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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 party’s 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, it’s 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 Governor’s 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 aren’t 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. Louisiana’s newspapers have gotten this story right. As a people who really want reform, we must make sure the national press gets it right.


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1 posted on 06/21/2008 9:24:57 PM PDT by thelejunes
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To: thelejunes

Sounds like you have a personal problem.

If you wish, campaign for the corrupt clowns whom Jindal replaced next election.


2 posted on 06/21/2008 9:29:14 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: thelejunes
IBTZ!!
3 posted on 06/21/2008 9:32:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only the Marxist Obama can!)
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To: thelejunes

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.


4 posted on 06/21/2008 9:32:02 PM PDT by NYIslander
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To: NYIslander

Check the signup date.


5 posted on 06/21/2008 9:32:49 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: NYIslander

Even John McCain is conservative compared to Barack Hussein Obama. Everything is relative.


6 posted on 06/21/2008 9:33:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only the Marxist Obama can!)
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To: thelejunes

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)


7 posted on 06/21/2008 9:35:23 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (BARACK OBAMA WILL SAVE US! HE HAS RISEN!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is that ozone...sniff sniff....


8 posted on 06/21/2008 9:35:47 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: thelejunes
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9 posted on 06/21/2008 9:37:41 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (If there were no Cowards there could be no Bullies.)
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To: thelejunes
 

 

10 posted on 06/21/2008 9:40:16 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: thelejunes

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.


11 posted on 06/21/2008 9:43:27 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (I'm not bitter, Sweetie.)
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To: thelejunes
You are making the cat angry.


12 posted on 06/21/2008 9:50:44 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: thelejunes

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?

IBTZ, INDEED!

Welcome to Free Republic, now GTF outta here.


13 posted on 06/21/2008 9:53:16 PM PDT by mkjessup (Obama-flakes! = Little suntanned Jimmy Carters with twice the empty rhetoric , from DNC cereals!)
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To: thelejunes

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.


14 posted on 06/21/2008 9:59:51 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: thelejunes
could be, as Rush Limbaugh says, “the next Ronald Reagan.”

Could be could be could be NOT is.

You need to calm down and get a life.

15 posted on 06/21/2008 10:01:09 PM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: thelejunes
Here's what Ronald Reagan had to say:

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.

16 posted on 06/21/2008 10:11:21 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: thelejunes
Looks like Bobby makes Obama worry...
17 posted on 06/21/2008 10:11:38 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: thelejunes

Arizona conservatives have tried to tell them about RINO McCain but nobody listens until it’s too late.


18 posted on 06/21/2008 10:12:21 PM PDT by donna (Just trying to get by without shoving.)
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To: PA Engineer

A handsome kitty. Damned if I’d say otherwise to his face.


19 posted on 06/21/2008 10:28:37 PM PDT by dighton
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To: thelejunes
OK, Maybe some of your comments were a little harsh or unwise. FreeRepublic is a conservative web site, but more and more of us are easing towards a more progressive perspective.

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.

Some times after reading for a length of time on this site, we progressives just need a karmic hug. So if you feel frustrated, join us in a hug at our alternate site.

FreeRepublicHug

20 posted on 06/21/2008 10:28:45 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

I know a fake picture when I see one. Everyone knows there are no toes left after the new and improved Zot 9000 does it’s job.


21 posted on 06/21/2008 10:33:08 PM PDT by labette ( Doctor of Thinkology)
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To: Tailback
Yea well, RATS get pissed off if they cannot control ALL minorities.
Maybe instead of Oreos they'll throw figs.
22 posted on 06/21/2008 10:33:08 PM PDT by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: Mark

LOL!


23 posted on 06/21/2008 10:35:31 PM PDT by labette ( Doctor of Thinkology)
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To: PA Engineer
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24 posted on 06/21/2008 10:38:47 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: labette
Ya caught me! I thought I could get away with using the 2005 model.. Hehe.
25 posted on 06/21/2008 10:48:47 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (If there were no Cowards there could be no Bullies.)
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To: 1035rep

I bet ‘e’s pinin’ for the fjords!


26 posted on 06/21/2008 10:48:56 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: Gondring

:)


27 posted on 06/21/2008 10:53:57 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: PA Engineer

That cat is serious business.


28 posted on 06/21/2008 11:04:36 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: NYIslander
>>>>>during his presidency he never did more than give lip-service to the pro-life movement

BULL! Its bad enough when Democrats lie about Reagan's record. We don't need to further anti-Reagan lies on conservative Free Republic.

President Reagan's actual record in support of pro-life policies was quite good.

*Reagan supported legislation that would allow for a challenge of Roe vs. Wade, while promoting a Human Life amendment to the US Constitution.

*Reagan adopted the "Mexico City Policy" halting federal aid to private groups promoting abortions abroad.

*The Reagan admin cut off funding to the United Nations Fund for Population Activities because the global agency violated U.S. law by participating in China's mandatory abortion program.

*The Reagan admin adopted regulations prohibiting federally funded "family planning clinics" from promoting abortion as birth control.

*Reagan himself introduced the issue of fetal pain into the public debate over abortion.

*The Reagan White House blocked use of federal money for research using the tissue of aborted babies. A forerunner to banning partial birth abortion.

*The Reagan admin helped win approval of the "Danforth Amendment," which said federally funded educational institutions could not be guilty of "sex discrimination" for refusing to pay for abortions.

*The Reagan admin was key in enactment of laws protecting the right to life of handicapped newborns.

*Reagan designated a National Sanctity of Human Life Day, to recognize the value of life at all stages.

*Reagan was the first Prez to address the annual WashDC March for Life. An annual event Reagan addressed every year.

Fact is, Reagan was America's first pro-life President, post Roe v Wade. His essay, "Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation" spelled out Reagan's strong pro-life position, along with his opposition to Roe v Wade and abortion on demand.

29 posted on 06/21/2008 11:06:40 PM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Conservative Vote in November --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: thelejunes

IB4TZ
Oh goodie! I feel like it’s my birthday!


30 posted on 06/21/2008 11:07:10 PM PDT by BruceysMom ( My heart is in Baggs)
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To: thelejunes

Howdy, troll n00b. Trying to create perception? Scurry on your way now, back to DU.


31 posted on 06/21/2008 11:12:06 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

32 posted on 06/21/2008 11:22:25 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. - George Patton)
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To: thelejunes
Ronald Reagan knew how to use a veto pen. Ronald Reagan knew what his conservative base wanted, mainly because it was what he wanted.

I think folks have a very skewed memory of Ronald Reagan. He didn't use that veto pen near enough, during his Presidency, probably for the same reason most Presidents don't. They don't want to stop the business of government.

Ronald Reagan wasn't the second coming. He was a good President, and he spoke, unfailingly for the conservative cause. But no one will replace him, and I wish folks would stop comparing everyone to him, and claiming they're not as wonderful as he was. He was the best we've had in a long time, but he wasn't perfect.

I don't know a lot about Bobby Jindal, but he seems to be well thought of by many who are well known conservatives. It's interesting that there seems to be a movement to start trying to take him down. Maybe some folks are worried that in 2012 he might be considered a real threat, either as a Presidential candidate, or someone who would be seriously considered as a VP candidate.

33 posted on 06/21/2008 11:30:54 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: PA Engineer

LMAO this is so good, it says it all!


34 posted on 06/22/2008 12:00:48 AM PDT by Katarina (I am the GOP's and least favorite Voter - I am a Conservative. Pray for our country.)
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To: thelejunes

Love the smell of ozone in the mornin'.

35 posted on 06/22/2008 12:04:33 AM PDT by FredZarguna (I'm taking Grandma's advice and I'm holding my nose, John, stop sticking your finger down my throat.)
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To: thelejunes

I visited with a Northern Louisianna man traveling from Seattle back home this past weekend. He said basically the same thing about Gov. Jindal. He was very conservative, a black man, retired military. I commented about his new governor and he expressed dismay that he was going to allow the outragous pay raises to state officials. His comments surprised me. He had higher hopes for Gov. Jindal. So, even though many on here are going to attack you, I am going to believe what you have to say on this issue. There just might be something to this.


36 posted on 06/22/2008 12:11:02 AM PDT by upsdriver
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t jump to conclusions.


37 posted on 06/22/2008 12:12:21 AM PDT by upsdriver
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To: Mark

ROTFLOL!

I’ve been here a while, and I’ve not seen that. ;o)


38 posted on 06/22/2008 12:26:32 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Between Barack and a hard place...)
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To: upsdriver; All
I visited with a Northern Louisianna man traveling from Seattle back home this past weekend. He said basically the same thing about Gov. Jindal. He was very conservative, a black man, retired military. I commented about his new governor and he expressed dismay that he was going to allow the outragous pay raises to state officials. His comments surprised me. He had higher hopes for Gov. Jindal. So, even though many on here are going to attack you, I am going to believe what you have to say on this issue. There just might be something to this.
~~~
I agree with that Louisiana Man,,,

Bobby lied to us,,,

I will support Buddy Shaw (R) Shreveport next time...

39 posted on 06/22/2008 12:50:15 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: SuziQ

Jindal is the BEST that LA can offer.

I’ve lived in Baton Rouge, and N’Wlins, during some mighty sleazy regimes.

Take my word for it...Bobby Jindal is a genuine breath of fresh air.


40 posted on 06/22/2008 12:58:02 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Between Barack and a hard place...)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Oh, Lordy!

I’m sorry to hear that.

However, I do question his preferences...

It’s good to see you again. ;o)


41 posted on 06/22/2008 1:02:47 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Between Barack and a hard place...)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

You are the first poster from Louisiana on this thread. I am amazed at the knee jerk reactions of so many here to blast someone without any facts whatsoever. I have been doing some research to try and learn more. From what I can gather, a part time legislator is going to go from a 16,800 annual salary to 30-45% of US Congresses pay. 30 for regular legislators and 45 for senate and house leaders. On top of that, monthly expense accounts will go from $500 to $1000. That means a raise from $16,800 to $50,790 & $76,185. The Louisiana people have a right to be totally pissed. They have a very legitimate complaint.


42 posted on 06/22/2008 1:04:16 AM PDT by upsdriver
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

http://www.bayoubuzz.com/News/Louisiana/Politics/Jindal_Louisiana_Legislative_Pay_Raise__No_Piece_Of_Cake___6590.asp

I got my information from this online article on BayouBuzz.com

They had a link to the original bill SB672


43 posted on 06/22/2008 1:10:51 AM PDT by upsdriver
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To: thelejunes

Since Jun 20, 2008

See ya, troll.


44 posted on 06/22/2008 1:13:11 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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This was posted a few days ago. It backs up thelejunes post.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2032434/posts


45 posted on 06/22/2008 1:25:03 AM PDT by upsdriver
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To: upsdriver; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Count me as the second poster...but I’m not from LA.

I’ve not been here for a while, so I hope you will enlighten me.


46 posted on 06/22/2008 1:28:16 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Between Barack and a hard place...)
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To: dixiechick2000; abb

Hi,Dixie,,,Long time no see,,,Great to see you too,,,

This mess has turned into one big HeartBreak!!!No foolin’,,,

There is a big Recall effort against those that pushed and

voted for this pay raise/taxes/etc.,,,

Moon Griffon on KEEL AM radio is best for the Truth about

Bobby,,,:

http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/20553974.html?showAll=y&c=y

FReeper Abb has posted the best info/Truth about Bobby,,,


47 posted on 06/22/2008 1:37:10 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: dixiechick2000

I’m not from there, either. I just found it odd that this writer and the guy I met were on the same page and then I read all the negative posts back at him labeling him a troll. I decided to do some research. I just watched a news video report. That a news organization reports something should be taken with a grain of salt, but read the comments at the bottom of the page. Louisianans are royally ticked off. We can’t just dismiss their concerns just because we are all looking for our “savior”. Here’s the link if you care to see.

http://www.2theadvocate.com/wbrz/videos/20115239.html

By the way, this isn’t just a little raise, this is a huge, massive raise.


48 posted on 06/22/2008 1:38:52 AM PDT by upsdriver
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Morning, Morter. Later in the morning I will be initiating a daily JindalWatch® Alert and pinging to anyone interested. It will be a daily roundup of articles, blogs, letters to the editor, etc. concerning Bobby Jindal and the Louisiana Legislature.

As you know, there are at least two recall efforts that have been launched against legislators. I’m told the effort against Jim Tucker is quite well organized and has a real chance of succeeding.

Perhaps this will all turn into an event similar to the PA Clean Sweep thing of three years ago.


49 posted on 06/22/2008 1:45:12 AM PDT by abb (Organized Journalism: Marxist-style collectivism applied to information sharing)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; abb

I hate to see that, and am thoroughly disappointed. ;o(

I had hoped that he would be a stand-up guy.

That right there goes to show you the state of our political class now.

Thank you so much for your posts.

It is so good to see you again. ;o)

Thank you, abb, for your posts!
You have one good guy vouching for you.

Though, I’ve seen your posts many times before. ;o)


50 posted on 06/22/2008 1:46:39 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Between Barack and a hard place...)
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