rationalize

I can’t.  Maybe Peach Pundit can take a crack at it.

We told you earlier this week about the movement in Wilcox County to have the school’s first integrated prom. The word from the Gold Dome today is that Gov. Nathan Deal is staying out of it.

To think, in 2013, that we have a governor throwing shade at the entire state by not promoting an integrated prom.  Let me repeat that.  AN INTEGRATED PROM?!?!

Some would argue, and rightly so, that the fact that we have places in Georgia that still even struggle with the concept is scary enough.  I mean holy shit, really?  What the fuck is wrong with Wilcox county?  I suppose I could rationalize the entire subject and come up with reasons why… nope. Can’t do it.

Instead, I’d like to reserve this space for our morally corrupt Governor.

The essence of leadership is to harness the collective will and move it. To grab right from wrong. To inspire the best intents of our character.  If I bury my inner cynic, I’d say that’s what we look for in the people we choose to represent us.

But not our Governor.

Nathan Deal “…trusts that local leaders will find a long-term solution…”. Seriously. This guy can’t even issue a statement that includes the mind-blowingly obvious and right thing; “Why would anyone have an event that wasn’t integrated?” It’s not really that hard.  Jesus Christ, am I living in the 60’s?

Nathan Deal has failed a moral leadership test in a spectacularly terrible way.

 

20 Responses to Gov Deal. Still a Prick.

  1. griftdrift says:

    Exactly who is defending the status quo or Plessy.

  2. JMPrince says:

    Yeah I’m still trying to wrap my mind around some of the very special rhetorical objections here. One there’s been some updates, with Better Ga. applauding a yes, bipartisan effort to fund an integrated prom. Hate them for it!

    Here via the AJC Political Insider :
    http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/political-insider/2013/apr/10/challenge-ga-politicians-help-fund-integrated-seni/

    And an update and restatement of Gov. Deal’s position, which is nicely described as ‘equal rights’, which evidently does not advance the ball much.

    http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/political-insider/2013/apr/12/nathan-deal-stays-out-integrated-prom/

    The optics of the situation are as miserable as our (real) educational rankings and general measures of social progress, nothing new, just more SSDD.

    As with Barry O, no matter what you do or how you do it, compromise or not, some people will hate you for it. Using ever more convoluted excuses to endow their existing prejudices with some sheds of nobility. There’s a word for the concept, but mostly it’s just window dressing on different colors of bias.

    My question always will be: What public purpose will be served from defending the ‘status quo’? Can it be defended? Why, when and where and by whom for what larger purpose or principle? For some folks, evidently they’re still stuck defending Plessy after lo these many decades/centuries. I mean what’s next? Proms for the [use ancient sexual/ethnic minority slur here]? Think about it. JMP

  3. Jules says:

    So, what are they allowed to comment on then? If we’re keeping score?

    Is the drunken hypocrite in S.GA permissible?

    Is Chip Rogers $150,000 golden parachute GPB job?

    Because we know there will be more stupid… and we know they will take advantage of it, perhaps Grift and Charlie should make up a “Do’s and Don’ts” checklist.

    I’m sorry I even weighed in here.

  4. griftdrift says:

    Yep. I’m sad. Very sad.

    And jules, dear. It’s the obvious exploitation and distortion that pisses me off. And given the comments I’ve read pretty much the entire nation thinks we’re a bunch of yahoos stuck in the 50s.

    But then again, all you have to do is read Anita’s comment to understand that that’s what this was all about.

    Signed just another sad white man

  5. Anita Moorecock says:

    Nothing pissed white men off more than to be called racist.

    They will attempt any move, no matter how twisted to deflect the attention away from that.

    Sad, people sad.

  6. Jules says:

    Let see if I understand all the outrage by certain blogging communities…

    Something going on in GA is stupid, backward and too politically tempting to not ignore.

    Better GA takes advantage of that.

    No less than 4 or 5 posts decry this as political opportunism.

    Well I sure hope the Democrats don’t do anything stupid ( likely) because all holy hell will rain down on the GOP if they take advantage of it.

    Now, I’m supposed to give a shit about everyone’s bummed out feelings on something that was a straight forward “SMH” moment that has become more about their “feelings” than the kids doing the right thing.

    EPIC Yawn.

    No.

  7. Drew says:

    “People have preconceived notions about the south because of stunts like what Better Georgia pulled”

    Yes, it has nothing to do with anything that the south might have done over the past few hundred years.

  8. Marco Regal says:

    Everybody needs to chill out a lot more.

  9. BEZERKO says:

    I’ll be 54 the day before Independence Day, I live in Georgia and have never lived anywhere else. Those preconceived notions are for the most part unfortunately true. I’m tired of being embarrassed by it. I’m tired of always being behind the curve, and I’m not just talking about racism although it’s the turd in the punch bowl. It’s time for segregated proms to end. I’m not saying Democrats are paragons of virtue, but we’re not the ones preaching insane, cruel and selfish economic ideas that are ruining rich and poor alike and auctioning off the moral functions of government like life and death and education.

  10. griftdrift says:

    People have preconceived notions about the south because of stunts like what Better Georgia pulled. This is why I’m not a Democrat.

  11. BEZERKO says:

    He won’t do it because it would alienate his base.

  12. Georgia doll says:

    Though I love my state, its sad to know that this kind of racism exists in 2013.Even worse when your governor can’t give a straight, honest answer about it. People already have preconceived notions about the South. It didn’t help what he said. I mean,what is so difficult to say “Don’t agree what is happening and will endorse the girls efforts”? Just like the guy from Better Georgia said, this is not a sides issue. It’s an opinion issue.

    Argghhh I’m so embarrassed by this. If you ask me, I think that he doesn’t support the prom because he doesn’t want to.

  13. JMPrince says:

    Nathan Deal “…trusts that local leaders will find a long-term solution…”. That ‘solution’ is and remains segregation. Thank you gents, Good Day!