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Atlanta, GA – Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter released the following statement in response to news that the State of Georgia will settle the two remaining civil lawsuits against its ethics commission. In May, the state agreed to pay former ethics commission head Stacey Kalberman $1.3 million. Reports say the second and third settlements will total $1.8 million—moving the final amount to more than $3 million. All three lawsuits are related to an investigation into Gov. Nathan Deal’s 2010 campaign.



“What I really have to say is not fit for print. It must be nice to not have to pay your own ethics violations—but after decades of living off of taxpayer money, why wouldn’t Nathan Deal expect us to pay for this too?



“It’s reprehensible that hospitals are closing, students are being cheated out of the education they deserve, our state agencies have been stripped of funding to the point that we can’t protect children in danger, yet our governor can find enough money in our state budget to sweep his election-year headaches under the rug.



“Apparently an aversion to embarrassing ethics trials and a win-at-all-costs mindset are enough to burden taxpayers with the consequences of Nathan Deal’s own unethical behavior. But avoiding accountability as a campaign strategy is just flat out wrong. Voters won’t—and should not—forget this.”


http://www.ajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/exclusive-state-settles-all-remaining-ethics-cases/ngKpS/


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sebekm commented on Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 13:21 PM

"Voters won’t—and should not—forget this.”

I'm sure that SOME voters won't. But because of this, it may not make any difference:

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/201...

The mantra of "throw the bums out" now only applies to the other fellow's bum. For BOTH sides, "our" bum can do no wrong - no matter how lousy he or she is, and the opponent's bum can do no right.

JimmyMack commented on Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 15:08 PM

I checked the link out and am confused! How does that square with this:

"I know you choose to ignore it, but as I pointed out many times before, more than two thirds of the AMERICAN PEOPLE (not just Tea Partiers or Republicans) SHARE the stated goals of the Tea Party:" THAT sounds like a MAJORITY to me.

Two thirds does not a polarization make. The Pew report referenced above, shows a similar amount of a fairly equal distribution of Liberals, Independents, and Conservatives.

sebekm commented on Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 15:43 PM

It squares because nothing is absolute. While there is more political polarization than ever before, most people can still generally agree on SOME things. Here are just a few off the top of my head:

*Murder is wrong

*If you don't want to get wet, you shouldn't stand out in the rain without an umbrella

*Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health

*One should avoid driving while drunk

In the vein of politics, two-thirds of the American people (i.e., most) when polled favor:

*Smaller government

*Lower taxes

*A strong national defense

yada yada yada - the other stuff I mentioned in the other blog when I cited the goals of the Tea Party.

The Pew Poll reflects political polarization (so they say) to a greater degree than they've seen before. Consequently, for two-thirds of the country to agree on ANYTHING political should be seen as significant. So for two-thirds of the country to support the goals of a "radical right-wing" political group which has been so demonized by the left and by the leftstream media is - IMHO - astounding.

Speaking of polls - I'm working on a new blog with all the latest - good stuff. I'll post it shortly.

JimmyMack commented on Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 16:04 PM

Geez Sebe! Have I initiated another tsunami? I think I am getting low blood sugar or something or you are wearing me down. Probably BOTH are true.

At five o'clock I am going to have an Amberbock beer or two...three...I don't blog while imbibing. So...I will see you tomorrow. I enjoy the give and take.

sebekm commented on Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 at 14:04 PM

Me, too. Enjoy the brewski. I used to drink mass quantities of Dos Equis Ambar before my rat poison days began. ("Stay Thirsty My Friend.")

Hope all is going very well with you and yours.


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