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  • ‘Flatly Violates Due Process’ – Louisiana Attorney General Says Democrat Governor’s Mask Mandate ‘Likely Unconstitutional’

    07/15/2020 9:28:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 15, 2020 | Cristina Laila
    Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) said Wednesday in a 9-page legal opinion that the Democrat governor’s mask mandate is “likely unconstitutional and unenforceable.” Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards over the weekend announced a statewide mask mandate and additional restrictions ... Landry also said that the Governor has no power to make substantive law through an executive order, even in an emergency and asserts that the mask mandate “exposes individuals to unlawful searches and seizures, as well as burdens them with exposing potentially sensitive personal health information and having it exposed to others in a public setting.” “The mask mandate...
  • JBE’s (Louisiana) New Website Seeks To Build A Confederacy Of Rats

    05/05/2020 10:27:07 AM PDT · by abb · 16 replies
    The Hayride ^ | May 5, 2020 | Scott McKay
    You knew it was a matter of time before Louisiana entered the realm of lots of other states where the government officially solicited the involvement of citizens to rat each other out. But the rats are now here. For the most part, so far there hasn’t been a plethora of examples here of police harassing or abusing people for the sin of exercising their freedom of speech or association as in places like Wisconsin, California, North Carolina or New Jersey, and thankfully Gov. John Bel Edwards hasn’t issued forth any anti-semitic threats like New York mayor Warren “Bill DeBlasio” Wilhelm...
  • Covington legislator calls for end to Louisiana coronavirus stay-home order by month's end

    04/14/2020 5:15:37 AM PDT · by abb · 8 replies
    The (NOLA) Times Picayune ^ | April, 13, 2020 | Sara Pagones
    A state representative from Covington is urging an end to the stay-home order at month's end, saying that Louisiana is facing an economic abyss if the coronavirus measure put in place last month by Gov. John Bel Edwards is extended. In a news release, Rep. Mark Wright, a Republican, said that he respects Edwards' effort protect the people of Louisiana and what health care professionals and people are doing to reduce the the spread of the virus. "But at the end of the day, we cannot continue with these drastic measures as unemployment soars and countless small businesses close their...
  • On coronavirus response, Louisiana Lt. Gov. Bill Nungesser shows how real apologies are done

    04/13/2020 1:54:01 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/13/2020 | Quin Hillyer
    The political world would be a much better place if all public officials knew how to apologize for mistakes the way Louisiana Lt. Gov. Bill Nungesser did on Easter Day. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer was interviewing Nungesser about Louisiana’s unusually high incidence of the coronavirus, part of which probably was exacerbated by Mardi Gras celebrations in February. Nungesser was saying there was only one known case in the whole state by the time of Mardi Gras, but that had federal or medical guidance come sooner, officials certainly would have considered canceling Mardi Gras.
  • The Calls For An End To JBE’s (Louisiana) Shutdown Are Starting To Come In

    04/13/2020 12:15:50 PM PDT · by abb · 37 replies
    The Hayride ^ | April 13, 2020 | Scott McKay
    This morning we had a post talking about the letter that State Rep. Danny McCormick (R-Shreveport) released to his colleagues and the public calling for an end to the economic shutdown Gov. John Bel Edwards is imposing on the state of Louisiana as a response to the Wuhan virus. As we noted Friday, the primary justification for the shutdown was to protect the state’s health care system from being overwhelmed by virus patients, and that justification is no longer valid, if it ever was, because it’s now unmistakably clear the system will not be overwhelmed. McCormick might have been the...
  • The Only Pro-Life Democrat Governor in the Nation Just Won His Bid for Re-Election

    11/18/2019 2:17:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov. 18, 2019 | Steven Ertelt
    A popular song once told us that “One is the loneliest number that there’s ever been.” And that’s the case for Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards. Edwards is the only Democrat governor in the nation who is pro-life on abortion. He one of just a handful of pro-life Democrats elected at any major federal or statewide level — a reminder that most pro-life Democrats have become Republicans as the Democrat Party has drifted further left and become ubiquitously pro-abortion. Edwards beat pro-life Republican businessman Eddie Rispone 51.3% to 48.7% over the weekend. national pundits tried to use the victory as...
  • Scarborough Trolls Trump on Governor’s Race: 'Little Hands, Little Coattails'

    11/18/2019 10:27:39 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Marco Rubio was roundly criticized when during the 2016 primary he made suggestive remarks about Donald Trump's supposedly small hands. But Joe Scarborough decided to jump right down in the same gutter on Monday's Morning Joe. Commenting on the loss of Ed Rispone, the Trump-backed candidate in the Louisiana governor's race, Scarborough smirked: "Little hands, little fingers, little coattails."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Live results for Louisiana’s governor’s race: John Bel Edwards vs. Eddie Rispone

    11/16/2019 1:53:20 PM PST · by entropy12 · 175 replies
    Vox ^ | 11/16/2019 | Li Zhou
    The contest is also an increasingly close one. Incumbent Gov. John Bel Edwards faces a serious challenge from Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, who’s attempted to tie himself tightly with Trump during the campaign. In the week ahead of the election, polling had the two candidates nearly tied, and Cook Political Report has classified the race as a “toss-up.”
  • Louisiana Election (Live Thread)

    11/16/2019 1:56:51 PM PST · by goldstategop · 371 replies
    538.com ^ | 11/15/2019 | Geoffrey Skelley
    f you thought there weren’t any major elections until the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3, guess again. On Saturday, Louisiana will choose between incumbent Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican businessman Eddie Rispone for governor. And the race down in the Bayou looks increasingly close, so it’s an open question whether Edwards can once again overcome Louisiana’s deep red hue to win reelection. Here’s where things stand heading into Election Day.
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Saturday Night Version Neutering Nigel..Israeli Politics....A Bit About Sex....

    11/16/2019 9:36:26 PM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/16/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Back again for the weekend.... "There was the Duke of York he had ten thousand men, he marched them up to the top of the hill and he marched them down again..... Jeffrey Epstein was a mistake we are being told.... When it comes to sex my experience is that the wrongdoing is in thought word and deed or some combination of the three..... I go into the literature of my experience to page 69, no kidding. "One set of voices cry that sex is a lust of our lower nature, a base necessity of procreation. Then we have the...
  • WAFB PROJECTION: Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards elected to second term

    11/16/2019 8:11:16 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 74 replies
    wafb.com ^ | November 16, 2019 | WAFB
    Voters elected John Bel Edwards to a second term as Louisiana’s governor in a General Election held Saturday, Nov. 16, according to projections by WAFB Political Analyst Jim Engster. Edwards was first elected in 2015, breaking through an eight-year lockout of Democratic governors across the Deep South. ... With a clear challenger for Edwards, President Trump and other prominent Republicans rallied behind Rispone. But, Edwards used President Trump’s backing of Rispone to his own advantage, increasing his support among minority voters. Edwards is expected to make his victory speech shortly.
  • Trump cuts ad for GOP candidate in Louisiana governor's race

    11/02/2019 8:21:28 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 02 2019 | Tal Axelrod
    President Trump cut an ad for Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone as Republicans seek to gin up support for their candidate with early voting underway starting Saturday. “Louisiana, you got to get out and vote for Eddie Rispone on Nov. 16. He is a fantastic man, a great success. Everything he’s touched has turned to gold, and now he wants to help your state,” Trump said in the ad released on the event of early voting. “Your current governor, John Bel Edwards, is a disaster. Eddie Rispone will protect your Second Amendment. John Bel Edwards will not,” he added. “So...
  • President Trump returning to Louisiana to rally support for Eddie Rispone in governor's race

    10/31/2019 11:56:34 AM PDT · by abb · 22 replies
    The (NOLA) Times Picayune ^ | October 31, 2019 | Elizabeth Crisp
    President Donald Trump is heading to Monroe next week, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham confirmed Thursday. The president is making a second trip to Louisiana in two months to stump for Abraham's once-rival Eddie Rispone, who is attempting to stop Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards from getting a second term. "I appreciate (Trump) making the time to visit Monroe next week," Abraham, R-Alto, tweeted Thursday. "The people of Louisiana's 5th District love their President and support him all the way. His visit to northeast Louisiana will be a historic moment this region will never forget." The Monroe News-Star first reported that...
  • Brutal wipeout for Democrats in Louisiana and the press trying to keep it quiet

    10/15/2019 8:12:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/15/2019 | Monica Showalter
    The last of the Louisiana state election numbers are in and it's not pretty for the Democrats. Not only does its moderate Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards, face a runoff as noted here, the state Senate has taken a supermajority. And a whole bunch of key state offices went squarely to Republicans. Funny how the press isn't covering this much. But Guy Benson at Townhall is, and he found a Democratic Party "decimated": Among statewide office-holders, the incumbent GOP Lieutenant Governor (68 percent), Attorney General (66 percent), Treasurer (60 percent, and Agricultural Commissioner (58 percent) were all re-elected without the...
  • Louisiana’s Democratic governor forced into runoff

    10/13/2019 4:07:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 13, 2019 | Melinda DeSlatte
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ quest for a second term as the Deep South’s only Democratic governor will stretch over another month, as voters denied him an outright primary win Saturday and sent him to a runoff election. The incumbent’s inability to top 50% of the vote in the six-candidate field raised questions about his reelection chances against a national Republican offensive that includes President Donald Trump. Trump made a last-minute appeal to Louisiana’s voters to reject Edwards. Edwards will compete in the Nov. 16 runoff against Eddie Rispone, a Baton Rouge businessman and longtime GOP political donor making his...
  • Trump to head to Louisiana on Friday to stump for GOP candidates on election eve

    10/07/2019 1:35:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | October 6, 2019 | Elizabeth Crisp
    President Donald Trump will make an 11th-hour trip to Louisiana to stump for Republican candidates who are attempting to unseat Gov. John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the Deep South. The president plans to hold a rally in Lake Charles on Friday, alongside Republicans Eddie Rispone and Ralph Abraham. "Keep Democrat Governor Edwards under 50%, force a runoff and have a great new Republican Governor," Trump tweeted Sunday, announcing his plan to visit Louisiana on the eve of Election Day. The Louisiana Republican Party also tweeted about the news, along with an image of Trump altered to make...
  • Republicans Have A Great Opportunity In Louisiana

    08/18/2019 3:56:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2019 | Jeff Crouere
    In 2016, President Donald Trump carried Louisiana with 58 percent of the vote. Every Louisiana statewide elected official, except one, is a Republican. The Louisiana Legislature has a strong Republican majority and the state’s six-member congressional delegation has only one Democrat.Clearly, Louisiana is a conservative, Republican state but it is led by Governor John Bel Edwards, who is a Democrat. Edwards was elected in 2015 because of his opponent’s personal and political baggage, which is why his victory has been called a fluke by many political observers.As Governor Edwards runs for re-election this fall, he has amassed over $10 million...
  • Prominent Black Lives Matter activist to attend Obama meeting

    07/14/2016 9:07:57 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 22 replies
    the Hill ^ | July 13 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    Prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson said Wednesday he is attending a meeting with President Obama designed to help mend frayed ties between law enforcement and the communities they serve. “We are at the @WhiteHouse right now for a 3-hour convening w/ President Obama re: the recent events in #BatonRouge & across the country,” Mckesson tweeted Wednesday. Mckesson wrote he will be joined by fellow activist Brittany Packnett and Minneapolis-based Black Lives Matter leader Mica Grimm. The president is sitting down with nearly three-dozen law enforcement officials, civil rights leaders, educators and local politicians at the White House in...
  • Louisiana’s Governor Signs 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill Into Law. He's a Democrat.

    05/31/2019 11:45:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    Louisiana’s Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards angered members of his own party on Thursday when he signed a ban on abortions once a heartbeat is detected."I call on the overwhelming bipartisan majority of legislators who voted for it to join me in continuing to build a better Louisiana that cares for the least among us and provides more opportunity for everyone," he said in a statement. The ban on abortions once a heartbeat is detected could apply to pregnancies as early as six weeks. The only exceptions are for “medically futile” cases where the mother’s health is at risk or the...
  • Louisiana governor signs 6-week abortion ban into law

    05/31/2019 2:14:27 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 30, 2019
    Louisiana has become the latest state to have a controversial abortion ban signed into law. The Louisiana House of Representatives passed the bill on Wednesday, sending it to the governor's desk for signature in order for it to become law. Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, has been vocal in his support for an abortion ban and signed the bill Thursday afternoon, his press office confirmed to ABC News.