A Strengthened Resolve

May 4, 2008

As I watched the results come in in the sixth congressional race, I had very reservations that Woody Jenkins would win this race. I knew that voter turn out would be low, that the Chappaquiddick liberals were targeting the Baton Rouge district with their silver spoon wealth, and that they had confidence that they could steal this seat and bolster their power in Washington with Don Cazayoux’s oath of allegiance. Then again, so did Gilda Reed and she faired not much better than previous Democrats.

I have to admit that I was rather lackadaisical concerning this race, pretty much from the start. It’s a seat that’s been eternally held by the Republicans and I had plenty of work to do, and besides, Don Cazayoux is a dweeb who could go for another wedgie, so what if I was derelict in my duties? So what if I was derelict in my duties to tell people that Don Cazayoux might be pro-gun, but that he’d only empower the anti gun movement. That Don Cazayoux would treat the little guy at the Capital like dirt, that he loves to raise taxes. Why else would the ultra socialist society be so anxious to see this dweeb win?

I suppose most of Baton Rouge’s Republicans felt much the same way that I did, which would explain Cazayoux’s victory, but at least I voted. It seems irrational to me to expect the Democrats to retain this seat so why dump so much money into this race for a seat that would be held for a mere six months? The best I can figure out is for propaganda purposes, which should start tomorrow morning on the political shows. The Democrats have every intentions of running around and telling everybody of this victory in order to win over the bandwagon voter. They want enough power in Washington to pass every tax conceivable, to limit personal freedoms far beyond the over reaching hand the federal government now welds, and to be weak against our enemies, and forceful with our allies. What they won’t tell you is that the Democrats have been targeting this district for the past couple of years, planning to unseat Richard Baker with an extremist liberal even before they knew Baker wouldn’t run for re-election. What they won’t tell you is that this was a special election with an extremely low turn out. What they won’t tell you is that Don Cazayoux ran as a very conservative Democrat hiding his liberal agenda from the mainstream.

It should come as no shock to the average Baton Rouge voter that Don Cazayoux is now planning to endorse Barack Obama, because in a conservative Democrat, you get an endorsement of the extreme left wing instead of endorsements of more moderate John McCain. But what you won’t get from Don Cazayoux, you’ll get from me.

When I stepped out of the building where I watched the poll results come in, I had a new sense of resolve. I refuse to be lackadaisical again. I will not sit by and watch Don Cazayoux and Charlie Melancon cast liberal vote time and time again, then come back here and tell everybody how conservative they are, and then get away with it. My resolve has been reinvigorated.

It’s been no secret that I by no means am a fan of John McCain and that I’d rather concede the Whitehouse to the Democrats than to vote for John McCain. Even with all the liberal extremism and racism coming from Obama, I was still just a mere fence sitter. I couldn’t think of a better Republican that should lose to a Democrat than John McCain. But by the same token, we, as conservatives also have a duty to the cause of freedom, to protect it to the best of our ability. That a refusal to compromise our values is a good thing, but to demand the perfect – even to the extent of being an enemy of the good, is to side with despotism.

There is no rest for the wicked, and as such, those of us who love freedom must be just equally as indefatigable. With Don Tax You winning tonight in the 6th congressional, I have now decided to work feverishly for John McCain, and just as determined to retire Charlie Melancon and Don Tax You. You can count me in for John McCain, no matter how much it pains me. It pains me more to see an entire party that accepts a man as their nominee who has shown more ill will towards this country than he has shown love of it as their party nomination. One has to wonder what’s wrong with their heads when they endorse the guy after all this anti America sentiment emanated from Barack’s campaign. You know, if Kim Jong Il wanted to run for President of the United States, who would dare question his patriotism?

GOP chairman Villere ought to send a thank you note over to Don Cazayoux, I’m sure I’m not the only Louisiana Republican who was handed a wake up call tonight.


5 comments
Chaddo
Chaddo

Interesting post. For my part, I am firm in my belief that things are going to get worse before they get better. My resolve is stronger too, but my resolve is aimed at straightening things out within our own ranks. I have no interest in replacing Charlie Melancon with a Republican who leans left. I intend to turn my guns on Republicans until they stand for what's right again. Otherwise, there's no point.

Len
Len

You're absolutely right. We've still got a Senate election and a Presidential election to win this fall, and I won't be caught dead riding the pine for as long as I was in this one. On top of that, I intend to hold Cazayoux's feet to the fire, and point out every time he fails to live up to his self styled "Conservative Democrat" label.

cup of joe
cup of joe

The republicans missed a golden opportunity by not voting for Laurinda Calongne in the first primary. I had the pleasure of meeting her at the beginning of the race and finding out her interest was the heart of the people of Louisiana and not the heart of a making a name for herself or playing politics. Woody Jenkins was not going to win this election, but hard-headed republicans allowed Woody to woo them. I blame the local republican party along with the pundits for not supporting the only viable republican candidate that was in the race - Calongne. Calongne had no skeletons in her closet. She was a zero-expenditure lobbyist who worked hard for Louisiana by going to Washington and bringing home millions of grant dollars into the coffers of Louisiana. But the media spinners tried to use the lobbyist against her - it backfired on them because they lost this election for the republicans. Real genuises - NOT! Calongne started her business because Governor Bobby Jindal told her years ago that someone needed to go to Washington to tap into the grant dollars that would help Louisiana. She did that and started Robert Rose Consulting, named after her grandparents. She did not work to make a name for herself, but to help the people and organizations that needed funding. What part of voting for someone who is not a politician did you not understand?

GM Roper
GM Roper

Avman Maybe,if we are lucky, this will wake a few conservatives up. But I'm not going to hold my breath!

4unionparish
4unionparish

Jeff, this would seem to be a clear picture of what conservatives can expect if they "protest" vote in the Presidential election. Hmmmmm. Got any McCain, bumper stickers?

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