Oxendine says Cagle doesn’t like to “think hard”

The signs have been there for quite a while, but the Republican gubernatorial primary battle between Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle could get real ugly, real fast.

In a post-General Assembly session interview with the AJC this week, Oxendine, who holds a law degree, took some pointed shots at the way Cagle, who doesn’t have a college degree, thinks.

“The Legislature and the presiding officers, and more so with Cagle,  would rather have the status quo than have somebody else get their way,” Oxendine said. “If change means somebody else’s idea, he (Cagle) would rather have the status quo.
“The status quo is the easy way to govern. It doesn’t take a lot of thinking, it’s not brain surgery. To do things differently requires intellectual thought and sometimes he may prefer the easy way out. I think sometimes he just prefers the easy way out, of saying, ‘I’ll stick with the status quo, that way I don’t have to think hard.”

Cagle did think hard enough during the session to have Senate budget writers try to gut Oxendne’s consumer services division. Oxendine used the successes of his consumer services division, which handles customer complaints, during previous campaigns. The stories of some of the people his office has helped have wound up in campaign ads.

The final budget plan wound up keeping Oxendine’s division open, but Cagle’s message was sent.

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David

April 10th, 2009
1:52 pm

Cagle certainly doesn’t think too hard about solving our traffic woes.

Bob

April 10th, 2009
2:10 pm

It’s nice to know that Cagle would sacrifice a valuable, decently functioning public service in order to jockey his way up the political food chain. Good luck getting my vote Cagle.

Capt. Kirk

April 10th, 2009
2:12 pm

So, Cagle tried to take good customer service away from the people of Georgia, in a petty move to hurt a rival politician? Hope that gets plenty of attention during the campaign.

Jefferson

April 10th, 2009
2:18 pm

Cagle rides in Athens with the windows rolled down.

Kevin

April 10th, 2009
2:28 pm

After this last legislative session, I’ve decided the entire lot needs to be thrown out.

No. Incumbents. Again.

herbK

April 10th, 2009
2:33 pm

Wow, a loser calling another loser a loser. What a concept. The sooner we get this trash out of office, we MIGHT be in a position to recover. Otherwise: screwed.

Stephen

April 10th, 2009
2:38 pm

Cagle is such a joke. He has previously implied that all the metro Atlanta area needs are more roads to handle the traffic problems. It is time for Georgians to elect people to govern the State that are forward thinking. The status quo is no longer good enough and I hope that the citizens of Georgia will realize that the good ole boy network needs to come to an end. This whole issue with Marta having to shut down service is a prime example of just how inept the current elected politicians are, which includes Perdue, the rural politicians (who just don’t get that the metro ATL drives the economy of the State) and the local metro county politicians. That is why we have all these separate transit systems that don’t really solve the traffic congestion issues and minimizes the usage of public transit by most of the metro citizens. Who wants to sit on a bus in traffic??? When you travel to other larger metro areas like NYC, DC, Chicago, London, Paris, etc. you can easily navigate those cities without the need for a car.

Roska

April 10th, 2009
2:39 pm

Oxendine’s Daddy is a powerful judge in Gwinnett County who has pulled a lot of strings to get his boy elected.

At least Cagle made his own way into politics.

Of the bunch who’ve declared so far I’m more impressed with Karen Handel than anyone else. She is NOT a good old boy in any way, shape or form. And given that she’s a Republican from Fulton County you know she’s an outsider.

Time to vote for those who have not been life long good ole boy Georgians.

Tony

April 10th, 2009
2:41 pm

Capt. Kirk – please check the story before making such a false claim. The office within Ox’s domain was consolidated with a similar office already under the Governor’s domain. Why have two offices under different leaders that essentially carry out the same type of function? The move is cutting government size and waste. It is consolidating it. Ox only used the office as a political campaign ploy. If anything, Cagle acted on what Ox only talks about – cutting the size of bloated and redundant government. The service is still there. It is just consolidated under the governor’s consumer protection division. Ox merely whined about keeping redundant employees that only give him fodder for campaign commercials. So much for Ox being a true conservative – less government and less waste.

I hope people bother getting the whole story before voting based on some emailed rumor or half version of the story. Here’s hoping a fully educated electorate comes out in ‘10. Judging by those who are supporting some whiny big-government crybaby who insults people based on college degrees, we’re in trouble. Ox is classless and more concerned about his own agency rather than the principles he pretends to show. His childish insults shows what sort of man he is. Not to mention insulting a fellow Republican? With friends like this…

Fred

April 10th, 2009
2:55 pm

Talking about the pot calling the kettle black, I don’t know how long Ox has been the Insurance Commissioner and he still has no clue of how insurance works. He’s not much of a thinker himself.

Shrug

April 10th, 2009
2:56 pm

So, between the two Cagle’s the more conservative, Oxendine’s the more progressive. My vote would be for Oxendine, but my money’s on Cagle.

PMC

April 10th, 2009
2:59 pm

He should have just stopped at think.

Casey Cagle does not like to think.

Jason

April 10th, 2009
2:59 pm

All this talk about a college degree and just what does that you get you this day and time? A severence package and a gloified certificate of hypocrisy. The whole Governor’s Office is just a big lobby of rednecks still flying a defeated confederate flag.

Kevin

April 10th, 2009
3:02 pm

Roska, I haven’t been following Handel very much, but I like your observation that she’s the ultimate outsider.

I looked at her bio and found no reference to her educational background.

I’m certainly not pro-Oxendine by any means, but I’m never again going to vote for a Georgia politician that hasn’t at least finished an undergrad program. Not that there’s any guarantee of success because of that, but it at least tells me they understand how to see something through to completion.

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Jim

April 10th, 2009
3:20 pm

To Fred -As an insurance professionsl in metro Atlanta, I have heard Mr.Oxendine speak many times. I can assure you he has a very good understanding of insurance. He is also a very intelligent, thoughtful individual who understands the issues that face the industry.

Jim

Jason

April 10th, 2009
3:22 pm

Kevin, you must not be from GA. Not many college graduates are.

DW

April 10th, 2009
3:24 pm

I love how John Oxendine talks about Cagle (and other legislative leaders) taking the easy road and not making hard decisions, but somehow seems to avoid offering his own ideas on how he’d have done things differently.

Mr. Commissioner, there was nothing easy about cutting billions in state government spending without raising taxes. If you disagree with how the legislature cut spending, fine – tell us what you would have done differently. If you have a transportation funding plan that would pass both houses of the legislature and earn the support of voters, please do share it with us.

Sooner or later the voters will demand more than just rhetoric from you and your campaign. That will require some “thinking” on your part – not just a regurgitation of Ronald Reagan’s speeches and talking points from your consultant.

As a republican voter, I look forward to your detailed plans on how you (working with others, as is required in the legislative process) would have: cut billions in spending, passed a funding formula for transportation, etc., etc. I look forward to reading and hearing what all of the candidates have to say when it comes to addressing the major issues, because they are all long on promises and short on details.

Ben

April 10th, 2009
3:33 pm

No number of Ronald Reagan séances or consultant-crafted one liners will save Oxendine in this race. The more he blathers on, the more he proves he’s unprepared to handle the challenge of being governor. The Ox still doesn’t understand you don’t just get what you want by coming down from on high and issuing edicts. That only works with insurance companies terrified that if they don’t pony up the campaign cash they’ll be the next in line for investigation.

Where is John Oxendine’s hard thinking on any issue facing Georgia? This guy is the ultimate panderer. This analysis says it all:

http://shamelesshacks.com/?p=1098

Craig

April 10th, 2009
3:38 pm

Jason- Well my college degree got me a high paying job that allows me to travel and be happy. Sounds like you are jealous. I will not vote for anyone who doesn’t have at least a bachelors degree.

Greg Worthington

April 10th, 2009
3:45 pm

It is so easy for Oxendine to say Cagle doesn’t think hard when he doesn’t have to make any difficult decisions. The guy is a glorified customer service manager. Be real with yourself and think about it. His office handles insurance complaints and runs a phone bank. Cagle at least makes tough choices, cut billions out of the budget and didn’t raise a single tax during this terrible downturn in revenues.

I want some new transportation ideas just like all of Georgia, but the Senate and Cagle offered solutions – I think everyone knows where the real blame lies.

Bill

April 10th, 2009
3:49 pm

Ronald Reagan is not the solution. Ronald Reagan is the problem.

Ellie

April 10th, 2009
3:51 pm

Oxendine just lost the very very slim chance of getting my vote. When the mud and insults start, you are off my list. Handel, an outsider, maybe. But she sure screwed up royally with her office in this last election so am not impressed with her at all. But I’m not impressed with any Republican anyhow because they don’t care about the little guy.

Jason

April 10th, 2009
3:52 pm

DW – Mr. Perdue has something called a Dept. of Corrections that would love to drag a ball and chain around while paving our roads. We just need someone to lead them. C.W. Matthews just finished paving Peachtree downtown and if you would be as so kind to just drive down this newly paved road then you would see why we are repaving or should I say repadding and in that wasting our money into the politicians pockets which only continue to deepen as yours continue to become less and less. The DOT commisioner just resigned(retired) filthy rich and if you look at her and how she slithered through that office of Sonny’s, well maybe you would find some resemblance to her and a meat puppet. I would recommend voting democrat next time if you want your vote counted. Look at Saxby, he’s all alone up there in Washington. His vote equals ZERO, as your will voting republican. Obama thanks you very much for your McCain-Palin entry. Your vote officially certifiably equals ZERO. Arnold is going to Legalize Mary Jane in Cali. That big huge latte drinking state will be the first to get out of Washington’s debt. HEMP – you are supposed to inhale.

Frank Scott

April 10th, 2009
3:55 pm

Handel does not have a college degree either. The fact that two out of 3 announced Republican candidates for Governor do not have college educations is unreal in this day and age. It’s 2009, not 1809.

Jason

April 10th, 2009
4:05 pm

Craig, jealous no, because I have one too. Did yours teach you to make reservations or to be happy? Could you put on a blue collar? Does your white one have a ring around it? It must. McCain has one. Did you vote for him? I know you did. Buddy when wallstreet crashes you can stick that college degree deep in your south american parts because the paper its written on will be interpreted as the biggest waste of money you have ever spent. Let me guess you learned to speak Chinese during your college experience. I hope so. Travel and happy. Wow the things we learn in college.

slimpickesn

April 10th, 2009
4:23 pm

Bring back Roy!

Jefferson

April 10th, 2009
4:30 pm

Who could you tell if Reagan was acting or not ?

Degree holder

April 10th, 2009
4:33 pm

To the person who asked what Karen Handel’s educational background is… well, the jury is out as to whether she holds a GED or a high school diploma. That’s why you can’t find anything about her educational background anywhere — she doesn’t have one!!! So that’s two Republican candidates without a college degree. PLEASE THINK ABOUT THIS BEFORE YOU VOTE!!!

PhD

April 10th, 2009
4:49 pm

Not having a bachelors degree is a no go. The thought of just a Georgia high school graduate running the state REALLY scares me. Tony @ 2:41, if Oxendine ran the BEST consumer services division, why not consolidate the governor’s agency under the Insurance Commissioner? Ok, you’re cutting government waste, but cut the bad fat, not the good.

Greg Worthington @ 3:45, what tough decision did Cagle make? Allowing the voters to decide whether they want liqour on Sunday? And the only reason they were able to cut billions from the state budget without raising taxes was because they used $1.3 billion in stimulus money to do it. Thats not making a tough decision, thats getting bailed out from making one. Handel had thousands of Fulton County voters (me included) standing in line for 7 hours to vote because she didn’t want to extend voting hours, she lost my vote. If these are the republicans running for Governor, I’m voting for Roy! He’d win hands down, this crop of conservatives are frauds.

If a conservatives say they believe in limited government, but won’t vote in favor of a referendum on Sunday liquor, they’re a hypocrite. They’re also a hypocrite if they say they believe in ‘local control’ but feel country bumpkins from Houston, Epson, and Ben Hill counties should have ANY say on what Marta does. Republicans have been exposed for what they are, and are really close towards turning this Independent (voted for Republicans and Democrats in my life) into a Democrat. Their only alternative to any of Obama’s policies (I’m not in favor of a good number of them) is calling him a socialist, or saying no; a numberless budget is a good example of their incompetence. We need at the very least a two-party system, but if the current minority party is the alternative, then I’ll go with the other guys.

Jason

April 10th, 2009
4:51 pm

Degree holder, I completely agree.

Darrell

April 10th, 2009
5:00 pm

You dems are just sad and dumb. Your party is made up of fringe nuts, the ignorant and uninformed bent on destroying this country.

Jefferson

April 10th, 2009
5:04 pm

Fear & Greed, yeah that’s the ticket…

PhD

April 10th, 2009
5:04 pm

Darrell, you may have a point, but I’d rather have an ignorant, uninformed nut with a college degree, than an ignorant, uninformed nut without one.

Lynn43

April 10th, 2009
5:26 pm

As a retired teacher with several degrees (not all from Georgia), I do not want someone in the top position without a college degree making decisions about education. Educators all over the state are doing the best they can while operating under the rules made by legislators who don’t have a basic education and do not know what goes on in a school system, how children learn, or what it takes to TRY to teach reluctant minds.

Party over Country

April 10th, 2009
5:27 pm

Darrell probably has the latest sad and dumb, fringe nut, ignorant and uninformed expression of trying to hold our country up… A little black window sticker that replaced “W…The President” with “W…Thank You.” I saw it today and thought, “You gotta be effing kidding me.” Democrats are dumb, but Republicans are much dumber.

Michael

April 10th, 2009
5:33 pm

Consolidating the consumer division into the governor’s office is the equivalent of killing the program. These SOB’s let Bill Heard Chevrolet get away with fraud for decades.

thinking « Walk In Brain

April 10th, 2009
5:39 pm

[...] thinking By Wes F. in Hapeville Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine said today that fellow Republican (and primary opponent for the GOP’s gubernatorial nod) Lt. Governor Casey Cagle doesn’t like to “think hard.” [...]

loyal republican

April 10th, 2009
6:20 pm

I started out as a big Cagle fan. He seemed like the read deal. HOWEVER, like so many other politicians, he’s just another one of the flock, but worse – he has no moral compass, he has no sense of loyalty, he has accomplished nothing as Lt. Governor. I will be very glad when he loses the primary and goes back to doing whatever he did before entering state politics.

jd

April 10th, 2009
6:43 pm

On the Republican side, Oxendine is the clear choice. Never would I trust Cagle and his political legerdemain as governor. On the Democratic side, who cares? If Obama has not alienated his supporters by the time the Georgia gubernatorial election rolls around, I will be surprised. He has already driven the country down the path to communism through a socialist agenda unmatched by even the 20th century’s greatest crook and Obama’s idol: FDR.

Sp Ed Teacher

April 10th, 2009
7:15 pm

The Teachers of GA will make sure that Roy never wins–remember last time? So, who ever runs for Governor, better not talk about furloughs for Educators.

Right now, my vote is with Ox. He knows how to listen to people, then, do something about it.

By the way, in addition to out of state college degrees, I also have one from UGA. As a teacher, I want those making and signing things into law to know what they are doing. The more education, the better; unless it is an on line degree.

SB

April 10th, 2009
7:25 pm

Before anyone considers voting for Karen Handel, you need to look at how
she handles and mishandles the Secretary of State’s Office. There is more fraud, waste and abuse going on in that office than can be noted. In addition, while the rest of government is being forced to furlough, etc…, Ms. Handel prefers to choose this time to get rid of people she doesn’t want around and hire the people she does. Yes, I did say hire. The face of the Secretary of State’s office has changed tremendously since she’s be in office. So please people think about who you want running this state. And I, for one, want someone who is educated beyond high school and is willing to consider the whole state, including Atlanta.

Who needs a degree?

April 10th, 2009
8:37 pm

I know a lot of people with out college degrees and most of them could do a better
job of governing this state. Heck, my dad only has a 6th grade education and I think
he is smarter than most the college classmates I had. Common sense and what is
in the best interest of the state is whats missing in Georgia politics.
And as far as the educational system in Georgia, we have too many PHDs who
couldn’t run a two child day care center making decisions. Once again, a degree isn’t
everything!

National Democrat, but a State Republican

April 10th, 2009
9:32 pm

Karen Handel does not have a degree and she has a chip on her shoulder because she doesn’t have one. She has had the opportunity to attend school…she could have gone to night school. When she worked in the Governor’s Office after his first election, she was rude and obnoxious to everyone. When she was on the Fulton County Board, she was the same. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle is basically a protege of our current Gov. Sonny Perdue…remember his relationship with GENA (DOT Commissioner). His failure to stand up for the citizens during this legislative session. While John Oxendine has tried to make changes and support the citizens of this great state. However, John is not favored by the Republican party…they won’t support him, he is a “wild child” to them. They actually don’t want him in this race. He is an independent thinker. Also, John did not say anything that most progressive Georgians aren’t thinking….does Casey think beyond what’s in front of him?

d

April 10th, 2009
10:05 pm

We’ve got some good dems getting into this race. Unfortunately, too many Georgians say “Oh, little R next to that name, I must push that button” regardless of the qualifications of the candidate. Look where it got us. I’m not saying all Republicans are bad or all Democrats are good, but for Heaven’s sakes people, make informed decisions.

d

April 10th, 2009
10:08 pm

To add to the Karen Handel thing — frankly she has made the Secretary of State’s office too political. That should be one politically neutral office, but no, she’s ruined that.

College degree GOP female

April 11th, 2009
12:07 am

What Cagle and Handel don’t get is that we all know they have time to take night courses, correspondence classes, on-line classes–whatever–to at least show they care about education.To think we have gone from leaders such as Goernors Sanders, Carter, Busbee, Miller (even Sonny) who held advanced degrees to this bunch of political hacks who don’t care about the message they send to our kids is truly sad.

Native Georgian

April 11th, 2009
12:29 am

God help us all…

Rod

April 11th, 2009
12:58 am

Does not matter who wins it’s too too many OLD AGE REDNECKS in the country towns of Georgia that will vote REPUBLICAN no matter who they are,I suggest there just be one party and INDEPENDENT should be it I’m a DEM but I”ll vote for whoever has common sense,I agree J.O does not seem like a R he sure does not come across like a good ole boy usual Republican to me anyway,Reps in GA are wayyyy to arrogant!

Willx

April 11th, 2009
1:42 am

Why is it, Oxendine is so easily distracted by shiny objects and flashing lights?

No Go, J.O.

April 11th, 2009
7:21 am

Cagle is not going to be my choice but Georgians deserve all the trouble they will get if they vote John “Crash” Oxendine into the Guhvnuh’s mansion. This is the same guy that took $25,000 of taxpayer money to buy a fully-loaded Crown Victoria as a replacement for his State-issued car after he was told that his budget could not accommodate a new car. I guess he thinks we want “deep thinkers” who are thinking about how to get around the rules. WRONG. That is NOT the fiscal responsibility we need in State government.

John, save yourself and your friends (who are mostly lobbyists in the insurance industry) a whole lot of money; your history is going to dog you like the stench of a rotten fish.

HUH?

April 11th, 2009
9:05 am

Jim everytime I’ve heard Oxendine speak he’s had someone from his office around to refer almost every question to. How do you consider that knowing about insurance. What he knows is who to bring to the different functions.

nana

April 11th, 2009
9:22 am

At this point I wouldn’t vote for either one of them. I agree with the posts about Oxendine not really running anything. He is a fairly good speaker but like Huh? said he does seem to refer any questions to someone from his office. I am in the insurance business as well and have seen him on several occasions. As far as the posts that indicate if someone doesn’t have a degree they shouldn’t be running or they wouldn’t get that poster’s vote. I have a bachelors degree. There are so many people that I have met and worked with over the years that have Masters’ degrees and/or a PHD and they are frankly educated above their own intelligence. It’s sad and frankly unbelievable some of these people have a degree at all. While others that I’ve met and worked with have only a high school education and are far more intelligent than some that have degrees. Just sayin’ :-)

JR

April 11th, 2009
9:27 am

Oxendine did a great job of protecting a poor little insurance company from big bad me.

DeKalb Guy

April 11th, 2009
10:25 am

Karen Handel is our only hope. These two couldn’t open an umbrella.

rojer

April 11th, 2009
11:00 am

Typical GA… governor without a college degree. This state sucks. Atlanta is cool but im embarassed by the state.

SW

April 11th, 2009
11:52 am

If Handel is the only hope, then the revolution is near. She couldn’t even properly handle an election. If stood by and did nothing while thousands of Georgians waited in line, literally, for 8-10 hours, why would any of you think that any constituent services would be improved with her as Governor? She lost my vote because of that.

Oxendine / Cagle « Left on Lanier

April 11th, 2009
1:00 pm

[...] Commissioner John Oxendine calls attention to this by saying: To do things differently requires intellectual thought and sometimes (Cagle) [...]

Who needs a degree?

April 11th, 2009
8:16 pm

SW, you must be one of those nuts that rushed to the polling place
in the early voting. All of us with COMMON SENSE knew that on the
day of the GENERAL ELECTION was the best day to go vote.
I was in and out within 10 minutes as was everyone I know that
voted that day.

James Day

April 12th, 2009
11:27 pm

What has Oxendine done as ins.comm.Took over a zoo left by Tim Ryles who left the dept in much the same way Clinton left the White House but instead of missing W’s it was O’s.He streamlined the office and cut the pork and unproductive.He has done more with less than any other agency in the state.And for a plan for our states future,compete with other states like Fla and Texas and eliminate the income and state property taxes with a fair-tax.Everyone would pay their fair share.The wealthy are leaving states like NewYork,Calif,NewJersey,Conn because of insane taxes with out a benefit to them.We need to attract these people because they start business and provide jobs.When was the last time you got a job from a poor person on welfare.John is looking towards the future for our state by learning from the past.The other repub and dem canidates are stuck in the mud with out a vision on leading this state further for the people.As a small biz owner I know all too well what holds us back.Unfair taxes that punish success.If John Oxendine is not elected I will take my biz and money to a state that rewards hard work.And to anyone that has the opinion like NewYork Gov.David Patterson had in regards to Rush Limbagh,all I can say is read Atlas Shrugged.The land of Gault may be near.What will the lazy and people with no ambition do when we are gone.All I can say is good luck.Some of us are tired of carrying the ones with no initiative.Have a nice day.

[...] And John Oxendine says Casey Cagle doesn’t like to “think hard.” [...]

Mike

April 13th, 2009
1:16 pm

I do believe that anyone who wants to serve as governor needs to be educated beyond high school. We need someone to run this state who has a background in either engineering or urban planning, not someone that a bunch of people in south Georgia vote for because “they’re like me.” During our drought, instead of consulting environmentalists and engineers to resolve the problem Sonny decided to hold a prayer vigil on the Capitol steps (nothing more than pandering to the religious right for votes). I only have an Associate’s degree but there’s no way I’d vote for someone who’s less educated than myself, that’s just stupid. Why the hell would anyone vote for someone who’s less educated than they are???

Mike

April 13th, 2009
1:18 pm

SW, I agree with you one hundred percent. She was defiant when asked about extending poll hours for early voting which is what Florida did. You’re right, she doesn’t even have a clue as to how to handle an election, no way she gets my vote for governor.

Jefferson

April 13th, 2009
1:52 pm

They could be used as a bad example.

AM in ATL

April 13th, 2009
2:18 pm

Wow, so a high school diploma from a state that ranks 2nd to last in education is enough to run for governor? Do you people not understand that we rank behind MISSISSIPPI and Post-Katrina LOUISIANA in education?!

Karen Handel is a joke. And yes, she is part of the good old boy network. She pulled a Shirley Franklin/Sarah Palin on you: she was promoted during her campaign as an outsider, but she had the backing and clout from old-school, insider good-old-boys. Why do you think they supported her? Because she’s their mouthpiece.

rebecca

April 13th, 2009
2:40 pm

Responding to Roska’s comment regarding John’s ‘Daddy’.

Mr. Oxendine is a kind, generous, intelligent man. No strings pulled, just a positive role model – which we need more of these days.

.02

Brian

April 14th, 2009
2:55 pm

Atlanta drives the state? It may be in the drivers seat but your driving a container ship from the port. Without the ports this state would be lifeless. Just ask anyone trying to sell a home in Atlanta…

Stephen Frazier

April 15th, 2009
2:19 pm

I have just one question for all you “No degree is a no go” types. Can you show me where any of the geniuses WITH the degrees have been so great? I would guess that the vast majority of politicians have been lawyers. Since the majority of educators are liberal semi socialists, doesn’t it follow that these educated public servants were taught by left wingers?

I personally favor politicians who are down to Earth, with at least a passing familiarity with COMMON SENSE.

As for who cares for the “little guy”, what good is all your education if you need some politician to “care”for you?

AM in ATL

April 15th, 2009
3:41 pm

Stephen Frazier – That would be a good argument if we were ranked a little higher in education (maybe in the top 95%?)

Braves#1

April 21st, 2009
9:34 am

Oxendine is very smart and hes been to many other coutries where they do things right and has seen first hand what lower taxes and balanced budgets can do for the ecomony of a state. I have dealt with him in the insurance industry and he knows his stuff. He also does not beat around the bush. Hes right to the point and one person that I dont think corruption would get ahold of. He wants the best for Georgia and he knows how to go about getting it.

If Oxendine wins the election, Georgia can look for corporations to relocate here because he will invite them by lowering taxes. While Obama tears apart the nation (and thats what hes doing) its up to the states to make sure that we remain stable and Oxendine has the knowledge and the experience to make Georgia very stable in these times. We need jobs here and we need the fair tax and those are the two things he will hit first. Believe me when I say there is not another running that I would even begine to consider voting for. Go look at his home page and read up about what he sees for the future of Georgia without all the lying and cheating that goes along with it.

TSmith

April 29th, 2009
1:35 pm

To Tony:

I think you may be more interested in seeing some state workers out of a job than that actual magnitude of the issue at hand. But for you information. Just recently the department was recognized for helping Georgians receive over 22 million in insurance benefits they were owed. These are funds that were legally due to policyholders. Funds they may not have received without the assistance of the department. Not the office you speak of that is under Purdue. The office of Oxendine has triumphed for Georgians.

Just recently the department was recognized for helping Georgians receive over 22 million in insurance benefits they were owed. These are funds that were legally due to policyholders. Funds they may not have received without the assistance of the department.

TSmith

April 29th, 2009
1:38 pm

To Braves#1

Obama is doing an excellent job of employing his diplomacy skills to get other countries in alliance with America. This country has always been in factions before Obama’s time and shall be after as thisis the way of the world to be torn apart. Have you even heard of the recent successful meetings with Russian and China??