by Ron Chapman
Now that the mid-term Congressional elections are behind us, what do the results portend? Republican control of both the House and Senate creates a new situation. Will President Obama respect the Constitution and the will of the people and compromise with Congress? Or will he defy the Constitution and the will of the people and seek to advance his philosophy through an unprecedented expansion of Executive Orders?
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.
We now know that both New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and his sister, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) are big dancers. In fact, both of them have been captured on video doing the “wobble,” a popular dance routine.
Pundits continue to argue whether Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu or Rob Maness won the recent televised Louisiana US Senate debate.
Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. Sir Walter Scott (Marmion, 1808)
It is election time again and U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and most of the other Democrat Senate candidates are campaigning on a moderate platform that does not correspond to their liberal voting record.
Even in their darkest hour, Democrats can still count on one group to support them, Hollywood. The land of make believe is filled with hopelessly liberal fools who continue to give major donations to Democrat Party leaders. In recent days, Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama have benefitted from lavish Hollywood fundraisers.
You have to hand it to Commissioner of Administration Kristy Kreme Nichols. When she has something to do, she is completely One Direction-al about it.
As the minutes ticked by during the House Appropriations Committee’s seven-hour hearing on the Office of Group Benefits on Sept. 25, and as Division of Administration (DOA) Executive Counsel Liz Murrill and the rest of the DOA pack occupied themselves by texting during heart-wrenching testimony from those who will be adversely affected by rising deductibles and co-pays, Kristy fidgeted.
by Ron Chapman
The New York Times published an article on Ebola the conclusion of which should send shock waves around the western world. Because of “Political Correctness” we are not preventing air travel from Western Africa. The net result of that will likely be the spread of Ebola throughout the world.
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.
President Obama and other politicians are fond of reminding Americans that Islam is a “religion of peace.” Unfortunately, that message is not getting across to the millions of Muslims that adhere to a radical branch of Islam that considers non-believers to be infidels worthy of death. Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy and other experts estimate that 15% or more of 1 billion Muslims worldwide believe in this violent, militant form of Islam. This means there are approximately 150 million Muslims who want to kill Christians, Jews and “moderate” Muslims.