Hey Ya’ll Its Election Time

By Jeff Thomas

With qualifying over all the candidates are set for political races across the state.  Predictably, in the NOLA metro area, controversy erupted immediately.  Many other shocks and surprises emerged as contests became clear.  More importantly though, besides the gubernatorial election, this political cycle will usher in new leaders across the area as term limits have forced long time representatives to the sidelines.  Additionally, powerful but vulnerable officials are facing challengers while currently elected reps are facing off trying to capture a higher profile seat.  Louisiana politics is always great.

Jefferson Parish

“I’m the chief law enforcement officer of Jefferson Parish — I have to have some sort of integrity,” chided current Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto. Lopinto claims his primary challenger, John Fortunato sent emissaries to get Lopinto to influence the Causeway Commission and name Fortunato their police chief and in exchange Fortunato would not enter the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s race.  Fortunato denied all knowledge and indeed qualified to run against Lopinto.  Just last year in a low turnout election, Lopinto narrowly edged Fortunato 52-48 after Fortunato expressed support for disgraced parish president Mike Yenni.  But with the Governor’s election also on the ballot, Fortunato should be able to distance himself from that gaffe and could win against the sheriff who in his own words, does not have complete integrity.

As for the Governor John Bel Edwards, his chances to remain the only Democrat elected statewide are at best precarious.  Though neither Ralph Abraham nor Eddie Rispone are well known, Edwards has raised taxes and restored more government services – no-no’s for conservatives.  Outside money and a sudden viral surge in support for either of his opponents could spell doom for Edwards.  How women turnout and vote will likely determine this race.  

In New Orleans, three races are hot and could result in fireworks.  The Senate races in the Uptown and New Orleans East neighborhoods and the Gentilly and NOLA East state rep races will be hotly contested.  Long time uptown Senator Karen Carter Peterson faces challenges from community activist and businesswoman “Fox Rich” Richardson and Allen Borne Jr. Simultaneously, two state representatives collide as each seeks the powerful Senate seat in NOLA East, while an open state rep seat in Gentilly has a long list of familiar political names that are competing for votes.

Uptown

Carter-Peterson would have likely been unopposed – like Troy Carter, Gary Carter, Jimmy Harris – until revelations of a gambling addiction surfaced abruptly making one of the most powerful politicians in NOLA extraordinarily vulnerable.  Community activists, long angered over KCP’s role in the state takeover of NOLA public schools, believe the combination of the education issue, her now revealed personal issues and a strong woman option give them an opportunity to take down one of the most powerful women in the history of Louisiana politics. 

The East

Rep Dr. Joe Bouie and Rep John Bagneris qualified and now the former allies in the city’s delegation are opponents fighting for the Senate District 3 seat available since former Senator J.P. Morrell was termed out.  Morrell was one of the most effective legislators in recent memory and our city and state are better because of his service.  Bouie and Bagneris are both experienced legislators and voters will have   to decide whose resume and record best fits the needs of this most disparate district in the region.   

Reps Bouie’s and Bagneris’ decision to enter the senate race along with Jimmy Harris’ no contest senate win leaves three more open seats in NOLA.  The Gentilly and NOLA East districts house some of the wealthiest and engaged African American districts in the city and state.  The Gentilly race features Eugene Green, Matthew Willard, Ethan Ashley, Durrell Laurent and Noonie Man Batiste.  Even though Ashley has been elected to the Orleans Parish School Board, Eugene Green is the likely front runner in this race.  But snipping at his heels are Matt Willard of the politically prominent Willard family and newcomer Laurent.  This race likely appears headed for a runoff between Green and one of the young pups in the race.

Zulu Kings to Battle

Facing no opponent, Jimmy Harris is elevated to the senate and leaves a vacant house seat out east. Former Zulu king Adonis Expose squares off against Candace Newell, who was escorted into qualifying by another former Zulu king, Councilman Jay Banks.  Also, St. Aug product L. Jameel Shaheer, a former firefighter and Harold John have qualified.  Expose and Newell will probably have the backing of experienced camps and may face each other in a runoff.  Will blackface become an issue in this race?

Two candidates will vie for Bagneris’ old post.  Jason Hughes and Anthony Jackson, Jr each have some political experience and will go head to head to represent the east.  “I’m running to change the narrative about NOLA East, says Jackson Jr.  “Because of this narrative, businesses don’t want to locate in our district.”  If elected, the college senior will be the youngest person ever elected in the state of Louisiana.

Let the campaigns begin.

2 thoughts on “Hey Ya’ll Its Election Time

  • August 13, 2019 at 1:48 pm
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    Speaking voting? We recall several iconic elections, which portended worldly trends into 2019! Ignorance, Deceit and Stupidity are still “The Leading Candidates”! Not even The Economy can Trump ‘Dem, pun intended! Negroes still vote for imiginary candidates like Kira O! Any Questions? Pitiful!!!

    LBRC- A few of Several ongoing Missions?

    1. Non Common Info Exposure, because Ignorance is sinful!

    2. To have The Creator find us working in “The Harvest”, regardless the weather, criticisms or obstacles in our path. “Ways of Escape” are “Always” provided “us”! Our job is to “Take no thought for the morrow” aka Tomorrow, though the final end might just be there! We must “Work” until the end and “Prepare” incessantly, guided by “The Most High” who has already paved our path and lit our way! Grandma said- “Work like you’re going to live forever and Pray like you’re going to die tomorrow”! 

    3. Finally, a young person asked us this- “Does The Most High Kill or Murder”?

    a. The Commandments told us not to “Murder”! Murder is taking life irrationally without cause, Just or “Righteous” Reason! Who violates “The Golden Rule” aka “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”? Thievies steal, Murderers Murder, The Deceitful Deceive, False Witnesses Tell Lies on The Innocent and accuse “Falsely”, the Jealous and Envious envy, The “False Praisers” encourage evil and are syphocants to it, The Vicious are Savage and Vicious and on and on…! We just described 99.999% of humanity, not surprising considering what “Revelations” foretold! Think of nearly 8 Billion, yet only 144k? Years ago we thought, not a chance! In 2019? We’re there!!! Egregious Sin and “Deceivers” feel impunity? We’ll see, won’t we?

    b. As to Murder vs Killing? Christ was “Murdered”! The world was put to a vote and Barabus the “Thief and Real Murderer” won the vote! Take #45? Before election, it was exposed exactly who and what he was! Who won? It wasn’t just Hillary- they Jill Stein and others for choices as well, but the world “chose” the lying and imagine what else narcissist! He and his will be “Divinely” tried, just like all the “Common” and petty Thievies, Liars, Murderers and yada….,- None can say, “We didn’t know”, especially those reading this! Lying Filthy Lucre Apostate Preachers know, Deceiving taxing and stealing ego driven Politicos know, “you” know and on…- What The Most High does to anybody in the way of His Truth now and forever won’t be Murder! For lack of a better way to say it, your “soul” will suffer a fate worst than death for “Eternity”!!! Today you mock and ignore, afterwards your “Eternal Damnation and Soul” is “Sealed” and will suffer unimaginably for “Eternity”, ‘Dat which is beyond the comprehension or Imiginations of mere man/woman! Those who see see and those who hear hear!! There is more. Let’s talk Economics Education. Given present times, you would do well to watch the following related to Assets vs Liabilities! Even the worldly gave you this! Proof in layman’s terms? Go here>>> 

    Title:The Shocking Truth About Your Future! Robert Kiyosiki

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ftBeTIDv8Vg

    Proverb: For all Deceitful Politicos, their Psycophants, others and Apostate Preachers? “Pride goeth before the fall”! You’re a Peacock today, let’s see what “The Morrow” brings and what precedes what! Some never learn, despite previous warnings and lessons!!! Pitiful!

    Peace Out…

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  • August 15, 2019 at 11:12 am
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    Public and Private Pensions aka How you voted?

    LBRC- Especially for Think 504 Readers Evidence Driven? Which voter or non can say, “I didn’t know”? In Comming weeks, years, most will be “to fragile to work and too poor to retire”! Need more Proof (We try!)? What to do? 5G in areas has already “logged” criminals, petty and other aka “They” know where you are. Facebook and Instagram Morons have assisted tremendously! It only took 15 sec., not min.

    1. Unfortunately, most voters vote commercials and slick mail outs and so and so said this is who has a chance! Pundits influence Stupidity and Non Critical Independent Thinkers! 2016 taught ‘Dems nothing, pun intended! The politicos you depend on are actually on the take and least of their concerns are “you”!

    2. State, local and private pensions have been raided via Wall Street and their “Baffle ‘Dem With BS Policy”! Already too late for most to include but not limited to Boomers, Gen. X, Millenials, Racist, MAGA Zealots and yada…, only a “Remnant” will…? 

    3. Malcolm said it like this- “You been bamboozled, duped, shucked, Jived, snookered and had…”! The “Reset” is a work in progress “Now”!!!

    a. “Divine Reparations are at hand”! 

    b. “When you deny to repair of your own free will, what you intentionally tried to destroy via savagetry, Murder, Rape, Social Design and yada…, what The Most High Ordained to be? Divine Intervention kicks in” aka “For every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction” aka “The Law of Pitch and Catch”! Question: Can you catch? We’ll see, won’t we? Pharoah was a ‘Po Catcher! 

    c. Need more Data and Evidence? In the words of ‘Massa and others (For Negroes, they need ‘Massa to say it to believe it aka Willie Lynch aka Pitiful!!!). We digress…,

    More Proof? Go here>>>

    Title: End of The Road Presentation: 7.18.2019

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XGx5_jDXUJM

    btw- For years Racist, their complicit ilk and complicit others (Especially Polluted Negroes) have strutted like Peacocks, especially Preacher Apostates and Politicians! Lots “Pretend” now to be friend, not foe (What you Sowed, you will Reap, can’t get around it!). btw- Stupidity perpetuates in and of itself aka input in, output out (The Stupid, non Voter inputs, thus…, Duh?). 

    a. They’ve manufactured “False Realities” then betray and collude with evil!! Injustice at their hehest reign plus self- inflicts, especially MAGA! Now it’s visited on ‘Dem and ‘Repubs aka “The Chickens have come home to roost”! ‘Po has already graduated from “Concept” to “Experience” and more of the same- MAGA was supposed to save ’em or “Blow it up” via #45! Appears he’ll simply implode it! 

    b. You never comprehended Pre, but you will Post! In Comming weeks and at best for several more years, “Prophesy Will Manifest”! Are we dellusional? We’ll see, won’t we? 

    Peace Out…

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