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  • Bobby Jindal To Mary Landrieu: Apologize For “Calling All Of The South Racists”

    Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) despicably desperate assertion that Barack Obama is unpopular in Louisiana because “the South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans” or woman, was blasted today by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

    Jindal told Friday Fox News host Neil Cavuto that he thought “Mary’s comments were ridiculous and offensive.”

    “She is basically calling the people of Louisiana–calling all of the South racists,” Jindal said. “She owes us an apology.”

    Mary Landrieu is in a losing battle for her Senate seat. She’s losing by an average of nearly five points in the polls to Louisiana physician Bill Cassidy. Her desperation, blaming Obama’s unpopularity on racism, is being slammed by just about everyone on both sides of the ideological spectrum.

    “Here in Louisiana and across the South we don’t think in terms of black and white, the only colors that meet here are red, white, and blue,” Jindal added. “Saturday night, purple and gold as we cheer the LSU Tigers on to victory. It’s not about race. You don’t have to disagree–there are many folks who disagree with this president’s policies not just in Louisiana but across all 50 states. It is just simply wrong, It is ridiculous to call people racist who happen to disagree with this president’s policies.”

    Landrieu’s campaign released a statement in an attempt to combat the firestorm of criticism she’s faced for her despicable comments:

    The main reason the President has struggled here is because his energy policies are not in line with the people of Louisiana. We are a pro-drilling, pro-oil, gas state. The offshore moratorium was extremely unpopular and, in my opinion, wholly unwarranted. It made a lot of people angry and put many businesses at risk. In addition, the south has not always been the friendliest or easiest place for African Americans to advance, and it’s been a difficult place for women to be recognized as the leaders we are. Everyone knows this is the truth, and I will continue to speak the truth even as some would twist my words seeking political advantage.”

    Last night, Rep. Bill Cassidy told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly that he found Landrieu’s comments “insulting.”

    “We’re not racist, we just have common sense,” Cassidy said of southerners.

    Just four more days until Mary Landrieu’s political career is over.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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