Updated: Ga. Dems target Republican ‘corruption’

The Georgia Democratic Party has launched a new Web site that it says details “cases of corruption, graft and backroom dealings from influential Georgia Republicans.”

The site, www.WhoTheyRepresent.com, targets U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal (R-Ga.), state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, former state Sen. Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) and U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby  Chambliss (both R-Ga.) Deal, Oxendine and Johnson are running for the GOP’s 2010 nomination for governor. Isakson is up for re-election next year.

“We felt like there was so much corruption out there, the people of Georgia might need a guide to keep things straight,” Democratic Party director Matt Weyandt said in a statement. “It’s important Georgia voters know who their Republican politicians are taking their marching orders from.”

The site details allegations or news stories about the five Republicans. The information is culled from articles in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other publications, as well as public records.

Efforts to reach state Republican officials for a response were not immediately successful.

Update 4:56 p.m.: Oxendine’s campaign manager, Tim Echols, accused Democrats of hypocrisy since former Gov. Roy Barnes, who is seeking another term in 2010, railed against an Oxendine video released last week that depicted Barnes as a rat.

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Many USG Faculty and Staff & K-12 Teachers

October 22nd, 2009
9:27 am

We feel strongly that you should add Governor Perdue, and many additional legislators to your list. They have chosen to disregard countless emails to the Governor’s Office regarding the fact that the Board of Regents has NO accountability to anyone by, at the very least, introducing legislation to bring back the BOR accountability to someone other than themselves. Seth Harp, Chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee, will not address major unethical practices by the BOR because of the “good ‘ole boy” network. View full story at:
Recently confirmed compensations via Open Records request to BOR by Jim Walls, Atlanta Unfiltered:
$1,820,697 — Wayne Clough, former Georgia Tech president (includes $500,000 cash, a $38,000 car and a split-dollar life insurance policy valued at $750,000 from the foundation)
$1,666,639 — Carl Patton, retired Georgia State University president
$1,573,606 — Michael Adams, UGA president (includes $786,106 due from the UGA Foundation as of June 2008)
$600,000 — David Bell, Macon State University president (includes $400,000 due from the Macon State foundation)
$495,990 — Thomas Meredith, former University System chancellor (includes $180,990 from the University System of Georgia Foundation)
$480,000 — Daniel Rahn, Medical College of Georgia president
$262,500 — Erroll B. Davis Jr., University System chancellor
$127,000 — Beheruz Sethna, University of West Georgia president
$90,000 — Dan Papp, Kennesaw State University foundation
$75,000 — Bud Peterson, Georgia Tech president since April 1
$7,191,432 – Total


October 22nd, 2009
5:49 pm

Hello FBI. Hello U.S. Attorney. Hello GBI. Hello Attorney General. Pay for play is standard operating procedure here among the good ol’ boys of Georgia. But you don’t seem to have noticed!
Maybe that is why our state is near the top of every list of shortcomings. Our pols are too busy lining their pockets to notice or care that GA is sinking in the muck.

Republican Gut Check

October 23rd, 2009
11:38 am

I noticed that all the serious Republicans Governor candidates are on the list. You can’t help but notice that Karen Handel isn’t named on the list. Even the Democrats know that Handel is not a serious candidate and will never be a threat to them.


October 27th, 2009
2:18 pm

OMG…..If it was not racist, I would say: “This is the pot calling the kettle black!!!!” How long were the Dems. in control of Ga.?? That is how long their corruption was covered up! Thank you Matt Weyandt for insulting everyone’s intelligence. We need YOU to keep everything straight for us? Where have you been for the last 100 years?


November 1st, 2009
1:53 pm

Anyone but Attorney General Thurbert Baker. He is such a hypocrite and employees people who violate the law, while enforcing the law for all others! Furthermore,any African-American that votes for Thurbert Baker, obviously is unaware of his record for opposing practically all major issues concerning African-Americans in GA. NO BAKER!


November 5th, 2009
11:58 pm

Nathan Deal – Do white men from the south always use those words in polite conversations? When it comes to race relations, he is a uniter not a divider, right? But maybe he thinks he only represents the white populous and the rest be damned.

The meal Deal should join forces with Orly taitz, he is a closeted Birther. Oh wait what this;

Judge Land and now judge Carter, smack down the crazies (case dismissed), poor little Birthers.

Not even “Fake News” Bill O’Reilly believes the crazies, how funny.


To all the birthers in La, La Land, it is on you to prove to all of us that your assertion is true (TOUGH WHEN YOU KEEP LOSING CASES), if there are people who were there and support your position then show us the video (everyone has a price), either put up or frankly shut-up.

In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme religious right (people who love to push their beliefs on others while trying to take away the rights of those they just hate) and that is who they need to extract from their party if they real want to win. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, “We Ain’t Coming Out”.

I heard that she now wants to investigate the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC).

I wonder if she is a mail order bride, just like her law degree? She is perfect reporter material for “Fake News”, where unfounded rumors and innuendo reign supreme , unlike a our US courts of law, where you need to present documented facts, not half baked lies (prepare for more failures).

A lawyer, dentist, realtor and black belt, WOW I must say a JACK of all trades master of none.

Posted by: Preston on November 5, 2009 at 3:31 PM | PERMALINK
Preston@3.31p – if you think Orly Taitz is “interesting”, go look at the website of Cris Erickson, who posted above you a few spaces. She’s running for both Senator AND Governor of Vermont next year, as an independent.

And, she’s suing a whole bunch of people for a whole bunch of different things. Including “celebrity actor Patrick Swayze” who she seems to be accusing of giving her late husband cancer. The court suit seems to have been thrown out of court because everybody involved was “corrupt”. There seems to be a lot of other court cases she’s involved in.

ALSO, she is offering a way for “foreign investors” to gain US citizenship by investing in some company she’s set up in Vermont. Seems somewhat illegal, but then what isn’t these days?

She’s kinda next in line to Orly Taitz in wanting to make a big deal out of Obama’s “birth certificate”, as she writes above. Where do these people come from?


December 13th, 2009
2:26 pm

well.. it’s like I thought!