Georgia On Our Minds

We’re back from the holiday break and have Georgia on our minds. As such we welcome Erick Erickson, host of “Atlanta’s Evening News” on WSB AM/FM, and he joins to us to analyze “suitcase-gate” and give us his take on January’s double US Senate election in the Peach State. (Erick’s podcast is available right here on Ricochet.)

Then we talk to old friend Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. As the Covid-19 vaccination comes to market, what’s the best way to do it? Who gets priority and who shouldn’t be bothered?

Eustace C. Scrubb walks away with the coveted Lileks Member Post of the Week for his essay on the passing of David Prowse, one half of the man behind Darth Vader.

Music from this week’s episode: The Devil Went Down to Georgia by Charlie Daniels.

 

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  1. RufusRJones Member
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    John Yoo on Texas at 1:22:50

    https://omny.fm/shows/the-dan-proft-show/december-9-2020

    As mentioned above, he was on law talk as well.

    It’s a publicity stunt to push back on the ballot harvesting in lawfare. 

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  2. Jon1979 Inactive
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    John Yoo on Texas at 1:22:50

    https://omny.fm/shows/the-dan-proft-show/december-9-2020

    As mentioned above, he was on law talk as well.

    It’s a publicity stunt to push back on the ballot harvesting in lawfare.

    It’s a shot across the bow for the Jan. 3 Georgia runoff, as well as being a way to keep hardcore Trump voters there engaged for the Jan. 3 runoff — if the GOP simply walked away from Trump in unison as some people want (demand), a lot of Trump voters would simply follow the Lin Wood prescription, and walk away from Perdue and Loeffler and give the Democrats control of the Senate.

    (Meanwhile, from a Texas-specific standpoint, it also is a way for AG Paxton to help his own cause going into 2022, since he’s the statewide elected official whose most been caught up in scandal since Paxton replaced Greg Abbott in the job six years ago. He, more than Abbott or any of the other statewide candidates in ’22, is the one Democrats are most likely to target, because a number of suburban voters in Texas have shown in the past three election cycles they don’t like ‘controversial’ candidates, either due to scandal or just because the media tells them those candidates are too conservative. Paxton spearheading this lawsuit is a way to shore up his base and avoid any other Republican filing to challenge him a year from now in the 2022 GOP primary.)

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  3. Kevin Inactive
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    I am behind so listened to the last two episodes over 2 days.  I was trying to decide why last weeks was so much better and then I realized – there was no Rob arrogantly sneering at Richochet members who supported Trump as he takes a victory lap for a conservative loss.  He has just become so insulting in his “victory” that its hard to listen to and the podcast is better without him.

    Vote harvesting cannot be detected post-election and that was likely the mechanism used.  The data all look very suspect.  Trump correctly warned that once we changed the rules and just mailed out ballots to everyone it was going to be a mess and it was.  Biden got more votes than Obama.  It undoes everything we know about politics and it just doesnt add up.  But its done so Trump better start cheering on the senators.  He is, after all, the second most popular person to ever run for office.

    Always good to have Jay on.  I am getting the vaccine despite the fact work told us we may miss 2 days of work with each dose because the side effects are so intense.  My wife and kids are just going to get CV19 since it poses no risk to them.  But I work with high risk populations so better to protect them as soon as possible.

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  4. Vince Guerra Member
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    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):
    How about you check with Mollie Hemingway who wrote the post? Or is she no longer part of the family.

    Because a question was posed specifically to Erick requesting a response. And what exactly would you like me to check with Mollie on? Her piece is quite thorough.

    P.S. Mollie is a friend (as is her husband) and as recently as a month and half ago –at my request– she was kind enough to moderate a book event we did with Byron York for Ricochet members. Perhaps you missed it?

    So, yeah — she’s a member of the family. In good standing.

    Any other questions?

    I mentioned her because her article directly refuted Erick’s arguments. We don’t need him to reiterate what he believes, it would be nice to hear some people on the podcast who are offering up content that differs from the party line. So my only other question is this: why aren’t we hearing from any of them?

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  5. Blue Yeti Admin
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    Vince Guerra (View Comment):
    I mentioned her because her article directly refuted Erick’s arguments. We don’t need him to reiterate what he believes, it would be nice to hear some people on the podcast who are offering up content that differs from the party line. So my only other question is this: why aren’t we hearing from any of them?

    You should listen to this week’s show.  P.S. the Party Line is disputing the election, not questioning it. 

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  6. Taras Coolidge
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    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):
    I mentioned her because her article directly refuted Erick’s arguments. We don’t need him to reiterate what he believes, it would be nice to hear some people on the podcast who are offering up content that differs from the party line. So my only other question is this: why aren’t we hearing from any of them?

    You should listen to this week’s show. P.S. the Party Line is disputing the election, not questioning it.

    Is that what you meant to say?  “I dispute X” and “I question X” are almost synonymous.

    Also, which Party are you referring to, the Republican Party or the Deep Ricochet Party?

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