There is something about Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, I just don’t like.
He grates on me.
Perhaps, it is because he thinks he is smarter than everyone else?
In any case, calling the GOP “STUPID” and saying that 2016 Presidential aspirants need their heads examined is a non-starter for me.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said Monday that Republicans already thinking about the 2016 presidential race need “to get their head examined” because the party is just beginning to recalibrate its messaging in the aftermath of President Obama’s reelection.
“Anybody on the Republican side even thinking or talking about running for president in 2016, I’ve said, needs to get their head examined,” Jindal told “Fox and Friends.” “And the reason I say that is, we’ve lost two presidential elections in a row, we need to be winning the debate of ideas, then we’ll win elections.”
Jindal, considered an early front-runner for the Republican nomination, said that the party’s struggles despite polling showing a desire for smaller government was evidence that a reboot was necessary.
I don’t think Jindal will need to have his head examined, since he is going nowhere, but representing the state of Louisiana.
Former Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at the Hispanic Leadership Network’s conference, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 in MiamiYou knew it was going to start.
The GOP establishment is getting antsy about Mitt Romney and if he does manage to lose Michigan – well, he is done.
A prominent Republican senator just told me that if Romney can’t win in Michigan, the Republican Party needs to go back to the drawing board and convince somebody new to get into the race.
“If Romney cannot win Michigan, we need a new candidate,” said the senator, who has not endorsed anyone and requested anonymity.
The senator believes Romney will ultimately win in Michigan but says he will publicly call for the party to find a new candidate if he does not.
“We’d get killed,” the senator said if Romney manages to win the nomination after he failed to win the state in which he grew up.
“He’d be too damaged,” he said. “If he can’t even win in Michigan, where his family is from, where he grew up.”
What about Rick Santorum?
“He’d lose 35 states,” the senator said, predicting the same fate for Newt Gingrich.
And, who would the new candidate be?
Jeb Bush, said this Senator.
I, frankly, think it will be Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels or Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal – or even Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan.
If the GOP wants to win against President Obama, they had better hope Santorum beats Romney in Michigan.
Day By Day by Chris MuirWell, Chris what do you expect from the Obama Administration? It is “hope and change” so keep hoping that they will change and do something right.
“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.'”
The BP Oil Spill Crisis is only becoming worse and worse from government inaction and incompetence.
Day By Day by Chris MuirLousiana Governor Bobby Jindal is NOT happy with President Obama and federal efforts to protect the Louisiana coast.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said the state will not waiting for federal approval to begin building sand barriers to protect the coastline from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Oil has pushed at least 12 miles into Louisiana’s marshes, with two major pelican rookeries awash in crude.
Gov. Jindal was critical of the amount of boom his state received to ward off the oil seeping toward the coastline. But his major gripe comes at the expense of the Army Corps of Engineers, who have yet to give the go-ahead for the building of sand booms to protect the Louisiana wetlands. He used photographic evidence of oil breaking through hard booms, soft booms and another layer of protection, before being finally being corralled by a sand boom built by the National Guard.
“It is so much better for us. We don’t want oil on one inch of Louisiana’s coastline, but we’d much rather fight this oil off of a hard coast, off of an island, off of an island, off of a sandy beach on our coastal islands, rather than having to fight it inside in these wetlands,” Gov. Jindal said, making the case for sand booms.
The governor said he has been forced to protect Louisiana without the approval of the Army Corps of Engineers, which is weighing the ecological impact of the construction of more sand booms.
“We are not waiting for them. We are going to build it,” Jindal said.
Is 2010 Congressional Midterm and 2012 Presidential politics being played out in Louisiana?
Every day the BP oil leak continues, is a day that Obama’s and the Democrat’s big government will be criticized as ineffective and inept.
Slow Joe Biden at his best
Say it ain’t so, Joe. Because you are wrong to the point of another GAFFE.
Giving the republican response to President Obama’s speech Tuesday night, Governor Bobby Jindal pointed out fundamental differences in how republicans and democrats see the economy.
“But what I don’t understand from Governor Jindal is what would he do?,” asks Joe Biden while on the Early Show.
That rhetorical question to Governor Jindal on the Early Show, was followed with this.
“in Louisiana there’s 400 people a day losing their jobs, what’s he doing?” asks Biden.
But that claim is wrong, if you look at the numbers from the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
“In December, Louisiana was the only state in the nation besides the District of Columbia, according to the national press release that added employment over the month,” says Patty Granier with the Louisiana Workforce Commission. According to her, not only is Louisiana not losing jobs. “The state gained 3,700 jobs for the seasonally adjusted employment,” Granier said of the most recent figures.
You don’t even have to take my word for it, these are number you can check out yourself if you just go to laworks.net, there you can find the latest unemployment statistics, statistics that appear to directly contradict what the vice president said this morning.
The GAFFE MACHINE that keeps on giving.
Chris Matthews last night on MSNBC
I was taken aback by that peculiar stagecraft, the walking from somewhere in the back of this narrow hall, this winding staircase looming there, the odd anti-bellum look of the scene. Was this some mimicking of a president walking along the state floor to the East Room?
Antebellum means “pre-Civil War.”
So, is Matthews making a jaded remark related to Jindal’s southern accent, being from a deep southern Confererate state, Jindal is non-white and the fact that he is criticizing the first African-American President?
Take your pick – all of the above.
Ace has more about this “outsourced” comment from this further Matthews commentary on Jindal’s response.Chris Matthews thinks GOP Outsourced The State of the union response to Indian Bobby Jindal. In every area that was touched on, they had to get an outside guy. They had to outsource the response tonight, the Republican party. They had to outsource it to someone who had nothing to do with Congress because the Republicans in Congress had nothing to do with the programs he was talking about tonight or the record he referred to.
Hearst White House columnist Helen Thomas poses a question to U.S. President Barack Obama during his first news conference as president in the East Room of the White House in Washington, February 9, 2009Maybe Flap will reconsider his opinion about the Louisiana Governor.
Actually, Jindal’s presentation last night was poor, the substance of his remarks was OK and there was nothing fatal to his political career.
Chris Matthews last night on MSNBC
Yeah, Louisiana Governor Booby Jindal’s delivery of his speech was not that great but Chris Matthew’s response was as he was walking out.
Folks actually watch Matthews?
After watching President Obama’s faux State of the Union speech last night and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s Republican response, the old man McCain and the flashy Sarah Palin don’t look so bad, now do they?
Will the GOP be able to resist Sarah Palin in 2012?
Seriously, can you see her in a contest with Mitt Romney, Bobby Jindal and Mike Huckabee?
Louisiana GOP Governor Bobby Jindalâ€™s exorcism
Jim Geraghty wonders if it is important today of all days to remember Republican Governor Bobby Jindal’s experience with an exorcism, dating back to 1994.
Since Jindal is being touted as the anti-Obama and the great GOP 2012 Hope in delivering tonight’s GOP response to President Obama’s faux State of the Union Speech, it is.
David Brody has more about Jindal’s story about demons and spiritual warfare.
Republican Bobby Jindal has a big moment tonight. The national response he gives to President Obamaâ€™s speech tonight could be the launching pad for a 2012 presidential run.
If the Louisiana Governor runs for President in 2012, heâ€™ll have a lot going for him. Fiscal conservatives love him, social conservatives love him and he would literally be a fresh face for the GOP. Not your typical GOP politician if you know what I mean. Plus, he has the intellectual heft to go up against President Obama. But thereâ€™s one incident from his past that may scare some folks.
In 1994 when Jindal was in his early 20â€™s he wrote an article entitled, â€œBeating a Demon: Physical Dimensions of Spiritual Warfare.â€ In it he describes being present for what many would refer to as a spiritual exorcism. It involved his best friend at the time â€œSusan.â€ It is a truly captivating read full of talk of demons, screaming, praying, crosses, peace, etc. In many ways the whole experience left Jindal with more questions than answers but you can bet that if Jindal runs this topic will come up big time.
The Brody File has read the entire article but had to pay $1.50. To do the same, click here. However, The Brody File has provided a major excerpt of it below. This is in Jindalâ€™s own words and it is essential reading.
Iâ€™m sure some will read this and afterwards try to label Jindal as someone with strange religious views. But in typical Jindal fashion, he dissects the situation intellectually. He experienced something that clearly had a major impact in his life. Now if he does run for President, this incident will be under the microscope and heâ€™ll be put on the couch by the mainstream media.
Read the piece and reflect.
Then, the Exit Question: Can Jindal transcend some pretty strange and scary religious practices to run for the Presidency?
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