Georgians know that Gov. Nathan Deal has a horrible reputation on equality issues. Here’s how he earned it:
1. Gov. Deal referred to African American women as “ghetto grandmothers.”
2. In 2014, he “presumed” a Hispanic student at UGA was an illegal immigrant.
3. So is it surprising that Gov. Deal believes that his wife can, quote, “look at her sixth-grade class and tell which ones are going to prison and which ones are going to college?”
4. Speaking of school, in 2013, Deal refused to support Wilcox County’s FIRST integrated prom.
5. But he’s proud about fighting AGAINST The Voting Rights Act.
6. Deal’s record with women isn’t any better. He’s voted against equal pay for women…FOUR separate times.
7. And even voted against FOUR bills to stop domestic violence.
8. Because of his anti-LGBT policies, the Human Rights Campaign gives Nathan Deal a 0% rating. Yes, that’s ZERO PERCENT.
9. And he appointed anti-immigrant extremist Phil Kent to a powerful immigration board. Kent has expressed concerns about preserving the “whiteness” of America.
As shocking as all of this is, we shouldn’t be surprised — 84 percent of Deal’s appointments to three key boards are white males.
In Gov. Deal’s own words: “Any governor appoints people who think the way he thinks.”