Perhaps it was the last election in East Baton Rouge Parish that solidified my personal reasons for not being a Democrat…what ensued during that election cycle was more revealing than the table dances at the Gold Club.

The operative word for democrats is DESTRUCTIVE and it goes all the way from the top of the national party to the state political party and winds up being revealed sorely in one of the local Democratic races.

What’s so destructive you ask? I am happy to oblige . . .

Definitions of DESTRUCTIVE:

  • National level: Howard Dean , chairman of the Democratic National Party – aka Howard Brush Dean, III – I think the Brush fits as he continues to paint his own picture of a red-faced ranter whose claim to fame includes an endorsement from Al Gore, being defeated by John Kerry for the democratic nomination in the presidential primary and the desire to split his own party by claiming he represented the ‘democratic wing of the democratic party’. Yeaararh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • State level: Danny Ford, former executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party – aka the man who is temporary on leave from his position because of his arrest on a 3rd offense of driving while intoxicated in September and whose claim to fame will be that he evidently spent an exhorbitant amount of time at parties and bars drinking rather than planning for the 2007 fall primary on behalf of democrats.
  • Local level: Mayor ‘Kip’ Holden, mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish, the highest ranking democratic party member in office in our fair city whose claim to fame is the infamous Green Light Plan that still has us in a daily traffic quagmire, a promise for a safer city that fills the first 10 minutes of each newscast touting the latest murders and rampant crime in our parish, a push for ‘One Baton Rouge’ where citizens of all race, creed, color and sexual origin are encouraged to hold hands and sing Kumbya and a promise for open government. Open government? Uh, I might have some land for sale if you believe we now have open government, but you will have to consider the new sewer impact fees proposed by the Mayor’s posse before buying!

Well, that’s a good start, don’t ya think?

Of course, there are a mirage of other destructive behaviors coming forth from Louisiana Democrats like:

  • Ray Nagin, the democratic mayor of New Orleans who magically lives in a chocolate city hand-dipped in corruption and crime; and
  • William Jefferson, democratic U.S. Congressman who was the target of a federal bribery probe after finding $90,000 in frozen assets in his refrigerator instead of the dreamsicles fridges normally hold; and
  • Robert Wooley, former insurance commissioner who found it more important to purchase a Harley Davidson truck on taxpayer’s money than worry about our ever-growing insurance rates; and finally
  • Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who leaves office being known as the woman who slaughtered all possibilities for women to serve in office due to her inability to make a final decision in the midst of a crisis!

Thanks to each of you for giving me the reasons to stand firmer in my resolve to be a Louisiana Republican and to steer as far away from the Democratic Party and any of the vices that Democrats obviously find acceptable and par for the course!

I’m not sure who enforces my Republican beliefs more – the Democratic politicians or their Democratic political operatives who control, craft the messages, write the speeches, or just plain give poor advice while they laugh all the way to the bank?

Democratic operatives have a rule of thumb which is based on the premise that in order for a Democrat to win they must get at least 35% of the white vote and 90% of the black vote on election day. They also believe that the turnout among blacks needs to be within 10% points of the white turnout.

Now enters the infamous cost it takes to turnout the democratic black vote.

Vote-buying is not legal. Neither is hauling voters. Unless you rent vans, hire a consultant that will move voters to the polls and list it on your ethics report as ‘canvassing’. Now there’s a Democratic philosophy for you!

‘Canvassing’ comes with a huge pricetag to the exclusion of all other expenses in a campaign, except for media purchases and the development of ad spots. The pricetag is a hefty one as shown by recent ethic’s reports in the fall election.

For instance, in one election alone, The Advocate cited that Mayor Kip Holden’s assistant chief administrative officer played a huge role in the local Sheriff’s race. Alfred C. Williams, a principal of NDW Consulting, was paid approximately $96,910 to handle the GOTV (get out the vote) based on ethics reports indicating payments to NDW or Williams in the amounts of $1,790, $720, $3,750, $28,650, $10,000, $27,000 and $25,000. Out of that sum, NDW appeared to have paid $25,000 to election workers for the primary and $27,460 during the run-off for a grand total of $52.460 to election day workers.   Verification can be found on the Louisiana Ethics Website here.  The residual seems to be a nice sum for his enterprise making his personal take around $44,450. (The campaign paid additional workers to GOTV according to their finance reports. NDW also made additional healthy payments from other campaigns according to the State of Louisiana ethics website/reports.

Ironcially, when you cross the aisle, you can see the republican candidate for Governor only spent $87,000 for election day workers STATEWIDE. Seems the democrats are a bit out of kilter on election day spending for a parish-wide race? Quite a comparison – the local Sheriff’s race spent $9,910 MORE than a statewide gubernatorial candidate spent and that does NOT include the additional election day workers and consultants.  What’s wrong with this picture?  That’s what I call ‘the democratic way’.

All things considered, the Democrats have a philosophy that seems intolerable by die-hard Republicans. That includes me. Ending with one question of the day that is the most puzzling one for this past election cycle:

How on earth did Yvonne Dorsey, democrat candidate for former-Senator Cleo Field’s seat, get away with no election day workers on her ethics report?

Until next time,

Red Stick Republican