Is Louisiana smoldering with anger?
Hardly. Despite the anger throughout the United States, based upon recent election results, the state's political scene is hardly on fire, says Bernie Pinsonat.
The Louisiana pollster, who this fall managed the campaigns for now-Republican and most likely future Senate President, John Alario and Democrat Gary Smith, responds to questions about the recent elections about Governor Jindal, who won by a landslide vote.
Now, this edition of "Bernie Burns":
1. Looking back at the recent elections, what are the major themes one can extract?
The democrats continue to suffer because President Barack Obama remains very unpopular in Louisiana. No democrat occupies a statewide elected position and I do not see this changing any time soon! Democratic state legislators are now the minority party at the state capitol and will not control either the senate or house. The speaker of the house will be a republican and the senate president will also be a republican.
The 2012 Presidential Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6th. That is nearly a year from now and candidates have been campaigning for the past six months… at least. That translates into 18months of campaigning for a forty-eight month job. Something has to be done because it seems that the “campaign season” gets longer every four years and voters grow tired. More time is spent campaigning than governing, which might explain why government is held in contempt by most Americans.
Over the river and through the woods they will come for November’s Politics With a Punch, a political-comedy panel discussion showcasing, the good, bad and the bizarre elements of life in Louisiana and in New Orleans. The next Punch will be head Thursday November 3 at Eiffel Society on majestic St. Charles Avenue.
It was the day before Halloween and it certainly was not All Saints Day, but the New Orleans Saints football team spent Sunday afternoon in the NFL House of Shock as the once-winless St. Louis Rams put a scare into their visitor’s playoff hopes.
The Rams threw some tricks into the bag of plays and the city was treated to a stunning victorious weekend—starting with the Cardinals taking home the World Series championship, on Friday evening.
The New Orleans Saints went into St. Louis, flying high after clobbering their Super Bowl foe Indianapolis Colts. They left, bashed by the Rams who took a page out of winning from the World Champions Cardinals.
How and why? Rams corralled Drew Brees, who had a passer rating of 73.0, and was it not for a late touchdown drive, would have held him to less than 200 yards passing.
The St. Louis Rams playing for a city that was still sky high from the World Series win on Friday, showed that any NFL team can win and any team can lose on a Sunday.
This time, it was the Saints who took the hit, after clobbering the Indianapolis Colts 62-7 last week, came out on short stick falling to the once-winless Rams on this last Sunday in October 2011.
The New Orleans Saints take on World Champions St. Louis today.
“World champion” as in major league baseball after they won the World’s Series on Friday.
What is happening in New Orleans this Halloween weekend night? There's plenty to do, plenty to boo and plenty to spook and voodoo.
Here's the latest from LaFete News by Frank Stansbury
What are others saying about the upcoming game between the NFC south leaders, the New Orleans Saints and the winless St. Louis Rams?
This is from ESPN
The NFC South-leading Saints will play a winless team for the second straight week when they go against the 0-6 Rams on Sunday at noon in St. Louis.