Senator David Vitter Claims A Petition Will Stop Ebola In Louisiana

David+VitterIt’s not a big secret how I – and many other Louisiana residents – feel about David Vitter, our junior two-term U.S. Senator. In fact, this scumbag who managed to survive a prostitution scandal that involved a dead madam and an alleged adult diaper fetish, has been referred to by The Daily Beast as “America’s Most Contemptible Senator.” I personally find that description to be far too kind as I would prefer to eat cayenne pepper covered broken glass every morning for breakfast than to ever pull the lever for this fear-mongering, Obama hate-baiting, sorry excuse for a senator.

If you don’t keep up with Louisiana politics, David Vitter has decided to possibly leave Washington and screw over the residents of Louisiana on a full-time basis as the next governor of Louisiana. Trust me, if you thought Bobby Jindal was bad, you’re really going to hate David Vitter, who has been named by CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) as one of the most corrupt members of Congress.

As part of his campaign for governor, David Vitter has apparently decided to go with the “everything is Obama’s fault” mantra, which seems to work in Louisiana and other red states. In fact, I’ve seen people actually blame President Obama for the lack of access to Medicaid, despite the fact that it was Republicans who blocked it in Louisiana and other places to begin with. If you think about it, it’s really nothing more than the “Southern Strategy” retooled with an extra helping of paranoia for the children of those who originally left the Democratic Party over the support for civil rights.

Ever the opportunist, David Vitter decided to cash in on the now-dwindling Ebola scare by blaming the crisis on President Obama – despite the fact that not one American citizen has died from the disease. That fact is lost though on the millions of people who still think that the president is planning to use Ebola to declare martial law, take their guns, put them in FEMA camps and turn their children gay. I know this sounds absolutely preposterous, but you need to look no further than the comments section on nearly any news channel to see that there really are people out there who are that hateful and delusional – and David Vitter is not the only Republican pushing the panic over Ebola for political gain, as The Daily Beast points out:

So why are the Republicans continuing with their one-two punch of “Ebola is going to get you” and “Obama is failing to protect your family?” Simple.  Fear is the GOP’s modus operandi. We have seen the GOP use it effectively in the past regarding gay marriage, Muslims, blacks and Latinos. They scare voters into voting for them because frankly it’s much simpler than discussing complex issues—like creating jobs, immigration reform, or health care. (Source)

What’s even more hypocritical is that Senator Vitter opposed funds to fight the Ebola outbreak because it “focuses on Africa,” and because Senator Vitter is obviously not an epidemiologist, nor does he apparently possess one ounce of decency as evidenced by the following screenshots of petitions he’s been sponsoring on Facebook.


If you’ve followed my Facebook page for any length of time, you’ll know my cynical view on petitions which are usually used to sign up people for mailing lists and political campaigns. This one from David Vitter popped up in my newsfeed today and may be the most ridiculous and dishonest petition I have seen yet. In case you’re not familiar with the ins and outs of Facebook, a sponsored post is one that someone (David Vitter’s staff in this case) pays Facebook to push into people’s newsfeeds, including people like me who don’t “like” Senator Vitter or his page.

This isn’t wasn’t a one time posting either, as Senator Vitter’s page also posted links to this petition on the 17th and 21st of this month when the Ebola scare was still going strong.


Here’s where it gets interesting. If you click on the link, it takes you to his website where he is already campaigning for governor. If you sign the petition as I imagine a number of gullible people did, you are then signed up for his campaign’s email list where he can hit you up for donations and probably tell you about how his Democratic opponent, John Bel Edwards, is an Obama-loving communist who kicks the puppies of white, conservative Christian children. While it may very well be that Vitter’s gubernatorial campaign funds paid for the sponsored post, and not taxpayer funds, I wouldn’t put it past the guy who got $100,000 in federal money allocated to a creationist group that supported him to do something dishonest. In addition to that, this isn’t the only petition he’s been using to promote his campaign for governor.

Screenshot containing other petitions promoted by Senator David Vitter's official Facebook page.

Screenshot containing other petitions promoted by Senator David Vitter’s official Facebook page.

Sad to say, even if for some reason David Vitter was to be caught in bed with a live boy or a dead girl (that’s an Edwin Edwards reference for you) sometime between now and Election Day next year, he’ll probably still get elected as governor. If you ever needed a better example of the Southern Strategy at work and people voting against their own interests, just follow Louisiana politics for a little while. These petitions show just how stupid David Vitter thinks the majority of voters in Louisiana are, and sadly, he’s probably right.

“If you can convince the lowest white man that he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll even empty his pockets for you.” – President Lyndon B. Johnson


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  • Stephen Barlow

    GHEE? 2 TERMS? Whorehopping? ExtraterrestialFaithHealer?

    DUMBASS neighbots who VOTED for im.

    Anybody who DOESN’T fuc* their sister without a rubber is a ‘socialist’!!!!

  • Steve Brains

    Fuk dat!!!!

    THIS is a friggin” CRIME!!!!!!!!!!!

    “Under Texas’ new voter ID law, one of the strictest in the nation, citizens are required to present one of seven forms of photo identification to vote. The identification can be a Texas-issued driver’s license, a federally-issued veteran’s ID card, or a gun registration card, among other forms. Licenses can be expired, but not for more than 60 days.

    The man Parsley said he had to turn away was a registered voter, but his license had been expired for a few years, likely because he had stopped driving. Parsley said the man had never gotten a veteran’s identification card. And though he had “all sorts” of other identification cards with his picture on it, they weren’t valid under the law — so the election judges told him he had to go to the Department of Public Safety, and renew his license.”

    shall not denied or abridged…

    • Eg Kbbs

      OT, but the guy who was turned away was a veteran. And as he made the decision to stop driving (as in he was elderly and recognized that he should stop), who in their right mind would want to pressure him to get a new drivers license with the potential for him to drive again ?????

      • Steve Brains

        And his DD214 wasnt’ a valid PROFF of citizenship?

  • Steve Brains

    here’s some MORE nonsense!!!:

    “Earlier this month, a lopsided majority of the Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill that, among other things, would have subjected anyone who “[b]reeds, keeps, sells, offers for sale or transfers a dog or cat for the purpose of human consumption” to up to seven years in prison. This proposed ban was inspired by a series of investigations by the Pennsylvania SPCA which uncovered kennels where dogs were bred for meat, including one ten year-old incident in Philadelphia where a single kennel kept 150 dogs.

    It is currently legal to slaughter and eat dogs or cats in Pennsylvania, and, thanks in large part to lobbying from the National Rifle Association, it will remain so. Although the animal cruelty bill passed the state senate by a 36-12 margin — and even though Gov. Tom Corbett (R) was expected to sign it — legislative leaders in the state house did not include this bill in the final list of legislation that would receive a vote before the end of the house’s 2013-2014 session. The NRA swiftly claimed victory for killing what it viewed as a “misguided” bill.

    The NRA’s primary objection to the animal cruelty bill was a separate provision banning what are known as “pigeon shoots” (although it is worth nothing that the NRA assembled a coalition of groups to oppose the bill that includes dog breeders opposed to additional regulation of kennels). According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, pigeon shoots are “a practice where live pigeons are launched from electronic boxes while shooters fire rounds at short distance. Injured birds that land in the shooting circle get their necks broken – often by teenagers. Wounded birds by the hundreds fly off to die slow deaths.” Animal rights activists have been working to ban this practice for the last 27 years.

    Nevertheless, the NRA described pigeon shoots as an “ethical” practice. They also argue that if this “traditional shooting sport” is banned then it will lead to a “slippery slope” where other firearms activity will also be banned.

    The defeat of this animal cruelty bill wasn’t the NRA’s only victory this past week. Pennsylvania lawmakers also snuck a provision allowing the NRA to sue cities, townships and counties with gun laws into a bill targeting the theft of copper wire and other valuable metal.


  • Eg Kbbs

    Despicable sign up ruse.

    But for Vitter to vote to cut funds for the agencies dealing with healthcare and medical research, participate in holding up confirmation on the empty Surgeon General post, cast aspersions at the head of the CDC, and insinuate that the Ebola Csar is only taking the job for some sort of political advantage……

    This is worse than the Diapers and prostitutes.