Skip to comments.Republicans Ready to Usher in "Golden New Era" Louisiana
Posted on 02/06/2006 2:31:24 PM PST by bayourant
http://www.wafb.com/global/story.asp?s=4456775&ClientType=Printable Saturday at the Republican State Central Committee Meeting, Republicans said now is the opportunity for a golden new era, saying their party's momentum picked up significantly long before Hurricane Katrina displaced thousands of Democratic voters across the country and destroyed its fundraising base in New Orleans.
Republicans point to 2004 when voters here help re-elect President Bush, and voted in Louisiana's first Republican U.S. Senator since reconstruction.
For those Republicans packed inside the state central meeting, the theme for 2006 appears to be one of second victories, and strong ones at that. The entire Louisiana GOP state central committe, from the vice-chairman, to the treasurer, to the secretary, even the chairman Roger Villere, all won re-election easily.
But it's trying to make the political comeback by winning back the state in the new Katrina world that's at the forefront for Louisiana Republicans. Republicans say to reclaim the state, first they must win a Republican majority in both the state House and Senate, controlled right now by Democrats. But for the first time in Louisiana history, legislators are facing term limits, and for Republicans, that spells opportunity.
Good luck with that! Lots of democrats still in the graveyards in NOLA.
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That is true. My side of the state has some really good pubbies in office. Most over here can't wait to vote out Blanko and co.
I am clueless why we dont see our Republican people on TV more. Perhaps FR wouldnt be so hostile if they saw Jindel explain the situation for instance. Maybe the media doesnt pay attention to them. Howver I think someone should be thinking about them(our Republican leadership_ at least talking to big bloggers out there and getting another side into the public view
Louisiana looks to be in good shape for the Republican Party. The only southern state that is behind the times is Arkansas. I don't know anything about Arkansas politics, but the Democrat Party still runs everything there.
I am hoping Dem Senator Pryor's vote on Alito will come back to haunt him in Arkansas come the next election.
Maybe the media doesnt pay attention to them. "
Bingo! We have a winner!
The media only pays attention to Republicans when they (a) bash other Republicans or (b) say something embarrassing.
wrt bloggers, good plan - get a Cajun Republican set of blogs out there, pounding on the issues for LA.
What part of the state do you reside?.... I came from SW La but have long since been departed. Politics seems to be changing based upon what some of my family tells me when I see them once a year or so. Back when I was growing up the north was the predominate factor, Longs..etc., but that changed about the time Edwards became gov. I guess. The Cajun triangle line from Lake Charles to Alexander back through Baton Rouge and on southeast has now become the major influence.
It's more entertaining to show Nagin put his foot in his mouth than to show what is really going on here.
Good luck with that! Lots of democrats still in the graveyards in NOLA."
But the Democrat volunteers who used to drive them to the polls have all left town.
And the inner-city polling places in the 9th Ward and elsewhere which attained 101% turnout have all been condemned.
It is curtains for the Democrats in Louisiana.
Can't wait to see the cute, chubby Mary Landrieu retired and sitting back in her Daddy's house in LA.