About that photo of Nathan Deal in Hitler garb

If you are an editor at El Nuevo Georgia, a Spanish-language newspaper, commit the following to memory: El primero que citar Hitler pierde.

The first one to invoke Hitler loses.

Republican Twitter feeds were buzzing bright and early this morning with the newspaper’s photo depiction of Nathan Deal with a swastika armband and a bottle-brush moustache.

That discussion about civil discourse? It didn’t make it across the language barrier.

We won’t show you the photo – you can check it out here if you’re so inclined.

But the Insider’s in-house translation service did come up with a quick-and-dirty English version. A certain Democratic lawmaker from Duluth might be a little red-faced this afternoon at being quoted in the article that ran with the Hitler illustration.

The piece was a fairly straightforward look at Governor Deal’s campaign for governor, including a review of the his family’s financial woes and the congressional ethics investigation.

Here are the last few paragraphs:

Dark years of persecution are coming

On the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights’ radio program, architect Teodoro Maus and Adele Nicholl, immigrant activist, deplored both Deal’s success and his political platform based on generating hatred towards immigrants.

At the time, Pedro Marin, a state representative, said that, according to what Deal said in his campaign against immigrants and the general environment created by Republicans– not just statewide, but nationally, what is coming is not encouraging, and could lead to two very difficult years for every one, not just Latinos.

“I see that things are going to be very difficult in the next two years on the immigration issue,” Marin said. “What we want is for there not to be such persecution, and an end to civil rights violations,” affirmed the representative.

GLAHR, like other organizations that defend civil rights, has been preparing to try to counter– if possible– the anticipated barrage of laws which are expected. The Committee on Migration has put forward for consideration by the state legislature several possible cases of abuse of authority and violations of the civil rights of immigrant community in general.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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24 comments Add your comment


January 18th, 2011
4:00 pm

Yeah, that’s how to make friends with the new Governor! You just gotta believe that ol’ Nathan will just warm to them so much now. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be depicted as Hitler? Geeze!


January 18th, 2011
4:00 pm

At least Nathan Deal doesn’t pretend to be a Christian.


January 18th, 2011
4:05 pm

The state of Georgia does not have an immigration policy. Georgia can only enforce federal law.

And it amuses me that someone believes that limiting imigration is a “civil rights” issue. You do not have a civil right to come to the US, or any other country.

History Will Teach Us if We Learn

January 18th, 2011
4:12 pm

As an attorney and legislator, Gov. Deal was always was sensitive to the needs of the poultry industry in Hall county, despite whatever immigration rhetoric that had to be espoused for party purposes. He’s a decent guy as an individual and I can actually see him reaching out privately to the Hispanic community.

Rio Grande

January 18th, 2011
4:18 pm

“I see that things are going to be very difficult in the next two years on the immigration issue,” Marin said. “What we want is for there not to be such persecution, and an end to civil rights violations,”

So now illegal aliens are part of the civil rights movement? I don’t think so Pedro. Do some good for your Latino constituents and show them how to go through the process of becoming U.S. citizens. Then they’ll have civil rights. And the Hitler image is just disgusting!

If it quacks; its a Duck

January 18th, 2011
4:18 pm

If you are HERE in the United States ILLEGALLY … WITHOUT PROPER PAPERS …. YOU ARE BREAKING THE LAW….. Case closed. You are a CRIMINAL and you should be packed out of the the USA immediately. Why should the US let anyone one in the country when countries like Mexico have ZERO tolerance for anyone dumb enough to want to enter that country. The Mexicans that are here ILLEGALLY and have been educated at the taxpayers expense should be sent back to Mexico. They would be considered highly educated there and can help change their own country to be like the US……

[...] I’m not going to put the picture of Nathan Deal dressed as Hitler here. Go see it for yourself at the website of El Nuevo Georgia, or on Jamie Dupree’s twitter feed. You can read a translation of the meat El Nuevo’s article from the AJC’s intrepid Jim Galloway here. [...]

Sam Troy

January 18th, 2011
4:40 pm

I actually saw the El Nuevo frontpage on Sunday and was wondering when (and if) it would make to the larger outlets.

@JimGalloway, you would probably have 2,000 comments by now if you had posted the picture itself. Yep, it’s over the top.

When I want clown someone like Governor Deal, I prefer “Jefferson Davis in a dress,” references. Speaking of which, when are we gonna add a carving of “Jefferson Davis in a dress” to Stone Mountain right beside General Robert E. Lee???

The Ghost of Lester Maddox

January 18th, 2011
4:42 pm

And, if a white, male, conservative, Republican had talked of persecution against taxpaying legal middle class citizens by those who are here illegally, the LEFT would be blaming that person for pulling the trigger in Arizona, too.


January 18th, 2011
4:43 pm

If it quacks; its a Duck -

Strong words from someone who ‘earned’ their citizenship only because they had a mother who drank to much and ended underneath the dad you never knew

Ungrateful, racist white trash…

The Snark

January 18th, 2011
4:47 pm

We’ve come to expect this type of garbage from the professional right, but we sure don’t need it coming from any other quarter. If you don’t like a state governor, justify your position, and save the Hitler comparisons for those who commit murder by the millions.

The Snark

January 18th, 2011
4:50 pm

PS “Browncoat”: The idea that “only the federal government can enforce immigration laws” is nonsense legally, and was cooked up for political reasons. States certainly can have immigration policies, and many do.

Motocross Survivor

January 18th, 2011
5:12 pm

Hitler Schmitler. The endless Holocaust™ huckstering has made even mention of the name Hitler a credibility-destroyer in recent times. Give it a rest clowns.


January 18th, 2011
5:14 pm

Snark, that is not what I said. Only the US government can regulate immigration. I specifically said that Georgia CAN enforce Federal Law. RTFP


January 18th, 2011
6:22 pm

Deal the hitler you can believe in.


January 18th, 2011
6:41 pm

I see where they’re coming from, but they’ve got it all wrong. Hitler was evil, but he was a total idiot.

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

January 19th, 2011
4:25 am

Those who promote and protect illegal Hispanic Roman Catholic immigration, pawns in the historic war between the Old Sectarian Order of “king and pope” and Our New Secular Order’s American Exceptionalism which in 1776 recognized Individual and the People’s sovereignty over false elite rule serving “the few,” who now invoke Hitler to disparage American patriots combating Rome’s organized invasion for conquest of America, Jeffersonian whig by the Creed’s three mottoes, whose “marching orders” to their excess slaves of Latin America to go to America to take the jobs of non-Roman Catholic Blacks no longer willing to be fascist plutocracy’s “de facto” slaves since the Civil Rights movement are openly published: “The National Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry,” Publication / Office of Publishing and Promotion Services, United States Catholic Conference, No. 199-7, are enemies of all that true Americans know to be holy.

When confronted by irrefutable evidence that, institutionally, the Roman Catholic Church, identified by Th. Jefferson, America’s Author, Founder, and Prophet, as “the real Anti-Christ,”"an engine for enslaving mankind” (the city of Rome, whose motto was “Urbis et Orbis” – City and World – centuries before “Pontifex Maximus” stopped meaning “Caesar” and started meaning “pope,” was “the “Wall Street of the global slave trade” for over 2,000 years), was “morally, ethically, and legally culpable of having committed the Holocaust” through its catspaw Adolph Hitler, the response of a paid member of the Roman Catholic global academic legal elite was: “Anti-Roman Catholicism is the anti-Semitism of the American intellectual,” the same sentiment expressed thirty years later in the Roman Catholic “The Daily Beast.”

Aren’t “intellectuals” supposed to be smart, and give the right answers?

Rome funded the rise of Hitler and Nazism to combat the threat of Marxism (1937’s papal bull “Divini Redemptoris” triggered Kristallnacht and the Holocaust): through its American collection plates (the largest cashflow in history); its correspondent bank (the Rockefeller family bank lately discovered fraudulently and treasonously putting the stateside wives and children of soldiers and Marines serving in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq out of their houses and “on the street”), the Rockefellers’ “bagman” Prescott Bush (who mentored and fathered two of JFK’s and Dr. King’s assassins to send us as catspaw to Roman Catholic-ruled Vietnam, Richard Nixon and GHWBush), and Bush’s fellow papal knight Fritz “the Rockefeller of Germany” Thyssen, author of “I Paid Hitler.”

Once our border is sealed, the multi-generational treasons of Rome’s Fifth Column addressed and the assets of Rome’s fascist plutocracy in Our Land seized (Rockefellers “put on the street:” justice for Chase Bank’s treachery), including those of its pedophile Babylonian “church,” only then can we begin the civil discourse surrounding those illegal immigrants who wish to become assimilated English-speaking Americans free of the treason of their papal, Fifth Column, church hierarchy.

Until then, if Nathan Deal is genuinely fighting for Georgia’s People against the transparent and published designs of the Anti-Christ system we escaped, yet entrenched in Europe and Latin America, if he keeps his graft and corruption to a bare minimum otherwise, he and righteous politicians like him, will always have my vote.

[...] a Hispanic-language local rag upset about his stance on illegal aliens. AJC columnist Jim Galloway says: “That discussion about civil discourse? It didn’t make it across the language [...]

phil c

January 19th, 2011
11:01 pm

Amazing how much Deal in a Nazi uniform and brush mustache looks just like Lou Dobbs in the same get up. Separated at birth? Hmmmmm.

Ghetto Grandpa

January 20th, 2011
9:17 am

Its OK to photoshop a photo of Obama to look like Hitler. Its OK to call Obama a jihadist, marxist, socialist, communist, nazi, etc., etc. I don’t recall anyone on the right that was bothered by the Tea Partier’s putting Obama into Hitler garb.

But its not OK to do the same thing to a Republican?

Any y’all call liberal hypocrites?


January 20th, 2011
10:04 am

Am I right that El Nuevo Georgia is owned by Cox? Sorry if I am wrong but I wouldn’t be surprized, and Cox owns one of the Spanish speaking papers.

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

January 20th, 2011
10:28 am

Yeah, and an arm of “Cox” is by and large honoring Free Speech here, so no need getting too torqued up over it.

the ghost of russ minshew

January 20th, 2011
1:43 pm

May I had how a) dead-on and b) hilarious Ray is? (At least up to the point where you dropped the “white trash” epithet. You were doing great til then.)

the ghost of russ minshew

January 20th, 2011
1:44 pm

“may I ADD…:” Sorry.