Scott McKay

Scott McKay is publisher of the Hayride, which offers news and commentary on Louisiana and national politics.

John Lewis’ Moment of Untruth

 

I offer three thoughts in the wake of the running political theater involving Donald Trump and John Lewis, last week and the past weekend. First, that the celebration surrounding a presidential inauguration is far less about the president being inaugurated than it is about the American tradition — which is relatively unique and highly salutary […]

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The Histrionics of a Fraud

 

Let’s dispense with the obvious — while it’s far too early for political prognostication surrounding the 2020 presidential campaign, it doesn’t take too much effort to see that the Democrats have very little in the way of worthy candidates for nomination. For this, they can thank Barack Obama and his eight years of hollowing out […]

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The Russians! Again

 

Don’t be shocked at this, but the Russians meddled in the 2016 election. At least, that’s what the intelligence community has officially alleged in a report issued to the public Friday. “We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election,” the report says. “Russia’s goals were […]

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Let’s Send Him Out With a Laugh

 

“I have to be quiet for a while,” he said. “And I don’t mean politically, I mean internally. I have to still myself. You have to get back in tune with your center and process what’s happened before you make a bunch of good decisions.” That was Barack Obama last week, just before he unfurled […]

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Larry the Loser — And Would-Be Briber

 

Larry Thornberry had it right. Over the weekend, Thornberry penned an excellent piece here at The American Spectator correctly identifying the Democrats’ efforts to subvert the Electoral College as an attempted coup against a duly elected president of the United States. It was, and it ought to be remembered as such. And those involved shouldn’t […]

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Clinton Campaign Post-Mortem: Away Goes the Money

 

A Politico piece earlier this week explained everything that’s happened since the election… When Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine greet the very top fundraisers and donors to their failed campaign at New York’s Plaza Hotel on Thursday evening, many of them will have one question in mind: Where’s the autopsy? The call for a deep and detailed […]

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Plaintive Wails: A Month Since Trump’s Win, Still No Sign of Maturity

 

Conservatives, moderates, and the less-political understand this, but what happened in November was only an election. Even if it was a more-consequential-than-normal event in American politics, Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton was only an election. Barack Obama, the most politically and culturally radical figure to grace the top of the American ballot, won twice. His […]

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Jill Stein Is (Re)Counting Her Money

 

Call it entrepreneurship if you will — it’s the closest to the real thing you’re going to get out of a dyed-in-the-wool socialist like failed Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. But give her credit for her efforts. Stein, who managed a little over 1 percent of the popular vote on Nov. 8 to finish […]

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Getting Stupid

 

We are finding out that our friends on the Left aren’t without shame solely when it comes to political rhetoric. Their lack of decorum extends far beyond that point. Not convinced? Take a look around the country. No one with a sense of shame would put on a display of neurosis and lack of composure […]

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The Ruse: Trump’s Latest Opportunity in the Face of Hired Rioters

 

Across the country, exclusively in cities controlled by Democrats, there have been “spontaneous” protests by the usual suspects “concerned” that the winner of Tuesday’s election doesn’t “represent” them as president. And though the numbers at these protests don’t appear to be overly large, the intensity of them appears to make up some of the difference. […]

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