Report from Louisiana: Post-Election Notes

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Post election angst is fairly low here in the northwestern part of the state but down south, in New Orleans, tensions remain high.  Protesters have gathered at Lee Circle each night and marched through the city creating havoc and destruction although their numbers seem to be shrinking each day. A … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Post-Election Notes

Jindal Out And Then there were 14

Bobby Jindal has pulled out of the Presidential Race “I’ve come to real­ize this is not my time,” Jin­dal said. The Louisi­ana gov­ernor struggled to gain trac­tion dur­ing his cam­paign, sput­ter­ing in the polls and fail­ing to make the main de­bate stage in any of the four Re­pub­lic­an de­bates. Jin­dal said a “crazy” elec­tion sea­son … Continue reading Jindal Out And Then there were 14

Since Governors Can’t Stop Resettlement, Here’s What’ll Happen

by baldilocks At least half of the governors in the United States have refused to take the Syrian refugees and “refugees” or called for a halt to the resettlement which the federal government, meaning President Obama, is intent upon seeding in cities all around the nation. But, it appears that these governors have no legal … Continue reading Since Governors Can’t Stop Resettlement, Here’s What’ll Happen

Governor Jindal’s Letter to Obama Demands Accountability on Syrian Refugees in Louisiana

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of Bobby Jindal, but like it or not, he’s still the current governor of Louisiana and he has a job to do.  Some would say that he hasn’t been doing it very well, that he’s spent the last several years campaigning out … Continue reading Governor Jindal’s Letter to Obama Demands Accountability on Syrian Refugees in Louisiana

Must Watch Video on Education Reforms in Louisiana

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Nothing is sillier than the political season in the South; well, the political season ventures into the absurd almost anywhere, but in the South, it seems, it gets particularly ridiculous. In the local round of elections on October 24, we had several spots in contention on the BESE Board (the … Continue reading Must Watch Video on Education Reforms in Louisiana

My GOP Debate Takeaways

OK I've had a few hours to sleep on it and here are my debate takeaways. Winner:  Main Debate Rand Paul:  Despite not having much time in the early rounds won two segments.  Made strong cases for everything he believed and sold his positions well.  Accomplished everything he needed to do, the only question is do … Continue reading My GOP Debate Takeaways

Gop Debate #1 Running updates

quick thoughts on the GOP debate(s)   Update:  Apparently the whole world agrees that Carly is the big winner: She also beat Chris Matthews to a pulp I think the MSNBC audience that heard that is now praying that she doesn't end up the nominee or anywhere near the GOP ticket. My advice to each candidate … Continue reading Gop Debate #1 Running updates

Interviews etc from the St. Anselm “Votes First” Gop event

The first part of this story about Magnificent Seven Writer and Author Tim Imholt's arrival and mine at St. Anselm and our denial of press credentials is  here I pick up the story at the top of a rise under a tree overlooking the parking lot & entrance to the press and candidate area of the … Continue reading Interviews etc from the St. Anselm “Votes First” Gop event

Frank Luntz is Crushing on Bobby Jindal

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has a new fan:  Frank Luntz.  While Donald Trump is getting all the headlines from The Family Leadership Summit held in Ames, Iowa Saturday, apparently one of the top performers was actually Bobby Jindal. Jindal got many prolonged rounds of applause and at one point, Luntz … Continue reading Frank Luntz is Crushing on Bobby Jindal

Jindal’s Hat is in the Ring

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Governor Bobby Jindal threw his hat into the presidential ring last week and, to be sure, it was almost an anti-climactic move.  Here in Louisiana especially, we have seen this move coming for years.  Certainly his announcement met with an underwhelming response around the state. In NOLA: Gov. Bobby Jindal … Continue reading Jindal’s Hat is in the Ring

Bobby Jindal’s Very Bad Week

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – In a surprise to almost no one, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is at the bottom of the Des Moines Register poll.  He is slightly more popular in that poll than Chris Christie, Carley Fiorina, and Donald Trump. In an interview on “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos yesterday, Governor Jindal dismissed … Continue reading Bobby Jindal’s Very Bad Week

Louisiana’s Common Core Compromise

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Louisiana may be making progress toward getting out of Common Core, but it won’t be in time to further Gov. Bobby Jindal’s presidential aspirations. Last week a series of bills dubbed the Common Core Compromise began working through the Louisiana legislature.  State Representative Brett Geymann is the author of HB373 … Continue reading Louisiana’s Common Core Compromise

Jindal Has Missed the Window of Opportunity in 2016

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT --  Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is seemingly lost in a sea of Republican contenders for 2016.  While he hasn’t declared himself “in” yet, it has long been assumed that he will run for president in 2016.  Jindal has said he will wait until after the current Louisiana legislative session to declare … Continue reading Jindal Has Missed the Window of Opportunity in 2016

Scripted vs Unscripted Hillary vs GOP

Today on WCRN the big discussion is scripted candidates Sherman maintains that both the GOP and Hillary are scripted, Hank the host claims there is a difference. This is how unscripted Hillary is: Campaign staff DROVE 'ordinary' Iowans to Hillary's first campaign stop - including health care 'lobbyist in training' who was an Obama campaign … Continue reading Scripted vs Unscripted Hillary vs GOP

Voices of FITN 2015 Day 2 Gov Bobby Jindal

In Honor of Pat Austin whose regular piece is today I'm bumping up this brief interview I managed to secure a couple of questions with Gov Bobby Jindal of Louisiana at FITN 2015 on Day 2 If you don't want to wait for the individual posts you can see all my interviews from the weekend … Continue reading Voices of FITN 2015 Day 2 Gov Bobby Jindal