Posted: 12:52 pm Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Jason Carter targets ‘moral failure’ of Deal’s administration in feisty rebuttal 

By Greg Bluestein

011614 leg politics

Sen. Jason Carter, D-Decatur, a Democratic candidate for governor, delivers a response to Gov. Nathan Deal’s State of the State speech on Wednesday. Brant Sanderlin, bsanderlin@ajc.com

Democrat Jason Carter came out fighting in his response to Gov. Nathan Deal’s sunny State of the State speech, calling the Republican’s pitch for increased education funding nothing more than an election-year ploy.

Carter, a state senator from Decatur and the grandson of the former president, said the governor’s failure to mention the middle class in his address was a “moral failure” and panned him for repeatedly touting a niche business magazine’s endorsement of Georgia.

Carter proposed creating a separate education budget that would be protected from the tinkering of lawmakers, saying it would bring greater “accountability” to legislators.

And he sought to present a clear alternative to Deal’s policies. “Trading in tomorrow for today is not conservative,” he said. “It’s reckless.”

Carter mentioned his famous pedigree only in passing as he talked about his long lineage in Georgia. “The farmers in my family would say we’re eating our seed corn,” he said. “I was raised to believe we reap what we sow.”

59 comments
MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

I have now heard Jason Carter's rebuttal to Gov. Deal's State of the State address.  Carter gave an outstanding rebuttal, in my opinion.  He is as intelligent as his grandfather, imo, he understands what is really going on politically, and he knows what needs to be done to help Georgia more forward again. Well done and well spoken!

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

I want to amend my earlier comments to be restated, as follows:


I am crossing over and voting for State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge in the Republican primary for Georgia's governor, but I am probably going to vote for Democrat Jason Carter for governor of Georgia in the general election, even though I have the highest respect and regard for Dr. Barge. I am a progressive and I do not know Dr. Barge's positions, yet, on other issues than education (of which I fully support his thinking). The first step in having a debate between Jason Carter and John Barge is to elect Dr. Barge over Gov. Deal in the Republican primary.

I am going to vote for Democrat Michelle Nunn for U. S. Senator from Georgia.

TheHumidity
TheHumidity

Deal brags about cutting 12,000 State jobs.  I wonder which of those 12,000 could have investigated allegations of child abuse in the State of Georgia?  I wonder how many of the State's Child deaths could have been prevented by staffing Social Services?  In a time when we should be creating jobs our leader brags about the hardships he created for his current workforce by running below needed staffing levels.  Any State employee who does not get out and Vote against Deal is a sucker. He is such a great guy that he would give you the shirt off of my back.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

" I am crossing over to vote for a republican other than Deal and vote for Carter for governor."

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So am I.  I am voting for State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge in the Republican primary, and I am voting for Democrat Jason Carter for Governor of Georgia in the general election. 

mrob
mrob

“We are running on a 1985 formula that is terribly out-of-date. We need to update it. Governor Deal has said he would,” said Robinson.

I'm puzzle by the above quote by Deal spokesperson and it's funny. 

Are you telling me of Deal first four years of office he didn't notice this state current education system is being managed on a 1985 out-of-date formula? 


So Deal made cuts to education funding without a precise investigation of it's formula?

So now Deal is up for re-election and some people on this blog feels he need to be easily re-elected?

If Deal was managing a private school while over looking the formula for funding, he would be fired immediately because those parents PAYING for their child education will not tolerate with Deal lack of attention to funding education and poor management skills.


Now saying that, I believe Most republicans have their kids in private schools and this subject on funding the state public education ain't worth a damn to them and Deal over looking a old 1985 formula have no effect on their child education. 

So as you can see, education is not their strong hold or their major focal point in re-electing the real Deal and meanwhile, raising their taxes either.

It's all in the label better know as "REPUBLICAN "

Therefore, if Deal is re-elected as governor public education will it's free fall and more temporary jobs will be create and Georgia will continue it's suffering with rising taxes.


Thanks for the public endorsements Mayor Reed and I see why Atlanta public school system is bad. I am crossing over to vote for a republican other than Deal and vote for Carter for governor.


Finally, I hope Carter repeal the new car tax that Deal and his cronies passed.



MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

Below is part of what I had written on the thread containing Gov. Deal's state of the state address:

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Governor Deal  says, '. . .we will not allow ourselves to be coerced into expansion.  Be assured, I am prepared to fight any intrusion into our rights as a state.'  This sounds like Civil War rhetoric to me. . . . 


Georgians, it is time for a change in vision - to a more progressive South.  The South, and specifically Georgia, must desist from being so defensive against federal government programs (such as expansion of Medicaid, paid for by the federal government - or our own taxes) and start serving the best interests of all of the citizens of Georgia.


In other words, Georgia and Georgians must move into the 21st Century.  It's time for a substantive change in Georgia.  It appears that changing governors is the only way to accomplish that end. 

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Jason Carter sounds like an intelligent, caring, and refreshing change to me.

red-neck
red-neck

we do not need another Carter , his grandfather was a black eye for Ga. he did not know to deal with the big  boys . We need more tea party ideas , do not open medicade  to everyone who wants it , you need to qualify for it like it is now. Jason will try to ride the coat tail of jimmy who was a failure

Wisdom2014
Wisdom2014

Where's the link toJason  Carter's speech in full? Please provide it. You have Deal's speech available.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

It is fine to want to have somebody else, but the stark reality is that Deal is going to be easily re-elected.


td1234
td1234

Carter can not and will not win the election. If teachers and public employees angry about insurance and education cuts and democrats do not cross over and vote for Barge in the primary then Deal WILL be re elected. 



dreluv
dreluv

Nathan Deal have not done enough to help middle class Georgian..Nathan Deal only speaking about the education money but he left out the middle class...Nathan Deal is going to hurt 600,000 poor Georgian by cutting Medicaid out completely..Who would vote for a crook and someone who would hurt poor people..Nathan Deal is not true Georgian, a true Georgian will help everybody we don't leave out nobody..

Kamchak
Kamchak

Liz Cheney last time I checked is no longer running, and she's not  running in Georgia.

Did I post that she was running, in or out of Ga.?

Perhaps you should respond to what I actually post rather than the sh*t you just make up and wish I had posted.


Just suggestin'.

SaveAmericaFromItself
SaveAmericaFromItself

"I can't wait for Mr. Carter to win....I can't wait to help him win.  Deal doesn't stand a snowballs chance in Georgia!"  - Debbie6

I heard you libs say those same word back in 2010, when King Roy ran against Deal.

What happened ? How is this election going to be any different ?

SaveAmericaFromItself
SaveAmericaFromItself

(how come she doesn't use her married name?)

Liz Cheney says, "What?"  - Kamchak

Liz Cheney last time I checked is no longer running, and she's not  running in Georgia.

Jason Carter look a bit like another lawyer, John Edwards ?

Debbie6
Debbie6

I can't wait for Mr. Carter to win....I can't wait to help him win.  Deal doesn't stand a snowballs chance in Georgia!

Kamchak
Kamchak

(how come she doesn't use her married name?)

Liz Cheney says, "What?"

SaveAmericaFromItself
SaveAmericaFromItself

"with all the corporate money in his pocket, deal should win this election easily---money buys anything!"   -

  -FoSho

Deal wil easily win because Georgia is not a blue state and the opposition party has to beat the bushes to locate a candidate - the grandson of one of the most weakest, inept presidents in American history. Once Jason is confronted on his positions (it won't be by the AJC), he will be exposed for what he is and Georgians will put Deal back in office. The "D" signifies same-sex marriage, higher taxes, abortion and gun control, issues Georgians outside the Atlanta perimeter aren't too keen on.

With Michelle Nunn (how come she doesn't use her married name?) running for U.S. Senate, I guess  Georgia Democrats couldn't find any Talmadge descendants to run for high office.

JaySly
JaySly

with all the corporate money in his pocket, deal should win this election easily---money buys anything!

DrewScoggins
DrewScoggins

This teacher trusts you Carter as much as I do an angry Rattle snake.  Let's talk about your dirty politics.  Filming MItt Romney to help your Buddy Obama.  YOu are not the answer!

SaveAmericaFromItself
SaveAmericaFromItself

Jimma's grandson is no farmer. Just another hack attorney wanting high office to sow

the seeds of liberalism.

Deal will win in a landslide.  

dreluv
dreluv

SaveAmericaFromitself why are you comparing Jason Cartero to his grandfather..President Carter was much better then the Bushes...Jason Carter is running for office not Jimmy Carter..

SaveAmerica you such a idiot.

SaveAmericaFromItself
SaveAmericaFromItself

“I was raised to believe we reap what we sow.” - Jason Carter

Since Jimmy Carter's presidency Iran has been the source of radical Islamic terrorism and extremism. What was once the most progressive, western country in the Middle East has been, since the disastrous Carter presidency, the root source  of much of the world's evil.

12% unemployment. 20% inflation. Gas shortages. Communists in Central America.  Hostages in Iran for 444 days. Georgia will not give America another Carter in high office. We are still feeling the impact of the Carter years, along with the poor citizens of Iran.

Dano911
Dano911

He is right, Deal is a moral failure!  No Deal for me!!!

SaveAmericaFromItself
SaveAmericaFromItself

"Carter mentioned his famous pedigree only in passing as he talked about his long lineage in Georgia."

Jason comes from a long line of slave owners, segregationists and anti-semites.

Kamchak
Kamchak

I don't recall the AJC having such press over any Republican rebuttals to Roy Barnes.

Is it my memory, or simply AJC leftist bias?

First day with that brand new google/bing thingie?

Just askin'.

dreluv
dreluv

Now Nathan Deal trying to fix education problem in Georgia why it took him 4 years to come up with more money for education...What about jobless in Georgia..What about Medicaid.

Why it took 4 years to give teachers and state worker raises..Nathan Deal no one is falling for that good ole boy tricks...We Georgian are fed up with you Nathan Deal.

The_SAWB
The_SAWB

Wow, I barely saw Obama’s lips moving.

Deal is an ethically challenged jerk, but in a battle with Lil Jimmy he’s the lesser of two evils.

notagain
notagain

His Grandfather was and is a credit to the Bush clan that lied and destroyed the Iran buffer known as Iraq.

Jimmy Carter was first deep south pres.in modern times and did not fit in with the Washington elite.Can you say Baby George was a better president?If so measure the blood,injuries and cost,also continuing cost.

Iran then and now.

Jimmy Carter has worked for humanity for years while baby george sits on his a@@ and paints pictures of rover.....

cailleach321
cailleach321

@MaryElizabethSings I am a militant libertarian, pretty much the polar opposite of a progressive. However, I too will be voting Barge in the primary and Carter in the main. We have to get Deal out. If we don't do it in the primary, it won't happen. That's just politics. Teachers and state employees need to mobilize against Deal and his corruption. If we don't, we're screwed.

mrob
mrob

@MaryElizabethSings

I'm all in with you on not re-electing a "DEAL" gone bad that was never a good deal to begin with.

Charles50
Charles50

@mrob Come on Mrob.  You know the voters of Georgia are supposed to be so stupid they believe what the Guv has said.  I hope and pray that enough intelligent people have moved to this state; that enough state employees have been fired; and that enough people are still unemployed so that they boot this guy out of office.  Talk about a BAD DEAL!

Charles50
Charles50

@td1234 Weren't you the SAME person who said that President Obama WOULD NOT be re-elected?  Do you really think Dems are going to take advice from you?

dreluv
dreluv

td1234 you must be dreaming if Nathan Deal cut 680,000 Georgian off Medicaid Jason Carter will have no problem winning Georgia..People are tire of Nathan Deal why it took him 4 years to give teachers and state workers raises..td1234 you need majority of the teachers to win Georgia and they are please with Nathan Deal.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

@td1234- Barge is not even on the radar screen behind Pennington - who has almost no chance either.  Barge just had to walk back some of his education funding plans that made no sense.

td1234
td1234

@SPaulT Not unless it is in the primary to Barge. 

td1234
td1234

@Debbie6 You are dreaming my friend. The only way Deal does not get re elected is if Barge wins the primary. 

lokijon
lokijon

@SaveAmericaFromItself I think most of the Talmadge descendants are Republican these days, but I agree that the D's are basicly searching though politcal graveyards for state-wide candidates

Charles50
Charles50

@FoSho Really?  I think Guy Milner would beg to differ.  And on the national front Mitt Romney.

Charles50
Charles50

@DrewScoggins DrewScoggins it is people just like you who helped Bad Deal get elected in the first place.  Jason DIDN'T film Mitt Romney.  And if Romney was proud of what he said then why didn't he just stand up and say so.  Mitt Romney didn't have a snowballs chance of winning that election in spite of Repubs efforts along with hoping and praying for a miracle.

dreluv
dreluv

Drewscoggins what about Nathan Dirty ethic violation...Why Nathan Deal quit his Congress seat because he was involved in dirty laundry..Nathan Deal is disgrace to Georgia.

Charles50
Charles50

@SaveAmericaFromItself Why don't YOU and the other Republicans move to the 21st century.  I'm not believing this whole notion that a man who was two or three years old when his GRANDFATHER was President is being compared to him.  We didn't have access to the internet or portable cell phones then either people, but things do change.  

Bernie31
Bernie31

@SaveAmericaFromItself  What about Ronnie Paying the Iranian Government Ransom for the release of the American Hostages. 

Ronnie's very First Presidential decision. release Iranian funds from American Banks. After telling the American people America will Never pay Terrorist for Hostages.

uh.huh

cailleach321
cailleach321

@notagain You do realize that George W. has spent most of his post-presidency building schools and homes across Africa, right? How many homes and schools have you built since he's been gone? I'm no W fan but comments like that are just ignorant. You betray the fact that you haven't looked past your leftist echo chamber to find out what the real individual has been doing since he left office.

DontTread
DontTread

@notagain  When you say "Jimmy Carter has worked for humanity for years", does that include trashing the USA for so-called "human rights abuses" every time he visits a Communist country?

Charles50
Charles50

@dreluv Not to mention I believe the only real reason he won the first time was 1.  Roy Barnes just didn't seem that interested  2.  GA Repubs were not going to elect their first woman Governor--especially not Karen Handel.  If Oxendine hadn't had his hand in the pot all during his term as Insurance Comm. he might have had a chance.  Cagle will never be Governor.  That left them with no choice but a friggin' crook.

td1234
td1234

I know it is a long shot my friend but I have a feeling that you are going to be surprised in the primary. 


Deal received 165,000 votes in the primary to defeat Handal. Teachers, public employees and retired teachers and employees are 650,000 voters. With this new insurance and knowing how teachers already feel about Barge (like) and Deal (dislike) you may very well be surprised. 

td1234
td1234

BTW Centrist: If Barge does not get Deal in the primary then he will will re election.