Georgia’s Real Mama Grizzlies Stand Up Against Nathan Deal

Within the last two weeks, Barnes has turned his attention to women voters who will make up more than half of the electorate next Tuesday. In a series of television and radio ads, Barnes has taken Deal to task for his sponsorship of legislation that would have gutted Georgia’s rape shield law and for his repeated failure to support legislation that offered greater protection to battered women.

Then, something began to happen that neither Barnes nor his close confidants anticipated. A “Women. Against. Deal.” Facebook page popped up, and over the last three days has gone viral, attracting more than 20, 908 fans and growing by several hundred every hour. In public polling, Barnes already out-performs Deal among women voters, so an energized female electorate is very bad news for Nathan Deal and could make the difference in next Tuesday’s election.

What are women up in arms about?

From the first year he was in the state senate, when he voted against the protections for battered women, to the last year he was in Congress, Nathan Deal’s career is pock-marked with failure after failure to step up and protect women.

• From 1981 to 1988, Deal voted against FOUR domestic violence bills. On one occasion – he was THE ONLY member of the entire Georgia legislature to vote against a domestic violence bill.

• Deal also fought against the Georgia Domestic Violence Act that Roy Barnes sponsored. The bill allowed police officers to arrest a spouse suspected of abusing another spouse without a warrant. Deal opposed the bill because it would “violate the sanctity of the family.”

• In 1991, Deal wrote a bill that would dismantle Georgia’s rape shield. Deal’s bill would have allowed defense attorneys to put a rape victim on the stand and question what she was wearing at the time of the crime, and her past sexual and social history. In effect, it would have let defense attorneys suggest that a woman ASKED to be raped.

• Thousands of women, prosecutors and law enforcement officers protested Deal’s bill – eventually striking it down and keeping Georgia’s rape shield intact.

• Once Congressman Deal got to Washington, DC – one of his first acts was to vote against the Family Medical Leave Act. The bill allows employees to take time off of work for the birth or adoption of a child and to care for a seriously ill loved one.

• Deal also voted against the Violence Against Women Act in Congress – solidifying his resume as anti-women.

• During his time in Congress – Deal voted at least FOUR times against equal pay for women in the workplace. One of these votes was against he landmark legislation – the Lilly Ledbetter Act. Deal doesn’t want women to earn the same amount as men, thus, he voted SIX times to increase his own salary to the tune of $21,000.

Georgia women are asking one simple question: Congressman Deal has consistently voted against the interest of Georgia’s women, so why should we vote for him?

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15 Replies to “Georgia’s Real Mama Grizzlies Stand Up Against Nathan Deal”

  1. I just left the “Women.Against.Deal” Facebook page which I joined. I left a link to an article on Barnes’ site which shows clearly that Deal is no fiscal conservative. He’ll increase the state’s debt to satisfy his friends in the corporate world. Deal’s best friend is Nathan Deal.

  2. Anyone who has fought so vehemently against women’s rights – in particular rape and abuse victims – must have a reason for doing so. Is he sympathizing with the abuser? He says he’s against help for domestic violence victims because it interferes with sanctity of family. Doesn’t he mean authority and privilege of male leader of household? I think he does.

    Every time I think I couldn’t be more disgusted…..

  3. He is far from being the only Republican running this year who comes out against women’s rights. Sharron Angle is one woman who is a beneficiary of feminism that comes out consistently against women’s rights. Her bizarre statement about impregnated rape and incest victims making “lemonade” out of “lemons” should disqualify her for any elective office anywhere. The same goes for this clown in Georgia. If he wins, the women of that state will definitely get a raw Deal, with his retrogressive attitudes toward women.

  4. He’s a real slime ball. Thanks for the informative update, Amy. He even manages to make Coats here in Indiana look less bad. That’s saying something.

  5. Well written Amy. A good expose on an ever increasing number of men who cannot understand we are all equal. This kind of person cannot be in our government

  6. Hi, everyone. The Women Against Deal Facebook page is interesting because it really is organic. There was a candlelight vigil in Atlanta tonight at Deal HQ. About 30 women who found out about it through the Facebook page came. The Deal campaign countered with a totally spontaneous group of about 40 women who just happened to sing well in three part harmony, who all just happened to wear Deal tee shirts and who sang at the top of their lungs while victims of domestic violence shared their stories. Then, they prayed that God would forgive us.

    You can’t make this stuff up.

  7. Hi, everyone. We’re hoping that Tuesday is NOT the night the lights go out in Georgia! Look for a post tomorrow on the growing movement to educate women about Deal’s track record of non-support. The Facebook page is now over 25K.

  8. These 40 women are pathetic, because they were being used as tools in order to support a man who actively works against women’s best interests, including theirs. That was a charade that had to be disgusting to watch, but fortunately the word is getting out about Deal.

  9. Ms Morton you are a disgrace to the men and women of middle georgia. I hope this uproar you are trying to get stirred up blows up in your face.
    The Lights in GA will glow once again come Tues, Ms Morton then you can look defeat in the mirror come Wed morning.

  10. Ms Morton the lights are shining bright once again in the state of GA. Not only did Deal win but Austin Scott is victorious. Ms Morton tried very hard to sink Austin Scott but the people of middle GA did not by her bullshit ploy.
    Ms Morton and Carmel Sanders must be crying in their cornflakes this morning…. I love it.
    Oh Ms Morton what does it look like in the mirror this morning?

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