Bobby Jindal Versus the Lily-Livered
It’s another budget year in Louisiana, which means that it’s time for the annual festival in which lily-livered Republicans and the media they enable gather to wring their hands about Bobby Jindal’s fiscal policies. This year the hand wringing is perhaps more fervent than ever given governor Jindal’s elevated national profile due to the speculation that he will run for President. A sample of the | Read More »
Erin May is a Hero Fighting Common Core. More Mothers Will Hopefully Follow.
Erin May is the mother of two boys in the Lafayette Parish School System. She may also be on the verge of launching a revolution to take education back from the bureaucrats. Mrs. May’s sons are required this year to take the PARCC exam in Louisiana. PARCC is the Common Core exam in Louisiana. The exam will not be used to help her children improve | Read More »
CNN Reports on No-Go Zones. Forgets All About It While Interviewing Gov. Bobby Jindal.
CNN’s Max Foster interviewed Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal over the weekend. He grilled Jindal on so-called “no-go zones.” Pay attention to what Jindal actually said, as documented by CNN. Jindal was also unable to offer examples during an earlier interview with CNN’s Max Foster, saying that he’s “heard from folks here that there are neighborhoods where women don’t feel comfortable going in without veils … | Read More »
Peeking in on #LAGov
With Bobby Jindal’s term as governor nearing an end, 2015 will be a gubernatorial year for Louisiana. So far, five candidates have declared their intentions to run – three Republicans and two Democrats. Here’s a little breakdown of the candidates in so far. Republicans David Vitter U.S. announced early, though unsurprisingly, that he was going to be seeking the chief executive spot in his home | Read More »
Fake Steve Scalise racism story shopped to blogger by vengeful Scalise opponent.
The Steve Scalise story is now becoming one of Don’t Trust Your Political Sources TOO Much, Folks.
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Steve Scalise, David Duke, and Electability Over Principle
I do not think Steve Scalise is a racist. I may disagree with him on a lot of policy, but I do not think he is a bad or indecent person. In fact, he is a very nice person and there is bipartisan agreement on that front. My problem with Steve Scalise is judgment. He, like much of the Republican leadership, is so focused on | Read More »
How Do You Show Up at a David Duke Event and Not Know What It Is?
In 2002, a year after not long before Trent Lott was driven from office in December of 2002, for his statements about support Strom Thurmond, , now the number three Republican in the House of Representatives, went to a David Duke organized event. The gathering was in 2002, hosted by David Duke outfit called the European-American Unity and Rights Organization — Robert Costa (@costareports) December | Read More »
Why the Democrats stupidly wrote off Louisiana too quickly.
As you no doubt know, the Democrats got their clocks cleaned last night in two House seat runoff elections and one Senate one. The question is, could they have done better? – Actually, no, the question is, could they have done much better? …And the answer may indeed be ‘yes’ in both cases. Please note: a lot of this is going to be a discussion | Read More »
The ‘This LA-SEN Runoff race is turning into a bloodbath’ open thread.
The Louisiana Senate race got called three minutes in, which was two minutes too slow. The map looks hysterical. It’s a bad day for Louisiana Democrats, period. Time for the song. Open thread.
#LASen: Landrieu’s Chief of Staff Shoots Her in the Foot (Metaphorically)
To borrow from Moe Lane: Come, I will conceal nothing from you. We already know how the Louisiana Senate run-off is going to end, but in case Louisiana Republicans and conservatives need any more reason to get to the polls, Mary Landrieu’s Chief of Staff has just given it to us. With a hat tip to The Daily Caller, he Black Conservative Fund has released a video | Read More »
A Tom Steyer Democrat Runs as a Republican in Louisiana
There is another election runoff in Louisiana this cycle. It’s not getting as much coverage as the U.S. Senate race, but it is being watched by powerful special interests. The race pits incumbent Eric Skrmetta against Forest Wright for a seat on the Public Services Commission. Both are Republicans. But only one, Skrmetta, has been a Republican for more than six months. Wright switched parties | Read More »
Keystone bill passes House: eyes now turn to Senate.
That’s one way to put it, at least: The House on Friday passed legislation to authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, setting the stage for a showdown in the Senate next week. The legislation was approved 252-161, with 31 Democrats joining Republicans in backing a construction permit for the controversial project, which would bring oil sands from Canada to refineries in the United States. | Read More »
DSCC Declares DOOM… for Mary Landrieu.
There’s no sugar-coating this one: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is canceling at least some of its advertising reservations for ahead of the December runoff in Louisiana. The committee canceled buys planned from Monday through December 6 in the Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans markets, three sources tracking the air war told POLITICO.
The Midterm Obama Repudiation Referendum
As the New York Times put it, Riding a wave of discontent, “Republicans took control of the Senate on Tuesday night, expanded their hold on the House, and defended some of the most closely contested governors’ races, in a repudiation of President Obama.” In another Times article it was reported that Obama complained that the Republican victory should not be blamed on him: “He doesn’t feel repudiated.” Obama should | Read More »
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Landrieu Jumps on the Race Wagon
When I first started working in radio, I was fortunate enough to get an interview with Mary Landrieu. It was just after her initial vote to push Obamacare to the floor for a final vote. She defended it and I largely let her – at the time, I wasn’t very politically aware, and I was working at a station in a city that is 65% | Read More »