by Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
In the closing weeks of the regular legislative session, Louisiana State Senator Rick Ward introduced a resolution to call for more civility in political discourse. This resolution was rightly passed without any objection on the Senate and House floors, with those legislators speaking in support of the resolution making timely and important commentary on the need for people of all political persuasions to better learn how to advocate for their position in a more respectful way.
Just four days after a warship was launched in honor of Rep. Gabby Giffords, (D) Arizona, another member of Congress was shot, Steve Scalise, (R) Louisiana. At the christening of Gifford’s ship, Admiral William Moran said of her, "This wonderful lady is an inspiration to every single one of us in uniform and every single one of us who lives in this great country." You could say that about Scalise, too, his companions, and the police who saved this from becoming one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the Republic. America dodged a bullet on a field where the national pastime is played.
much anxiety over what kind of relief Louisiana can expect in response to the flood disaster surrounding Baton Rouge earlier this month would disperse by wringing the politics out of the disaster funding process.
Observers fret about the relative lack of seniority of Louisiana’s members of Congress, that at least two and possibly three of the most senior will not return, that the most powerful Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise must balance state and party interests, and that past votes against sending money to other locations may come back to haunt the state when discussing the state’s chances of landing a decent sum to assist in paying for cleanup. Without a system so infused with politics, these questions would matter little.
Since President Obama is in the homestretch of his second term and does not have to worry about re-election, so he can finally be himself and it is quite a scary sight.
Of course, the President has been a liberal since the first day of his administration, but, in these final months, his agenda will be even more strident and more progressive.
On Sunday evening, President Barack Obama addressed the nation concerning the ISIS problem and recent terror attacks.
Here is the text of his speech in the Oval office. Also below are recent social media posts including those from House Whip, Republican Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise .
Good evening. On Wednesday, 14 Americans were killed as they came together to celebrate the holidays. They were taken from family and friends who loved them deeply. They were white and black; Latino and Asian; immigrants and American-born; moms and dads; daughters and sons. Each of them served their fellow citizens and all of them were part of our American family.
Another major republican has endorsed David Vitter for Louisiana Governor. Days ago, Vitter picked up the Treasurer John Kennedy endorsement. Today, it is Steve Scalise, the powerful Republican House Whip.
That is the message of the day for Republicans throughout the nation. Stop Hillary Clinton.
It certainly has been the message in the various states, such as Louisiana, even hours after her Internet announcement today.
The Louisiana GOP has a special treat for those pledging to stop Hillary. A bumper sticker, donning the slogan, Stop Hillary, of course.
The manufacturing of outrage against Rep. Steve Scalise tells us far more about the fortunes, strategy, and tactics of Democrats in an era of decline than provide any useful information about issues of the day.
“Man the battlements”. “Take no prisoners” “I have not yet begun to fight”
There is a war-a-coming for the hearts and minds of America and it is being played out on the airwaves and in the halls of the state and US Capitols.
Destroy Obamacare. Stop President Barack Obama’s “illegal” executive amnesty. Obliterate efforts to control gun ownership and the thwarting of the second amendment;