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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:44 PM

Five Reasons Bobby Jindal Is Responsible For Transforming The GOP Into ‘The Stupid Party’

Five Reasons Bobby Jindal Is Responsible For Transforming The GOP Into ‘The Stupid Party’

By Annie-Rose Strasser

Days after Mitt Romney lost his bid for the presidency, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) kicked off a publicity campaign for his 2016 run, casting himself as a different kind of Republican. In a series of interviews, statements and op-eds, Jindal called for reform within the GOP, embracing a more moderate message that could appeal to middle class voters.

In a Thursday night speech to the Republican National Committee, the Louisiana governor urged his party to give up its obsession with Washington budgeting and “become the party of growth,” not austerity. “We must shift the eye line and the ambition of our conservative movement away from managing government and toward the mission of growth,” he said and laid out “seven things that I believe we must change if we are to amass a following worthy of our principles.” Principle 4 states that the GOP “must stop being the stupid party”:

We must stop being the stupid party. It’s time for a new Republican party that talks like adults. It’s time for us to articulate our plans and visions for America in real terms. We had a number of Republicans damage the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments. We’ve had enough of that.

But before Jindal begins giving advice to members of his own party, he might consider how his own record is alienating mainstream voters:

1. He permits Louisiana schools to teach creationism. <...>

2. He allows state employees to be fired for being gay. <...>

3. He has signed bills to intimidate women seeking abortions. <...>

4. He seeks to dramatically cut taxes for the wealthy, increase taxes for everyone else. <...>

5. He refuses to provide health care for Louisiana’s poorest. <...>

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http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/01/25/1495721/jindal-stupid-party/

Bobby "Berm" Jindal is a stupid asshole.



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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:13 PM

1. Kick! n/t

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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:25 PM

2. The GOP has been the stupid party long before Bobby Jindal!

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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:48 PM

3. Thank you, ProSense . . .

Sadly, he is probably one of the smarter repukes, and unfortunately, my governor. But he is a heartless prick.

Don't blame me . . . I voted against the asshole.

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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:41 PM

4. Jindal doesn't have enough influence to transform a cocktail napkin.

He's just the puppet du jour.

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