1. GOPwits says:

    It’s nice that his inside arrangement with the State of Georgia allowed him to afford such a nice piece of property… I can assume that we won’t see any “Ghetto Grandmothers” out at this old man’s place…

    I hope that he gets to spend more time at this idealistic retreat as he goes into retirement.

      • macho says:

        Since he hasn’t accomplished one thing on immigration, I love the “leader” terminology. In the business world if you were a manager and dedicated a large amount of your time, and your underlings, to a project you never completed, you would probably lose your job; in Congress you receive accolades. I’m always amazed at how much praise we give Congressmen for trying, but not accomplishing. Nathan was a Democrat when the Democrats were in Charge and a Republican when the Republicans were in charge, if there is one thing I’m sure about, it’s Nathan was not effective when it came to protecting our borders.

        Right now, states like Arizona and Georgia are being smothered by illegal aliens because of a lack of leadership from the Federal government, and specifically from people like Nathan Deal who did nothing more than warm a seat.

        I don’t want to hear how difficult it is to accomplish something in Congress. If you were their for 20 years and couldn’t get something accomplished, then move out of the way and let someone else, who can articulate the subject matter better, have a shot at getting something accomplished.

        It seems to be a contradiction to brag about being a “leader,” but use the size of Congress and the difficulty in getting things done as your deniability.

    • kcordell says:

      “idealistic retreat ” If you’ve ever driven by Nathan’s place you will notice that there aren’t any power lines running through his property.

    • SFrazier says:

      Eric Johnson had an opportunity to lead in immigration when he was head of the Senate and enforce 287g that Deal and the late Norwood worked hard to write and pass. Instead he ignored it and allowed illegal immigration to spiral out of control in Georgia. Eric Johnson failed the people of Georgia…

    • SFrazier says:

      Nathan Deal was a leader on the immigration issue when he was in
      Congress. He helped Rep. Charlie Norwood draft the CLEAR Act, which is
      now sponsored by Rep. Martha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). He also took charge on the birthright citizenship bill after Rep. Brian Bilbray left Comgress.
      He was the lead sponsor for the bill the last few Congresses, including
      the current Congress. He fought amnesty and pushed enforcement in
      H.R.4437 and safeguarded against illegal aliens getting covered in the
      health care reform bills.

      • In The Arena says:

        After Rep. Deal took over for Rep. Bilbray, the number of representatives supporting the birthright citizenship bill went from about 30 to over 100.

        • GAPoliticsisfun says:

          From 1990 – 2010, the number of illegal immigrants in Georgia grew from about 30,000 to about 480,000. Thanks for your leadership Congressman Deal.

          Typical DC lifelong party switching politician saying that sponsoring a bill or two is leadership. He couldn’t get the job done in DC, why should we believe he can get the job done in Georgia?

          Real leadership is finding a way to get the job done.

          • In The Arena says:

            Deal had a lot of his own party fighting against him because they thought cracking down on illegal immigration would hurt the GOP politically. It is hard to get anything passed with opposition from your own party.

            Now that this problem has spun out of control, it is a popular issue. Nathan Deal fought for this issue before it became front page news. Washington should have listened to him for the last 17 years and we would not have this problem.

          • macho says:

            Congress is the only place were a guy can watch the number of illegal aliens in Georgia grow from 30,000 to 480,000, under his tenure, and then brag about his leadership on this issue. If I were him, I’d be as ashamed on my lack of accomplishments on immigration as I was on that junkyard with the fixed government contracts.

            • Ambernappe says:

              By the way, that may be part of his promise to reduce State government – more monopolistic contracts will reduce the number of people to administer them.

          • Lady Thinker says:


            Excellent comments regarding Deal’s failed immigration leadership.

      • GOPwits says:

        “Supporting a bill” and actually getting something done are two different things.

        As Governor, you can’t just “support” things, you have to “do” things. We need only look at what Nathan’s “done” to know what kind of Governor he will be. Called out on corruption and under investigation, Deal resigned to avoid a full inquiry into his special relationship with the state that made him a millionaire. He even used his official Congressional staff to try and protect his sweetheart deal.

        That’s corruption that Georgian’s won’t like the more they learn about it. And while, it may not all come out during the primary, rest assured that National Democrats will make sure it’s the only thing anyone knows about Nathan Deal.

  2. ZazaPachulia says:

    li’brals and illegals! Obamacare! My pretty white grandsons fishing in my pond!

    All smoke and mirrors to hide the fact that Deal.Real. is a crooked party-switching political opportunist who would make a terrible governor.

  3. Biased says:

    The frame they picked for the video is priceless… he looks like the old man from Gran Torino

    • ZazaPachulia says:

      that’s pretty funny… except Deal.Real lives on an idyllic country estate — not in the hood near “ghetto grandmothers.”

      Don’t expect some Hollywood transformational ending.

  4. Romegaguy says:

    Blame all of our problems on those damn politicians in DC… Wait a minute. Wasnt Deal a Congressman and thus part of the problem?

    • GaConservative23 says:

      He’s blaming the federal government for failing to solve the illegal immigration problem. That’s not hypocritical at all when he was actually fighting an uphill battle on the issue.

      • In The Arena says:

        There is no one in Washington who fought harder against illegal immigration from 1993 to 2010 than Nathan Deal. Even Republicans opposed Deal because they did not think the issue would play well politically. It is actually pretty fortunate for Georgia given the situation we are facing right now to have the authority for the last 17 years on fighting illegal immigration as our next governor. You could not hand pick anyone in the whole country stronger on this issue.

  5. The General says:

    “Hi..I’m Nathan Deal.” All it takes is 2 seconds…but nooo the man just jumps into his message.

    Aren’t they all just fighting a name ID battle in the primary anyways?

  6. B Balz says:

    Whew, got all those comments out in ’bout one hour. Like ’em or not, Mr. Deal sure makes an impression, in person and on the TV. Strong handshake, dead-on eye contact, strong, unwavering voice.

    Tough competitor, squarely going at Roy.

  7. Capt. Jack Sparrow says:

    Washington HAS failed. Deal is part of that. The only thing Deal did as our congressman was get rich with his no-bid contracts.

    At the end, when he says “the only thing I’m thinking about is you” notice he walks up on his great grandchildren. Hmmmm? The visual suggests that he’s thinking ’bout them!!!

    Without a salvage yard no-bid contract to inherit. How will they survive? Oh the humanity!

    • SFrazier says:

      Your argument is just plain silly. Washington may have failed us but Nathan did not. That is why he was rated one of the ten most conservative members in the house.

        • ReaganRepublican says:

          He was more conservative than most republicans when he was a Democrat in the house. When he became a Republican, the democratic leadership said there was nothing lost because of his conservative record.

          • GOPwits says:

            Yes, voting against parental notification for minors wanting an abortion is a real conservative position isn’t it?

            How about his vote to allow the UN to command US Troops? Or better yet, his vote to keep HillaryCare alive and off the budget books is something to crow about!

            Deal is just another corrupt politician from Washington…

      • Biased says:

        he was also rated 4th most corrupt. It’s okay, the ethics committees drop the pending charges when you leave to campaign… I’m sure it was pure coincidence

      • Capt. Jack Sparrow says:

        Not trying to be the grammar police, but you misspelled corrupt. It starts with a C but doesn’t have “onservative” after it. C-O-R-R-U-P-T. In the dictionary you will find it in two places: Oxendine & Deal.

  8. bowersville says:

    The illegal immigration issue: GOP primary with 34% undecided:

    Handel, email and/or press release touting Governor Brewer endorsement and challenging Barnes for a public position statement.

    Deal, video that is plain spoken with sincerity and relevant to the amount of public tv airtime;

    Handel—tends holds her own,

    Deal—stands to gain.

  9. GOPwits says:

    A Deal / Oxendine race would be a very very sad situation. You’re literally picking from two corrupt career politicians. I think most voters would just stay home on that one.

    Karen is our only viable candidate against Roy Barnes for the fall. Her competitors have so much ethical baggage, Delta can’t even handle it all…

    Mr. Deal is just angry that his inside arrangement with the state is over… He can’t count on that gravy train anymore. You know, he used his official staff to try and preserve the program and have it permanently put in place? That’s why he had to resign in such a hurry from Congress – not to raise money – but rather to avoid the full Ethics Committee investigation.

    Not only that, but you folks thinking that he’s all conservative should know that Nathan also voted against parental notification of minors seeking an abortion. How can you vote against that?

    Before there was Obama care there was Hillary Care and Nathan voted to keep it off budget…

    Thanks for your leadership bro, but you can keep all that in Gainesville…

      • GOPwits says:

        Oh dear and the Grand Bald One is so much better. He lied about his business with the state and how much money he made off of taxpayers and tried to get away with it, but was caught.

        Georgia isn’t looking for a career politician who got rich off taxpayers and just let the gravy train roll because he was making bank off of the heavy spending…

        Georgia is looking for a proven conservative who will cut the fat and lead Georgia to a prosperous and robust future for all of its citizens – not just the well connected special interests…

        • KariDee says:

          Deal’s business was paid no money by the state of Georgia. Let me repeat that, Deal’s business was paid NO MONEY by the state of Georgia.

          • GOPwits says:

            Deal became a millionaire thanks to a sweetheart “deal” with the State of Georgia and used his Congressional Staff to try and protect the arrangement. He had to resign from Congress to avoid a full investigation into the matter.

  10. bwjohnson83 says:

    Ethics will be his downfall. The dems are ready to attack him on his congressional ethics issues.

    I’d think he’d be higher in the polls with all the name recognition. Maybe voters want something different. The Washington connection might hurt as well.

    I think all of the GOP candidates will have problems against Barnes. The exception is Jeff Chapman. If he makes a move late………..he’ll have no problems beating Barnes………….the others might have a fight on their hands.

    Vote Jeff Chapman! He’s everything the conservatives, independents, republicans, tea partiers say they want.

  11. Progressive Dem says:

    Let’s ignore the real issues and talk about something that’s important to the party regulars.

  12. CobbGOPer says:

    He’s just trying to catch up to Handel, who bested everyone with Jan Brewer’s endorsement. Karen is also calling for an AZ-style law here in Georgia. She has the right views when it comes to this issue.

    And she’s not a crook.

    • ACCmoderate says:

      No, she’s just a liar.

      Also… Eric Johnson was calling for the Arizona style law before Karen was.

      • Lady Thinker says:

        But Governor Brewer endorsed Karen and NOT Deal or Johnson. BTW, you calling Karen a liar does not make her one.

        • ACCmoderate says:

          Me calling her a liar doesn’t make her one. Her being a liar makes her one.

          I don’t care who the accidental governor of Arizona endorsed.

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