Louisiana voters oust indicted Rep. Jefferson

Louisiana voters oust indicted Rep. Jefferson

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In a year when national Republican fortunes took a turn for the worse, Louisiana delivered the GOP two seats in Congress in elections delayed by Hurricane Gustav.

Indicted Democratic U.S. Rep. William Jefferson was ousted Saturday from his New Orleans area district, while Republicans narrowly held on to the seat vacated by a retiring incumbent.

The wins followed Republicans’ reconquest of another House seat earlier this fall that had been lost to Democrats.

In the 2nd Congressional District, which includes most of New Orleans, Republican attorney Anh “Joseph” Cao won 50 percent of the vote to Jefferson’s 47 percent and will become the first Vietnamese-American in Congress. His only previous political experience was an unsuccessful 2007 bid for a seat in the state legislature.

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Louisiana voters oust indicted Rep. Jefferson

I don’t know if the people of New Orleans came to their senses or what, but it’s about time that a message was sent somewhere. Criminals do NOT belong in the House and Senate. And I don’t care what party they belong to, Dem, Repub, Indy, makes me NO difference. If a sitting Senator or Representative is indicted, they need to vindicate their name before being allowed to serve the public! If they can’t clear their good name and reputation, they need to be removed, poste haste, and an HONEST individual needs to be seated in their place!

Corruption was invented immediately after the word politics was injected into the vocabulary of man. Corruption has been the standard in Louisiana for years, not the exception, the standard. It’s about time the people of Louisiana held a politicians feet to the fire. William *Cold Cash* Jefferson wasn’t indicted on rumor or suspicion, he was indicted because he was caught in an FBI sting, he took marked cash. Most of that marked cash was recovered from his home freezer. Thus the moniker *Cold Cash*.

I have said many times, indictment doesn’t necessarily equate to conviction, reference the recent indictments of Dick Cheney and Alberto Gonzales here in Texas. They were brought up on phony charges by a very biased D.A. that has an axe to grind with every Republican in America.

William Jefferson was filmed taking the cash. There is little, if any wiggle room available to him now. Facts are facts and film doesn’t lie. Plus, there’s that little thing about the sting being conducted by the FBI itself. No one can say the FBI was targeting Jefferson because of his race or politics. Well, they can, but it won’t hold water. Jefferson is BUSTED! Adios, good riddance, I hope they throw the book at you!

Maybe there is a glimmer of hope for New Orleans. Maybe, with the ouster of William Jefferson, the people of New Orleans have given the rest of the nation a glimpse of their new direction. I hope so. It would be nice to see the people of New Orleans in total rebellion against the regime of *Chocolate* Ray Nagin and his band of crooks, incompetents and ne’er do wells next!

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8 Responses to Louisiana voters oust indicted Rep. Jefferson

  1. Thor says:

    Well, it appears they traded a Dem for a RINO. This man MIGHT be a positive influence on New Orleans, but after reading Michelle Malkin’s blog, I think not. It’s pretty much the same old same ol’. Hopefully, he will be HONEST!!!

  2. TexasFred says:

    Thor, anyone running under the *R* is quite likely a RINO, we know that, and yeah, the guy IS a RINO, but so far, no baggage other than his opinion on the Immigrant Dream Act and amnesty…

    I really don’t know what in the hell we can do about that opinion, especially from him, he’s a hyphenated American himself, of course he’s going to support the Amnesty thing.

    Republican attorney Anh “Joseph” Cao won 50 percent of the vote to Jefferson’s 47 percent and will become the first Vietnamese-American in Congress.

    And as T.R. said

    “There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all.

    This is just as true of the man who puts “native” before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance.”

  3. Thor says:

    It appears that TR’s statement holds no water in today’s society… 🙁

  4. TexasFred says:

    If TR were alive today he would be beating the living shit out of a lot of folks, that BIG STICK would get worn out!

    Ya know, maybe it’s time for us, as a nation, to return to those principles, if you’re not 100% American. you not American at all…

    And I don’t mean to judge this by color, race or place of birth, by God, if they are going to live here in the USA, enjoy our laws, our way of life and all that goes with it, they can either be AMERICANS or they can tote their asses back to whatever shit hole sand pile *stan* they crawled OUT of…

    And one other thing, come here, BE an American, don’t try to make US change into being YOU…

    If I wanted to be a goddamned raghead camel driver, I’d move to that part of the world! Or have stayed in that part of the world when I WAS there..

    Is a Louisville Slugger a *BIG STICK*?? 😐

  5. BobF says:

    When TR made his statement about hyphenated Americans, he was speaking to an Italian group who referred to themselves as Italian-Americans. Can you imagine a president today having the kahunas TR had when he said that to them?

    BTW, my grandfather was an Italian Immigrant who refused to teach his 6 children Italian. He said, “you’re an American and you will speak American”. But, when him and my grandmother argued, it was always in Italian. To this day neither my mother or he siblings know Italian but they can sure cook Italian.

  6. Longstreet says:

    You know, I’m thinking we’re gonna have to change the definition of RINO. I have concluded that it should be applied to conservatives instead of the moderate/liberals. I have reasoned that it certainly appears that the mainstream republicans are now the liberal/moderates, therefore, if I am correct, it is we, the conservatives, who are the real RINOs!
    Talk about convoluted!!!!

    I think I’ll go take some Tylenol and lie down for a while!

  7. Patrick Sperry says:

    I just hope that Jefferson gets hammered. But I have serious doubts that he will, he has connections.

  8. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    Maybe. I’m not sure I’d look for that consistency in the future.


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