Bernie Burns: Louisiana Elections Via Eyes of Pinsonat

Monday, 31 October 2011 13:17 Written by

Bernie Burns

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.

Tea Party Occupy Wall Street and Gotcha Politics: America 2011
Monday, 31 October 2011 12:19 Written by

            America  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.

John Young, Kristin Palmer Headlines Politics with a Punch Thursday In New Orleans
Monday, 31 October 2011 11:24 Written by


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.  

Jindal's Pick Of Alario Shows Reforming Louisiana At Edges
Monday, 31 October 2011 10:46 Written by

JindalNow that Gov. Bobby Jindal won a second term in historic fashion, creating a mandate if a nebulous one, does his backing of state Sen.John Alario signify renewed emphasis in creating a record in office worthy of higher things, and then pursuing them?

Halloween Eve: New Orleans Saints entered St. Louis Rams House of Shock
Monday, 31 October 2011 10:07 Written by

House of ShockIt 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.      

How St. Louis Rams Upended Flat New Orleans Saints?
Monday, 31 October 2011 09:40 Written by

BreesThe 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.

St. Louis Rams Win Over New Orleans Saints Shows In NFL, Any Team Can Win
Sunday, 30 October 2011 19:23 Written by

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.

New Orleans Saints v. Rams: World Series Buzz Or St. Louis Blues?
Sunday, 30 October 2011 11:05

Mark Ingram

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.

New Orleans Halloween Weekend: Voodoo, Zydeco Dance And Boo
Saturday, 29 October 2011 17:08 Written by

BooWhat 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

New Orleans Saints v. St. Louis Rams: What They're Saying
Saturday, 29 October 2011 15:27 Written by

SaintsWhat 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.