Tag Archives: Louisiana Republican Party

Donald Trump? Louisiana Republicans hardly know him

By Robert Mann Donald Trump? The name is familiar. He’s the GOP nominee? Well, I guess I support my party’s nominee. Next question. That, in essence, is where Louisiana’s courageous GOP leaders stand on the presidential race. Their nominee is … Continue reading

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Donald Trump and the cowardice of Louisiana Republican leaders

By Robert Mann There will come a time, probably after the Nov. 8 presidential election, when prominent Louisiana Republicans will express their disgust with the GOP’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump. People like U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, House Majority Whip Steve … Continue reading

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Why Donald Trump’s rise reminds us of David Duke

By Robert Mann Former KKK leader David Duke was once an aberration in the Republican Party – an unabashed racist and xenophobe seeking higher office by appealing to voters’ baser instincts. The novelty of Duke, running again for the U.S. … Continue reading

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I have some questions for Louisiana’s congressional Republicans 

By Robert Mann Let’s get right to it: Your national party will nominate an unabashed racist, Donald Trump, for president. Why do you support that racist? I know you’ve been lying low lately, but you cannot slink away from your … Continue reading

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Why no GOP demand for budget cuts and efficiencies when Jindal was governor?

By Robert Mann “A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.” – Adlai E. Stevenson II There are days I wish that David Vitter … Continue reading

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Donald Trump unites Louisiana GOP leaders and David Duke

By Robert Mann It was a nightmare scenario. In 1991, Democrat Edwin Edwards and Republican David Duke faced each other in a runoff for Louisiana governor. At first, state GOP leaders couldn’t imagine supporting Edwards for a fourth term, regarding … Continue reading

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For David Vitter, this week is back to the future

By Robert Mann For Sen. David Vitter, this one was of those “back to the future” weeks.  Senator, welcome to your 2015 Louisiana’s governor’s campaign. The leaked videotape of U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister smooching with a female staff member in … Continue reading

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