Jindal: GOP should ’stop being the stupid party’

From Politico:

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday called on Republicans to “stop being the stupid party” and make a concerted effort to reach a broader swath of voters with an inclusive economic message that pre-empts efforts to caricature the GOP as the party of the rich….

“We’ve got to make sure that we are not the party of big business, big banks, big Wall Street bailouts, big corporate loopholes, big anything,” Jindal told POLITICO in a 45-minute telephone interview. “We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys.”

He was just as blunt on how the GOP should speak to voters, criticizing his party for offending and speaking down to much of the electorate.

“It is no secret we had a number of Republicans damage our brand this year with offensive, bizarre comments — enough of that,” Jindal said. “It’s not going to be the last time anyone says something stupid within our party, but it can’t be tolerated within our party. We’ve also had enough of this dumbed-down conservatism. We need to stop being simplistic, we need to trust the intelligence of the American people and we need to stop insulting the intelligence of the voters.”

– Jay Bookman

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USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 13th, 2012
9:40 am

““It’s not going to be the last time anyone says something stupid within our party, but it can’t be tolerated within our party. ”

I’m looking forward to him giving this message to Rush … personally …

Joe Hussein Mama

November 13th, 2012
9:43 am

Can’t be tolerated? WTF?

It’s been part of their freakin’ PLAYBOOK for the last 20+ years. :roll:

Thomas

November 13th, 2012
9:43 am

You mean saying things like women who are raped should enjoy it or do something about it- heretofore only heard from the likes of Bobby Knight. You mean “self deportation” whatever the hell that means. “Oh honey- grab the kids and grandma- I will call a yellow cab- Mexico City here we come”. You mean we not only shouldn’t raise taxes- we should lower them- brilliant! You mean elect a billionaire to run for office v. a “salt of the earth” person.?

Other than that the RNC was game on in 2012.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 13th, 2012
9:44 am

“I will call a yellow cab- Mexico City here we come”

:lol:

Brosephus™

November 13th, 2012
9:45 am

“We’ve got to make sure that we are not the party of big business, big banks, big Wall Street bailouts, big corporate loopholes, big anything,”

There goes his campaign contributions. He just stuck his horn on his forehead… RINO!!!!!!!

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 13th, 2012
9:45 am

We need to stop being simplistic, we need to trust the intelligence of the American people and we need to stop insulting the intelligence of the voters.”

Publicly throw Norquist, Fox News and talk-radio under the bus, then we’ll talk.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 13th, 2012
9:45 am

somewhat related …

… speaking of saying stupid things – when Forbes dope-slaps you about your math, you really need to sit down and shut up.

yeah, I’m looking at you (and your crappy pizzas) papa john: http://www.forbes.com/sites/calebmelby/2012/11/12/breaking-down-centi-millionaire-papa-john-schnatters-obamacare-math/

Peter

November 13th, 2012
9:45 am

WOW. the light bulb came on !!!!!

I am impressed…….. now if Congress will get to work America can get back on it’s feet !

indigo

November 13th, 2012
9:46 am

Power, money and ideology are very important to Republican politicians. However, getting elected and re-elected is even more important. So, Jindal is among the first of his Party to understand this as he gets ready to say and do anything, like Romney, to get re-elected.

When top Republicans start doing 180’s, again like Romney, you’ll know just how sincere and committed to “compassionate conservatism” they really are.

Thomas

November 13th, 2012
9:46 am

Oh- one more thing. Although flawed as all movements are- only 10% of Americans know what the original Tea Party was- how about a little branding starting with a rename to Whiskey Drinking Small Govt Party or Mini Gov’t People- I don’t know but do know tea party is a little outdated and is a little bit wussified.

Mick

November 13th, 2012
9:47 am

Good luck with that mr. jindal – once you’ve jumped the shark, it’s pretty hard to get back to where you once belonged…

godless heathen

November 13th, 2012
9:47 am

Bro: In case you missed it downstairs, Alabama Black Snake would make a good name for a band.

East Cobb RINO, Inc (LLC)

November 13th, 2012
9:47 am

“We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys.”

So they should switch to the democratic party?

Doggone/GA

November 13th, 2012
9:48 am

Yeah, sure…’cause he was really just that blunt BEFORE they lost the White House. Uh huh

East Cobb RINO, Inc (LLC)

November 13th, 2012
9:49 am

I still cannot get over the creepy Mr Rogers response to the State of the Union speech he gave a few years back.

Aquagirl

November 13th, 2012
9:50 am

Bobby Jindal is complaining about the stupid infesting the GOP? Wow, he broke the irony meter on that one.

Paul

November 13th, 2012
9:51 am

He said it to Politico. Smart. Did you notice the phrasing? “Stop being the stupid party’? Which means they now ARE the stupid party.

Just the other day Bill Crystal said a tax increase on the rich wouldn’t hurt a thing and asked why on earth the Republican Party would want to fall on its sword to protect a bunch of millionaires, half of whom voted for Obama and half who live in Beverly Hills?

Those top-tier tax rate increases, they are a-coming!

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 13th, 2012
9:51 am

“We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys.””

what he REALLY means is that they can’t say that out loud.

middle of the road

November 13th, 2012
9:52 am

“only 10% of Americans know what the original Tea Party was”

I imagined that it started out being only the “Taxed Enough Already” party, and then just became the ultra-conservative wing of the conservative party. Am I correct?

barking frog

November 13th, 2012
9:52 am

Ignorance is self inflicted, stupid is forever.

SBinf

November 13th, 2012
9:52 am

GOP – Grand Old Poopy-heads

Thanks Grover!

East Cobb RINO, Inc (LLC)

November 13th, 2012
9:53 am

Yes middle of the road , that is the way I remember it.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 13th, 2012
9:53 am

Is Reince Priebus still Chairman of the Republican National Committee?

Georgia

November 13th, 2012
9:54 am

Jindal? Calling others stupid? This brings up: Who will be the Red candidate in 2016? Newt? Look at Newt lately: polite, smiling, appearing with his wife on the View, and acting like an unpaid social liason at an officers wives’ club bridge party. Oh, let me at him. Please nominate Newt.

Beggin’ here.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 13th, 2012
9:54 am

USinUK — “… speaking of saying stupid things – when Forbes dope-slaps you about your math, you really need to sit down and shut up.”

I read that. My first thought was that while Schnatter claims that the ACA is going to drive up his costs by 10-14 cents a pie, his douchey comments will probably cost him enough business to keep his revenue flat.

SBinf

November 13th, 2012
9:55 am

Anyone notice the irony? The GOP has been using abortion as a wedge issue since the 90s. Now that the tide is turning against them, abortion is suddenly a distraction, and part of a manufactured “war on women.”

GOP made its bed, time to lie in it!

Martin the Calvinist

November 13th, 2012
9:55 am

Oh come on, both parties belittle each other, both parties would rather denigrate the opposing candidate instead of talking issues, both use talking points instead of really elaborating on ideas, both parties scare voters into voting for them than the other guy…….y’all should give Jindal a break. He’s being honest here.

JF McNamara

November 13th, 2012
9:57 am

Ummm, your base is signing secessionist petitions. Good luck with that.

Brosephus™

November 13th, 2012
9:57 am

godless

There are two groups that I think use that name. I can’t do youtube on this PC, but there were links when I did a search for that term. I think one group is out of the Pacific Northwest of all places… :)

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 13th, 2012
9:57 am

JHM – makes one wonder why he had the business in the first place

(but then, I always thought the same about Dominoes – god awful pizzas, the both of them)

Joe Hussein Mama

November 13th, 2012
10:00 am

USinUK — “(but then, I always thought the same about Dominoes – god awful pizzas, the both of them)”

We patronize our local independent shop; they cost more, but they use premium ingredients and they worked with us to tweak some of their ingredients when I was terribly, terribly sick a few years back.

That kind of flexibility and responsiveness builds customer loyalty. And it’s a lesson the GOP could stand to learn.

kayaker 71

November 13th, 2012
10:01 am

So, now what are the Repubs supposed to do, approve blanket amnesty for all of those illegal Democratic latino voters? Over 70% voted for Bozoclause to get the free money. Many can’t even speak English so do you think for a New York minuted that ideology means a damn thing to them? They come from a country where the govt makes all of the decisions and controls most of the wealth. Why should it be any different in their “adopted” country? Go ahead, give them amnesty but with the stipulation that they can’t vote for 25 years. Then see how excited the Demos are to go ahead with this insane plan.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 13th, 2012
10:01 am

makes one wonder why he had the business in the first place

With a name like Smuckers Schnatter, it has to be good?

DebbieDoRight - Math has a very strong anti-conservative bias

November 13th, 2012
10:02 am

Jindal is talking out the side of his neck. He’s the governor of Louisiana…….you know LOUISIANA? The state that just made “voucherism” a new curse word?

He authorized public school money to start Charter Schools, most of them religiously slanted, YET he would NOT authorize any charter schools that had a MULSIM religion.

He can’t even pretend correctly.

Louisiana Education Reform: Bobby Jindal Voucher Program Snubs Islamic School

Joe Hussein Mama

November 13th, 2012
10:02 am

JF McNamara — “Ummm, your base is signing secessionist petitions. Good luck with that.”

They seem to have forgotten their tried-and-true old saw, that of “the majority rules.”

I suppose that instead of just building a wall along the Rio Grande, Texans would have to build a wall around the entire state in order to keep damyankeez out as well. (giggling) :D

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 13th, 2012
10:03 am

Well, I’m pretty sure this Jindal fellow wasn’t understood right. I mean, he’s not saying I should invite the illegal I hire to rake up the leaves to come inside my trailer. Was he? He better be careful or us rednecks will strike him plumb off the list of canadates for President in 2016 to replace the illegal pond scum Socialist Communist Kenyan President Obama.

Heck, considering the lousy job he done on TV a year or so ago, I might volunteer to speak for him. I could probly get somebody to clean up all the slang I use for Mexicans and such. Then everybody would understand me real clear and this Jindal fellow would be back in our good graces where he should be.

Have a good Tuesday everybody..

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 13th, 2012
10:03 am

70% of illegals voted?

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 13th, 2012
10:03 am

Perhaps Bobby can exorcise the stupid out of the GOP.

“the power of IKE compels you, the power of IKE compels you”

response from the demon

“you mother sews socks that smell”

SBinf

November 13th, 2012
10:03 am

Bozoclause

That’s clever. Goodness, with all the vitriol and name calling, I simply can’t understand why Romney lost. Gee, its a big mystery.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 13th, 2012
10:03 am

K71 — “So, now what are the Repubs supposed to do, approve blanket amnesty for all of those illegal Democratic latino voters? Over 70% voted for Bozoclause to get the free money. Many can’t even speak English so do you think for a New York minuted that ideology means a damn thing to them? They come from a country where the govt makes all of the decisions and controls most of the wealth. Why should it be any different in their “adopted” country? Go ahead, give them amnesty but with the stipulation that they can’t vote for 25 years. Then see how excited the Demos are to go ahead with this insane plan.”

Hey, how’d your guys in Colorado do, Kayaker? Romney get those 320 votes you swore he’d come up with? :D

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 13th, 2012
10:04 am

“We patronize our local independent shop; they cost more”

we use a local place, too – and their pizza is OUT FLIPPING STANDING!!! so much better than anything I’ve gotten from a chain – cooked in a wood-burning oven and worth every penny.

getalife

November 13th, 2012
10:04 am

Sorry about our governor cons.

Don’t change a thing.

You are perfect just the way you are.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 13th, 2012
10:04 am

K’Chak — “70% of illegals voted?”

A late-breaking conservative meme.

Newt is nuts

November 13th, 2012
10:04 am

The comment from Georgia is interesting. My favorite Republican is planning to stay around to entertain us. Seriously, does anyone pass up a chance to watch Newt on TV?

They BOTH suck

November 13th, 2012
10:05 am

Will be interesting to see how Jindal’s comments go over within Republican circles. He seems to be well respected in those circles with the potential for higher office.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 13th, 2012
10:06 am

I am all for Jindal and others leading the GOP out of the stupidity swamps and to the more moderate positions of the far far past. I suspect however that the battle has just commenced and after “breeding” a bunch of idiot zealots who now demand to succeed and who have swallowed at the jingles and slogans like Nein, Nein, Nein, there are going to be some casualties from the “friendly fire”. Christie may already be one.

TBone

November 13th, 2012
10:06 am

I think you are onto something here. The more the GOP tries to emulate the DEM party the stupider they become. I think that’s what Jindal is saying. Progressives are all about base level emotionalism with a large dose of message manipulation.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 13th, 2012
10:06 am

USinUK — “we use a local place, too – and their pizza is OUT FLIPPING STANDING!!! so much better than anything I’ve gotten from a chain – cooked in a wood-burning oven and worth every penny.”

MmmMMMMmmmmmMMMmmmm

Double helping of sliced steak, bell peppers and FETA. (drool) :D

Joe Hussein Mama

November 13th, 2012
10:07 am

NiN — “Seriously, does anyone pass up a chance to watch Newt on TV?”

He was jabbering up a storm on Morning Joe today.

They BOTH suck

November 13th, 2012
10:07 am

“Count on it” Kayaker

Good to see you. How many of the “coldest beers in Atlanta” have you had to buy in the last week?

Maybe next election we will have better choices on both sides of the aisle, but don’t “count on it”.

;-)

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 13th, 2012
10:07 am

Progressives are all about base level emotionalism with a large dose of message manipulation.

The smoking gun is the mushroom cloud.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 13th, 2012
10:09 am

Many can’t even speak English so do you think for a New York minuted [sic] that ideology means a damn thing to them?

So English is now a requirement of citizenship. Why I remember the founding fathers demand “No taxation without English and representation.” Damn those NYer’s for having a different time system….yes BUTCH, I mean YOU! :P

Oscar

November 13th, 2012
10:09 am

If the GOP stepped into the 21st century would would all those people who want to say in the 19th centruy vote for?

hiram

November 13th, 2012
10:10 am

Nothing will change in the GOP as long as gerrymandering of congressional districts continues to beget nutcases like Todd Akin and Paul Broun. The GOP, more than any other entity, would benefit from outlawing the practice.

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think.

November 13th, 2012
10:10 am

Jindal is correct, of course, but we are still dealing with Congress as a whole and I’m reminded of that mark twain quote: “if pro is the opposite of con, then progress is the opposite of Congress.” Just sitting here hoping that Congress will get it together before the first of the year.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 13th, 2012
10:10 am

KUTGF — “I suspect however that the battle has just commenced and after “breeding” a bunch of idiot zealots who now demand to succeed and who have swallowed at the jingles and slogans like Nein, Nein, Nein, there are going to be some casualties from the “friendly fire”. Christie may already be one.”

Agree. There’s a power vacuum, and every crazoid, separatist and Dominion-loving Bible-thumper among them is going to be jockeying for position to remake the GOP in their own image.

My wife honestly believes that the GOP is going to break up; some folks will leave for the TEA party (business-friendly types), some will leave for the Libertarians and what’s left might join forces with the Constitution party (religious conservatives), but she feels that the coalition of those interest groups is way past its Sell By date.

DebbieDoRight - Math has a very strong anti-conservative bias

November 13th, 2012
10:10 am

SBinF: abortion is suddenly a distraction, and part of a manufactured “war on women.”

Manufactured my auntie em! Anytime the governor of a state wants to PROBE women who wish to have an abortion, that is not “manufactured”! He almost got away with it too; but for the thousands of women that stood at the state capitol steps every day screaming his name promising retribution.

=========================

K71 — Do you need a hug?

Oscar

November 13th, 2012
10:11 am

So English is now a requirement of citizenship.

_________

It always has been for all those who were not born here. All the tests are given in English. And should continue to be.

fedup

November 13th, 2012
10:11 am

They never learn their lessons. Instead of talking about the financial meltdown they will be talking about the generals with their pants down.

Thomas Heyward Jr

November 13th, 2012
10:13 am

Free Government Cheese for everyone and……………………………
.
Forward Soviet!

getalife

November 13th, 2012
10:13 am

No use crying over spilled ilk.

Stay the course cons.

You give America comedy.

Brosephus™

November 13th, 2012
10:13 am

approve blanket amnesty for all of those illegal Democratic latino voters? Over 70% voted for Bozoclause to get the free money.

Serious disconnect there. If there are illegal Democratic Latino voters, I’m more than certain that the Republicans would have already proven that. If they were illegal, they wouldn’t have voted at all.

Many can’t even speak English so do you think for a New York minuted that ideology means a damn thing to them?

One does not have to speak a lick of English to become a citizen of the United States. We do not have an official language.

English Language Exemptions

You Are Exempt From The English Language Requirement, But Are Still Required To Take The Civics Test If You Are:

Age 50 or older at the time of filing for naturalization and have lived as a permanent resident (green card holder) in the United States for 20 years (commonly referred to as the “50/20” exception).
OR

Age 55 or older at the time of filing for naturalization and have lived as a permanent resident in the United States for 15 years (commonly referred to as the “55/15” exception).

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think.

November 13th, 2012
10:13 am

USinUk, JHM…

Pizza? No thanks, but a good calzone I would sell my soul for… really drooling here… :)

weetamoe

November 13th, 2012
10:14 am

Rush is not * in* the party and is not a republican. That would be the titular head of the party Colin Powell, who has less integrity than Rush. It does not matter how inclusive the republicans are because there are democrats and media supporters who say * hey they really don’t like you. They just want your vote.* When Martinez, Haley, Love, and other minority women spoke at the convention, media coverage on major networks switched to discussions of other *news* stories. When Kerry Washington–closer to the 1% than any of those conservative women–delivered a long passionate whine about the status of women she received gushing praise. Give Jindal props for trying but he of all people should know it will not work.

Oscar

November 13th, 2012
10:14 am

K71 — Do you need a hug?

_____

Or maybe a PROBE?

Hoof Hearted

November 13th, 2012
10:14 am

Jindal ought to know about the party of stupid, considering some of the things he’s said and done. So now, all of the sudden, he has seen the light? I don’t believe it for a second.

Also, opposing “the bailouts” is hardly a truly populist position, even the bailouts for Wall Street. The Wall Street bailouts weren’t about protecting the super-rich; they were about preventing our entire financial system from collapsing, which would have hurt the average person a LOT more than the Wall Street tycoons. The fact that Wall Street benefited was an “unfortunate” by-product. This continued opposition to the bailouts (Wall Street, Auto Industry, etc.) even now, after the overwhelming majority of economists find that they staved off the second great depression, clearly indicates that you might be one of the leaders of the “party of stupid.”

GA Dawg

November 13th, 2012
10:15 am

Jindal’s statement comes as no surprise. Jindal is about as much of A REAL American as Obama. We’d need his birth certificate too.

Oscar

November 13th, 2012
10:15 am

Rush is not * in* the party and is not a republican.
_______

Stopped reading right there.

Jefferson

November 13th, 2012
10:16 am

Reasonable people can come to reasonable conclusions under reasonable conditions unless you are a republican.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 13th, 2012
10:16 am

““70% of illegals voted?”

A late-breaking conservative meme.”

but, of course … it was the mural what made ‘em do it.

Erwin's cat

November 13th, 2012
10:16 am

JHM – Can’t be tolerated? WTF?

It’s been part of their freakin’ PLAYBOOK for the last 20+ years. :roll:

I always said that the party “left me” years ago

getalife

November 13th, 2012
10:16 am

Thanks for that dawg.

Pure comedy.

liberalextremist

November 13th, 2012
10:17 am

DebbieDoRight – I would like to send you an e-hug for your 10:02 am comment.

Jindal is the voice of extremism in La. politics. It is either his way or the highway. In his comments he is talking out of the side of his mouth. He means lie to the electorate and then we will do something entirely different once in office. This charter school non-sense in La. is meant to destroy and end public education. Please do not be fooled.

I will return to my normal activities of reading your comments.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 13th, 2012
10:17 am

“Pizza? No thanks, but a good calzone I would sell my soul for… really drooling here… :)

they sell those, too … nomnomnom

kayaker 71

November 13th, 2012
10:18 am

Suck, 10:07,

After a brief interlude to lick my wounds, we are back with a fury. As I told a blogger on the last thread, this crow really does taste a lot like chicken. Just goes to show you how wrong a person can be. Hell, you liberals need as many conservatives as possible to keep you honest, if that’s even possible. Keep in mind that 49% of the people in this country simply do not want to live in a Bozo America. Some are calling the Demo victory a mandate, however a true mandate is a 49/1 Reagan victory. You have a long way to go.

barking frog

November 13th, 2012
10:18 am

They cannot cure their stupid people but they can correct their stupid platform.

getalife

November 13th, 2012
10:19 am

Are cons actually feeling shame?

Nah, just making excuses.

Oscar

November 13th, 2012
10:20 am

GA Dawg

November 13th, 2012
10:15 am

_________

All candidates need to have their birth certificate handy.

Paul

November 13th, 2012
10:20 am

kayaker 71

“So, now what are the Repubs supposed to do, approve blanket amnesty for all of those illegal Democratic latino voters?”

I turned on Rush right after the election and now here you are, repeating the same thing he said. “What are we supposed to do?” followed by a bunch of silly examples like ‘blanket amnesty.’

Patrick

November 13th, 2012
10:21 am

Hopefully “not being the stupid party” also includes embracing scientific certainties like Evolution and Climate Change.

alex

November 13th, 2012
10:21 am

Terrific, the future of the GOP:fiscal conservative and social moderates, this will appeal to the majority of americans (I believe), All “families” will have the crazy Aunt, so we will have to deal with those crazies. Goodbye to “death by primary”. The changing of the guard, this is good news for all who value a viable two party system, exchange of ideas,etc……The liberal have the socialists, the repubs have the Tea partiers, this is great news;’like making sausage…..:

Mick

November 13th, 2012
10:21 am

kam

I refer to the republican chairman as “dunce” priebus, what a loser. He makes michael steele look like a genius…

skipper

November 13th, 2012
10:21 am

Zealotry on both sides has hurt both parties. Maybe, instead of some lunatic-fringe third party a REAL third party called the “Common-Sense” party will come into being! As a repub, if you are not fervently anti-abortion-anti government far-right, you do not count anymore. As a Dem, if you are not in gay-pride parades and for sending everybody money you are not quite in, either. What about every-day walking-around common sense? The over-zealous attitudes of both the left and the right are fast becoming a bore.

barking frog

November 13th, 2012
10:21 am

Kayaker 71
@ 10:18

Roughly stated but I agree.

Oscar

November 13th, 2012
10:22 am

You have a long way to go.
_______

And a short time to get there.

Brosephus™

November 13th, 2012
10:22 am

Pizza? No thanks, but a good calzone I would sell my soul for… really drooling here…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msQPHxTUgzI

Paul

November 13th, 2012
10:22 am

JMH

““We patronize our local independent shop; they cost more””

On the rare occasions we eat pizza, it’s the same with us. One is a sit-down place. Other is a midscale Italian restaurant, do take-out, it’s about a third more than the chains, but I eat for what tastes really good, not for what’s a few buck cheaper.

Besides which, I’d rather support the local businesses.

getalife

November 13th, 2012
10:23 am

kay,

Did you look at the immigration deal they reached?

What do you think?

I think it is not bad.

They BOTH suck

November 13th, 2012
10:23 am

“Keep in mind that 49% of the people in this country simply do not want to live in a Bozo America.”

Keep in mind that we can argue all day what a mandate is or isn’t (Charles Krauthammer claimed Bush had one with less EC votes in 04), the election was not close in terms of the Electoral College and more than that 49% you mention did vote for Obama. Joking asides, I’m not one to care much about mandates. The President will have to work with Congress and vice versa. That means each will have to give and take.

I really did think you would be back sooner. Some of your fellow right leaning bloggers are still missing in action or have taken on new names.

Peadawg

November 13th, 2012
10:23 am

Amen Bobby!!

Mick

November 13th, 2012
10:24 am

yaker

Ahhh…I remember it well, in 2004 48% of the population didn’t want to live in a bushworld, by 2008 turns out we were correct…

kayaker 71

November 13th, 2012
10:24 am

“When plunder has become a way of life for a group of people living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it”.

Frederic Bastiat
1801-1850

Gale

November 13th, 2012
10:24 am

I would not call it “insulting the intelligence of the voters” if they buy that nonsense hook, line and sinker.

paulo977

November 13th, 2012
10:25 am

Jindal.calling the GOP stupid ? He is not also including himself in that bunch is he? What a hypocrite ! Let’s do a poll of those who he oppressed in his state!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paul

November 13th, 2012
10:25 am

kayaker 71

You may want to keep up with what your party’s doing on immigration. I didn’t mean Rush’s party. The Republican Party.

“Senate Immigration Talks: Lindsey Graham, Chuck Schumer”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/11/senate-immigration_n_2113658.html

Amnesty, yes.

Blanket, no.

But strawmen are easier to set up on display, aren’t they?

Georgia

November 13th, 2012
10:25 am

English for most on the citizenship tests, yes. But for the deaf, the sign language is Italian, and for the blind, the braille is in French. For the deaf, dumb and blind, the test is given in a grueling series of pinata and pin the tail on the donkey tests. Then, the candidate for citizenship is asked to smell underwear and guess whether it’s from the CIA director, his concubine, or his wife. That’s politics in the USA, no more proper, no less idiotic.

I’ve lost faith…….I mean, Broadwell is a Harvard Graduate? Obviously that means nothing. She didn’t know those anonymous emails are never anonymous? And that “drop box” gag Patraeus relied on for his own secrecy? I guess they fooled us, eh? And this is the very very top that our country has to offer?

I’ve lost faith. Man oh man, it’s still wide open out there, and……..aww I don’t wanna talk about it.

Oscar

November 13th, 2012
10:26 am

Jindal is right. The GOP needs a message other than dismantle all government programs enacted since 1932 and lower taxes on the rich. That program just does not sell anymore. Not to the majortiy of people. It plays well out west and in rural areas where they don’t want any type of government. But those people are not in the majority anymore.

Brosephus™

November 13th, 2012
10:26 am

however a true mandate is a 49/1 Reagan victory

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Reagan had a mandate??? I guess that’s why he went spend happy and did all those tax increases and such. That second term unleashed the big government hounds and this country has never looked back.

Robert Lee - Cogito ergo zoom

November 13th, 2012
10:26 am

Yea, lets hear some more about seeing Jindals birth certificate!!! I love it when the loyal opposition refuses to let something go that most normal people see thru immediatley. Reminds me of my extremely conservative brother’s viewpoints all the while his grandkids are on welfare with no dad. Seperated from reality.

hiram

November 13th, 2012
10:28 am

For those Republicans who continue to associate illegal aliens with the Democrats – lest we forget, it was almost exclusively, members of the Republican party who recruited them here, to exploit them as a source of cheap labor, e.g., the carpet mills in Dalton, poultry processors in Gainesville, onion farmers in S. Georgia. The unions(bastions for Democrats), fought tooth and nail to stop them.
Ultimately, it is the greed of the GOP elite that will end the party’s relevance.