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Republicans Decry Uncertainty Over Louisiana Redistricting Plans

December 29, 2009 by  

Republicans decry uncertainty over Louisiana redistricting plansA potential redistricting in Louisiana following the 2010 census has some Republicans worried that their candidates will be put at a political disadvantage. As a result, many local commentators predict the process will cause a significant partisan fight next year.

In 2012, the House seat representing the state’s 3rd Congressional district and currently occupied by Democrat Charlie Melancon will be vacated, but according to TheHill.com, the seat may be eliminated after the upcoming census.

Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere noted that because of the uncertainty, many strong and viable GOP candidates, such as Representative Nickie Monica and Louisiana Army National Guard Brigadier General Hunt Downer, have not yet started to raise campaign money, even though they expressed their interest in running.

On the Democratic side, there is some uncertainty as well, but John Bernhardt, a senior strategist for the Louisiana Democratic Party, has said that redistricting is not likely to radically alter the 3rd district, which has historically been won by conservative Democrats.

"Redistricting could favor a moderate Republican, but in no way do I think the district could be redrawn in a way to make a conservative Republican appealing. Or for that matter a liberal Democrat," he stated, quoted by the news provider.

According to the Rose Institute, Republicans currently hold six of the seven Congressional seats in the state.
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  • http://victorbarney@embarqmail.com Victor L Barney

    I do not even believe that the Democrats in total power will even allow an election. Using the G.W. Bush Domestic Terrorist Act (He is not our economic friend either), they (Democrats)will stop the election for some contrived reason and the majority of sociological “External” American public will do nothing but follow orders! I keep hearing FASCIST this, FASCIST that, what about the COMMUNIST that nobody talks about any more now that America has been converted? Watch, Watch, Watch 2011 will make 1930′s seem like a “walk in the park;” and like back then, we voted for it and worshiped it!

    • DaveH

      Fascism is a vague concept. I never have quite understood the term.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Definitions_of_fascism

      But I definitely think Obama and crew embrace Communism.

      At any rate don’t be so negative Victor. People can wake up quickly. Just as quickly as we got into this current mess. And if a large majority of citizens don’t like where the Liberals are taking us, no Government can suppress them.

      Personally, I think that the Liberals moved too soon, too fast. As a result they have awaken the apathetic citizens of this country who still remember freedom.

      • http://victorbarney@embarqmail.com Victor L Barney

        Dave, What are you going to do when Obama uses the G.W. Bush Domestic Terrorist Bill to stop the 2010 election? Even Senator Hatch said on the Glenn Beck show that the Republicans will impeach Obama and many of the Democrats for treason! Do you really believe that the Obama administration will allow themselves to be tried for Treason? Wake-up!

  • John

    “Dave, What are you going to do when Obama uses the G.W. Bush Domestic Terrorist Bill to stop the 2010 election?”
    A: That is a false premise. The Bush Domestic Terrorism structure has already been gutted by the Obama administration. Now, we are seeing the results coming to fruition.

    “Even Senator Hatch said on the Glenn Beck show that the Republicans will impeach Obama and many of the Democrats for treason!”

    A: I hope that treason has not lost its meaning by now. The jackals in power now sorely need to be put away.

    “Do you really believe that the Obama administration will allow themselves to be tried for Treason? Wake-up!”

    A: This nation does indeed need to wake up, and put those radical left-wing despots away.

    • Joe H.

      John,
      One thing about it. Martial law has to come to an end. Even Oman and his cronies can’t extend it forever. when it ends, and I don’t think it would have the chances of an ice cube in hell of lasting more than 30 days at most, they have to know they are toast!!!! The military can and will, oust him from office!!!

  • s c

    Who does not yet understand that we have an administration that will stop at NOTHING to get what they want? These people are rule-changers, America-haters, non-readers, selective enforcement of statute(s) lovers, Napoleonic Code manipulators,
    human vermin, NWO hookers, socialists, communists and fascists. This is the single, greatest collection of wannbe, totalitarian scum this nation has ever had.
    For some of them, the only practical purpose they could serve is to be at the down end of a firig range, serving as human targets. They are showing their ‘true’ colors, and if we don’t see them for who and what they are, this nation is doomed.
    They are evil-doers, and they are a clear and present danger. OPEN YOUR EYES, America!

  • Rod

    O bum a and his criminals are TRAITORS!

  • Time

    Saddly, at this point in time whats been done can not be undone.
    No matter how many wake up. Why one good reason is the P A, passed just after 911, it was voted on by everyone. Not s single sole stood up and said thats crazy.

    Its human nature, politicans will distort and twist truths to make the sound bite they want YOU to react to. Its called “SPINNING” You all wanted CHANGE, so fewer dead people had to vote, LOL, but then again your votes don’t count; now do they?
    Over 9 Million PINK slips were sent to Congress yet they voted YES for the Health Care reform bill. Why, YOU don’t count anylonger, can’t you figure that out?

    We are all guilty of it. You got your little slice of the PIE so you think your ok, but who’s been watching the store? NO ONE.
    So in a way you all got your pay off’s, you were all happy up to a point, but now when the pipe dream has come crashing down you all want blood.

    Think of it like this, RePub LO-CAN’s Social Light, { less filling and foul tasting.} Dumb O crat’s, Social Full, {very filling and foul tasting,} with an after taste that makes you sick for years, Yet even after they are removed the RePub LO-Cans don’t fix the problems, no they can’t they are no differant.

    Its all over, no matter how many of you wake up, some of us have been awake for years while waiting for the rest of you to wake up, we told you what was coming down the road, only to be told the same sad rhetoric time after time – “It can’t happen here.”
    Well guess what, it did and its been going on for well over 100 years.

    Just wait until the new laws where you can’t be allowed to {think} as that may hurt someone’s feeling. If you think thats crazy, don’t kid yourself its no more crazy then ANY of the laws passed in the last 100 years that YOU all have gone along with like good little sheep.

    LAWS are nothing more than – infring your rights, thats the bottom line people.
    If thats to hard to grasp this should help you; LAWS, take away YOUR Freedom. When you allow such, you get what you asked for.
    Just look at Uncle Joe from Georgia, wow he gave everyone what they wanted then when the time came to pay, well how many were killed as I recall it was some where in the 80 MILLION range.
    ZERO FREEDOM, LAWS that would make your head spin as they changed daily to suit the needs of the MASTER.

    • Curtis S

      You sent 9 million pink slips to Congress? SO WHAT? Nine million? That means there are 122 million people who voted in 2008 that didn’t send a pink slip. You’re 57 million SHORT of a majority. That’s right FIFTY-SEVEN MILLION away from a majority. You and your 8,999,999 friends are a very tiny minority with a very over-inflated sense of importance.

  • Joe H.

    coal minor,
    I know this is off topic, but I wanted to make sure that you saw this. My wife works for a place that is international, 17 countries last I counted, big firm. Hourly and salaried alike have 5 health plans to choose from, prescrip, eyes, dental, 5% co-pay, tuition reimbursement, profit sharing, stock option, the whole nine yards. they can’t get a person to quit and only one layoff in the history of the company. Oh, and the kicker? It’s non-union!!!! that’s better than ANY union shop I ever worked for!!! I’ve worked for IBEW, went on strike and they laid off the whole second shift when we came back and as far as I know they never started back up. None of the union reps got laid off though!! I worked in a UAW shop for a couple of years, It closed from no profit. I worked for teamsters for a couple of years, we refused to go on strike when they wanted us to and when the bargaining was done they laid off all kinds of people and the Union walked, leaving us in the lurch because we wouldn’t strike when they wanted us to when we wouldn’t have any strike benefits!!! All they were worried about was their money and their power!!!

  • John

    Obama needs to be impeached. Him and everyone in his circle needs to be tried, convicted and punished for high treason. And lets throw a few republicans in with that group also

  • Don

    Any member of the house and senate who voted for the health care bill should be charged under the RICO Act along with their so called leadership.These people think they are more than what they really are.It is time we all quit the complaining and get to the polls and send all of them home for good. We have bums on both sides of the aisle.

  • ted

    Speaking of martial law and if it is ever imposed. Do you realize that if there is a soldier who wont follow orders because he believes it to be wrong to slap his mother upside the head for doing something the GOVERNMENT says is wrong but in his heart he knows his mother was right he will be shot for disobeying an order and to be a senior officer it is a political appointment. Ever wonder why the top generals retire when an administration of the other party comes to power? I use the term mother losely because a son would be deployed in another part of the country but you catch my drift. Martial law would destroy us.

    • Joe H.

      Ted,
      We have people right now that are complaining about having to kill the enemy. Do you honestly think the military is going to obey an unlawful order to fire on its own citizens? The only way that will happen is if we fire on them first and I sure as hell aren’t going to do that!!!!

  • http://www.dentalquote.info Keenan Wisniowski

    I am wanting to determine if dental insurance for me is really worth the cost. Well, it’s not the same as medical insurance, where you may have a catastrophic injury or illness, and have to go to the hospital for an extended period of time. What’s the worst thing, financially, that can happen to your teeth? And whatever that is, I’m sure your dental insurance is set up to not pay for that, at least not all of it. What’s wrong with this picture?

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