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If Mary Landrieu loses, it’ll be due to policy differences — plus her state is full of racists and sexists

By Doug Powers  •  October 30, 2014 08:53 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu has the tone for a potential concession speech next week set in stone:

TODD: Why does President Obama have a hard time in Louisiana?

LANDRIEU: One of the main reasons is because his energy policies are really different than ours. I mean, we’re a pro-production state. We wanna drill almost anywhere. People believe that it’s an opportunity for Americans to become energy self-sufficient.

TODD: But if the Democratic party isn’t there, you say President Obama, Harry Reid isn’t there. He’s not there is he?

LANDRIEU: I’ve worked with four majority leaders. I”ve worked with Trent Lott, I’ve worked with Bill Frist, and I’ve gotten along with everybody and tried to get the job done for the state of Louisiana.

One of the reasons that the president’s so unpopular is because HE put the moratorium on off-shore drilling. remember? After Macondo. And our state was furious about that. Now he could have shut down the BP operations but he didn’t, he shut down the whole Gulf. When you shut down the whole gulf of Mexico it puts a lot of people here at risk and out of business. That’s number one.

I’ll be very very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader. It’s not always been a good place for women to present ourselves. It’s more of a conservative place. So we’ve had to work a little bit harder on that, but you know, the people trust me, I believe. Really they do. Trust me to do the right thing for the state.


As was mentioned in the interview, Landrieu’s even running for her political life from Harry Reid. Maybe Louisianans are unfairly biased against cowboy poetry, pomegranate trees and Koch brother delusions too.


In 2004, John Kerry received 820,299 votes in Louisiana. In 2008, Barack Obama won 780,981 votes in the state. If Landrieu’s correct, the drop from ’04 to ’08 exposes over 39,000 racist Democrats. Maybe she’s on to something!

**Written by Doug Powers

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