By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Even in a state known for its colorful political contests, the battle between two incumbent Republicans in Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District may go down as one of the nastiest ever.
The White House flatly rejected calls from House conservatives to halt U.S. aid to Egypt after a slow response from Cairo in rebuking violent attacks on the U.S. Embassy there Tuesday night.
The No. 2 Republican in the House said Wednesday the GOP-controlled chamber remains on track to pass $3.7 billion in disaster relief as part of a must-pass bill to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month, but first the party must overcome opposition from Democrats and some tea party Republicans.
To C-SPAN viewers, Tuesday's House session opened just like any other. But expand the camera angle a bit, and the scene is anything but business as usual.
Mr. Boustany accused Mr. Landry of lying about his record and of "good old boy, wink-and-nod politics" while Mr. Landry insisted Mr. Boustany had told MSNBC that he "supported 80 percent of Obamacare."
Asked during an appearance at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette what their relationship in the House was like before they were forced to run against each other, Mr. Landry said, "I don't think Charles is a bad person. I just don't agree with his policies."