Scott McKay

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

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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. […]

Continue Reading

America’s Gag Reflex

 

Here we are not attempting to minimize Donald Trump’s achievement Tuesday night in topping 300 electoral votes and capturing the White House amid a shocked pundit class. What Trump managed was, unquestionably, the greatest upset in American political history, and arguably, the greatest electoral upset in the history of the modern world. It may be […]

Continue Reading

The Russians!

 

Let’s make something clear from the start: The Russians! have nothing to do with Hillary Clinton’s current round of legal troubles. Nothing. Clinton’s political star is falling, perhaps in fatal fashion with the 2016 presidential election just days away, because of information from FBI investigations currently ongoing and recently restarted leaking to the media. And […]

Continue Reading

Harry Reid and the Gang: In Like Flint

 

Lost amid the buzz surrounding the rapidly-approaching 2016 electoral cycle was the last-minute deal in Congress to avoid a government shutdown — and one of the most dishonorable, corrupt, rancid, and strategically brilliant gambits in modern American political history pulled off by Harry Reid — at the end of September: The stopgap spending bill, which […]

Continue Reading

Rotten to the Core

 

Very little introduction is necessary here; the headline and sub-headline say it all. And in the interest of brevity, because we’ve a lot of ground to cover just in recounting a small sample of the ugly revelations continuously pouring out of WikiLeaks’ document dumps against the Clinton machine and the Democratic Party, we’ll just get […]

Continue Reading

Quid Pro Quo: A Staggering Example of Hillary Email Corruption

 

This column was intended to be a catalog of some of the latest WikiLeaks disclosures which show how thoroughly the political party currently in control of the White House (and likely to continue that control) has descended into a Third World level of corruption. And that catalog is on the way. But over the weekend, […]

Continue Reading

It’s All Broken

 

On Tuesday, the chief debate among Republicans was the level of responsibility borne by House Speaker Paul Ryan, who has endorsed GOP nominee Donald Trump and not rescinded the endorsement, for the video released Friday casting Trump in an incorrigibly bad personal light. In the hot-mic video from a 2005 episode of Access Hollywood, Trump […]

Continue Reading





Send this to friend