Friday, 26 May 2017 14:09
Media-loved-Landrieu takes confederate presidential vision to Meet The Press
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grand visions 5 1As the Robert E. Lee monument was being removed last Friday, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave a speech to a select group of supporters at Gallier Hall, ironically, a former slave auction house.

In this last week, the liberal media, both locally and nationally, have been effusive in their praise for the Mayor. Landrieu received glowing tributes from the pages of the liberal Times Picayune to the editorial page of the liberal New York Times.


In fact, on Sunday, Landrieu will achieve the ultimate award bestowed to a liberal politician, an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press.

Surely, partisan Democrat host Chuck Todd will shower Landrieu with praise for having the “courage” to dethrone the four nasty, symbols of white supremacy. Unfortunately, he will undoubtedly not question the Mayor about the city’s unresolved problems.

He will absolutely not ask about the street conditions, homeless problems or the increasing murder rate. He will certainly not ask why the Police Department is so under staffed and the District Attorney’s office is so underfunded. He will indubitably not ask about why the population of the city has started to decrease for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.

He will surely not ask about the lack of transparency involved in the monument removal process. He will absolutely not ask about the true financial cost of this effort for a city struggling to pay for basic operations. He will positively not ask about the mysterious anonymous donor who gave the city funds for this operation or the Mayor’s shameful misuse of public employees from the Fire Department and the Police Department to remove the monuments.

He will undoubtedly not ask the Mayor to account for his many lies on this issue, on topics ranging from the number of times Robert E. Lee visited New Orleans to the storage of the monuments after their removal. For example, the Mayor’s office promised to store the monuments in a city-owned warehouse after their removal. Instead, Landrieu discarded the monuments in a city-owned junkyard, almost tempting vandals to deface or destroy them.

Finally, the Trump hating host will absolutely not ask the Mayor the obvious question, “Mr. Landrieu, did you remove the monuments to elevate your national standing and set the stage for a presidential campaign?”

Of course, the answer to that question is indeed yes, but Landrieu will never answer it truthfully. The entire disgraceful episode has tremendously harmed the Mayor’s standing in New Orleans, but helped his standing nationally.

In the Democrat Party today, a centrist has no chance to capture the presidential nomination. Only a politically correct, radical leftist has a prayer of being the 2020 Democrat Party presidential nominee. By declaring war on the 300 year history of New Orleans, removing four priceless monuments, dividing the city on racial lines and ignoring much more important problems, all in an effort to promote his selfish personal ambitions, Landrieu has perfectly set the stage for a presidential campaign.

Democrats are looking for a leader from a younger generation. They need someone who will confront Donald Trump on a variety of issues. Landrieu has already established his desire to attack Donald Trump by opposing the President’s plan to defund sanctuary cities. Landrieu is very proud of the fact that New Orleans is a sanctuary city and he will not abide by whatever Donald Trump or his Justice Department tries to do.

Removing monuments, fighting Trump on sanctuary cities, and garnering national publicity, are all important initial steps in launching a Democrat Party presidential bid. On a more practical level, running for President gives Mr. Landrieu something to do since he is leaving his Mayor’s post and has no job prospects on the horizon. Why not just continue to campaign and act like a politician? Landrieu is a lifelong politician who has no training, experience or interest in working in the private sector, so a presidential campaign is perfect.

Another important sign of an upcoming presidential campaign is that the Mayor’s good friend, confidante and fundraiser is a guy who knows how to get someone elected to the White House, a Ragin’ Cajun named James Carville, who can easily use his connections to line up positive national press for Landrieu. Carville also will advise Landrieu to keep up the monument fight as he understands that attacking symbols of the Confederacy plays very well in the leftist world of the Democrat Party today.

This will lead to opportunities for Americans to see more of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu in the media as he vows to keep the country safe from Confederate monuments. This weekend, he will continue his crusade on the national stage, restarting the Civil War, reopening old racial wounds, but, in actuality, revealing his political ambition, his only true interest.

Last modified on Friday, 26 May 2017 18:49
Jeff Crouere

Jeff Crouere is a native of New Orleans, LA and he is the host of a Louisiana based program, “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m.weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. For more information, visit his web site at Ringside Politics.

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