It would be very reasonable to ask why the most powerful man in the world would be campaigning in Louisiana on a Thursday night. On Thursday, November 14, 2019, President Donald Trump held a huge campaign rally in Louisiana.
President Trump was campaigning in Louisiana because there is a statewide election in Louisiana on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The most important race on the state ballot is the race for governor between the incumbent governor John Bel Edwards, who is the Democrat party nominee, and Eddie Rispone, who is the Republican party nominee.
What the fake news media will not report is the fact that the Southern Democrat party was racist to the core from the end of the U.S. Civil War until the middle 1960’s. U.S. Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia served in the U.S. Congress for over 51 years. Byrd was the last known Senator who was an active member of the Ku Klux Klan. Byrd was a democrat.
Senator Strom Thurmond was elected to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat and led the Dixiecrat walk out from the Democratic convention in 1948 because candidate Harry Truman was viewed as helpful toward Black Americans. Thurmond was racist to the core against Black Americans just as was Senator Byrd.
Of course, all sane and sensible Americans should not forget Senator John Stennis from Mississippi who voted against major civil rights legislation and was a supporter of racism against Black Americans. Stennis served in the U.S. Senate for 41 years.
When citizens of Louisiana consider reelecting Democrat John Bel Edwards as their governor on Saturday 11/16/2019, they should understand that John Bel Edwards represents most of the racist views promoted by Klansman Byrd, Dixiecrat Thurmond, and Senator Stennis. The Republican candidate for governor, Eddie Rispone, represents the best economic interests for the working middle income citizens of Louisiana regardless of race.
Within the past ten weeks, a statewide election in Virginia allowed the democrat party to gain control of both the state house and the state senate. With a democrat governor as the chief state executive, this was a net gain for the democrat party, and a net loss for the republican party, in an important purple state that is needed by both in the 2020 Presidential election.
President Trump hopes to prevent democrat gains in Louisiana on Saturday, 11/16/2019. Besides the governor’s race, Louisiana has all 39 seats in the state senate and 105 seats in the House up for election on Saturday. The governor’s race is apparently too close to project. However, the Republican, Eddie Rispone, would be greatly helped and would probably would win if Black Citizens support Mr. Rispone. If Black citizens support Mr. Edwards, the democrat candidate would be greatly helped and would probably win.
R. Van Conoley ( Editor’s note: There are eight state executive office seats also up for election and one seat on the State Supreme Court. )