Southern Politics in Black and White: The fight at the Louisiana Supreme Court continues to make the news

I only bring it up since Slabbed broke this story back on June 14th well ahead of the mainstream media reporting. I’ll add I wrote that post color blind for I had no clue as to the ethnicity of any of the combatants.

By now the politics of race has entered into the equation as Bernette Johnson is black while Stephen Victory is white. Politicos are coming out of the woodwork to endorse the litigant of their choice, down here the latest being the NOLA City Council joining Mayor Half Moon and a gaggle of other area pols endorsing Johnson. Given the fact people of color have historically been disenfranchised I certainly understand and am sympathetic to the sentiment, expressed today by T-P pundit Jarvis DeBerry. That said the Louisiana Supreme Court isn’t the only one altering history as DeBerry’s column ignores the back room deal that got Johnson on the court to begin with. And therein lies the larger problem, people of every race supporting crooks for office because they are a certain skin color.  Cedric Richmond in particular comes to mind as a glaring example but turning that congressional seat in NOLA “chocolate” trumped all else and that fact colored the T-P’s coverage of that election and not for the better IMHO.

Now lets put the color blinders back on and imagine politics without skin color, a place populated by mostly self-interested actors interested mainly in their own enrichment.  The key is to find people who are honest and down to earth and Slabbed has pointed to people like State Rep Nick Larusso and former US Representative Gene Taylor as such examples in the past.  To those examples I’d like to add State Senator Ed Murray and State Representative Karen Carter Peterson as politicians that my due diligence indicates are in the game for the right reasons.  They are vastly outnumbered.

Instead the power structure in NOLA pushes corrupt retreads like “Landfill Cynthia” Williard-Lewis and Diana “Conprofit” Bajoie as the acceptable black face of politics.  As such I fear there are no good guys in this Supreme Court fight as the PR push ramps up, just the self-interested.


4 thoughts on “Southern Politics in Black and White: The fight at the Louisiana Supreme Court continues to make the news”

  1. I tired early in this “debate” about why someone whose only qualification for “Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court” is her skin color should be elevated to that position, when at least one white Justice has been legitimately sitting longer than Johnson. So I have two things to say: If Johnson is seated as Chief Justice she will be following in the footsteps of a FELON, who I can’t persuade “law enforcement” ANYWHERE or prosecute, BECAUSE THEY WERE WORKING FOR HER, the current Chief “Injustice” Catherine Dick Kimball, when I was abducted, brutalized, tortured and falsely imprisoned in the aftermath of KATRINA on September 20, 2005. Could Jonnson be that much worse than Kimball? Maybe. Let me explain. On March 30, 2009, Bernette Johnson summarily signed an Order suspending me fro the practice of law on an interim basis, effective immediately, on the grounds that I (Ashton O’Dwyer) constituted a “threat of harm”. There was no “hearing”. No one interviewed me, not medical or a lay person. It was just BAM! You’re suspended on an interim basis, effective immediately. And ther is no doubt in my mind that Johnson was doing Kimball’s bidding, or the bidding of one of Kimball’s “lackeys”, like Kimball’s PIMP. Plattsmier. So seat Bernette Johnson as “Chief Justtice”? I don’t think so. IMPEACHMENT would be more warranted (and criminal prosecution and incarceration for Kimball). Ashton O’Dwyer.

  2. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t Comment twice in the same POST without the POST or the prior Comment generating some “activity”. But this “debate” about Bernette Johnson and the slot for Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court is so counterfeit, and phoney, that I have to ask “The SLABBED Nation”, or anyone else, some important questions, which I am CERTAIN were not asked by the white Councilpersons when they voted unanimously with the Negros on the Council to endorse Johnson for the Chief Justice’s seat – an endorsement that was made without any effort to determine Johnson’s qualifications, and motivated SOLELY to pander to Negro voters. Here are the questions: Please produce so that we can read them the 3 or 4 judicial opinions that Johnson authored and considers her most scholarly works. If you can’t produce them, give us the citations so that we can access them in a law library. Similarly, please produce so that we can read them 3 or 4 articles which Johnson authored, and considers her most scholarly work, which have actually been published over Johnson’s signature in a Law Review or similar academic publication. If you can’t produce the articles, give us the citations so that we can access them in a law library. Lastly, how many judicial opinions has Johnson authored during her tenure on the Fourth Circuit and on the Supreme Court? How many learned articles has she had published during her legal career? Thank you. Ashton O’Dwyer.

  3. Just picked this up from an anonymous Gambit commenter:

    “Pleeeezeee … enough is enough … the ‘Chisom seat’ is an UNCONTITUTIONAL LEGAL FICTION … reverse racism to the core … do you really think at this time in history, championing a political BLACK woman in light of the current corruption landscape in Orleans Parish is an ethical stance ? ”

    Considering the factual and legal arguments of Justice Victory, I believe he is the LEGAL HEIR to be seated as Chief Justice of the Louisana Supreme Court … whatever dubious distinction that may be …considering most of the nation thinks this institution, like myself, is a joke …

    Personally, I’m tired of these Two-Ton-Tony black women from Orleans Parish trumping the white boys from North Louisiana because of their weight and alleged racal preference … political or otherwise … I concur with anonymous … enough is enough of this reverse racism !!!

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