If anyone had any delusions that Sen. David Vitter would run a hopeful, optimistic campaign about Louisiana’s future, he wasted no time shattering those hopes. From the moment that Scott Angelle conceded the race Saturday night, Vitter fell comfortably to his default position of the past seven years: painting his runoff opponent, State Rep. John Bel Edwards, as merely a stand-in for President Barack Obama.
It is not pretty.
Call it piling on or Jindal bashing.
Whatever you say and however you want to say it, Louisiana Bobby Jindal is now, for the first time in his career, under great scrutiny nationally.
Just days after a group of evangelical Christians held an event on the LSU campus that attracted undue criticism, a state university has announced that they will feature a preacher of vile hatred on their campus. Yesterday, it was revealed that Southern University will have Rev. Jeremiah Wright address their students on February 19 at the Cotillion Ballroom.
Wright was the former spiritual adviser to President Obama, who was practically banished from public view after his embarrassing speeches were discovered.
During his 36 years as the Pastor of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois, Wright preached sermons filled with anti-white, anti-Jew and anti-American messages. He claimed that America's "chickens" were coming home to roost after the 9/11 attacks. In a 2003 sermon, he thundered that the government "wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America, that's in the Bible for killing innocent people."
Just a few weeks ago, the nation was shocked by the revelations at the athletic department at Grambling University. Football players actually boycotted a game to express their frustration with the horrific conditions. Players complained about filth, mold, and dirty uniforms.