By: Leon Puissegur
Just how can we demonstrate such an idea? Mainly because Senator Mary Landrieu says one thing but supports the opposite! Many will question this right away and say that all Senators do this, but we now have positive proof from several place that show Senator Mary Landrieu says she supports the oil and gas industry while sending campaign contributions to other Senators whom oppose the oil and gas industry, thus making her vote Null and Void! Now if you do not know where this money comes from, it comes from a Political Action Committee that Senator Mary Landrieu is named as the “affiliate”. This PAC is called JAZZ PAC and it sends contributions to other Senators such as but not limited to; Senators – Robert Menedez, New Jersey, Barbara Boxer, California, Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island, Bill Nelson, Florida, Patrick Leahy, Vermont, Dick Durban, Illinois, and Ben Cardin, Maryland just to name a few! These are all Senators supported by the JAZZ PAC of Senator Mary Landrieu and this clearly shows that even though she does vote for oil and gas industry, Senator Mary Landrieu gives funding to Senators whom oppose and vote Against her on the floor, thus making her vote not even worth the paper it takes to show it!
In an article posted by Jason Pye at – http://www.unitedliberty.org/articles/16001-la-senate-landrieus-pac-backs-anti-oil-democrats,
He shows very clearly that Senator Mary Landrieu has sent money to the campaigns of Senators who Vote Against what she votes for making her vote worth nothing at all! Check the following below out to see for yourself just how much of a LIAR and Weasel Senator Mary Landrieu is!
“Behind the scenes, however, Ms. Landrieu has been working just as hard to make sure she’s irrelevant. Through the auspices of JAZZ PAC, her leadership political action committee, she has from 2006 to 2012 contributed some $380,000 to re-elect some of the most ardent Senate opponents of the oil and gas industry. One result is a bloc of liberal members who easily cancel out Ms. Landrieu’s votes and guarantee the defeat of legislation designed to help Louisiana.
Ms. Landrieu has taken in more than $1 million in donations since 2004. Energy contributors include Marathon Oil, Murphy Oil, Sunoco, Coastal Land & Drilling, and lobby firms that do work for energy companies. Ms. Landrieu repays that support by funneling their money into the campaigns of members who routinely vote to undermine Louisiana oil and gas.
An example: In March 2012, Ms. Landrieu’s fellow Louisiana senator, Republican David Vitter, managed to get a vote on an amendment that would have implemented a 2008 offshore drilling plan to allow new oil and gas leases throughout the Outer Continental Shelf. Ms. Landrieu voted for the amendment.
But JAZZ PAC helped finance Democrats who defeated the Vitter amendment by 12 votes. Of the 48 Democrats who voted against Louisiana oil and gas that day, JAZZ PAC had contributed to 37 of them—more than $300,000 in total.”
This shows the disdain towards the people of Louisiana, the very people that she asks to vote for her! With the aforementioned facts shown, why on earth would anyone wish to vote for an individual who has placed her trust in the people of Louisiana only to betray them like a Traitor to the very state she is supposed to represent? Senator Mary Landrieu is like most of the Democrats, and some Republicans in Washington, D.C., they say one thing while doing another!
The good people of Louisiana have been taken for a ride by Senator Mary Landrieu and if the people of Louisiana do not wake up now to this fact, they will not just lose jobs, but their guns and all their rights because Senator Mary Landrieu cannot be trusted to do what is right for the people of Louisiana! How in the world can “WE THE PEOPLE” trust a Senator that says one thing and turns around to plunge a knife into the backs of those she says she supports?
The Fact that Senator Mary Landrieu has voted for Oil and Gas industry should not be taken as being really serious since once again in this article by Jason Pye, from December 26, 2013, way back in December, he states;
“Though Landrieu has cast occasional show votes in support of the Keystone XL pipeline, this behavior is a compete betrayal of Louisiana. Unfortunately, it has become routine for her to vote against the interests of Louisiana.
For example, in 2009, Landrieu voted for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who would later impose a moratorium on coastal drilling, causing many oil companies to leave the United States to leave the Gulf Coast to drill elsewhere.
And not only did Landrieu support Salazar, she fawned over him during a hearing over his confirmation.
“It truly in some ways is a dream come true for some of us to have a person of your caliber and integrity and pureness of heart to run an agency that — and department that is truly in need of extraordinary reform and a man who has in his heart the capacity and background to fight for the people whose resources these are, and for a long time, they’ve not been managed well in many ways,” Landrieu told Salazar in January 2009.
“[A]nd so it really is an extraordinary opportunity, and I want to tell you will have my vote, you will have my support,” she continued, “and I’ll do everything I can to help meet the vision, to help you with the vision that you’ve outlined, which I think is ambitious, but most certainly necessary.”
Just a couple months later, Landrieu told Salazar, “I don’t believe the president could have made a better choice if he had looked all over the world, seriously, for a person to lead this department, than you.”
As many as 12,000 Louisiana workers lost their jobs because of the off-shore drilling moratorium.
But don’t worry Louisiana voters, Landrieu had worked hard to keep Democrats hostile to the state’s flourishing oil and gas industry in office:
JAZZ PAC has given $10,000 to California’s Barbara Boxer, who in September railed on the Senate floor against approval of the Keystone pipeline. She’s given $15,000 to Rhode Island’s Sheldon Whitehouse, a fan of more oil and gas taxes.
She’s given $12,500 to New Jersey’s Robert Menendez, who sent a letter this March, signed by seven fellow Democrats, opposing any bipartisan effort to expand drilling. Of the eight signers, JAZZ PAC had contributed to seven. Florida’s Bill Nelson, Vermont’s Patrick Leahy, Illinois’s Dick Durbin, Maryland’s Ben Cardin : Name an anti-oil-and-gas Democrat, and JAZZ PAC has helped get him elected.”
Here once again it is clearly shown that although Senator Mary Landrieu seems to have voted for the Oil and Gas industries, she has made sure that her vote was VOID due to her campaign support of “anti-oil and gas” Senators! This alone should shock every person in Louisiana to make sure they never vote for such a person that has “Betrayed” her state in such a manner! This would be very much like an act of treason to the State of Louisiana and in 2014; we as a people have the right and vote to make sure we do not send this Traitor to Louisiana back to Washington, D.C.!