by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice
First of all, to all those loyal readers, including those employees throughout state government, who contributed so generously to our most recent fund raiser, please accept our heartfelt appreciation. We are trying to respond personally to all of you who contributed on line and by snail mail. We met our goal and that will help us in our research for the book we are writing on the administration (and chronic absenteeism) of our part-time governor.
Business news for today: New chemical production in St. Charles Parish, NOLA Christmas, Fat City Fest, New Orleans ranked 23rd, Art Business in DDD, more..
Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal and Executive Vice President Dale Plante of Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. announced the company will construct a new chemical production facility in St. Charles Parish and upgrade the plant it currently operates in Ascension Parish. The plant expansions, representing a capital investment of $66 million, will increase Momentive’s production of formaldehyde for use by nearby chemical plants in the manufacture of other products.
Louisiana’s race for the United States Senate continues on to December 6th. Senator Mary Landrieu (D) and Congressman Bill Cassidy (R) will meet in a runoff to decide who will serve in Washington for the next six years. Senator Landrieu led the field with 42% of the vote, Congressman Cassidy was next with 41%, and Colonel Rob Maness (R) had 14%. Now the battle begins anew.
The Louisiana US Senate race crawls or roars on, depending upon one's perspective.
After a shocking national romp for the republicans, Louisiana, remains, the only US Senate contest in on the mid-term map. On Wednesday morning, the day after the bloodbath, Lawrence Chehardy, Jim Brown and Stephen Sabludowsky discussed the election issues. In part one, the Google Hangout focused upon the reasons Landrieu did so poorly and what it might portend for the upcoming December runoff.
Voters sent a strong message on election night that congress needs to work across party lines and begin to get things done. No more gridlock. After all, the popularity of members of congress is at an all time low. Less than 10% of Americans think congress is doing a good job. Herpes and the chicken pox have a higher favorability rating.
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It’s the morning after the Republican takeover of the US Senate, and the domination of the GOP on almost all election fronts. Just as the Democrats defeated their opponents to submission in 2012, the Republicans gained seats everywhere.
Such was the Republican wave Nov. 4 that, had one not known the date, upon hearing Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu’s reflective, almost elegiac in content, remarks as the vote nearly had come in, one would have thought it was Dec. 6 and she was issuing a concession speech.
Did Senator Mary Landrieu call Louisiana voters racist?
Are the Louisiana GOP voters really so offended by her comments or are they playing the race-card themselves, but, in a totally different manner?
Six years ago, Americans were in the midst of their Barack Obama obsession. He was elected to the U.S. Senate and soon thereafter the presidency on mostly his charm, good looks and oratorical ability. Crowds swooned when he spoke, in fact, some fainted. He was more than a President; he was a political rock star. Of course, it helped that he was an African American with a very interesting background. The complaints about his lack of experience or his radical associates did not dent his very favorable rating with the public. The American people viewed Barack Obama as a politically fresh face, a young man on a mission of hope and change. He was seen as someone who would right the wrongs of the past and at the same time offer good government, transparency, a revived economy and an end to wars overseas.