Morning Reads for Tuesday, December 12

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Noway2016
Noway2016

Ok. Final prediction: Who wins and by what percentage? I had said Jones by 5 but with Obama making those robocalls, it ticks off the Good ol’ Boys and Jones wins by only 2 in a squeaker.

Gregs
Gregs

Roy Moore by 7%. He would have won by 10% but for the accusations. Alabama’s voters love corruption and controversy because they see it as poking the rest of the nation in the eye not as holding the state back from the 21st century. “With Robert Bentley’s resignation as governor, Alabama’s history of top elected officials who have had their careers end because of scandal continues. In the past 25 years, three governors have faced criminal charges during or soon after their terms of office, and a speaker of the House was forced out after convictions on a dozen ethics… Read more »

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

…but then Steve Bannon went on to say that Joe Scarborough was unintelligent unlike himself who went to Harvard…problem was Joe went to the University of Alabama…roll tide!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Pump the breaks. Bannon went to Virginia Tech,* which is a fine school, but not so vastly superior to Alabama that he’s earned the right to dump on Scarborough.

*Yes, I’m aware Bannon has a master’s from Georgetown and an MBA from Harvard. I guess all that education couldn’t save him from turning into a slovenly, wife-beating, anti-Semite.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

AL voters are too smart to let the media & Estab Repubs & Dems tell them how to vote. I hope the spirit of Lynyrd Skynyrd is alive/well in AL. “A southern man don’t need them around anyhow & Watergate does not bother me, does your conscience bother you, tell me true?@MooreSenate— Jerry Falwell (@JerryFalwellJr) December 12, 2017

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If you needed more proof that Jerry Falwell is an absolute moron. Dude doesn’t even understand the lyrics to Sweet Home Alabama.

Noway2016
Noway2016

So, what’s your prediction?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Moore by 2. Alabama is one of the few states capable of electing a child molester over a Democrat.

Btw… “Roy Moore can’t be a child molester because I went to a brothel full of child prostitutes with him and we left before having sex with them.”

The Eiger
The Eiger

You are probably right. I hope you are wrong and Jones wins. I am so ashamed and embarrassed to be associated with republicans right now. Because of the water wars and other reasons I have never been a fan of Senator Shelby, but I have a new respect for the guy after he came out against Moore.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

My prediction is that Moore wins. There is a small but significant minority of Republicans that are too ashamed to admit even to pollsters that they prefer child molesters to Democrats.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Leave no doubt, this election is critical for the GOP policy agenda. Losing a Republican seat in the Senate could, in all likelihood, kill the Republican tax plan. Corker is already a “no.” Collins is back on the fence after the Freedom Caucus tore up the concessions made to her in the Senate bill. This is the reason the RNC has turned the spigots back on for Moore. It’s the reason Trump is outright campaigning for him. It’s the reason McConnell, Ryan, Isakson, Perdue, etc. are supporting him. Like I’ve said a thousand times at this point, the GOP thinks… Read more »

The Eiger
The Eiger

“There’s always room for you on the dark side, Eiger.” Thanks for the offer, but I’ll pass. I’ll take a seat on the sidelines for a little while until I can jump back into then arena. I’m tired of defending others. If I get back in it will be defending my own beliefs.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

…and I believe many will vote for write ins. That will be the make or break if republicans write in someone else…like Nick Saban

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend Julia Ioffe’s latest in the Atlantic:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/01/putins-game/546548/?utm_source=atltw

Great exploration of Russia’s involvement in the U.S. election from the Russian perspective.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The Republican President says he’ll speak to promote GOP tax legislation tomorrow. It’s appropriate to review his prior lies to understand the context of tomorrow’s lies: Trump: “I’m doing the right thing and it’s not good for me, believe me. … We are also repealing the alternative minimum tax, or AMT.” No AMT would have reduced Trump’s 2005 tax bill from $36.5 million to $5.3 million, based on the leaked return. (Trump indeed has been ’s been way too generous, including taxes paid, for his own good. We’ve got years of tax returns to prove it.) Trump: “To protect millions… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Dave, this is a profoundly stupid man who spends 4-8 hours of his day watching cable news. He doesn’t read briefing materials. Heck, he hardly reads at all. He hydrates via Diet Coke (seriously, 12 Diet Cokes a day, that’s insane). His diet consists of KFC, McDonald’s, burnt steak, mashed potatoes with “turrets” of gravy, and desserts with two scoops of ice cream. Do you honestly expect him to have any grasp of tax policy? Moreover, do you honestly expect him to know enough about this bill and tax policy to lie about it in a convincing manner? He’s not… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Lol! Lord, what a diatribe. I did literally laugh out loud at your “barely literate slob” comment! That was actually pretty funny!!

Ok. When will exit polling begin? Morning? Afternoon?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

No, and no. He’s the President, leader and chief spokesman of the Republican Party, so sans disputation by out pols and party leaders, these are the Republican facts.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Republican Ross Douthat’s column in the AJC today on the Supreme Court hearing the case about the Colorado baker that refused to bake a wedding cake for a same sex couple concluded” “Please, for the sake of the country, leave the baker alone.” It was for the sake of the country after reconstruction that the “lost cause” mythology was allowed to take root, statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest were erected in public squares, and the Supreme Court ruled segregation and separate but equal legal in Plessy v Ferguson. How did that work out for tens of millions of Americans for… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

‘Nuther instance of Alabama voters don’t like being told what to do.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/articles.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/12/in_final-hour_order_court_rule.amp

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

“‘Nuther instance of Alabama election officials don’t like being told what to do.”

^ Fixed it for you. This was a case filed by an Alabama attorney, on behalf of Alabama voters, in order to guarantee some level of transparency to the election results. Alabama election officials, a set that doesn’t really have an outstanding history of fair election administration, opposed the motion and the court’s stay.

Noway2016
Noway2016

You talking voter fraud? Cause this is about counting ballots.

Ellynn
Gregs
Gregs

Savannah is soooooo much better than it’s leadership! But… then again, we always, always get the leaders we deserve.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Top 10 words of the year looked up on Merriam-Webster, with no 1 being feminism.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/word-of-the-year-2017-feminism/complicit

Ellynn
Ellynn

A week after chopping off the uranium rich parts of a national monument that will most likely be sold for mineral rights to an American based company owned by a Canadian company that sells the majority of the reactor grade fuel in the world, This happens…

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-12/trump-is-said-to-consider-easing-nuclear-rules-for-saudi-project

Ellynn
Ellynn

“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” It getting harder to figure out which is which as it applies to some members of the current administration. When folks start leaving the White House at the end of the year, some are going to be shocked at how unemployable they will be.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Ellynn, a good number of them were unemployable before hitching their wagons to Trump. The reason hacks like Stephen Miller or Corey Lewandowski started working for Trump is because they couldn’t get hired by respectable Republican campaigns. Dude is, by and large, being staffed by the absolute dregs of DC Republicans. Sensible folks like Eiger stayed far away.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Genuinely surprized most of you are picking Moore. Not to overuse the word but I will be genuinely surprized if he does win. Anyway, I’ll be glued to results starting at 9.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

This is a state where, right after passing a voter ID law, the governor closed 31 DMV offices with a disproportionate number of those closures occurring in areas with substantial black populations.

This is a state with a long and ugly history of minority voter intimidation and a proclivity for making it harder for minorities to vote.

This is a state without a statewide Democratic official and in which Democrats haven’t been competitive in Senate races since Richard Shelby switched parties.

If you don’t think those cousin-lovers are capable of electing a child molester then you don’t know Alabama.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Unbelievable…
Hollywood is as mentally ill as The Swamp!
http://ew.com/tv/2017/12/12/homeland-season-7-trailer/

Noway2016
Noway2016

Even though Moore leading now, the NYT needle gauge thing is saying Jones is the likely winner.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

The outstanding votes are looking promising for Jones. Noway, you may have pegged this one.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Washington Post is first to call it – Jones.

I’ve been listening to all 3 cable channels, Steve Kornacki is the best vote counter on TV since the late Tim Russert.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Boom goes the dynamite.

Also, Kornacki >>>> King