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Bobby Jindal: GOP must stop being 'stupid party'
AP ^ | 01/25/2013 | STEVE PEOPLES and KEN THOMAS

Posted on 01/25/2013 6:29:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called on the Republican Party to "stop being the stupid party" on Thursday as GOP leaders promised fundamental changes to help stave off future losses.

In the keynote address at the Republican National Committee's winter meeting, Jindal said the GOP doesn't need to change its values but "might need to change just about everything else we are doing."

"We've got to stop being the stupid party. It's time for a new Republican Party that talks like adults," he said. "We had a number of Republicans damage the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments. I'm here to say we've had enough of that."

Jindal, thought to be a potential 2016 presidential contender, offered little detail in the 25-minute address. He called on conservatives to shift their focus from Capitol Hill number crunching to "the place where conservatism thrives — in the real world beyond the Washington Beltway."

Hours before the speech, Republican leaders promised to release in March a report, dubbed the "Growth and Opportunity Project," outlining recommendations on party rules and messaging designed to appeal to a rapidly changing American electorate. President Barack Obama's November victory was fueled, in part, by overwhelming support from the nation's Hispanic, Asian and African-American communities.

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TOPICS: Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: gop; jindal

1 posted on 01/25/2013 6:29:55 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

And this here statement is why the gop is the party of stupid...

President Barack Obama’s November victory was fueled, in part, by overwhelming support from the nation’s Hispanic, Asian and African-American communities.

His victory was due to an inept, uncommitted, etch a sketch candidate that was not really very different than the communist we have now...

fubo - communist

mcromney - socialist

if the gop wants to start winning, the formula is quite simple..

you have a party platform, back candidates that actually BELIEVE in it and will FIGHT for it... in other words, the good ol’ boys network has got to be dismantled.


2 posted on 01/25/2013 6:43:45 AM PST by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: SeekAndFind


That is just a bunch of meaningless posturing.

Until the Republicans offer a real alternative to the Dems, they are going to continue to lose. Why vote for Dem-lite? If the voter wants to go left, they go for the real thing -- the Democratic Party, not a party of tag-alongs.

The GOP/Republican leadership cannot seem to grasp that concept. They seem to think that, if they become MORE like the leftist Dems, they will become more electable. Sadly, the opposite is true, but they just don't get it.


3 posted on 01/25/2013 6:45:28 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, the Stupid Party stood by while this 2012 election was clearly stolen all across the nation. And what did they do about it? The Stupid Party didn’t do nuttin’ . . . and they never will . . .

The Stupid Party has no fire in their belly. Lincoln’s party is over and done with as long as people like Palin and Bachmann are considered to be buffoons . . . and people like Carl Rove (the Architect) are held in any kind of high esteem.


4 posted on 01/25/2013 6:46:59 AM PST by laweeks
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To: SeekAndFind

You blithering fool.

(not you SeekAndFind)

Stop selling out America. For crying out loud just stop it.

We sell out America, and send jobs elsewhere. For 20 years. And now start to wonder why we are no longer in charge?

BRING BACK AMERICAN JOBS. Now.


5 posted on 01/25/2013 6:48:05 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: SeekAndFind

“stop being the stupid party” and Tigers should change their stripes to spots and Rattlesnakes should shed their rattles and Flies should stop flying and peoples in Chicago should stop killing each other.

Anyone else have anything I missed?


6 posted on 01/25/2013 6:54:40 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: joe fonebone

we also have to eliminate the challengers/candidates who are just plain stupid and make stupid clueless comments. This last cycle we had a few who just ruined their campaigns with unforced errors on the sentate and house level.


7 posted on 01/25/2013 6:54:55 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
“This last cycle we had a few who just ruined their campaigns with unforced errors on the sentate and house level.”

Absolutely true. It’s hard to avoid this when the media is looking for something to jump on - specifically pertaining to GOP candidates, but we have to find a way.

8 posted on 01/25/2013 7:01:40 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: SeekAndFind

“stop being the stupid party”

What??? Take away their reason for existence??


9 posted on 01/25/2013 7:05:45 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: longtermmemmory

...and we should stop eating our own. The primary process is a complete disaster.


10 posted on 01/25/2013 7:08:51 AM PST by Tula Git
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
when the media

That is a continuing issue that the Republicans have to learn to deal with or circumvent. 'The Media' are not going to change.

The Republicans need to figure out (1) an effective message and (2) a way of delivering that message to the potential voters.

For years, their message seems to be 'we want to be Dem-lite with a bigger tent' and the voters keep rejecting it.
11 posted on 01/25/2013 7:14:54 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: joe fonebone

Best description of socialism from P.J. O’Rourke 25 or so years ago: “Socialism is Communism sold by the drink.”


12 posted on 01/25/2013 7:16:01 AM PST by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

I hope Jindal doesn’t run for president. We need him as governor here in Louisiana to keep the communists/democrats at bay


13 posted on 01/25/2013 7:19:13 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Tula Git

You mean stop being perceived as the Stupid Party. There are plenty of scientists, doctors, engineers and successful businessmen in the GOP. We have to find a way to attack their stronghold, intellectualism, and show that there is much more to life and happiness and that mere knowledge is not the cure-all. In fact, too much knowledge, is toxic and leads to mental illness and eventually insanity in a brain where there is no wisdom or sense of balance. We also need to add a lot more youth and 20 and 30 somethings to the base. Love can be a unifying force and people will always gravitate to it when it is genuine.


14 posted on 01/25/2013 7:22:22 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

In other words, any candidate who does not understand and fully believe that any word coming from the mouth of a member of the mainstream media is soley intended to bait and then destroy them, does not need to be on the ticket.


15 posted on 01/25/2013 7:23:13 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jsanders2001

I agree.

Start by bringing back US jobs.

Now. Stop outsourcing the very jobs the younger voters need to live.

Stop strengthening the Dems. Bring back American strength and American companies.

Bring back American jobs.

We tried outsourcing. All it got us was unelected.


16 posted on 01/25/2013 7:26:03 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: TomGuy

Exactly. If you fire up the base, the excitement will spread to the middle. You can’t win by abandoning the base and hoping to make up the difference with Democrats. They already have a candidate.


17 posted on 01/25/2013 7:31:07 AM PST by BinaryBoy (GOP: New leadership NOW!)
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To: SeekAndFind

GOD DENIERS AND CONGENITAL LIARS DEMOCRATS WANT YOUR MONEY AND YOUR GUNS WHY ARE THE GOPES* HELPING THEM ?
*government of the people elites


18 posted on 01/25/2013 7:36:11 AM PST by mosesdapoet (Should the "Chicago Mechanic" come out of retirement ?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Now. Stop outsourcing the very jobs the younger voters need to live.

Oh look, its the Cringing pro-union, pro-tariff broken record.

Stop strengthening the Dems. Bring back American strength and American companies.

We tried outsourcing. All it got us was unelected.

Wait, the Dems have largely supported and pushed through the same free trade agreements that the GOP supports. Obama just recently got the South Korea, Colombia and Panama free trade agreeemnts passed. And the Dems are in charge. The Dems are winning with the free trade platform. Your logic is faulty.

Bring back American jobs.

As usual, what you really mean is keep competition out with massive tariffs. No thanks.

Conservatives thrive on competition, leftists hate it. Were it up to you we'd still be stuck with only the trash the big 3 automakers were churning out. To the extent they improved was solely because of competition.

19 posted on 01/25/2013 7:45:18 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

With all due respect, I take issue with being referred to as:

“pro-Union”.

Otherwise thanks. :)


20 posted on 01/25/2013 7:50:17 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: SeekAndFind

If the GOP is the stupid party, how come the stupid elected stupid to be our Prez?


21 posted on 01/25/2013 7:51:21 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell (If Obama has his way only thugs and the body guards of those aspiring to be dictators will be armed.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
With all due respect, I take issue with being referred to as:“pro-Union”.

I know, I know. We've been round and round on that.

While we totally disagree, I do admire your persistence.

Cheers.

22 posted on 01/25/2013 8:01:18 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: SeekAndFind

One thing to add, the NY/East Coast MSM determined that Romney was going to be the GOP Candidate and look what it got us ? Another 4 years of Obama.


23 posted on 01/25/2013 8:01:34 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: Longbow1969

Now. Stop outsourcing the very jobs the younger voters need to live.
Oh look, its the Cringing pro-union, pro-tariff broken record.

Stop strengthening the Dems. Bring back American strength and American companies.

We tried outsourcing. All it got us was unelected.

Wait, the Dems have largely supported and pushed through the same free trade agreements that the GOP supports. Obama just recently got the South Korea, Colombia and Panama free trade agreeemnts passed. And the Dems are in charge. The Dems are winning with the free trade platform. Your logic is faulty.

Bring back American jobs.

As usual, what you really mean is keep competition out with massive tariffs. No thanks.

Conservatives thrive on competition, leftists hate it. Were it up to you we’d still be stuck with only the trash the big 3 automakers were churning out. To the extent they improved was solely because of competition.

Free Trade only works between countries that are basically both socially and economically even in terms of development.

Besides the federal government is supposed to ONLY be funded by Tariffs as prescribed by the constitiution.


24 posted on 01/25/2013 8:49:58 AM PST by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s right. In addition, we need to stop being the whining party. Look back through these responses.

RR won because he articulated the conservative message well (not stupidly) and projected a positive vision for the future (no whining or negativity allowed). Those tactics, if followed today, would create the same megabloc of voters that overwhelmed the liberals cobbled together coalition of freaks, free riders, and freakin MSMers.


25 posted on 01/25/2013 8:52:38 AM PST by Rubble Rouser (The Flint Hills of KS....an amazing place!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
I think Jindal means Republicans need to start playing the media's game the way the media wants them to play it. Which is hopeless, because the media will just keep changing the rules of what constitutes offensive speech ("Binders full of women") like Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown.

I think limiting political debate to "Does the Constitution permit?" this particular law, tax, regulation, or other government expansion would be enough, if rigorously adhered to by the opposition coalition. I won't say Republicans, because opponents of government expansion are a minority faction within the Republican Party.

26 posted on 01/25/2013 9:31:15 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: TomGuy

Read his entire speech CAREFULLY before posturing.


27 posted on 01/25/2013 10:14:44 AM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: SeekAndFind

2 comments

1. Jindal is a major player in the Republican Party. How does calling the Republican Party to which he belongs the “stupid party” help him or the party? Whether we agree or not, it appears like a naive statement to make in public. In private, yes. In public, no. His dem opponents will just use it against him

2. Jindal then said “We had a number of Republicans damage the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments. I’m here to say we’ve had enough of that.” What does he mean here? Before we agree with Jindal we need to know if he was referring to conservative Republicans or liberal Republicans? I don’t trust Jindal.


28 posted on 01/25/2013 5:07:47 PM PST by plain talk
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To: SeekAndFind

Bobby needs a mirror. He does NOTHING to change the GOP or further the conservative cause. All he did during the BP “disaster” (that wasn’t) was whine and thump his chest.

Did he, as governor, tell Obama to go F off? No. Did he ignore federal BS and tell the fishing industry to keep on trucking? No. Did he tell the feds he’d sue in court and as governor welcome the help of foreign ships to clean up? NO!

Go to hell Jindal. You phoney. Try doing ONE THING to clean up 1% of the corruption in your back yard you useless twat.


29 posted on 01/25/2013 5:12:48 PM PST by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. Let's start over.)
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To: Longbow1969

Cheers right back at you.

:D


30 posted on 01/25/2013 6:36:39 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Fledermaus

Your post warms my heart, the GOP are like Priest molesters to me.


31 posted on 01/25/2013 6:52:05 PM PST by bigmak007 (They who can't control their own passions, want to passionately control others.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Speaking of stupid statements! Jindal couldn’t have given Liberals more to use for their benefit if he’d allowed them to write for him.

The whole statement is a sickening admission that our values and principles have been flawed and we have been excluding worthy ideas and people. That’s the same speil the Liberal propaganda machine churns out every day. Now it has been acknowledged as legitimate by Republicans themselves. And in the next few weeks, more taxes will be unveiled to feed and house a new crop of Dem voters that will be put on the backs of the American taxpayers with the full consent of the Republican cowards in Congress.

I can’t wait to remove my name from the roles of this bootlicking, spineless party. Perhaps, if I live long enough, there will be a resurrection of the values that made this nation great in another political party. However, the descent into Communism usually has to run its course before a nation rises from its destruction and breeds ageneration that will fight it. An attitude adjustment in the form of a national collapse might bring that about sooner.

Until then, we will feel the burden of supporting the Obamanites until our backs break and our children take it up. Get ready, Republicans, to tolerate and bow to the antithesis of everything you ever stood for just so you can remain marginally recognized.


32 posted on 01/25/2013 7:58:06 PM PST by Aleya2Fairlie
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