The Louisiana Democrats’ Tuesday Twitter War Against Jindal

This is a bit like a Friday afternoon, and most of you are bolting for the 4th of July vacation, so I’m not going to do a big thing on the state Democrat party’s Twitter campaign attacking all the “horrendous” cuts to state colleges that “Bobby Jindal” is making.

They’re doing it.

A taste of what “calling out” Jindal looks like…

 

 

 

You get the idea. Of course, what they’re using for a baseline to come up with these “draconian” cuts is 2008. If you saw our piece yesterday on how per capita state government spending in Louisiana rose by 64 percent, which was second in the country, between 2000 and 2010, you would have seen this graph… So they’re using as a baseline FY 2008, when the state was flush with Katrina recovery dollars, $147 oil and the hideous Stelly taxes which contributed to running off Louisiana’s businesses, to demonstrate these “horrendous” budget cuts. In 2008, Louisiana had a $30 billion state budget – a figure so outrageously bloated and so thoroughly unsustainable that no responsible individual could possibly consider it to be a representation of what the proper state expenditures ought to be. We have $2 billion less in state taxes to spend, the people demanded and got the Stelly taxes repealed and those expenditures are coming out of the stratosphere. The interesting thing is that the majority of the House and one suspects the Senate as well (it’s hard to gauge, since the Senate does what its version of Tony Soprano John Alario demands it to do) was with the people of Louisiana in demanding even more cuts than Jindal wanted.

Which doesn’t matter to Stephen Handwerk, the party hack and Barney Frank fan (Handwerk is a National Co-Chair of the National Stonewall Democrats Political Action Committee, which is for all intents and purposes Frank’s PAC since he founded it and their big award is named for him) who serves as the communications director for the state Democrat Party. Handwerk decided to shamelessly pander to the colleges who have seen their funding come down to earth from the orgy of four years ago today by attacking Jindal. Why? Because Jindal might end up getting to be Mitt Romney’s VP nominee. Forget about the fact that the state legislature’s Democrats voted in favor of Jindal’s budgets, when the alternative was even more stringent cuts. John Schroeder and Brett Geymann aren’t up for a VP nomination, and they distract from the narrative.

So it’s about Jindal. And we get this kind of stuff…  

 

 

  And of course, this kind of stuff was sure to rile up some of the moonbats…

 

And one of these Twittergasms wouldn’t be complete without a certain moonbat attempting to silence people he disagrees with…

The Loch Ness Monster meme is one we didn’t do much with, because all the proliferators of that story could substantiate was one tiny school in Lake Charles which used the legend as an example of a potential hole in evolution theory. It’s a major straw man argument designed to mask the fact that the Left’s beloved Louisiana public schools place in the bottom five nationally.

In any event, once Handwerk got going we decided we’d dip a foot in. And it turns out the water’s fine…

The response…

We also asked this…

And Handwerk confirmed…

And so it began…

Handwerk then offered up a YouTube of Vic Stelly’s appearance at the Baton Rouge Press Club in which he set to whining about the budget cuts brought on by the repeal, he says, of his tax hikes…

We weren’t very impressed by that and offered up these two notes…

 

 

This was the response, the inaccuracy of which would require an entire post in itself to unpack…

Going through all that in a post would kill the 4th of July holiday. Doing it on Twitter is impossible. So we moved on to the subject we originally brought up – namely, the Democrats’ candidate drought…

And while we were putting that one together, this came across regarding the 64 percent increase in state per capita spending from 2000-10…

We responded thusly…

…and then were scolded…

To which we responded…

The response was the @LaDemos version of “Bush did it”…

 

…and we were more than happy to give that one back…

Handwerk didn’t quite register what was going on – or maybe they’re really THAT desperate. But before he could say anything, some of his people jumped in and thought that was great…

 

Handwerk retweeted this. And we addressed it…

But there was more excitement in the donkey camp…

 

And here was our comeback to that…

Finally, Handwerk had something to say…

 

And that was good for this…

Handwerk didn’t like the reference to their lack of electoral success…

 

Seems he forgot about Lafayette, which is where he lives…

That might have stung a bit…

 

We got in a little more…

They call this crawfishin’…

 

Our response…

 

No response to that. This, instead…

Remember that tweet; we’ll get back to that in a minute. Meanwhile…

 

Apparently, he’ll take whatever he can get…

We needed to add a little extra for the seasoning…

 

All the while this was going on, Handwerk was spamming the #tweetthecuts hashtag with fresh examples of how the budget has been cut from its all-time highs.

Until all of a sudden, it stopped.

And then we got this in our inbox…

He might have received permission to resume Twitterspamming about how we’re not partying like it’s 2008 anymore; we didn’t go back and look.

But the takeaway from this is that the Executive Director of the state Democrat Party is now on record pining for Vic Stelly as the party’s candidate of choice for some office – someone should approach Stelly and ask as to his interest in running for some office under the Dem standard in this fall’s election cycle. That executive director also wasted his allotted amount of tweets by repetitively whining about budget cutshe blames on Jindal when but for the governor those cuts would have been worse and was promptly put in time out by that site’s management.

And if that isn’t a metaphor for the state’s Democrats in real life, nothing is.



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