DuBose Porter sent out his first public communique (as far as I know) since becoming DPG chair.
He took time to criticize Governor Deal and Georgia Republicans in light of the recent AJC article about Deal’s ethics.
“The GOP continues to show Georgia their true values,” he said. “[R]eward your friends, attack your critics and never take responsibility for your actions. Governor Nathan Deal and the Republican Party of Georgia have blamed the AJC and liberals for a report of the facts. If telling the truth bothers the GOP, then Georgians should add that to this list of troubling facts.”
I think we’re seeing the first of what will be a continued message from Georgia Democrats under Porter’s chairmanship.
For the “troubling facts” go below the fold.
Fact One: The state ethics commission has repeatedly raised the salary of Deal’s hand-picked leader.
Fact Two: The same hand-picked leader has been accused of making evidence against Governor Deal’s 2010 campaign activities disappear.
Fact Three: Governor Deal has yet to explain his REAL PAC investments from companies determined to deny health insurance to hundreds of thousands of Georgians facing sky-rocketing costs and closing hospitals.
Governor Deal and his cronies under the Gold Dome have spent the past decade driving up unemployment, giving tax breaks to their friends and ignoring the needs of our children and working families. Georgians deserve better – a better explanation, a better leader and a better deal than the one we’ve got today.
Democrats demand an independent investigation into Governor Deal’s unexplained role in the destruction of 2010 campaign documents. Whether it comes from the GBI or from an independent body – with bi-partisan appointments – Georgia deserves answers to these troubling questions. The time for tantrums is over. Now is the time to tell the truth.