Fake Bulldog fan Michael Williams running for Georgia governor

So, this happened today. Georgia Senator Michael Williams decided to go all Bulldog during the opening day of the Georgia General Assembly, which happens not to be the big deal in Atlanta today. Not compared to the national college football championship going on tonight between the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama’s Crimson Tide. (Disclosure: I’m a UGA alum. Go Dawgs!) Anyway, Georgia State Senator, MAGA gubernatorial candidate and militia fanboy Michael Williams decided to use the occasion to take a poke at one of his rivals, alleged frontrunner and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who once played football at Georgia Southern. (By the way, Williams, and Georgia’s incomparably incomepetent and hyperpartisan Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, are probably the most unpalatable general election candidates…

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Trump goes to GOP playbook with transgender ban

Trump announced his transgender ban while his Defense Secretary was ON VACATION. Essentially confirms a political decision from WH, not DOD led — @AdamBlickstein. Perhaps. We’ll have to see if DOD is on board. It looks like the administration is melting down. Purge at White House; Sec of State is “taking time off” during time of open disputes with WH; AG’s job is under constant threat. Madness reigns.   Method to Madness: The Transgender ban is a play to the base, designed to shore up Republican prospects in 2018 Rust Belt states. It’s horrible, but straight out of the GOP playbook. Rove and Company used a similar strategy in 2004, putting state anti-gay marriage laws on the general election ballot to bring out…

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