If the polls are right, Louisiana voters are on the verge of throwing long time politician U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) a retirement party on December 6. Her opponent Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-Baton Rouge) is comfortably ahead as the run-off draws to a close and has been continually blasting the incumbent as a clone of the unpopular President Barack Obama.
The President cannot be any more provocative with the GOP. After getting shellacked in the mid-terms, Obama did not move to the middle or reach out to Republicans, he moved further to the political left.
President Barack Obama is once again doing no favor for the Mary Landrieu for US Senate campaign. Nor did he help his party during the November elections landslide.
Remember back to the days of yore in the year 2008 when newly-minted Louisiana governor, Bobby the Jindal (otherwise known as Bobby Jindal), rose into power on an ethics reform platform?
While the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee apparently has not put up the $1.8 million money it took off of the table for Landrieu television buys after the general election in which Democratic candidates got walloped at the polls, Mary Landrieu is continuing to raise money for her run against Bill Cassidy.
It’s the morning after the Republican takeover of the US Senate, and the domination of the GOP on almost all election fronts. Just as the Democrats defeated their opponents to submission in 2012, the Republicans gained seats everywhere.
Did Senator Mary Landrieu call Louisiana voters racist?
Are the Louisiana GOP voters really so offended by her comments or are they playing the race-card themselves, but, in a totally different manner?
Six years ago, Americans were in the midst of their Barack Obama obsession. He was elected to the U.S. Senate and soon thereafter the presidency on mostly his charm, good looks and oratorical ability. Crowds swooned when he spoke, in fact, some fainted. He was more than a President; he was a political rock star. Of course, it helped that he was an African American with a very interesting background. The complaints about his lack of experience or his radical associates did not dent his very favorable rating with the public. The American people viewed Barack Obama as a politically fresh face, a young man on a mission of hope and change. He was seen as someone who would right the wrongs of the past and at the same time offer good government, transparency, a revived economy and an end to wars overseas.
With Louisiana’s Senate and Fifth and Sixth Congressional District contests likely unsettled this week, a past pairing of Senate and House runoff contests is instructive as to how these will proceed next month.
I will Repeal and Replace Obamacare?
“I will pull it out by its roots”
Both Republican candidates for the Louisiana US Senate seat, Congressman Dr. Bill Cassidy and Lt. Rob Maness (a Tea Party candidate), stated during the recent debates, on campaign stump speeches, commercials and just about every place they can find an audience, that they will repeal Obamacare and replace it with a new healthcare system.