As a Jewish person, I find this powerful “anti-religious freedom” fervor both incredibly hypocritical but obnoxiously repugnant. I am repulsed by the endorsement of a man and his xenophobia that seriously reminds me of the evil passions that engulfed Nazi Germany. We are not alone in our anxieties of the unknown. The good German people saw its economy destroyed, its honor denied and its people’s personal safety jeopardized. Instead of finding solutions to its many problems, it reacted, following those who provided easy answers of blaming others.
by Jim Brown
You may not have heard, but there is apparently a strict code of loyalty among Republican candidates in Louisiana. They follow the rule of never speaking ill about a fellow republican, and they always rally behind the parties’ choice against any democratic challenger.
On the heels of a losing effort by Mary Landrieu to get the US Senate to pass the Keystone Pipeline legislation which has been very popular in Louisiana, Louisiana GOP Chairman issued this political statement:
The Keystone Pipe political war continues today as Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy and Democratic US Senator Mary Landrieu fight the campaign PR battles.
Early Friday, the Louisiana GOP sent out this email statement:
The Louisiana GOP is taunting Mary Landrieu over the Ebola ban issue.
Today, the LAGOP issued this statement:
Copping an endorsement
The final-push endorsement siren bell has screeched and Congressman Bill Cassidy can now claim he has the law on his side. The Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police is supporting Cassidy. Earlier this year, the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association announced its backing of Senator Mary Landrieu.
The debate over the Louisiana US Senate race debates, or lack of them, or no shows continues. So, does the political chutzpah.
Today’s Louisiana political round-up:
Jindal blasts Superintendent White, get your Orleans Parish voters guide, poor Louisiana, the Vets go political, Pelican Institute discusses Louisiana workforce, Family Research Council not very gay about the US Supreme Court’s recent marriage decision, the LAGOP wants to set Landrieu’s Amnesty record straight and Senator Mary Landrieu is gunning for dishonest commercials.
Although elections are supposed to be about individual candidates, both the Louisiana Republican and the Louisiana Democratic parties are pursuing other strategies—tie local candidates to other local and national personalities and messages.
Unhealthy healthcare system
Louisiana healthcare system is still a very controversial subject. Marsha Shuler of The Advocate, has written “Inside Report: Uninsured care causes problems for hospitals” gives an inside view of the impact to some of the hospitals not getting reimbursed for treating uninsured patients.