In November of 2008, the world of conservatism was rocked by the overwhelming victory of Barack Obama as the nation’s 44th President.
Is David Duke the grandfather of the Tea Party in Louisiana?
That essentially was the question asked today on the weekly WGSO-Bayoubuzz Radio Google Hangout.
Last week, I wrote a column and created a video about various individuals in Oklahoma protesting President Obama in a way I thought to be offensive. They present themselves displaying the Confederate flags as a symbol off their disdain for him and presumably his "liberal" policies.
It is the Christmas holiday season throughout the world particularly in Washington DC where the political temperatures are always red-hot with anger and with communications between the two major parties, the Republicans and Democrats, always ice-cold.
We are finding out whether Rob Maness ran for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana because he was in it for the sake of the state and country, as mediated by the conservative philosophy that he often articulated, or whether because he was in it first and foremost for himself.
On Tuesday night, long time incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) defeated Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in the GOP Senate primary by a mere 6,800 votes. This razor thin margin was due to an influx of Democrats who entered the Republican primary to vote for Cochran.
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.
It might not be the words pleasing to the ears of the right-wing sector of the Republican Party of the Tea Party, but one politician, a former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, staked out a claim that goes against the grain of a number of speakers on the Republican Leadership Conference podium this week.
The Louisiana election table appears set; Only a matter of time before the tea is served and others are invited to the party.
Today, Jeff Landry, a Tea Party member and ardent supporter, announced that he is going to run for Attorney General of Louisiana. Landry is an attorney, a former US Congressman, a veteran, and a former Sheriff's deputy and local policeman.