Thanks To Democrats, Medicaid Expansion Is Coming To Louisiana

For the past couple of years, many people here in Louisiana have fought to get Medicaid expansion for the hundreds of thousands of folks who desperately needed it. Bobby Jindal turned down the federal funding in hopes that it would score political points with the GOP base for his ultimately doomed presidential campaign. Political experts […]

Here’s How Conservative States Like Louisiana Can Start Electing Democrats

Until recent months, it was assumed that Republican Senator David Vitter would be the next Republican governor of Louisiana. Coming into this race, David Vitter had the political wind at his back. In a jungle primary, he faced off against Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle and┬áLieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, both Republicans. The underdog candidate was […]

Louisiana Is The Perfect Example Of Conservative Policies Gone Horribly Wrong

Here in Louisiana, nearly half of registered voters are Democrats. In many other states across the South, similar statistics hold true, but these states are solidly in the hands of conservative Republicans. Some of these voters are older Democrats who may still be registered with the party, yet they vote for Republicans in statewide and […]

David Vitter Says Country ‘Shoved’ Same-Sex Marriage ‘Down The Throats’ Of Christians

A lot of Republicans have quietly abandoned the conservative war against marriage equality. Except for the far-right and some of the politicians who cater to them, the GOP has moved on to screaming about religious freedom while trying to further erode a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion. After the Supreme Court ruled in favor […]

Desperate David Vitter Uses Duck Dynasty For Political Redemption

Remember when Duck Dynasty was still a thing? Remember how you couldn’t go into any gas station without seeing their merchandise? Well, here in Louisiana, they’re still kinda sorta a thing – especially if you’re a Republican gubernatorial candidate who is struggling in the polls against a Democrat you’ve repeatedly linked to President Obama. A […]

There’s A Brand New David Vitter Scandal, And This Time It Doesn’t Involve Hookers

Yesterday, John Bel Edwards gathered the most votes in Louisiana’s “jungle primary” for governor. Against three major candidates, all Republicans, John Bel Edwards managed to win 40% of the vote which means he will face David Vitter in a showdown next month. The fact that Mr. Edwards got 40% of the vote and has a […]