DGA Calls Nathan Deal "Georgia's Christine O'Donnell"

Seeing a chink in the armor of Republican Nathan Deal after an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report that he's teetering near bankruptcy, the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) sought to exploit the weakness by raising questions on his ability to effectively manage Georgia's finances.

In a blog entry posted on its site Wednesday, the DGA called Deal's financial troubles "Christine O’Donnell-esque."

Nathan Deal, who has already been named one of the most corrupt members of Congress for lining his own pockets, now appears to be having Christine O’Donnell-esque problems with his house. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Deal is in such dire financial trouble that he must sell his home to avert foreclosure.

Just who you want in charge of your state’s finances.

DeRose, Emily (2010-9-15). Georgia’s Christine O’Donnell. Democratic Governors Association. Retrieved on 2010-9-16.

Christine O'Donnell, who won the Delaware Republican Party's U.S. Senate nomination Tuesday, has faced questions about her personal finances after a media investigation found that she was "confronted by the IRS about unpaid income taxes and sold her Wilmington home to a campaign staffer to avoid a sheriff's sale ordered to settle mortgage claims." [Gibson, Ginger (2010-3-20). Delaware politics: O'Donnell faces campaign debt, back-tax issues. The News Journal (Delaware). Retrieved on 2010-9-16.]

A recent SurveyUSA poll centering on Georgia's 2010 gubernatorial election shows Republican Deal leading Democrat Roy Barnes by eleven points [Ofgang, Jeff (2010-9-13). Deal Leads Barnes in 13WMAZ Poll. WMAZ-TV (Macon, GA). Retrieved on 2010-9-13.].

However, some are questioning the accuracy of the numbers following a polling model that incorrectly places the male composition of likely voters at 54%. Statistics from the Georgia Secretary of State Elections Division show that, over the past twelve years, male voters have averaged about 45% of the Peach State's electorate. Women, on the other hand, have made up about 55% of the state's electorate.

The SurveyUSA poll shows Barnes and Deal tied among likely women voters with 46% a piece.

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With a Name Like Mr. Deal

You would expect that he would know how to find one.

This potential gubernatorial candidate has real republican family values. He taught his children all about finance when they were growing up.

Now that they've declared bankruptcy...

If he can't get his own children straight, how will he be able to straighten out all of Georgia?

by Trey Rentz 2010-09-16 02:11PM | 1 recs
Obama's getting his wish

He wanted to be the President of not red America or blue America ut United States, he said he can reach across the aisle and get even the most vocal opponents to come to some consensus (consensus builder), he said he can heal Washington and pass legislation routinely on a bipartisan basis. He worked for that, he turned his back on his base and now he is getting his work cut out for him. He got historical majorities and squandered it, instead he will get these nutjobs in a majority. Happy, happy, joy, joy. Now let's all donate money to DNC so that they can blow it on people like Ben Nelson and Blanche Lincoln.

by tarheel74 2010-09-16 11:49PM | 1 recs
RE: Obama's getting his wish

He sure is.  He actually had the nerve to criticize Bill Clinton for ruining the Democratic party in his eight years, yet he is doing the exact same thing.  2012 cant come fast enough for me. 

by Kent 2010-09-17 12:24AM | 0 recs
RE: Obama's getting his wish

This administration has just insulated itself in a bubble far worse than any of its predecessors. All they want to hear is from their supporters, like Jonathan Alter, who buy and sell in the official spin. The incompetence of this administration is staggering and somewhat ironic given the fact that their point man Rahm had called progressive groups "f-ing retards" for running ads against conserva-dems who were scuttling the health care bill. Right now, not only are those Dems facing defeat, but Dem majorities in both houses are sure to be annihilated by people who are running on a platform of repeal. Rahm himself is so unpopular that he will never get elected mayor, or even head-janitor, of Chicago, unless he buys the votes and rigs the elections.

The present political climate is not the fallout of liberal disenchantment, but the incompetence of the administration who refused to see the world outside it's own home-spun web. Other than the usual idiots who are the stead-fast supporters of this administration, no one in their right state of mind can see anything good coming out of this election cycle, except a bloodbath at the hands of a party of kooks and nuts!!

by tarheel74 2010-09-17 09:33AM | 0 recs
RE: Obama's getting his wish

Obama's been so taken with pursuing detante with the GOP that he is going to really get shocked if the House goes Republican and Boehner gets Ken Starr back on the job of investigating the President and his long history of misdeeds when he was in Chicago.  Boy is that going to be a blow to his enormous ego--the GOP is REALLY OUT TO IMPEACH HIM!! He won't believe the stuff that Ken Starr will throw at him. At least Bill Clinton had a thick skin and blew Starr away in the end. But not so with Obammie------  Serves him right....can't wait until 2012...Get HOWARD DEAN TO RUN....

by hddun2008 2010-09-20 11:49PM | 0 recs
I want to add to something tarheel said

There are really two things going on . First, there's the president himself - and he is , by definition of his job - not the wide ranging autocrat that Bush/Cheney tried to create.


He is, instead. A diplomat of our country, an +executive+, who signs legislation into law but does not write it.  And he is an administrator.


That is the office of the presidency. This concept of the all powerful president, is false.

by Trey Rentz 2010-09-20 07:50PM | 0 recs
Obama's fine - Rahm Emanuel ... meh..

We should not forget, that what really happened during Obama's tenure - was that he implemented fixes to the economy that were designed under the Bush Administration -

And then he went on to attempt reform of healthcare and succeeded. He hit such stiff and persistent opposition by the GOP - who were NOT representing their constituency, but rather, instead playing political games so that they could make this issue the 'Waterloo' . And I quote. 'of Obama's presidency'. Close quote.


But he SUCCEEDED. And the banking industry was restabilized. I for one knew exactly how fragile it was. Things were really, really bad for the banks. Which is why three major banks folded during winter of 2008.


The CBER today stated that the recession is over, and it is. It's going sideways. People aren't getting thousands of jobs, but then again, we did computerize our country, didn't we?

Maybe the jobs will come if we keep growing, keep repairing our damaged economy, and keep on keepin' on.

We need to fix the senate, rotate out guys who call progressives effing retards, things like that.


But things are not as broken as they appear. Certainly. Certainly.

Not as broken as Nathan Deal thinks they are. After all, he's the kind of person who thinks it's time to almost declare bankruptcy.

If you're looking for something that will create an economic recovery, Nathan isn't the real deal. His party's politics got us into this mess. After all. And he himself, can't seem to get himself out of it.



by Trey Rentz 2010-09-20 07:56PM | 0 recs


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