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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:14 PM

Jindal rejects Romney’s ‘gifts’ theory

LAS VEGAS — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal forcefully rejected Mitt Romney’s claim that he lost because of President Barack Obama’s “gifts” to minorities and young voters.
Asked about the failed GOP nominee’s reported comments on a conference call with donors earlier Wednesday, the incoming chairman of the Republican Governors Association became visibly agitated.
“No, I think that’s absolutely wrong,” he said at a press conference that opened the RGA’s post-election meeting here. “Two points on that: One, we have got to stop dividing the American voters. We need to go after 100 percent of the votes, not 53 percent. We need to go after every single vote.
“And, secondly, we need to continue to show how our policies help every voter out there achieve the American Dream, which is to be in the middle class, which is to be able to give their children an opportunity to be able to get a great education. … So, I absolutely reject that notion, that description. I think that’s absolutely wrong.”
He reiterated the points for emphasis.
“I don’t think that represents where we are as a party and where we’re going as a party,” he said. “That has got to be one of the most fundamental takeaways from this election: If we’re going to continue to be a competitive party and win elections on the national stage and continue to fight for our conservative principles, we need two messages to get out loudly and clearly: One, we are fighting for 100 percent of the votes, and secondly, our policies benefit every American who wants to pursue the American dream. Period. No exceptions.”
Then, without prompting, Jindal circled back to the topic as the press conference wrapped up.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83892.html#ixzz2CFlvcKvJ


Whatever, Bobby.

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Reply Jindal rejects Romney’s ‘gifts’ theory (Original post)
octoberlib Nov 2012 OP
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #1
DCBob Nov 2012 #2
DonViejo Nov 2012 #3
Nonhlanhla Nov 2012 #29
melody Nov 2012 #4
elleng Nov 2012 #5
msongs Nov 2012 #6
Fence rider Nov 2012 #7
Tutonic Nov 2012 #8
busterbrown Nov 2012 #9
John2 Nov 2012 #10
jberryhill Nov 2012 #11
geek tragedy Nov 2012 #12
mzteaze Nov 2012 #13
Cha Nov 2012 #22
fujiyama Nov 2012 #14
Zynx Nov 2012 #15
beac Nov 2012 #25
Kablooie Nov 2012 #16
boingboinh Nov 2012 #17
MjolnirTime Nov 2012 #18
Cha Nov 2012 #20
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California Expat Nov 2012 #21
sbmvv Nov 2012 #23
Filibuster Harry Nov 2012 #24
driver8 Nov 2012 #26
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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:15 PM

1. Smart move

Distancing himself from Romney and especially this comment now to avoid being tarred with it in 2016.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:15 PM

2. It appears Jindal is trying to blaze a new trail for the GOP that is more "minority friendly".

Good luck with that.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:17 PM

3. He's running for President in 2016. Nothing more, nothing less nt

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:35 PM

29. Yes, that. nt

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:21 PM

4. Just another GOP tactical maneuver

So long as they have an R after their name, I do not trust them.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:25 PM

5. Interesting. As chair of repug governor's associatiion,

he could do, or try to do, some actual good stuff.
If only.

Recall his history: He received an M.Litt. degree in political science with an emphasis in health policy from the University of Oxford in 1994 for his thesis "A needs-based approach to health care. appointed Jindal as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, an agency that represented about 40 percent of the state budget and employed over 12,000 people. Foster called Jindal a genius who has a lot of knowledge of medicine. Jindal was 24 at the time. During his tenure, Louisiana's Medicaid program went from bankruptcy with a $400 million deficit into three years of surpluses totaling $220 million. Jindal was criticized during the 2007 campaign by the Louisiana AFL-CIO for closing some local clinics to reach that surplus. Under Jindal's term, Louisiana nationally rose to third place in child healthcare screenings, with child immunizations rising, and introduced new and expanded services for the elderly and the disabled. In 1998, Jindal was appointed executive director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, a 17-member panel charged with devising plans to reform Medicare.

He is/was a policy wonk.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:30 PM

6. the american dream is "to be in the middle class"??? not in the 1% like Jindal?? nt

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:47 PM

7. Oh no

It looks as though somebody is ready to crush the Rove/Nordquist/Limbaugh white racist axis of idiocy tour!
Good luck Bobby! Your gonna fuckin need it!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:57 PM

8. Ohhhhhhh the Romney Stench

Even the Repugs can recognize it!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:03 PM

9. I don't know, Maybe Jindal see's a truck coming to pick him up as well! He's not exactly white......

Tea bag white right wing racist assholes, (attached to the republican party's hip)
are too be watched very carefully. Maybe Jindal has joined the watch........

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:09 PM

10. The

 

that you can remove a cancer is to cut it out. Americans need to come to the reality, the Republican Party has a cancer in it sadly. They have too many racists in their Party. They have been indoctrinated with hatred which many other Americans are finding so hard to believe. I'm not saying they all are but Colin Powell's assistant, believed what he was saying. And this guy was a Colonel himself. He said it sadly too. Jindal also needs to look around. Does he want to continue to support this party? The country will mot progress unless more people in the Republican Party seperate themselves from this Party.

This is a fact. A lot of people in your Party has petitioned to secede from the United States after a legal election. In effect they don't agree with Democracy unless it goes their way. Do you have this in common with these people? Romney placed their ideas forth in this election and so did President Obama. President Obama won the national election but the people leading your Party say they loss because the people were Dumb, too many voted in urban areas or they were given Gifts. Do you agree with them?

They say President Obama doesn't have a mandate. If President Obama doesn't have a mandate, then why have an election for President? If President Obama didn't have a mandate in 2008,then why blame him for anything that happens in the country? Why does any President need a mandate? This goes against our Constitution. The Republican Party has become the number one threat to this country. And the only people to keep this country from going over the cliff are those who can seperate themselves from the self destructive attitudes of the leadership in the Republican Party. That is the choice President Obama has given if he don't know it. We had an election and they can't deal with it.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:47 PM

11. Where was your ass all year, Bobby?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:12 PM

12. Bobby Jindal is very smart. I hope the rest of the party ignores him. nt

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:22 PM

13. Jindal is taking a public shower...

to wash the STENCH of Mittens off of him. He, of course, campaigned for Mittens and auditioned to be his VP pick. Now that he wants 2016, he needs to disassociate himself.

Sadly, he needs to realize that some of the nastiest competition will be from his competing GOP 2016 wannabes. Mitt was undone, in part, because of a successful dig (and commercials) at his Bain Capital roots from Newt Gingrich, another GOP candidate. The same theme was reused against him as the GOP nominee.

I would be VERY VERY surprised if his questionable birth isn't used against him in the same way that folks keep questioning Obama.

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Response to mzteaze (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:15 AM

22. Ewww.. So obvious, too.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:56 PM

14. Jindal, like almost all republicans is still hung up over the perception rather than substance

but he is ultimately a policy wonk - and unlike Ryan I think he's a lot brighter and has actually accomplished something at an executive level. I'll also give Jindal some credit - being brown and being elected as governor of LA is fairly impressive.

I wouldn't be surprised if members of Jindal's family or others from his community have asked why he's a republican. Romney was an embarrassment and is proving to be even more of one since the election. His recent statements clearly show how clueless he still is. Jindal wants to broaden his base. That sounds good in theory and I'd wish him luck...

Except the reality is Jindal really doesn't want to change anything. He believes in his party's platform, which isn't going to change anytime soon. It's still about "job creators", "makers vs. takers", and those who want "free stuff".

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:59 PM

15. Jindal, unlike Romney, knows how to actually talk to real people.

None of his policy prescriptions are any different, but he avoids coming off as a bad caricature of a Republican.

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Response to Zynx (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:51 AM

25. Not sure if I agree about the "bad caricature" part.

Remember his SOTU rebuttal?

And Bobby's new-found desire for hope and equality rings pretty hollow to me. He's beginning to campaign for 2016 and, just like Mittens, he's willing to say anything he thinks will get him elected. His past record speaks differently.

He's a religiously inflexible, anti-choice, science-denying, tax-slashing, healthcare-withholding, vote-suppressing wingnut whose trying to repaint himself as a moderate. At least Mittens was, at one time, pro-choice and pro-healthcare.

http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/35481/bobby-jindal

As for all this "wonk" talk... remember he's the one that mocked "volcano monitoring" right before one in Iceland brought international travel to a standstill.

Just because he said ONE sane thing, don't be fooled into thinking Jindal is any less wacko than any of 2012's GOP clowns.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:42 AM

16. These are the first reasonable things a Republican has said for several decades.

At least he understands some of the problems instead of hiding behind the white hood of propaganda that all other Republicans stuff down each other's throats.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:26 AM

17. Welcome to the New Age of Moderate Republicans

 

Jindel is realizing if he wants to keep his career going he needs to at least pretend to be moderate. It might be time for the rest to follow or they are all fucked

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:49 AM

18. look at Jackal Bobby, chewing on the carcass

 

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Response to MjolnirTime (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:13 AM

20. Yep!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:12 AM

19. I was thinking.. What the hell happened to Jindal? Who took over his body?!

And, then I remembered.. mittLies is not real popular right now.. I don't care how many votes he got..he LOST Big and for such Horribly Incompetent Reasons..and he's out there whining about "gifts". Mittwit's Way Didn't WORK..

Jindal obviously isn't crazy stupid like some of them.. so he's lying in a different way.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:14 AM

21. 3 things to say to Mittens

WAH

WAH

and WAH

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:38 AM

23. Be wary

Jindal is neither stupid nor crazy. He is not a deranged ideologue and has a reasonable job approval rating (51% in October 2012).

The fiscal conservative message does have its adherents and will attract support. Indeed, Asian-Americans may well find it appealing.

Jindal, however, still belongs to the religious conservative wing of the Republican Party (which diminishes any chance of wider Asian-American support) and has made some bizarre decisions in his State that seem to have their roots in religious ideology rather than logic.

I don't criticize his support for Romney - if that's the Presidential Candidate, a loyal party member should follow.

What I am waiting to see is whether he follows his own advice.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:45 AM

24. Go for Jindal. Runnning in 2016. Now lets see Bobby denounce those Ohio Rs who are planning

to defund planned parenthood and vote in a personhood amendment regarding abortions.
If he is really serious about 100% of the people.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:17 AM

26. Wow, when did Jindal remove his head from his ass??

He is actually making sense!!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:57 AM

27. I don't really care for Jindal, but,,,,

what he has stated makes sense to me, that is, if the GOP ever wants to win another election. Going on a base to keep rich Americans happy will never work.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:11 PM

28. He's just doubling down on gop policies..nothing new except prettier wrapping paper..

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