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  • Chris Matthews: This ‘Duck Farm’ Guy Is A Part of GOP’s Problem [VIDEO]

    05/31/2014 1:31:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Heather Smith
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)MSNBC host Chris Matthews was baffled Friday night by the GOP’s choice to invite “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson to speak at the Republican Leadership Conference. Matthews told his “Hardball” audience that the GOP’s “showing up with this guy from ‘Duck Farm or whatever’ is part of the problem. They’re playing to people who have rebel license plates on their cars. That’s who they’re talking to with this character.” “I guess the GOP is more desperate than I thought to call someone like me,” Robertson had told the audience at RLC on Thursday. MSNBC commentator Michelle Bernard joined Matthews in...
  • Sarah Palin endorses underdog Maness in Louisiana Senate race

    05/08/2014 2:32:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | May 8, 2014 | Sean Sullivan
    Sarah Palin endorsed retired U.S. Air Force Col. Rob Maness (R) in the Louisiana race for U.S. Senate Thursday, giving the underdog candidate a boost in what's been an uphill climb on the campaign trail. "In the Louisiana Senate race we have the opportunity to send a true conservative and a real warrior to join that fight. So, today I am lending my support to retired Col. Rob Maness for U.S. Senate," said Palin in a statement. Palin has been wading into contested races more and more in recent months. Maness is an underdog in a race that features Rep....
  • Jindal: Biden, Clinton Would ‘Just Get Rid Of The Second Amendment Entirely’

    04/26/2014 6:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Several potential Republican presidential candidates courted gun-rights supporters Friday at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention, talking up their pro-gun credentials while imploring the crowd to fight not just for their Second Amendment rights but for other freedoms they say are being threatened. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal addressed the NRA’s annual leadership forum, a kind of political pep rally the organization considers one of its premier events. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Kelly Ayotte of New...
  • A super-early look at the 2016 N.H. GOP presidential primary

    02/27/2014 3:12:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Concord Monitor ^ | February 26, 2014
    Who’s likely to do well in New Hampshire’s 2016 first-in-the-nation presidential primary? It’s a preposterous question, here in 2014, but what the heck? We asked six experts to weigh in on some of the biggest political players. Our analysts are Wayne Lesperance, political science professor at New England College; Phil Boynton, president of the University of New Hampshire College Republicans; Peter Burling, Democratic national committeeman; Dante Scala, professor of political science at UNH; Jess Steever, vice president of the Plymouth State University Democrats; and Brandon Lemay, public relations officer for the PSU Democrats. Today, our panelists consider the Republicans. Tomorrow,...
  • Chris Christie and Rick Perry: 'They just don't like each other'

    02/07/2014 12:09:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 7, 2014 | Peter Hamby, National Political Reporter
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Dallas, Texas (CNN) -- In the afterglow of Chris Christie's smashing re-election win last November, a chorus of big-name Republicans heralded the charismatic New Jersey governor as the party's savior in 2016. Not everyone was so enamored. Just days after the election, Texas Gov. Rick Perry appeared on national television and poured cold water on Christie's impressive victory. "He was a successful governor in New Jersey," Perry said on ABC's "This Week." "Now does that transcend to the country? We'll see in later years and months to come. We're all different states. Is a conservative in New Jersey a conservative...
  • Christian leader open to run for Vitter's seat (FRC's Tony Perkins)

    01/22/2014 5:08:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Hill's Campaign Blog ^ | January 22, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Family Research Council President Tony Perkins has some harsh criticism for Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), the GOP establishment’s chosen candidate to take on Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) this year. But he also left the door open to jumping into the race himself — or running for Sen. David Vitter’s (R-La.) seat, if Vitter wins his gubernatorial bid in 2015. Speaking to The Hill during Wednesday’s March for Life anti-abortion rally on the National Mall, Perkins said Cassidy can’t win against Landrieu because he’s not a staunch enough conservative. “I think his problem is his record. He’s been pretty weak on...
  • Political Timidity & Clerical Cowardice

    12/29/2013 11:59:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Ricochet ^ | December 29, 2013 | Paul A. Rahe
    When an attempt was made to railroad George Zimmerman into prison for defending himself when assaulted, most conservatives fell silent, and some joined the lynch mob -- and, to the best of my knowledge, not a single public official stood up to denounce what was going on. More recently, when A&E suspended Phil Robertson of the Duck Dynasty for have the effrontery to repeat age-old Christian doctrine in an interview with Gentleman's Quarterly, Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal, and Ted Cruz let A&E have it. But the Republican establishment was present and accounted for only in its absence from the scene....
  • Elbert Guillory: "Why I Am a Republican" (Video)

    06/17/2013 2:17:55 PM PDT · by Creme Brulee · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/16/2013 | Elbert Guillory
    Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Opelousas) explains why he recently switched from the Democrat Party to the Republican Party. He discusses the history of the Republican Party, founded as an Abolitionist Movement in 1854. Guillory talks about how the welfare state is only a mechanism for politicians to control the black community.
  • Indian American governers Haley, Jindal bat for Romney (Some nobody MI Dem defends Hussein)

    09/08/2012 11:03:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    INDOlink ^ | September 9, 2012
    Charlotte: Unimpressed by US President Barack Obama's fiery speech seeking re-election, the two Indian-American Governors, Nikki Haley and Bobby Jindal, today said that Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, is the best person to lead the country. Both Jindal, the Governor of Louisiana, and Haley, the Governor of South Carolina, are rising stars of the Republican party and were quick to issue statements after Obama concluded his Democratic presidential nomination acceptance speech. "The last time Barack Obama spoke before the Democratic National Convention, he told us of hope and change that we could believe in. What a difference four years...
  • 'I'm here to learn': Romney preparing for presidency, shows-up BHO w/visit to storm-ravaged LA

    09/01/2012 11:52:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 31, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    President Barack Obama was today forced to announce he will fly to storm-hit Louisiana on Monday – hours after Mitt Romney beat him to the punch by deciding to head there this afternoon. After it emerged that Obama was still taking time to fit in a campaign stop in Cleveland, Ohio, before checking out how clean-up operations are proceeding in the Bayou state, the Obama campaign abruptly cancelled that event, though he will still hold a rally in Toledo, Ohio before heading south. But the Republican presidential candidate touched down in the Hurricane ravaged state this afternoon - a full...
  • 'Obama for America' Coordinator Unleashes Bigoted Attack on Romney/Mormons

    08/26/2012 4:11:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Gather ^ | August 26, 2012 | Margie Wilson-Mars
    Samuel Cook, III is a Coordinator for the New Orleans Chapter of 'Obama for America' (OFA), he is also a religious bigot. Like so many of the 'tolerant' left, Cook sees no problem in mocking and lying about Mitt Romney's Mormonism. The only difference? Cook, who is a black man, claims he is a Republican. He certainly is...as of six days ago. How can a black man, who has likely been a victim of racism simply by living in America, be so intolerant of someone else? Cook isn't the only member of the tolerant left to mock Romney's religion lately....
  • Biden: Romney out of touch with 'ordinary' people

    06/21/2012 5:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Deseret News / The Associated Press ^ | June 20 2012 | Michael Kunzelman
    NEW ORLEANS — Vice President Joe Biden told a gathering of black journalists Wednesday that Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney's economic platform shows he is out of touch with the nation's middle-class. Biden alleged that Romney and his allies want to grow the nation's economy "from the top down" by deregulating Wall Street and cutting taxes for the wealthy. He called Romney "an honorable man" with a "beautiful family" but claimed the former venture capitalist doesn't understand what's happening to "ordinary Americans." "These guys didn't come from my neighborhood. I mean it," Biden said during his speech...
  • Louisiana shows Rick’s hopelessness

    03/24/2012 12:48:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2012 | Don Surber
    Republicans hold their presidential primary in Louisiana today. Rick Santorum leads all the polls by double digits. If as expected, he wins, Santorum will need to win 39 of the 46 delegate races — 85% — just to offset Mitt Romney’s 42-10 shellacking of Rick in the delegate count in Tuesday’s primary in Illinois. If through some miracle Rick Santorum took all 46 delegates in this proportional primary — an improbability — he would still not break even in the delegate race because Romney picked up 20 delegates in Sunday’s winner-take-all primary in Puerto Rico. And even if he breaks...
  • Deal not sealed, Romney hits Santorum with big ad buys

    03/08/2012 10:50:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | March 9, 2012 | Patricia Zengerle
    Mitt Romney's presidential campaign would like to be focusing its attacks on Democratic President Barack Obama around now. But after failing to seize control of the Republican nomination race on "Super Tuesday," Romney cannot shake off rival Rick Santorum, whom he criticized on Thursday as a political insider. Opening up a new front against Santorum, the Romney campaign accused him of being a lobbyist in his home state of Pennsylvania even before he went to Washington in 1991. Romney's campaign also attacked Santorum for holding regular meetings with lobbyists as a Senate leader, part of the Republican "K Street Project"...
  • For Louisiana Election Returns

    10/22/2011 3:06:59 PM PDT · by Amish · 18 replies
    Here is the Sec of State site... .. http://staticresults.sos.louisiana.gov/10222011/Default.html will add the AP site when available.. Polls close at 9pm EST
  • In Iowa, Bachmann, Paul, Palin on the Rise: Romney can't capitalize w/Huckabee, Trump, out of race

    07/13/2011 5:57:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Sunshine State News ^ | July 13, 2011 | Kevin Derby
    A poll unveiled this week from American Research Group shows that three Republican presidential candidates -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska -- are gaining serious momentum in Iowa, site of the first presidential caucus. Bachmann, who declared her candidacy in June and has been surging in polls at both the national and state levels, topped the poll with 21 percent. Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts placed second with 18 percent. Paul, who was the Libertarian candidate in 1988 and ran for the Republican nomination in...
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal’s Potentially Self-Destructive Support of Birther Bill (They're "concerned")

    04/20/2011 9:36:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Color Lines ^ | April 20, 2011 | Jamilah King
    It looks like Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is prepared to do what Arizona’s Jan Brewer announced earlier this week that she couldn’t: Pass a birther bill that would require presidential candidates to prove their U.S. citizenship. In Jindal’s case, it’s a bill that could threaten his own presidential ambitions and potentially make it much harder for him to appear on his own state ballot if he ever chose to run. “It’s not part of our package, but if the Legislature passes it we’ll sign it,” press secretary Kyle Plotkin told the Times-Picayune on Tuesday. The package that Plotkin is talking...
  • Landry trumps Downer for Republican nomination

    10/03/2010 2:22:32 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies
    Houma Today ^ | October 3, 2010 | Jeremy Alford
    The two attorneys produced a vitriolic race filled with negative campaign commercials, personal smears and scathing mailers. “My supporters are fired up and we are ready to get back to work, as soon as tomorrow morning,” Landry said. “Our message resonated with voters. They want to send someone to Washington who can create good sustaining jobs.” He'll face Sangisetty, the unchallenged Democrat who has $247,000 in the bank, based on figures from the Federal Election Commission. Landry has $211,000. Downer said he'll “stay involved in and informed about” the race but stopped short of issuing any kind of endorsement.
  • RINOs vote for Federal Aid for Union Bosses

    08/11/2010 11:56:17 AM PDT · by donjuanluis07 · 3 replies
    RINOList.org ^ | Aug 11, 2010 | donjuan
    Now RINOs are voting to send more money to poor teachers (union bosses). Following the leadership of House Speaker Nancy Peloski (D-CA), RINOs Joseph Cao (R-LA) [#14 RINO] and Mike Castle (R-DE) [#5 RINO] voted to approve of Federal Aid to Education Jobs, which in reality will be gobbled up by teacher's union bosses to be used in Democrat Election Races.
  • FReep this poll:Should untested technology be used in the Gulf to clean up the oil?

    07/06/2010 7:59:01 AM PDT · by Military family member · 4 replies
    The Journal of Business ^ | 7/6/2010 | The Journal of Business
    Should untested technology be used in the Gulf to clean up the oil? Yes, anything that can help will help and should be used. Yes, after additional testing has taken place. No, only tested technology should be used. No, the technology isn't 100% reliable. I don't know
  • FReep this poll: Do you agree with the Federal Court Ruling lifting Obama's drilling ban?

    06/23/2010 1:36:32 AM PDT · by Military family member · 11 replies
    6/23/2010
    Do you agree with the Federal Court Ruling lifting Obama's drilling ban? Yes No Not Sure Don't Care
  • The arrogance of Palin critics

    06/17/2010 2:17:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies · 856+ views
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | June 17, 2010 | Don Surber
    From Voice of America: “In Louisiana and other states on the Gulf of Mexico there is frustration over what many residents see as a slow response by the U.S. government to protecting coastal areas. Some critics of the Obama administration cite offers by the Netherlands in April to supply sophisticated skimmers and dredging devices, and the administration’s failure to accept the offer. The issue is as murky as the oil slick now threatening regional beaches. “A Houston-based company is now cleaning oil off surface water in the Gulf of Mexico using sweeping arms that attach to a boat and help...
  • Palin, GOP say Obama's Oil Spill Response Comes up Short

    05/28/2010 5:32:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 366+ views
    CBS News ^ | May 28, 2010 | Stephanie Condon
    President Obama repeatedly said yesterday during his press conference on the Gulf oil spill that he takes responsibility for the disaster. Nevertheless, Republicans are pounding the president for failing to step up as a leader during the crisis. Some are also questioning his decision to extend for six months a moratorium on new offshore drilling plans. Millions of gallons of oil have flowed into the Gulf of Mexico since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20. Oil company BP, which was operating the rig, is responsible for the cost of the clean up and containment efforts under the...
  • Sarah Palin, Cokie Roberts, Donna Brazile fault Obama administration’s response to oil spill

    05/23/2010 9:29:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 566+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 23, 2010
    Sunday morning guests from Sarah Palin to Donna Brazile found fault with the way the Obama administration has responded to British Petroleum’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. On “Fox News Sunday,” former Alaska Gov. Palin said she was still a “big supporter of offshore drilling” despite the spill. She wondered about President’s Obama’s “connection” to the oil companies. “I don’t know why the question isn’t asked by the mainstream media and by others if there is any connection with the contributions made to President Obama and his administration,” Palin told Chris Wallace. On CBS’ “Face the Nation,” White...
  • FReep this poll: Has the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico changed your views on off-shore drilling?

    05/19/2010 6:28:40 PM PDT · by Military family member · 15 replies · 527+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 5/18/2010 | Journal of Business
    Has the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico changed your views on off-shore drilling? No, despite the damage, off-shore drilling is a must for the United States. No, but we should take steps to insure safety. Yes, all off-shore oil production must stop including existing wells. Yes, we should halt all plans for new wells.
  • Melancon Won't Back Repeal of Obamacare, Gets Slammed For It

    03/25/2010 1:46:07 PM PDT · by NickyAitch · 5 replies · 459+ views
    The Hayride ^ | March 25, 2010 | macaoidh
    In a statement which would indicate his opposition to the poisonously-unpopular Obamacare bill was less based on principle and more a sop to Louisiana’s voters, Rep. Charlie Melancon told POLITICO yesterday that he’s not in favor of repealing the legislation.
  • Scalise, Fleming, La. House To Waxman, Markey: Go Away And Leave Us Alone

    03/09/2010 1:48:22 PM PST · by NickyAitch · 4 replies · 85+ views
    The Hayride ^ | March 9, 2010 | macaoidh
    While the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce awaits responses to letters it sent to natural gas producers as a precursor to hearings later this month on whether federal regulation is warranted on hydraulic fracturing, Louisiana’s congressional delegation and state legislators are taking a very vigorous and aggressive stance in fighting Washington’s attempts to interfere with the promise of the mammoth Haynesville Shale natural gas play and the coming energy boom it can mean for the state.
  • An Alternative To The Jindal-Budget Conventional Wisdom

    03/01/2010 1:20:52 PM PST · by NickyAitch · 1 replies · 153+ views
    The Hayride ^ | March 1, 2010 | macaoidh
    Let’s preface this piece by admitting that I’m a fan of Bobby Jindal, comparatively speaking. No, I don’t think he’s presidential or vice-presidential timber at this point. Cabinet secretary, perhaps, but not much beyond that without a bit more experience. I do think Jindal gets a bad rap from people looking to criticize him for all kinds of ulterior motives (and certainly some valid ones as well), and I think regardless of what anybody might think of Jindal he’s far and away the best governor this state has had in the past 25 years or beyond and he’s the best...
  • LA Sec. of State Dardenne will not run for Senate

    01/19/2010 6:34:23 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies · 334+ views
    KSLA News Channel 12 ^ | January 19, 2010
    U.S. Sen. David Vitter won't face a Republican primary challenge from Secretary of State Jay Dardenne, who ended months of speculation Tuesday by announcing that he won't enter the fall Senate race. "After much consideration, I have decided not to seek the U.S. Senate seat this year," Dardenne said in a short statement. "My family and I thank the many Louisianians who have encouraged me to run, but I believe my role is to serve the people here in Baton Rouge rather than in Washington." Dardenne's announcement leaves Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon as Vitter's main challenger for the seat....
  • Sending Out Request to Louisiana Freepers: David Vitter Needs Our Help to Stop Hate Campaign

    10/27/2009 7:39:34 PM PDT · by StJacques · 10 replies · 971+ views
    BayouBuzz.com ^ | October 22, 2009 | Stephen Sabludowsky
    I am now very afraid of David Vitter. I am also very ashamed. I have publically wondered why the Democrats, the GOP, David Vitter and US Senate hopeful—Congressman Charlie Melancon had not given a statement concerning the very controversial and embarrassing Justice Bardwell incident. The Democrats and Melancon have since made comments denouncing the actions of the Louisiana Justice of the Peace. Today, for really the first time ever, I am serious beginning to question whether David Vitter is not a completely racially insensitive and not playing to the most ugly element of our state’s population for the purpose of...
  • President Obama, Recovery and the City that Care Forgot

    10/19/2009 9:21:39 AM PDT · by sbpublicaffairs · 3 replies · 419+ views
    Federal News Radio ^ | October 19th 2009 | Lurita Doan
    President Obama visited my home town of New Orleans last week, promising more federal aid and fewer bureaucratic snafus for a city still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Katrina. His message was echoed by several senior members of the President's cabinet as they toured the hard-hit region. And yet, I think most of my fellow New Orleanians, while delighted with his visit, were underwhelmed with the President's rhetoric. Too many of us have heard this message before. Instead of promising more federal funding to rebuild New Orleans, I would like to see President Obama promise less. That's right, less!...
  • Ron Paul Makes Rock Star Appearance in New Orleans

    09/03/2009 9:51:41 AM PDT · by freepersunite · 40 replies · 1,730+ views
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 3rd Sep | Jeff Crouere
    If a presidential election were held last night on the campus of Loyola University New Orleans, the winner would not have been the 48 year old occupant of the White House, but a spry 74 year old physician from Texas. U..S. Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) enthralled a huge crowd of supporters and students with a one hour address on topics ranging from the war in Afghanistan to the Federal Reserve. The crowd was so large that the university set up five overflow rooms to accommodate the intense interest in Dr. Paul’s message. It was amazing to see such an enthusiastic...
  • Porn star Stormy Daniels challenges shamed Republican in Senate race (LA)

    05/08/2009 8:23:21 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 37 replies · 2,951+ views
    The London Times ^ | May 8, 2009 | Tim Reid
    Ms Daniels says that she is running in response to an internet campaign called Draft Stormy that she claims has got people even more excited than viewers of her hit films Space Nuts and Taken. Whatever the outcome, her decision to thrust her 36-inch chest into Louisiana politics is dragging Mr Vitter’s 2007 prostitution scandal back into the limelight. “He ran for the Senate on a family values, anti-sex education platform,” Ms Daniels told The Times. “And he’s caught with prostitutes. That’s hypocritical. Call me what you will, but you can’t call me a hypocrite.”
  • Louisiana: Dardenne Continues to Weigh Vitter Challenge

    03/26/2009 4:19:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 1,066+ views
    Roll Call ^ | March 26, 2009 | John McArdle
    While the names of other would-be primary challengers to Sen. David Vitter (R) have come and gone, Secretary of State Jay Dardenne (R) said this week that he remains on the fence about a 2010 Senate bid.
  • Terrorism and Jihad is Topic for Ascension GOP Roundtable

    03/11/2009 2:59:50 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 1 replies · 487+ views
    Ascension Republican Women ^ | 11 March 09 | Unattributed
    Terrorism and Jihad is Topic for Ascension GOP Roundtable Christopher Holton, Vice President with the Center for Security Policy, a Washington DC-based national security think tank, will be the featured speaker at the Ascension GOP Roundtable, sponsored by Ascension Republican Women. The Roundtable is scheduled for Thursday, March 19th at Noon at Frank's Restaurant, 17425 Airline Hwy. in Prairieville. (11:30: Registration and socializing) For the past 5 years, Holton has focused primarily on terrorism and Jihad as director of the Center's Divest Terror Initiative and Shariah Risk Due Diligence Project. Recently, he completed a "train the trainer" course in educating...
  • Republicans, Democrats criticize Jindal's speech

    02/28/2009 1:28:39 PM PST · by Indian_Fighter_Kite · 27 replies · 3,300+ views
    AP ^ | Thu Feb 26 | BETH FOUHY
    NEW YORK – Insane. Childish. Disaster. And those were some of the kinder comments from political pundits about Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and his response to President Barack Obama's speech to Congress on Tuesday night. Jindal, 37, a Rhodes scholar and son of Indian immigrants, is considered a rising star in Republican ranks and a likely 2012 presidential candidate. GOP leaders, looking for a fresh face for the party's image, tapped Jindal earlier this month for the high-profile task of rebutting Obama's first address to a joint session of Congress. But in both style and substance, Jindal's speech has drawn...
  • What the Choice of Bobby Jindal for the Republican Response Means (Anti-Sarah Barf Alert)

    02/24/2009 10:49:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 1,985+ views
    411 mania ^ | February 25, 2009 | Andrew Tobolowsky
    It's all about values... Bobby Jindal was chosen to deliver the Republican response to Obama's state of the union address, at this critical juncture in our nation's history. What does that mean? Two Things: 1) The Republican party is not as dumb as recent events have tricked some of us into thinking. That sounds condescending, I know, but let's not kid ourselves. The idea that Sarah Palin is qualified for anything over the depth of mayor of a medium sized town (which is basically what Alaska is, except with more anarchists), is a laughable one. Conservatives, although I know many...
  • Is Jindal the New Gipper?

    02/23/2009 7:39:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 1,022+ views
    Environmental Republican ^ | February 23, 2009
    Note how the Louisiana governor picks apart the porkulus bill piece by piece while simultaneously sounding like what the conservative movement has been hoping for since about 2004. He is reasoned and articulate while sounding highly informed and calm. This dude will be a force come 2012: (VIDEO AT LINK) Palin, Pawlenty, Sanford and Jindal; a nice start to ousting Obama. Via Allah. Update: Ah, the short memory of The One: "What I don’t want us to do, though, is to just get caught up in the same old stuff that inhibits us from acting effectively and in concert. There’s...
  • Another Runoff Election this Saturday!

    12/04/2008 9:03:48 AM PST · by Welcome2thejungle · 4 replies · 858+ views
    December 4, 2008 | Welcome2thejungle
    This Saturday there is another runoff election in Louisiana's fourth congressional district. Let's hope and pray we win this one as well. Saxby Chambliss's impressive win last Tuesday night renewed my vision for hope and change. Yes we can! Hopefully Gov. Sarah Palin will campaign for the GOP candidate, John Fleming. Sarah rocks! Ask Saxby!
  • Sarah Please Campaign w/ Jindal in Louisiana Congressional Race (LA-04 run-off on Dec. 6)

    12/02/2008 11:32:02 PM PST · by ebiskit · 3 replies · 857+ views
    Moi Vain Noggin. . . ID | 12/3/08 | tahDeetz
    Sarah Please Campaign w/ Jindal in Louisiana Congressional Race (LA-04 run-off on Dec. 6)
  • Republicans Counter With New Poll in Louisiana Race

    11/12/2008 4:39:55 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies · 662+ views
    Roll Call ^ | November 12, 2008 | John McArdle
    Contradicting polling numbers released earlier this week by his Democratic opponent, physician John Fleming (R) put out a new survey that showed him ahead by 5 points in Louisiana’s open 4th district race. The survey showed Fleming led Caddo Parish District Attorney Paul Carmouche (D) 48 percent to 43 percent, with 8 percent undecided. The poll of 140 likely voters was conducted for Fleming’s campaign by Multi-Quest International and was taken Nov. 6-8. It had a 6-point margin of error. The election to decide who will succeed retiring Rep. Jim McCrery (R) will take place on Dec. 6 after the...
  • Congressional elections: Fleming and Gorman in GOP runoff; Carmouche short of majority in Demo race

    10/06/2008 5:07:32 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies · 458+ views
    KTBS Channel 3 ^ | October 4, 2008
    John Fleming and Chris Gorman, who engaged in a political slugfest during the campaign, finished in a near dead heat Saturday night in the Republican Party's 4th Congressional District primary. They are headed for a Nov. 4 runoff for their party's nomination. Paul Carmouche was in a tougher-than-expected race in the Democratic Party's congressional primary, leading a four-candidate field but not getting the majority needed to win outright. With all precincts reporting late Saturday night, Fleming and Gorman were less than 500 votes apart out of more than 41,000 cast. Fleming had 35 percent of the vote to 34 percent...
  • Barack Obama Will Not Win Louisiana

    08/28/2008 7:53:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 547+ views
    The Bayou Buzz ^ | August 28, 2008 | Jeff Crouere
    Despite the hoopla of the Democratic National Convention and the great publicity for Democratic nominee Barack Obama this week, he has not received much of a boost in the public opinion polls. In fact, his poll numbers have declined slightly. The pick of U.S. Senator Joseph Biden has been a big failure and has not helped the ticket at all. According to the National Journal, Barack Obama is the most liberal member of the U.S. Senate, while Biden is the third most liberal member. Since this ticket is so liberal and the American people are starting to focus on the...
  • Rush should apologize

    06/15/2008 7:50:10 AM PDT · by rvoitier · 40 replies · 488+ views
    forgotston.com ^ | Friday 13, 2008 | C.B. Forgotston
    "Today, the LA House of Representatives just spit in the face of the citizens of LA and approved an obscene pay increase (which goes up auto-magically annually without further action) for themselves starting in two week."
  • La. GOP sounds call to arms

    06/11/2008 12:12:41 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies · 295+ views
    The Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | Jun 8, 2008 | Marsha Schuler
    Three potential candidates, including a new entrant, into this fall’s 6th Congressional District race sounded a sense of urgency Saturday for Republican recapture of the seat that fell to Democratic hands last month. Republicans lost the Baton Rouge-area district to Democrat Don Cazayoux, of New Roads, in a special election to fill the remainder of U.S. Rep. Richard Baker’s term. The seat, which had been in the GOP column since 1975, will be up for grabs again this fall. Businesswoman Laurinda Calongne and former state Rep. Woody Jenkins — candidates in the race Cazayoux won — told the Republican State...
  • Sedona Soundings (McCain aide says NO to Romney,Cris VP, considering Jindal for VP)

    05/27/2008 7:06:29 PM PDT · by adi · 75 replies · 877+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 05/27/2008 | adi
    Despite the hype around the Memorial Weekend gathering in Sedona at Sen. John McCain's ranch, only Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is being given serious consideration for the vice presidential nomination, say McCain insiders with knowledge of the ongoing vetting process. "McCain has gotten a good look at [Mitt] Romney as a competitor and as someone who is running in support of his candidacy, and frankly he can't tell the difference." Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is not considered a serious candidate" http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=13271
  • New Republican group backs Don Cazayoux (LA special election update)

    04/23/2008 5:22:33 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 487+ views
    The Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | April 18, 2008 | Sarah Chako
    A group of Republicans said Thursday they are making an organized effort to support the Democratic candidate in the 6th U.S. Congressional District race, state Rep. Don Cazayoux. About 40 people who identified themselves as Republicans who gathered at a news conference to announce the newly formed “Republicans for Cazayoux” said Cazayoux’s values — being pro-life, pro-gun and his ideas for national security — have led them to support a Democrat in the congressional race. Cazayoux, of New Roads, will face Republican Woody Jenkins, a former state representative, in a special election for the 6th District seat May 3. Two...
  • Woody Jenkins Not Out Of Woods In Sixth (Louisiana)

    03/14/2008 4:10:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 735+ views
    The Bayou Buzz ^ | March-10-2008 | Christopher Tidmore
    Thirty-three votes separated Woody Jenkins from a primary victory and what promises to be a potentially hard fought Republican runoff in the Sixth Congressional District. Lobbyist Laurinda L. Calongne sent shock waves across the local political world by narrowly besting former Baker Chief of Staff Paul Sawyer for a runoff slot. Having run a low key campaign, she benefited from an intraparty war between former Baker Chief of Staff Paul Sawyer and Jenkins over the purchase of a mailing list during Jenkins’ 1996 US Senate race. Sawyer contended that Jenkins knew that the list came from former KKK leader David...
  • Woody Jenkins To Run For Congress In (LA) Sixth Congressional District

    01/22/2008 6:48:03 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies · 2,145+ views
    The Dead Pelican ^ | January 17, 2007 | Chad E. Rogers
    Central City News editor and longtime state Rep. Woody Jenkins will seek to succeed Richard Baker in Louisiana's Sixth Congressional District THE DEAD PELICAN has learned. Jenkins is announcing his candidacy today in the Baton Rouge media. Jenkins' 28 years of experience as a legislator from Baton Rouge will likely be a focal point of his campaign, given Louisiana's loss of several key members in the Congressional delegation. According to two polls run in the past week, Jenkins is the most widely known of the potential candidates for the seat. In trial heats against several possible candidates, Jenkins led by...
  • The Fred Factor

    01/21/2008 2:39:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 689+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | January 21, 2008 | Quin Hillyer
    As has been reported elsewhere today, Fred Thompson's mother is gravely ill right now. Our prayers ought to be with Sen. Thompson, his mother, his wife, and their family. This must be a very difficult time for them. All of this political stuff is of only secondary importance right now. That said, here is what I would do, politically, if I were Thompson: I would just lay low. Just wait. See what happens in Louisiana's caucuses tomorrow. See what happens in Florida next week. See who drops out of the race at some point. And then consider reviving my campaign,...