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La. GOP bars independents from its party primaries

March 15th, 2009 . by TexasFred

La. GOP bars independents from its party primaries

SHREVEPORT — The question of whether to let independent voters into Louisiana’s Republican Party primaries turned out to be almost no question — the vote was 114-5 to solidify the party’s “no.”

“We knew it’d be pretty lopsided. We didn’t know it’d be that lopsided,” party chairman Roger Villere said afterward.

The Republican State Central Committee made a bylaw of what had been a policy that only party members may vote in the primaries. That means it now would require a two-thirds vote to open the U.S. House and Senate primaries to independents, rather than a simple majority.

Independents and third-party members can vote in Louisiana’s federal Democratic Party primaries.

Some Republicans say that sends independents into the Democratic primary, making it likely that the Democrats will have a more conservative nominee who is harder for a Republican to beat.

That argument didn’t make much impression on most of the delegates.

“I liken it to people in church,” said Lloyd Harsch of New Orleans. “When the Baptist church is electing a pastor, it doesn’t have Presbyterians, Methodists and Roman Catholics join in to say who they’d like as pastor of the Baptist church.”

The next such elections are in 2010, with House races and Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter’s run for a second term.

La. GOP bars independents from its party primaries

I am going to keep this short and to the point. The GOP/RNC is made up of the most STUPID bunch of individuals imaginable.

As long as the GOP/RNC continues to work in this manner, as long as they continue to be simply another version of the DNC, ie: Dem Lite, as long as the GOP/RNC continues to relegate Independent Conservative to the lower bowels of the party, this nation will continue to suffer through RINO administrations like that of George W. Bush, the administration that would have been had John McCain been elected and the one we have now, from Obama and Company, as they bleed this nation dry!

And some folks wonder WHY I won’t make a hard core pact and give my affiliation and loyalty to the Republicans…

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La. Gov. Jindal: 2012 presidential bid unlikely

December 10th, 2008 . by TexasFred

La. Gov. Jindal: 2012 presidential bid unlikely

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he’s not interested in a 2012 Republican presidential bid and will seek a second term as governor in 2011.

Jindal, who appeared at a news conference to back Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell, was asked if he was interested in being president.

“No,” he replied.

Jindal’s trip to Iowa last month fueled speculation that he was laying the groundwork for a presidential campaign, and he did not rule out changing his mind over the next few years.

Instead, he said Americans are weary after the longest, most expensive election cycle in U.S. history.

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La. Gov. Jindal: 2012 presidential bid unlikely

That is a huge disappointment. I really like Bobby Jindal. He’s a great guy and a great Governor. And if EVER there was a state in need of a great Governor, it’s Louisiana, well, Illinois too, but that’s another matter.

We’ll still hope, he can always change his mind, I won’t bear him ANY ill will regardless. Give em hell Bobby, Louisiana is much better off with you, and you are a young man, after another term as Governor you’ll be a prime property to run for the White House!

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