Skip to comments.Recall Effort Launched Against Congressman Cao(New Orleans)
Posted on 02/18/2009 9:19:33 AM PST by BBell
Ministers in New Orleans kick off recall campaign
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
A group of black ministers in New Orleans is kicking off a campaign to recall newly elected 2nd District Congressman Joseph Cao.
An organization called the Louisiana Ministerial Alliance of Churches says it will file papers with the Secretary of State to begin the process of seeking the signatures needed to force a recall election.
The group is upset over Cao's two votes against an economic stimulus package which Cao said would mean little in terms of job creation to his district. Cao joined fellow GOP members of the House in voting against a House proposal and the final version of the package.
The ministers claim Cao may have "irreparably harmed" the ability of those in the district from seeking continued assistance from the federal government. In a written statement, they also described his votes as "ridiculous."
The chairman of the recall committee is Minister Aubry Wallace.
Secretary of State Jay Dardenne tells 99.5fm that his office has yet to receive the paperwork from the group. When filed, Dardenne says the recall organizers will have 180 days from the date of filing to collect the signatures of just over 101,000 voters in the district.
The organization has called a Thursday morning news conference to discuss the effort.
Actually, you still have a bunch of conservative people there who, in order to have the best shot at eliminating the worst candidates, are registered as Democrats. They've no intention of changing their registration status - they know exactly what they're doing.
In some places, "Operation Chaos" has been going on for decades.
Bunch of racists.
What do they have against the Vietnamese, anyway?
Reparations and extortion under the guise of ministry. These rascals will have to account to God one day.
These folks indeed preach ‘the gospel of envy’ and are bigots.
Tax exempt organizations are not allowed to participate in, let alone lead, overt political activities. In practice it seems this applies only to conservative groups. Going after liberal, minority organizations gets you the racist tag.
I believe Obama has another, separate pile of "federal aid" (Welfare 2.0) in mind for the "Katrina Zone". Don't know if that or the Porkulus funds can actually be routed directly to the city, though. It *is* a "political subdivision of the State of Louisiana", whether Nagin likes it or not. Perhaps Orleans Parish should secede (I'd drive down to help build the border wall).
I live in Cao’s district. People are very against the pork bill. Even the liberals. Probably it’s just the minority community upset. We have a community forum. The recount rules are too hard. They are just doing this for attention.
“The group is upset over Cao’s two votes”
Upset because of recent votes not in favor of his constiutency?
If this suit works, we’ve got Specter lined up next in the chute.
It is time the right starts playing hardball, like the left has been for a couple decades. Go for the jugular. Go after Acorn, churches involved in politics, destroy reputations, etc. It is the Washington way...but only being played by one side.
An organization by a different race would be classified as a secret society that wears sheets.
Cao has hot wife.
The National Aassociation of All Albinos, (NAAA!) supports all people of color!
I’m sure my mother and father, who have been dead for quite a while, have signed the petition.
Yeah, that's a deep theological and moral issue that a bunch of “ministers” needs to weigh in on.
We’re not talking about the whole state of Louisiana. Cao’s district is mostly the greater New Orleans area.
The guy studied for the priesthood—so there’s another strike against him from the “ministries”.
Cao should be meeting with the Pope. He seems to be an actual Catholic politician.
You are right on the money. Congressman, nor Senators for that matter, enjoy the same sovereign immunity as the President. So, they can be indicted, tried and convicted in a criminal state or federal court.
As for removal from office, the Senate's rules are very well-defined. The House's are as well, and in fact it's a little easire to expel a sitting Congressman. Just ask Jim Trafficant, former Dem Rep from Ohio. The Code of Conduct for a Congressman is very clearly defined in the Congressional by-laws. However, only the US Congress can remove a Representative.
Representatives are not subject to recall of any kind.
Ministers who worship the government as god. They look to the government to meet all their needs and solve all their problems. They are ministers of hell.