Louisiana political news of the day:
Jon Bel Edwards launches #PutLouisianaFirst tour; Scott Angelle to be featured at Open forum; Jindal’s campaign introductory video; Vitter does Jindal and not chickening out; Jon Stewart; Tweetbuzz
Perhaps echoing sentiments he has harbored from his youthful enthusiasm for former Pres. Ronald Reagan, Gov. Bobby Jindal has transferred a desire to abolish the federal Department of Education to getting rid of the U.S. Supreme Court. Actually, he doesn’t have to go that far to rein in a court straying from the Constitution on issues of the day, and if he does win the presidency, with help from his party he would be in excellent position to do so.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, now candidate for President of the United States, has become a frequent guest on talk TV. On Sunday, he was featured on Meet The Press, the weekend after he officially announced his candidacy and days after perhaps two of the most explosive Supreme Court decisions were decided—a ruling favorable to Obamacare and another legalizing Same Sex Marriage across the nation.
Is Louisiana dragging its feet now that the US Supreme Court has issued its ruling in same sex marriage?
The State of Louisiana has issued a statement today concerning the US Supreme Court decision, however, the representative representing the Equality Louisiana, a gay-advocacy group is somewhat puzzled. Here is the statement from the DHH, the Department of Health and Hospitals under Governor Bobby Jindal:
by Jim Brown
There is a major push by the bureaucrats in Washington to put the first woman on the face of paper currency. There are a number of choices, and you will get no argument from me that there certainly is a place on one of our bills for a woman. But one of the options is to take Andrew Jackson off the twenty-dollar bill, and that ought to be fightin’ words down here in Louisiana.
The pace of change that is impacting the United States of America is accelerating at an alarming rate. This week the Supreme Court bolstered Obamacare by rewriting the law and sanctioning the subsidies that are the centerpiece of the program. Today, by a 5-4 margin, the justices legalized gay marriage in all 50 states. This sweeping decision renders meaningless the vote of Americans in states across the nation.
Today, after the U.S. Supreme Court decided in favor of same sex marriage, GOP presidential candidates, all competing for the religious right vote, released statements.
First, the Confederate flag comes down in South Carolina. Then, the US Supreme Court affirms the federal exchanges under Obamacare. Today, the same court approves gay marriages throughout the United States.
Yesterday, the day that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced his candidacy for US President, the governor made another economic development announcement that could haul in a one-billion dollar deal involving Monsanto. Today, JIndal made another announcement, involving Insitu Data Solutions in Lafayette.
In a ruling that I do not find surprising the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld Obama Care’s subsidies in states that have not set up their own exchanges.