What in the World is Wrong with the East Baton Rouge GOP

Today, the East Baton Rouge GOP will announce their support of Buddy Caldwell in his run for re-election for Louisiana Attorney General.  In the response from Woody Jenkins, "we were impressed with his positions on substantive issues.”

 Photo source: Think Progress

Photo source: Think Progress

What substantive issues would that be, Mr. Jenkins?  Would it be Caldwell's support for government takeover of healthcare?  Caldwell even went so far as to say that “I trust the government more than insurance companies.”  Does this sound like someone with conservative values that Jenkins has referenced to in their endorsement?

 Photo source: WWL TV

Photo source: WWL TV

Also, Caldwell has lined the pockets of some of his donors with taxpayer money while working on the settlement following the BP disaster.  $38 million in fees have been paid to these donors, who are politically tied to Caldwell, which take a significant chunk out of the settlement being paid to the State of Louisiana.  Does this sound like someone who is ethically qualified for this office, Mr. Jenkins?

 Photo source: YouTube

Photo source: YouTube

Finally, the faux-Elvis who've serenaded the likes of Mary Landrieu during a recent Mardi Gras celebration in Washington, DC has been found in the company of noted liberal Democrats in the state during an election announcement.  Sen. Barbara Norton's announcement came with the likes of a photo op with our "conservative" Attorney General, according to Jenkins' determination of conservative.

 Photo source: KTBS

Photo source: KTBS

What is the real reason for this endorsement?  What is the parish GOP party really endorsing this RINO for?  Could this be a pay-for-play, for which Caldwell is notorious?  Only time will tell.

Posted on August 25, 2015 and filed under Jeff Landry, Louisiana.