The staging of an event at Louisiana State University Baton Rouge’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center has raised the question about whether events at state facilities ought to be censored over free speech concerns of its sponsors, and is worth some exploration.
In the horrific aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Ringside Politics bestowed its first “Turkey of the Year” award to then New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin for his woeful leadership, bad judgment and embarrassing statements. Since then, we have been recognizing “turkeys” from both of the major political parties. For example, in 2014, we gave the “Turkey of the Year” award to a very worthy recipient, Republican House Speaker John Boehner.
Once again, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, in his quest to become president of the United States, has made a statement expecting the world to simply accept the truth of his assertion simply because the statement is his.
Bernie Pinsonat and SMOR (Southern Media Opinion and Research released its latest poll about Louisiana and the findings are quite instructive:
President Barack Obama has a 81% negative job record among white Louisiana voters which numbers are consistent with the poor Democratic election results in the state since his taking office.
“Man the battlements”. “Take no prisoners” “I have not yet begun to fight”
There is a war-a-coming for the hearts and minds of America and it is being played out on the airwaves and in the halls of the state and US Capitols.
by Pat Culverhouse, Republished from Fax-Net, with permission
Love that Mark Twain. “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed,” the Missouri Muse wrote once upon a time.
Your Humble Observer has been guilty of being both un and mis in the area of informed. That’s a major part of the reason I rarely respond to the writing of columnists. Most of them are more than a little smarter than YHO, so I hesitate to contradict.
The city of Shreveport is not the only one who has a problem with white flight. So does the Louisiana Democratic Party.
Preliminary voting statistics reveal that U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, garnered 78% of the white voters while incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu received only 22%.
Destroy Obamacare. Stop President Barack Obama’s “illegal” executive amnesty. Obliterate efforts to control gun ownership and the thwarting of the second amendment;
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s announcement today that he will “actively explore” the presidency marks the start of an 18 month battle for control of the Republican Party.
Just because the Louisiana elections are over, Bill Cassidy now has four US Senate committee assignments, and Christmas tidings are tidying up, does not mean we should forget about Louisiana politics, does it?
Of course not.