Skip to comments.RINO’s And Democrats Seem Intent On Making Alario LA Senate President
Posted on 09/20/2011 7:25:45 AM PDT by LSUfan
He may have changed parties, but he hasnt changed his way of life. He cant fool me. I know him too well.
- Edwin Edwards
If its politically expedient, people switch parties. Its not going to change John Alario one way or the other.
- State Sen. Eric Lafleur, Democrat
Im going to go out on a rather short limb here and say that the entire purpose of putting Democrats out of power in Louisiana was to do away with the crony capitalism, special-interest giveaways and outright corruption that party so completely signified in our state for decades. Republicans run Louisiana because over time, and particularly after Katrina laid bare the effects for everyone to see, the electorate became violently fed up with the banana-republic character of Louisiana politics as practiced by the party of Edwin Edwards, the Longs and Dollar Bill Jefferson.
Which is why its important for Republicans, if they expect to govern Louisiana very long, present voters with a very different outlook on governance from what Democrats operated under. Voters will probably forgive mistakes made in finding that new model so far Bobby Jindal has fairly broad support and faces no challengers to speak of for re-election this fall, for example, despite a few well-publicized errors in governance over the last three-plus years but will react very unfavorably to seeing a Republican governing establishment operate in the same way with the same people as Democrats did.
Nothing exemplifies this more than the growing possibility that John Alario, the most laughable example of a Democrat switching parties out of pure political expediency, might be on the verge of cutting a deal with his old Democrat buddies, some Democrat turncoats and a few new Republican friends to become president of the Louisiana Senate next year.
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the entire purpose of putting Democrats out of power in Louisiana was to do away with the crony capitalism, special-interest giveaways and outright corruption that party so completely signified in our state for decades.
Right, Eddie and we are going to continue to take you thieves out of Louisiana politics and do the same in Washington.
We are ridding ourselves of Mary Lancrieu next!~
I love the fact that Sarah has made “crony capitalism” a new buzzword.