Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Louisiana Dems Go For the Know-Nothing Vote

The Democrat Party of Louisiana has lifted its skirts (so to speak), and attacked the (R) candidate, Bobby Jindal, with an appeal to anti-Catholicism.

But wouldn't you know it, the Louisiana Democratic Party is trying to stir up the Know-Nothings in north Louisiana, where a lot of fundamentalist Protestants live, against Jindal. A Baton Rouge reader even sent me a link to this website, where some of Jindal's writings a decade ago as a newish Catholic convert can be read -- with an eye toward freaking out conservative Protestants.

Jindal left his birth-faith of Hinduism for the Catholic faith in his 20's.

It is astounding that the Democrat Party itself is supporting and propagating this revolting tactic. But I'm not terribly surprised.

Also see the Catholic League's response here.

HT: Dreher


xoff said...

It's especially dumb of the Dems because everyone knows the GOP has had the Know-Nothing vote locked up for more than a century.

Dad29 said...

Well, yah--but the Dems want that constituency, I guess.

And they're better at pandering than the Pubbies are.

Anonymous said...

How dare they say he said what he said.

AutismNewsBeat said...

How dare the Democrats act like Republicans!