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 »
Why Those White Women Want Nothing To Do With Barack Obama
If a group of white Republican women adamantly refused to go near a black man and complained loudly about him, the political press would destroy them as racists. That is what is happening, however, in Louisiana, North Carolina, and Georgia. Two of the three women, Landrieu and Nunn, are the legacies of old Democrat families in their home states. Hagan is politically connected and of | Read More »
YOU MUST GIVE MONEY NOW!!
Zach Dasher is my guy in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District. He should be your guy too. He’s running against the congressman who had the affair and has decided not to resign. Zach is awesome. He has an awesome commercial. But he needs money to keep it on the air. Watch it here, then pour forth all the money you can into his campaign coffers that | Read More »
Been in DC too long, @MaryLandrieu?
U.S. spends approximately all of her time in Washington D.C., which is odd because she is supposed to represent Louisiana. Makes sense that she should live here and not simply claim a home co-owned by her and the rest of her family. Now, when it comes to Louisiana, there are some differences in our civics lessons vs. the rest of the nation’s. For one thing, | Read More »
Yes, You Should Support Rob Maness for US Senate
Look at how the NRSC races have gone. We may lose Kansas because the NRSC did not vet their candidate there. We may very well lose North Carolina too. But the NRSC told us their candidate there was the best candidate. Now, in Louisiana, the NRSC is telling us not to support Rob Maness for the Senate. “Trust us,” they tell us. Look at their | Read More »