In the north Georgia grassroots, a Republican defection from Nathan Deal

Over at SWGA Politics, Jeff Sexton points us to something that has provoked much conversation within the ranks of the state GOP – please pardon the trademark violation.

Mike Carter of Cleveland, Ga., a Republican activist and an Eric Johnson enthusiast during the primary, has resigned his spot on the state committee because of his concerns over Nathan Deal’s run for governor.

Carter posted the news on his Facebook page:

I recently resigned as a GAGOP State Committee Member so that I could say the following without retribution from the GAGOP. This was a very regretful and most difficult thing for me to personally do! I took this position very seriously andfaithfully served the GAGOP and was a very active Member of the State Committee. I attended every meeting and every possible activity and event as a Member of the Committee.

I trust you as well as others can now see that I knew a lot more about Nathan Deal and his unethical, intentional and calculated misconduct when I began to point people to resources to do their own research as good honest Conservatives should do. Nathan Deal’s situation is not simply about helping a family member realize a business dream that failed. His family should be left out of all of this (I mean this from the bottom of my heart) this is about how he has handled everything as a US Congressman and now candidate for Governor of the state of Georgia.

Nathan Deal is a desperate man and we all know that desperate people do desperate things. We do not need a desperate man and the people he surrounds himself with holding and working in the highest office in this state! That is crystal clear!

There’s more, but you get the flavor.

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Perimeter Progressive

October 1st, 2010
10:24 am

Nathan Deal is a man who has misused campaign funds in order to pay exorbitant air travel fees (to a company he co-owns, no less), made bad business decision after bad business decision, lied to cover up his various bad decisions, lied about his finances, and used his political office to protect his company’s no-bid contract with the state. If this isn’t enough to persuade his loyal supporters that he is unfit for office, then perhaps whatever next scandal to break will do the trick.

http://perimeterprogressive.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/gop-state-committee-member-abandons-nathan-deal/

Neal

October 1st, 2010
10:30 am

“Nathan Deal is a desperate man and we all know that desperate people do desperate things. We do not need a desperate man and the people he surrounds himself with holding and working in the highest office in this state! That is crystal clear!”

I just had to copy this line and paste it, because I have been trying to form the words to express how I feel. Mr. Carter has said it perfectly.
With a state in a financial mess, we don’t need a man (decent or not) who’s life is also in a financial mess. Please confirm for me that I don’t live in a state that can’t figure out this simple truth. Whether you like Barnes or not, he’ll only be there 4 years and no one questions his ability to write a budget.

rod bodiford

October 1st, 2010
10:31 am

Sonny Perdue = Nathan Deal = More Corruption under the Gold Dome

Ooh La Lah

October 1st, 2010
10:37 am

Listen up , Goobers and gals! The bottom line is that barring pre-election indictment , get ready to greet as the new Goobernor of Gooberstan, the Honorable (LOL) Nathan Bedford Forrest Deal

shyril

October 1st, 2010
10:39 am

Well there you have it. How can any one vote for Nathan Deal under these circumstances?

heartofdarkness

October 1st, 2010
10:39 am

“No one every went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public”.
P.T. Barnum

Sick&Tired

October 1st, 2010
10:40 am

This guy is an example of the kind of person we should hear more from in politics. I applaud him for coming out and speaking to what he knows. I hope he goes into more detail.

Ol Hummon

October 1st, 2010
10:42 am

Those who have a problem with running this goober gauntlet for the rest of your life better get in touch with Delta or Greyhound; also I-75 will take you out. Because it is going to get much worse from this point, as the goober gauntlet and the .bagger Taliban solidify their grip on the Solid South aka Gooberstan.

Hope this helps!!!

I can see Russia from my house aka half governor of Alaska

October 1st, 2010
10:42 am

Nathan, come on up here to Alaska and help me keep an eye out for the Russians. You and I will get along real well. Like two peas in a pod.

You betcha!

JD

October 1st, 2010
10:43 am

A conservative who places principles before party! A true patriot!

to heck with it

October 1st, 2010
10:44 am

Well…. At least you know what Deal is going to do when he gets into office. Barnes will immediately do an about face and initiate his true alternative or progressive agenda to support Obama if he were to take office.

Both candidates stink!!

to heck with it

October 1st, 2010
10:46 am

If I have to choose between a crook and a socialist party member, I choose the crook. At least I can put him into jail for his transgressions without being called a racist or a nazi.

Lawrence

October 1st, 2010
10:47 am

I am not proud to vote for Deal, but you Democrats cannot be proud, either. We do not need RoBy Barnes again. We are in a mess.

Giant Black Snake

October 1st, 2010
10:49 am

Using certain words in a post will cause it to not appear. For instance, a word that describes a certain kind of ‘bagger. Is there a list of words you cannot use to post?

Jonathan

October 1st, 2010
10:49 am

Good man for speaking the truth.

A vote for Nathan Deal is a vote against our states future.

to heck with it

October 1st, 2010
10:52 am

Maybe it is time to vote Libertarian? Our corrupt political 2 party system is providing us with the worst of two evils. A vote for Barnes or Deal will hurt our state.

Aquagirl

October 1st, 2010
10:53 am

The rest of the GOP(tm) doesn’t want to hear this, they’re too busy trying to slide Deal into office. It’s all about the power, baby! GOP(tm) voters don’t want to hear it either. Sorry you wasted your effort Mr. Carter. Join Karen Handel on the bench and cheer for your trash-laden party.

The Snark

October 1st, 2010
10:54 am

Kinda tough to blame this one on the “liberal media.”

WAW

October 1st, 2010
10:58 am

Admire Mr Carter’s adherence to his values but Georgia is a Republican state and it makes no difference what party candidate has done or who the candidate is. Republicans will vote for the party candidate. Roy has given Georgians a choice and if they refuse to accept it, he can go home to Marietta and play with his grandkids with a clear conscience.

There are still Party members in Russia who thinks the Party should once again take control. The Republicans require a Pledge to the Party, for the Party and only the Party. After this election, they will be given HERO awards for sure. May the Republican Party Rule Forever – NOT!

Red States

October 1st, 2010
10:58 am

Yes….I agree…Mr. Carter (probadly related to Jimmy) is a desperate man.

Lester Redux

October 1st, 2010
11:00 am

Goobers! Deal is the candidate who can work with the Lesterlature. He may bring Speaker Richardson in to serve as liaison. Also to bash the immoral gays!!!

Now practice the new Jawja State Cheer:

GO GOOBERS GO!!!… GO GOOBERS GO!!!… YAAAAAAAY… GOOBERS!!!!!!!!!!!

gopgirl

October 1st, 2010
11:02 am

woopie doodle doo. a state party committee member resigns and that is news?

Lawrence

October 1st, 2010
11:04 am

I would vote Libertarian but that indirectly would be a vote for RoBy Barnes.

Hmmmmmmm

October 1st, 2010
11:05 am

Neal, Please don’t compound the error by voting for Barnes. He is just as bad, if not worse! Everybody vote Libertarian and lets rid ourselves of this two party(failed) system…..

Doug Alexander

October 1st, 2010
11:11 am

Does Mike Carter really think there’ll be “no retribution” simply because he resigned before making his statement? While I appreciate his candor, he surely must know that he will be ostracized by everyone who is loyal to Deal, which likely is most of the people in his neck of the woods. And if Deal IS elected, his discomfort will only increase. I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t wake up to a burning wooden donkey on his lawn some morning soon. It’s a shame that this is what happens to people to “speak the truth as they see it,” but throughout human history this has been the result. At least, unlike so many who post comments on this web log, he used his real (full) name, and is willing to stand by what he thinks. That is rare and precious and ought to be rewarded, but alas it will not.

Sad State

October 1st, 2010
11:15 am

What really stinks is that Deal is going to win anyway just by having an “R” next to his name.

to heck with it

October 1st, 2010
11:15 am

Roy Boy is actually from Mableton. I know his family and history, which is why I can not vote for the man.

Lester Redux

October 1st, 2010
11:16 am

Yeah, post with your real name so the ‘bagger Taliban can know who to target.

majii

October 1st, 2010
11:18 am

Mr. Carter must be applauded for his attempt to inform voters of the danger of electing Nathan Deal to the position of governor of our state. This is a very rare instance in which a politician who is more loyal to his state and its citizens than he is to a political party or its candidate is willing to be honest with voters. He has sounded the clarion call, but will voters take his advice or turn a blind eye to Deal’s shortcomings and vote to put him in office in spite of knowing that the end result will probably be the further destruction of the state’s economy, and a governor who will be more dedicated to helping those special persons/groups that help get him elected than he will be to our citizens? This is an opportunity for those who say they believe that politicians should be ethical in their private and public lives to practice what they’ve been preaching.

Lester Redux

October 1st, 2010
11:19 am

Ooh La Lah said:

October 1st, 2010
10:37 am
Listen up , Goobers and gals! The bottom line is that barring pre-election indictment , get ready to greet as the new Goobernor of Gooberstan, the Honorable (LOL) Nathan Bedford Forrest Deal

Ooh LaLah, you are so right!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doug Alexander

October 1st, 2010
11:19 am

@’Lester’: Riiiiiiight. As we’ve seen, all anyone needs is an IP address anyway. Just ask that miliatary liason fella who WAS attached to Saxby’s office…

Lester Redux

October 1st, 2010
11:20 am

The Nathan Bedford Forrest Deal name is hyperbole? Or is that the real Deal?

Doug Alexander

October 1st, 2010
11:22 am

If Nathan Bedford Forrest Deal was actually his name, I’d bet he’d be 20 points ahead of Roy instead of a mere eight.

Lester Redux

October 1st, 2010
11:23 am

Well Doug, there are plenty of us who believe that ol Suxby Shameless sent that email, and as is his draft-dodging modus operandi, he got a military man to take the fall. That guy has probably suffered no consequences and got a better assignment to take one for the team.

Karen Handel Supporter

October 1st, 2010
11:24 am

I am going to vote for Roy Barnes. Deal spread so many lies against Handel so I cant see myself voteing for Deal.

bart

October 1st, 2010
11:25 am

I suspect you’ll see more Republicans defecting from the Deal campaign. The man is a sleazebag, and when and if he’s elected, we’ll join Mississippi and Alabama as the redneck capitols of the country.

bart

October 1st, 2010
11:27 am

And by the way, I too am a Handel supporter who would not vote for Deal if he were the only one running.

Lester Redux

October 1st, 2010
11:28 am

Bart said: when and if he’s elected, we’ll join Mississippi and Alabama as the redneck capitols of the country.

Little late on that one Bart… and add S Carolina and the other member states of Gooberstan!

Lawrence

October 1st, 2010
11:31 am

We know what a sleaze Barnes was (and is), can Deal be any worse?

gm

October 1st, 2010
11:32 am

To heck with it: Your comments are the reason people think georgia is a hick state: Please turn off fox news and look up and research the word socialist>

Most of you idiots hicks never heard the word Socialist untill 3 time college drop out Sean Hannity and ex drug users Gen Beck, Rush L, start throwing it out there.

Whacks Eloquent

October 1st, 2010
11:32 am

“Well there you have it. How can any one vote for Nathan Deal under these circumstances?”

two words…Roy Barnes

Luckily, the Libertarians actually have a mentally sane candidate running this time. Oh I would love to see a runoff, with John Monds as one of the two candidates left standing!

YourDaddyWasRight

October 1st, 2010
11:33 am

————-Hey, gopgirl & all the rest of you so-called great Americans who are willing to elect and turn the combination to the safe of the state treasury over to a liar and thief like Nathan Deal, you have no morals and you value nothing except the letter “R.”

catlady

October 1st, 2010
11:34 am

Mike Carter for Governor!

hl

October 1st, 2010
11:44 am

GM, It really is difficult to have a honest discussion on this site when many write what they think are scary words without knowing what they mean. I especially like when someone throw out the term fascism. lol
The election of Deal concerns me because of his finances and his past decisions. When you co-sign a loan it is your responsibility to make sure what you sign is accurate and complete. IMO

bart

October 1st, 2010
11:45 am

Whethr you like Barnes or not, he left the state in good financial shape and he has proven in both his personal and professional lives that he can manage money, unlike Deal. Look at the mess Perdue is leaving the state in, and Deal will be worse. How can anybody vote for a known crook to be Governor. Your money will not be safe. Plus, think about what we are telling our kids if we vote for Deal: It’s okay to be unethical, irresponsible, and a crook. You can always be a Governor! How sad!

Diehard

October 1st, 2010
11:46 am

Good riddance. His great grand daddy probably was a Union soldier. He can join the Tom Price Turncoats Caucus.

I've Had It

October 1st, 2010
11:47 am

——–gm, your’re giving college dropouts a bad name by associating them with Sean “Vanity,” another one of those hypocrites who, like Glenn “The Psychotic” Beck, Rush “The Pill Popper” Lameboy, and Dick “The Draft Dodger” Chaney never found the time or had the guts to put on a military uniform like many of the rest of us did and fight to preserve their right to steal from the masses. Saxby did the same thing. Bad knees, he claimed. So did Rush. Bad knees he said. I wonder what Sean Vanity’s reasons were for not serving. Probably that pesky ‘ol Bad knee problem. It seems Republican draft dodgers and cowards all suffer from a strange infection of bad knees.

to heck with it

October 1st, 2010
11:48 am

To GM:

This is not about winning or losing for your party. Neither party is worth a dime and has no worthwhile principles that I can immediately think of.

I will drop the socialist description for the democratic party when they stop trying to “spread the wealth”. Does Marxist work better for you?

Please get off your high horse and look up the word “patriot”. This does not describe either one of the gentlemen currently running for governor, especially Roy Boy.

I am most unhappy with the name calling if someone does not agree with your opinion. As a person just completing his master’s degree in business, I would dare to say that my academic achievement is at least on par with most other voter’s background throughout this country.

If you can provide a plausible shred of proof that “spreading the wealth” is not indicative of the socialist or communist mantra, please feel free to serve me up a glass of the absinthe you are hiding under your desk so I can enjoy my day as much as you.

Kowboi

October 1st, 2010
11:48 am

Nathan Deals from the bottom of the deck

bob

October 1st, 2010
11:49 am

It’s better to have Deal instead of King Roy. People don’t realize that if the Roy Boy gets in office he will be another Obama puppet and we will enjoy MORE higher taxes that Obama loves….