The Louisiana Democrats Have Just Proven They’re A Criminal Syndicate Masquerading As A Political Party

They just endorsed a man who spent eight years in federal prison on public corruption charges…for Congress.

Their position is that it’s acceptable to send known criminals…to CONGRESS.

The press release…

The Democratic State Central Committee of Louisiana has voted to endorse former Gov. Edwin Edwards in the 6th Congressional District race.

“Our governing body has voted overwhelmingly to endorse Governor Edwin Edwards in his bid to represent the Sixth Congressional District of Louisiana,” said Louisiana Democratic Party Chair Karen Carter Peterson. “We are proud to feature a slate of candidates that represents the Louisiana Democratic Party’s illustrious past and our proven present. We encourage voters to check their registration before the deadline on October 6 to ensure they are ready to ‘geaux’ vote this fall for the strong Democratic candidates running in races from school board to Congress.”

“I am pleased to have this and other endorsements from groups that are helping people who have an interest in promoting a better life for our nation and the district,” said Gov. Edwin Edwards. “I appreciate the vote of everyone because I am going to serve everyone.”

“The Sixth Congressional District is more challenging terrain for Democratic candidates since it was redrawn in 2011,” said Louisiana Democratic Party Vice Chair Shane Riddle. “However, with the outpouring of support that Governor Edwards has received, contrasted with the cluttered Republican field, Democrats see a path to victory. I am impressed with the team and the energy coming from Team Edwards — and I have often been told to never count out Edwin Edwards.”

Karen Carter Peterson endorses criminality. So does Shane Riddle.

If you endorse criminality, does that not signal your own criminality?

We don’t expect an answer from the Louisiana Democrat Party. The question is too uncomfortable.

The amazing thing about this is the Democrats know damn well Edwin Edwards can’t win that race. They know Bill Cassidy’s seat is not going to go Democrat this fall. “Cluttered Republican field” and so on, whoever is in the runoff with Edwards will wipe the floor with him. It doesn’t matter whether it’s Garret Graves, Paul Dietzel, Dan Claitor, Lenar Whitney or whoever – any of them would bury him in a head-to-head race.

They know Edwards can’t win, and there are other Democrats in the race. They have perfectly legitimate “outs” here; it’s not necessary to endorse Edwin Edwards and bring upon themselves the shame and ridicule inherent in such a decision. They’re doing it because they think Edwards can turn out the black vote in the 6th District and thus help Mary Landrieu in December. Plain and simple; they think Edwards can do it, and the Democrats in the race who are not coming off a stretch in federal prison on public corruption charges – Peter Williams and Richard Lieberman, by name – can’t.

So they’ll endorse a criminal in order to keep one of their candidates viable for another office. That he’s a criminal doesn’t bother them in the least. Wonder why that is.

We saw how Democrats governed this state for 100 years, and rampant criminality was the norm. And they’re still endorsing criminals. Maybe somebody can explain how this endorsement is legitimate politics and not at the very least a looking of the other way at public corruption, but we doubt it.

If there are any Democrats in this state who don’t support criminal conduct in public office, they ought to make a run at Peterson’s chairmanship of the Louisiana Democrat Party. Until that time, we’re going to call that a criminal syndicate disguised as a political party.

UPDATE: In case you’re interested in knowing who the people are who “overwhelmingly” voted to endorse a man who spent eight years in federal prison on public corruption charges for Congress, here is the roster of the Louisiana Democrat State Central Committee…

Tomy Acosta LaPlace LA
Nathaniel Adams Independence LA
John Agan Minden LA
Randall “Randy” Albin Walker LA
Aquicline Rener Arnold Jeanerette LA
Diana Bajoie New Orleans, LA
Jay Banks New Orleans LA
Regina Barrow Baton Rouge LA
Mozella Jeanetter Bell Campti LA
Charles Bennett Sulphur LA
Myra Bennett Sulphur LA
Lynncal T. Bering LaPlace LA
Wesley Bishop New Orleans LA
Donald Blum Metairie LA
Tonya Bolden-Ball Lafayette LA
Mary Bonier Chestnut LA
Valerie Broussard Boston Carencro LA
Elaine Boutte-Yost New Orleans LA
Leona Henry Boxie Sunset LA
Melba Braud St. Martinville LA
Alicia Walker Breaux Covington LA
Joseph Broussard New Orleans LA
Thai Browder Franklin LA
Carolyn Brown-Spiller Hammond LA
James Bullman Baton Rouge LA
Paeton Burkett Denham Springs LA
Elsie Burkhalter Slidell LA
Billye Burns West Monroe LA
Cassandra Butler Independence LA
Cynthia Sudduth Campisi Abbeville LA
Artis Cash Shreveport LA
d’Andrea McMooain Chatman Slidell LA
Charles Walter Cochran Rayville LA
Kieran Coleman Jennings LA
Dawn Collins Baton Rouge LA
Mary  E. Cooper Columbia LA
Joseph Cormier Lafayette LA
Johnny Cox Coushatta LA
Debbie Craighead Reserve LA
Bobby Culpepper Jonesboro LA
Anna Cunningham Morgan City LA
Denise Tauzin D’Amato Lafayette LA
Maggie Daniels New Iberia LA
David Darbone Lake Charles LA
Ronald Darby Abbeville LA
Elaine Davis Baker LA
Mr. Elbert Dawson Abbeville LA
Brandon DeCuir Baton Rouge LA
Patrick DeJean Marrero LA
Anthony Troy Dennis, Jr. Franklin LA
Reuben Detiege Kenner LA
Dirk Deville Ville Platte LA
Lisa Ray Diggs New Orleans LA
Karen Dillard Houma LA
Herbert Dixon Alexandria LA
Irma Muse Dixon New Orleans LA
Sally Donlon Lafayette LA
Danielle Duffourc Marrero LA
Leslie Dandridge Durham St. Joseph LA
Ericka Edwards-Jones New Orleans LA
Anthony Fazzio Lafayette LA
Larry Ferdinand Shreveport LA
Nancy Grandquist Fields Alexandria LA
Frank “Art” Flynn Lafayette LA
Randal Gaines Laplace LA
Mr. Romeo Garrison LA
Kyle Gautreau Gonzales LA
David Gereighty Metairie LA
Helen Godfrey-Smith Gilliam LA
Dianne Granger Rayne LA
Caina Green Baton Rouge LA
Kirk Green Baton Rouge LA
Kyle Green, Jr. Marrero LA
Ronald Griffing Benton LA
Maurice Griffith Lake Charles LA
Albert Guidry LaRose LA
Lynda Guidry Cecilia LA
Nell Guidry LaRose LA
Robert “Tiger” Hammond Ponchatoula LA
James Harlan Covington LA
Felicia Hawkins Prairieville LA
Gloria Williams Hearn Pineville LA
Cynthia Hedge-Morrell New Orleans LA
Reed Henderson St. Bernard LA
Carlo Hernandez Mandeville LA
Marshall Hevron New Orleans LA
Lionel Hicks Slidell LA
Dwan Hilferty Metairie LA
Malinda Hills-Holmes Kenner LA
Evia Hodge Lake Charles LA
Glenn Hollis Haynesville LA
Tara Hollis Haynesville LA
Dalton Honore Central LA
Fred Huenefeld Monroe LA
Marcus Hunter Monroe LA
Keith Hutchinson Metairie LA
Brett Jackson Baton Rouge LA
Katrina Jackson Monroe LA
Leslie Jackson Gonzales LA
Steve Jackson Shreveport LA
Edward “Ted” James Baton Rouge LA
Ben Jeffers Baton Rouge LA
Lee Jeter, Sr. Bossier City LA
Paul Johnson Harvey LA
Craig Jones Oakdale LA
Patricia Jones Oakdale LA
Willie Jones New Orleans LA
Oliver Joseph Donaldsonville LA
Stephen Juge Erwinville LA
Barbara Keller New Orleans LA
Frances Kelley Shreveport LA
Charles Kincade West Monroe LA
Mary Kincade West Monroe LA
Deborah Knapp Bossier City LA
Deborah Langhoff New Orleans LA
S.P. LaRussa Houma LA
Carol Leblanc Raceland LA
E. Lynn Lejeune Eunice LA
Davante Lewis Lake Charles LA
Marlon Lewis New Iberia LA
Maura Lewis Greenwell Springs LA
Armand Link Baton Rouge LA
Stanley Lott Pineville LA
Denise Marcelle Baton Rouge LA
Nolan Marshall New Orleans, LA
Mr. Haywood Martin Lafayette LA
Allison McClung Shreveport LA
Johnny McFerren Stonewall LA
Dan McKay Bunkie LA
Edwina Medearis Lake Charles LA
Arthur A. Morrell New Orleans LA
Joey Murray Destrehan LA
Barbara Norton Shreveport LA
Barbara O’Bear White Castle LA
Pattie Odom Minden LA
Brad Orman Franklinton LA
Larry Paige Natchez LA
Brenda “Ann” Palmer Lacombe LA
Jim Mack Parker Jackson LA
Della Perkins Covington LA
James Perry New Orleans LA
Karen Carter Peterson New Orleans LA
June Phillips Shreveport LA
Linda Guy Phillips Greensburg LA
Rawlston Phillips, Jr. Port Allen LA
Linda Pitchford Bossier City LA
Erin Powell Mandeville LA
Elizabeth Powers Baton Rouge LA
Sharlayne Jackson Prevost Marrero LA
James Proctor Crowley LA
Gilda Reed Metairie LA
Morris Reed, Jr. New Orleans LA
Evanette Richards Lafayette LA
Gregory Richardson Columbia LA
Shane Riddle Abbeville LA
Mrs. Patsy Ritchie Franklinton LA
Ronald Rodgers Baton Rouge LA
Nora Romano Marrero LA
Chris Roy, Sr. Alexandria LA
Gloria Ruffin Many LA
Ardith Sanders Ethel LA
Jerrelda Drummer Sanders New Orleans LA
Juanita Carter Sanford Zachary LA
Roger Sanford Zachary LA
Jane Scheuermann Baton Rouge LA
Perry Segura New Iberia LA
Robin Shelbia Baton Rouge LA
Janice Simmons Jonnesboro LA
Brenda Hensley Smith Monroe LA
Patricia Haynes Smith Baton Rouge LA
Rudy Smith Gretna LA
T.J. Smith, Jr. Pearl River LA
Judy Songy Laplace LA
Edward Songy, Jr. Plaquemine LA
Karen St. Germain Pierre Part LA
Nita Steele Shreveport LA
Marshall Thibodeaux Eunice LA
Torrie Thibodeaux Jennings LA
Wayne Thibodeaux Gray LA
Ronnie Traylor Monroe LA
Linda Jenkins Turner Monroe LA
Alan Tusa Abita Springs LA
Danny Uriegas Cankton LA
Jennifer Vidrine Ville Platte LA
Mary Wardsworth Alexandria LA
Frederic Washington Shreveport LA
Kelly Wells Hammond LA
Alfred Williams Baton Rouge LA
Arlanda Williams Houma LA
Clarence Williams Houma LA
Cynthia Williams Mansfield LA
Frankie Handy Williams DeRidder LA
Robert Wilson Lawtell LA
Ronnie Wilson Denham Springs LA
Dollie Wright New Roads LA

UPDATE: We would be remiss in not giving attribution to the genesis of the characterization of the Democrat Party as a criminal organization. That came from a wonderfully-entertaining 2009 National Review piece written by Michael Walsh, under the nom de plume David Kahane, containing this now-legendary passage…

In other words, stop thinking of the Democratic Party as merely a political party, because it’s much more than that. We’re not just the party of slavery, segregation, secularism, and sedition. Not just the party of Aaron Burr, Boss Tweed, Richard J. Croker, Bull Connor, Chris Dodd, Richard Daley, Bill Ayers, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, and Emperor Barack Hussein Obama II. Not just the party of Kendall “Agent 202” Myers, the State Department official recruited as a Cuban spy along with his wife during the Carter administration. Rather, think of the Democratic Party as what it really is: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party.

We’re using the word syndicate, because here in Louisiana Democrat corruption and mafia-style organized crime have gone together like red beans and rice since Sherman was LSU’s president. But it’s the same thing. The open endorsement of Edwin Edwards, which is so noxious that it’s even too much for Bob Mann to stomach, surely proves Walsh’s designation to all but the most slavish devotees of the Old School in Louisiana politics.

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