×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 7392

Monday, 17 February 2014 13:58
Maness Bashes McConnell and Landrieu; Endorses Jindal
Written by 

maness 6Rob Maness (R-LA), who is running for Senate this year, announced that he will not vote to reelect Mitch McConnell as Republican Leader of the Senate. The reason is that McConnell has, according to Maness, “repeatedly failed the people he was elected to serve.”

 Maness pointed out that career politicians like McConnell and Dem. Mary Landrieu “exacerbate the problems facing our country or ignore them altogether...” As opposed to McConnell and Landrieu, Maness has spent a long time, 32 years, outside of politics, namely in the USAF. Maness said that “the time has come for the people to reclaim their Senate seat in Louisiana and for the Senate Republicans to elect a leader who will govern based on principles, not politics."

While McConnell and Landrieu earn Maness's spite, Bobby Jindal earns his praise. Maness expressed his support for Jindal's speech at the Reagan Presidential Library on religious liberty. “Governor Jindal has this issue exactly right,” Maness said. He also stated the Louisianians are aware of and frustrated with infringements on their religious liberties and their First Amendment rights imposed by President Obama and the federal government. According to Maness, Obamacare is part of this infringement because it includes “taxpayer-funded abortion, contraceptive mandates, and penalties that will cripple businesses owned by people of faith if they don't comply with the law.” He emphasized the importance of states pushing back against the federal government's “violations” of people's religious liberties, pointing to the states' power, under the Constitution, to “enjoy all powers not specifically enumerated and assigned to the federal government.”

So far, Maness has raised more than $240,000 in the most recent fundraising quarter for the race. In comparison, Mary Landrieu has raised $1.4 million and Bill Cassidy $1 million. Recently, The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC), an organization that, according to their website, has as its goal to “elect pro-liberty individuals to office.” RLC National Chair Matt Nye said: “[Maness] is dedicated to restoring the individual rights of Americans. This is no small task with the unprecedented overreach we’re seeing by a federal government that infringes on our rights and interferes in our lives in ways that would shock the founders of this country.”

Maness will be racing against incumbent Sen. Landrieu, Rep. Bill Cassidy, Rep. Paul Hollis, and the most recent addition to the group - Libertarian Brannon McMorris. According to NBC33TV, McMorris plans to run on the following issues: reducing debt and spending; ending corporate welfare and cronyism; drug prohibition and minimum sentencing; regulatory reform; internet and informational privacy; and marriage equality.

Login to post comments
Powered By JFBConnect
  • Edwards gets Graves challenge on Louisiana flood relief money
  • Gov. Edwards's pugnacious state of union gave wrong Louisiana vision
  • Trump plus 80 days: Jim Brown, Bernie Pinsonat talk US, Louisiana politics
  • Trump should be like Reagan, not like Bush

graves c 3Shades of Katrina?

    Is political partisanship raising its ugly head again in the face of another Louisiana disaster?  Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards thinks so.

    Edwards got some rough treatment from a congressional committee in Washington, D.C. when he testified before it recently about the state’s response to flood problems.

Read More

jbeWith equal parts pugnaciousness and disingenuousness, Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards’ highly-politicized 2017 State of the State speech laid out a truly flawed vision for Louisiana going forward.

Read More

jim bernieIs Russia now our enemy, once again?

Did Donald Trump make the right move or was the latest attack, simply some wag the dog?

Read More

Iron nancy reagan 6n 1986, United States President Ronald Reagan authorized military aircraft to unleash a torrent of bombs in Tripoli, Libya to send a strong message to Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The attack was in response to Gaddafi’s involvement in the terrorist bombing of a Berlin disco that resulted in the death of American soldiers. 

Read More

latter-blum2

Sen. Appel talks budget, economy

TRUMP TALK

Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1