Minnesota: Banana Republic?
Minnesota enjoys a reputation as a progressive, highly-educated, hard-working paragon of Midwestern virtue. It is the polar opposite of my adopted home state of Louisiana. Minnesota is near the top on all the “good” quality-of-life lists. Louisiana is in the cellar, or nearly so, on the same lists. Minnesota’s 5.2 million citizens have a per capita tax burden ($2,890) that is #4 among the states, | Read More »
CBC to Cao: “Whites (and Vietnamese Republicans) Need Not Apply”
Promoted from diaries. Will the CBC choose the content of Cao’s character over the color of his skin? After all, the people of LA-02 did. – Moe Lane This should be interesting. Anh “Joseph” Cao (R), fresh off his stunning upset of career Corruptocrat William Jefferson (D) to represent Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District, is interested in joining the Congressional Black Caucus. “I’d join any caucus | Read More »
“Bill Jefferson’s Legal Woes Just Got Worse”
In a <a href=”http://blog.nola.com/jamesgill/2008/12/jeffersons_legal_woes_just_got.html”>Times-Picayune opinion piece,</a> writer James Gill observes that defeated U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) is set receive the O.J. version of American Justice: as much as he can afford, and not a penny more. Now that his income and his, er…, payback options are seriously curtailed, Jefferson’s crack legal staff may be more interested in trimming their own losses. Read the whole | Read More »
It’s Official…Fleming Headed to Congress Without Recount
Democrat Paul Carmouche has conceded to Republican Representative-Elect John Flemming. Flemming will take over the seat of retiring Republican Rep. Jim McCrery (Louisiana-4). Flemming held a strong Republican district by 350 votes. Hopefully that margin will increase as Flemming begins to run as an incumbent. I, for one, would like to congratulate John Flemming on his victory. He is a solid Pro-Life vote. Also…thank you Paul Carmouche for accepting | Read More »
Holy Cao! (pronounced “gow”)
Anh “Joseph” Cao adjusts to role as GOP star If only Washington would adjust to the courage, humility and sense of service that Rep.-elect Cao brings to his post. Cao, a refugee from Vietnam, is the unlikeliest of political figures: slight, soft-spoken and self-effacing, a seemingly guileless figure, yet one with a sharp sense of humor and degrees in physics, philosophy and law and six | Read More »
Mr. Cao Goes to Washington
The stunning defeat of career Corruptocrat William Jefferson (D-LA; IN HIS FREEZER!) gives us all several reasons to celebrate. Sure, it’s a partisan victory, but one that is unlikely to translate into any long-term Republican advantage. The Democratic voting mentality is deeply entrenched in LA-02. For whatever reason, African-American voters stayed away from the polls in droves on Saturday. Let’s celebrate because, for once, the | Read More »
With the help of an upset win the bayou states sends two more Republicans to Washington
Have you ever heard of Anh “Joseph” Cao (R)? Don’t worry neither have I accept only recently. Never mind that. The people of 2nd Congressional District in Louisiana have and they voted him in office over the embattled, but popular, William Jefferson (D).
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Alive And Kicking
With the ouster of William “In His Freezer” Jefferson and the capture of another House seat in Louisiana, the Republican Party shows that it is anything but a spent force. Congratulations go out to Joseph Cao, the first Vietnamese-American to have been elected to Congress, and John Fleming, who beat Obama-backed Paul Carmouche. Jefferson’s loss is, of course, a blow against the kind of corruption | Read More »
The Obama Honeymoon: Let’s Ignore Elections
William Jefferson lost. Let’s be honest. In his district, his loss had more to do with him not sharing the money in his freezer than it does him having put the money in his freezer. But beyond that, the media response is interesting. Since Barack Obama’s election, Republicans won the Georgia runoff. Republicans won William Jefferson’s seat in a heavily Democrat area. Republicans won McCrery’s | Read More »
Lessons Learned from LA-02: Hooray for Joseph Cao!
“It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good.” Saturday’s general election in LA-02 would normally have fallen on November 4, but the election scheduled was altered on account of Hurricane Gustav in early September. The huge turnout for the presidential race would have undoubtedly returned Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) to office. It’s hard to sustain voter enthusiasm for a crook. Especially one with no | Read More »
Meet Joseph Cao (R-LA)
From the Times-Picayune, Dec. 1 edition: <blockquote>Born in war-ravaged Vietnam, Cao fled to the United States when he was 8, learned English, earned degrees in physics and philosophy, and joined the Catholic seminary. When his views on how best to serve the poor changed, Cao went to law school, began a practice specializing in immigration, settled in Venetian Isles [a largely Vietnamese community in eastern | Read More »
A better look at LA CD-4 shows cause for concern
I had a chance back in November to meet John Fleming’s campaign strategist. He also happened to be congressman Paul Broun’s as well. Both men were in Augusta, GA the night before the general election and I enjoyed discussing politics and strategies with them both. I was invited to go back to Athens for a meet and greet and general election party but I had | Read More »
John Fleming, Republican for LA-04.
My name is John Fleming and I am running for Congress in Louisiana’s 4th Congressional District. We are the last congressional race in the country. Voters go to the polls this Saturday, December 6, and I am asking each of you to join my campaign and help start the movement to take back the House. I am a man of conviction, drive and the desire | Read More »
LA-02: Joseph Cao, otherwise known as “Not Bill Jefferson…”
I would like to reassure our Republican readers that my mentioning of Joseph Cao’s alternate name in the title is in no way intended to diminish his quite impressive accomplishments in the community. You can volunteer to his campaign here, by the way – or, again, contact the LA GOP. No, I’m fully confident that any Republican reading this understands the stakes. The title is | Read More »
All right. We won in Georgia, let us move on. LA-04 is up next.
John Fleming’s website is here; contributions here, but what he probably wants right now is boots on the ground. Or you could contact the Louisiana GOP.This is a race for an open seat, and right now the Democratic challenger’s major hope is in heavy African-American turnout. Obama has not come down to stump for the candidate – he’s pretty much done what he did for | Read More »