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Jindal Takes Down 'Radical Left' in Latest Keystone Speech
Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg

Posted on 08/25/2013 7:57:14 AM PDT by Kaslin

I don’t think there could be any better way to put it. Take it away Governor Jindal:

“There are no logical reasons to oppose construction of the pipeline other than an irrational liberal ideology that blindly and unscientifically opposes all forms of energy which they themselves do not deem to be sufficiently ‘green’ or ‘renewable’.“

Governor Jindal made these remarks in a speech to the Oilmen’s Business Forum up in the Canadian Rockies. In his speech earlier this week, the republican governor blamed “blind leftwing ideologues” for holding up construction of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. He mentions his left-wing opponents 16 times in the speech. According to the Wall Street Journal, “In sharper terms than many others in his party, Mr. Jindal portrays the Democrats as elitists who oppose all forms of traditional energy production and explicitly favor higher energy prices”.

Obviously coming from Louisiana, a state very familiar with the oil industry, Mr. Jindal is no stranger to the dangers and, more importantly, benefits of access to oil. The importance of this pipeline cannot be understated. And additionally, all the safety requirements have been met. What else needs to be done in order for the environmental extremists to understand they are simply getting in the way of an important life-sustaining investment?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; bobbyjindal; election2014; election2016; jindal; keystonexlpipeline; louisiana; oil

1 posted on 08/25/2013 7:57:14 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Pipeline also takes away rail and tanker business, this iis probably what is really at stake


2 posted on 08/25/2013 7:58:58 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Kaslin

Bttt


3 posted on 08/25/2013 8:00:02 AM PDT by uncitizen (Obama is a sociopath!)
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To: Kaslin
I like Jindal. It's too bad that he's probably not a natural born citizen.

Ted Cruz - 2016

4 posted on 08/25/2013 8:01:18 AM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: yldstrk

Just ask Warren Buffet(Burlington Northern)!!!!!!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 08/25/2013 8:04:29 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: yldstrk

You know it! Especially when one of BO’s main bag guys owns BNSF railroad.


6 posted on 08/25/2013 8:05:24 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: bandleader

yeah no sheet


7 posted on 08/25/2013 8:05:31 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Kaslin

“There are no logical reasons to oppose construction of the pipeline other than an irrational liberal ideology that blindly and unscientifically opposes all forms of energy which they themselves do not deem to be sufficiently ‘green’ or ‘renewable’.“

Sorry Gov, Jindal. This has little if anything to do about environmental concern. It’s all about crony capitalism and failing to make sure the right individuals have been adequately “incentivized” to make it happen.


8 posted on 08/25/2013 8:11:07 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Tau Food

Do you recall his 2009 GOP response to Obama’s SoU speech?

That was pitiful.


9 posted on 08/25/2013 8:13:05 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Tau Food
Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to immigrants from India...

A natural born citizen. Jindal understands the problem and our Constitution....EPA along with Truckers Union and Rail Unions?....plenty of work for all.

10 posted on 08/25/2013 8:14:08 AM PDT by yoe ("They Come To America" order it now: http://www.theycometoamerica.com/buy-dvd/)
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To: Kaslin

Every candidate for office considering him or herself conservative (and the rest of America should be forced to read “State of Fear” by Michael Chrichton.

And realize that many of the facts/figures and concepts are based on actual reality.

The greens are a subset of communism. Always have been and history shows it. They are used as useful idiots by the left as their idealism is heavily fanatic.

And what group of people in Washington uses them for devastating effect I wonder?


11 posted on 08/25/2013 8:26:12 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: yoe
Neither of Jindal's parents were U.S. citizens when he was born. They were loyal to India (a foreign country, not to be confused with Indio, California, a great spiritual mecca).

Ted Cruz - 2016

12 posted on 08/25/2013 8:26:48 AM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: RKBA Democrat
It’s all about crony capitalism and failing to make sure the right individuals have been adequately “incentivized” to make it happen.

I think, too, that the government occasionally tosses a bone to the envirokooks to let them lie in the corner gnawing on it. "Here, have fun with this for a while."

13 posted on 08/25/2013 8:37:35 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: RKBA Democrat
Sorry Gov, Jindal. This has little if anything to do about environmental concern. It’s all about crony capitalism and failing to make sure the right individuals have been adequately “incentivized” to make it happen.

Would you have preferred if he's said “There are no logical reasons for an honest person to oppose construction of the pipeline...”? Casting overly-strong aspersions on another politician's motives is often susprisingly counter-productive: if a voter supports Alex and is comfortable and Candidate Bob shows that Politician Alex is a crook, such behavior will make the voter uncomfortable with Bob; the stronger Bob's proof, the greater the voter's discomfort with Bob and the more determined the voter's support for Alex. I think leaving in slight barbs like the added words above should be safe (a reader who supports Politician Alex might accept, without discomfort, that 'of course dishonest people could have all sorts of motives' without having to regard such a statement as having anything to do with Alex) and may enhance the effectiveness of the surrounding text (e.g. if the reader can't find any plausible honest motives, a reminder that it's possible for people to have dishonest motives may prompt the reader to consider such things).

I might have liked to see a reference to reasons for "honest people" to oppose a project, but recognize that there's a very fine line between planting seeds of doubt and making people uncomfortable. Slip over that line and many months of work trying to dispel people's Liberal Mind Fog can be undone in an instant.

14 posted on 08/25/2013 8:40:18 AM PDT by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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To: Tau Food

I agree. He’s a very good leader. He’s proven that time & again.


15 posted on 08/25/2013 8:56:06 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: G Larry

I agree it lacked in many areas , but one speech does not define a man. IMHO


16 posted on 08/25/2013 8:57:47 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: supercat

Interesting point. I would have preferred the “honest person” qualifier personally. I have no problems with Gov Jindal. I simply think we’re well past the point of it being advantageous for us to ascribe benevolent motives to our opposition. Fewer people ascribe benevolent motives to the political leadership anyway. By failing to call things what they are you see the other side of that argument: you turn off those who see things as they are. Worse, you introduce the question of whether the failure to acknowledge things as they are is because you lack courage or honesty yourself.


17 posted on 08/25/2013 9:04:10 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Norm Lenhart

“The greens are a subset of communism”

Every labeled group is an offshoot of communism.


18 posted on 08/25/2013 9:32:10 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: Tau Food

Not “probably”. He is not NBC, and neither is Cruz. Let one become secretary of state, the other of defense.


19 posted on 08/25/2013 9:53:14 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: yoe

Not NBC. Parents were not citizens at time of his birth.


20 posted on 08/25/2013 9:54:48 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo
You deserve an opinion, like everyone else. Be sure to write to the electors in 2016 and let them know how you feel. ;-)

Ted Cruz - 2016

21 posted on 08/25/2013 10:07:35 AM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: yoe

Unfortunately Jindal doesn’t understand the need to end mass immigration. He’s actually called for increasing legal immigration, which is just absurd.

If he had called for reshuffling the current mix of visas, and moving away from extended family chain migration towards a more skills-based system that would be understandable, but to just mindlessly call for increasing already too-high levels of legal immigration is crazy. I’m guessing that as the child of immigrants who has gone on to embrace conservative principles (except on immigration of course), he way overestimates the appeal of conservatism to immigrants, causing him to embrace a liberal view on immigration.

He needs to wake up though, as his prescription for immigration reform would likely hasten the demographic destruction of conservatism.


22 posted on 08/25/2013 10:08:04 AM PDT by Aetius
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Rand Paul’s immigration speech
03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2998395/posts

...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let’s start that conversation by acknowledging we aren’t going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.

[but he’s not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]


23 posted on 08/25/2013 10:13:55 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Tau Food
It's too bad that he's probably not a natural born citizen.

So? What difference does that make any more!!??

The template has been set and accepted by the left. look for a Mexican President within this generation...

24 posted on 08/25/2013 10:38:43 AM PDT by Gritty (The idea social progress can never be uninvented is one of the left's laziest assumptions-Mark Steyn)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Kaslin.

The end of race: 50 years after King’s speech, it’s time to stop caring about skin color
Politico | 08/24/2013 | Gov. Bobby Jindal
Posted on 08/25/2013 7:42:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058595/posts

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Posted on 01/07/2004 5:38:04 AM PST by Sub-Driver
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1053219/posts


25 posted on 08/25/2013 10:41:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: RKBA Democrat
Worse, you introduce the question of whether the failure to acknowledge things as they are is because you lack courage or honesty yourself.

Perhaps someone should work on teaching conservatives how to carefully word things in such a way as to acknowledge the existence of people with corrupt motives, but without implying that such motives do or do not apply to anyone in particular. Attempts to describe a leftist's motives in straightforward factual terms will bolster rather than dispel voters' Liberal Mind Fog. Penetrating the LMF will require careful structuring of language which will be true when parsed normally but which will, when filtered through LMF, not conflict too badly with an LMF-infectee's "reality". As a former liberal I think I have a much better understanding of the LMF mind than would most conservatives, and would be happy to share my understanding with anyone who could teach such a course, though I doubt I could do much teaching myself.

BTW, I really liked a pro-gun spot some years back in which stated that some anti-gun mayors wanted to shred the Constitution [I forget the exact wording] but didn't mention any names. By its own terms, the ad was only complaining about anti-gun mayors who wanted to shred the Constitution. Consequently, there wasn't any reason any honest mayors should have been offended, since every mayor would either not want to shred the Constitution (in which case the ad wouldn't be talking about them), or would want to shred the Constitution (in which case it would be describing them truthfully). Not only did mayors who squealed like stuck pigs in response to the ad say more about themselves than the ad itself ever did, but their words were able to penetrate the LMF of their supporters in ways no opponents' words possibly could. Such squealing by a mayor isn't likely in and of itself to dispel a supporter's LMF, but it will make that person feel less comfortable with the mayor and thus more willing to accept slightly-uncomfortable truths from other sources.

26 posted on 08/25/2013 12:57:59 PM PDT by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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To: Tau Food

If he entertains the idea of running, he is being destructive to our side, and so is anyone who supports him. The Canadian birth thing is like Palin’s trampy daughter’s unwed pregnancy - a gift to the hostile media.


27 posted on 08/25/2013 1:59:01 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo
If he entertains the idea of running, he is being destructive to our side, and so is anyone who supports him. The Canadian birth thing is like Palin’s trampy daughter’s unwed pregnancy - a gift to the hostile media.

Cruz was born a citizen of the United States. There is no requirement that a candidate be born in the United States. That canard was invented by birthers who promised that they would prove Obama was born in Kenya. Well, they never did prove what they promised they would prove and their "born in the USA" claim died in the same crash that killed the rest of their claims.

Ted Cruz was born a citizen and is eligible to be president.

Ted Cruz - 2016.

28 posted on 08/25/2013 5:18:14 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: RKBA Democrat
Sorry Gov, Jindal. This has little if anything to do about environmental concern. It’s all about crony capitalism and failing to make sure the right individuals have been adequately “incentivized” to make it happen.

Yeah?

Then what about them breaching hydroelectric dams, destroying the coal industry, coal gasification, the nuclear industry, the auto industry, every bit of opposition to fracking, denying drilling permits, the ban on offshore drilling, "Carbon footprints" ???

Although it may have little to do with environmentalism, it has everything to do with communism...namely the Watermelon party....green on the outside, red on the inside.

29 posted on 08/25/2013 5:47:31 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: yoe
Yo yoe!

A natural born citizen. Jindal

He's a citizen. He might also be an Indian.

30 posted on 08/25/2013 5:52:18 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: Tau Food

Father was a Cuban citizen when Ted Cruz was born. Which makes Cruz a Cuban citizen at birth.


31 posted on 08/25/2013 7:48:13 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: ssfromla

“Bobby” Jindal (born June 10, 1971)[1] is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who serves as the 55th and current Governor of Louisiana and the Chairman of the Republican Governors Association.[2][3]

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to immigrants from India, Jindal studied biology and public policy at Brown University from 1988 to 1991. After receiving his M.Litt in political science from New College, Oxford, he worked in McKinsey & Company and interned for Representative Jim McCrery of Louisiana. In 1996, Governor Murphy Foster appointed Jindal Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, and in 1999 he was appointed President of the University of Louisiana System. In 2001, Jindal was appointed as the principal adviser to the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services by President George W. Bush.

He first ran for Governor in 2003, winning a plurality in the open primary but losing in the runoff to Democrat Kathleen Blanco. He then won a seat in the United States House of Representatives in the 2004 elections. The second Indian American in Congress, he was re-elected in 2006. He ran for Governor again in 2007 and secured an outright majority in the first round of balloting. He was re-elected in a landslide in 2011. Politically conservative, Jindal opposes abortion, same-sex marriage and flag burning, while supporting gun rights, a border fence and teaching evolution with critiques that may include intelligent design. A Roman Catholic convert from Hinduism, Jindal has been married to Supriya Jolly since 1997, with whom he has three children.


32 posted on 08/29/2013 7:19:04 PM PDT by ssfromla
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To: yldstrk
Pipeline also takes away rail and tanker business, this iis probably what is really at stake

The biggest beneficiary of the Keystone XL pipeline NOT being built is Warren Buffett, who happens to be a very good friend of Barack Hussein Obama, and not-so-coincidentally has a huge stake in the Norfolk Southern Railroad, one of the primary transporters of OIL in the United States.

FACT. Look it up.

33 posted on 08/29/2013 7:21:46 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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