Those Crazy Racist Southern Republicans Did It Again!

    In case you missed it, Bobby Jindal, the Republican Governor of Louisiana, was reelected last night.

    And, oh, by the way…notice how all those evil racist Southern Republicans voted to reelect an Indian guy? Those crazy racists, they keep voting for candidates like Susana Martinez in New Mexico, Nikki Haley and Tim Scott in South Carolina, and Florida’s Marco Rubio and Allen West. And then there’s all those racists who are propelling Ted Cruz to the top of the Texas Senate race and keep voting for Herman Cain at the straw polls.

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    Election Day in Louisiana

    It’s Election Day today in Lousiana: [T]he electorate will settle increasingly nasty bouts for lieutenant governor, secretary of state and the state board of education. Local ballots are dotted with contested legislative matchups, a handful of judicial contests in New Orleans, and parish offices in Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, St. Charles and St. John the Baptist. Voters also must navigate a gaggle of | Read More »

    Election Day in Louisiana

    It’s Election Day today in Lousiana: [T]he electorate will settle increasingly nasty bouts for lieutenant governor, secretary of state and the state board of education. Local ballots are dotted with contested legislative matchups, a handful of judicial contests in New Orleans, and parish offices in Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, St. Charles and St. John the Baptist. Voters also must navigate a gaggle of | Read More »

    Punch Counter Punch

    This morning, Mitt Romney surprised a lot of people by announcing Tim Pawlenty’s endorsement of his campaign. One former Pawlenty staffer emailed me lamenting that they’d run against “Obameycare” and then this? That’s politics.Pawlenty will be in Florida tonight for the CNN-Tea Party Express debate. And so will Governor Bobby Jindal. This afternoon the Perry campaign announced their counter punch to the Pawlenty news. Gov. | Read More »

    Punch Counter Punch

    This morning, Mitt Romney surprised a lot of people by announcing Tim Pawlenty’s endorsement of his campaign. One former Pawlenty staffer emailed me lamenting that they’d run against “Obameycare” and then this? That’s politics.Pawlenty will be in Florida tonight for the CNN-Tea Party Express debate. And so will Governor Bobby Jindal. This afternoon the Perry campaign announced their counter punch to the Pawlenty news. Gov. | Read More »

    The Democratic Wipeout in Louisiana is of Biblical Proportions

    Huey Long must be turning over in his grave. Qualifying closed today for Louisiana’s Fall 2011 statewide elections, and the once super-dominant Democratic Party has failed to field a single credible candidate for statewide office. Not a single one. Louisiana’s citizens have common sense. They understand that the policies favored by Washington Dems (on energy in particular) seem expressly designed to cripple Louisiana’s economy and | Read More »

    The Democratic Wipeout in Louisiana is of Biblical Proportions

    Huey Long must be turning over in his grave. Qualifying closed today for Louisiana’s Fall 2011 statewide elections, and the once super-dominant Democratic Party has failed to field a single credible candidate for statewide office. Not a single one. Louisiana’s citizens have common sense. They understand that the policies favored by Washington Dems (on energy in particular) seem expressly designed to cripple Louisiana’s economy and | Read More »

    Reminder: primary deadline in Louisiana tomorrow.

    We’re in day two of the three day qualifying period for the gubernatorial primary, you see.  Another reminder: the only person that the Democrats have had so far who is willing to stand up and publicly oppose Bobby Jindal is… Tara Hollis, schoolteacher.  She is not particularly expected to win – but there’s nobody else right now, and that situation is being repeated all the | Read More »

    Reminder: primary deadline in Louisiana tomorrow.

    We’re in day two of the three day qualifying period for the gubernatorial primary, you see.  Another reminder: the only person that the Democrats have had so far who is willing to stand up and publicly oppose Bobby Jindal is… Tara Hollis, schoolteacher.  She is not particularly expected to win – but there’s nobody else right now, and that situation is being repeated all the | Read More »

    Edwin Edwards for Governor?

    Fans of former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards have created a Facebook page called “Ask Obama to Pardon Edwin Edwards”. As an convicted felon, the Silver Zipper is precluded from running for a fifth term as governor. Barack Obama could change all that. According to Edwin, you see, Bobby Jindal has things so messed up in Louisiana that the Democrats are having trouble finding anyone to | Read More »

    Edwin Edwards for Governor?

    Fans of former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards have created a Facebook page called “Ask Obama to Pardon Edwin Edwards”. As an convicted felon, the Silver Zipper is precluded from running for a fifth term as governor. Barack Obama could change all that. According to Edwin, you see, Bobby Jindal has things so messed up in Louisiana that the Democrats are having trouble finding anyone to | Read More »

    It’s July 14th. Where are the D candidates for LA-GOV?

    Aside from Ms. Tara Hollis, of course – note that I’m not going to make fun of her for running.  I could, but there’s something endearing about meeting a Democrat who actually still believes that her party is really committed to democracy and egalitarianism and anything else besides the creation and perpetuation of a paternalistic nanny-state run by people who think that they’re too smart | Read More »

    Bobby Jindal’s steadily-advancing re-election.

    55 has two major meanings, in fact: First off, it’s ‘merely’ Governor Bobby Jindal’s approval rating in Louisiana last year – and unchanged, six months before the election*. Second, it’s the number of signatures on the latest recall petition against Jindal – a petition that expires next week. If you look at the above Politico article from December, you might suspect that the Politico author | Read More »

    Bobby Jindal’s steadily-advancing re-election.

    55 has two major meanings, in fact: First off, it’s ‘merely’ Governor Bobby Jindal’s approval rating in Louisiana last year – and unchanged, six months before the election*. Second, it’s the number of signatures on the latest recall petition against Jindal – a petition that expires next week. If you look at the above Politico article from December, you might suspect that the Politico author | Read More »

    Substituting Sloganeering for Leadership in Louisiana

    For years, Democrats in Louisiana ran the state legislature incompetently and inefficiently, wasting the taxpayers’ money and creating bloated entitlement programs that generated structural budget deficits that were almost impossible to overcome. In 2010, for the first time in ages, Republicans finally gained control of both chambers of the Louisiana legislature, giving them the chance to finally show the people of Louisiana that Republicans could | Read More »