The smell of political party strong-arming fascisms and hypocrisies ranks, again.
On Monday, Neil Abramson, a Democratic Representative from New Orleans opted to vote for himself and then for a Republican Taylor Barras against Walt Leger, also a New Orleans democrat. The vote was for the House Speaker seat and the election has turned into a major controversy starting the beginning of Governor Jon Bel Edwards’s term, who is now the only Democratic governor in the Deep Red South. Leger was Edwards’s guy.
Maybe Republican Party Chairman, Reince Preibus, the Louisiana Republican Party and Roger Villere should have listened to WGSO radio Wednesday morning. They might have learned something.
Roger Villere, the Chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party spoke with WGSO Jeff Crouere, Wednesday morning and discussed various issues relevant to the party.
Today’s strong-arm tactics by the Republican Party, Reince Priebus, the Louisiana Republican Party, and Roger Villere is simply deplorable. It is embarrassing to Louisiana.
Roger Villere, the Chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party is in somewhat of a difficult position. Over the years, he has been one of the most influential forces in taking the Republican Party out of the phone booth and transforming it into the dominant party that it is today. However, as of now, the most important state job is at risk, that is, the Louisiana governor’s spot. Currently, David Vitter, also, one of the prominent influences in bringing the GOP out of the cellar, is trailing his opponent, Jon Bel Edwards, a Democrat.
Roger Villere, has been re-elected chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party for another term, coming off a banner year in which the major goal for the state party was fulfilled—defeating Democrat Senator Louisiana Mary Landrieu.
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 Kissing Congressman Vance McAllister announced on Monday that he was not going to kiss-off chances of his becoming a one-year Congrressman. Reversing a prior public decision, McAllister announced he wanted the people to decide on whether he deserves another chance in US Congress.
Finally, a Louisiana politician has done the right thing after embarrassing his family, staff and constituents.
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.