Very well-said, Clancy. I just wish that more of the mainstream media would have spoken up sooner and louder before Jindal and his machinations had utterly destroyed this state. I am praying that JBE and his COA, Jay Dardenne will be able to at least get us out of the hole we are in.
If we, the voters, elect David Vitter as our next governor, we will continue to be the biggest laughingstock of the US!
Anyway you look at it, David Vitter is a cowardly, lying, sleazy politician!
Yes. John Bel Edwards will beat David Vitter! State employees, retirees, teachers, & public school supporters, among others, will see to it. Edwards is the anti-jindal & the specter of Jindal & the probable continuation of the GOPs stranglehold of Norquistian trickle down economics on the people of Louisiana is the real bogey-man in this race. Louisiana voters know David Vitter's name, but they do not like him. There are plenty of sleazy stories about Vitter's brothel-hopping & accounts, if not video, of violent meltdowns when he is contradicted. Come on people, vote for the guy NOT wearing a diaper. We need adults only to clean up this mess.
When abuse occurs against a particular group, whether they are gays, nerds, foreigners, Muslims, or any group, & the abuse is institutionalized in the community as the authorities always side with or ignore the abusers, then these special laws against hate most certainly ARE needed. As a school teacher over the past 25 years, I have been heartened to have seen a vast improvement in the development of attitudes of tolerance among most students today. But reciprocally, I also see a disturbing increase in the level of the meanness, cruelty, violence, & relentlessness of bullies which may include individual students, groups of students, parents, & otther adults or even authorities & it is NOT just directed against gay kids. Everyone knows that there continues to be a severe problem with bullying in many schools & the streets. There is something deeply wrong with our society if we are too mired in political agendas to protect our own children from something this hateful. Hate is NOT a Family Value.
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