At the close of the 2013 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature, some speculated that potentially a new day could be dawning in the state’s politics. That’s correct, but for absolutely the wrong reason cited.
As expected Tim Barfield appeared before the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee this morning to ask for confirmation as the Secretary of Revenue.
Last Tuesday, State Senator Karen Carter Peterson (D-New Orleans) hurled a verbal stink bomb at her Senate colleagues. On the State Senate floor, she made the reckless claim that several of her Senate colleagues were voting against the expansion of Medicaid in Louisiana because of “the race of this African American president.”
With the Louisiana legislative session coming to a close this week, the Republican Party might be able to take a breath of relief from the acrimony within the party during the session. The controversy around Louisiana State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson’s comment about race and Obamacare, has been a gift to the party which political opportunity has been solely needed.
After the we found legislature punches through its spring's session on Thursday, Jeff Crouere and BayouBuzz publisher Stephen Sabludowsky will be serving a different type of punch but this time in Baton Rouge, the state's Capitol.
The Louisiana Sen. Karen Carter Peterson Obamacare controversy, in which she that the opponents to Obamacare in Louisiana are motivated by race has not only made big news statewide but nationally.