Low Popahirum, September 10, 2014

LOUISIANA

Louisiana’s Democratic Party says it will have a strong get-out-the vote effort for the lone Democrat running for the congressional seat representing northeast Louisiana.” – AP

“That’s why it was so disappointing to learn that the state’s Democratic State Central Committee had overwhelmingly endorsed Edwards for Congress on Monday. In embracing Edwards’ campaign, the state’s Democrats endorsed someone who represents the worst of the state’s political history – a sorry legacy of corruption that has now sullied their party and finally persuaded me to change my party registration.” – Bob Mann

“By the standards the establishment media set in covering Todd Akin in 2012 and Christine O’Donnell in 2010, the new national face of the Democratic party should be an 87-year-old, crude, crass crook who sold snake oil to his state’s poor while leaving them impoverished. ” – Quin Hillyer/National Review

“A long, festering feud between New Orleans Criminal Clerk of Court Arthur Morrell and the mayor’s office just got more heated. Tuesday, Morrell announced his office no longer has the money or personnel to process bail bonds over night. He said as of this weekend, suspects booked into Orleans Parish Prison after 11 p.m. will have to wait until the next morning to post bond.” – WWL-TV

“Lawmakers are launching their latest effort to try to chip away at a $12 billion backlog of road and bridge repair and improvement work across Louisiana. An eight-member task force created by the Legislature meets Wednesday, seeking ideas for drumming up new transportation funding.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“Former Sen. John Breaux, D-La., said Tuesday (Sept. 9, 2014) that he and his partner Trent Lott are doing no lobbying for Gazprombank, the Russian bank hit with sanctions by the Obama administration over Russian intervention in Ukraine.” – NOLA.com

“Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is running a new TV ad that accuses her Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, of being soft on border security for opposing a fence on the Mexican border. The problem? Landrieu herself called the fence “dumb” in a speech on the Senate floor last year, when she expressed regret for her earlier vote in support of it.” – RealClear Politics

“Baton Rouge Metro Councilman Buddy Amoroso announced plans Monday to run for District 66 in the state House of Representatives, a seat now held by Rep. Hunter Greene. Greene, term-limited in the legislature, is running for Baton Rouge family court judge.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional district candidate Gary Landrieu is suing incumbent Cedric Richmond claiming he filed a “frivolous” lawsuit aimed at getting Landrieu knocked off the ballot. Landrieu is seeking more than $150,000 in damages in the suit, filed Tuesday (Sept. 10) in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.” – NOLA.com

“We’re still in the height of Mosquito season and our Parish has the most cases of West Nile! Despite Baton Rouge having the most aggressive spraying programs. DHH has already found 250 infected mosquitoes this year.” – NBC 33

NATIONAL

“The bill is coming due for ObamaCare and it’s a whopper. According to Medicare Care’s own actuaries U.S. health care spending is about to rocket.” – Fox News

Whether he likes it or not, President Barack Obama’s speech Wednesday night on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant threat is going to be known as his ‘Hey, we have a strategy now’ speech.” – POLITICO

“It’s not just him,” Todd said. “It’s actually impacting the entire party. We did some issue testing between you know, who handles which issues – Democrats, Republicans. We took out Obama. Republicans lead by 38 points on the issue of ensuring a strong defense. He’s on the precipice of doing Jimmy Carter-like damage to the Democratic brand on foreign policy.” – Breitbart

Maliki wasn’t the Prime Minister of Iraq. He was the Prime Minister of a Shiite Iraq. Obama isn’t the President of the United States. He’s trying to be the President of Black America, Gay America, Latino America, Asian America, Transgender America and a thousand other micro Americas.” – Sultan Knish

This is the logical outcome of voting for Barack Obama. The IRS under President Bush was not randomly targeting liberals and liberal interest groups for audits. The EPA was not out to shut down guitar companies for using trees from overseas. And the FDA was not banning food.” – Erick Erickson/RedState

“These two post-mortems, while different in their political implications, are not necessarily at odds. As the 2014 mid-term elections approach, the political situation resembles two dead men walking. Confidence in liberalism is foundering without any corresponding revival in support for conservatism.” – The Federalist

“Sometimes when an ideology comes ‘full fruit,’ and is seen for what it is in all of its ridiculousness, it may serve as a ‘smelling salt’ to revive us from a stupor made up of a mixture of idiocy and apathy.” – Unhyphenated America

“MetLife vows to fight the preliminary designation of the nation’s largest life insurer as ‘too big to fail.’ Good. Now the entire industry must buck this encroachment.” – Investors’ Business Daily

“Last week, Planned Parenthood announced its opposition to Republican proposals to make contraceptives available as over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.” – Legal Insurrection

“Former White House press secretary Jay Carney has landed at CNN. Carney will join the network as a political commentator starting Wednesday with President Barack Obama’s speech about the Islamic State.” – The Blaze

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