December 11, 2019 8:00 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for Wednesday, December 11 Morning Reads for Wednesday, December 11 By Chet Martin Politics 8 Comments This podcast, which uses the above Alan Jackson performance for framing, is some of the most incredible audio storytelling you’ll ever hear. Georgia Panic.Augusta women pleads guilty to providing ISIS with supportCustom shielding roof placed at VogleDon’t forget to enjoy your annual broken, feckless, unresponsive Healthcare.org experience! Can’t wait until these geniuses everythingChosin Reservoir veteran inducted in to Georgia Military Hall of FameRichmond Hill sailor among those killed by Saudi military exchange student turned terrorist in PensacolaHandel opponent considers switching to 14th District race There Be Dragons “If the American people knew the magnitude of the dysfunction… 2,400 lives lost. Who will say this was in vain?”It is enormously depressing that the above, part of a bleak assessment of our war in Afghanistan, came out this week and has received almost no public attentionPresident Trump will sign an executive order broadening the definition of anti-Semitism in anti-BDS pushInspector General report finds “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in the FBI’s Carter Page FISA submissionCommon ground on compassionate conservatismClimate change will be solved by energy abundance, not austerityGerrit Cole to the Yankees for $324M and nine years Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Chet Martin 8 Comments bethebalance Nothing about Christopher Wray? I don’t know enough about what goes on behind the scenes, but I wonder if anyone from Georgia has got his back, if Wray even wants to keep his job. He had a ton of support from all sorts of Georgians for his nomination, but I haven’t heard one peep in his defense yet. December 11, 2019 9:39 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse And you won’t. Alabama was silent about dumb southerner Jeff Sessions. Prospective sycophants can indicate their desire for appointment to FBI Director by writing glowing reviews of Trump’s vision for the DoJ, and their willingness to serve under Trump lawyer Barr as a personal private investigator. MAGA. December 11, 2019 10:04 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance It just surprises me that Georgians aren’t defending their own (as yet). Politically, I get the fear of backlash, but Georgians, I believe, have an independent streak- if not a touch of a rebellious streak- in their political makeup, and that there is thus a political positive to be had for standing up for other Georgians. You don’t have to buy into the whole Trump conspiracy theories, you can just have to say Wray shouldn’t be fired for doing his job in a reasonable way. That reasonableness is a facet of independence in this political climate, and can win well in suburbs. I think Kemp already made this calculation re: Loeffler, and I wonder if any others will make the same calculation. Certainly not likely to be Sen. Perdue, although he may have the most pull. December 11, 2019 10:48 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at time of challenge and controversy.” — M.L. King Jr. The silence says it all. GOP ideas have mostly been weak for years, e.g. healthcare. Weak character is far more serious. December 12, 2019 10:38 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse The Grand Old Party loves what Marjorie Taylor Green stands for and does, except that she should stand for and do it elsewhere. 2,400 lives lost, 20,000 wounded, hundreds of thousands with PTSD and a trillion dollars wasted is old news. Only the details are news. And as the investigation of Trump has demonstrated, much of the public couldn’t care less about wrong execution, let alone its details. MAGA. December 11, 2019 9:47 AM Log in to Reply xdog Huh. So the FBI’s investigation wasn’t flawless. For me, the main takeaway from the IG’s report was that the investigation was not motivated by political bias against Trump but instead resulted from a legitimate concern about “a national security threat or federal crime.” I also wish people would show more concern about AG Barr’s actions. He’s the top legal officer of the government, not Trump’s personal attorney. December 11, 2019 10:12 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse It’s already official that foreign interference in a US election is no longer a national security threat, at least insofar as the interference doesn’t favor Democrats. Senate Republicans are going to lower the bar further to allow Republican Presidents to solicit foreign interference using US tax dollars. MAGA. December 11, 2019 10:35 AM Log in to Reply chefdavid We don’t need anybody that doesn’t live in the 14th district running. That kind of stuff makes me mad. I don’t who they are. That’s like snowflake Milano trying to tell us Georgians what to do. December 11, 2019 2:41 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.