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(Governor Bobby Jindal Wants To Know): Are Republicans the 'Stupid Party'?
BBC ^ | Januay 25, 2013 | Mark Mardell

Posted on 01/26/2013 9:26:09 AM PST by lbryce

Edited on 01/26/2013 9:27:56 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

The actual title is "Are Republicans the 'Stupid Party'?" but was too inflammatory to leave it without the clarification.

Bobby Jindal is warning that the Republicans must stop being the "stupid party".

The Louisiana governor, a likely contender for his party's presidential nomination in 2016, said a number of Republicans had "damaged the brand" by making "offensive and bizarre" comments.


(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: bobbyjindal; louisiana; repulicanparty Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: lbryce
I'd rather see the GOP leadership engage in a honest discussion why so many conservative voters sat this election out rather than buy into the Colon Powell demographics bit.

But I'm not gonna hold my breath...

2 posted on 01/26/2013 9:34:57 AM PST by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: lbryce; All
Gov Jindal identifies a core Republican problem: they are overwhelmingly white in a country that is becoming more of a melting pot day by day.

In answer to the headline's question, Bobby, YES, the Republican Party is the STUPID party and will remain so because of guys like you. Freedom, liberty, the right to self-determination, wholly transcend race, always have, and always will. It's why Tea Party rallies have folks of so many colors and ages. But craven pinheads like YOU, Bobby, can think only in terms of voter blocks defined by pandering to races.

Yes, the Republican party is the "Stupid" Party and is now a waste of time. As you, Bobby, even now so amply illustrate.

3 posted on 01/26/2013 9:42:47 AM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: lbryce

I read the article and saw the writer put words that seemed to originate from Governor Jindal but on closer inspection were not actual quotes.

Given the source I would suspect a heavy liberal slant on this crap piece of writing.

I call the GOP the stupid party for the simple reason that they can’t last one round in the ring with the corrupt leftwing democrats. It’s really the GOPe that is the ‘Party of Stupids’.

And the biggest aggravation is when conservative and united movements across the country such as the Tea Party phenomenon come to the rescue, then the GOPe backslaps and disparages them.

The GOPe must be removed at all costs else the Tea Party must be established as a Third Party leaving the GOPe as the whigged out stupid loons that they are.

Just as soon as the GOPe is removed, sidelined, marginalized, eviscerated or abolished, the Tea Party will take the country back based on a theme of limited government and states rights. Just as in 2010 the leftwing and their RINO toys won’t know what hit them.


4 posted on 01/26/2013 9:48:50 AM PST by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: lbryce

Do bears poop in the woods?


5 posted on 01/26/2013 9:50:10 AM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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To: lbryce

Bobby, You walk like, talk like. act like, and think like a Republican.

Are you stupid?


6 posted on 01/26/2013 9:50:16 AM PST by reefdiver
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To: lbryce
I assume that was a rhetorical question, Bobby.
7 posted on 01/26/2013 9:59:49 AM PST by Baynative (I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down.)
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To: Baynative

BINGO!


8 posted on 01/26/2013 10:01:26 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Hostage
I read the article and saw the writer put words that seemed to originate from Governor Jindal but on closer inspection were not actual quotes.

Thank you for your comments. You are correct. I didn't read the article with the same suspect, deep, analytical approach you did, which is how I should have done it. Seeing that it is the BBC it is a mistake I won't make again.

9 posted on 01/26/2013 10:04:27 AM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: lbryce; xzins
The Louisiana governor, a likely contender for his party's presidential nomination in 2016

He is not a natural born citizen of the United States. He is a natural born citizen of India. You can't be both.

10 posted on 01/26/2013 10:09:06 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: paddles

They didn’t.


11 posted on 01/26/2013 10:17:07 AM PST by kenavi (Lost the country? Win your state.)
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To: lbryce
...they are overwhelmingly white in a country that is becoming more of a melting pot day by day.

It is a problem because the US State Department in collaboration with Democrat Administration officials, AND those 'compassionate conservative' politicians have allowed out legal immigration system to become a racial profiling JOKE. African (Nigerian, Ugandan, South African, Haitian, Jamaican, you name it, along with any Muslim country you can name) gets you that golden (green) ticket to applying for every public benefit one can get (It did not used to be that way). Couple that with the millions of illegals here and coming every year (you believe it's only 12 million? I got a bridge here I'd like to talk to you about....)...and you have "the Republicans' problem"....Screw Jindal.

12 posted on 01/26/2013 10:17:24 AM PST by Gaffer
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Stupid shouldn’t be left out of the description but I’d say traitorous best sums up the GOP.


13 posted on 01/26/2013 10:29:15 AM PST by Hayride
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To: P-Marlowe

Oblabla paved that road for him.

what’s that? NOW its a problem?


14 posted on 01/26/2013 10:31:04 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: lbryce

Yes. Next question.


15 posted on 01/26/2013 10:33:03 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: lbryce

Jindal is adopting the same Democidal talking points as the Dem-ocidal party: Get rid of all the d@mn white people, and the USA would be just a fine place to live.


16 posted on 01/26/2013 10:38:39 AM PST by meadsjn
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To: lbryce

Jindal is adopting the same Democidal talking points as the Dem-ocidal party: Get rid of all the d@mn white people, and the USA would be just a fine place to live.


17 posted on 01/26/2013 10:38:59 AM PST by meadsjn
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To: lbryce

Is the GOP the Stupid Party?

Yes. Also spineless!


18 posted on 01/26/2013 10:46:08 AM PST by madrastex
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To: lbryce

Jindal is part of the problem.

1. He is not a natural born citizen and is not eligible to be President. Just because the Dems cheat, lie, and steal is no reason why the GOP should. (But, regretably, it does, and has for the past 50 years and more, with few exceptions.)

2. He wants to pose as a “conservative” while moving the party further to the left and bringing in millions of illegals who will predictably show their thanks by voting Democrat.

No, thanks. Do not mistake this guy for a conservative.


19 posted on 01/26/2013 10:50:07 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: lbryce
...said a number of Republicans had "damaged the brand" by making "offensive and bizarre" comments.

Democrats say stupid things too... lots of stupid hateful things - BUT the MSM doesn't report them.

Robert Byrd a Democrat Senator from 1959 to 2010. He was the longest-serving senator in the history of Congress. AND in all that time the MSM 'missed' that he had been a member of the KKK. Anyone think the MSM would have 'missed' it if it had been Bush? It's not us - it's what the MSM reports. Trump needs to buy the New York Times - or set up a competing paper - and ONLY cover dems willing to trash other dems.

Turn about's fair play...

20 posted on 01/26/2013 10:52:58 AM PST by GOPJ ( Do murder laws control murders?..freeper Red Badger Let's try Criminal control - Fr:MadMax)
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21 posted on 01/26/2013 10:56:51 AM PST by RedMDer (HEY LIBS! GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW. I DARE YA!)
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To: madrastex
Yes, the GOP party is the stupid party for even considering someone like Bobby Jindal as a possible Presidential candidate.
22 posted on 01/26/2013 11:21:43 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: lbryce

Jindal is a perfect example of why it is the stupid party. I quit the party last May, embarrassed to be associated with it.


23 posted on 01/26/2013 11:37:24 AM PST by Reddon
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To: Cicero

” 1. He is not a natural born citizen and is not eligible to be President.”

Funny, he is listed as being born in the US. Do you have proof to the contrary?


24 posted on 01/26/2013 11:38:05 AM PST by chooseascreennamepat (Have you thought about going vegan, Karl?)
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To: lbryce
Back in the day Henry Clay announced, "I'd rather be right than president." Almost nobody remembers him, or what he stood for, because he never made it to the White House. Far too many modern day "conservatives" have Henry Clay as their patron saint. Good luck with that strategy. It will get you as far as it got Clay.
25 posted on 01/26/2013 11:49:59 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks lbryce.
The Louisiana governor, a likely contender for his party's presidential nomination in 2016, said a number of Republicans had "damaged the brand" by making "offensive and bizarre" comments.
E.G., what he just said there. He would at best get the VP spot in 2016, but I very much doubt he could pull that off.


26 posted on 01/26/2013 12:16:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: madrastex
For the RNC to re-elect Priebus after the colossal failure of Nov 2012—yes absolutely stupid—also the reelection of Boehner after massive failures-idiots
27 posted on 01/26/2013 12:45:58 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: lbryce
I was as offended by Jindal’s statement as I was by the original faux pas he was speaking about.

Some things don't need to be explained especially in an age where everything is a sound bite and can be used against you.

It appears Jindal is the guy on the crowded elevator that asks “was that a fart” when everyone that breathes is aware of the question and answer. You don't get points for proclaiming the obvious. Terribly, terribly disappointed in Gov. Jindal.

28 posted on 01/26/2013 12:58:47 PM PST by Cyman
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To: chooseascreennamepat

“Natural Born Citizen” requires him to have two parents who were citizens at the time he was born. This issue has been discussed here again and again.


29 posted on 01/26/2013 1:38:26 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Ask Job Bush. They are BFF.


30 posted on 01/26/2013 2:23:31 PM PST by codder too
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To: P-Marlowe

If we are against a Kenyan being president we should also be against an Indian being president. I sold out the last two elections. It won’t happen again.


31 posted on 01/26/2013 2:36:53 PM PST by Terry Mross
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To: Cicero

That is NOT the law. In fact what would you consider an “anchor” baby? We have hundreds of thousands here in the southwest.


32 posted on 01/26/2013 3:23:01 PM PST by chooseascreennamepat (Have you thought about going vegan, Karl?)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

On review, I conclude you may be right. I wish there was a source of info that covered all of these issues. It is obvious that even the legal scholars are not in agreement.


33 posted on 01/26/2013 3:56:53 PM PST by chooseascreennamepat (Have you thought about going vegan, Karl?)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

Well, yes, it is the law. It’s in the Constitution that a POTUS must be a “natural born citizen,” not the same thing as a “citizen” plain and simple. You can be a citizen, yet still not be eligible to run for POTUS if you aren’t “natural born.”

Anchor babies are another question. I think the courts made a huge mistake with that one, but it’s hard to see how it can be reversed now. Maybe it could be possible to have no MORE anchor babies. But our justice system is busted, and many or most of our judges are corrupt or deluded liberals, so that would be hard to achieve, too.

In any case, an anchor baby would not be eligible to run for POTUS under the Constitution.


34 posted on 01/26/2013 3:57:27 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

Sorry, I didn’t see your #33, since it wasn’t addressed to me.


35 posted on 01/26/2013 3:58:39 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: lbryce

Bobby, that is why we have the TEA Party.


36 posted on 01/26/2013 4:26:39 PM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Finny

Dear Gov. Jindal.... YES... and getting dumber by the day.


37 posted on 01/26/2013 4:36:08 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: lbryce

Bobby, Bobby, Bobby, don’t be stupid.

If making stupid comments is what leads to electoral defeat, the Republicans would rarely lose as they are only able to utter a tithe of the outrageous statements made by the Dhimms. Obviously, the increasingly “low information electorate” isn’t able to figure this out, or puts it at a much lower ranking of importance than, say, “how much more can I get on my EBT card?”

“Gov Jindal identifies a core Republican problem: they are overwhelmingly white in a country that is becoming more of a melting pot day by day.”

In this respect, Jindal has a point but not the one he intended. The country becoming increasing less white, and hence increasing less conservative, is partly due to the Republicans refusal to do anything about border control and massive immigration of third worlders. Oh, they TALK about it alright, but actually DO something about it? Not a chance. So, each year the pool of leftists in the country increases.

How about this, Bobby boy: you convince your “melting pot” compatriots to vote overwhelmingly conservative, and then I’ll be willing to hear you preach about what we should be doing differently.


38 posted on 01/26/2013 5:30:39 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: lbryce

Jindal is not to be trusted as a believer in the USA Constitution. His remark as to a ‘melting pot’ shows this. At the time the phrase was popularized it most certainly was directed primarily towards the immigrants from Europe. Jindal is a racist and cannot accept the Constitutional heritage of this Nation.


39 posted on 01/26/2013 10:37:55 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: lbryce

I’ve been thinking the GOP was full of stupid, obtuse, woefully out-of-touch, non-media-savvy eunuchs since I was a little kid. The old guard needs to retire/die/switch jobs and let the Rand Pauls and the other people who actually seem to know what they’re doing take over the party, if they want to survive.

But I still say the GOP is dead and I will not vote for them, bar somebody like Rand Paul.


40 posted on 01/27/2013 12:51:13 AM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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To: lbryce

It’s snipped for a reason. And when it is, you don’t get to bypass the rules by posting more of an article in a reply.


41 posted on 01/27/2013 8:57:37 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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