Qualifying for federal elections in Louisiana begins next week, and Republicans have to hope that a decision too many party elected officials and leaders realized too late does not come back to haunt them.
WGSO’s Jeff Crouere and Bayoubuzz’s Stephen Sabludowsky discussed a variety of topics today during their weekly Radio-Google hangout webcast.
The establishment wing of the Republican Party was given a major shock this week with the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia. He was defeated by David Brat, a college professor who focused on the issue of illegal immigration and reminded voters that Cantor was trying to negotiate a deal for “immigration reform” with Democrats. Conservatives know that such deals are, in reality, amnesty.
Louisiana Republican Party chairman is back in the Vance McAllister “kissing congressman” news.
Louisiana politics revs up today with issues involving Obamacare, Harry Reid, Elbert Guillory (who recently switched from Democrat to Republican), Common Core and dueling press releases from the Cassidy and Mary Landrieu camps..and more.
The discussion regarding Louisiana GOP, David Vitter and Congressman Vance McAllister has been in the news over the past two weeks and on a WGSO-Bayoubuzz Google Hangout Webcast, the issue was raised by Jeff Crouere during the radio-webcast broadcast:
Down on the Bayou in my home state of Louisiana, there’s a feeding frenzy going on. Now, if you live in the state but have been on vacation, say, in the Ukraine, you may not be aware that the Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister is in a real pickle and has created quite a mess for himself. The vultures from his own Republican Party smell blood, and they’re already pouncing.
While it might not have come as a surprise that LAGOP Chairman Roger Villere and Gov. Bobby Jindal have called for McAllister’s resignation after the now infamous kissing video, many have questioned where the party was when David Vitter’s name was found on the calling list of an escort agency in Washington, D.C. Vitter was not asked to resign, and recently he has announced that he is running for Governor in 2015. Is this a prime example of political hypocrisy, or is it a reasonable strategy from LAGOP before the important US Senate election later this year? Stephen Sabludowsky, Bernie Pinsonat, and WGSO radio caller-David Bellinger, a.k.a. The Flaming Liberal, discuss.
Once again, the Louisiana Republican Party, as well as the national party, finds itself on a political hot seat – thanks to U.S. Rep Vance McAllister.
The newly elected married congressman from the 5th District was caught on tape kissing a staffer in his Monroe office, who is also married – and to a longtime friend.
With the sexual indiscretion of Republican Rep. Vance McAllister has come calls from some prominent Republicans for him to resign, which has spawned charges of hypocrisy from prominent Democrats. But going beneath the surface of the matter blunts, if not invalidates, the latter’s claim.