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  duke tweetby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

As if the Republican Party didn’t have enough problems at the national and state levels, along comes their own David Duke to run for the U.S. Senate seat in the Bayou State.

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trump disavowMonths ago, I was airing my regular Tuesday morning talk show with Jeff Crouere and I mentioned David Duke’s name.  A response I got was, why mention his name?  Duke is totally irrelevant and nobody listens to him anyway.

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As anticipated, the Louisiana Republican Party leaders have taken credit for stopping the invading army of tax hogs descending upon the state.   After the prior special session, despite a GOP-Democratic-Edwards coalition, they pinned the tax tale increase solely on John Bel Edwards and his band of donkeys. Today, via email, the party said:

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Yesterday Louisianans dodged a potential tax increase, despite the attempt of an overeager Republican lawmaker to put a fig leaf of respectability on it, but remain in the woods on the issue.

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GOP empire wrong to strike back at Trump
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 14:17

Here we go again, another media firestorm directed against presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. This time his “grave” offense was to criticize a federal judge presiding over a class action lawsuit against Trump University.

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Ever since Ronald Reagan left office, conservatives have been on the losing end of the GOP presidential nomination battles.

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Is Donald Trump whining about the GOP being corrupt and the election process being rigged?  Or, does  Trump have a legitimate case and, in fact, is winning by raising the issue?  

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donald riotsIt appears that Donald Trump believes if he were to go to the convention with a strong lead,  that he should automatically be declared the Republican Party nominee.  His argument goes--If he were not to receive the nomination after the primary and caucus process, then the will of the people will be undermined and the result could be riots.

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trump mouthFront runner Donald Trump scored another strong performance in the 6th Republican presidential debate last night. A Drudge Report poll showed 54% of respondents believed Trump won the debate, with Texas Senator Ted Cruz coming in second at 31%.

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lagop damageSome political notes to runinate over some holiday egg-nog and rum:

 

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