I just got back from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s press conference on the Braves’ move to a transportation-challenged site in Cobb County, and will have a lot more to say on that later. But I can’t let this pass without notice:
Joe Dendy, chairman of the Cobb County Republican Party, says that he has two conditions for supporting the Braves’ proposed move (h/t Jim Galloway):
1.) That Cobb County citizens won’t have to pay higher taxes as a result, and
2.)“It is absolutely necessary the (transportation) solution is all about moving cars in and around Cobb and surrounding counties from our north and east where most Braves fans travel from, and not moving people into Cobb by rail from Atlanta.”
I don’t know how, exactly, this knob plans to check the residency of every single attendee of a baseball game, to make sure that only people from the north and west are there. Maybe they could be forced to have their papers checked at the gates, and if they’re from Atlanta, or look like they’re from Atlanta IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN, they could just be shipped back home. Where they belong.
It’s this kind of thing that makes me laugh every time someone talks about how Republicans understand business, because: Attracting people from other areas to spend money in your town’s restaurants and stores is kind of how you make money at owning those things. Along comes this asshole, saying no, your money isn’t green, and you’re an alien who wouldn’t, for example, buy a beer after a game, so we don’t need you.