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Bobby Jindal: Four. More. Years (DID ANYONE HEAR OF THE LOUISIANA LANDSLIDE?)
Hotair ^ | 10/23/2011 | Jazz Shaw

Posted on 10/23/2011 5:59:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Say, did you hear about the big election yesterday? Well, if you’re like the majority of the country, you probably weren’t even aware anyone was voting on Saturday. But for the politically addicted, you might have known that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was up for another term. So… how did that work out for him? Not too shabby.

Bobby Jindal, a Republican who championed stronger ethics laws in his first term as Louisiana governor, won re-election against nine other candidates in an open primary, according to the Associated Press.

Jindal earned 65.8 percent of the vote in yesterday’s ballot, negating the need for a November general election, according to the AP, which declared him the winner. Tara Hollis, a Democrat and schoolteacher making her first bid for public office, came in second with 17.9 percent of the vote, with 100 percent of precincts reporting.

Jindal, 40, is the first Indian-American governor in the nation. He was elected on promises to change the state’s reputation as a nest for corruption. Within months of taking office, he won approval for laws prohibiting public officials from holding state contracts and requiring them to disclose information about their personal finances.

Owing to Louisiana’s somewhat unusual election laws, the primary election in this case automatically becomes the general election. Had some other candidate done better, leaving Jindal with only a plurality victory, they would have squared off again in November. As things stand, the race is over and Jindal secures four more years in office.

Not terribly surprising, since his latest poll numbers show him with a 63% approval rating. (A number which pretty much any elected official in the nation should envy.) His policies of reducing taxes and shifting government jobs to the private sector have brought Louisiana’s unemployment rate down to just over 7%, well below the national average. If we weren’t still locked out of a lot of energy jobs in the Gulf, he could conceivably gotten it down closer to five. (Thanks, EPA!)

This will once again fuel speculation of either a future presidential run for Jindal, (birther nonsense not withstanding) or even talk of a VP slot for him next year. But for now, it looks like Jindal is content doing the best job he can for Louisiana. And a fine job it’s been thus far by all appearances. Besides… the guy is only 40 years old. He’s got plenty of time to ponder his options.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: bobbyjindal; governor; jindal; jindal2016; louisiana

1 posted on 10/23/2011 5:59:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Didn’t hear anything about it in the MSM.

The MSM wants to choose our news for us. They clearly didn’t think that this landslide election was newsworthy.


2 posted on 10/23/2011 6:03:30 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SeekAndFind

Not sure but didn’t Jindal Endorse ‘Mittens’ recently?
That would lower my expectations of him somewhat.


3 posted on 10/23/2011 6:03:57 PM PDT by freejohn ("Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." --- Mark Twain)
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To: freejohn

Jindal endorsed Perry early on.


4 posted on 10/23/2011 6:04:59 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: SeekAndFind

I think the state run “media” ignored this election so as to not spoil the celebration of Barry’s big victory in Libya. Barry doesn’t get to spike the ball all that often.


5 posted on 10/23/2011 6:06:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

As I said on another post, I didn’t even know LA was having an election. If I didn’t read FR, I wouldn’t have known anything about this.

Contribute to FR, everybody!


6 posted on 10/23/2011 6:07:45 PM PDT by livius
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To: SeekAndFind

I heard the results on a cable news station. Don’t remember which one, but I didn’t even know about the election.


7 posted on 10/23/2011 6:08:26 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SeekAndFind

“Birther nonsense”?

Jindal is not eligible for POTUS or VPOTUS: though he was born in the U.S., his parents were not U.S. citizens at the time of his birth.

I congratulate him on his reelection.


8 posted on 10/23/2011 6:08:31 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: SeekAndFind

Ineligible for VP or POTUS.


9 posted on 10/23/2011 6:13:05 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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10 posted on 10/23/2011 6:13:53 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR, so support it! Compiling New Sarah Ping List. Let me know if you want on it.)
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To: jersey117

UH OH .. Even Worse!


11 posted on 10/23/2011 6:15:01 PM PDT by freejohn ("Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." --- Mark Twain)
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To: thecodont
Having just won reelection it would be a perfect time for him to make a public statement to that fact. If he did my enormous respect for him would increase ten fold.

But he is unlikely to do so. He would suffer a huge backlash in the press and he would likely loose a great number of Democrat voters. Then of course he would have a number of problems with Democrat backlash in the State Legislature.

12 posted on 10/23/2011 6:18:13 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good for him. I admire Bobby Jindahl, he’s got good ideas, too....and a PhD in Healthcare policy. I’d have him as HHS Secretary in my dream Cabinet.


13 posted on 10/23/2011 6:20:26 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: onyx
I wonder what changed from Aug 2009?

ERMEY .. "I'm an Independent. I'm not a Republican, I'm not a Democrat," he said at the time. "I'm a middle-of-the-road guy, and I call on logic and common sense, okay?"

Ermey told McCormack that while he voted for George Bush in 2004, he would be just as supportive of John Kerry had he won the presidency, "and I wish more people would be like that."

Of Obama, Ermey said he was "a little wary at first" on how he would handle the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not now, though.

"I think our president is doing a commendable job," he said. "He picked up where George Bush left off. … We're continuing to take care of the terrorist situation."

ERMEY
14 posted on 10/23/2011 6:26:00 PM PDT by freejohn ("Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." --- Mark Twain)
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To: thecodont; buccaneer81

I don’t think he’s running for President, but he’s completely eligible. His parents’ status doesn’t matter: he’s a natural born citizen of the US, and no court would find otherwise.

The whole question with Obama is not that one of his parents was a foreigner and never even had plans to become a citizen, but that he was possibly born outside of the US. Everybody knows that his father was not a US citizen; the question is where he was born (personally, I think he was born in BC, but that’s a whole different topic).


15 posted on 10/23/2011 6:35:11 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

Very true. I have also wondered if he was born maybe on the way to or from Kenya, in another country where nobody suspects, like maybe Egypt, or India or something depending on which was the airplane went. But, since he coughed up the long form, I am going to believe Hawaii until somebody proves it differently. Which would NOT surprise me one bit.


16 posted on 10/23/2011 6:38:39 PM PDT by Squeeky ("Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it. " Emily Dickinson)
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To: thecodont

Newer court interpretations of natural born generally deem it sufficient to be physically born in the US or its possessions, but you gotta know those hypocrite Democrats would give a putative President Jindal a very hard time about it.


17 posted on 10/23/2011 7:02:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Squeeky

He “coughed up” a demonstrable phony. WND was on top of it from the word go. The most charitable interpretation would be that Hawaii just plain lost the original document, so had a Photoshop artist paste together a reasonable facsimile of what it would have looked like, then gave it to Obama and said voila, here you are. But there are much more pessimistic possibilities possible.


18 posted on 10/23/2011 7:05:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: livius
>> His parents’ status doesn’t matter <<

Uh, don't you know that Vattel disagrees? And don't you realize that an 18th century treatise (in French) by a Swiss intellectual will be taken by U. S. courts -- up to and including the SCOTUS -- as the controlling legal authority?

Hey, c'mon FRiend, get with the program!

The NBC program, that is.

19 posted on 10/23/2011 7:37:34 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: SeekAndFind

wow.....


20 posted on 10/23/2011 7:43:57 PM PDT by cherry
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21 posted on 10/23/2011 8:00:52 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I think the image is manipulated by Obama to keep the issue alive. But that doesn’t mean it is forged. Although it sure would not surprise me. I bet Obama is laying a trap, and the best way to handle it is to cover all possibilities which are:

1. Obama is a incompetent forger.
2. Obama did it on purpose and is politically very slimy.
3. Obama is too stupid to put up a flattened image even though there is a big controversy going on.

Sooo, all of those suck for a president to be. Which is why I always ask how do you expect Obama to fix a $14 trillion economy when it takes him 3 years to cough up a $14 document, and then screws that up.


22 posted on 10/23/2011 8:09:20 PM PDT by Squeeky ("Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it. " Emily Dickinson)
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To: thecodont

His parents had permenant resident status IIRC. That would put them under US jurisdiction.


23 posted on 10/23/2011 8:10:46 PM PDT by Bogey78O (Don't call them jihadis. Call them irhabis. Tick them off, don't entertain their delusion.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wasn’t even mentioned at National Review- I guess he dropped his subscription.


24 posted on 10/23/2011 8:14:12 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: SeekAndFind

And oddly, Bobby ran as a reformer, and reformers don’t usually serve more than one term in LA.


25 posted on 10/23/2011 8:17:37 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: Squeeky

It got traced back to multiple typewriters on the same word. That’s too blatant to ignore.


26 posted on 10/23/2011 8:18:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: SeekAndFind
Say, did you hear about the big election yesterday?

Only here my FRiend, only here.

Not my fav GOP'er but way better than most. Because of that the MSN won't cover the election.

27 posted on 10/23/2011 9:40:38 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt Thsese Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Excellent news.


28 posted on 10/23/2011 9:41:00 PM PDT by blam
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Any hard time they give Jindal would have to come back to bite Obama.


29 posted on 10/23/2011 9:47:43 PM PDT by moonhawk ((Broken)Heartless Hobbit for Sarah...)
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To: Hawthorn; All
Birthers love Vattel but Vattel is clearly not a limiting factor on what the founder's believed. Here's why:

Vattel claimed, "The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens."

However, the very first congress, in its first full year, passed the "Naturalization Act of 1790" which said children born to two citizen parents and not born in the country were considered "natural born citizens." That phrase.

The act was repealed in later years but that's not the point.

One, it shows the founders were not strictly limited by Vattel's view. Two, it shows McCain, George Romney and others that birther's decry would've clearly been considered "natural born citizens" buy our founders. Third, the Vattel argument is self-defeating since he says "natural-born citizens" is the same as "native." Fourth, it suggests "natural born citizens" ("natives") means what the Congress says it does.

If any Supreme Court would review this issue, I believe it would find zero distinction between what we call "native born" and what is phrased "natural born" in the Constitution which is just as Vattel did.

Thus, using current law and precedent, the court would only exclude as POTUS or VP candidates those naturalized, those never citizens and, presumably, those who formally renounced U.S. citizenship.

30 posted on 10/23/2011 11:01:05 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelected Obama.)
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To: newzjunkey

Well that sure explains the tampering to SCOTUS cases to remove Minor from the possibility of discovery by millions of people who will search the internet and never step inside a law library. Yeah. Why go to that length for something so inconsequential..... yeah. Not buying it at all. Just saying.... someone else DID think it important enough to do. Don’t you want to know who? Its a big deal. The truth matters. History matters. Someone tried to erase it. That doesn’t concern you?? Really?


31 posted on 10/23/2011 11:20:48 PM PDT by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: thecodont

Thank you , Mr. Chief Justice. I think this is straining at a gnat. It is certainly a stretch to say that his parents were mere sojourners. But, all in all, your opinion and mine are both private and of no public force.


32 posted on 10/23/2011 11:24:19 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Bobby Bump- My governor won in a landslide!


33 posted on 10/24/2011 8:48:15 AM PDT by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
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To: newzjunkey

>> Birthers love Vattel but Vattel is clearly not a limiting factor on what the founder’s believed. <<

Oh, shucks! Now you’ve ruined my day!


34 posted on 10/24/2011 10:11:12 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: SeekAndFind

Rush brought out the fact that Gov. Jindal is a fiscal and SOCIAL conservative but still won!

Let that be a lesson for other social conservative cndidates, who want to water down their positions.


35 posted on 10/24/2011 3:35:52 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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