Bill Cassidy’s Complicated Relationship With Obamacare
When the establishment is looking to recruit someone to run for Senate, they first look to find like-minded people in the House. What better person to be a yes-man for McConnell than someone who has been a yes-man for House leadership? Their latest recruit is Congressman Bill Cassidy who is being supported by all of the establishment in his bid for Senate. Every Republican in | Read More »
Louisiana Fiscal Hawks Join Democrats to Raise Taxes
Being from Louisiana, I am never surprised by its oddball politics. Many of the people who now have an “R” next to their names for the longest time had a “D” next to their names. And many of them call themselves “fiscal hawks.” These self-proclaimed fiscal hawks have decided to join the remaining liberals in the Louisiana House of Representatives and jack up taxes significantly. | Read More »
Today, House Conservatives Will Prove They Are the Problem
Yesterday, the White House announced it would stop White House tours in response to sequestration. Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas responded by offering an amendment to the pending continuing resolution that would prohibit federal dollars spent to cover the costs of President Obama’s golf games. Speaker John Boehner and the Republican Leaders ruled that Congressman Gohmert’s amendment was not relevant to the continuing resolution and | Read More »
Politico’s Emily Schulteis Misses a Few Key Details About Bobby Jindal
Politico reporter Emily Schulteis proves today why journalism is a dying and biased industry. She bought the spin of a Louisiana political hack who actually worked for Kathleen Blanco – a politician Jindal ran against and practically forced out of office. In fact, in quoting Bob Mann, Schulteis never even mentioned that his former boss, Kathleen Blanco, was driven from office by the looming Jindal | Read More »
LNG and Natural Gas Exports: A Primer
Natural gas exports were unthinkable five years ago, but the shale gas revolution means excess supply and lower prices. Political opposition looms.
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On the RSC Chairman’s Race
The most important vote that will happen very soon is the vote for Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, the conservative group within the House Republican Conference that often finds itself trying to pull the Republicans to the right. These past two years, it was the RSC leadership that pressed the GOP to avoid selling out to Barack Obama repeatedly, insisted the GOP keep its | Read More »
LA-3 Runoff: It’s a Jungle Out There
In a Jungle Primary oddity, Tuesday’s election pitted two incumbent Republicans vying for a single seat in Louisiana’s new District 3 (Southwest LA). The results: Rep. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) – 45% Rep. Jeff Landry (R-New Iberia) – 30% Attorney Ron Richard (D-Lake Charles) – 22% “The Field” 1 (R) & 1 (L) – 3% Until the entry of the unknown Richard into the race, Boustany | Read More »
81 versus 62 is the Measure of Jeff Landry vs. Charles Boustany, Jr.
The Heritage Action for America (HAFA) scorecard, until the day I get around to doing one, is pretty much the gold standard for conservatism in Congress. The average House Republican has a score of 66%. In Louisiana, thanks to redistricting, Congressmen Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry have been put in a district together. Louisiana has a jungle primary where everyone piles in together on November | Read More »
RS Interview: Jeff Landry (R, R-CAND, LA-03).
This one is a little late, thanks to various annoying, yet dull, technical difficulties. The race in question is Louisiana’s Third District: the loss of a House seat in redistricting has caused two incumbent Republican Congressmen to face each other in this November’s… “Election Day primary” is probably the best way to describe it: everybody runs at once, and if no candidate gets above 50% | Read More »
Charles Boustany: The Most Pro-Palestinian Republican in Congress
The primaries ended a long time ago, and we are all focused assiduously on the general election. However, there is one major Republican primary contest that is still outstanding. The member-on-member battle between conservative Jeff Landry and pro-Palestinian leftist Charles Boustany in Louisiana District 3. Louisiana holds a jungle primary in which all candidates, regardless of party affiliation, are put on the same ballot on | Read More »
Obama doesn’t care; finally tours storm damage
President Obama finally arrived in Louisiana to inspect the damage done by Hurricane Isaac six days after the storm made landfall and three days after Mitt Romney inspected hurricane damage with Governor Bobby Jindal.
Romney got there three days earlier because he cared enough to skip a campaign rally in Virginia in order to inspect the damage done by Isaac. If Romney had not made the extra effort to visit Louisiana, does anyone seriously think Obama would have bothered to show up at all.
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Cue the Fat Lady
During my company’s eight-year run as an operator in the Gulf of Mexico, we found and produced about one day’s worth of U.S. natural gas consumption and a few hours worth of oil production. That may not sound like much, but the economic activity of independent oil and gas companies sustains much of the Gulf Coast region and provides thousands of jobs. All that is | Read More »
Tags: BP Spill
, Carol Browner
, Deepwater Horizon
, Heather Zichal
, ken salazar
, Michael Bromwich
RedState Gathering: Gov. Bobby Jindal (R, LA).
We’re always happy to hear from Gov. Bobby Jindal, and after the speech that he gave last Saturday* (as I noted at the time, you could see the crowd collectively thinking Why, Bobby here would make a perfectly good Vice President) he took a few moments to talk to me about… you know. Stuff**. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Governor Bobby Jindal Will Be At The RedState Gathering. Will You?
That’s right, one of the most effective surrogates on the campaign trail in the primary for Rick Perry and now in the general for Mitt Romney, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will be at the RedState Gathering. Governor Jindal is in the news these days for opting not to expand Louisiana’s medicaid program for Obamacare. He’s also in the news as speculation grows over who Mitt | Read More »
. . . When?
Yesterday I asked if not now, when do we get to hold Republicans accountable. It is mind numbingly infuriating to get some of the bellyaching from people that, in effect, we never can. I disagree. I know most of you do too. Right now, here are six congress critters we can annihilate in Republican primaries. The alternative candidates to them are far more conservative. If | Read More »
, Ben Quayle
, Charles Bostany
, Chuck Fleischman
, Dave Schwiekert
, Diane Black
, fred upton
, jack hoogendyk
, Jeff Landry
, John Mica
, Lou Ann Zelenik
, sandy adams
, Scottie Mayfield