Louisiana GOP Opposes Common Core


Press Release
For Immediate Release
Friday, February 27, 2015
Contact:
Ross Little, Jr.
Republican National Committeeman

For Immediate Release

 

Louisiana Republicans Oppose Common Core

 

LAFAYETTE-February 26, 2015 -Ross Little, Jr., Louisiana’s Republican National  Committeeman announced today that the LAGOP adopted a resolution calling for the Repeal of Common Core.  The resolution was adopted overwhelmingly on Saturday, February 21, at the first State Republican meeting of 2015.

 

The Resolution was sponsored by Little of Lafayette and co-Sponsored by State Rep. Lenar Whitney of Houma, both of whom serve on the Republican National Committee, together with several other members of the Louisiana Republican State Central Committee.

 

“We’ve been meeting with numerous legislators since September,” said Little, “and we are hopeful that the legislature will repeal Common Core in the upcoming legislative session. “

 

The Republican Resolution calls on legislators, BESE members and others to promote State and local control of public schools and to resist federal intrusion into education policymaking by a full repeal of the CCSSI.   The resolution asks that the repeal be made “by any and all means necessary, including action by the Louisiana Legislature, the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, the State Superintendent of Education, the Governor and any other officials.”

 

The resolution commended parents and activists in the state and across the nation  for reclaiming our heritage of citizen-directed government, supporting education choices for academic freedom and individual excellence in a free market model rather than a “one size fits all” approach to education that is being promoted in the CCSSI.

 

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George W. Bush endorsing David Vitter for Governor

Dear Fellow American,

It’s been many years since my business pursuits first brought me to Louisiana. As I worked with the hard-working people there, I came to have a quiet admiration for their values, their spirit, their grit and determination.

I felt the same way many years later after meeting David Vitter, and helping to see him elected to the United State Senate. I learned that David’s friendly, upbeat demeanor was matched by his firm convictions.

I am writing you today to ask for your support for my good friend David Vitter in his campaign to become Governor of Louisiana.

In the U.S. Senate, David has been an effective leader who has consistently fought for conservative values and the people of Louisiana. His voting record is solidly conservative.

David also knows how to get things done.

I have every confidence that David would be a superb Governor, and help take a state I love to great heights of achievement and progress.

Please help keep Louisiana on the right track. I’m personally asking you to join me in supporting David Vitter as he campaigns for Governor of Louisiana in 2015.

Sincerely,

George Bush

George Bush

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Scott Angelle and Common Core

QUESTIONS FOR CANDIDATES...... START WITH SCOTT ANGELLE - Greater New Orleans Tea Party (Metairie, LA) - Meetup

If you want to find someone that will continue the legacy of Bobby Jindal, you will find that person in Scott Angelle.  Jindal was an advocate of Common Core and was instrumental in the implementation while in a leadership position in the National Governors Association.  Scott Angelle was also instrumental in getting Common Core passed within the legislature.

While Scott Angelle, candidate for Governor, recently announced that he is opposed to “Common Core “……he said absolutely nothing about whether Louisiana kids should be required to take the PARCC test….OR be subjected to invasive data mining/sharing .

via QUESTIONS FOR CANDIDATES…… START WITH SCOTT ANGELLE – Greater New Orleans Tea Party (Metairie, LA) – Meetup.

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Buddy Caldwell and the Levee Board Lawsuit

On Feb. 13, U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown ruled in favor of dismissing a lawsuit filed over a year and a half ago on behalf of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority–East (SLFPA–E), a regional levee authority, by New Orleans-based law firm Jones, Swanson, Huddell & Garrison, that accused nearly 100 oil, pipeline and energy companies of contributing to coastal land loss.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell was vehemently in favor of this lawsuit and, in turn, hired outside counsel in an attempt to fan the flames of those in his political circle.  This has shown itself to be nothing more than another attempt by a liberal Democrat shrouded in Republican clothing of trying to use his political influences and gaining favors at the expense of the taxpayers in Louisiana.

A recent post in the Washington Examiner stated “the litigation contract brokered between SLFPA–E and Jones has been controversial from the beginning with many questioning the SLFPA–E’s legal standing to bring such a lawsuit and Louisiana Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell absorbing some of the criticism for signing off on SLFPA–E’s ability to hire outside counsel.”  The same piece states that Jones has a reputation going after “legacy lawsuits” against oil and gas interests and making million on such lawsuits.

It is apparent that Caldwell has nothing but personal interests involved in his decisions regarding these legacy lawsuits and has chosen to utilize his office in a manner inconsistent of that of a public servant and more of one that has committed malfeasance in office.

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Landry outraises Caldwell by nearly $750,000

The following was received in email format regarding fundraising goals that have been reached by the Landry campaign for Louisiana Attorney General.

Landry For Louisiana

Last week, we learned more about the Attorney General’s race.

As you may have seen in the news, I raised over $760,000 last year. My campaign ended 2014 with over $1 million in the bank.

My opponent, Mr. Caldwell, raised $39,000 in all of last year. He ended with only $300k in the bank after fundraising for several years.

Why? Because Louisiana citizens want an Attorney General who is ethical, honest, and truly conservative.

People are tired of politicians who have been in office a lifetime and only go with the political winds to stay in office.

I registered as a Republican at the age of 18 because I believe in our Party. I served in Congress because I wanted to stop Obama and Pelosi’s destructive policies. I am pro-life, pro-gun, pro-jobs, and anti-debt.

Mr. Caldwell was a lifelong Democrat who may have changed parties but has not changed who he really is. Last year, Caldwell endorsed Mary Landrieu for re-election. He is part of the old Buddy network in Louisiana. Watch this video to see how Caldwell spends our tax dollars to reward personal backers.

There is a real difference between Caldwell and me. And with this election being so critical for Louisiana, it is incredibly important that I earn your support.

I need your help if we are going to put a real Republican in the Attorney General’s chair. So I am asking for your help in three ways:

Today, please join other Republican leaders in pledging your support here.

Please call me at 337-313-4537 if you have information, an event you want me to attend, or if you have any questions.

And if you can support me financially as well, I will gladly accept your contribution here.
Whatever you do, please pledge your support today at http://www.landryforlouisiana.com/endorse.

Together we will continue to promote strong families, freedom, and economic opportunity in Louisiana.

Sincerely,
Jeff Landry
Your candidate for Attorney General
Member of Congress, 112th Congress

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THIS IS HOW OBAMA’S ADMINISTRATION LOOKS AT THE THREAT FROM ISIS

Marie Barf, err, Harf, says the way to defeat ISIS is more jobs. No, she really said just that. And this is the mindset of the children running foreign policy and the fight against terrorism in the Obama administration.

Read more: Theatre of the absurd: Marie Harf says root cause of ISIS is unemployment

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SCOTT WALKER AND THE COLLEGE DEGREE

In regards to the asinine debate taking place about Scott Walker’s lack of a college degree, I give you the following.  This woman is the poster child for liberal ignorance in Washington, DC.

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Congressman JOHN Fleming in Lafayette, LA

The information provided in this post was received from Ross Little, Louisiana Republican National Committeeman.

Rep. Fleming to be here Monday, March 9

Congressman John Fleming of Shreveport will be coming to Lafayette on Monday, March 9.  This is your opportunity to meet with him.

Mark your calendar.  He’ll be available in Lafayette for a meet and greet 5:00 pm-7:00 pm.  Details to follow soon.

Fleming was recently re-elected to Congress with 73% of the vote.

Congressman Fleming serves the 4th Congressional District, which includes Northwest Louisiana, but also includes considerable southern portions of Louisiana, including parts of St. Landry Parish.

Fleming, a Medical Doctor,  served six years in the Navy as a Medical Officer.

In Congress, Fleming is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee.

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David Vitter raises questions about attorney general nominee’s handling of money laundering case in New York

David Vitter raises questions about attorney general nominee's handling of money laundering case in New York | NOLA.com

Just like every other candidate that is nominated for administration posts by Obama, there is more smell the deeper you dig.  Same holds true to Lynch, the Attorney General nominee, who has significant questions to answer concerning her handling of a money laundering scheme involving Mexican drug cartels.  This woman does not deserve to be rushed through the process, by either party, without a thorough vetting process that is due for a post such as the Attorney General of the US.

“If Loretta Lynch and DOJ swept under the rug serious money laundering scheme involving Mexican drug cartels and terrorist organizations, we need to know a heck of a lot more about it,” Vitter said. “This is especially true since American citizens may be completely unaware that their identities — including names and social security numbers — were compromised in this fraud. A simple monetary fine is the equivalent of a slap on the wrist, and would cast serious doubt on Ms. Lynch’s capacity to serve as our top law enforcement official.”

via David Vitter raises questions about attorney general nominee’s handling of money laundering case in New York | NOLA.com.

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Landry outraises incumbent Caldwell in attorney general race

AP News : Landry outraises incumbent Caldwell in attorney general race

Caldwell’s report shows him raising $39,000 in 2014, ending the year with $302,000 in the bank.

Landry brought in more than $766,000 in donations for the same period. Coupled with a $392,000 personal loan, Landry reported having more than $1 million in his campaign account.

via AP News : Landry outraises incumbent Caldwell in attorney general race.

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Biden Gives Shout Out to ‘Old Butt Buddy’ in Iowa

“Neal Smith,” Biden said, “an old butt buddy. Are you here, Neal? Neal, I miss you man. I miss you.”

via Biden Gives Shout Out to ‘Old Butt Buddy’ in Iowa | The Weekly Standard.

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David Vitter takes on FEMA on behalf of victims of disaster

It’s a shame when a mistake made by the federal government almost a decade ago will haunt taxpayers who have done nothing fraudulent on their part.  It is refreshing to see at least one person in Washington stand up to the feds.  With the amount of waste that is created on a daily basis in Washington on other activities, the Obama administration needs to focus their attention elsewhere.  FEMA has become nothing more than another bureaucracy that has become a bullying arm of this administration.

“All these cases we’re talking about, are my definition, FEMA mistakes and FEMA screw-ups.  And then they’re trying to go after people, and again, in virtually every case.  This money is spent on legitimate purposes, so this means that people in a hole would have to borrow money in a desperate situation to try to come up with these dollars that FEMA is going after,” said Senator David Vitter.

Source: New Legislation Aims To Help Disaster Victims Avoid Repaying FEMA

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Real Leadership

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Despite the feeble and leadership-deficient President that we have here in the United States, Israel has Netanyahu who is not afraid to stand up against Islamic terrorism and use the allies that stand with Israel in Congress. In this video, he outlined the reasons for coming to America and addressing Congress next month.

Real leadership. Something we definitely lack.

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Jeff Landry for Attorney General

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Republicans have a critical election in Louisiana this year.

I am not talking about the Governor’s race – although that is important.  I am talking about our state’s next Attorney General.

Right now Louisiana has an Attorney General who spent nearly his entire lifetime as a Democrat and only became a Republican for the sole purpose of trying to hold onto his taxpayer-funded job.

He has been called out by news media across our state, including in an investigative report on WWL TV in New Orleans, for unethical practices like giving huge state contracts to his campaign contributors – paying them millions for work that could have been done by his office.

He attacked the oil and gas industry which employs thousands of our neighbors, and he continues to do so by supporting legacy lawsuits that cripple our vital energy lifeline. 

He told a national, liberal blog that Obamacare didn’t go far enough because there was not enough government control.

And our Attorney General, liberal Buddy Caldwell, endorsed Mary Landrieu for re-election last year.

Need I say more?

Simply put, we need a real Republican to serve as Attorney General of Louisiana.

Serving our nation in uniform, I received commendations for my eleven years of service in the Louisiana National Guard. I am an attorney who has worked across our state helping job creators grow Louisiana’s economy. Prior to law school at Loyola, I helped start and run a successful small business – employing people in our state.

I served as a Sheriff’s Deputy and as a Police Officer, in addition to being an attorney, so I understand law enforcement first hand.

Unlike almost everyone in my home Parish, I took a stand when I registered as a Republican at the age of 18.  I believed then, as I believe now, that our Party – the Republican Party – is the Party of freedom, families, conservative values, and economic opportunity.  I served as a Delegate to the Republican State Convention and served on the Platform Committee.  When I saw no one else stepping up, I re-established a Republican Parish Executive Committee.

When I saw the destructive policies coming from Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi – I decided it was time to step up and serve my nation once again.

I ran for Congress, won, and defended our values in the United States House of Representatives.

And although my old Congressional District did not survive redistricting when we lost a seat in our state, I proved that speaking out and fighting for what you believe could work in government.

I was named the 4th most conservative Member of the entire U.S. Congress. The national Washington Examiner newspaper called me “the only honest man in Washington” for standing up for our principles.

I fought the oil and gas moratorium that harmed Louisiana’s economy… and I sent the message which is still true today that DRILLING EQUALS JOBS. I truly opposed Obamacare.  And I proved I was a real fiscal conservative by saving hundreds of thousands of dollars from my office budget… and you know what I did… I returned it to the taxpayers.

I declined special Congressional healthcare and retirement benefits.  If you don’t get special benefits as a citizen, I don’t need them as an elected official.

Now I see a need, along with many other strong Republicans, for a new Attorney General here in Louisiana.

I hope you will join me in this campaign.  I need your support, I need your help, I need your vote, and I need your prayers.

Please learn more about my campaign at www.LandryForLouisiana.com.

Thousands of Louisiana citizens have already signed up to help – contributing financially to our effort and speaking to their friends about the need for change.

We need a real Republican to serve as Attorney General.  I hope you will stand with me.

Sincerely,

Jeff Landry
Former Member of Congress
Republican for Attorney General

 

 

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Sen. Rand Paul endorse Sen. David Vitter for Governor of Louisiana

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Sen. David Vitter has picked up a significant endorsement today in his bid to become the next Governor of Louisiana.  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has stated in an email sent out from Sen. Vitter’s office that he has endorsed Vitter in that race.  Wordage of the endorsement is as follows:

I am writing to you today to talk to you about my good friend and colleague, David Vitter. Ever since I joined David in the Senate, I have respected his dedication to fighting for the best interest of Louisianans. David and I immediately started working together on issues like balancing the budget, immigration and Auditing the Federal Reserve. We have worked together ever since to represent conservative values in the Senate.

I am honored to tell you that David has chosen to run for governor of the state of Louisiana in 2015. While I will miss his strong conservative voice in the Senate, I know that the people of Louisiana deserve a governor like David Vitter. He is the right choice for governor.

Throughout his time in the Senate, David Vitter has listened to the needs of the people of Louisiana and has been a strong advocate of Louisiana values. I know that he will continue to answer your needs as governor, and this is why I support him as a candidate for Governor of Louisiana.

As a stalwart supporter of limited government, states’ rights, and the taxpayer’s best interest, David Vitter will bring confidence, knowledge, and experience to the governor’s seat. He will advocate for the needs of the people of Louisiana, help the economy grow, and move the state into the future.

Thank you,
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Senator Rand Paul

Sen. Paul, himself seen as an early conservative frontrunner for the Republican nomination for President in 2016, brings a great deal of momentum to the Governor’

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Obama’s budget blows a huge hole in Louisiana’s own budget

As if the State of Louisiana did not have enough budgetary issues at hand, with Obama’s proposed budget, we as a state stand to lose millions of dollars in revenue from offshore oil rigs.

The Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act, or GOMESA, requires the federal government to distribute to Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, 37.5 percent of the money it collects from offshore oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.

Our Senator, David Vitter, said in a statement released on Monday:

“The President’s budget plan to funnel the Gulf states’ offshore energy revenue out of those states is incredibly insulting to Louisianians. In Louisiana, federal revenue from offshore energy activity goes directly to coastal restoration. Our coasts are the first line of defense to a hurricane or tropical storm; plus, they represent a critical part of our ecosystem. We’re losing large amounts of coastline every day, and funding our coastal restoration projects is incredibly important,” said Vitter.

The article from The Washington Post identifies the following information from the budget:

Funds will instead be directed to programs that offer broader natural resource, watershed, and conservation benefits for the entire Nation, help the Federal government fulfill its role of being a good neighbor to local communities, and support other national priorities.

Obama’s administration is yet again using money that has a specific intent and purpose in his grand scheme of “redistribution.”

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Report: Common Core ‘inappropriate’ for kindergarten

As a father of a child in second grade, I can attest to this quote.  My daughter is frightened of math and the stresses that it puts on her and has also mentioned that she feels like she’s failing and that we, as her parents, are “not proud” of her.  Our focus should be on letting kids be kids and tailor a learning curriculum around the age appropriateness of the child rather than some standardized teaching tool.

“What kids are losing is as detrimental as the stress being put on them,” she said. “They’re not ready. When you ask even an adult to do something they’re struggling with they think they’re inadequate. Kids are going to assume it’s their fault.”

via Report: Common Core ‘inappropriate’ for kindergarten.

Southern University invites Jeremiah Wright to Louisiana

After the absolute uproar over the prayer rally held last weekend that was sponsored by the American Family Radio and promoted by Gov. Bobby Jindal, will the radical left say anything about this?

During his 36 years as the Pastor of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois, Wright preached sermons filled with anti-white, anti-Jew and anti-American messages. He claimed that America’s "chickens" were coming home to roost after the 9/11 attacks. In a 2003 sermon, he thundered that the government "wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people."

Read more: Southern U. invites Obama’s Minister of Hate, Rev. Wright to Louisiana campus.

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Just exactly how out of touch is Barack Obama???

Obama should be concerned with the most sacred of places where life truly begins, which is in the womb, and should concern himself with the drilling of the abortion doctor.  This is exactly why our “President” is so out of touch.

This far northern region is known as “The Sacred Place Where Life Begins” to Alaska Native communities. The Refuge sustains the most diverse array of wildlife in the entire Arctic — home not only to the Porcupine caribou, but to polar bears, gray wolves, and muskoxen. Bird species from the Coastal Plain migrate to all 50 states of the country — meaning that no matter where you live, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is part of your landscape.

via President Obama Calls on Congress to Protect Arctic Refuge as Wilderness | The White House.

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Vitter Introduces Pro-Life Bills in Honor of “March for Life”

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“The annual March for Life is always an inspiration, and I’m proud to stand in defense of life with my family, folks from across Louisiana, and thousands of others from across the country,” Vitter said. “Together, we’re turning the tide toward respecting, protecting, and dignifying innocent human life.”

via Press Release | Press Releases | Newsroom | U.S. Senator David Vitter of Louisiana.

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Vitter to Call for Special Session to Tackle Budget Concerns if Elected Governor

“Governor Jindal should be doing this now. I’ll do it the minute I’m sworn in. We need to break out of this never-ending cycle of budget chaos and cuts to vital areas like higher ed,” Vitter said.

via Vitter to Call for Special Session to Tackle Budget Concerns if Elected Governor – MyArkLaMiss.com – KTVE NBC 10 – KARD FOX 14 – Your homepage for the latest News, Weather and Sports in the ArkLaMiss!.

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Landry Campaign Has Over $1 Million Cash-On-Hand

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 15, 2015
CONTACT: Millard Mule, 337-256-5832 or news@landryforlouisiana.com

As Louisiana’s next Attorney General Jeff Landry will bring honest, conservative leadership to the office

LAFAYETTE, LA – Former U.S. Representative, small businessman, and attorney Jeff Landry is announcing today that his campaign has more than $1 million in campaign cash-on-hand going into this election year.

The breakdown of this impressive fundraising haul will be available when the campaign files its disclosure report prior to the February 15 deadline.

“Despite donors being engaged in the very contested Congressional races last year – our campaign has received overwhelming support from Louisiana residents and businesses who want their families, freedoms, and the rule of law protected,” said campaign manager Millard Mule. “With just over 10 months until Election Day, our campaign is building the momentum and resources needed to be victorious.”

“I am humbled and grateful for this support,” said Landry, “Our campaign continues to build momentum. People realize we need honest, conservative leadership in the Attorney General’s office.”

Landry raised nearly $4 million in his previous campaigns for Congress.

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