Morning Reads – Thursday, October 5, 2017

On this date in 1947, President Harry S Truman held the first televised presidential address from the White House. The subject was the current international food crisis.

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

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Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Nick Ayers has chugged the Kool-Aid and snorted the leftover packets of red powder.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/03/purge-anti-trump-republicans-nick-ayers-243416

Noway2016
Noway2016

You call it Kool aid. It’s simple reality. Squishy Repubs will be primaried. Hard. Swept aside. Don’t need ’em. Don’t want ’em. Good riddance. Tojo’s quote is once again very applicable. Something about the “waking of a sleeping giant…” Traditional Americans are motivated for the first time in decades.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I almost makes sense to favor a split within both Repubs and Dems, resulting in 4 major parties.

Benevolus
Benevolus

What does “Traditional Americans” mean?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

White people.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Europeans who killed the indigenous?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Europeans?! LM-AO!!! Centuries and a half grievances just keep on rising! And The Deplorables gain strength by the millisecond!! ’18 is gonna be an Republican electoral slaughter!!

bethebalance
bethebalance

note to Noway: triggered by “Europeans”.
it’s all funny stuff.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Patriotic folks who appreciate American customs and traditions and are proud of their country. American Exceptionalism! And Andrew, the vast majority of Americans of ALL colors fall into that category!! MAGA!

Benevolus
Benevolus

American Exceptionalism explains a lot.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I like American confidence, but American exceptionalism without American humility is just American arrogance. I would say the primary traits of “traditional” Americans would be hard-working and contentious, with a dash of community love. But questions of patriotism and traditions are always evolving. Conservatives, I assume, don’t like that, while progressives do. It’s not abt patriotism, but definition of it.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Not every Bannon blessed traditional American GOP wining candidate will have the luck to have a Dem who was hated as much as Hillary to run against. The non party fences sitting independents voters both arties need to win go for Squishy Repubs.

Noway2016
Noway2016

But 99 percent of ’18 Dems will be a carbon copy of Ossoff. Hollywood and Lib money will flow like a Houston flood into the Dem campaign……and they.wiil.still.lose.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Someone hasn’t been following along with the 2018 issue of the lib handbook… tsk tsk tsk.

Benevolus
Benevolus

“Optimism about US economy at a high ”
Presumably based on confidence that Congress will be unable to do anything to change the status quo. A poor assumption in my opinion.

evergreentree
evergreentree

Huh? The economy is doing great. Because … it was inherited from Obama. Trump hasn’t passed a single item of his economic agenda. Even if he had, it wouldn’t have had time to take effect yet. (History bears this out … it took about two years for Reaganomics to take effect, and about 18 months for the Clinton economic program to turn things around). The economy began to turn around in mid-2012, which was a major reason why Obama beat Romney, and hit full steam around 2015. All that has happened is that the GOPers who spent 4 years denying… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

I am saying that the economy is doing good and that people in that survey must have confidence that Congress won’t screw that up. I don’ t share that confidence. I think it is highly likely that Congress will screw up this economy. They might not get much else done, but screwing up the economy is the one thing I think enough of them can agree on to get it done!

xdog
xdog
blakeage80
blakeage80

Someone has hacked that survey. Swedish Fish? Eew!

Benevolus
Benevolus

Other states get M&M’s, and Reese’s Cups, and Milky Ways. We get little rubbery Swedish fish. WTF?
Could this become a campaign issue? Which governor will accept the challenge to upgrade Georgia’s candy discernment?

Ellynn
Ellynn

Not that this is factual evidence but the bulk bins of Swedish fishs are always running empty at my local food stores.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I hear 20% of candy buyers are responsible for 80% of Swedish fish purchases. They are all traced to one account at candystore.com.

blakeage80
blakeage80

Agreed! While I wouldn’t support an out right ban on Swedish Fish, I think some form of background check should be implemented so we can keep wife beaters, child molesters, those convicted of crimes involving Swedish Fish and the mentally ill from obtaining them!.

bethebalance
bethebalance

In Brian Kemp link, I don’t remember reading that sub-story abt Brooks County voter drives in 2010. Thanks for the link. I have always seen Mr. Kemp, since he was first elected, as a political animal.

Benevolus
Benevolus

I think of him more like a cardboard cutout of a political animal.

chefdavid
chefdavid