Obama doesn't have a clue about Louisiana, but he did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night

"Thank you, New Orleans!"

That's how President Barack Obama concluded his speech in Baton Rouge today.

President Obama addressed Baton Rouge residents, pushing more socialism and bragging on his new friend, Governor John Bel Edwards. But he continued to push themes from his State of the Union address which Louisiana voters have repeatedly rejected.

"After seven years under President Obama, America has become less prosperous, less safe, and less free," Republican Party of Louisiana Executive Director Jason Doré said. "It’s no wonder the American people overwhelmingly say the country is on the wrong track and want to see their next president take a different direction."

Rather than signal a much-needed course correction, the President is taking a lonely victory lap before a country that is ready to turn the page. Louisiana voters were not impressed.

"While Hillary Clinton gives Obama’s presidency an “A” grade, his actual record is littered with broken promises and failed policies. Obama’s presidency has led to a more secretive and divided government, a more dangerous world, and millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet amid rising health care costs and declining wages," Doré said.

"Hillary Clinton wants to take President Obama’s failed policies to the next level with more taxes, more spending, more leading from behind, more Washington overreach, and more scandal. It’s clearer than ever that only a Republican president can tackle the big issues facing our country and restore faith in our government," he said.

After a long night at the local Holiday Inn, President Obama joined Governor Edwards in pushing for an increase in the minimum wage, which would further endanger Louisiana's struggling economy and result in more lay-offs statewide.

"The Republican Party of Louisiana will fight hard to preserve jobs and prevent lay-offs by opposing any change in the minimum wage," Doré said. "And we will not allow Obama and Edwards to bankrupt Louisiana through their Medicaid expansion ponzi scheme," he said.

Posted on January 14, 2016 .