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.
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?
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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Louisiana GOP Governor Bobby Jindal’s exorcism
This is NOT good for the GOP.
Everything the media tried to pin on Sarah Palin, [Bobby] Jindal actually did: he promoted and signed a creationism bill (with help from the Discovery Institute), he took part in an amateur exorcism and claimed it cured a woman of cancer, and possibly worst of all, he pals around with people on the extreme edges of fundamentalist Christianity, and at least one person who has associated with outright neo-Nazis.
Flap had the creationism worry earlier today re: Mark Sanford, Tim Pawlenty, and Bobby Jindal.
And, to think, Flap was worried about Sarah Palin and her equivocation on creationism in the schools. Hell, Sarah looks pretty good compared to the others.
He will be eaten alive in a national campaign.
Sarah singing along to the Gretchen Wilson song â€œRedneck Womanâ€ at the 10/26/08 Asheville, NC rally
Whether the Republican presidential ticket wins or loses on Tuesday, a group of prominent conservatives are planning to meet the next day to discuss the way forward, and whatever the outcome, Gov. Sarah Palin will be high on the agenda.
Ms. Palin, of Alaska, has had a rocky time since being named as Senator John McCainâ€™s running mate, but to many conservatives her future remains bright. If Mr. McCain wins, she will give the social conservative movement a seat inside the White House. If he loses, she could emerge as a standard bearer for the movement and a potential presidential candidate in 2012, albeit one who will need to address her considerable political damage.
Her prospects, in or out of government, are the subject of intensive conversations among conservative leaders, including the group that will meet next Wednesday in rural Virginia to weigh social, foreign policy and economic issues, as well as the political landscape and the next presidential election.
Sarah Palin’s future will be determined as she develops as a candidate and governs Alaska. She must do both well and win re-election in 2010. Palin must NOT ignore Alaska as she expands her presence in the lower 48.
Flap agrees with Matthew Dowd in that Palin must strengthen her weaknesses in foreign policy and become more than a good speech.
Matthew Dowd, a former Bush strategist, said Ms. Palinâ€™s challenge was to show substance.
â€œSheâ€™s an attractive woman who can give a great speech, but the American public doesnâ€™t view her much beyond that,â€ Mr. Dowd said. â€œSheâ€™s vastly unpopular among moderate and independent voters, and while she could be in a position to be popular among an increasingly smaller Republican Party, sheâ€™s got to figure out a way to extend that and figure out a way to strengthen her weaknesses.â€
Some pundits are not so optimistic on Sarah Palin’s great expectations.
Others are higher on Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana.
But, for now the GOP is “The Sarah Party” and what Palin makes of it will be the subject of many posts the next two years.
As the heir apparent of the GOP, it is Palin’s to lose.
Governor Sarah Palin and daughter, Piper, along with Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell, served cake baked by the Alaska Military Youth Academy to Anchorage picnickersFormer GOP Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich offered his advice today to John McCain as to whom he should NOT select as Vice President.
With speculation mounting that John McCain may be close to choosing his running mate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Wednesday went public with his recommendations for the GOP vice presidential nominee.
First choice: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Runner-up: Alasaka Gov. Sarah Palin.
â€œWhat Iâ€™m afraid of is that if Sen. McCain picks one more relatively boring, normal, mainstream Republican white guy â€¦ he just makes the ticket seem boring compared to the level of energy and drive and excitement that (Democrat Barack) Obama has,â€ warned Gingrich, himself a silver-haired, middle-aged white politician out of central casting.
Jindal, a 37-year old Indian-American, and Palin, a 44-year-old mother of five, would break the mold and â€œgenerate a substantial amount of energy around the McCain campaign,â€ predicted Gingrich in a podcast for his supporters.
Governor Bobby Jindal said NO today to the Vice Presidency. So, that leaves Alaska’s Sarah Palin.
As you know, Flap has endorsed Sarah Palin for Vice President and would make an excellent selection.
John McCain has the choice – It is NOW or NEVER.
Senator John McCain and Lousiana Governor Bobby JindalLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is OUT.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he will not run for vice president on the GOP ticket, making him among a growing number of those pulling themselves out of the race.
Jindalâ€™s comments come as speculation is swirling that John McCain might announce his running mate choice imminently, as a way to draw attention away from Barack Obamaâ€™s high-profile overseas trip.
The Louisiana governor told â€œFOX & Friendsâ€ that heâ€™d be â€œsurprisedâ€ if the McCain campaign came down with a decision this week. And he threw water on the buzz about his own chances.
â€œLet me be clear: I have said in every private and public conversation, Iâ€™ve got the job that I want. And Iâ€™ll say again on air: Iâ€™m not going to be the vice presidential nominee or vice president. Iâ€™m going to help Senator McCain get elected, as governor of Louisiana,â€ Jindal said.
â€œI look forward to continuing to be governor of Louisiana. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to improve our state. Weâ€™ve cut six taxes but weâ€™ve got a lot more work to do right here in Louisiana. â€¦ Iâ€™ve never talked to the senator about the vice presidency or his thoughts on selecting the vice president.â€
Jindal will be considered a serious contender for the Presidency in 2016.