Letter unleashed hatchet job on Deal

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Has it been 30 days or more? It must have, as evidenced by Lowell Greenbaum's Sept. 23 epistle ("Would voters elect a debtor governor?") chastising Nathan Deal for having money problems, and praising Roy Barnes for releasing his personal tax records.

Who doesn't have money problems? How many of us would have given so generously to family members? Barack Obama? His brother lives in Africa in complete squalor while an aunt resides in public housing in Massachusetts -- while Barack and Michelle make millions annually, and refuse to send their children to a public school.

Greenbaum, the Richmond County Democratic Party chairman, discussed Roy Barnes. Very well. Barnes owned 25 percent of an engineering firm that received $19 million in state and local government contracts. Respectfully, we had a term of Roy, remember? He got fired, in case you forgot.

Greenbaum ends with, "We don't need his debts." We will not be paying them. Perhaps he confused Deal with Charles Rangel. Deal's real-world experiences put him in the position of knowing what Georgians and millions of other Americans are going through.

Three months after Nixon resigned, the Republicans lost 48 seats in Congress. In less than two years of Bill Clinton, the Democrats lost 53 plus numerous gubernatorial and mayoral contests. The events of Nov. 2 may very well create a significant emotional event for Greenbaum and the national press corps, and ignorant swallowers of the Jim Jones-type hype that surrounded the 2008 election cycle.

Barack Hussein Obama, and the Pelosi House and Reid Senate, rattled tens of millions of cages whose gates were ajar. When the dust settles and the numbers have been certified, will Greenbaum blame George Bush, or the Democratic Party's policies and practices?

Lee Benedict

Martinez

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omnomnom
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omnomnom 10/04/10 - 10:25 pm
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get yo party blinders off

get yo party blinders off Lee. Try Monds on for size.

Rozzie2003
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Rozzie2003 10/04/10 - 10:38 pm
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Man, Deal is a big

Man, Deal is a big Crook!!!!!
He should be in Jail.Because he is a Republican crook , you people are willing to hand him the governorship.

usafvet
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usafvet 10/04/10 - 11:37 pm
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News media (liberal

News media (liberal propaganda) at it again. A vote for Barnes is a rubber stamp for the socialist agenda of dumbobama and his cronies that are determined to destroy this country. This letter writer is right on. The silent majority has been stirred, have become vocal, and in less than 1 month, we can put some controls on dumbobama and his failed programs that only put us deeper in the hole. Third party is not the answer, only a spoiler.

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carcraft 10/05/10 - 03:17 am
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Rozzie-I guess Democratic

Rozzie-I guess Democratic crooks like Rangle, Waters, Norton Holmes, Dodd, all get a pass, it is only Republican crooks that go to jail...LOL

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Fundamental_Arminian 10/05/10 - 03:27 am
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I must agree with omnomom.

I must agree with omnomom. Monds is the candidate to go with. Party bosses in the GOP should've done a better job of screening their candidates. If they'd done that, Deal wouldn't have beaten Karen Handel.

wildman
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wildman 10/05/10 - 04:42 am
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I will have to vote for Deal

I will have to vote for Deal over Barnes. I'm sure Barnes is not as squeaky clean as the Dems want us to think, he's just better at covering it up.

chasboy
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chasboy 10/05/10 - 05:52 am
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I don't like either one of

I don't like either one of them. But come on, Deal "forgot" about a 2.5 million dollar loan? I might have been born at night but it wasn't last night.

areps2
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areps2 10/05/10 - 05:55 am
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A vote for Monds is a vote

A vote for Monds is a vote for Barnes, sad but true.
The lesson was called Perot, I haven't forgotten.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 10/05/10 - 06:40 am
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Deal is the best choice on

Deal is the best choice on the ballot. So let's get realistic and vote for him. (I did yesterday and then voted Libertarian down the rest of the relatively minor State offices for Lt. Gov, Ag Commissioner, etc. I DID vote for Sam Olens, R, for Attorney General). Vote Libertarian for the smaller offices to keep the party going, but Deal MUST be it for Gov!! Keep Barnes out!

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 10/05/10 - 07:38 am
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A vote for Monds won't come

A vote for Monds won't come from the Dem side of the fence, therefore, all votes will be against the Repub and by default for Barnes. Today, Monds is polling at 5%.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/05/10 - 07:42 am
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5% is enough to force a

5% is enough to force a run-off election.

usafvet
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usafvet 10/05/10 - 08:07 am
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Run off elections cost the

Run off elections cost the taxpayers more money, which democrats do not seem to mind. If you are a conservative, want less spending, do not care to take this country further down the path to socialism, then vote for Deal. If you are one of the entitlement group, some one who pays little or no taxes, think that the world owes you a living, want to let dumbobama continue the destruction of the USA, then vote for barnes.

dashiel
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dashiel 10/05/10 - 08:11 am
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Atlanta needs cleansing.

Atlanta needs cleansing. Giddy minds should focus on 2014. Hint: Cherche la femme seeking Cagle's catbird seat.

Note to Mr. Benedict: As we used to say, the moral majority is NEITHER. If your letter is an example of compassionate conservatism, I think I'll just stick with compassion. The market indicators for negative attitudes are pointing downward. Even witchcraft appears to be losing its effect. Get back to us after Halloween (not to be confused with election day).

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 10/05/10 - 08:39 am
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And the advantage of a run

And the advantage of a run off is? Other than the cost of holding a second election, which will be paid for with higher taxes, what is the benefit of the run off? It's still an election between Deal and Barnes.

(hint: logical extrapolation is good)

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Chillen 10/05/10 - 08:56 am
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Barnes. The "perfect"

Barnes. The "perfect" democrat candidate. He is extremely wealthy.

Wait just a minute..........I thought that wealth was bad. The rich are evil. Capitalism is akin to theft.

How could the Georgia liberals support this evil man? And you folks call yourselves good democrats. Ha!

Ga Values
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Ga Values 10/05/10 - 09:14 am
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What do Jesse Jackson, Jr.

What do Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL),Charles B. Rangel (D-NY),Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Nathan Deal (R-GA) have in common? They are on the 15 most corrupt list.

•Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA)
•Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
•Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL)
•Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
•Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)
•Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)
•Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
•Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
•Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV)
•Rep. John P. Murtha (D-PA)
•Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY)
•Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)
•Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-IN)
•Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)
•Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

Vote for a honest man John Monds.

justus4
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justus4 10/05/10 - 09:48 am
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Look at the history of the
Unpublished

Look at the history of the state past and present. The average citizen will NOT be affected regardless of who is so-called "elected." It is a red state where corruption is rampant and everyone knows it, so why make a big deal over Deal?

BobG
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BobG 10/05/10 - 10:45 am
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Georgia "is a red state where

Georgia "is a red state where corruption is rampant and everyone knows it, so why make a big deal over Deal?"
.....Nobody can say that justus4 doesn't have a sense of humor... He couldn't really be that far out of touch with reality... could he????

BobG
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BobG 10/05/10 - 10:52 am
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"Try Monds on for size." I

"Try Monds on for size." I could tell right away, that Monds doesn't come in my size or even in my style. Would clash with everything in my wardrobe. He has all the leadership and prior executive experience of Obama but without the charm....

Chillen
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Chillen 10/05/10 - 10:54 am
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justus4. And the blue

justus4. And the blue states/liberals have no corruption? 8 out of 15 politicians on the above list are democrats.

Take a look at the fiscal situation of most of the blue states. The five states in the worst financial condition are ALL blue states - Illinois, New York, Connecticut, California and New Jersey (NJ is now being rescued by a fiscal republican).

More proof that socialism and corruption lead to economic collapse.

America, are you watching? Are you listening? Will you vote to get the socialists out of office? Socialists who want to wreck our country and give up our sovereignty in favor of global government, global redistribution of wealth and global regulations?

impossible
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impossible 10/05/10 - 11:23 am
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I'd rather have Deal as
Unpublished

I'd rather have Deal as Governor than have one more liberal in power. How very odd that the Thugites (lovers of the Chicago hoods currently in power in DC) object to Deal. I get it; it's because he is not a Democrat liberal bent on the destruction of America.

Boogaloo
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Boogaloo 10/05/10 - 11:34 am
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Concerning the 15 most

Concerning the 15 most corrupt list, I thought Rep Murtha was dead. Does deteriorating flesh count as corruption?

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 10/05/10 - 11:39 am
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Boog, I can't stop laughing!

Boog, I can't stop laughing! My dog has come to and is looking alarmed.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 10/05/10 - 01:06 pm
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Monds clashes with your

Monds clashes with your wardrobe, BobG? What, you don't own a pair of "big boy" pants?

BobG
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BobG 10/05/10 - 01:46 pm
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Hey there, Taylor B... Good

Hey there, Taylor B... Good to see you back...

Taylor B
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Taylor B 10/05/10 - 02:01 pm
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Thanks Bob, not much time to

Thanks Bob, not much time to argue today. I have to leave work early for the forum tonight. Lots to do until then. Good to see you on here too.

mable8
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mable8 10/05/10 - 03:48 pm
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Better to have Deal as

Better to have Deal as Governor than Barnes. Handel didn't make the cut, so go with the one who did. As for Barnes, he was a lousy governor then and certainly won't be an improvement now. He was ousted for good reason--guess he doesn't understand the word 'NO'.

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ameliaf 10/05/10 - 05:00 pm
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The problem with Deal is that

The problem with Deal is that he keeps changing his story, changing the numbers, slipping around.

Who knows the truth? I doubt if Deal does any more. It was just stupid. He got Congressional ethics investigations because he slips and slides around basic requirements. This whole mess has turned into sensationalism because Deal tried to slip and slide around just doing what he is supposed to do.

How can you vote for someone like that? How can you trust what he tells you as the truth?

BobG
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BobG 10/05/10 - 06:05 pm
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"How can you vote for someone

"How can you vote for someone like that? How can you trust what he tells you as the truth?" The short answer is, you can't. However, Barnes has already proven that he can't be trusted either. The Bottom line, you gotta go with your gut. My gut says vote Deal.....

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c.james 10/05/10 - 06:44 pm
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Again, I’ve said this before

Again, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it Again; that opening the Augusta Chronicle (Or any newspaper) the next day and seeing Barnes and Obama holding up their hands in Victory would be a reason for every Republican, Conservative, Tea Party and Independent to denounce Barnes and get Deal elected. Having that worthless excuse of a president show up in this State because we elected Barnes makes me ill at the thought. This is a RED state and let’s keep it RED and keep that socialist, demagogue OUT! This is as good as any reason I can think of to make sure we vote for Deal, no matter how much personal red ink Deal has.

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