Â UPDATE BELOWÂ (Louisiana back in the national news for all the wrong reasons)
When the Democrats chose to take early writings by Bobby Jindal and distort them into a Democrat attack ad for malicious purposes, it did not matter what those writings were. It did not matter that Bobby Jindal was running for Governor, no more than it did that Jindal wrote these papers while attending college.
What matters most is that the Democrat Party of Louisiana LIED.
Account after account of clergy actually reading the youthful papers gave similar response. The Democrat ad was wrong and the writings were not at all offensive. When political scientists examined the papers and compared them to the ad put out by the Democrats, the analysis was the same. The Democrats took words and phrases out of context and distorted the meanings put forth in the whole statement. When a statement by anyone, starts with a lie, contains a lie, or ends in a lie, the whole statement is a lie.
It is very obvious that the Democrat ad has no credibility and is simply an immoral attack, targeted on a specific population in Louisiana, the Protestant Bible Belt, for the sole purpose to disparage the character of a good and decent man. Had their message been as grievous as they made claim, the ad would have run statewide and would still be running today, but like an inept terrorist, Whittington’s bomb blew up in his face.
Whether Bobby Jindal is Catholic or Protestant is not the issue. What trials Jindal experienced while coming to Jesus and his selection of a particular denomination is not the issue. Whether anyone was insulted by Jindal’s college writings is not the issue, either.
The issue is that the Democrat Party, so desperate to hang on to power despite their overwhelming failures, would be willing to further deceive the public at any cost to maintain that undeserved power. The issue is that the Democrat Party leaders have overtly LIED to the voters and lack the necessary decency to make right a most far reaching mistake.
All across the state public leaders, both Republican and Democrats, have called for the ad to be pulled and expressed their disgust for such a despicable display.
“I am proud to be a Democrat, but I am disgusted by the Louisiana Democratic Party operatives’ recent attacks on Bobby Jindal’s Christian faith. Bobby has been one of the strongest defenders of family values and he has personally shared with me his commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ. That’s more important to me than any party label, and I am proud to stand with him.”
Ben Nevers (D)
“This is not the Democratic Party that I agreed to join years ago. Anyone that believes it’s a good idea to attack a man who is willing to share his Christian beliefs, is dead wrong. At a time when our state needs to come together, dirty campaign operatives are trying to divide us among religious lines. This attempt is despicable and I urge the Party’s elected leaders to join me in denouncing this ad immediately.
Randy Country Seal (D)
Washington Parish Assessor
President of the Louisiana Assessors Association
I have had the privilege of hearing Bobby’s Christian testimony first hand in my own parish, which makes these attacks by the Democratic Party’s paid operatives inexcusable. As a Christian, I am personally offended by these tactics and the people of Louisiana should not accept this behavior. For the Democratic Party to alter Bobby’s Christian writings is a desperate attempt for political gain, and is a new low in Louisiana politics.”
Mike Grimmer (D)
Livingston Parish President
“As a registered Democrat, I have not always followed party lines in voting. This gubernatorial election will also see me crossing the line and voting for Bobby Jindal for Governor. To be honest, I am ashamed of the Democratic party after the ads, attempting to smear Bobby’s Christian faith, strong moral values, and character hit the air this week. I urge everyone to stop this king of low-down and shameful politicking by casting your vote for the most qualified and honest candidate in this campaign – Bobby Jindal.”
Jack Hammons (D)
Mayor of Winnsboro
“These attacks were specifically designed to create dissension between the citizens of northeastern Louisiana and southern Louisiana while attacking Bobby Jindal’s Christian beliefs. I am personally outraged that the state Democratic Party campaign operatives would stoop to an all-time new low and distort someone’s Christian beliefs for political gain. I’ve talked with hundreds of Democratic supporters in my district who believe these attacks do not represent the party they belong to. As a Christian and Louisianan first, I am hopeful my announced opponent, Democratic Representative Charles McDonald, will join me in calling for these attacks to stop immediately.”
Representative Mike Walsworth
West Monroe, LA
Unfortunately, not one Democrat Legislator from Northeast Louisiana is yet on record in denouncing this disgraceful attack.
UPDATE: For all the wrong reasons, Louisiana finds itself back in the National news, thanks to the morally bankrupt, State Democrat Committee. There could not be a better reason for Chairman Whittington to resign, despite some Republican leaders wanting him to stay right where he is. In an anonymous quote, one Republican operative said that, “Whittington is completely inept, and is doing more good for the Republicans than anyone else could possibly do.” This is certainly true, but weighing that indirect help against the embarassment to the entire state, makes Whittington a statewide liability and he should have resigned the day after the ad was first released. With the ultra liberal Washington Post now speaking out against the Louisiana Democrat Party, the only question that remains is “just how big of a 2×4 do Democrats need cracked across their heads to get them to wakeup to the dispicable nature of their Party Chairman?” With the unanswered calls to Democrats Charles McDonald, Francis Thompson, and Charles Jones to denounce this loathsome activity, it looks like a much bigger stick will be needed, one very likely to be used on election day.