August 8, 2018 7:18 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for August 8, 2018 Morning Reads for August 8, 2018 By edatlanta Politics 68 Comments Jerry Falwell Jr working on book with Jimmy Carter John Lewis spoke at San Fran’s International Congress of Youth Voices. DNC Chair: Abrams Race a “Personal”, Party Focus How do Georgia precincts get 270% voter turnout? RealGM: RJ Hunter Still Working on Return to NBA Executive Profile: GSU President Mark Becker After season on practice squad, Robert Davis ready to step up. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author edatlanta Subscribe Login Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Please login to comment 68 Comments Oldest Newest Inline Feedbacks View all comments armanidog 1 year ago Habersham County election supervisor says a typographical error caused the wrong result to be sent to the SOS office. It has been corrected per Laurel Ellison. https://nowhabersham.com/county-election-supervisor-says-typo-misrepresented-number-of-voters/ Indypendant 1 year ago Reply to armanidog Her second “mistake”. Make no “mistake” about it, voter disenfranchisement is un-American. Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to armanidog Calling Noway: You linked to the original story on this yesterday. Any comment now? Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus BFD. Go ahead and find your own link to this Great Republican Win! Mr. Bear 1 year ago Reply to armanidog “In several instances, voters showed up at their polling places as listed on the secretary of state’s website, only to be told they were supposed to vote elsewhere” I worked at the Brookhaven precinct in 2016 and personally witnessed at least three instances of people coming in from Lithonia only to discover that they had been sent to the wrong precinct by the website. And, there’s always the nagging doubt as to whether this was the result of incompetence or error at the website level or a deliberate attempt to commit voter fraud. In either case, the did not vote… Read more » armanidog 1 year ago Interesting article. The original source requires one to sign up. “Where Did the Ex-Confederate Leaders Go After the Confederacy Was Defeated by the Union?” “Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, spent two years shackled to a wall in a Virginia prison. He had many unlikely sympathetic supporters including the Pope, who advocated for mercy, and even some former enemies and abolitionists. After he was released he went to Canada and Cuba and England and eventually managed a successful insurance company, hiring only former Confederate officers. He remained an unrepentant racist and Confederate supporter until the end of his life…” http://mentalfloss.com/article/553359/where-did-confederate-leaders-go-after-confederacy-was-defeated downthemiddle 1 year ago Reply to armanidog I want to read that. I got a Time Life magazine a day or two ago in the checkout line at Publix featuring the most famous Civil War Generals of the Civil War. Surprising place to see that there. Have not read it yet. Dave Bearse 1 year ago Reply to armanidog “unrepentant racist and Confederate supporter until the end of his life…” . So that’s why the State of Georgia honored a traitor on the stone largest relief in the world, not to mention dozens of statutes elsewhere across the south. . MAGA or what?t Noway2016 1 year ago Awwwww Nawwwwww….. Repubs win in OH because of…THE GREAT MAN!!! I’m told by my sources that the Repub won by 528 votes! LMAO! And he didn’t have promise budget busting free sh*t! Just hard work and loving America! Works every time it’s tried!!! Feel free to click below!! https://www.politico.com/election-results/2018/ohio/special-election/aug-07/ Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 Once all the fraudulent counting by the (R) Sec. of State there is corrected it should be flipped. 🙂 Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus So what you’re trying to say is, “Where’s the OH version of Katherine Harris” right? LOL! Caroline 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 Are you aware that district is R +14 and never should have been that close? We actually don’t know the results yet until all the votes are counted. downthemiddle 1 year ago 528 huh? That is an odd number for sure even though its an even number… I guess enough of those ignorant, Bible thumping, gun-toting, inbreeds got in their pick up trucks with the Trump stickers and went to the polls after all. I wonder how much “walkin ’round money” Jesse Jackson paid those folks to get out and vote? I hear Trump hired Jesse to get the vote out. Nobody does it better… Jesse is an entrepreneur you know… Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to downthemiddle In Ohio 12 this morning, well, the birds are singing sweeter, the picket fence is a little brighter, your momma’s pearls are a little bigger and the kid’s are “mindin” a little better! MAGA! Ellynn 1 year ago Reply to downthemiddle Yes boys, the GOP candidate in one of the most gerrymandered GOP leaning districts in the country, which has only been won by a democrat once since 1934, which Trump took in 2016 by +11.8 points, is currently leading the vote count by +.09 points. In a GOP designed, GOP leaning voting district…. AND they get to do this again in 91 days. Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to Ellynn Yes they do. And the result will likely be the same. Again, it’s all about turnout. Even your side has to admit that Trump’s rallies are raucous affairs that fire up his voters. Ellynn 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 You’re missing the point. Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to Ellynn The point is that 8 of 9 TGM-endorsed candidates in special elections have won. Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to Ellynn With respect…TGM is ready, willing and able to do all of the 68 rallies you list. Every.Single.One! I hope all of those districts are won by the Repub by 528 votes! Gonna KAGA! Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to Ellynn Can you b’leve I’m gonna say this? You’re absolutely correct! That’s why AFOne is gonna be gassed up to the max between now and November! Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to Ellynn The point is, many GOP candidates have a dilemma: Embrace Trump and lose 10-40% of the votes they got before, or Distance themselves from Trump and lose 10-40% of the votes they got before. Caroline 1 year ago Reply to Ellynn That R +14 district took 5.2 million out of the GOP warchest. The DNC only spent 1 million to get it to basically a tie. The more money the RNC has to dump in these gerrymandered Republican districts the better. MattMD_actual 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 Actually, I think they are desperate and corny as hell. downthemiddle 1 year ago Another sell out. Jimmy Carter is now working with Jerry Falwell on a book…oh no! Don’t do it Jimmy!! http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/400073-jerry-falwell-jr-working-on-new-book-with-jimmy-carter Falwell announced this right after seeing Dinesh DeSouza’s Oscar worthy film. I highly recommend it. Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to downthemiddle Well, maybe “Jimmeh” has finally seen the light. Is he the new version of Zell Miller?! xdog 1 year ago Trump mattered in Ohio 12. So did Pence. So did Kasich, who’s considerably more popular in the state. So did the extra spending the gop mustered. But if you consider that the district was +23 Romney in 2012, +11 Trump in 2016 and has had one donk winner in almost 80 years you can see why the pros on both sides look at the race as a indicator of Nov results. xdog 1 year ago Here’s a cautionary tale from Johnson County Kansas that new voting machines aren’t a guarantee of seamless tallies. “The county spent more than $10 million to buy the new machines, which provide a paper audit trail in case of any disputed outcome. The county’s old machines were outdated and needed to be replaced, and we have no quarrel with that decision. But some of the new machines simply didn’t work Tuesday, leading some voters to give up and go to work. Poll workers were seemed unsure of a backup plan. Some voters think ballots may have been miscast.” That’s from… Read more » Noway2016 1 year ago Truly desperate! LOL! Resign/give up paycheck! https://politics.myajc.com/blog/politics/the-jolt-democrats-want-brian-kemp-return-his-state-paycheck/zlRUNDYUWLhvIpSjtWqKtO/ Ellynn 1 year ago While we build planes and ships, China builds stuff to disable them and make them paperweights. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-chinese-threat-that-an-aircraft-carrier-cant-stop/2018/08/07/0d3426d4-9a58-11e8-b60b-1c897f17e185_story.html Ellynn 1 year ago Meanwhile, the Clubhouse Cabinet is running the VA. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-shadow-rulers-of-the-va/ar-BBLDicl?ocid=ientp Ellynn 1 year ago Cus I like Graphs… https://www.axios.com/economists-federal-reserve-wages-708b9532-537c-4738-a4e6-9fe777646ac1.html Ellynn 1 year ago A typo prevents The Landings from voting to become a city until 2019. http://www.wtoc.com/story/38837098/one-typo-sets-islands-incorporation-back-over-a-year armanidog 1 year ago Reply to Ellynn @Ellynn “The typo would have exempted all residential properties from paying property taxes.” Too bad they found the typo. I might try that here. Noway2016 1 year ago LOL! Just Damn! https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-city-launches-voter-registration-drive-in-jails-1533683941 armanidog 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 Paywall website. Do they get time off for good behavior in exercising their civil rights? I would make it 6 months off for Democrat and 0.5 months off for Republican votes. Ellynn 1 year ago BREAKING NEWS!!!! US Congressman Arrested for Insider Trading. (and before any one asks, Upstate New York Republican, and New York already had it’s congressional Primary… https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/new-york-rep-chris-collins-arrested-insider-trading-charges-n898661 xdog 1 year ago Reply to Ellynn The company named in the link is one Collins put his good buddy Tom Price on. Anyone seen Tom lately? Caroline 1 year ago Reply to xdog The insider trading apparently affects more Republicans than just Collins and Price. It includes Doug Lamborn, John Culberson, K Michael Conway and Billy Long, all GOP house members. ScottNAtlanta 1 year ago Reply to Ellynn Also was the first to endorse Trump…swamp much? Tom should be crappin his pants right about now. Lock ’em Up Lock ’em Up Lock ’em Up Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to ScottNAtlanta If he’s found guilty, lock him up! Noway2016 1 year ago Awwww Nawww! Say it ain’t so! She falls into the category of, “It’s a good thing The Good Lord made you pretty!” http://www.theamericanmirror.com/socialist-star-cortez-strikes-out-all-endorsed-candidates-lose-tuesday-primaries/ Noway2016 1 year ago A Tweet from TGM himself: ” The Republicans have now won 8 out of 9 House Seats, yet if you listen to the Fake News Media you would think we are being clobbered. Why can’t they play it straight, so unfair to the Republican Party and in particular, your favorite President!” — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2018 We really appreciate his taking time from his busy day to send us this positive message! MAGA!! Noway2016 1 year ago If the Dems would just reach out a little to the Deplorables, just a molecule, yall may pick up some support. I do not believe that hatred of Trump will be enough for your November sweep. Just one thing: Acknowledging that tax cuts are good for The Everyman, instead of ‘crumbs’ would help you guys so much. But the hate is so intense, you can’t do rational things to garner support. Sally Forth 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 Hey NW, checking by to see you overflowing with happy today! You’re ’bout to get more so. Take a look at this gift in GA governor’s race from bigot, racist, antisemitic Muslim jihadist who publicly calls for jihad here in America. And Abrams tweeted she’s proud to stand with her! Anybody on here with the Kemp campaign? Here ya go: https://bigleaguepolitics.com/video-linda-sarsour-endorses-radical-stacey-abrams-for-governor-of-georgia/ Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to Sally Forth Well, well, well…Ruhhhhhhhhh, Rohhhhhhhhh! Ellynn 1 year ago Reply to Sally Forth You folks just got to that… WAY behind in your news. In my best Noway Whataboutism voice… “Not like David Duke endorsing Trump bothered you”. As a bonus to your up to date collection of news, Michigan is sending the first Muslim woman to Congress. https://www.npr.org/2018/08/08/636661809/detroits-rashida-tlaib-poised-to-become-first-muslim-woman-in-congress Sally Forth 1 year ago Reply to Ellynn Yep, I confess. I have to work, can’t keep up with this stuff every day. But do you REALLY equate buffoon has-been Duke with current-day anarchist and jihadist Sarsour, who calls all Muslims in America to wage war on non-Mislims?? ‘Guess the woman from Michigan will pick up where Ellison leaves off when he departs for his state-level race this fall. I just hope she isn’t a jihadist colleague of Sarsour’s. Ellynn 1 year ago Reply to Sally Forth I don’t like Sarsour views, no truly rational person should. HOWEVER; whenever any of us makes a logical and rational point that Noway and a few others don’t have a good answer too, he goes on a whole whataboutism to avoid replying. If it works for him, why can’t I do it? Maybe a Richard Spencer, or Rep King of Iowa reference would have been more timely. If you listen to podcasts and live stream news shows while working, it’s amazing what you can learn while working. Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to Sally Forth I don’t know anything about her so I looked her up and on wikipedia it sounds like she didn’t actually “call all Muslims in America to wage war on non-Mislims?”. It says: . “At an address to a May 2017 Islamic Society of North America convention, Sarsour recounted a story from Islamic scripture in which a person asks “What is the best form of jihad or struggle?” The answer, according to her, was “a word of truth in front of a tyrant ruler or leader”.Speaking of the need for Muslim Americans to defend themselves against anti-Muslim policies from the Trump… Read more » Sally Forth 1 year ago Reply to Sally Forth You’re a better man than me if you can “listen to podcasts and live stream news shows while working” and produce any substantial work product for your employer or clients. alpha male 1 year ago Reply to Sally Forth These leftists are missing the point with their comparisons . It’s not that Sarsour supports her. It is that Abrams apparently stated she is actually PROUD to stand with this bigot. Ellynn 1 year ago Reply to Ellynn In my best Eowyn voice. ” I am no man”. downthemiddle 1 year ago Reply to Ellynn David Duke had to vote for someone. We all did. How could anyone pull the lever for you know who? But NOONE embraced the racist POS! We all agree Duke is a hater. Now the entire communist party USA endorsed who and has a welcome home with an almost identical message in the new radical socialist democratic party. They are EMBRACED! Does this bother any our liberal buddies here or is everyone just giddy to embrace the message? Isn’t this the message just free crap for everyone, tax the crap out of everyone and simply go broke? Is that inspiring… Read more » Caroline 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 Trump is the most unpopular president in the history of polling for midterms. For people who realize their mistake sure welcome aboard. For the rest of them like you there’s no point. downthemiddle 1 year ago Reply to Caroline Really, his numbers are BETTER than OBAMA’s at this point! And Obama had a fawning press and still does! At least Trumps numbers are better for good reason. His polices work! All he had to do was the opposite of what the socialist’s were. Obama’s 242 taxes created as many jobs as Benev’s $10 on golf balls didn’t they. I know he was joking but can anyone tell me how any of those tax increases created a single job other than the thousands of new IRS agents Obama hired? It took a lot of new workers to confiscate that much… Read more » Dave Bearse 1 year ago Reply to downthemiddle You’re having a battle of wits with the unarmed. Sally Forth 1 year ago More lawlessness by the Obummer administration. If Trump and Sessions did this, there’d be hell to pay. But since it was The Anointed One, move on, nothing to see here. https://stonecoldtruth.com/the-ig-fisa-and-the-doj/ Ellynn 1 year ago Reply to Sally Forth You’re citing Rodger Stone (at least his blog, I’m not going to see who wrote the piece)? Seriously. Sally Forth 1 year ago Reply to Ellynn No, I’m citing reporter St. John Hunt’s coverage of the facts, with referenced links. Don’t you remember when this actually happened? You news junkie, you. Ellynn 1 year ago Reply to Sally Forth I would no more read a Stonecoldtruth article then a Daily Kos one. Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to Ellynn Baby Sis, you’re not a snob are you? Ellynn 1 year ago Reply to Ellynn If choosing not to read far left and far right media platforms makes me a snob. Then yes, I am a news snob. xdog 1 year ago Reply to Sally Forth I googled St. John Hunt. Interesting guy. E. Howard’s son. Claims his dad confessed to involvement in JFK’s assassination, along with LBJ and Frank Sturgis. Co-authored with Roger Stone a book entitled ‘The Bush Crime Family’. Wrote another book claiming the CIA caused the airline crash that killed his mother. If I met him I might buy him a beer but I wouldn’t make a down payment on anything he said. Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to xdog That’s just what I wanted to say but you found better words than I was coming up with. Sally Forth 1 year ago Breaking news on new documents released that confirm more lawlessness in the Obummer administration. Nails down Associate Deputy A/G Ohr as the go-between for DOJ participants and FBI’s Strzok, et.al. in the conspiracy to take down a president and reverse an election. The FBI made eleven payments to Fusion GPS for the falsehood dirty dossier created by Christopher Steele, British spy. Millions were also paid by the DNC and the Clinton campaign. No legitimate news organization would take part in their circular reporting, so they had to use Buzzfeed to get it in the public domain. Then Ohr, Strzok, etc.… Read more » Caroline 1 year ago http://thehill.com/policy/finance/400761-south-carolina-manufacturer-says-its-closing-plant-over-trump-tariffs People losing their jobs in SC due to Trump. The governor is begging Trump to save them. Good luck with that silly McMaster. Caroline 1 year ago Hillary’s voters are going to survive Trump but his own voters are getting thrown in the trash can: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/06/jobs-boom-favors-democratic-counties-not-trump-strongholds.html The areas that voted for Trump have suffered massive job losses. Caroline 1 year ago https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/07/there-could-be-a-blue-wave-in-the-midterm-elections-thanks-to-trump.html?__source=twitter%7Cmain Republicans are now worried after OH-12 was so close. And this time everyone is onto what the Russians are up to. We already know they have gotten into the Florida voters registration database and that they have attempted to hack Claire McCaskill’s campaign. I’m sure they are emboldened after their strategy put Trump in the White House.