[StBernard] Caroline Fayard's Two-Minute Hate (UPDATED)

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Tue Mar 29 20:46:58 EDT 2011

Hey Caroline, w'd have more respect for you if you just came out of the
closet and started wearing your Che t-shirt and red beret with the communist
star on it...at least we the public would know you'd be showing your true
colors. Then it sounds like you'd fit right in on the streets of Madison,
Wisconsin marching next to all those hateful, radical socialists and

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Caroline Fayard's Two-Minute Hate (UPDATED)

Posted by: MacAoidh on Monday, March 28, 2011, 10:50

So over the weekend, Louisiana's Democrat savior-du-jour Caroline Fayard
said "I hate Republicans" at a campaign event of sorts (you can't really
call it a campaign event when you won't say what you're running for) in

"I hate Republicans. I hate Republicans," Fayard said, drawing some nods and
voices of approval from the crowd. "They are cruel and destructive. They eat
their young.

"They don't think. They don't allow people to think. They are bullies."

That's not nice.

You could say it's at least honest and courageous, though - voters can
assess Fayard based on information like that. She hates Republicans, so if
you hate Republicans or if you think it's OK for a politician to openly
express hatred for people who would be her constituents if she won statewide
office, she might be your candidate. Or if you think it's cool to accuse
your political opponents of "eating their young."

But Fayard wasn't all THAT honest.

"I don't hate conservatives," she added. "I am very conservative. I go to
church on Sunday. I'm Catholic. I'm pro life."

Now, it's valid to say that you can be conservative and yet dislike
Republicans. Most of the Ron Paul types would fit within that description,
and that element is a decent-sized portion of the Tea Party movement in
Louisiana and elsewhere.

In general, however, if you're "very conservative," you're probably a
Republican in this state.

Fayard's definition of conservatism is probably not the definition the rest
of us would come up with. Attempting to force BP to move its corporate
headquarters to Louisiana, which she proposed last year when she ran for
lieutenant governor, for example, doesn't fit within what you'd call
"conservative." But apparently that doesn't matter if you go to church on

In any event, "I hate Republicans" is an unusual campaign slogan. We'll see
if it works.

UPDATE: It didn't take very long for the state Republican Party to jump on
Fayard's hate speech.

Today Republican Party of Louisiana Chairman Roger Villere called on
Louisiana Democrat Party Chairman Buddy Leach to denounce Caroline Fayard's
hate-filled rhetoric.

"Louisiana voters deserve an open and honest debate of the issues, but
Caroline Fayard's disappointing and vicious rhetoric conflicts with the very
concept of civil discourse," said Republican Party of Louisiana Chairman
Roger Villere. "Fayard's negative and divisive commentary reveals a true
partisan, driven by hate, who is wholly unfit for elected office. Today I
call on Democrat Party Chairman Buddy Leach to join the Republican Party of
Louisiana in denouncing Fayard's hate-filled and disgusting comments."

UPDATE #2: Reached by Hayride correspondent Chris Gary, Louisiana Democrat
Party media spokesman Kevin Franck had this in the way of a comment.

Ha. You guys are really worried about her, aren't you?

Charming. A whole political party based on and happily promoting campaign
finance fraud, race-baiting, hate speech and infanticide/cannibalism libels.
Is it any wonder that these clowns can't get anybody elected in Louisiana

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