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tigerworkpart2
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Rispone and Abraham
Heard both of these two speak today at a meet the candidate function for Republicans in Washington Parish. Rispone gave the better stump speech but is terrible working the crowd, Abraham gave more specifics in his speech and was much better with people one on one. Rispone seems to be taking the same playbook that Trump used, whereas Abraham seems to be just himself, present his ideas and hope you like them.

After seeing both in action I personally believe Ralph Abraham would be the better governor but I wonder is Rispone better suited to go against Edwards.

Anyone else been to a function where both spoke? What is the board’s opinion on these two?


225bred
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re: Rispone and Abraham
To be honest, I know nothing about either, except they’re not tax and spend liberals and that’s good enough for me.


Gaspergou202
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re: Rispone and Abraham
I’ve seen Abraham U-tube videos with him in his Air Force jacket and with taxes (up arrow) and population (down arrow).

But truly, I’m voting for anyone else but the Tax and Spending, Bumpy Headed, Dishonor Code JBE.


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BigJim
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re: Rispone and Abraham
Have yet to see Rispone speak either. Your take is what I am I gathering from others.


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Sentrius
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After seeing both in action I personally believe Ralph Abraham would be the better governor but I wonder is Rispone better suited to go against Edwards.


Actually it's the other way around for me.

Rispone is the change agent that Louisiana needs. He's not a politician and really knows a thing or two about economic development and what kind of tax code we need for a healthy business climate in addition to cooling over this legal hellhole. He would be a Great Governor.

But Abraham right now is the better campaigner and probably better suited to against JBE. The man has a good personality, is very approachable and very Trumpy like in a gentlemanly kind of way. And he agrees with a lot of what Rispone supports so it's not a complete loss with him either.

I'm hoping Rispone can get his shite together and improve his numbers but I have no problem with pulling the lever for Abraham if he's close enough to winning outright in the first round.


Halftrack
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not tax and spend liberals


frick. Did you see what Jindal did to this State? Do you read the statistics of the National Debt under Trump?

I’ll take a fricking ‘tax and spend’ liberal over these frickers any day. The GOP has been reduced to a bumper sticker on debt and spending.


Sentrius
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Did you see what Jindal did to this State?


You mean abandoning this state for a dead in the water presidential run and doing absolutely nothing to reduce state spending and used parlor tricks and one time monies to paper over the budget long enough to get out of town?

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I’ll take a fricking ‘tax and spend’ liberal over these frickers any day.


The Advocate: Louisiana sheds 1,700 jobs over 12 months through March, with biggest hit in construction

JBE brags about having a surplus of tax dollars while 1700 families lost a job last year.


Scrowe
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I'm hoping Rispone can get his shite together and improve his numbers but I have no problem with pulling the lever for Abraham if he's close enough to winning outright in the first round.


He will get it together. He just hasn't been doing this for a living, he was building and running a multimillion dollar company instead. Mr. Eddie is doing this for all the right reasons and will seek advice from the right people along with hiring the right people to help Louisiana.


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doubleb
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re: Rispone and Abraham
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frick. Did you see what Jindal did to this State? Do you read the statistics of the National Debt under Trump?

A new Edwards wrinkle, blame Jindal and throw Trump in there for good measure.

Jindal certainly had numerous faults, but he never raised taxes or went on a spending binge.

But we know the drill, like clockwork the Edwards backers have to bring up Bobby Jindal because they really have nothing else.


doubleb
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JBE brags about having a surplus of tax dollars while 1700 families lost a job last year.

If you push through over a half Billion dollars in tax increases and you get a revenue windfall from the Trump tax changes; it’s not hard to run a sutplus.

It’s not as if JBE is a good steward of our tax dollars. The Leg. Auditor is suing to get tax records because he has evidence of Medicaid fraud.


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jimmy the leg
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Jindal certainly had numerous faults, but he never raised taxes or went on a spending binge. 


No, he didn't raise taxes. He raised fees while also cutting services.
In short, you paid more for less.
frick Jindal for this scam.

I agree with the take Sentrius has.

That being said, these two need to get better name recognition or JBE will be re-elected (this is Louisiana afterall)


Scrowe
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re: Rispone and Abraham
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That being said, these two need to get better name recognition or JBE will be re-elected (this is Louisiana afterall)


He has less than 40% and neither of the Republicans have Vitter type skeletons so the odds are not in his favor. Undecideds typically go against the incumbent by a large margin so there is that as well.


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re: Rispone and Abraham
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. Did you see what Jindal did to this State


Define State.

Jindal protected the State--perhaps at that expense of the state government.

He had a lot of faults and there was no bigger conservative critic than I but he did protect us from higher taxes.

I wish he had used his political capital to drastically reduce government but he went off in pursuit of some other political office.

I am for Rispone because he comes from business and has actually built a business.



Halftrack
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re: Rispone and Abraham
The tariffs proposed by Trump are hurting the Louisiana LNG industry. It’s about to start costing Louisiana jobs.

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Charlie Riedl, the executive director of the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas, expressed his displeasure with the tariffs, saying, “We are deeply troubled by the ratcheting up of China’s tariff and would like to see the two countries reach a resolution quickly, which is in the best interest of all parties.”


Article on La LNG Port and Tariffs

This could boomerang and propel Edwards back in for a 2nd term.
This post was edited on 5/19 at 1:34 pm


doubleb
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No, he didn't raise taxes. He raised fees while also cutting services.
In short, you paid more for less.
frick Jindal for this scam.



I’m not defending Jindal at all. He cut government which was good, but he sat on his arse and didn’t do anything to reform our tax code.

He didn’t change nursing home rules and he let the film subsidy get out of control. And then he left us high and dry.

Edwards did take over facing some tough issues. The oil bust that hurt the oil patch under Jindal was still present. Budget shortfalls had to be plugged and cuts were needed. New tax reform was needed.

What we got was bigger government, more of the same and huge tax increases.

Now we are seeing the result; a loss of jobs and a loss of population. No economic growth in three years.
Rankings have us at the bottom.

What are Edwards’ plans for his second term? Telling us he’s not Jindal?


Sentrius
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Article on La LNG Port and Tariffs

This could boomerang and propel Edwards back in for a 2nd term


Funny how you say that when JBE wasn’t even invited to the LNG event this past Tuesday where Trump was giving a speech.

Instead he was reduced to doing a meet and greet with some contestant from American idol.

JBE has zero support in the oil and gas industry while Trump has more than enough. Don’t kid yourself about that.


Halftrack
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What are Edwards’ plans for his second term? Telling us he’s not Jindal?


Honestly, it’s about winning. He really doesn’t need a plan.

With Trump doing what he’s doing, I think Edwards just needs to not frick up and he’ll win.

Yes, that seems frustrating, but it’s politics. Enough national mud-slinging will happen that Edwards will benefit from being an incumbent.


NIH
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Trump is wildly popular in Louisiana outside of black voters

Your post makes no sense


Sentrius
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Edwards did take over facing some tough issues. The oil bust that hurt the oil patch under Jindal was still present. Budget shortfalls had to be plugged and cuts were needed. New tax reform was needed.


Jindal knew all of this and what was about to happen.

What did he do?

He did everything he could to frick over the GOP front runner Vitter including putting money and resources behind one of the RINO candidates against Vitter.

And he let JBE win and actually helped him by timing his exit from the presidential primaries the same week as the runoff to frick Vitter over some more.

frick Jindal. That man was a selfish, egotistical and phony a-hole that left Louisiana up shite creek.


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jimmy the leg
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Undecideds typically go against the incumbent by a large margin so there is that as well.



All true, and I hope that you are correct. However, this is Louisiana we are talking about. We have a penchant for going against the norm.


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