Barnes releases two more ads

August 28, 2010 11:44 am

by Jason · 37 comments

Roy Barnes has put out two more ads hitting Nathan Deal. The first hits Deal on ethical issues stemming an investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics, which can be read here. Deal resigned, killing the matter from moving forward.

The other ad takes Deal to task for not releasing his income tax records:

H/T: Jim Galloway

Samuel August 28, 2010 at 11:51 am

Actually, Governor Barnes simply needs to replay many of Karen Handels primary ads. Speaking of K.H., where is she and what is she doing?

Ambernappe August 28, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Karen is certainly not hiding, is not depressed, is supporting the Republican Party, and no doubt, will continue to be an important asset to the citizens of Georgia. Unfortunately, it is not possible to recount recent comments she has shared with her friends, but Karen exudes the kind of character and ethics many people can only aspire to. Stay tuned.

Chris August 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm

The padlock ad really seems to be a “heh” ad directed towards his base. It really doesn’t give much detail and wouldn’t offer much to anyone who isn’t already aware of Deal’s problems.

Ambernappe August 28, 2010 at 2:57 pm

The Barnes campaign posted the “income tax” add on American Thinker. Perhaps the former Governor would reap far more benefit from AT by reading the essays and responses.

American Delight August 28, 2010 at 12:10 pm

“Fresh start” with an ex-governor? Yeah, that makes sense.

Georgia Judge August 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Another helping of Barnes?no thank you.

NoTeabagging August 28, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Boring! More of the same smoke and mirrors. I never believe anything in attack ads. The mere mention of these things in an attack ad makes me believe they are not true and lowers the credibility of the candidate.

Ambernappe August 28, 2010 at 2:59 pm

This one is easy to substantiate – Representative Deal has not made his tax returns public.

NoTeabagging August 28, 2010 at 7:48 pm

True, not public, but is there anything to hide??
It is a petty issue that frankly, my dear, I don’t give a rat’s @$$ about. Tell me what you can do for our state Roy, instead of making me run for the mute button during the news hour. I know Deal is slime, move on Roy.

Doug Grammer August 28, 2010 at 2:34 pm
Maurice Atkinson August 28, 2010 at 2:53 pm

But Doug, everyone wants to believe everyone’s a crook. The facts don’t matter… At some point people are going to have to come to grips with the fact that sometimes even tenured legislators are not a bunch of lying thieves… But then again, that would mean someone would have to admit they bought the spin and didn’t check the facts.

Doug Deal August 28, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Says the man who admitted he didn’t know anything about Deal in his manifesto.

Scott65 August 28, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Hardly an admonishment…did Deal use his influence to maintain his lucrative contract? You betcha. Was it illegal? Probably not. Did it cost tax payers of Georgia more money by locking out more competition? Yep it sure did. So for someone such as Deal who is worshiping at the alter of fiscal austerity, it seems odd that that it should apply to all of us…just not when his contract with the state is concerned

Doug Grammer August 28, 2010 at 4:48 pm

“You betcha?” Gov. Palin, is that you?

Scott65 August 28, 2010 at 7:24 pm

so glad you recognize sarcasm…

American Delight August 28, 2010 at 2:57 pm

In the first ad, isn’t it weird how everybody is huddled around Roy Barnes? (Including look-alikes of Franklin Graham, Nathan Deal, and Eleanor Holmes Norton…)

Scott65 August 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Are these from the Barnes campaign or independent groups? I didn’t see the “I’m Roy Barnes and I approved this message.” part of the video.

Chris Huttman August 28, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Good thing Roy isn’t running in a federal race or he’d be in trouble for not doing that! (Georgia doesn’t have a “stand by your ad” requirement)

Scott65 August 28, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Funny I thought I’d seen it on one of his ads before…not that it really matters much.

Doug Deal August 28, 2010 at 5:26 pm

It’s the first few trickles of water pouring through the dam.

If you don’t want attacks on the ethics of the nominee, don’t nominate a candidate who have ethics problems to attack.

Sticking one’s head in the ground doesn’t make the world disappear.

macho August 28, 2010 at 7:04 pm

But Nathan said Roy was a Southern gentleman and wouldn’t run a negative campaign against him.

Lady Thinker August 28, 2010 at 7:16 pm

But is Nathan a southern gentleman? I think not.

NoTeabagging August 28, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Well there is another issue for Deal to Flip flop on.

Scott65 August 28, 2010 at 7:28 pm

This might be the least of their worries…just to change the subject a bit…whomever the next governor of GA is…they need to pray (and yes Sonny…put that prayer into over drive) that the 10 day ECMWF model is wrong because for the last 3 runs its had an intense hurricane (thats Cat3 or larger or 115mph or larger) going in just north of SAV in 10 days. Hopefully Fionna wont be a name that sticks in anyone’s memory for anything except Shrek here in GA.

kolt473 August 28, 2010 at 10:56 pm

King Roy’s ads still negative why doesn’t someone ask the King why he betrayed GA on the flag, and why he screwed the teachers? Remember, ”FOOL ME ONCE SHAME ON YOU, FOOL ME TWICE, SHAME ON ME?” He’s not pulling the wool over me again. KING ROY should be defeated ABR= anybody but Roy. Hey Roy keep running your negative ads its turning me off to you apology tour is hooey, and shallow…..

fishtail August 30, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Kolt…are you on crack or just drinking too much Colt 45?

Howard Roark August 29, 2010 at 8:14 am

The Ox went negative. What were the results?

Karen Handel went negative. What were the results?

Just for old times sake.

Lady Thinker August 29, 2010 at 9:26 am

But Deal also went negative and won. Did you see the debate? I just saw the hightlights on Channel 2 news. Barnes said he released twenty-five years of taxes and that Deal refuses. Deal said Barnes wasn’t going to dictate how he runs his campaign. Looks like we won’t be seeing Deals returns.

macho August 29, 2010 at 9:45 am

That’s part of Deal’s problem – Barnes is dictating the way Deal runs his campaign; whether Deal likes it or not. Just the fact that Deal is now having to answer questions on the income tax returns, means Barnes is controlling the campaign issues.

CobbGOPer August 29, 2010 at 5:14 pm

We won’t be seeing Nathan’s tax returns until the grand jury requires them…

macho August 29, 2010 at 9:44 am

Deal went bigtime negative the last week of the election and won.

CobbGOPer August 29, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Nathan Deal molests collies. So does Roy Barnes.

Shooby August 30, 2010 at 7:11 pm

What does that mean?

BlackTrain August 30, 2010 at 8:02 am

I don’t understand. Almost all of the web sites I visit have one of Barnes’s attack-Deal banner ads. Can they be tied to the IPO (or whatever it’s called) address?
The Harley-Davidson forum website I post on and other obscure sites that have NOTHING to do with Ga politics.
Whats up with that? They’re like a harmless virus. Does he have that much money to waste?

Doug Grammer August 30, 2010 at 10:21 am

Click them repeatedly when you see them.

David Staples August 31, 2010 at 10:00 am

In other words, do with them what you do with the Deal ads. :-)

Romegaguy August 30, 2010 at 12:15 pm

you can buy google ads and target them to people using computers within certain geographic areas, like a state

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