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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:17 PM

Bobby Jindal: Republicans Need to Move Even Further to the Right to Recapture the Center


The Washington Monthly / By Ed Kilgore

Bobby Jindal: Republicans Need to Move Even Further to the Right to Recapture the Center
The Louisiana Governor is setting himself up as the absolutist right's rising star.

January 24, 2013 |


I will be watching for a transcript of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s speech to the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting in Charlotte tonight with considerable anticipation. It looks like he’s going to personally brand the tendency within the GOP to identify “party reform” with an even more ideologically savage brand of conservatism than the one they’ve already embraced.

In an account based on an advance copy of the speech, WaPo’s Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake (under the sycophantic headline, “Bobby Jindal Speaking Truth to GOP Power”—gag!) tell us this about Bobby’s Big Message:

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will deliver a forceful denunciation of his party’s Washington-centric focus in a speech to the Republican National Committee on Thursday evening, arguing that the GOP is fighting the wrong fight as it seeks to rebuild from losses at the ballot box last November.


“A debate about which party can better manage the federal government is a very small and short-sighted debate,” Jindal will tell the RNC members gathered in Charlotte, N.C. for the organization’s winter meeting, according to a copy of the speech provided to The Fix. “If our vision is not bigger than that, we do not deserve to win….” ..............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.alternet.org/election-2012/bobby-jindal-republicans-need-move-even-further-right-recapture-center



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Reply Bobby Jindal: Republicans Need to Move Even Further to the Right to Recapture the Center (Original post)
marmar Jan 2013 OP
tblue Jan 2013 #1
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #2
ChairmanAgnostic Jan 2013 #4
hobbit709 Jan 2013 #3
The Blue Flower Jan 2013 #5
stuntcat Jan 2013 #6
tanyev Jan 2013 #7
tavernier Jan 2013 #8
BlueStater Jan 2013 #9
Selatius Jan 2013 #10
Bake Jan 2013 #11

Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:25 PM

1. Double on down, Bobby.

I'm all for it.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:25 PM

2. And THAT is pure "Bobby Brady" logic.

Jindal is a fucking tool. And of course, keep moving further right, repukes! You'll be relegated to the dustbin of history even quicker, which will make the whole world a better place.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:32 PM

4. watch as Jindal adds tons of useless sand

in an effort to keep the toxic spill from the GOP drilling rigs from hitting his shores!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:25 PM

3. He's going to get twisted so tight he'll meet himself coming.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:56 PM

5. Yes, Bobby

You're one hundred percent correct. Please go as far right as you possibly can.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:09 PM

6. I think so too!

Double down on the crazy y'all!!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:11 PM

7. You tell 'em, Bobby!

Further right! Further right!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:15 PM

8. Wow, Bobby!

And people say you are stupid...




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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:15 PM

9. That's his strategy?

Well, it's stupid.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:19 PM

10. The problem with this strategy is that it will drive many Republicans into the Democratic Party.

The Democratic Party is having enough of a struggle coming to a consensus with its current crop of right-wing members in the Senate and House caucuses without accommodating more orphaned Republicans.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:43 PM

11. Please proceed, Governor!



I love it when I get to use that line!!



Bake

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