Not the weather, the weather is beautiful. What is getting hot is the general election in Louisiana. We have Dem governor John Bel Edwards being challenged by Republican businessman Eddie Rispone. Rispone wasn't my first choice, but he's the Republican in the race and I doubt I'll ever vote for a Democrat again.
Below is one of the ads going around. In the original ad, a Dem PAC drew direct parallels between candidate Rispone, President Trump and failed KKK leader David Duke. The ad is despicable. But, Governor Edwards has cover, correctly claiming that he did not run the ad. Still, anyone with two firing synapses knows that he was aware of the ad before it ran, and he certainly hasn't disavowed the message. Let's listen.
That's the Race Card, folks, and it is despicable. It's how the Democrats like to win elections, and I"m tired of it. In state and local elections, I used to sonsider the candidate over the party, because the Southern Democrats were by and large, more conservative than the northern and coastal wings of their party. But, ads like this taint my view of the Democrats to the point where I can no longer pull a lever for a Democrat at any level.
Early voting is upon us in Louisiana, and in a few minutes I am going to the poll and exercise my right and privilege. I won't be voting for any Democrat on any level. I'm tired of the race card.