Register as a Georgia voter online at MyGAVote.com before October 6. You can check you polling location at mvp.sos.ga.gov and let’s send Nathan Deal packing back to his junkyard in Gainesville where he belongs.
Here is a storyline of Nathan Deal’s “accomplishments” through Gif photos.
Nathan Deal was originally elected to Congress as a Democrat. BUT, right after the GOP gained control of the House in 1995, Nathan Deal showed Georgia how he prioritized power and political expediency by switching to the Republican Party.
While in Congress, Deal voted for a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, voted to ban gay couples from adopting children, voted against enforcing a hate crimes bill, voted to build a fence along the US/Mexican border….
AND he had a pretty bad record on women’s issues. One of his first acts as a Congressman was to vote against the Family Medical Leave Act. Deal also voted against the Violence Against Women Act and voted at least FOUR times against equal pay for women in the workplace. One of these votes was against the landmark Lilly Ledbetter Act. He didn’t want women to earn the same amount as men, but he voted SIX times to increase his own salary to the tune of $21,000.
OH, we almost forgot to mention that Nathan Deal was among the first elected officials to ask President Obama for his birth certificate.
In 2010, the Office of Congressional Ethics released a report alleging Nathan Deal was guilty of violating House ethics rules by improperly using his office to push policy that would benefit his family’s auto salvage company.
BUUUUUUUUUUT, before the House ethics committee could take any action, Nathan Deal resigned his seat.
Nathan Deal was unemployed and rumors started swirling that he was on the verge of bankruptcy.
While campaigning in 2010, he had lots of things say…like calling elderly African American women “ghetto grandmothers.”
He also said his wife told him “she could look at her sixth grade class and tell me which ones are going to prison, which ones are going to college”…
Nathan Deal even bragged about fighting against the Voting Rights Act.
In spite of all that, Deal came out on top and won the election. But Georgia…well, we haven’t been the same since.
Gov. Deal slashed the budget for the HOPE scholarship. As a result, 62,504 fewer students were able to go to college.
On Gov. Deal’s watch, Georgia has 9,000 fewer classroom teachers.
And currently, Georgia has the highest unemployment in the nation.
Nathan Deal claims that Georgia ranking dead last is not his fault. Instead of taking responsibility for his own failures, Deal floated a conspiracy theory about some “influence we don’t know about” – basically accusing the Obama Administration of inflating the jobless numbers in states with Republican governors.
As governor, Nathan Deal gets to appoint a bunch of people to the state’s most powerful boards. More than four-fifths of Deal’s appointees to the state’s top three boards have contributed nearly $1.3 million to Deal’s campaign and political action committee. Of those 51 positions, 43 are held by white men.
In January, a bad snow storm hit Atlanta. It left thousands of people stranded on the side of the road. Even though Nathan Deal knew about the storm well ahead of time, he decided to go to a fancy party at the Ritz Carlton right as the storm hit.
Oh, and there’s an ongoing ethics investigation into Gov. Deal’s 2010 campaign that has – so far – cost Georgia taxpayers more than $3,000,000.
Did we mention that he got rich while he was in the governor’s office? His personal income grew from $76,474 the year before he took office to a net worth of $3,900,000.
But there’s good news for Georgians. Sen. Jason Carter is running for governor.
He’s promised to create a separate education budget, to make sure education is Georgia’s top priority.
Jason will also bring transparency, accountability, and integrity to state government.
It’s time for Georgia to #changethedeal. ARE YOU READY?