Blind partisanship rarely helps.

For months, Nathan Deal supporters (and yes, the candidate himself) have played a purely political game of one-upsmanship. Mention the ethics investigation and they said congressional democrats! Not credible!

Mention the lack of disclosure in his tax returns and they said fully disclosed! It’s a partisan witch-hunt!

The “15 Most Corrupt Members of Congress”? That’s Soros-funded! Not believable!

Problem is, none of these are partisan attacks, and the folks in the Deal campaign know it. All of these issues are real issues. They aren’t a flurry of punches directed toward Deal, but legitimate questions and investigations into his conduct while in office. Regardless of how many times Georgia Republicans stuck their fingers in their ears and repeated la-la-la-la, it didn’t change the facts.

The questions are real, even if the ‘spin’ is not.

Which brings us to today’s revelations that Nathan Deal is facing bankruptcy.

There’s no shame in having financial problems in this economy. Not at all. Times are tough, brother, and if you’re making money in this environment, you’re one of the lucky ones. Georgians are hurting.

Ask your local teacher.

But if you’re having financial problems of this magnitude, you probably shouldn’t run for governor.

And if you’re one of the folks who ignored every single hint that maybe this guy had some baggage, dismissed all the ethical issues and the tax secrecy, accepted his lame non-responses as fact, and voted for Deal anyway, then you’re getting exactly what you deserve.

The signs were there. You chose to disregard them. Your partisanship blinded your judgment. And here we are:

A state with a billion dollar budget hole and a very real chance of having an ethically challenged governor declare bankruptcy within days of his inauguration.