Morning Reads for Friday, June 2, 2017

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Noway2016
Noway2016

Maybe they can give her a double Pulitzer for 2017?
https://www.wsj.com/articles/hillary-lacks-the-remorse-of-conscience-1496359405

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Something we can all agree on: catching the dirtbag that stole a hero’s backpack and wedding ring.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/02/us/portland-stabbing-victim-ring-backpack-stolen/

Noway2016
Noway2016

+10000 Drew!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

“Drain the swamp” perhaps more than any other phrase exemplifies GOP gullibility, or simply not giving a damn. Trump signed an executive order saying former lobbyists couldn’t work for the WH on issues they’d lobbied on in recent years. Trump so far has granted 16 such waivers. Examples are oil and gas company and coal company ex-lobbyists overseeing the White House office in charge of rolling back environmental rules, an ex-Fidelity Investment tax and retirement policy lobbyist serving as special assistant to the president for tax and retirement policy, and now Steve Bannon’s apparently retroactive waiver allowing him to talk… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Thanks for the “Sit on the fence forever….” link. The woman of the story mentioned being “overwhelmed” during a visit to a church. Truly inspiring on this Friday.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The GOP’s desperation concerning GA-6 is palpable. Kathy Griffin two months ago once tweets support for Ossoff, and makes a video in extremely poor taste a few days ago that she repudiates in less than 7 hours after it went on-line. The Congressional Leadership fund makes this ad (warning graphic). https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/06/01/gop-super-pac-tries-to-tie-georgia-democrat-to-kathy-griffin/?utm_term=.2a3b2a4156b0 How about an ad or flyer with a date caption showing Gianforte body slamming someone side by side with showing Handel with Congressman-elect Gianforte only days after the slam raising money for her election. Ossoff repudiated Griffin. Handel welcomed Gianforte. Because for Handel, embracing the support of the violent… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Desperation? Hardly. They were given the perfect gift in Kathy Griffin and her antics! The RNCC should send her some roses!

Noway2016
Noway2016

That ad should be played on an endless loop. Trump supporters are gonna storm the poles to make sure Karen wins. Thanks, Kathy! What a dumba$$.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

1) I don’t think that many people actually know who Kathy Griffin is. If Ted Nugent ranting about killing Obama and Hillary didn’t drive turnout, I doubt the actions of another z-list celebrity will.

2) This isn’t the kind of ad you run if your polling shows you ahead or even.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Respectfully to you. You’re right they might not have known her before but surely do now. That pic is a devastating unforced error. It’s just too much of a gift not to use, regardless of polling results. It’s a Willie Horton type of visual, if you will, without a racial component.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

But how does the image link back to Ossoff?

The ad says she’s an “Ossoff supporter” (I guess because she tweeted about him once), but most voters know that the actions of “supporters” do not equal the actions of the candidate. After all, the guy just elected President had the vocal and enthusiastic support of neo-Nazis. Voters were clearly able to separate the actions of supporters from those of the candidate.

I will defer to your knowledge of the mind of Trump voters, but this is just a bad ad.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Bingo. She’s an Ossoff supporter. And more importantly – a Trump hater, who showed a bloody, severed head of The Big Guy. Any Trump supporter, who’s been on the sidelines actually working and taking care of his family since the election and had maybe taken a bit of a break from politics, —well, they aren’t so asleep any more. Yamamoto could not have awakened a “sleeping electorate” any more effectively. Thank you, Kathy Griffin!

chefdavid
chefdavid
Noway2016
Noway2016

Expect a RNC commercial using this info to link Ossoff to ISIS for his Al Jazera connections. Fair? Nope. But I expect it anyway…

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Popcorn: what are those mayors like NYC and Atl hyperventilating over the Paris Accord planning ? To enforce, stop production, for emissions that will be lowered but not enough (25% plus), send the other nations billions to help them, not permit coal generated electricity before it can be replaced ?

More importantly what is Ossoff, who is so upset, planning…..? Close or require Paris accord levels on those auto plants and power plants in Ga?

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

PS Trump isn’t going to stop states like CA from higher standards – so rally round Ossoff and Reed who will fight for Paris in GA

chefdavid
chefdavid

The queen said when she got the nomination the demoncratic party was broke all its data sucked and she had to put a bunch of her money into it to fix it. 1. see where democratic policies get you. Broke, and the books are all messed up. 2. How does that wealth redistrubution feel hillary?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Per noted policy wonk Paul Ryan, the House GOP will start dismantling banking regulations next week.

Eiger, if you want to get a head start on telling me why this is a work of understated genius by Paul Ryan and Jeb Hensarling, here’s your chance.

Noway, I’m sure you are more than willing to chime in on how rolling back consumer protections, removing nearly all regulations from payday lenders, and making life easier for the folks at Goldman, JPMorgan, and the other big banks is all part of Trump keeping his promise to the common man.

The Eiger
The Eiger

I’m not sure why you feel the need to constantly take jabs at Paul Ryan. You seem to have some type of man crush on him. There are many things you can say about him, but dumb isn’t one of them. Congressman at 30. What have you done?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I have a strong dislike for Paul Ryan because his policies are not only damaging to hard working Americans but are also unworkable from a budgetary standpoint. He lies, routinely and without remorse, about the impacts of his policies as well as the realities of existing programs. I use the word “lie” because the only other explanation is that he’s been freebasing Milton Friedman for so long it has eliminated his ability to think outside of a very narrow conservative viewpoint. Having read a number of his budgets and position papers, I’ve come to the conclusion that he is nowhere… Read more »

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

Ummm…I’d venture to guess its because he is a fraud. He isnt “smart” except in the self promotion department. His ideology is wrong (it never adds up and relies on demonstrably false data sets). His policy is in conflict with the vast majority of Americans (if they actually knew what it was…he is good at keeping them at arms length on that).
In short, Paul Ryan is a snake oil salesman…buy at your own peril.
(fyi I am WELL over 30)

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Hey, but Ryan can run a three hour marathon. He said so himself.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Point of Personal Privilege, if I may: my grandfather was the commanding general of Wright Patterson AFB back in the ’50’s. He swept all of the predatory financial trash out of and surrounding that base back then. I have a genuine soft spot for those who destroy predators of all sorts. And no, he did not personally supervise the Alien Autopsy Film, purportedly shot at said base around the same time.

Ellynn
Ellynn

With a NORAD center? My dad’s older brother was some sort of field tech for one of the air divisions there from 57-59.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Unsure about any Norad connection, but he was the CO there for about five years.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Cool stuff, Noway. And I totally believe he wasn’t involved with aliens. wink wink

Noway2016
Noway2016

Lol!

Noway2016
Noway2016

Prayers for London…