Low Popahirum, October 28, 2014

NATIONAL

“Klain started his new job on Wednesday of last week. We saw the results of his politics-first, policy-second strategy over the weekend.” – Jon Gabriel/Ricochet

“The continuing carnival of the absurd with respect to nurse Kaci Hickox has continued today as Morning Joe reports (no video or other confirmation yet) that Hickox has announced that she will not abide by quarantine protocols upon her return to Maine, where she lives. Most of the media over the last 24 hours has focused on the predictable yet infuriating question of whether Chris Christie will apologize to Hickox for placing her in enforced quarantine.” – RedState

“A top Republican congressman claims the Obama administration is exploring plans to bring non-U.S. citizens infected with Ebola to the United States for treatment.” – Fox News 

But the facts apparently do not matter to each of these groups. They seem to be willing to do whatever it takes, no matter how despicable, to turn out African Americans in a midterm-election year, given the historical pattern that Democrats have struggled in midterms to inspire their voters to show up at the polls. The electoral demographics indicate that, in the face of tough odds, black voters are vital to the Democratic party.” – Ellen Carmichael/National Review

Nothing can kill feminism because it isn’t alive or dead. It’s like some sort of zombie corpse, lurching across the hillside, groaning and growling as it slowly devours itself. An undead, soulless abomination. A vacuous nothing. A walking plague, serving no purpose, muttering gibberish, and existing only for its own sake.” – Matt Walsh/The Blaze

“Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), says it’s ‘un-American’ for President Barack Obama to consider implementing an executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens across the country.” – Breitbart

“Here and there Republican candidates in high-profile races have made defense of American workers important themes of their campaigns. Tom Cotton and Scott Brown come to mind, but there are others. Still, the coming election will probably not be what it could have been, had Republicans consistently nationalized the immigration issue.” – Power Line

“Asked if he was satisfied with the support he’s received from national Republicans, Walker indicated he hopes to get more backup from the Republican Governors Association. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who chairs the RGA, is coming to campaign for Walker this week — but the Wisconsin Republican said he’s ‘not looking for surrogates.’” – POLITICO

Harry Reid’s caucus is running from him on the campaign trail, but that doesn’t mean a revolt is in the works — yet.” – Roll Call

“To put it bluntly, we in the West are now living in a cognitive pseudo-world of contrafactual beliefs and specious assertions of Orwellian dimensions, prompted by ignorance, the denaturing of language and the marasmus of mind — a world in which everyone is regarded as equal but some are less equal than others. Truth-tellers are less equal than professional liars, white people are less equal than colored people, men are less equal than women, Christians and Jews are less equal than Muslims, capitalists are less equal than socialists, nationals are less equal than immigrants, in particular Muslim immigrants — the list goes on. What is happening is truly astonishing and almost impossible to believe, for what we are experiencing is a cultural pathology on a global scale, a spreading and apparently unstoppable plague of sociopolitical ebola willingly contracted.” – David Solway/PJ Media

LOUISIANA

“This season, the Tigers have regressed into the kind of old-school football that feels thrillingly illicit: Through their first nine games under a “developing” (hey, I’m trying to be charitable here) quarterback named Anthony Jennings, the Tigers have run the ball on two-thirds of their offensive plays. They are 113th in the country in pass attempts, and 2nd in the country in rushing attempts; on Saturday, facing an Ole Miss defense that had allowed fewer than a hundred yards per game, LSU frequently lined up the near-extinct I-formation and ran for 264, led by increasingly formidable freshman back Leonard Fournette.” – Rolling Stone

“[The president] is not what I set my thermometer to. I keep my eyes on the people of Louisiana. I’m not going to blame anyone but myself if I lose,’ Landrieu said.” – NOLA.com

“A politician who is not on the ballot and a candidate who didn’t show up added zest to a U.S. Senate campaign debate in New Orleans on Wednesday night between incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu and tea-party Republican Rob Maness.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“During a debate Monday evening, incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu would not say whether she would support Mr. Reid’s leadership bid in the next Congress.” – Washington Times

“Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be campaigning for embattled U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu at an event billed as “Moms and Grams with Mary” in New Orleans this Saturday (Nov. 1).” – NOLA.com

“With enthusiasm and vigor that belie his 87 years, Edwards is running for Congress in south Louisiana in what would be his second political resurrection.” – Shreveport Times

“An investment fund headed by Shaw Group founder Jim Bernhard is looking to raise $750 million to invest in energy services companies, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. BCP Energy Services Fund LP’s filing with the SEC is Bernhard Capital Partners’ first investment fund.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

“There are 14 proposed constitutional amendments on Louisiana’s November ballot, which means there are more ‘yes or no’ questions than there are federal elections listed. If that strikes you as excessive, you’re not alone and you’re absolutely justified in thinking so.” – NOLA.com

“For all the colorful culture in New Orleans, it’s mainly a black and white city when it comes to its racial composition.” – WWL-TV

LSU was fined $5,000 on Monday by the Southeastern Conference for fans rushing the field after Saturday’s upset win over then-No. 3 Ole Miss. This was LSU’s first violation of the policy, which bans fans from entering the competition area, since it went into effect in 2004.” – Baton Rouge Advocate

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