Nathan Deal brags about a Neal Boortz endorsement

Nathan Deal, the Republican candidate for governor, has Tweeted out an offhand endorsement from WSB Radio’s Neal Boortz this morning. Said Boortz, according to a Deal campaign transcription:

“This one has been fun to watch over the past week. Virtually all of the Democrat candidates have had their noses stuck so far up the teacher’s union hindquarters that some of them are going to need resuscitation….

“Roy Barnes is so beholden to the teacher’s unions that if they asked him to moo like a cow … he would do that and give milk as a bonus.

“You folks in Georgia need to do something. For my money, Nathan Deal is your best bet.”

This is not really a surprise. Boortz has co-authored two books on the Fair Tax with U.S. Rep. John Linder, who is backing Deal.

But an obnoxious reporter asked the Deal campaign if it was comfortable with the Talkmaster’s libertarian-like refusal to disavow either gay marriage or abortion. Boortz might even know a few Log Cabin Republicans.

“We hate nothing but lies,” replied Deal spokesman Brian Robinson.

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45 comments Add your comment

Deal Real Steal

June 16th, 2010
2:02 pm

Not only does Deal line his pockets with tax payers money, and use the influence of his office to keep the deal, he is a hypocrite on gay issues.

Deal voted to allow gays in the military, he voted to allow funding for schools to teach the homosexuality is an accepted lifestyle, and he brags about getting endorsed by someone who support gay marriage.

Deal, Real Hypocrite

GaBlue

June 16th, 2010
2:03 pm

“It would be in the best interest *of the children* to remove the flashing lights and stop signs from school buses, so they can learn to survive crossing the street on their own wits.” — Neal Boortz, after being annoyed that his morning was delayed three or four minutes by the nanny-state requirement that cars stop for children boarding a school bus, an egregious violation of their civil rights that cripples them developmentally. Credibility not required.

Base

June 16th, 2010
2:06 pm

Brootz and Deal they are both crooks,why am I not surprised!Both need to retire!

T-Bone

June 16th, 2010
2:10 pm

Boortz is a Deal fan? Thanks, that’s all I needed to know. Moving right along.

Red

June 16th, 2010
2:10 pm

No choices for Governor. This is the worst talent pool I’ve ever seen with so many actually running.

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)

June 16th, 2010
2:19 pm

15 MOST CORRUPT

**Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA)**
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL)
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)
Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV)
Rep. John P. Murtha (D-PA)
Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY)
Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)
Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-IN)
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)
Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

http://www.crewsmostcorrupt.org/

Red

June 16th, 2010
2:22 pm

Wow. Even from the dead, Murtha is corrupt??

????

June 16th, 2010
2:23 pm

Deal’s spokesman must hate him..

““We hate nothing but lies,” replied Deal spokesman Brian Robinson.”

Where's Herman Talmadge when you need him?

June 16th, 2010
2:27 pm

As a gay man, I think I’ll make myself a drink and think about my next trip to the casino. There’s enough sin to get me kicked out of the Georgia Republican Party for sure.

No Ox, Noo Raw Deal, Nooo Linger Longer Johnson, Noooo King Roy

June 16th, 2010
2:33 pm

Some things you just can’t make up, Boortz & Deal as a partnership.. forgot they are both lawyers like the Ox & King Roy..

The Name Says It All

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

June 16th, 2010
2:42 pm

Here’s the report on Deal’s corruption http://www.crewsmostcorrupt.org/files/Deal%20Profile%20Final.pdf
which is too bad, for his stance against illegal immigration would otherwise make him the member of the Gay Old Pervert party to beat in Georgia.

Needless to say, the Porters, DuBose and Carol, are who we need under the Gold Dome, this time.

Bobby Anthony

June 16th, 2010
2:52 pm

Who is Brootz? He must really be stupid if he thinks most of the teachers in Georgia want Barnes to be the Governor. What union is he harping on? Is it GAE or Page? Why doesn’t he talk about the lawyer’s union (the ABA) or the doctor’s union (the AMA). The reason is neither are unions. They are professional organizations which lobby on issues important to its members The same is true of Page and GAE. Maybe teachers should unionize in Georgia and go on strike. It would create quite a turmoil in the economy. That is why I hope it never happens, but people like Brootz, whomever he is, could drive a teachers uniion into becoming a reality.

the real deal of crooks

June 16th, 2010
3:05 pm

Its really sad that of the four major GOP candidates for governor, two of them have huge ethics issues (Deal and John Oxendine), and one is willing to say anything to anyone to get elected (Handel). A couple of weeks ago, I heard this Architect and former State Senator from Savannah named Eric Johnson talk, and he seemed to be the best one of all of them, and is actually sincere and has no character issues. I’d encourage any of the viewers of this blog to check him out, I’m tired of these joke candidates with shady resumes telling nothing but lies to get elected, running for office, lets get people that aren’t career politicians and state employees into office that actually understand the economy.

Trey

June 16th, 2010
3:09 pm

Nathan Deal will re-store honor and dignity to the Governor’s mansion from the first minute he takes office.

joeyd

June 16th, 2010
3:13 pm

Nathan is highly regarded for his leadership at home and in Washington. Throughout his over 30 years of public service, Nathan has earned the respect of his colleagues, his constituents, and the people of Georgia for his character and his dedication to advancing traditional Georgia values.

Really

June 16th, 2010
3:14 pm

the real deal of crooks. You think it’s OK for a sitting state senator to steer $1,000,000 worth of state contracts to the firm that he was a principal in, then forgot to report $300,000 of it? It’s wrong to use your elected position to make yourself richer.

No Ox, Noo Raw Deal, Nooo Linger Longer Johnson, Noooo King Roy

June 16th, 2010
3:16 pm

the real deal of crooks 3:05 pm

You need to look at Johnson’s connection with Jamie Reynolds and the taxpayer ripoff Johnson tried to pull with Reynold’s Linger Longer company. Too bad Johnson might be a little less bad than Deal & Ox but not enough to earn a thinking person’s vote.

????

June 16th, 2010
3:20 pm

joeyd

June 16th, 2010
3:13 pm

if ..”dedication to advancing traditional Georgia values.” means stealing from the Taxpayer then Deal is your man. I am pretty sure I’ll be voting “None of the Above”, Chapman in the primary and the lessor of evils, the ox, in the runoff.

CREW cut

June 16th, 2010
3:35 pm

15 MOST CORRUPT

**Rep. TOM PRICE (R-GA)**
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL)
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)
Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV)
Rep. John P. Murtha (D-PA)
Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY)
Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)
Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-IN)
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)
Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

Neal shows his @ss

June 16th, 2010
3:36 pm

Ever hear Neal ream a caller for not having the “precise definition” of something.

Define “union” Neal. Of course you won’t, because then you’d have to admit can’t because THERE ARE NO TEACHER UNIONS IN GEORGIA.

No wonder Neal won’t venture out onto these blogs. He knows he’d have his @ss handed to him.

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

June 16th, 2010
3:45 pm

That’s true. His intellectual dishonesty, hypocrisy and the “mute” button are all Boortz has “going” for him. Collegiate swimmer who dodged the draft with “asthma?” What a capon and a fraud!

Zell WTH are u?

June 16th, 2010
3:48 pm

what ever happened to a Zell Miller type, do the right thing.

Real Deal= JOKE

u thought Perdue took money; Deal goes in with his hand out

Genarlow

June 16th, 2010
3:56 pm

Johnson is nothing but special deals for special interests. The guy’s connected beyond belief to big money interests in this state. All you have to do is see his leadership and who contributes to him. Like what he says? What he says and what he represents are always vastly different. If you hate the backroom deals Sonny has done, you’ll REALLY hate Johnson.

As for Will Jones’ rant and desire for the Porter bunch, you have that same crowd in office now in Sonny Do. “Aw Shucks” country that has completely screwed over the state. He is still a Democrat and always will be one. The GOP was stupid for buying into his act of self preservation.

No Ox, Noo Raw Deal, Nooo Linger Longer Johnson, Noooo King Roy

June 16th, 2010
4:05 pm

I’ve read all this blog and all I can say is WE ARE SCREWED

Neal shows his @ss

June 16th, 2010
4:15 pm

No Ox Raw Deal, etc. you have made the SADDEST and TRUEST statement of the day.

Dick in Gainsville

June 16th, 2010
4:33 pm

ATLANTA — The state Ethics Commission is investigating a complaint filed against former congressman and current gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal over his use of campaign funds to pay legal fees to defend himself in a federal ethics probe.

The Associated Press reported in April that Deal, a Republican, had used more than $19,000 in contributions from his state campaign account to pay legal fees related to a congressional ethics investigation.

The probe ended when Deal resigned from Congress in March to run for governor.

The ethics complaint, filed by Alpharetta resident Elizabeth Ott, said Deal violated state law by using campaign funds for his legal defense.

In her complaint, obtained by AP on Wednesday, Ott said it “would defy logic as well as the letter and intent of the statute” for a candidate’s state campaign account to be tapped for an investigation related to a separate, federal office.

Deal’s lawyer, Randy Evans, has maintained the payments were legal. The former congressman’s campaign said they acted on the advice of Evans, a leading campaign lawyer whose clients have included Newt Gingrich.

“The commission should dismiss the case as soon as this comes before the members,” Brian Robinson said Wednesday. “It’s a frivolous submission.”

State law stipulates that campaign funds must be used for “ordinary and necessary expenses” related to running for office. Whether a congressional ethics investigation qualifies appears to be gray area in Georgia.

Commission lawyer Tom Plank said he could find no advisory opinion or precedent addressing the use of a state fund to pay for legal fees incurred as part of a federal probe.

Congressional investigators were looking into Deal’s dealings with state officials on behalf of his Gainesville auto salvage business.

In 2008 and 2009 Deal, then a member of the U.S. House, lobbied the state’s revenue commissioner to preserve a lucrative no-bid contract that had funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to his company. Those activities were first reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution last year.

Evans acted as Deal’s lawyer in the congressional probe, accompanying Deal to 2 1/2 hour meeting in Washington with members of the Office of Congressional Ethics on Dec. 16. On Oct. 30, Evans met with investigators in Atlanta.

Deal resigned from the U.S. House on March 21 saying he wanted to focus on winning the Republican nomination for governor.

But days later the Office of Congressional Ethics released their report anyway. It said Deal’s conduct may have violated House ethics rules. They recommended that the House Committee on Standards investigate. Deal resigned before the panel decided whether to take up the matter.

Deal’s gubernatorial campaign shelled out $19,714 in legal fees in October and December 2009 to Evans’ firm McKenna, Long and Aldridge. Evans told The AP the payments were for his work in the ethics case.

Deal’s campaign has declined to say whether another $17,363 in payments to Evans’ law firm in January and February were related to the ethics investigation.

Ott’s complaint alleges all $37,000-plus in payments were related to the ethics case.

Plank said it us unlikely the commission

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/nation/ethics-commission-investigating-deal-complaint-95978069.html#ixzz0r3AjB052

Retired Solider

June 16th, 2010
4:57 pm

Genarlow- Johnson is connected to rich and important people? I’m shocked! Don’t you think the same thing can be said about Barnes or any of the other serious candidates on the Dem or Rep side? How else would they have progressed in their political career. If that is the best “shot” you have against Johnson, he is in pretty good shape.

????

June 16th, 2010
5:05 pm

Retired Solider 4:57 pm

Since you are a big real estate mover & shaker, I assumed you would know about Johnson’s affair with Jamie Reynolds, Linger Longer and The State of Georgia. You might want to do a little research before sticking your foot in your mouth

????

June 16th, 2010
5:15 pm

The Ox=Crook
Raw Deal=Crook
Handel=Confused
Johnson=Crook
Chapman=Honest

Why is the only honest person in this race in last place?

Retired Solider

June 16th, 2010
5:22 pm

I’m a big real estate mover and shaker? You obviously have me confused with someone else. I wish I could plead guilty to your charge.

I have never met Jamie Reynolds, never heard of Linger Longer and my foot while being a bit big hasn’t passed my lips yet. But I’ll be happy to see if it fits your 4th point of contact wise guy.

Retired Solider

June 16th, 2010
5:22 pm

Because of your support ????

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

June 16th, 2010
5:56 pm

The fascist, anti-American front, GRTL has provided this guide of their endorsed candidate to make it easier for patriot Georgians to know for whom not to vote:

Georgia Statewide Races As of 6/14/10
Democratic Primary: No Recommendations

Republican Primary

US Senate: No Recommendations

Governor
Jeff Chapman
Nathan Deal
Eric Johnson
Ray McBerry
John Oxendine
Otis Putnam

Lt Governor
Casey Cagle

Secretary of State
Brian Kemp
Doug MacGinnitie

Attorney General
Preston Smith
Max Wood

Insurance Commissioner
Dennis Cain
Rick Collum
Ralph Hudgens
Tom Knox
Stephen Northington
Gerry Purcell
Maria Sheffield

Labor Commisioner
Mark Butler
Melvin Everson

School Superintendent
John Barge
Richard Woods

Commissioner Of Agriculture
Gary Black
Darwin Carter

PSC
John Douglas
Tim Echols
Jeff May
—-

Unfortunately Jeff Chapman has diminished his Jekyll Island “hero” status by being on the list for his willingness to forbid a victim of rape or incest from getting a legal, medical sound abortion…a position held properly only by the followers of Rome’ pedophile, Babylonian priesthood…from which we escaped to create America, and its greatest state, Georgia.

Fortunately the Porters aren’t endorsed by GRTL, which should recommend them to all true Georgians.

As to

Genarlow
June 16th, 2010
3:56 pm

Sonny Perdue is a veterinary school Vietnam draft-dodger.

DuBose Porter gave up a law practice to run a newspaper, with his transparently blessed “Georgia Peach” of a bride.

If you have “something on them,” please use your own name and speak the truth. From deep Georgia roots, he seems “workmanly,” and she seems extraordinary…a great improvement from the status quo.

The rest are obviously corrupt, either tarred with the Gay Old Pervert association or clearly without integrity.

It isn’t too late to get a write-in campaign going if the “lights” on this blog have some worthy to place in nomination.

If GRTL approves them, they are no good for women, no good for Georgia, because they’re working “undercover” for the Roman Anti-Christ…even if it’s Jeff Chapman.

ProgressivePeach.com

June 16th, 2010
7:53 pm

“Obnoxious reporter”? Sounds like a reporter doing his job, unlike you AJC butt-boys!

Hey Morons Who Don't Do Research

June 16th, 2010
8:19 pm

You should careful when repeating what Boortz tells you like a bunch of sheep because less than 5% of Georgia’s teachers are unionized, and the Georgia Association of Educators and PAGE are voluntary organizations not unions. They don’t have a collective bargaining agreement with the state, or any county or city school system. Neil Boortz blabs about teachers unions in Georgia without bothering to do any research to find out that Georgia teachers are 95% non-union, and since he is your hero you just say what he says. I feel sorry for you.

Deal is a crook

June 16th, 2010
8:51 pm

Deal makes millions off the state, then decides he doesn’t need to show up to represent his district. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9cTNAKFE8s

Wounded Warrior

June 16th, 2010
9:22 pm

Ray McBerry is a child molester. He uses puppies to entice middle school girls to meet him on dirt roads, gives phones to minors, and also computer erasing programs to cover his tracks.

Very disappointed with this lot for Gov., and also with the rest of the candidates running for other offices.

Syrupmaker

June 16th, 2010
9:44 pm

Nathan Deal will lead our state from 29th most favorable tax climate to do business to 16th most favorable, according to the Tax Foundation. This is a concrete fact, based on Deal’s realistic plan. Our state will not have to raise taxes and it will not have to cut programs, because of the increased revenue coming in to our state. Ignore the baseless attacks from clueless candidates and their mouthpieces that have no idea about how to run a government effectively. Deal will lead our state to prosperity. He has laid out the specifics of his plan, and the experts have vaildated it. Please vote for him so I can make a good living and raise a family comfortably right here in Georgia.

uno

June 16th, 2010
10:04 pm

What deal led to Deal’s departure from Congress?

Fire Eater

June 17th, 2010
4:38 am

Atlanta Establishment fears GOVERNOR DEAL as he will drive the illegal aliens out of Georgia…Roy Barnes is placing his hopes on the Buford Highway and the Dekalb/Clayton crowd. This is going to be an interesting race.

????

June 17th, 2010
6:49 am

Retired Solider 5:22 pm

I’d be happy to meet you any time . As you remember unlike you, I actually have combat experience.

Dick in Gainsville

June 17th, 2010
7:09 am

Fire Eater

June 17th, 2010
4:38 am

Deal is opposed to holding employers responsible for hiring illegals. Come up to Deal’s “home”, here in Gainsville to see how effective Deal has been in getting Illegals out of Hall County. Up here we know Deal is all talk & NO action, except when he is using his position to line his pocket.

Boortz endorses VT shootings too

June 17th, 2010
7:13 am

Boortz has a track record of stupid endorsements including his endorsement of the shooting of the teachers and kids at Virginia Tech (I told you it was stupid). He did so as early as a day or two after the mass shooting.

WTF

June 17th, 2010
9:00 am

????, you left one name off your list. Boortz=A-hole

James

June 17th, 2010
9:40 am

Boortz’s endorsement of N Deal goes right up there with Boortz’s endorsed of another crook, former Atlanta Mayor and convicted felon Bill Campbell. Boortz surely knows his crooks.

deegee

June 17th, 2010
9:41 am

Oh, good. A self-professed BS artist is endorsing a candidate running for Governor of GA and the candidate is happy about it. What a tool.