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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.
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.
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.
I bet ‘e’s pinin’ for the fjords!
That cat is serious business.
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.
Oh goodie! I feel like it’s my birthday!
Howdy, troll n00b. Trying to create perception? Scurry on your way now, back to DU.
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.
LMAO this is so good, it says it all!
Love the smell of ozone in the mornin'.
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.
Don’t jump to conclusions.
I’ve been here a while, and I’ve not seen that. ;o)
Bobby lied to us,,,
I will support Buddy Shaw (R) Shreveport next time...
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.
I’m sorry to hear that.
However, I do question his preferences...
It’s good to see you again. ;o)
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.
I got my information from this online article on BayouBuzz.com
They had a link to the original bill SB672
Since Jun 20, 2008
See ya, troll.
This was posted a few days ago. It backs up thelejunes post.
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.
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
FReeper Abb has posted the best info/Truth about Bobby,,,
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.
By the way, this isn’t just a little raise, this is a huge, massive raise.
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.
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)
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