You get what you vote for
We’ve had a little rain around here for the last couple of days. We also held a local and statewide election on Saturday. The election was frankly a big giant dud. A belly flop into that water that’s been blocking half the city for the last two days. Some change, hopefully for the better, but still not enough to matter in the big picture. Voter apathy ruled the day, especially in Orleans Parish.
I find it almost cosmic that the areas that generally got the worst of the flooding yesterday were the ones that deserved it. Yeah that’s right, I said they deserved it. The West Bank of Jefferson Parish and New Orleans East still had standing water (or flowing in some cases) Tuesday, almost 24 hours since the heaviest rains fell. Do I know that people who lost personal property were deserving? No I do not. But I also know that every New Orleanian isn’t on welfare but that’s the way we are still portrayed in the national media. Life isn’t fair sometimes, just the way the world works.
I say that those areas are deserving because of that dud of an election on Saturday. Because those areas, above all others in this city, voted the status quo.
Aaron Broussard basically flooded the east bank of Jefferson all by himself during Katrina. He lied on national TV about circumstances dealing with a family friend. He has been in charge for 20 years in Jefferson Parish. How are those pumps on the westbank working Aaron? Who cares, lets re-elect him anyway.
Jackie Clarkson main base is Algiers on the Orleans portion of the West Bank. Did anyone see the dudes going down General DeGaulle is a pirogue? She’s in the runoff for Orleans Parish Council-At-Large. She has been an elected official for over 20 years as well. Nice job with the pumping system in your area Jackie.
Cynthia Willard-Lewis is councilperson for District E, which covers almost all of New Orleans East. She ran for Council at large as well and is the Lady in Red’s opponent in the runoff. How you doing with those pumps in New Orleans East CWL? You’re on top of things out there aren’t you? Yeah we can tell. I won’t even go into the East having no flood protection two years after Katrina.
John Alario was term limited in the House. So he decided to move on over to the Senate. Alario has served the West Bank since Edwin Edwards’s days. He supposedly “brings home the bacon” according to the local talking head FOOLS passing themselves off as “analyst”. Yes he certainly has brought adequate pumping capacity and flood protection to the West Bank. He’s now a new member of the State Senate after Saturday’s election.
Westbank-ers, New Orleans East-ers, you voted for em, you get what you voted for. Nothing. Absolutely Nothing.