Black LA State Senator: You Are 'Just a Vote' to Sen. Landrieu

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Oct 01, 2014 10:45 AM
Black LA State Senator: You Are 'Just a Vote' to Sen. Landrieu

You may remember Elbert Guillory as the African-American state senator from Louisiana who proudly announced his decision to change from a Democrat to a Republican. After being a Democrat for most of his life, Guillory chose to switch parties after realizing it was conservative ideals that most benefitted the black community. In a candidly captivating five-minute video, he provided a history of Republicans championing civil rights and explained that individualism, not Big Government, was the true pillar of freedom.

A year later, Guillory has produced another powerful video. This time, he is targeting one Democrat in particular, Sen. Mary Landrieu. Speaking directly to his fellow black Louisianans, Guillory insists that Landrieu does not care about their well being - only their ability to get to the polls. 

Landrieu ran for the Senate in 1996 proclaiming to be a champion for African-Americans. But, Guillory points out, the black community is poorer than it was 18 years ago and schools are struggling more than ever. Then comes, in my opinion, the most powerful snippet in the video:

“You’re not Mary’s cause – and you’re certainly not her charity. You are just a vote. Nothing less and nothing more. For her, you are just a means to an end so that she remains in power.”

Guillory proceeds to make shameful comparisons between Landrieu and her African-American constituents, “While you scrounge together food stamps to buy Kool-Aid, she sips champagne at cocktail parties.”

Landrieu, for her part, will have a hard time refuting Guillory's claims, considering she doesn't even own a home in the Pelican State.

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