There are some days good news comes down the pike from unexpected sources. Tonight, there is some good news for Tea Party activists.
A Tea Party Congressman has decided he is going to fight to stay in Congress. Who is it and why is he important?
The answer is it is Congressman Jeff Landry. Congressman Landry is one of the good guys in Congress. He is a member of the Tea party Caucus and we need more Congressmen like him.
Last year, during the debt ceiling debate, Jeff Landry held out and was one of the Members of Congress that held up John Boehner as he tried to raise his freshly laundered white flag of surrender.
Unfortunately, the Republican establishment does not like the Tea Party movement and Jeff Landry was redistricted into the same district as another Congressman.
The District that Congressman Landry was drawn into is that of RINO Congressman Charles Boustany.
Boustany has voted repeatedly to raise the debt ceiling. Boustany defended the debt deal last year that allowed the Obama, Pelosi, Reid axis of fiscal evil to continue to borrow and spend and to drive our nation to a point where we look like Greece. He called it the “best move.”
He is just another big spending RINO. Boustany is one of those Republicans who believes in “compromise.”
As I have said before, compromise is great as long as it advances your agenda. But when your goal is compromise and you are not advancing your agenda, surrender is always your first option.
Jeff Landry is a great Congressman but he needs help. The Republican establishment wants to push him out of office and keep a RINO who is a reliable vote for raising spending, borrowing and John Boehner’s freshly laundered white flag of surrender.
I am proud to endorse Jeff Landry for reelection. We need him.
To see how you can support Jeff, go to his website here.
Here is the press release from Jeff Landry’s campaign.
Congressman Landry to Seek Re-Election
YOUNGSVILLE, LA – Surrounded by supporters, Congressman Jeff Landry (R, LA-03) tonight announced his decision to seek re-election to Congress. Congressman Landry’s prepared statement may be found below:
“I want to thank you all for being here tonight. I also want to thank my wife, Sharon, and our son, J.T., for being here.
We originally planned this event as just a simple meet and greet. However, I have come to a decision and I want to share it with all of you.
Two years ago I announced I would run for Congress – not because I needed a job, but because I felt we needed to return the government back to the people.
I have been a successful oil and gas small business owner.
It was not my lifelong dream to be a Congressman.
I ran when no one said I could win; but we won! Because we ran on principle. To fight for our jobs. To fight for a balanced budget amendment and stop uncontrollable spending. And to fight for our conservative family values.
If you think the way Washington runs is bad – I am here to tell you it is even worse than you thought.
Because there are some Republicans who claim they are conservative but vote like liberals. It happens – because they’re more interested in keeping their jobs than fighting for your jobs.
The only way to fix that is to send real Conservatives to Congress and not re-elect career politicians.
And it is why I am announcing right here tonight – right now – that I am running for re-election to the United States Congress.
Now let me tell you this – I am not your typical Congressman. If that is what you are looking for, that’s not me; that’s the other guy.
Now look, a lot people are going to try to tell you that there are no differences between me and the DC establishment candidate.
But there are big differences – big differences.
For one, I keep my promises. I promised I would decline Congressional healthcare and retirement benefits. And that is exactly what I did during my first week in office.
It is called leadership by example.
Another difference is that I am working to pass a law to strip pension from Members of Congress.
Why because it’s the right thing to do.
But Charles? Every single day, even while we are here tonight, he is racking up his special Congressional retirement which will be paid for on your backs. Oh and don’t forget that you are paying for his Congressional healthcare too.
I am also working to enact into law the elimination of pay for Members of Congress if we don’t get the federal budget under control.
Why – because as a oil and gas small business owner – I know if someone is not doing their job, they should not get paid.
Again leadership by example.
Again Charles won’t help!
FINALLY – and most importantly – this is where the rubber meets the road.
With our nation in debt, burdening our children and grandchildren with huge deficits and uncontrollable spending, I do not believe Congress should have gotten a pay raise.
But, ladies and gentlemen – Charles voted with Nancy Pelosi to increase his own pay.
That is right. When Democrats controlled Congress, under Nancy Pelosi, Charles voted with her allowing his pay to increase. Now, do you believe that was a Conservative vote?
I am proud to have led the fight our oil and gas jobs.
While others sent out press releases – I took action, holding a DRILLING=JOBS sign up at the President’s jobs speech.
I have worked to protect our fisheries industry, and I support our agricultural industries along with our other small businesses here in South Louisiana.
I will not back down in the fighting for our jobs – I will not compromise your principles for my job.
When other Congressman marched down to the White House to have the President lecture them on spending – I said no. And when the Debt Ceiling Deal came up, a Washington deal loaded with trillions of more debt onto the backs of our children without any end in sight and the disastrous Super Committee – I voted no.
Senator Vitter joined me in voting no and requested me to join him at his forums in Lake Charles and Lafayette explaining why this vote was, in and of itself, a disaster for our nation.
As a veteran, I believe in ensuring that those who have sacrificed for our country get the respect and support of a grateful nation. I have fought for our veterans, including for the clinics here – not with press releases or press stunts – but through real work to get the job done.
I support our troops who are in harm’s way. When the President attempted to threaten the pay of our military members as a negotiating tactic on the budget – I made it clear that I would reject and refuse my own pay if the President tried to touch theirs.
I have also stood up for pro-life and pro- family values. I have a perfect score with the Family Research Council.
It is only because of these issues that I would give up more precious time away from my home here in South Louisiana to battle the politicians in Washington.
I think people are tired of politicians who say one thing at home and do another thing in Washington.
People are tired of politicians who are more worried about their own future than the future of our jobs and our families here in South Louisiana.
People are tired of politics as usual.
If that is what you are looking for – I am not your guy.
But if you are looking for a consistent, common-sense, Cajun conservative – I need your vote, I need your help, and I need your support in this campaign.
I ask you to join me in this fight. Together, we can restore this nation.
God bless you all, God bless Louisiana, and God bless America. Thank you.” # Congressman Jeff Landry is a veteran, a former oil and gas small business owner, and a former police offer and Sheriff’s Deputy. Landry is known as one of the most conservative Congressmen in the nation. He has garnered national attention for Louisiana’s fight for oil and gas jobs leading the “drilling=jobs” campaign.
We have to stack the Congress and get rid of the trash.
It's going to take 200 more like him if we're going to make a dent in this corrupted government. I just hope the powers don't get to him, like they seem to get to every person who sets foot in these chambers of doom.
YES! The light at the end of the tunnel is brighter. Although it is some distance away, we are in a tunnel that is one way. FORWARD towards that light. It is time for all good people to come to the aid of their country. UNITE AND GO FORWARD.
Thank you, Judson, for the information in this article. What a breath of fresh air to read about Jeff Landry and how he has the courage of his convictions! If only more of those representing us in the House and Senate were like him.
Walter Jennings, thank you also for your encouraging message.
If BO is re-elected, we are in for some very bad times, soldiers patroling the streets, knocking down your door to confiscate your guns, government taking over your pension plan, no more elections. It's what we deserve for letting this happen over the last 75 years. Now we know that Joe McCarthy was totally right. So was Nikita Khruschev.
Ya'll Nialed It!Exactly what I thought when I started reading this!Love all You Patriots out there,guess I'm Not alone!Know God is with me but Love to hear your voices! Thank GOD for The tea Party!
I'll find it anyway, but thought you'd like to know the link you provided doesn't work.
Mr. Landry is not in my district, but it makes me proud for a change to be from Louisiana. I wish you well!
Jeff is truly awesome and a man that we can all be proud of...
Being of Louisiana Cajun Heritiage it makes me proud to see Great people from LA to stand up and fight for Freedom. I will be contributing to Jeff Landry's campaign. Gods Speed!
The Tea Party is not liked because I do not have to tell you this they are against the star qua.Well all I can say is that we have let this catastrophe happen and it will be up to us to correct it or become subservient to a force that thinks it has higher authority than God.
I am very excited to hear this. The more of guy's like this that we have the better our Nation is going to be. We don't have to be like Greece at all. My husband is starting a new business so we don't have much to spare, but I will contribute as much as possible. I will get the word out about how much we need him and whatever else I can do. WE have just won one major battle with RINOS we can win this one as well. :)