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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:19 AM

Jindal: GOP Can’t Be ‘Party That Simply Protects The Rich’

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) offered a frank asssessment of what he believes cost the Republican Party at the ballot box this year in an interview with Politico that ran Tuesday, suggesting that the GOP has come to be seen as too cozy with the wealthiest segment of the country.

“We’ve got to make sure that we are not the party of big business, big banks, big Wall Street bailouts, big corporate loopholes, big anything,” Jindal said. “We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys.”

Ostensibly referring to the likes of Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) and Richard Mourdock, Jindal also noted that some Republican candidates inflicted harm on the party's image this year.

“It is no secret we had a number of Republicans damage our brand this year with offensive, bizarre comments — enough of that,” Jindal said. “It’s not going to be the last time anyone says something stupid within our party, but it can’t be tolerated within our party. We’ve also had enough of this dumbed-down conservatism. We need to stop being simplistic, we need to trust the intelligence of the American people and we need to stop insulting the intelligence of the voters.”

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Link to above article:
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/jindal-gop-cant-be-party-that-simply-protects

Link to Politico article:
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83743.html

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Reply Jindal: GOP Can’t Be ‘Party That Simply Protects The Rich’ (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
bongbong Nov 2012 #1
NewJeffCT Nov 2012 #2
boingboinh Nov 2012 #3
Flashmann Nov 2012 #4
stopbush Nov 2012 #34
n2doc Nov 2012 #5
Mojo2 Nov 2012 #6
Silent3 Nov 2012 #7
mac56 Nov 2012 #55
Blue4Texas Nov 2012 #8
FreeBC Nov 2012 #9
Metro135 Nov 2012 #10
Beartracks Nov 2012 #24
JRLeft Nov 2012 #26
Angelonthesidelines Nov 2012 #35
mac56 Nov 2012 #56
JRLeft Nov 2012 #11
SunSeeker Nov 2012 #13
JRLeft Nov 2012 #15
LiberalArkie Nov 2012 #12
MountainLaurel Nov 2012 #14
dsharp88 Nov 2012 #16
Firebirds01 Nov 2012 #17
SoapBox Nov 2012 #18
JRLeft Nov 2012 #19
Gumboot Nov 2012 #20
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:22 AM

1. Fox should love this

 

Countdown to Fox blaming Obama for Jindal's flip-flop: 3, 2, 1 .......

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Response to bongbong (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:33 AM

2. we have to wait until he gets criticized by Rush

and then he'll get death threats from angry dittoheads, and then he'll flip flop

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:39 AM

3. Funny that their Voting Base When Reading this Refuse to See This

 

Crazy that most of their base are not rich but in fact poor and yet they are happy that their leaders are not working for them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:46 AM

4. So......Who told Boobby

He should pretend to have actual concerns?......

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:25 PM

34. It's BS, of course, Jindal was perfectly happy with the Rs being the party of big business

etc when he thought they'd win. And if Rmoney had won, he wouldn't be making a sound.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:51 AM

5. Sounds like his solution is to keep your mouth shut

Pretend to be what you are not, and say nothing about what you really want to do. Worked for W.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:54 AM

6. Won't Happen

So, that's now Kristol, Jindal and Jeb Bush that have all told the GOP that they are too extreme. This is setting up to be a civil war amongst the GOP, as there appears to be no way around this. I think there only solution is to break the party in two, as the moderates and tea baggers are never going to be on the same page.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:56 AM

7. So how long until the Rush Limbaugh smackdown?

How long until Jindal sheepishly walks it all back, explains what "he really meant", and gets back in line?

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Response to Silent3 (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:28 PM

55. 3... 2... 1...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:58 AM

8. Forced to change his mind

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:02 AM

9. But the problem is, that's what you are...

 

“We’ve got to make sure that we are not the party of big business, big banks, big Wall Street bailouts, big corporate loopholes, big anything,” Jindal said. “We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys.”


That's the entire identity of the republican party. What would be left if they just change everything they stand for?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:05 AM

10. If you read the whole article

you get this:

The Republican Party is going to fight for every single vote,” he said. “That means the 47 percent and the 53 percent, that means any other combination of numbers going up to 100 percent.”

On cultural issues, he suggested the party not retreat from its stances opposing abortion rights and gay marriage but rather soften its tone on such matters.


Translated, that means he thinks there really is an "undeserving" 47 percent, and they're going to "soften their tone" but take the same stance on abortion and gay rights.

In other words, bright new bow on a box that contains the same old crap.

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Response to Metro135 (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:08 PM

24. They've decided they SOUNDED too extreme...

... but have yet to realize that they ARE too extreme.

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #24)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:30 PM

26. Changing the tone but not the policies is saying we can fool the idiot masses by sounding nicer

with the same stances.

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #26)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:36 PM

35. Mitt

 

Romney did exactly this beginning with the first debate.

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Response to Metro135 (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:29 PM

56. yup

and welcome

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:21 AM

11. All he is saying is talk nicer and make suttle or slight changes, but do not ever raise taxes. LOL!

His home-state critics will argue that his rhetoric doesn’t match his policies — he’s currently taking heat for deep cuts to Louisiana’s public hospital system. But the governor said Republicans should frame themselves as on the side of the people.



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Response to JRLeft (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:33 AM

13. Exactly. All the Repukes think they lost due to bad "framing." They're still in denial. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:36 AM

15. Polishing a turd. At the end of the day a turd is a turd no matter how you dress it up.

When will the GOP give up on trying to serve us a shit sandwich?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:21 AM

12. So they are going to try harder for the common people - the tea party is what the common

people were called before.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:35 AM

14. This is hilarious coming from a guy

Who doesn't want his state's poor residents to get health care and who is sending state money to religious schools.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:39 AM

16. No, the GOP must also continue to be the party that protects the women haters, minority haters,

gay haters, non-Christian haters...

Hey, it works for Louisiana.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:42 AM

17. Admission of guilt

 

“We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys.”

Havent we heard that the Republicans are the part of teh common man and the democrats are the party of "the elite."

Again, more with their lies. Jindal finally admits it. I wonder why Bobby had to change his first name before he ran for office. Certainly if the republicans would accept him regardless of his name because they dont judge people based on anything but work ethic.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:45 AM

18. Well! Look who crawled out from under a rock, AFTER the election.

Oh my, Bobby! Where were you for months? HIDING????

...weasel.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:56 AM

19. He campaigned in Ohio for Robbedme.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:02 PM

20. Leper changes his spots...?? No.

Jindal was more than happy to be a part of the problem until a few days ago.

Oh... and where's your birth certificate, Piyush?





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Response to Gumboot (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:18 AM

63. Actually, it's a leopard changing

its spots. But Leper works for Booby. Except that would probably be offensive to actual lepers.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:03 PM

21. day late dollar short...but more than that:

Full of shit.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:05 PM

22. They can't be a party which signs bills into law

allowing creationism to be taught in schools, like Jindal did. He needs to look in the mirror.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:06 PM

23. Fascinating... sounds like some in the GOP have been listening to David Frum

And there are certainly Republican leaders smart enough to realize that if they can't get elected nationally, the only thing their platform is good for is to wipe their asses. However, how exactly do they plan on getting their dumbed-down conservative tea party base to go along with saner old-school conservatism?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:28 PM

25. Jindal has a hamster in his head playing with his brain.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:31 PM

27. What the GOP needs to stop is playing to the lowest common denominator.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:33 PM

28. Bobby, we're on to you

you played the Repub game of Protect the rich to the hilt, up until you lost the election. And now you have a come to Jesus moment and you're out with a new tune. Why the sudden change? I think it's nothing more than a fool the suckers game. You won't do anything more than give it lip service. You'll continue, and Boehner is proving it right now, that you'll protect the rich and big money all the way.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:35 PM

29. So whos fault is it Bobby?

Is it the tea party fools and religious zealots making foolish comments about women right out of the 1940s... or is it the rich plutocrats like Romney looking out for the interests of 1%? ... pretty sure you've described the entire republican base with those 2 reservations... maybe you should consider the democratic party?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:38 PM

30. ... starting today. What an ass. Where were you before the election, Bobby?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:45 PM

31. When will someone tell Piyush that he won't be the face of the GOP...

no matter what he says in public?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:49 PM

32. Wow they are scared aren't they?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:57 PM

33. It would be great

if the GOP can take back the mantle that the Democrats are currently holding and allow the liberal wing of the Democratic party flourish and move more to the left. Right now, the centrist Democrats are exactly where the GOP should be.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:46 PM

36. I have two words for Loony Booby. Fuck off.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #36)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:07 PM

37. I second that

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:50 PM

38. the "mad" genius opens his mouth

what a hypocrite!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:59 PM

39. A leopard that paints stripes over his spots is still a leopard... with a bad paintjob.

I dunno who these idiots think they'll fool, but anyone with half a brain will see thru their garbage and realize the truth about them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:55 PM

40. Sure it can.

It already is.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:05 PM

41. Fine timing on the re-assess.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:15 PM

42. Until He Starts Practicing What He Preaches in La.

He needs to be quiet and have a damn seat.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:54 PM

43. Jindal '16 Prepares for Liftoff

What will the Birthers do now?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #43)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:48 AM

47. My thoughts exactly

The 2016 Republican primary starts now. Of course the baggers will accuse him of being a RINO, and pretend that's the real reason they hate him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:58 PM

44. The lilly-white Teabaggers, just love being lectured to-by dark-skinned people.

This will go over really well.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:17 PM

45. That's like telling a heroine addict, "Just stop and be a responsible citizen."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:49 PM

46. wait - big business big banks anti-choice - that IS the Republican brand

Unless I missed something over the past 2 decades

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:43 AM

48. Too Late, Jindal. (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #48)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:06 AM

49. Waaaaaaaaay to late!

Everybody and their dog knows that the teabag/republican party is bought and paid for by the koch bros, rupert murdock, the moonies, the mormans, the so-called religious right and big business.

All of which protect and defend the filthy rich and destroy everybody else.

After that last, glorious election, it looks like America is finally getting tired of our ray-gun/bush/koch bros republican chains!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:54 AM

50. I

feel all this rethug 'soul searching' is just another device with which to tell us, the voters they could give less than a damn about, what they think we want to hear to vote for them. Then if we are stupid enough to swallow their swine swill and vote them in, they will do a mittshit flip and say, "we didn't say that." Oh and Jingo, fuck you, you BIG POS!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:00 AM

51. What Jindal really means

 

"You guys are blabbing too much. We gotta keep our beliefs on the down-low. Akin & Mourdock & Odonnel the witch have big mouths; that's why they lost. Learn from Willard! Lie constantly, and make sure you have a policy of confiscating recording devices like smartphones at all your events so you don't get caught! Lies & secrecy are the only way we have to get elected so we can get trillions of juicy taxpayer dollars funneled to our rich cronies. Lord knows most of them are big failures in the real Free Market and depend on handouts, gov't contracts, and tax-free leeching!"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:07 AM

52. "Not only can we protect the rich! We can also end volcano monitoring,

demand the President's birth certificate, promote rape as safe sex, see other countries from Sarah's house, and warn people about the dangers we face from the Soviet Union!"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:09 AM

53. Oops. Did I say that out loud?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:24 PM

54. What Jindal is really saying: The GOP must become

the party that COMPLEXLY protects the rich. That is, GOP has to use more deception.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:58 PM

57. I predict..

That the GOP talking heads will move away from this meme.

You watch...the new one, once all this hand wringing confusion is over and after those like Jindal, Frum, Kristol and others have "mis-spoken" by telling the truth about their party, FAUX News, and the whole wingnut brigade will, after lambasting these traitors, instead be touting that its THEY that are the voice of the poor and downtrodden, and not the Limousine Liberals. No doubt framing it, not as "trickle down", but basically the same theory...that its the conservatives that are better at creating jobs and wealth, which will benefit everyone INCLUDING those at the bottom. And that somehow they must reclaim that narrative, that is rightfully theirs, that was STOLEN by those nasty dishonest Democrats.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:02 PM

58. you can add stupid and that will get

you about 47% of the vote.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:32 PM

59. Everytime a rightie backtracks into moderation, people ask "What will Rush do?"

The Republicans began their downhill slide when Rush came on the scene in the 80s'. Now he's got it all.

If they were serious about a makeover, they'd get rid of him and his brethren, and fashion some kind of moderate thinker to speak for them. The crybaby moral outrage crap doesn't cut it when you've walked off with the king's gold.

Don't know that there's anyone even close to capable of moderating their shitfest.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:02 PM

60. Translation: We have to hide our true nature better

The business about not being the Party of Stupid any more will benefit the whole country, imo, but when Jindal says:
“We’ve got to make sure that we are not the party of big business, big banks, big Wall Street bailouts, big corporate loopholes, big anything,” Jindal said. “We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys.” He's being disingenuous about that part, I think. The GOP has no intention of making the plutocrats give up their toys, but he simply recognizes they need to package it with a new veneer.

Beware the GOP now and in the foreseeable future.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:22 PM

61. Sorry Jindal, your a tad late...

your party is shit and will continue to be such.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:46 PM

62. Jindal is a charlatan

Look how he gutted his states primary university LSU and replaced it with his own cronies.

http://www.louisianaweekly.com/lsu-president-fired-for-opposing-jindal-plan/

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