December 13, 2017 8:04 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for 12-13 Morning Reads for 12-13 By edatlanta Politics 21 Comments The true person of the year: whoever buys me the best gifts. “Supercapitalism” by Wynton Marsalis. GSU researchers detecting cancer. Perhaps not surprising: White House doesn’t know who John Lewis is. Stacey Evans hopes Roy Moore gets elected. Isakson wants expedience on VA funding vote. St. Simon’s stinks! Should Jimmy be indicted for Russian collusion? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author edatlanta 21 Comments xdog Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues and the Cars walk into a bar. December 13, 2017 8:31 AM Log in to Reply drjay i’m not really a fan, but i was surprised radiohead missed the cut…i am glad to see bon jovi finally make it, i guess there’s always next year for judas priest and a few others that seemed worthy this time around but came up short.. December 13, 2017 9:37 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope The Republican Party went all-in on a child molester who thinks women shouldn’t be allowed to vote, homosexuality should be illegal, and Muslims shouldn’t serve in Congress. They still lost. This is a stench that isn’t going to wash off easily. December 13, 2017 8:59 AM Log in to Reply drjay i think it washes off much easier with him losing than it would have with him winning… December 13, 2017 9:38 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Very true… Now, the Dems need to find someone to take on Trump in ’20. Bernie’s not gonna cut it. December 13, 2017 10:13 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I think the damage is done. David Perdue condoned child molestation so that he could give himself a massive tax cut. Johnny Isakson supported a sexual predator so that he could give himself a massive tax cut. Mitch McConnell – the man who led the charge to expel Bob Packwood for sexual assault – abandoned whatever moral dignity he had left to support Roy Moore because he wanted to give his wealthy donors a tax break. The message of the past few weeks is clear. The GOP doesn’t care about children. The GOP doesn’t care about women. The GOP doesn’t care about families. This party values one thing: tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and major corporations and it’s willing to look the other way on child molestation, sexual assault, homophobia, misogyny, bigotry, and any thing else that stands in the way of massive handouts to folks like Sheldon Adelson or Robert Mercer. December 13, 2017 10:28 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus Man, watching some of those comments from various voters and political leaders was amazing, like that guy that thought you had to swear on a Bible. There is a fair amount of people who have chosen to elevate Party above everything else. For evangelists especially it seems bizarre. I imagine McConnell et. al. fear breaking that spell if they defy their own mantra. It happens on the left too of course, but I don’t think Dem leadership is as infiltrated with that type of extremism as R’s. December 14, 2017 8:37 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Evangelical Christianity by and large has demonstrated its politics are more important that its faith. The GOP push for repeal of the Johnson amendment proves it. December 14, 2017 10:01 AM Dave Bearse Roy Moore being disposed of, Republicans can return to what they were working on, undermining the Justice system and Special Prosecutor Mueller. December 13, 2017 9:57 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Ed’s not going to get any presents unless he fixes the St Simons link… December 13, 2017 9:57 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 My prediction record hold up pretty good. I DID miss Bitcoin though. I heard yesterday that one guy bought 25k worth when it was selling for a buck a coin. Can you say 300+ million dollars? Lord…. December 13, 2017 10:28 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn While we were looking for election results, someone who makes up fake stories to tell reporters and make dems look bad was being reported to the capital police. (and yes Noway, it really is a fake document – read the whole story to find out way.) https://www.axios.com/schumer-calls-cops-after-forged-sex-scandal-charge-2517019807.html December 13, 2017 10:44 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope In an emotional moment, Joe Biden consoles Meghan McCain, whose father was diagnosed with the same cancer as Biden's late son Beau: "There is hope. And if anybody can make it, your dad [can]." pic.twitter.com/5IyS0qAgws— The View (@TheView) December 13, 2017 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Joe Biden is just a really, really good person. December 13, 2017 3:53 PM Log in to Reply Lea Thrace Who the heck is cutting onions in here?! December 13, 2017 5:56 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant “Mr. Falcon”, Tommy Nobis has died at age 74. If a purported Hall of Fame is there to celebrate individuals that excelled in a team sport then his exclusion should be an embarrassment to them. He was practically a one-man defense playing for a dismal team. I’m afraid he left us too early as a result of that effort. December 13, 2017 9:41 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Afternoon Reads: Thursday, December 14 – WaPo interviewed 50 former and current administration officials. Trump’s daily intelligence briefing is structured so that it won’t upset him and Russia-related intelligence is put in the written briefing because POTUS is less likely to read it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/world/national-security/donald-trump-pursues-vladimir-putin-russian-election-hacking/?utm_term=.8d02cfa4502a December 14, 2017 12:50 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse A rather comprehensive review…. Some of the reason we’re where we’re is too many of us, at times including me, react with tl;dr. “What I Saw in Roy Moore’s Barn Burner” isn’t so long, and is an entertaining anecdote of how off the rails the Republican base has gone. http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a14415471/roy-moore-last-rally/ “Finally, you decide to put down the twin burdens of excusing deliberate ignorance and respecting the opinions of people who want to light the world on fire to kill their imaginary enemies.” I tell myself all Republicans aren’t that way, but their seeming deliberate ignorance of deliberate ignorance, increasingly makes that hard to do. December 14, 2017 10:22 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta 538 has this interesting chart https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-trump-score/house/?ex_cid=rrpromo It shows how often the Rep votes with Trump, margin that Trump won/lost district, and what it would be expected how often they vote with Trump, and the difference. More or less if they truly represent the values of the district. The one most closely aligned with the district…Hank Johnson @ +.2 . The worst…Karen Handel at +26.8 December 14, 2017 2:35 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus How the hell does anyone know what Trump’s position is on anything specific. December 14, 2017 4:22 PM Log in to Reply xdog I’m hopeful GaPol HQ has dispatched someone to check on Jessica. December 14, 2017 4:21 PM Log in to Reply Gregs I was wondering the same thing. Hope all is well. December 14, 2017 4:45 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.