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GOP Looks to Louisiana's Governor ("Next Reagan-Obama"?)
Washington Post ^ | 11-29-08 | Mike Leahy

Posted on 11/29/2008 8:14:06 PM PST by Wegotsarah.com

-- Last weekend, 18 days after Barack Obama decisively defeated their candidate for president, a mostly Republican crowd of self-described conservatives received their first introduction to someone many prominent members of the GOP think could be the party's own version of Obama. [snip}

No less an aspiring kingmaker than Steve Schmidt, the chief strategist of McCain's failed presidential bid, sees Jindal as the Republican Party's destiny. "The question is not whether he'll be president, but when he'll be president, because he will be elected someday." The anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist believes, too, that Jindal is a certainty to occupy the White House, and conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh has described him as "the next Ronald Reagan." [edited for effect-full article at site]

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; jindal
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1 posted on 11/29/2008 8:14:06 PM PST by Wegotsarah.com
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To: Wegotsarah.com
No less an aspiring kingmaker than Steve Schmidt, the chief strategist of McCain's failed presidential bid, sees Jindal as the Republican Party's destiny.

Who cares what Steve Schmidt thinks?

2 posted on 11/29/2008 8:17:08 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (Reagan is back, and this time he's a woman.)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

There are three names on my list.

Hunter. Palin. Jindal.

Pick two.


3 posted on 11/29/2008 8:17:56 PM PST by Fichori (I believe in a Woman's right to choose, even if she hasn't been born yet.)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Steve Schmidt? The guy who brought us Arnold Schwarzenegger and John McCain? Good reason not to support Jindal.


4 posted on 11/29/2008 8:18:33 PM PST by Sharrukin
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To: Wegotsarah.com

WAITAMINUTE!!!!!!!!!!! Why listen to losers/whiners/incompetent fools like RNC consultants?

Steve Schmidt needs to be working as an assitant dish washer.


5 posted on 11/29/2008 8:20:11 PM PST by rrrod
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Reagan-Obama
WTF???!!!
Why are Reagan and Obama in the same sentence, much less hyphenated? Last time I checked, Reagan brought down the USSR. What the hell has Obama done? He’s not even in office yet. Good Gosh.


6 posted on 11/29/2008 8:20:28 PM PST by SMCC1
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To: Sharrukin

If Jindal does a good job as Governor of Louisianan, we just might want to consider him.

Ahnold blew it as Governor.


7 posted on 11/29/2008 8:21:38 PM PST by Fichori (I believe in a Woman's right to choose, even if she hasn't been born yet.)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

bookmark


8 posted on 11/29/2008 8:22:33 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Wegotsarah.com

I sure am glad that I have people like Palin and Jindal to look forward to, now we need to push aside the republican hangers on like Romney and Huckabee and that ilk.


9 posted on 11/29/2008 8:23:10 PM PST by ansel12 ( When a conservative pundit mocks Wasilla, he's mocking conservatism as it's actually lived.)
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To: Fichori

What has he done? I am not against the guy, but people keep running out names and I get a little cynical given how many times the GOP has screwed conservatives.


10 posted on 11/29/2008 8:23:10 PM PST by Sharrukin
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To: Fichori

Jindal.


11 posted on 11/29/2008 8:23:21 PM PST by ari-freedom (Conservatives solve problems. Libertarians ignore problems. Liberals create problems.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Not that I give a Schmidt what Steve thinks, but when I’ve seen Governor Jindal speak, I have been very impressed with him.


12 posted on 11/29/2008 8:25:06 PM PST by rwa265 (Christ, My Cornerstone)
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To: Sharrukin

not good enough.


13 posted on 11/29/2008 8:25:18 PM PST by ari-freedom (Conservatives solve problems. Libertarians ignore problems. Liberals create problems.)
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To: ari-freedom

Say what? English please!


14 posted on 11/29/2008 8:26:28 PM PST by Sharrukin
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To: Wegotsarah.com

let me see...

hmmm...

he’s more palatable to the country club pubies than governor sarah palin

because he has a degree from oxford?


15 posted on 11/29/2008 8:30:43 PM PST by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

You put Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal on a ticket together, that’s UNSTOPPABLE right there


16 posted on 11/29/2008 8:31:51 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sharrukin

Sarah Palin/Bobby Jindal=UNSTOPPABLE FORCE!!


17 posted on 11/29/2008 8:31:51 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sharrukin

Just because Schmidt sees potential in Jindal doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t, either. Rudy and Olympia Snowe supported Sarah Palin. Does that mean that Sarah is suddenly a pro-abortion RINO?


18 posted on 11/29/2008 8:32:06 PM PST by ari-freedom (Conservatives solve problems. Libertarians ignore problems. Liberals create problems.)
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To: ken21

because he’s a conservative with a degree from Oxford.


19 posted on 11/29/2008 8:32:51 PM PST by ari-freedom (Conservatives solve problems. Libertarians ignore problems. Liberals create problems.)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

If the party elites can’t have a RINO standard-bearer in 2012, they’ll settle for a conservative they can manipulate.

Sarah Palin would tell the RNC to shove it if it tried to take over her campaign.

Perhaps they think Bobby Jindal is more pliable.


20 posted on 11/29/2008 8:32:55 PM PST by Loyalist (It is my privilege to extend a laurel and hardy handshake to our new...president.)
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To: Wegotsarah.com
No less an aspiring kingmaker than Steve Schmidt, the chief strategist of McCain's failed presidential bid, sees Jindal as the Republican Party's destiny.

Poor old Jingle head are whatever, a loser, Schhmutt, crowns you and you also will be a loser.

21 posted on 11/29/2008 8:33:11 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

He is 37 years old! Give him a chance to mature.


22 posted on 11/29/2008 8:33:51 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Loyalist

Could it be because Palin is a woman?? Just saying...


23 posted on 11/29/2008 8:36:08 PM PST by no1.tarhill (Not a dimes worth of difference in a Republican and a Democrat politician.)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Didn’t someone say that Jindal is not a natural born citizen?!! Forgive me for starting this again, but I remember someone discussing this.


24 posted on 11/29/2008 8:36:55 PM PST by montesquieu
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Jindal is very smart and he knows policy like nobody’s business but I think that this may be quite an issue for him if on the national scene:

http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/06/bobby_jindals_dance_with_the_d.php


25 posted on 11/29/2008 8:38:09 PM PST by Lilpug15 (I'm Moving to Alaska...You can Keep THE CHANGE!)
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To: ari-freedom

What has he done that impresses everyone so much? I know he did well with a health department regarding the budget and that he is pro-life. I am not attacking him, just asking for information here.

The fact that a guy like Steve Schmidt likes him doesn’t thrill me.


26 posted on 11/29/2008 8:38:12 PM PST by Sharrukin
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To: Sarah Barracuda

LOL, I doubt if they would pull anymore votes than mccain.


27 posted on 11/29/2008 8:38:48 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: Fichori

I’ll take ANY of those in ANY configuration, but let’s face it, the press, rinos and neo-cons will be working extra hard to throw all three under the bus.

Then it will be time dor whoever remains to take on the Dems.


28 posted on 11/29/2008 8:38:57 PM PST by incredulous joe ("No road is long with good company. " - Turkish Proverb)
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To: Sharrukin

I don’t have a list of his accomplishments, but it seems like every time I see his name associated with controversy, he comes out out on the right side.

I gather the left don’t really like him.

If I recall correctly, he said he would not run for president in ‘12 and was committed to serving two terms as governor (if reelected).

I could be wrong about that though.


29 posted on 11/29/2008 8:39:07 PM PST by Fichori (I believe in a Woman's right to choose, even if she hasn't been born yet.)
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To: rwa265
Not that I give a Schmidt what Steve thinks, but when I’ve seen Governor Jindal speak, I have been very impressed with him.

Ditto. And the best way to bring that all to ruin is to involve Schmidt.

30 posted on 11/29/2008 8:39:09 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (Reagan is back, and this time he's a woman.)
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To: ansel12
I don't think it is a good idea to push aside any republican, conservative/moderate/neo-con/even RINO types. Instead what every one should be doing is building a positive case for the candidate of their choice. Registered republicans are a minority already, why reduce that further down? After the self-described maverick McCain's defeat prospects are excellent the next nominee will be more conservative anyways. It would not be smart to antagonize any wing of the party and make them stay home in 2012. That will guarantee Zero 4 more years and more Ginsburgs on the SCOTUS.
31 posted on 11/29/2008 8:39:30 PM PST by ajay_kumar (The Islamists want the whole world to live under "Sharia" and subjugate women as slaves)
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To: montesquieu; All

Didn’t someone say that Jindal is not a natural born citizen?!!
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Was going to say, it obviously doesn’t matter- But, on reflection, when it’s a conservative—it will.-:)

I’m obviously for Gov. Palin- But anyone who carries her message—aptly termed, “Pro-American”-—I’m willing to listen.


32 posted on 11/29/2008 8:40:37 PM PST by Wegotsarah.com (My amateur blog--www.wegotsarah.com)
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To: Lilpug15
Oh, well what's a little voodoo among friends. LOL
33 posted on 11/29/2008 8:40:46 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: ari-freedom
"Jindal."

Would you like Hunter or Palin with that?
34 posted on 11/29/2008 8:41:02 PM PST by Fichori (I believe in a Woman's right to choose, even if she hasn't been born yet.)
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To: Wegotsarah.com
Only after a political tsunami of public opposition did Jindal change his mind on tripling the pay of state legislators. Only after threats from his own party did Jindal change his mind and agree to tax cuts (google Jindal + Stelly + tax).
35 posted on 11/29/2008 8:41:37 PM PST by SeafoodGumbo
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To: SMCC1
Why are Reagan and Obama in the same sentence, much less hyphenated? Last time I checked, Reagan brought down the USSR. What the hell has Obama done? He’s not even in office yet. Good Gosh.

He will help reconstruct the USSR.

36 posted on 11/29/2008 8:43:43 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: org.whodat

I guess it’s all Good - LOL :)


37 posted on 11/29/2008 8:43:48 PM PST by Lilpug15 (I'm Moving to Alaska...You can Keep THE CHANGE!)
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To: Sharrukin

he has also handled Gustav, rebuilt after Katrina and dramatically cracked down on Louisiana corruption.

He can also connect to minorities. I get the impression from some of the other contenders that they have never even met a black person until the election campaign.


38 posted on 11/29/2008 8:44:40 PM PST by ari-freedom (Conservatives solve problems. Libertarians ignore problems. Liberals create problems.)
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To: Sharrukin
"Good reason not to support Jindal."


No...it's a good reason not to believe anything Schmidt has to say, except this once.

Jindal is the real deal!

39 posted on 11/29/2008 8:44:59 PM PST by dixiechick2000
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To: incredulous joe

Well, they already blackballed Hunter and tried to smear Palin.

Personally, I would really like to see Hunter on the ticket.

Logistically, I’m thinking a Jindal/Palin or Palin/Jindal ticket could be a winner because they both (so far) are conservative and both are governors.

Of course I still want Hunter with his military experience. (Not to mention is secure border and fence policies)


40 posted on 11/29/2008 8:46:50 PM PST by Fichori (I believe in a Woman's right to choose, even if she hasn't been born yet.)
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To: Fichori

I hope Jindal would pick Hunter to be in charge of the border and Palin in charge of energy. This way, they’d actually get to do something.


41 posted on 11/29/2008 8:47:51 PM PST by ari-freedom (Conservatives solve problems. Libertarians ignore problems. Liberals create problems.)
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To: SMCC1

Are raising the dead, giving sight to the blind, walking on water and turning water into wine not enough for you?


42 posted on 11/29/2008 8:48:29 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Wegotsarah.com
The anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist believes...

Paul Sperry, author of the new book, Infiltration, in an interview calls Grover Norquist "an agent of influence for Islamists in Washington." When asked by FrontPageMag.com why a Republican anti-tax lobbyist should so passionately promote Islamist causes, Sperry implied that Norquist has converted to Islam: "He's marrying a Muslim, and when I asked Norquist if he himself has converted to Islam, he brushed the question off as too ‘personal.'" As Lawrence Auster comments on this exchange, "Clearly, if Norquist hadn't converted to Islam, or weren't in the process of doing so, he would simply have answered no."

Indeed, Norquist married Samah Alrayyes, a Palestinian Muslim, on April 2, 2005, and Islamic law limits a Muslim woman to marrying a man who is Muslim. This is not an abstract dictum but a very serious imperative, with many "honor" killings having resulted from a woman ignoring her family's wishes.

Alrayyes (now known as Samah Norquist) has radical Islamic credentials of her own; she served as communications director at the Islamic Free Market Institute, the Islamist organization Norquist helped found. Now, she is employed as a public affairs officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development – and so it appears that yet another Islamist finds employment in a branch of the U.S. government.

Grover Norquist has for some years now been promoting Islamist organizations, including even the Council on American-Islamic Relations; for example, he spoke at CAIR's conference, "A Better America in a Better World" on October 5, 2004. Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. has researched Norquist's ties to Islamists in his exhaustive, careful, and convincing study, "A Troubling Influence," and concludes that he is enabling "a political influence operation to advance the causes of radical Islamists, and targeted most particularly at the Bush Administration."

But if Grover Norquist is indeed a convert to Islam, it could be that he is not just enabling the Islamist causes but is himself an Islamist.

Is Grover Norquist an Islamist?

43 posted on 11/29/2008 8:49:11 PM PST by SeafoodGumbo
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To: org.whodat
Poor old Jingle head are whatever, a loser, Schhmutt, crowns you and you also will be a loser.

What language is that?

44 posted on 11/29/2008 8:49:29 PM PST by xjcsa (And these three remain: change, hope and government. But the greatest of these is government.)
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To: Wegotsarah.com
I completely agree. Sara, no doubt is a Godsend. I think she could easily be the next R. Reagan. She's smart, personable, tough, ethical and a Christian. I don't see her cowing down to liberals. I think she will buck the system and people are scared of her!! /p>
45 posted on 11/29/2008 8:54:24 PM PST by montesquieu
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To: Wegotsarah.com

If Jindal is that good, he won’t let Steve Schmidt anywhere near him or his campaign.


46 posted on 11/29/2008 8:55:31 PM PST by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it is Christ or nothing!)
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To: ari-freedom

“He can also connect to minorities.”

That never works for Republicans. I am not even sure what that means. John McCain was supposed to garner the Hispanic vote due to his going to bat for them time after time. Didn’t work.

Couple things...

Jindal seems to have been against the repeal of the Stelly tax?

Why did he lose against Blanco? She was the lame ditz who helped make the Katrina thing much worse. What happened?

Why didn’t he veto the pay raise he said he was gonna stop if elected?


47 posted on 11/29/2008 8:56:17 PM PST by Sharrukin
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To: ari-freedom

In other words...

Palin: Department of Energy.

Hunter: Homeland Security.

That what you had in mind?


48 posted on 11/29/2008 8:59:25 PM PST by Fichori (I believe in a Woman's right to choose, even if she hasn't been born yet.)
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To: rwa265

I agree with you, Jindal is impressive...he has a million mile per hour mouth....GOP better not elect another shattering fool....


49 posted on 11/29/2008 9:00:38 PM PST by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Today, July 16th I no longer donate money for Israel)
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To: xjcsa
Givens schummutts background, whoever he supports I vote against.
50 posted on 11/29/2008 9:02:13 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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