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Jindal Says Republicans Can Only Blame Themselves for Loss
AP Via FoxNews.com ^ | February 8, 2009

Posted on 02/08/2009 6:59:06 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Saturday that the Republicans only had themselves to blame for losing control of Congress and the White House.

"The country fired us from our congressional majority in 2006. Why? The country didn't stop being conservative. The Republican Party did," Jindal told a gathering of Arkansas Republicans. "We became what we came to Washington to change -- the party of earmarks and government spending. The party needs to stop worrying about what to do to fix itself. Let's worry more about fixing our country. Then the party will fix itself."

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 2008; blame; bobbyjindal; gop; jindall
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1 posted on 02/08/2009 6:59:06 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He’s right.


2 posted on 02/08/2009 7:00:45 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I second that


3 posted on 02/08/2009 7:01:24 AM PST by Kimmers (Working hard so Obamas friends don't have to)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

>> “The country fired us from our congressional majority in 2006. Why? The country didn’t stop being conservative. The Republican Party did,”

AMEN, Brother!


4 posted on 02/08/2009 7:03:47 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Party? I don't have one anymore.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Someone gets it.


5 posted on 02/08/2009 7:05:06 AM PST by dfwddr (A warning to people from Nigeria; if you get an email from Washington asking for money, it's a scam.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

being a “party man” or a “political warmonger” like democrats should become epithets again like they were years ago


6 posted on 02/08/2009 7:06:13 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The country didn’t stop being conservative. The Republican Party did,”
ABSOLUTLY RIGHT, WHERE OUT HERE WITH NO REPRESENTATION! SOMEONE PLEASE GROW SOME GONADS, STEP UP TO THE PLATE, STOP WHINING, AND COMPLAINING AND LETS START PUSHING BACK THE RED REVOLUTION IN AMERICA!


7 posted on 02/08/2009 7:06:26 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Is it time for my medication, reality is starting to set in.)
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To: Kimmers
Yes. Last night I was at a Republican Forum dinner here in AZ and the speaker as the new, Republican Speaker of the HOuse...a very young man. He explained how when they took over last month they found a 1.2 billion deficit. This new body, made the tough cuts..they did what they HAD to do and now that deficit has been fixed. He was telling us how Janet Napalitano used shady accounting in hopes that the economy would turn and cover up all mistakes..but then..we know what happened to her and the whole mess was left to the new house. BUT THEY DID WHAT THEY HAD TO DO.

Those are the people we need to bring up through the ranks. The people actually DOING the work.

8 posted on 02/08/2009 7:08:40 AM PST by Hildy
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The country didn't stop being conservative. The Republican Party did

JINDAL '12

9 posted on 02/08/2009 7:08:51 AM PST by Long Island Pete (For the first time in my life, I am afraid for my country.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Jindal you magnificent bastard! Now we need to boot the rest of the “let’s get along/dumbass lite” RINOs and show the country what a real conservative form of governance is like.


10 posted on 02/08/2009 7:09:54 AM PST by festusbanjo (they'll smile now, but in 4 years they'll still be stupid, broke and looking for a handout.)
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To: ronnie raygun

I had solid conservative representation till the geniuses who make these decisions decided my congressman was a lost cause and stripped him of party money late in the campaign. They left him to lose by a whole 2% and I have a shiny new socialist democrat to represent me.

Worse still is the fact that the scumbag RINO my congressman defeated in the previous election endorsed the democrat in this one.


11 posted on 02/08/2009 7:10:45 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"The party needs to stop worrying about what to do to fix itself. Let's worry more about fixing our country. Then the party will fix itself."

Bingo

12 posted on 02/08/2009 7:10:47 AM PST by Riodacat (Legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus.)
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To: cripplecreek
The country didn't stop being conservative. The Republican Party did," Jindal told a gathering of Arkansas Republicans. "We became what we came to Washington to change -- the party of earmarks and government spending. The party needs to stop worrying about what to do to fix itself. Let's worry more about fixing our country. Then the party will fix itself."

Gov. Jindal is right on target. Let's get an exit hole in the big tent so the RINOs can escape.

13 posted on 02/08/2009 7:10:50 AM PST by pointsal
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To: cripplecreek

Bobby gets it.


14 posted on 02/08/2009 7:11:37 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The country didn’t stop being conservative.


Sorry, Bobby, but the Country did stop being conservative. If think otherwise, you just haven’t been paying attention. 50+ years of liberal missionary work have finally paid off.


15 posted on 02/08/2009 7:12:25 AM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

In 2002 the republican party motto was “I got mine!”

In 2008 the republican party motto is “What happened?”


16 posted on 02/08/2009 7:13:08 AM PST by Iron Munro (Will Rogers: Every law Congress makes is a joke and every joke they tell becomes a law)
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To: Nervous Tick
Why? The country didn’t stop being conservative. The Republican Party did

This also explains the overwhelming reaction to Sarah Palin got on the campaign trail. Folks certainly weren't turning out by the tens of thousands to see McLaim.

Jindal is spot on and I hope the Republican country club elitists types choke on it.....

17 posted on 02/08/2009 7:13:29 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Government is not the solution to the problem. Government IS the problem - Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Hildy
Thanks Hildy....It is good to know there are some Republicans that are trying to do the right thing....

I really needed to hear that.... lately, all the news has been so discouraging....

18 posted on 02/08/2009 7:13:39 AM PST by Kimmers (Working hard so Obamas friends don't have to)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Partially correct. Republicans also have to reconcile themselves to how they screwed up with regards to the Iraq war. Let’s face it: Spending is a small part of the story as to why Republicans lost. Iraq is a big part of the story. Long-term, immigration is a very important part as well - the Republicans have allowed the Democrats to import millions and millions of loyal voters. That is hardly the way a successful party operates.


19 posted on 02/08/2009 7:17:09 AM PST by oscars300
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To: cripplecreek

If you’re talking about Kratovil, I know how you feel...


20 posted on 02/08/2009 7:18:29 AM PST by ConservativeTerrapin (Mark Sanford for President in 2012)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He nailed it. For the first time in years, I saw the Republican Senators stand up as conservatives this week.


21 posted on 02/08/2009 7:18:40 AM PST by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Sam Bradford Heisman! LetsGetThisRight.com RED STATE Oklahoma Republican)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I know politicians are competitive and ambitious, but it would be great if Jindal, Palin, Mark Sanford of SC, and some others were to form a tiger team of GOP leadership. They could really move the party in the right direction, and make 2010 and 2012 into good years.


22 posted on 02/08/2009 7:19:54 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"The country fired us from our congressional majority in 2006. Why? The country didn't stop being conservative. The Republican Party did,"

The Republican leadership remained deaf after the 2006 slaughter. For 2008 the Republican Party hoisted John McCain on us as the nominee.

His 365 to 173, a 2-to-1 loss, indicates that the current Republican brand is tainted.

If they remain clueless for 2010, they may not get a chance at majority status for decades.

Regrettably, the current Senate and House minority leaders seem at ease with their minority status.
23 posted on 02/08/2009 7:20:02 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Why doesn’t he just stick to fixing the zillion problems in Louisiana and stop worrying about campaigning for president.


24 posted on 02/08/2009 7:21:40 AM PST by Carley (President Obama ~ Leaving No Tax Cheat Behind)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I really hope this guy runs for the nomination in 2012. I like Sarah P. and would proudly vote for her if she were the nominee, but based upon what I’ve seen of Jindal I would prefer him to be the nominee. His grasp of conservatism and his ability to articulate the conservative position is phenomenal.


25 posted on 02/08/2009 7:21:47 AM PST by Hazwaste (Liberals love the average American the same way that foxes love the average chicken.)
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To: rbg81
If think otherwise, you just haven’t been paying attention.

Really? Is that why so many Democrats running on conservative platforms have replaced RINO Republicans across the country? Is that why Obamalamadingdong himself used rhetoric first espoused by Ronald Reagan again and again on the campaign trail? Obamalamadingdong even evoked Reagan's name on several occasions.

This is still a majority conservative country. The problem isn't primarily the electorate. The problem is very few Republicans are Conservatives and far too many of the ones that do claim conservative principles fail to stick to those principles once elected. What we have is a conservative leadership vacuum, not a lack of Conservatives in the electorate.

26 posted on 02/08/2009 7:22:20 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Government is not the solution to the problem. Government IS the problem - Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: rbg81
Sorry, Bobby, but the Country did stop being conservative. If think otherwise, you just haven’t been paying attention. 50+ years of liberal missionary work have finally paid off.

You couldn't be more wrong.

The fact that Obama has to run his campaign on giving tax cuts to 95% of Americans is one sign. The fact that Obama has to run against deficits and irresponsible spending is another sign. The fact that Obama has to run against wasteful gov't finally indicates conservatism wins.

Yes, he won with the socialists pushing behind him, but Dems always get those people. Obama won because enough conservative people believed his rhetoric and deemed him safe while they were sick of Republican spending.

If the country was not more conservative, why do you think the stimulus bill is losing support as more and more is known about it? Socialists should be proud (and they are defending it). Average Americans, who are conservative, see it as more waste than good.

Conservatives have won the argument, we just haven't implemented it.

27 posted on 02/08/2009 7:22:30 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Jindal is an optimist.. Optimism is what got the pubbies into the fix they are current in.. When does the pessimism start?.. You cannot fix something you will not admit..

Bushbots, Mcainiacs and other Rinos need to be exposed.. Ann Coulter has been doing it(that) for many "books" now.. What needs to happen is exposing the liberal republicans and dealing with THEM.. The other so-called liberals are beyond help.. The republican party will never be trusted again.. Trusting the "party" is what caused "this" situation..

There needs to be a new caucus invisible to both parties.. An "UN-secret" caucus, even an under ground.. with ideological kamikazes, like Coulter.. Ann takes all the abuse of the left and THRIVES on it.. Shes NOT a coward, you know, like most republicans.. SHe eats abuse and spits the seeds..

America NEEDS many Ann Coulters in many living rooms, garages, pool halls, and restaurant's.. Glen Beck seems to have gotten the message.. Limbaugh needs to re-visit his outrage.. Take it to the streets.. Forget the internet and TV and radio.. SHort wave transmission needs to have a resurgence.. and morse code even..

The optimism needs to STOP.. nice clean pessimism needs a re-start.. True.. I'm being optimistic but I'm not perfect.. forgive me..

28 posted on 02/08/2009 7:22:40 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

he gets it. Will he be at CPAC?


29 posted on 02/08/2009 7:23:03 AM PST by Chickensoup ("Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Doesn't Governor Jindal have his hand out for government “stimulus” money?
30 posted on 02/08/2009 7:23:48 AM PST by LiberConservative
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To: Hildy
Hildy. That was very positive news. Thank you for sharing it with us.

It is encouraging to here that another generation of conservative republicans are stepping forward. The current crop of baby boomer leadership in the GOP ( with some exceptions ) have failed themselves, the Party and the Nation. Good riddance to them. The sooner they get off the stage the better we will all be.

GO BOBBY! GO SARAH!

31 posted on 02/08/2009 7:23:51 AM PST by mick
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To: Thermalseeker
This also explains the overwhelming reaction to Sarah Palin got on the campaign trail.

It explains the campaign donations (or lack thereof), too. McCain just wasn't pulling in any money until Palin was added to the ticket. I didn't give a dime until the day Sarah accepted McCain's offer.

32 posted on 02/08/2009 7:24:13 AM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Many of them advocated for John McCain to pick Jindal as his vice presidential running mate.

He should thank his lucky stars they did not succeed. Being associated with that moron and his candidacy is the last thing a conservative needs. The only reason McDumbass got as far as he got was Sara Palin, can anyone honestly contend that she was helped by it.

33 posted on 02/08/2009 7:24:52 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: Carley

He is. He is able to multi-task.


34 posted on 02/08/2009 7:25:15 AM PST by CajunConservative (F U 0bama)
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To: cripplecreek

Gee...some pubbies are sounding like Rush. Zero’s not gonna like that...LOL!


35 posted on 02/08/2009 7:25:53 AM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must...)
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To: ConservativeTerrapin

Tim Walberg from Michigan. He was at the top of a list of 5 names they called lost causes. He was also one of those who stood firm against the bank bailout (and GOP leadership)


36 posted on 02/08/2009 7:27:18 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Long Island Pete

He can not run because he is not a Natural Born Citizen, oh forgot that’s not necessary anymore. Yes Jindal in ‘12!


37 posted on 02/08/2009 7:27:52 AM PST by classical artist
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To: rrstar96

pinging to your ping list.


38 posted on 02/08/2009 7:28:44 AM PST by chemicalman (Government is not the solution to our problem, government IS the problem. (R.R.))
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To: ontap

The only thing Palin gained from the McQueeg association is name recognition.


39 posted on 02/08/2009 7:28:49 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A truly endangered species...an intelligent politician.

I like this guy more and more.


40 posted on 02/08/2009 7:28:57 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
He's correct on one thing, I'm conservative, not Republican.

The Republicans have become liberals and socialists.

41 posted on 02/08/2009 7:29:47 AM PST by blam
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’ve been saying this for MONTHS. That the republican RINOcrat party WAS A SELF INFLICTED WOUND!!! They shot their own toes off.


42 posted on 02/08/2009 7:29:53 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Oscuma is a dope smoking, Chicago gangland punk- street thug. Simple as that.)
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To: Charles Martel
I didn't give a dime until the day Sarah accepted McCain's offer.

Yep. There are millions and millions of folks in this country who would get behind true conservative leadership, including the so-called "Reagan Democrats". Obamalamadingdong doesn't know it yet, but he and his administration are going to be the single greatest catalyst for the revival of the conservative movement in the USA. Jindal and Palin are but two examples of this growing phenomenon.....

43 posted on 02/08/2009 7:30:32 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Government is not the solution to the problem. Government IS the problem - Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Bobby gets it

So did i and my family...my yard sign.....sans McCainiac


44 posted on 02/08/2009 7:30:38 AM PST by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: Charles Martel
It explains the campaign donations (or lack thereof), too. McCain just wasn't pulling in any money until Palin was added to the ticket. I didn't give a dime until the day Sarah accepted McCain's offer.

I STILL cannot understand how Hussein was able to outspend McCain by over 4 to 1.

I know that McCain agreed to limit himself financially,,,,but my question is,,,

WHY???

45 posted on 02/08/2009 7:31:20 AM PST by stockstrader (Joe Biden is now officially our first "CLASS WARFARE CZAR".)
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To: Carley

Jindal strikes me as being more than competent enough to walk and chew gum at the same time.

He is already proving he’s the most effective governor Louisiana has seen in many decades.


46 posted on 02/08/2009 7:31:48 AM PST by Choose Ye This Day (B.O. ? BOHICA!!!)
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To: classical artist
He can not run because he is not a Natural Born Citizen,

Bobby was born in Red Stick, Louisiana and has a BC to prove it.

47 posted on 02/08/2009 7:32:00 AM PST by OBXWanderer
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

While he was at it, he should mention some of them by name so America would wake up.


48 posted on 02/08/2009 7:32:19 AM PST by chemicalman (Government is not the solution to our problem, government IS the problem. (R.R.))
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To: classical artist
He can not run because he is not a Natural Born Citizen, oh forgot that’s not necessary anymore. Yes Jindal in ‘12!

Jindal was born in Baton Rouge, LA. Granted, having spent a lot of time in Louisiana I've often thought it was a different country in certain areas, but it is indeed part of the USA and that makes Jindal a "natural born" American.

49 posted on 02/08/2009 7:34:05 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Government is not the solution to the problem. Government IS the problem - Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: classical artist

Ummm...check your facts before you spout ignorance.

Jindal was born in Baton Rouge. He’s a natural born U.S. Citizen.


50 posted on 02/08/2009 7:34:52 AM PST by Choose Ye This Day (B.O. ? BOHICA!!!)
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