Louisiana holding its nose before voting, what gives?

Friday, 16 October 2015 09:48 Written by

hold-noseby Jim Brown

Remember the 1970 song by Chicago; “Does anybody know what time it is, does anybody really care?” Well it’s close to Election Day in Louisiana, and it would seem by early voting and general lack of interest that Louisianans are not holding their breath to cast their ballot. Why the lack of attention to an event that affects the future of the state, where now, a new LSU poll shows only 40% of the voters are really tuned in to the governor’s race? There are a number of reasons.

Edwards pushes debate night, Dardenne's new videos, Fleming helps Vitter
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 14:31 Written by

flemingIt is debate night, tonight and election day in now only 9 days.

Here are the political promotions from some of the campaigns sent to our inbox

A curious Vitter video of Dardenne emerges, but why?
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 12:30 Written by

la-gov-debateThe election process can be quite ugly and dastardly deceptive.

Our politicians and now SuperPACS, with unlimited money, use soundbites for TV commercials, to get their packaged messages out to persuade us that only their candidate "cares", or that their opponents are evil budget busters deemed to destroy society as we know it.  

Bruce Alpert leaving TP; Democratic Governor's attack Jindal, RGA over Medicaid ads
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 13:06 Written by

alpertBruce Alpert, who has been a mainstay at the New Orleans Times Picayune posted on his Facebook account that he is leaving the paper and will start writing for Voice of America.

Louisiana voters waking up from Governor's election slumber?
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 13:00 Written by

gov-mansion 200x149As we near the October 24 primary election in the Governor’s race, voters are finally starting to wake up and take notice of this campaign. Never before has a competitive race for Governor been so lackluster. 

Even though there has been millions of dollars spent on campaign advertising by the candidates and “independent” political action committees, voters have not been very interested. Possibly the candidates are not very exciting or voters are distracted by the theatrics in the presidential race or the football season, but it is quite a contrast to previous years. 

Is David Duke the grandfather of the Tea Party in Louisiana?
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 12:01 Written by

duke-knight 3Is David Duke the grandfather of the Tea Party in Louisiana?

That essentially was the question asked today on the weekly WGSO-Bayoubuzz Radio Google Hangout.

Louisiana Demos say Caldwell full of Baloney; Building Contractors back candidates
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 11:25 Written by

caldwellPolitical shorts for today:  The Louisiana Democratic Party, via a press release, is poking Attorney General, Buddy Caldwell for a “lazy smear” against Democrat Geri Broussard Baloney.  The powerful Building Contractor PAC has announced their legislative picks.  And, tweets for the day:

"Team Vitter" John Kennedy, La. Democratic Party chime in about TP's Vitter endorsement
Monday, 12 October 2015 14:47 Written by

kennedy-team-vitter 4Two political proxies chimed in today in response to the Times Picayune’s endorsement of David Vitter for Louisiana governor.  The first response came from Treasurer John Kennedy.  The second, from  Stephen Handwerk of the Louisiana Democratic Party.

Jon Bel Edwards's Louisiana Medicaid Expansion wrong or distorting
Monday, 12 October 2015 13:52

edwardsIf by his reaction to partisan criticisms of his position to expand Medicaid gives voters an indication of gubernatorial candidate state Rep. John Bel Edwards’ command of facts and use of logic, then a vote for him backs someone who has neither ability.

LABI's positions on 4 constitutional amendments for Louisiana elections Oct. 24
Monday, 12 October 2015 11:35 Written by

waguespack-compressedby Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI)

Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “A Constitution should be short and obscure.”
If he were alive today and able to read our current long and substantive Louisiana Constitution now, he would likely not be pleased.


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