Skip to comments.Rush owes Ronald Reagan an apology
Posted on 06/21/2008 9:24:57 PM PDT by thelejunes
June 21, 2008
Over the past several days, I have gone through several emotions, confusion, disgust, disappointment, and finally anger. At first my confusion and disgust were aimed at the arrogance of our State Legislature. Now, I find anger has overtaken my disappointment for my Governor, Bobby Jindal. My anger also extends to the national media, which includes the press and conservative radio talk show host that have long touted the savior of the Republican partys future.
Since Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana has made the national news and exposed the corrupt and inept leadership in Baton Rouge. The impression the rest of the country had of Louisiana was skewed as a result. In actuality, Louisiana can be broken into three regions, New Orleans, the people that occupy the State Capitol building, and the rest of the state. Unfortunately, the majority of the state falls into the latter category. But, its that part of the state that stood up in October of 2007 and demanded our reputation be redeemed. The rest of Louisiana voted for reform. Bobby Jindal promised that reform.
When we elected Bobby Jindal, we knew he had national political aspirations. We also knew he was going to use the Governors office to achieve those aspirations. But, we actually thought he would use the office of Governor to prove that he could be, as Rush Limbaugh says, the next Ronald Reagan.
For some reason, Rush, Newt Gingrich, and many people looking for the next Ronald Reagan continue to tout Bobby Jindal as the second coming. Unfortunately, they arent looking at his actions. Ronald Reagan knew how to use a veto pen. Ronald Reagan knew what his conservative base wanted, mainly because it was what he wanted.
The people of Louisiana have overwhelmingly told Bobby Jindal to veto the legislative pay raise. He can repeat his three talking points as many times as he chooses. They can stop answering the phone, which they have. By the way Governor Jindal, a recorded message is so impersonal.
Finally, Governor Jindal may take the voters of Louisiana for granted. He may think the national press will not see his actual record. And he probably is right. Louisianas newspapers have gotten this story right. As a people who really want reform, we must make sure the national press gets it right.
Sounds like you have a personal problem.
If you wish, campaign for the corrupt clowns whom Jindal replaced next election.
I think this is just silly. To suggest a stalwart conservative Bobby Jindal is a false prophet because of a few steps out of the appropriate lock-step is ridiculous.
People forget that Ronald Reagan had his unorthodoxies, too. Until he was middle aged Reagan was a New Deal Democrat and during his presidency he never did more than give lip-service to the pro-life movement (witness the Sandra Day O’Connor appointment).
There is no “perfect” elected official or politician. Bobby Jindal is conservative on what rpobably amounts to something like 95% of the issues. He’s a far cry from a John McCain-wannabe.
Check the signup date.
Even John McCain is conservative compared to Barack Hussein Obama. Everything is relative.
By all means, let’s return back to the good-old days of Governor Blanco (cue Disney birds chirping and animals frolicking and laughing together)
Is that ozone...sniff sniff....
Yes, by all means, throw Jindal under the bus. I mean, after all, he’s had SIX WHOLE MONTHS to accomplish EVERYTHING you want! Off with his head NOW!
How Rush fits into this...that part of your newbie screed is incomprehensible.
Hey lookee here smart ass, what Rush said in his comments about Jindal was that Jindal might be the next Ronald Reagan “if he doesn’t change”, so obviously (as you view it) Jindal changed, so don’t blame Rush, blame your own infantile, doe-eyed belief that Jindal (or ANY elected official) will be flawless, never erring, and always rising to the golden ‘Reagan Standard’.
You signed up yesterday just to post this drivel?
Welcome to Free Republic, now GTF outta here.
Wow, since June 20th 2008.
I wonder, could it be that the moonbats are worried about Jindal as a future GOP candidate and are trying to torpedo his career early?
You know the moonbats, gotta keep the minorities on the plantation.
Could be could be could be NOT is.
You need to calm down and get a life.
When I began entering into the give and take of legislative bargaining in Sacramento, a lot of the most radical conservatives who had supported me during the election didn't like it.
"Compromise" was a dirty word to them and they wouldn't face the fact that we couldn't get all of what we wanted today. They wanted all or nothing and they wanted it all at once. If you don't get it all, some said, don't take anything.
I'd learned while negotiating union contracts that you seldom got everything you asked for. And I agreed with FDR, who said in 1933: 'I have no expectations of making a hit every time I come to bat. What I seek is the highest possible batting average.'
If you got seventy-five or eighty percent of what you were asking for, I say, you take it and fight for the rest later, and that's what I told these radical conservatives who never got used to it.
Or, as Mick Jagger sang: You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.
Arizona conservatives have tried to tell them about RINO McCain but nobody listens until it’s too late.
A handsome kitty. Damned if I’d say otherwise to his face.
Mr. Robinson is pretty hard-headed, but it is his site. Change will come, but it must be done slowly. Slowly we have to convert more members to our kinder, gentler "progressive" beliefs.
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