Jeff Crouere


Jeff Crouere is a native of New Orleans, LA. He is the host of a Louisiana-based program, “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Friday & 10:00 p.m. Sunday on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station; and 7 till 11 a.m. weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in the New Orleans area & Wgso.com worldwide.Jeff Crouere's Youtube ChannelFor more information or to order his new book, America’s Last Chance, visit his website JeffCrouere.com For questions or to schedule Jeff for media appearances, email him at [email protected]

Most Recent Articles by Jeff Crouere:

Beto the Buffoon

Mar 16, 2019 — Jeff Crouere

Beto the BuffoonThe Democrats now have their rock star in the ever-growing presidential race. On Thursday, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke officially launched his bid for the presidency. Beto is hoping to capitalize on the excitement that surrounded his losing U.S. Senate race last year in Texas. Despite a massive haul of $80 million, O’Rourke was defeated by incumbent U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).

During his online announcement speech, O’Rourke warned that the United States faces “maximum peril,” but the nation remains the “the last great hope of Earth.” At a speech in Iowa, O’Rourke warned that “not to be dramatic, but literally, the future of the world depends on us right now.”


The Debate about Debates

Mar 9, 2019 — Jeff Crouere

The Debate about DebatesIt should come as no surprise that the Democratic Party will not allow Fox News to host a presidential candidate debate for the upcoming 2020 election. According to Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, “Recent reporting at The New Yorker on the inappropriate relationship between President Trump, his administration and FOX News has led me to conclude that the network is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates. Therefore, FOX News will not serve as a media partner for the 2020 Democratic primary debates.”

It is quite predictable that Perez cited The New Yorker, which is a very liberal magazine, for his decision. In reality, Fox News is only cable network with ideological balance. The network gives plenty of exposure to liberals and Democrats and employs contributors, hosts and reporters who are very critical of President Donald Trump.


How low will they go in their hate of Trump Obsession?

Mar 1, 2019 — Jeff Crouere

How low will they go in their hate of Trump Obsession?This week, President Trump was is in Hanoi, Vietnam negotiating with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. This was their second summit, which marked tremendous progress from previous administrations. Ultimately, the goal of these talks will be to remove nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula. Unfortunately, the North Koreans were not willing to commit to making serious strides toward the goal of denuclearization, so the President refused to ease any of our economic sanctions that have been placed on the country. The end result was no signing agreement, but the expectation is that talks will continue.

Having two summits with North Korea within a year after decades of intensifying threats signifies a significant improvement in relations between the two countries. It shows how an actual leader like President Trump can achieve real results in a short period of time.


Our National Debt is Our National Disgrace

Feb 23, 2019 — Jeff Crouere

Our National Debt is Our National DisgraceIn mid-February, our national debt reached $22 trillion, a new record for our country. Since President Trump took office in January of 2017, our debt has increased over $2 trillion. During the administration of President Obama, it increased from $10.6 trillion to $19.9 trillion. Thus, the national debt has more than doubled in 10 years and it is still increasing nearly $1 trillion per year.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the national debt for this fiscal year will be $897 billion and will top $1 trillion again in 2022. At that point, their forecast calls for the national debt to exceed $1 trillion annually for another seven years as the costs for Medicare and Social Security skyrocket with more Americans from the massive Baby Boomer generation retiring.


NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL NEEDS TO CLEAN HOUSE

Feb 16, 2019 — Jeff Crouere

NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL NEEDS TO CLEAN HOUSEWith the confirmation of William Barr as the new U.S. Attorney General, there is hope that the Department of Justice (DOJ) can regain some of its reputation that has been lost in the last few years.

Once viewed as a fair and respected law enforcement agency, the DOJ is now seen as a hotbed of anti-Trump Democratic Party activism. In the 2016 election, The Hill reported that an astounding 97% of DOJ employee contributions were given to Hillary Clinton, while Donald Trump received only 3%.

The liberal direction of the DOJ is nothing new. In the Obama administration, then Attorney General Eric Holder was a liberal activist instead of the nation’s top law enforcement officer. Holder infamously labeled America “a nation of cowards” for not having the courage to discuss race relations. Thereafter, he spent his entire tenure obsessively focused on race. It was certainly a questionable decision when his department decided not to prosecute members of the Black Panthers who were threatening voters and armed with a weapon at a precinct in Philadelphia. He made sure that no investigations ever touched President Obama, since he promised to be his “wing man.”


TRUMP’S HOME RUN BOLSTERS CHANCES OF RE-ELECTION

Feb 9, 2019 — Jeff Crouere

TRUMP’S HOME RUN BOLSTERS CHANCES OF RE-ELECTIONAnother day, another Democrat presidential candidate entered the crowded race. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced her candidacy in her home state of Massachusetts. She becomes the fifth woman to enter the presidential race, joining author and self-help expert Marianne Williamson, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gilibrand (D-NY), and U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). As of today, these women have competition from U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro, the only men in the field.

This field of seven may grow to three dozen or more before it is complete. There will be a historic number of candidates because the Democrats truly hate President Donald Trump and believe he is very likely to lose re-election in 2020. Unfortunately for the Democrats, in light of recent developments, they are engaged in political wishful thinking.


RADICALS ARE RUNNING AMOK IN DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Feb 2, 2019 — Jeff Crouere

RADICALS ARE RUNNING AMOK IN DEMOCRATIC PARTYFor decades, conservatives have not been welcomed in the Democratic Party. Today, neither moderates nor mainstream liberals have a home in the party. It has been captured by an extreme band of far-left activists who espouse very progressive as well as dangerous socialist policies. This sprint to the left has intensified in recent months on a range of issues of critical importance to the American people.

In Congress, the main spokespeople for the Democratic Party are progressive superstars like 29-year-old U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who espouses a “Green New Deal” and a 70% income tax rate. Not to be outdone, U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is advocating an upper tax rate of 90%. According to Omar, the 90% rate is “a place to start…The one percent must pay their fair share.”


RADICAL LEFTIST FASHION POLICE TARGET MAGA HATS

Jan 26, 2019 — Jeff Crouere

RADICAL LEFTIST FASHION POLICE TARGET MAGA HATSTo many of the radical leftists who inhabit the interconnected worlds of the media, Hollywood and the Democratic Party, the red hat with the words “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) has become the new similar of racism. According to left wing activist and actress Alyssa Milano, wearing the MAGA hat is akin to wearing a “white hood.”

Thus, for Milano, supporting Donald Trump is the same thing as belonging to a white supremacist group like the KKK. Obviously, she has overlooked that the MAGA hat has been worn by African American conservatives and the President’s supporters like entertainer Kanye West. For a uber-progressive like Milano, it does not matter than there is nothing racially offensive in the slogan and that it was used by former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. Since it is now associated with Donald Trump, the “Make America Great Again” slogan has become incredibly racist. To leftists like Milano and her Hollywood friends, President Trump is the epitome of evil.


TO WIN IN 2020 TRUMP MUST BUILD THE WALL

Jan 19, 2019 — Jeff Crouere

TO WIN IN 2020 TRUMP MUST BUILD THE WALLIn his address to the nation, President Trump once again offered an olive branch to the Democrats. In exchange for $5.7 billion in funding for a border wall, he gave his support for a three-year extension of protection for the 700,000 immigrants who arrived in the country as children. This group was protected from deportation by former President Obama in his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

His previous offers to negotiate and compromise have been rejected by Democrats, who are being held captive by their far-left wing, which supports open borders. The President may soon come to the realization that the only way to end the government shutdown is to give up on a deal with the Democrats and declare a national emergency and start building the wall on his own.


The Democrat Freak Show has Begun

Jan 11, 2019 — Jeff Crouere

The Democrat Freak Show has Begun
Now that the mid-terms are over, and the new Congress has started, political observers have already started to focus on the 2020 presidential campaign. Every election cycle it begins earlier, especially in this case, because the Democrats and their supporters in the media are obsessed with defeating President Donald Trump.


IN CONGRESS, THE INMATES ARE NOW RUNNING THE ASYLUM

Jan 6, 2019 — Jeff Crouere

IN CONGRESS, THE INMATES ARE NOW RUNNING THE ASYLUM
The 116th Congress will be one for the record books, but not in a positive way. Sadly, the United States House of Representatives is now controlled by the Democratic Party for the first time in eight years.

The Republicans lost their grip on power for a variety of reasons including their refusal to enact the agenda endorsed by the American people in the 2016 election. As a result, Democrats have the spotlight and the ability to consider horrible ideas such as the “Green New Deal” proposal being floated by 29-year-old socialist superstar U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). She wants to raise the top income tax rate from 37%to 70% to move the country toward zero carbon emissions. If any of her proposals are ever enacted into law, Venezuela here we come!


MELANIA TRUMP IS THE RINGSIDE POLITICS CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Dec 28, 2018 — Jeff Crouere

MELANIA TRUMP IS THE RINGSIDE POLITICS CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Every year on the Ringside Politics program, we award our “Turkey” of the year during Thanksgiving and our “Champion” of the year in late December. This year, the “winner” of our turkey award was House Speaker Paul Ryan, a fitting choice for such a failed leader. However, our “Champion” award was a more difficult selection. During the past year, many fine people distinguished themselves in a positive way Finally, after input from our great listening audience, our decision was clear. For many reasons, including her grace and style under unrelenting criticism and pressure, First Lady Melania Trump was chosen as our Ringside Politics Champion of the Year.


Time For United States to Police Our Own Neighborhood

Dec 26, 2018 — Jeff Crouere

Time For United States to Police Our Own Neighborhood
In November of 2016, the American people elected Donald Trump to be our nation’s 45th President. He campaigned on a platform of bringing our troops back home from Syria and Afghanistan and focusing on an “America First” foreign policy. By announcing he was removing our 2,000 troops from Syria, the President is following through on another campaign promise.

Syria is a hodgepodge of multiple terrorist groups, regional forces, foreign troops and religious fighters exerting influence. Our forces have been working with the Kurdish fighters in the Northeast section of the country fighting Islamic State terrorists. The operation has been an amazing success and the Islamic State has suffered tremendous losses. In both Iraq and Syria, the terrorists now control only 1% of the land they used to dominate.


BABY, IT’S PC OUTSIDE

Dec 18, 2018 — Jeff Crouere

BABY, IT’S PC OUTSIDE
In this holiday season, the leftists who constantly promote politically correct (PC) causes have been working overtime. Instead of just enjoying this special time of the year with their families and friends, liberal activists have been on a search and destroy mission, targeting American cultural classics.

Their first victim was the innocent television special that airs on ABC, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. This cartoon has been broadcast for 45 years with no controversy; however, in our country today millions of people are now “woke.”  After the show aired in November, social media erupted with critics wondering why the show’s only black character “Franklin” was seated alone on one side of the table while three white characters were on the other side during Thanksgiving dinner.


Et tu Tucker?

Dec 8, 2018 — Jeff Crouere

Et tu Tucker?
Any American who follows the news coverage of President Trump knows that the mainstream media is completely opposed to him. Their coverage of his administration is biased, relentlessly negative and needlessly nasty. These haters could not even take a break from their Trump bashing during the funeral of former President George H. W. Bush. Liberal activists, masquerading as journalists on MSNBC and CNN, criticized the President for such trivia as folding his arms during the service and not singing from the hymnal like the other former Presidents. This pettiness is typical from a media that is afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome.


BUILD THE BORDER WALL OR SAY GOODBYE TO AMERICA

Dec 2, 2018 — Jeff Crouere

BUILD THE BORDER WALL OR SAY GOODBYE TO AMERICA
We have heard the chants for three years, “Build the Wall!” It was the number one reason why Americans elected Donald Trump as President in 2016. Unfortunately, it is the most glaring unfulfilled promise of the Trump presidency.

Although the President wants a border wall, he needs Congress to fund the construction. Until now, Congress has only provided an anemic $1.6 billion for the border wall. This pathetic amount is nowhere near the $25 billion that is actually needed to properly build a wall that will stop the influx of illegal aliens.


RINGSIDE POLITICS TURKEY OF THE YEAR:  HOUSE SPEAKER PAUL RYAN

Nov 25, 2018 — Jeff Crouere

RINGSIDE POLITICS TURKEY OF THE YEAR: HOUSE SPEAKER PAUL RYAN
Throughout our 20 years of Ringside Politics TV and radio programs, we have established an annual contest of awarding our “Turkey of the Year.” This Thanksgiving tradition was started to recognize those individuals who distinguished themselves in a particularly idiotic way. It seems appropriate since turkeys are commonly regarded as one of the dumbest animals on the planet.

Every year, the competition is fierce for there are many deserving celebrities and politicians. Previous winners have included filmmaker Michael Moore, former House Speakers John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi, former President Barack Obama and former New Orleans Mayor, current federal inmate, Ray Nagin.


TIME TO REIN IN THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORPS

Nov 18, 2018 — Jeff Crouere

TIME TO REIN IN THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORPS
In the aftermath of U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly’s ruling that reinstated the White House press pass of CNN’s Jim Acosta, the President outlined some overdue changes that will be implemented. Hereafter, the White House will be “writing up rules and regulations,” according to the President. He also predicted that “if they don’t listen to the rules and regulations, we’ll end up back in court, and we’ll win.”

This is necessary after the grandstanding Acosta made a mockery of the President’s post mid-term election news conference. It was another example of Acosta’s bad behavior. After asking several questions, the President tried to move on to another reporter. Incredibly, Acosta refused to relinquish the microphone to the intern who was trying to allow another reporter to ask a question.


A NEW LOW FOR CNN’S PRIMA DONNA

Nov 12, 2018 — Jeff Crouere

A NEW LOW FOR CNN’S PRIMA DONNA
The President’s first post midterm election news conference was a rowdy spectacle at the White House. It was an 87-minute marathon with almost universally hostile questions from liberal reporters and combative answers from the President.

The entire episode exposed the horrible relationship that exists between the mostly liberal media and President Trump. This type of craziness would have never happened during the Obama presidency. Of course, the media did not ask tough questions to President Obama and gave him the type of respect that President Trump never receives. During the Obama years, the media acted like obedient lap dogs, but, in this administration, they have transformed into rabid attack dogs.


Make Media Miserable Again

Nov 4, 2018 — Jeff Crouere

Make Media Miserable Again
If you are ever feeling unhappy and need a lift in spirits, a great idea is to go back and watch the online videos showing the liberal media literally crying after the election of Donald Trump as President in 2016. Their reactions are hysterical as the so-called experts in the media were totally dumbfounded that Trump was elected.

In the weeks before the 2016 election, network news anchors and reporters were convinced that Hillary Clinton would win. They were confidently predicting that Trump could do nothing to change the outcome of the election. In fact, in the early part of the Election Night coverage, there was celebration and eager anticipation of a Hillary Clinton victory speech.