Deal Up On TV First

July 23, 2010 8:56 am

by Buzz Brockway · 86 comments

Hat Tip: Political Insider


Chris July 23, 2010 at 9:02 am

Noah: Papa, why do you want to be governor?

Deal: ‘Cause grown-ups like me in Washington are just spending too much money. They’re hurting us here at home.

CMOB July 23, 2010 at 9:07 am

Maybe we should have someone is Washington fighting for us.

Wait Deal was in Washington for a day or two, how did that go for us?

David Staples July 23, 2010 at 9:15 am

“Noah: Papa, why do you want to be governor?

Deal: ‘Cause grown-ups like me in Washington are just spending too much money. They’re hurting us here at home.”

I like your version better.

ACCmoderate July 23, 2010 at 9:55 am

If you’ll notice, the grandchild is even skeptical of that line.


Rick Day July 23, 2010 at 11:13 am

Noah: Papa, why do you want to be governor?

Deal: ‘Cause grown-ups that look like me expect people who look like them to be their only choices. We can’t have a woman doing a white man’s job, now can we, son?”


therightdirection July 23, 2010 at 11:35 am

This gender warfare is already getting old, and fyi there are a lot of people who haven’t made up their minds–including myself.

CobbGOPer July 23, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Maybe this will help you make up your mind:

Deal. Real. Corrupt.

John Konop July 23, 2010 at 9:03 am

When the CDC moves and all the jobs surrounding it after DEAL eliminates private business from working on stem-cell research what will he say to the kids then?

zigmaster July 23, 2010 at 9:23 am

What stem cells are you talking about? Adult?

John Konop July 23, 2010 at 9:36 am

GRTL made it clear they support IVF is murder. And as far as stem-cell why not let the private sectors decide what to invest in? In the private sector we do not get insider investor deals with state like Nathan Deal got, we have to earn it.

John Konop July 23, 2010 at 9:36 am

GRTL made it clear they think IVF is murder.

zigmaster July 23, 2010 at 10:20 am

You’re not being clear. Where are the stem-cells going to come from?

Romegaguy July 23, 2010 at 10:26 am

we have to earn our insider investor deals?

Tireless July 23, 2010 at 9:41 am

LMAO….your fixation with the CDC is hysterical. Maybe we should renamed Atlanta to Fetusville. We can make it the abortion capital of the world. Think about all the research we can atttract if we can supply a steady stream of inexpensive dead babies to examine.

Provocateur July 23, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Either Fetusville or Gayville would make Konop happy.

Or…perhaps ‘Bibleville’ since he likes to pull-out quotes at random times to bolster some argument he is having with himself…

Ambernappe July 23, 2010 at 10:24 am

Oh, well, we will not have to drive so far to Chapel Hill and other favorite spots oin North Carolina.

zigmaster July 23, 2010 at 9:03 am

It works.

The General July 23, 2010 at 9:06 am

This is another product of the Deal campaign that I’m not impressed with. IMO, he should be completely in charge of this race…. yet he has to be “cute”. Its more corny than cute.


redrock July 23, 2010 at 9:06 am

Definitely hokey. But it might be effective.

Rick Day July 23, 2010 at 11:01 am

Effective especially for voters with the same IQ as the kids 😀

MSBassSinger July 23, 2010 at 8:43 pm

I thought the commercial was a bit hokey, but I got the point and it was a good point to make. And I’ll put my IQ up against anyone on PP.

And for those of you who think the social issues aren’t relevant, please check out this article on how it is affecting a student at Augusta State University (right here in Georgia).

I do wish we had a better choice than Deal or Handel, though.

John Konop July 23, 2010 at 9:16 am

The next Deal commercial

Child: Mr. Deal why did you vote for Medicare part D which is bankrupting my future?

Nathan Deal: My constituents wanted the benefits without paying for it and my job is getting re-elected.

Child: Why did you vote for No Child Left Behind which is destroying our schools while my mommy and daddy struggle to pay for the unfunded federal mandates?

Nathan Deal: Vote for me and I will bring this type of Washington leadership to Georgia.

ejmacg July 23, 2010 at 9:25 am

Two words: gawd awful. I took all I had to keep my egg mcmuffin down.

ACCmoderate July 23, 2010 at 9:57 am

Child: “Papa, why does your friend Mark Foley keep calling the house?”

fultonrighty July 23, 2010 at 10:01 am

This is straight off their website, John Knopp. It does not say all IVF is murder, nor does it say it is wrong. It says there are ethical ways to do it.

While GRTL empathizes with the many couples who turn to IVF as a treatment for infertility, we caution that some commonly used procedures surrounding this practice can cause the deaths of children at the embryonic stage. Any IVF procedure which leads to the destruction of human life at any level of development is opposed by GRTL. To protect both mothers and children, GRTL calls for parents undergoing the in vitro process to limit the number of human embryos created in a single cycle to the number to be transferred in that cycle. In IVF, as in any other means of procreation, the responsibility of parents to protect and nurture their children begins at fertilization.”

Rick Day July 23, 2010 at 11:05 am

and that totally arbitrary number should be…….?


Hell we ain’t ‘children’ until Minute One in The Outside World.

We all now know where all the un-aborted retarded are housed: AT GRTL


Tireless July 23, 2010 at 10:03 am

Let’s see how Handel counters this ad. Maybe it will go like this…..

(camera pans in with Handel sitting on the porch of a log cabin with a gay guy sitting on her lap)

Gay guy: “Ms. Handel, why are you running for governor?

Handel: “I want to be the first governor to openly embrace and endorse the gay lifestyle. Your community has seen a lot of hard times, albeit some was voluntary, some wasn’t.”

Gay guy: (two snaps and a finger twirl) “Oh goodie, we will finally have a friend in the Governors Mansion”

Handel: “Yes you do, princess. While I may have tossed some of you under the bus to get elected, trust me when I tell you I have your back. I am behind you all the way. Speaking of being behind you, where is your partner, Carlos the Cabana Boy? Tell him the next time you guys bump into each other that Karen Handel is his friend. Remember what I have always told you. It’s not what I say that counts, it’s what I do that really matters.”

(camera fads away and ends with the Rainbow Flag flying on top of the Governors mansion)

ACCmoderate July 23, 2010 at 10:09 am

Wow, you’re not intolerant towards homosexuals at all.

It’s people like you that give Georgia a bad name.

TPNoGa July 23, 2010 at 10:21 am

Sad, isn’t it. It marks the true end of a campaign when hate becomes your only argument.

gopgal July 23, 2010 at 12:51 pm

You’re the one who made the Mark Foley comment.

ACCmoderate July 23, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Oh, you mean Mark Foley… who isn’t a stereotype but a guy that acutally had sexually inappropriate contact with young boys?

Provocateur July 23, 2010 at 6:22 pm

And, that would be connected to Deal almost as much as….3 degrees of irrelevant separation between them.

What idiocy. It is not intolerance to a lifestyle that gives Georgia a bad name. It is having the highest per capita of idiots in the state that gives Georgia a bad name.

Rick Day July 23, 2010 at 11:07 am

Stereotype much?

How about a shuck and jive on the passing of Billy McKinney

Class: you have none.


Buzzfan July 23, 2010 at 11:10 am


Buzzfan July 23, 2010 at 11:11 am


Ambernappe July 23, 2010 at 5:28 pm

…………..and witless

fultonrighty July 23, 2010 at 10:08 am

GRTL supports research that can save lives of human beings without causing harm to other lives. Stem cell research where adult stem cells, cord blood, or other sources are used receive the support of GRTL. We oppose all forms of research where living human embryos are destroyed; this includes destructive embryonic stem cell research, as well as fetal tissue research.”

Adult stem cells are being used successfully in treating over 50 diseases and conditions right now and more are in the works. Embryonic stem cells are so difficult to control and direct, that they are not safe to use yet. Now adult stem cells are also being manipulated to resemble and act like embryonic ones, with similar uncontrollability issues. Be a pragmatist, as well as an idealist, by focusing on what really works–adult stem cells.

Buzzfan July 23, 2010 at 10:41 am

Adult stem cells (both pluripotent and multipotent) are being used in the vast majority of research……cord blood contans pluripotent stem cells…..but the research on totipotent stem cells require cells created by egg/sperm fusion or the first few cellular divisions thereafter.

Rick Day July 23, 2010 at 11:10 am

you can’t be Pro_life and Pro_death Penalty.

I want to know his stance on illegal abortions: how much jail time should a woman do for submitting to an illegal abortion, especially in the case of incest?

Rick Day July 23, 2010 at 11:10 am

oh, forgot…


CobbGOPer July 23, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Me = techno-luddite.

How do I get the little trademark sign on my new tagline “Deal. Real. Corrupt.”? :-)

Buzzfan July 23, 2010 at 7:11 pm

ASCII and you shall receive….

Hold down [alt] and type “0153”

zigmaster July 23, 2010 at 11:55 am

Ask Karen that question. She’s for banning 99% of abortions.

Rick Day July 23, 2010 at 12:02 pm

which, in order to protect the women (sorry, I choose protecting women over fetii) is why I am forced to vote for that idiot Roy “Cliff” Barnes.

*shakes fist at The Duopoly™

David Staples July 23, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Why not vote for John Monds instead of The Duopoly?&tm;

David Staples July 23, 2010 at 3:11 pm

dangit… The Duopoly ™

AnyoneElse2010 July 23, 2010 at 11:55 am

You guys LOVE dictating your morality and your thoughts on others. The diffence between abortion and the death penalty is the guilty vs the innocent. You make the stupidist straw man argument about abortion.

Ambernappe July 23, 2010 at 5:34 pm

The NRTL indicates that mother’s health, rape, and incest are no more than 7% of abortions annually – still tragic – but the genetic implications of pregnancy resulting from incest are more tragic.

Provocateur July 23, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Sure you can. The death penalty applies to those who commit the most heinous crimes against society. Pro-Life applies to protecting the lives of fetuses who have committed no crimes against society.

Very, very simple difference.

Jason Heyward for President July 23, 2010 at 11:19 am

Getting back to the topic. . .

I think Galloway’s take is right. This is an attempt to make Nathan look like a nice guy, sitting with grandkids, talking directly to them about why he is running for Governor. Then, when goes negative, people won’t be as upset at him for it.

Look for another ad next week, where he will attempt to trash Handel, call her liberal, say she supports abortion and gay rights, and who knows what else.

This is just an appetizer, your main course will be out shortly.

CobbGOPer July 23, 2010 at 12:35 pm

He must have raised a crapload of money since Tuesday to have this ad up on the air already… However, the question is where is it running and for how long?

Maybe he shot it out early and is only running it for a couple of days. A weeklong statewide ad costs what, $600,000 or so according to Galloway?

CobbGOPer July 23, 2010 at 12:37 pm

In other words, I don’t know how much of an effect this ad can/will have…

Jason Heyward for President July 23, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Yep, this is probably more for show than anything else. Probably runs lightly during the weekend. Then the real buy begins next week.

Ambernappe July 23, 2010 at 5:37 pm

More than likely coordinated with GRTL yesterday (Thursday).

Provocateur July 23, 2010 at 6:28 pm

It’s a better ad than one making Karen out to be a victim of everything ever uttered about someone else. The emotional meltdowns she has are going to be downright embarrassing were she to become governor.

“Georgia on my mind” would swiftly change to “Georgia always whines.”

jackson July 23, 2010 at 11:29 am

Thanks, Heyward, for pointing out this is a political campaign. Wow. Such insight.

As for “Trashing” it cuts both ways. Especially since Handel was THE FIRST candidate to use paid media — mail and tv — to attack another Republican.

Jason Heyward for President July 23, 2010 at 11:40 am

Dude, why are you getting pissy with me? This thread is about Deal’s first TV ad, not a policy debate on GRTL and stem cells. I was just trying to add my 2 cents on his commercial. That’s all.

I didn’t say that Handel was above such activities, and that she would never go negative. Just that this ad seems like a way to inoculate Nathan before the bullets start to fly.

If it makes you feel better, I’ll make a typical PP post:

Both Deal ad Handel are liberal, crooked politicians. I’m going to vote for the only true conservative in Georgia, I’m writing in Ray McBerry. States Rights!!

ZazaPachulia July 23, 2010 at 7:07 pm


zigmaster July 23, 2010 at 11:57 am

Karen will say anything to get elected.

“GA Gubernatorial Hopeful Karen Handel Would Outlaw Gay Adoption”

Jimbo July 23, 2010 at 12:37 pm

And Nathan “NCLB, deficit buster” Deal wouldn’t.

Jimbo July 23, 2010 at 12:33 pm

This ad comes out as being just plain hokey.
One of the most important rules in politics is to leave the candidates’ families out of it. Although this rule is usually applied to attacks and criticism of candidates’ families, the door swings both ways. By bringing his family into the election, Deal is breaking this rule.

FYI Deal supporters, he has been one of those people in Washington spending too much money for the past 20 years. If he can spend all of that money still be a “true conservative” as you guys claim that he is, then I would rather have “liberal” Karen Handel as governor.

CobbGOPer July 23, 2010 at 12:55 pm

He keeps showing the kids to contrast the fact that he’s got kids and by extension grandkids, while Karen and her husband are “barren” and should just go away because they don’t have a “family” so they can’t be “real” conservatives.

Deal. Real. Corrupt.

ZazaPachulia July 23, 2010 at 7:07 pm

I kept waiting for the part where he tells the kids to get off his lawn…

ACCmoderate July 23, 2010 at 12:46 pm

“Papa, why are you running for governor?”

“Cause ‘dem ‘dar gay, Mexican abortion doctors are trying to recruit you into their movement.”


jackson July 23, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Fair enough Heyward, if that was your attempt. However, your comment to “Look for another ad next week, where he will attempt to trash Handel, call her liberal, say she supports abortion and gay rights, and who knows what else” seems like a thinly veiled swipe to me. But hey, maybe its me. I shouln’t really read the comments as they are and try to discern the intent of them.

And, speaking of intent, Yes Cobb, Deal showing family members in an ad is definitely an attack on Karen Handel not having kids. With that logic, Nathan shouldn’t even appear in his ads because it shows he’s a man and she’s a woman.

Gawd. The insight on this forum is amazing. I don’t know why people pay for professionals when they can get this kind of advice for free.

TeflonMaster July 23, 2010 at 1:55 pm

This is just a set up for Deal’s next attack it. It will be the attack ad to end all attack ads. He is going to implicate Karen Handel in the most dastardly crime ever: GAY ABORTIONS!

Buzzfan July 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Point of clarification needed, here……are ‘TEH GAYZ’……
(a) the ones getting the abortions, or
(b) the ones performing the abortions, or
(c) the ones being aborted?

ACCmoderate July 23, 2010 at 2:44 pm

They’re getting abortions while simultaneously performing them

Romegaguy July 23, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Can someone expound on his phrase “Real Results”?

I assume he isnt talking about no bid contracts

Provocateur July 23, 2010 at 6:33 pm

I read that CREW link. They say the legislature was going to budget for $1.7 million….and yet, Deal’s deal was $1.4 million.

Looks like he saved the state $300,000. Yeah, that’s really bad.

jppaa July 23, 2010 at 3:28 pm

On an unrelated subject, I thought the following dialogue was hilarious this past Tuesday:

Reporter to Deal “sir, John Oxendine and Eric Johnson have concieded, what do you have to say about those two men?”

Deal “Eric Johnson is a class act” The end

fultonrighty July 23, 2010 at 3:40 pm

That’s awesome, if he really said it. I am getting pretty distrustful of quotes these days….

CobbGOPer July 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm

So it’s been out two hours and no posts on this freakin NRA endorsement of Deal?

Provocateur July 23, 2010 at 6:34 pm

This is, Cobb.

ACCmoderate July 23, 2010 at 6:48 pm

As Erick son of Erick would say: “Nathan who?”

ZazaPachulia July 23, 2010 at 7:13 pm

The Robespierre of Macon is about to release some dirt about Nathan Deal’s extra-marital gay affair with blogger Will Folks…

Doug Grammer July 23, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Erick is busy, building another imaginary binder.

EllisArnall July 23, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Papa, what’s an ethics violation?

Well son, I’m not quite sure. But I’m pro-life!

ready2rumble July 23, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Amazing how career politicians operate.

Deal’s first ad in the run-off says that DC is out of control. He was part of the problem, now he thinks he can be part of the solution? He has spent so much time in DC, that he has lost touch with reality.

I would suggest that he has a town hall meeting with the “ghetto grandmothers” so that he can get back to the real world.

Doctor Death July 23, 2010 at 9:17 pm

You Karen Handel people are sycophants!

Handel called Deal Today, a “Clinton Democrat” a charge even the AJC called “barely true” and” ignores all the facts.”

She is grasping at straws here, because she knows her goose is cooked.

Buts that what you Handel sock puppets do grasp for the outrageous, and IGNORE FACTS!

jppaa July 23, 2010 at 10:52 pm

And of course their gender cards and rough childhoods too.

Lady Thinker July 23, 2010 at 11:14 pm


You got us confused with the Deal campers.

ReaganRepublican July 23, 2010 at 11:31 pm
Doug Grammer July 24, 2010 at 8:45 am

She will either say “Whatever, It’s not signed by Sec. Handel, or not reply at all.”

I really don’t mind her support of Sec. Handel. On August 11th, I may be openly supporting Sec. Handel as well. I just think it’s funny about the way she covers up her ears and sings “la la la” whenever someone says anything non-flattering about Sec. Handel.

Gerald July 23, 2010 at 11:18 pm

What a horrible ad. Deal doesn’t realize that this “traditional southern conservative values” stuff was repudiated by voters in 2006 and 2008 because of the nonsense – and failures – of Bush and the GOP Congress, a failure that Deal was part of. Doesn’t he know that he only made the runoff because the field was so bad? If “none of the above” was an option, Deal finishes third, tops. People aren’t going to go for the same boilerplate pablum that the GOP has been running on since 1980, because if you look at their own record, either that stuff doesn’t work, or if it does so what; they lack the political skill or the competence to implement it.

Right now, Karen Handel for all her warts is seen as a policy person with a proven ability to work with people that aren’t in the traditional GOP constituency and get things done. Deal meanwhile is looking like Sonny Perdue 2.0 … a guy who will keep the seat warm for 8 years talking about the good old fashioned southern family conservative values that he represents while not doing a thing about education, transportation, the economy, the water crisis etc.

This “I’m not a liberal Democrat or a big city RINO with the wrong values” worked pretty good in the 1980s. It got Newt Gingrich elected when he tied his opponent to Atlanta and Andrew Young. But it isn’t the 1980s anymore. If Deal is going to win the primary and the general election (and again, love Barnes or hate him, he is a policy guy) he is going to have to start giving policy details. Because of the mess that this state is in, Georgians would elect a RINO like Mitt Romney or Rudy Giuliani in a heartbeat because those guys have a track record of getting things done. Deal doesn’t, so has to show that he either has ideas, or is willing to imitate ideas that have worked elsewhere.

Progressive Dem July 24, 2010 at 12:32 am

An appeal to grandparents. Boilerplate stuff. Move along. Nothing to see here.

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