Friday, October 31, 2008

Scalise - Touring with Boehnerpalooza

In July, while members of Congress were gathered in New Orleans to study the wetlands disaster, Steve Scalise was performing with the Boehnerpalooza Alaska Tour 2008. North To Alaska -Scalise Photo-Op Tour . . .


Just sayin' . . . . . . .

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Scalise get endorsements, hell freezes over . . .

Bobby Jindal came back to Louisiana to secure his base . . .

And Steve touts Sarah in his new ad . . .

And, of course, the storm-troopers are still out there . . .


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Scalise in a nutshell . . .

Grab your guns folks . . . them ebil-doing, black, muslin, terrorist, socialists are coming to git'cha and take all your stuff. They gonna storm your gated enclaves, ravage your women, beat-up on all you old white guys, and give all your money to poor people. The Scaliziest Political Commercial in Louisiana That is, unless you keep folks like Sleezy Scalise in Washington so can protect you.



Scalise must have learned some things from Big Time Cheney during his few hour visit a while back, 'cause he's following the historic GOP game-play in LA01 by avoiding the issues . . . Instead he's playing to the long-standing bigotry and fear from the past.



Scalise so far has tried'em all, in his trashy ad attempting the quantum leap from Jim Harlan to Jeremiah Wright, in his gun pandering news photo-op giving a gun to the old white lady, and in his I support veterans ad returning the Gonzales medals. OK, so getting the medals back was a nice thing to do, but as pointed out elsewhere 'what took so long?' Scalise, Bipartisan? Puh-lease! Actually the GOPers could have taken care of that bizness starting back with Bob Livingston, though he was sorta pre-occupied chasing tush back then. They musta been saving this little gut-grabber for when one of their boys was heading south.


And getting Pat Konie a new gun? Well, that's a nice play for the scared white folks vote, which unfortunately is a pretty large group in LA01. NOLA Woman Gets New Gun From Scalise.



The interesting thing is that none of the supposed supporters of the Mistake By The Lake have made any notable public appearances with him or on his behalf. Even last week, Bobby Jindal made an ad for John Kennedy [ which will have all sorts of implications of its own down the line], but he has yet to speak up for Steve. Jindal is just too busy raising money in other states.


Likewise, though writers like Stephanie Grace go along with the misconception that LA01 is a lock for the GOP, Choices left and right - S. Grace - NOLA.com, none of the former GOPer Congressmen - Livingston, Vitter, Jindal - has spoken publically for Steve. Maybe he's gonna try and squeeze'em in this last week. It's just possible that none of them want to get too close to Sleezy for fear it rubs off and screws their future plans.


Answer in a nutshell: You're a dirtbag Steve, always were, always will be . . . and because you're a dirtbag, nobody wants to get too close to you . . .

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

GOPers, always good for a laugh . . .

Just a few short weeks ago, St. Tammany GOP Chair Pam Egan got her drawers in a twist because some of her elected soldiers were supporting - gawd forbid - the evil Mary Landrieu instead of What Day Is It John Kennedy for the Senate. Northshore Republicans Upset at Leadership They even passed a finger-shaking resolution . . . whooooo . . . You boys stay in line now, or else . . .
Now, Jolly Roger Villere, the Louisiana GOPer-in-Chief, has joined in the rumble. According to news releases, the GOPer elected officials who support Landrieu are playing with fire. 2theadvocate.com : GOP may censure Landrieu supporters — And they might just get their booty's spanked if they don't repent and conform to the party line. Big Brother is watching.



Adrastos puts it in a nutshell:
GRET STET GOP PARTY LOYALTY: Louisiana GOP chairman Roger Villere is threatening to sanction Goopers who support Mary Landrieu. LINK. It's rich when your candidate is a party hopping opportunist like Neely and when the Louisiana GOP has *always* encouraged party switching. Mike Foster, Buddy Roemer and Billy Tauzin to name but a few were first elected to office as Democrats. I'd also like to see Little Roger try and spank Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand who just came out for Landrieu. Click here: http://adrastos.blog-city.com/
And, just a reminder again, wasn't it the Dirt Meister Karl Rove who came down here and offered Wannabe Something-Anything Kennedy a chance . . .


So far I'd only give Pamela and Roger a Level 3, but they're working on improving . . .

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Scalise stays on the low road, surprise, surprise . .

The Mistake by the Lake is way too mild a characterization of Steve Scalise after seeing his latest attack on Jim Harlan. The title Sleazy Scalise is more appropriate. It's a play straight out of the Rove-McCain-Palin 2008 playbook, complete with references to the evil twins Obama and Wright. Steve Scalise joins in on the McCain trash talk express It's bullshit, total bullshit, but a devastatingly accurate portrait of the real Scalise the GOP has been promoting as the heir to the LA01 seat in Congress.



He's so desperate he has to bring the Big Dick into NOLA, to stir up his money-makers in a secretive luncheon at Arnaud's. Won'cha'hep'me: 'Big Time' finally comes to NOLA Cheney, Scalise supporters lunch together in Quarter- Dick Cheney, WOW, the worst VP since Dan Quale! Polls: Cheney Nears Quayle as Least Popular Veep - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.c It cost a small fortune to fly the Dickster into town, and Scalise has the gall to claim his campaign paid for it. Scalise on WGNO forum - we paid for that trip WTF? You might want to ask for the paperwork on that tall tale, and keep an eye on his campaign finance reports.

Scalise really does play LA01 voters for fools. Next thing, he might as well go ahead and make personal appearances with John LaBruzzo and Michelle Bachmann. Won'cha'hep'me: What do LABruzzo, Bachmann and Palin have in common?



The third string Scalise has nothing to offer himself, so he's reduced to depending on the ignorance, bigotry and fear of the voters in LA01. He believes, and unfortunately has reason to believe, that all he needs to do is throw out a few worn-out cliches like pro-life, shared family values and 100% conservative, and all the GOPers will fall into line behind him like the dumb sheep they've become. On his website though, his values appear to be limited to being against abortion and gay marriage. Fortunately, family values extends far beyond those two red-meat issues. Defining Family Values, Traditional Family Values There's things like a right to live a healthy and safe life, a right not to be killed in war, and so on. Oh, for added flavor, he does throw out a few of the evil liberal, Pelosi, tax and spend, anger triggers.

He's nothing but a common professional hack politician who's worked the public teat since he was 30, been a loyal soldier, waited his turn while the A-team passed him by, and finally got his payoff with a big bump in salary last May. Click here: Won'cha'hep'me: Do GOPers in LA01 really want Scalise?

Because GOPers, at least in this area, are so intractably ideological, they project their sheep-like mentality on all those who oppose them, e.g., We're all the same so they must all be the same. Thus, all Democrats are evil liberals, abortionist baby killers, homos, terrorists, anti-American, and on and on, ad nauseum.



One local blogger recently claimed that since Jim Harlan is pro-life, pro-gun, and a fiscal conservative, he's really a Republican - or else he's lying. . . . The Low River Road: Scalise finally fight back Poor guy, that's just wanton ignorance. I've been a registered Democrat since 1960, and over the years I've seen folks with a wide variety of personal beliefs in the Democratic party. The thread of the Democratic party is diversity, not uniformity, inclusion not exclusion, and a commitment to seeking the common good, not ideological purity. Republicans, on the other hand, seem committed to rigid authoritarian theocratic ideology, one size fits all, and the dumbing down of America. David Brooks - Class Wars Before Palin It may have worked in an earlier time, but after the past 8 years of GOP domination, even their more intelligent thinkers, like Brooks and George Will, are rethinking the meaning of being conservative.

For the second time in a year, folks in LA01 have an opportunity to select a Congressman with real class, not just some warmed-over party hack. Last spring we had Gilda Reed who, on all counts, was better qualified that Scalise, and it got away from us, lost in the GOP logo branded on Metairie and the Northshore of LA01.

But we've got another chance to get it right, and with a candidate in Jim Harlan who, once again, outshines Scalise on all counts. And, what with all the chaos in Washington and on the campaign trail, the GOPer brand isn't so strong as it used to be . . . Scalise has shown he has nothing to run on but sleaze and brand, and hopefully it's time to change brands in LA01 and send a man we can be proud of to Washington.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

'Big Time' finally comes to NOLA

On Monday 'Big Time' himself finally made a visit to NOLA, not to see the progress being made in the recovery, but to appear at a 'private' invite only money-maker for the Mistake by the Lake Steve Scalise. The cost of his 4 hour political junket - about $500m to the American taxpayers. "With little fanfare, unpopular Vice President comes to Louisiana to stump for first district Congressman Steve Scalise . . ." Click here: the reduct box



"Cheney addressed about 150 Scalise supporters at Arnaud's restaurant in the French Quarter. Tickets for the event started at $1,000. For $2,300, Scalise said, backers got their photograph taken with the vice president. Scalise supporters dined on shrimp remoulade and trout amandine in the Count's Ballroom, then sang "Happy Birthday" to Scalise, celebrating his 43rd, and ate baked Alaska. Cheney, Scalise supporters lunch together in Quarter- Damn, do the math, if they all bought the blue light special photo, it wouldn't raise enough to cover the real cost of the trip.



Wouldn't you love to have been a fly on the wall in that soup? All the Louisiana GOPer elite -and so proud of themselves and their leaders, they locked out the press. Musta been hiding something . . .
Let's see how many ponyed up for the special photo-op . . . thasa keeper . . . .



No doubt Big Time gave Steve some hints during that limo ride to and from the airport, because so far Stevie is staying away from the public, and avoiding any one-on-one with Jim Harlan . . .



If folks in LA01 get snookered by the GOP party bosses again, and send this fool back to DC, we all continue to lose . . . . Even the GOPers know Scalise is 3rd string, but he was a loyal boy . . .

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

What do LABruzzo, Bachmann and Palin have in common?

What do John LaBruzzo, Michelle Bachmann, and Sarah Palin have in common?

a. They blame blacks and other minorities for the present financial crisis.
b. They believe in population design through use of Eugenics.
c. They believe that drilling everywhere will lower gas prices today.
d. They support Steve Scalise for Congress in LA01.
e. All of the above.



Steve has and will continue to do as he is told . . to keep what's left of the party going . . . He'll keep the Louisiana GOPers happy by following their instructions . . .



He's not so bright that he'll have new ideas or make trouble. He fits right in with the GOPer plan of dumbing down America . . . It's not about intelligence, knowledgable or experienced anymore . . . it's about cute, folksy and loyalty to ideology. Sooooooo . . .


And he goes right along with the GOPer announced obstructionist strategy.