Morning Reads – Thursday, April 20, 2017

On this date in 1972, the manned lunar module from Apollo 16 landed on the moon.

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Jimmy Carter

Sweat Tea

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Benevolus
Benevolus

Sweat Tea. Hmm. Is that a South Georgia thing?

John Vestal
John Vestal

C’mon. He only needs to open the home slate with wins over Appy State and Samford to get back to a better winning % at Sanford than Paul Johnson.

drjay
drjay

oh come on, you are not one of those folks that actually thinks we landed on the moon are you?

John Vestal
John Vestal

Apollo 16, commanded by the greatest astronaut of all time (and still the only one to smuggle a corned beef sandwich into space).

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

So will Handel receive Log Cabin Republicans’ endorsement?

xdog
xdog

Quick, check the membership rolls.

David C
David C

Not sure that having Paul Ryan of 30-50 National Approval with you on the stump is an asset for you: http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/paul-ryan-favorable-rating

Beyond the toxicity with swing voters, I would guess that the non-Handel supporting parts of the 6th that she needs to bring into the fold are also not Ryan supporters. And bringing Ryan with you on the stump binds you to his healthcare bill that everybody, Dems, Indies, and GOPers alike hated.

The Eiger
The Eiger

I’ll remind my liberal friend that your team governed so well that they lost to Donald Trump. That’s going to be my go to talking point with you.

Paul Ryan is going to the 6th to raise money for Karen. You don’t turn that down.

The Eiger
The Eiger

I will and next week will be great when the AHCA passes.

Ellynn
Ellynn

https://www.axios.com/moderates-conservatives-have-a-new-trumpcare-plan-2370130250.html

When I saw this headline this morning my first thought was ” oh #&%$#*& – the guys will be at each other again next week…

I don’t even get a few days before yousto start… Sigh.

The Eiger
The Eiger

We have already hammered out our differences so there is no need to go through it again. We will never agree on this. The article doesn’t mention community rating, but I believe there will be changes to that as well.

The Eiger
The Eiger

We tried your way. It clearly did not work. Now we are going to try face tattoos. That’s fine by me.

Ellynn
Ellynn
The Eiger
The Eiger

I may not be next week, but it will happen. They really need to pass a CR first then do the AHCA. They could try to tie them together, but I think that would be a terrible idea.

David C
David C

He doesn’t have to be in the 6th to raise money for her, especially as his SuperPAC has already been napalming Ossoff for a month. You don’t have to ‘turn down’ the money but you also don’t have to bring him to town to get it unless you want to show him off. But with AHCA disliked and getting worse, bringing him around for a dog and pony show isn’t great politics.

The Eiger
The Eiger

Paul Ryan actually polls relatively well in the 6th. He does not hurt her. You think he does, because you don’t like him or her. Paul Ryan going to the 6th is not to get David C to vote for Karen Handel. It’s to help energize the base (a base that actually likes Paul)

Benevolus
Benevolus

Paul Ryan to energize the base? He doesn’t strike me as the “base energizing” kind of guy.

I think if the GOP wants to energize the base they should bring Pelosi!

The Eiger
The Eiger

Taking advice from a democrat on what energizes the republican base probably isn’t smart, but you are correct that if Ossoff brings Pelosi, Bernie or Warren to the 6th he will be killing his campaign. He’s a smart campaigner and unfortunately won’t make that mistake.

Benevolus
Benevolus

No I think Handel should dare Pelosi to come!
Why am I saying this? Shut up B!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Speaking of endorsements, don’t forget that Trump is coming to town to speak to the NRA next week. Trump, given his childlike impulse control, very likely will speak and/or tweet his support of Handel while he’s in town, even if the Handel campaign would rather he not. The high GA-6 level of education probably correlates with relatively low support for the NRA within the GA-6 GOP—I figure GA-6 to be the least supportive of NRA of all GOP CDs in Georgia. GA-6 Republicans and independents are likely notably cooler on other issues commonly used to drive GOP turnout, such as… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

Ryan can hang out in the GA -6, but can’t hold a town hall in his own district… Granted, a gun stealing manifesto writing Ryan hating psychopath was roaming around Janesville the first 4 days of the House recess, but he could have gone to Kenosha with the President last Thursday, or held an event in Racine.

blakeage80
blakeage80

So what’s up with Georgia Gwinnett College and that student sharing the Gospel? I skimmed the filing and it sounds like something from the USSR.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

I think I can say with about 99% certainty there will be no healthcare bill. It blows my mind that they are stupid enough to keep trying and keep it in the news cycle. People woke up to the fact that it wasn’t about healthcare but about the tax cuts so they could cut them further with tax “reform” (reform being the most over used word in DC these days because the term cuts doesnt play so well). The more they try the more the push up the positives for the ACA. Its not so easy when the Obama boogy… Read more »