Skip to comments.And the Oscar Goes to... Senator Mary Landrieu!
Posted on 04/26/2014 7:44:31 AM PDT by Kaslin
After the release of the latest Landrieu campaign commercial, the critics are raving. What an incredible performance from a talented actress!
Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu has done it again. Elections bring out the best acting from the states 18 year incumbent. Every six years, Mary Landrieu adopts the sympathetic character of a fighter for Louisiana. In reality, she is a liberal Democrat who votes with President Obama and Majority Leader Harry Reid, but, during campaigns, Senator Landrieu convinces voters she is constantly opposing leaders in her own party. The result is that Senator Landrieu wins another term in office, quite a hat trick, since Louisiana is a red Republican state.
In this election, the political environment is especially tough for Senator Landrieu, so she has had to pull out all the stops by recreating a Senate hearing at the Louisiana State Capitol. In the commercial, the Senator was able to improve on her real life performance by fixing the errors, the make-up and the wardrobe. The lighting was perfect, the script was changed and all of the actors performed their roles flawlessly. Now, inquiring minds want to know, did the campaign utilize the states 30% film tax credits on this expensive production?
Unfortunately for Senator Landrieu, this fiction was exposed and now her campaign has been embarrassed by this exercise in political make-believe. It remains to be seen whether voters will see the light in this election or continue to be fooled by the talented performer Mary Landrieu.
In the commercial, the Senator touts her opposition to the Obama administration and her advocacy of the states oil and gas industry. She neglects to mention, however, that she votes with President Obama 97% of the time and on all of the important issues, she is a consistent vote for the President.
He needed her on the Affordable Care Act and she delivered, despite thousands of calls, texts, faxes, emails and telegrams from the people of Louisiana expressing their opposition to the plan. Sadly, Senator Landrieu ignored her constituents and cast the deciding vote in favor of this unpopular bill.
While she may oppose the President on energy issues, such as the Keystone XL pipeline, her political action committee, Jazz PAC, has contributed $400,000 to Democrat Senators who are hostile to the pipeline and the oil and gas industry. A real advocate of the major engine of the states economy would not give such strong financial support to liberals who advocate positions that will harm Louisianas economy. As usual, Senator Landrieu acts one way in Washington D.C, but an entirely different way when she is looking for votes at home.
This fighter for Louisiana is a reliable supporter of the leftist agenda of the President Obama, who has an approval rating in Louisiana of only 40 percent. Because of the Presidents unpopularity, the Senator knows she cannot be too closely tied to President Obama, which is why she skipped his recent visit to New Orleans.
In reality, the President knows that he has a strong supporter in Mary Landrieu. He rewarded her by enthusiastically endorsing Marys brother, Mitch Landrieu, in his winning re-election campaign as Mayor of New Orleans. With Mitch in charge of New Orleans once again, his sister has a much better chance of victory this November.
Polls show Senator Landrieu is below 50% currently and probably headed for a run-off, but she has defied expectations in the past and pulled off improbable victories. Today, she is the only Louisiana Democrat holding a statewide elected office.
For this election, voters will have to answer the question; do they want a real fighter for Louisiana or one who only plays the role on TV?
Now, if she could just pony up some tears like baby boehner.
BACKSTORY In the fall of 2009, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was trying to get the necessary 60 Dimocrat votes to pass the Affordable Care Act. He needed every Dim on board, which gave waffling senators a great deal of leverage.
Landrieu connivingly saw that selling her aye vote could get her maybe $200 million federal dollars.
Obama complied--- Reid chalked up another vote for Obamacare---and the $4.3 Landrieu giveaway was attached to the Obamacare bill.
<><> Where's the money, Mary?
MEMO TO LOUISIANA VOTERS Sen Mary Landrieu (1) sold her vote; (2) voted for throwing you off your affordable health plans, (3) voted for burdening you with ruinous deductibles, (4) voted for nationalizing 1/16 of the US economy, (5) voted for decimating intergenerational transfers of wealth, (6) voted for abandoning seniors and the chronically ill, (7) voted for IPAB's (Death Panels).
THE LANDRIEU PAPER TRAIL IS HUGE Landrieu sold her aye vote in what Forbes Magazine dubbed "The 'Louisiana Purchase" that included a massive $4.3 Billion to Landrieu.
FORBES REPORTED the Democrats nailed Landrieus support for Obamacare w/ a greenback bribe. Landrieu, critics believe, pledged her vote in exchange for some $200 million more additional federal funds for Louisiana. Except that, due to a drafting error, the law ended up giving Louisiana $4.3 billion: more than twenty times the assigned amount. MORE HERE http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml
How $4.3 billion to Landrieu was attached to the Obamacare bill, and how Obama and Reid failed to catch and fix it, is yet annother indictment of the Obamacare atrocity. The payoff to Landrieu should be investigated as an indication of how EVERY Democrat came to vote for Obamacare.
<><> Where's the $4.3 billion, Mary?
Stick a fork in this fat azz, communist porker, she’s done.
Where is Cassidy on this? Why isn’t he running a commercial exposing this performance? Why isn’t he running ads with all the information about Landrieu that the writer of this article mentions?
Just looking at her picture, she appears to be quite the befuddled fool.
She’s looking more and more like Miss Piggy.
Maybe Landreau is way behind in the polls and they don’t think its going to be close.
Also, its early not even May yet. The question is how are the GOP doing with funding the challenge, how is the GOP candidates connecting with the voters.
She cannot statistically distance herself from Obama, she isn’t the Democrat John McCain the Maverick who distanced himself from Bush all the time.
The point is, she’s running deceptive ads. If she begins to define herself and her polls reflect that, it may be more difficult to redefine her at a later date. The time to act is now. Cassidy is showing all the signs of an establishment candidate. This has me worried. I wish Maness would step up to the plate, but I don’t think he has the funds to do so at this time.
Begich is doing the same thing here in Alaska. And no firm opponent until after the R primary.