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Health reformIn early 2009, conservative activists starting meeting across the country to express their opposition to the liberal agenda of President Obama and organize the first Tea Party meetings. Activists were most concerned about the biggest component of the President's agenda: the socialized healthcare plan formally known as the Affordable Care Act, but, in actuality, referred to as Obamacare.

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edwards-pressThe honeymoon may be just beginning for President-Elect Donald Trump, but any such love fest has come to an abrupt end for Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. 2016 was a year the new governor would like to forget, but things don’t look a lot better for 2017. In fact, it could become a lot worse.

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obama hillaryIn the aftermath of another devastating electoral loss, the Democrat Party has not learned their lessons very well. Today, Americans are hearing reports that radical Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) is the favorite to be the next Chairman of the DNC and Hillary Clinton is contemplating a third presidential run in 2020. This could be why her lawyers are participating in the Wisconsin recount effort. Republicans should be delighted at the news that a two time loser who has failed at every job she has ever held would be itching to run for President again in four years

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party singing 2The 2016 election will be remembered as the year the Republican Party ceased to exist as a viable national political organization. 

This is the year that an insurgent candidate, Donald Trump, captured the nomination despite the opposition of 16 establishment candidates, their operatives, party leaders, consultants, special interests, major donors and the majority of the “conservative” media. 

 

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penceShoe on the other foot?
    Some national media outlets are calling three Louisiana members of Congress hypocritical for asking for funds for victims of flooding in the Bayou State because they voted against aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey and other northeastern states in 2013.
    The three are U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, who was a member of the House at that time, and U.S. Reps. Steve Scalise, now House majority leader, and John Fleming, who is running for the U.S. Senate – Republicans all.

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SWIM UP STREAMIt is now a given that Donald Trump is struggling in the polls.  This weekend, the conservative Wall Street Journal, in an editorial urged Trump to change or drop out.  Candidates down ticket are becoming very concerned.  So are various Republican consultants.

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data drought 3No doubt, the Republican Party has dominated Congressional elections since 2010 and it appears it just might not do so again in 2016.  

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lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

13% could vote for Duke
A survey conducted by the the University of New Orleans Research Center (UNO) reveals that 13% of respondents said they could vote for former Klansman and Republican David Duke in the U.S. Senate primary election on November 8.
UNO surveyed 614 likely voters on July 27-28. The results have a margin of error of +/- 3.95%.
While 13% does not sound like a lot of support, it could be significant when one considers there will be nine Republicans on the ballot splitting up the GOP vote in the primary.

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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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  • Deja vu for Louisiana high-speed a Internet Broadband project, once again
  • Republicans Gatti, Crews vie for Louisiana House to replace now-Congressman Mike Johnson
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  • Trump, Ryan going to BAT for tax reform, economic growth

jindal broadbandIt’s déjà vu all over again for a broadband access project in Louisiana that saw the same mistakes repeated, leading to its demise both times.

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lou gehrig burnettby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net

   Raymond Crews and Robbie Gatti are headed to a runoff in state House District 8 on April 29 to fill  the seat left vacant when Mike Johnson was elected  to Congress.  Both are Republicans.
    Crews came in first with 41% of the vote, followed by Gatti with 37%..  Two other candidates in the race were Duke Lowrie, who finished with 16%, and Patrick Harrington, who had 6%.

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edmonson2by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice

It must be nice when you can get the rules written just for you.

There must come a time when even the most disinterested, blasé, apolitical person living has to look up from whatever else occupies his interest and say, “Wait a damned minute. This just ain’t right and we’re not gonna do it.”

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trump greatIt has been over three decades since our country’s last major tax reform was passed during the Reagan administration. Since that time, America has increased tax rates on businesses and individuals and become less competitive. 

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