presidential race turned out, based on when people voted: Romney Obama Johnson Advance-in-person 884,185 votes (51.8%) 811,441 votes (47.6%) 10,610 (0.6%) Absentee by mail 122,870 (57.8%) 87,487 (41.1%) 2,338 (1.1%) Provisional Votes 2,419 (26.0%) 6,743 (72.5%) 142 (1.5%) Election Day 1,069,214 (54.3%) 868,156 (44.1%) 32,234 (1.6%) TOTALS: 2,078,688 (53.3%) 1,773,827 (45.5%) 45,324 (1.2%) About half the state’s votes were cast before election day. Combining the early in-person voting and absentees, Romney had a 6-point lead statewide going into election day and won election day voters by 10 points. Average the two leads, and he won by 8 points statewide. October 26, 2016 10:57 AM Log in to Reply augusta52 Mea culpa above—my mis-typing skills—I meant of course 2012 presidential election, not 2021…… October 26, 2016 11:13 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus Oh right! So it IS rigged already! October 26, 2016 1:15 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Quick question: I have already stated after the first debate that Trump will lose by Modalian levels. Assuming that loss happens, how soon will the House try to impeach her for various reasons? October 26, 2016 1:29 PM Log in to Reply The Eiger They won’t becasue republicans will no longer control the House and Senate. October 26, 2016 1:58 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 I think the House stays. You might be right about the Senate. October 26, 2016 3:48 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn House will stay GOP. Senate is a toss up depending if the top of the ticket can stay on topic for more then 36 hours before lunching a self serving tweeter fest or anti-women kind of headlines. (The Kelly interview is trending higher the the ADA rates…just saying) October 26, 2016 3:54 PM Log in to Reply The Eiger We have to lose 30 seats. We have already lost 2 with redistricting in FL (Webster) and Randy Forbes is VA. So we need to lose 28. There are maybe two or three seats that the dems hold that republicans have a shot at, but there are 52 seats that are currently held by republicans that dems are looking to take. That doesn’t mean at all 52 are competitive. If you take out the ones that we are guaranteed to win (Drew Ferguson in Westmoreland’s seat and Liz Cheney in WY) you are left with 40 seats that are truly competitive. Out of those 40 seats that are competitive there are 23 from states that Trump is guaranteed to lose big in (VA, NY, MI, CO, CA among others). As we sit today, I feel that we will lose those 23 seats plus the two I mentioned at the top. Total of 25. So if the republicans hold on to the majority they will only have a 5 seat majority. But my math isn’t counting seats that Trump is putting in play in places like IN, AZ and TX. If the night gets really bad we could easily lose 30 seats. I hate to be doom and gloom about this and pray I’m wrong. But I don’t think I’m wrong. We republicans have made a grave mistake and we are about to see just how bad of a mistake it was in less than two weeks. October 26, 2016 4:27 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta I just want to see Issa lose. If that happens, I will be happy. Its rated as toss up right now October 27, 2016 12:16 PM Benevolus It’s probably true that the Deplorable Leadership will choose to spend millions of dollars scanning Pinterest, Facebook, and who knows what else looking for some ambiguous comment or picture around which they can create a narrative to entertain themselves instead of having to look at budget numbers and stuff. October 26, 2016 2:40 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus Seriously though, I would like to think that Paul Ryan would quit before going down that road. October 26, 2016 2:48 PM Log in to Reply xdog If Ryan quits, it’s next man up. No difference. October 26, 2016 5:50 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus If Ryan tries to steer the House away from this and loses that fight, I will get on board the “GOP is dead” train. October 27, 2016 12:20 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn First, she has to do something that can be proven as impeachable beyond all doubt. Anything short of full treason (like they have pictures of her handing over the location of troops to the leaders of ISIS and the DNA and fingerprints to go with it, your going to annoy 3/4 of the country who does not think like you (remember Congress has a lower approval rating then the IRS). They start wasting time on that instead of handling the job market and the Mideast, it’s not going to look pretty for the boys and girls under the capital dome. Even if the House impeaches (GOP will hold the majority), they have to vote her out in the Senate. If the GOP wants the Senate back (if they do lose it), they will want to have the dems on record as voting no so when they get it back in 2018 (which they will if you look at the 33 up for election) they can try for a super majority of 60 GOP members. Plus if they succeed, Kaine is then president. He has a better chance of holding the White house in 2020 then Hillary does. Image if he adds Warren, Feingold (who will win WI back in two weeks) or a some other up and coming Dem. In short, a waste of time and money, makes the GOP outlook for a win in 2020 harder and for what, just so Jason Chaffetz can say “gotcha”? The people who hate her will still hate her and keep whining about the next dem in line until the GOP takes back the White House. October 26, 2016 3:48 PM Log in to Reply davidmac Ellynn, a minor correction: >super majority of 60 GOP members. This is merely the Senate rule for filibuster numbers. The supermajority required for removal subject to impeachment is two-thirds of the membership, i.e. 67. October 26, 2016 3:57 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn I was going for the filibuster 3/5th there. The 2/3rd vote for implementing an impeachment would be very difficult to get and then hold. Just like the 2/3rd vote by congress and 3/4th of the states ratifying an amendment is difficult. Since it takes an amendments to “abolish” another amendment (see 18th & 21st). October 26, 2016 4:20 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus If the Dems take the Senate and the House even starts hinting at the ”I’ word, poor old Garland’s nomination is withdrawn and somebody like Loretta Lynch gets the nod, then RBG retires and they go all liberal for that seat too. If yet another seat comes up then maybe Garland gets that call. You wanna play hardball? Who would be Senate Majority leader? Dick Durbin? October 26, 2016 5:34 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Obama for SCOTUS!!! I think majority leader goes to Schumer, if I’m remembering correctly. October 26, 2016 5:43 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Schumer is in line to follow Reed as the Dem leader. October 26, 2016 6:36 PM ScottNAtlanta Can you imagine the heads that would explode if Obama was on the SCOTUS…it would be fun to watch October 27, 2016 12:19 PM xdog “First, she has to do something that can be proven as impeachable beyond all doubt.” Such as lying under oath, or if you prefer, falling into a perjury trap? I don’t believe it. If they want to, they will. October 26, 2016 5:52 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn That will only go so far as getting her to a Senate trial that does not have 67 votes to get her out of office. If the goal is ONLY to impeach her and give her some more footnotes in history… sure that could happen. Beside wasting time, money and making the majority of the GOP feel better, what does it get anyone? More grid lock and bi-partisan hating? A congressional approval rating lower the 17%? It won’t turn over any of the keynotes conservative want destroyed. It won’t change what the the dems want or make the SCOTUS more conservative, and it won’t lower taxes, kill the Department of Ed. or lower the debt. SO what is the end game? Besides making her look even worse then she most likely is while in all likelihood making congress seem more petty then it already is? October 26, 2016 6:33 PM Log in to Reply xdog I agree that it would be short-sighted and inept to do so, but Clinton-hatred runs deep. Jason Chaffetz is already talking about hearings (on what I’m not sure but does it really matter?), and he’ll have plenty of help. I don’t trust the gop House to act rationally as long as the freedom caucus calls the shots. October 26, 2016 6:47 PM Ellynn The question comes down to what’s more important the GOP house, their hatred of one person or the back lash by the general public. They tick off enough people at even the state levels, and the districts could start going for the Dem just in time for the 2020 redistricting. October 26, 2016 7:06 PM Will Durant I find the requirement of baksheesh to be paid to a third party in order to gain an audience with a 19th century Ottoman Caliph US Secretary of State to be more than a bit foreboding. If policies like this along with the above-the-law attitude exhibited with the private email continue into her presidency then some impeachable moments could be on the horizon. Face it, the SoS job with a built in grooming for this run was agreed to 8 years ago and she blew it. This is a weak candidate beating a non-candidate, Short of an potential invasion of both the Saudis and Iranians the Republicans should not jump on impeachment but just concentrate making her a one-term President and running an actual viable candidate in 4 years. October 26, 2016 9:18 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.