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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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To: ansel12

Romney was the best funded in primaries. That goes to show money is not the final criterion.


101 posted on 11/29/2008 11:11:15 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: Wegotsarah.com

“No less an aspiring kingmaker than Steve Schmidt, the chief strategist of McCain’s failed presidential bid, .......”

Yeah, a kingmaker.


102 posted on 11/29/2008 11:12:51 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: ajay_kumar

“why GOP does not do a better job of PR.”

The black community isn’t stupid. They get a significant income from the government through a variety of programs and affirmative action. The GOP has usually been against this. Why would the black community vote to reduce their own income and preferential treatment?


103 posted on 11/29/2008 11:15:23 PM PST by Sharrukin
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To: ajay_kumar

“Romney was the best funded in primaries. That goes to show money is not the final criterion.”


That massive repackaging campaign has changed his image enough that many people think that he is a conservative now, and he still has high positioning and name recognition at this moment, and is poised to take an immediate top tier starting position in the next primary.


104 posted on 11/29/2008 11:18:17 PM PST by ansel12 ( When a conservative pundit mocks Wasilla, he's mocking conservatism as it's actually lived.)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

If Steve Schmidt like Jindal then I am all the more for Palin. I am convinced, after reading the article on him after the election, that he was definitely behind the dissing of Palin... he is a Liberal Republican at best...


105 posted on 11/29/2008 11:21:33 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: ari-freedom

Schmidt was the one who insisted Arnold had to turn left...


106 posted on 11/29/2008 11:23:23 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Sharrukin

Because the percentage of blacks receiving gov’t handouts is not any where near 98% which is what Zero received in 2008.

I think that figure is around 25 to 30% receiving handouts.
American blacks as a whole have higher incomes per capita
than most countries in the world. So why do the 70 to 75% of blacks having decent jobs or business incomes have this knee jerk faith in democrats IDK.


107 posted on 11/29/2008 11:23:26 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: ajay_kumar

That is just food stamps isn’t it?

“By age 20, 89.9 percent of African American children will have used food stamps.”

There is also public housing, student loans via affirmative action, and other programs which set up a culture within the community even for those who do not take advantage of it. I mean if you have a group within a community (25-30%) hostile to the GOP due to this, they can quickly influence others, particularly if many of the others have friends or family members who have also taken advantage of these various programs. That’s what I suspect.

What do you think is the reason?


108 posted on 11/29/2008 11:46:43 PM PST by Sharrukin
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To: Arizona Carolyn

I don’t really care what Schmidt says about anything. I can see what Jindal says for myself and he is not another Arnold or McCain.

He’s even a stronger social conservative than Palin, as he has pushed for actual policies whereas Palin keeps her personal views separate from actual policy.


109 posted on 11/29/2008 11:47:55 PM PST by ari-freedom (Conservatives solve problems. Libertarians ignore problems. Liberals create problems.)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Perhaps I’ve been too abrupt. Let me clarify this subject the way it was done for me by a Constitutional lawyer who has been before the Supreme Court a number of times. I want to emphasize that the following is not my opinion but the result of research. (There are liberal immigration lawyers and immigrant activists who dispute some of the following, but they are wrong. It’s how they earn their living!)

To be a “natural born citizen” and eligible to be President of the U.S., one must meet two criteria:

1. Parents must both be citizens at time of child’s birth;
2. Child must be born within the United States or a territory thereof.

To be a “citizen” of the U.S. one must meet the following criteria:

A child, of U.S. citizens, born in a foreign country. One of the parents must have lived in the U.S. for a minimum of 14 years prior to the child’s birth (citizenship by statute).

An adult born in a foreign nation may become a citizen of the U.S. through naturalization (naturalized citizen).

A child of parents one of whom is a U.S. citizen and the other a foreign national here legally is considered a citizen (but NOT a natural born citizen).

A child of parents who are foreign nationals and legal residents of U.S. If both parents are foreign nationals here legally, then child can be registered with U.S. government with the option to gain citizenship upon age 18. (Foreign diplomats here legally register their childrens births with home governments - those children are foreign nationals here legally).

Any child discovered here whose nationality is unknown and who lives here until majority is considered a U.S. citizen upon age 18.

Any child of foreign nationals here illegally are considered to be the nationality of the parents country of origin.


110 posted on 11/29/2008 11:49:04 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!!)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Steve Schmidt is a failure, a moron and a royal jackass to boot.

Sarah Louise Heath Palin in 2012.


111 posted on 11/30/2008 12:09:39 AM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice." Barry Goldwater)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Best post of the thread...says it well

If the liberal RINO Schmidt likes Jindal...I am keeping far away from that

I think all this blathering from liberal RINOs is that the reality has sunk in....Sarah Palin will be the front-runner in 2012


112 posted on 11/30/2008 2:21:45 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (2010: A RINO Purge Odyssey)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

I could have as easily said witch craft, believing in the cult practice is belief in cult practice. The super natural, boogie man!!


113 posted on 11/30/2008 7:31:45 AM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: ari-freedom
"Rudy and Olympia Snowe supported Sarah Palin. Does that mean that Sarah is suddenly a pro-abortion RINO?"

In the simple minds of some around here ... yes.

114 posted on 11/30/2008 7:35:09 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: montesquieu
"Didn’t someone say that Jindal is not a natural born citizen?!! Forgive me for starting this again, but I remember someone discussing this."

Jindal was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. No need to ever start this again, now is there?

115 posted on 11/30/2008 7:37:58 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: Sharrukin

If Steele is one of those “I support the Second Amendment rights of hunters and sport-shooters”, then I hope his bid to be RNC chair fails. This is the type of nonsense Democrats say, and it is an insult because the Second Amendment is not about hunting or sport shooting. It is about the right to self-defense, and about the virtues of having an armed populace. Hunting is important, but it is secondary.

If Steele supports racial/ethnic preferences, then that is another reason to oppose him. If the GOP thinks that caving on preferences, and embracing diversity-worship will win over non-whites, then they are sadly mistaken. The type of voter who is driven by such issues is a leftist at heart, and they will not go for a Democrat-lite GOP when they can have the real thing.


116 posted on 11/30/2008 9:50:02 AM PST by Aetius
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To: ari-freedom

And a Governor or President should be able to keep their personal views away from actual policy in many cases. It is actually some of his views that will make him a difficult candidate to actually elect.


117 posted on 11/30/2008 10:19:27 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: montesquieu

Yeah, anyone born in Baton Rouge is suspect. /sarcasm


118 posted on 11/30/2008 11:30:24 AM PST by Melas
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To: Fichori

I don’t know about him, but that sounds good to me.


119 posted on 11/30/2008 11:31:39 AM PST by Melas
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To: Melas

Yeah, anyone born in Baton Rouge is suspect. /sarcasm

To many people, ANYONE born in Louisiana was born in a “foreign country”.... ;>)


120 posted on 11/30/2008 11:34:33 AM PST by UPcrawfish
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To: Sharrukin
Why did he lose against Blanco?

A minor blip on Jindal's record. Remember, Ronald Reagan lost a race against Gerald Ford. These things happen and good politicians bounce back from them.

121 posted on 11/30/2008 11:35:06 AM PST by Melas
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To: Amendment10

Here’s the problem: Provided you reigned the fed back to the constitutional limits as you see them (which I’m not saying are 100% accurate), what’s to keep a subsequent amendment from granting the fed powers you took back, if the demand was there? Sorry, but I think if you cut off the gravy train, it would find it’s way back via an amendment.


122 posted on 11/30/2008 11:41:54 AM PST by Melas
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To: SatinDoll

Your reading of the constitution is in error. All legal documents are LIFO documents. That is last in, first out. More simply put, subsequent additions take precedence over earlier articals and amendments.

The 14th Amendment, being subsequent to Artical II, then becomes the law of the land, as it supercedes Article II.


123 posted on 11/30/2008 11:48:59 AM PST by Melas
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To: Sharrukin

This is just my opinion...but the reason is they have the misconception that GOP discriminates against blacks.
They see GOP conventions is overwhelmingly white faces.

But, they forget Lincoln was republican. They overlook that without GOP legislators the civil right act would have never passed.

Then there are the Jesse Jackson’s and Al Sharptons who make a good living at exploiting fear in the black community.


124 posted on 11/30/2008 11:49:08 AM PST by ajay_kumar (The Islamists want the whole world to live under "Sharia" and subjugate women as slaves)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla; SatinDoll
Sorry this is a mistake. Everyone born in the US regardless of their parents are natural born citizens. Any child of illegal aliens born in the US has the right to become president.

I should have checked before I replied to her. It's not a mistake, she's spouting V-dares radical interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, which has been aped by several anti-immigration groups. It's nonsense. Best ignored as any constitutional challenge to Jindal would be laughed out of court.

125 posted on 11/30/2008 11:52:32 AM PST by Melas
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To: UPcrawfish

Tell me about it. My step-daughter went to LSU.


126 posted on 11/30/2008 12:03:07 PM PST by Melas
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To: Melas
Here’s the problem: Provided you reigned the fed back to the constitutional limits as you see them (which I’m not saying are 100% accurate), what’s to keep a subsequent amendment from granting the fed powers you took back, if the demand was there? Sorry, but I think if you cut off the gravy train, it would find it’s way back via an amendment.

You've brought up a good concern. However, I would rather live by honest interpretations of the Constitution as opposed to being a slave to politically correct interpretations of the Constitution by minority factions.

127 posted on 11/30/2008 12:19:34 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: Melas; Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Two cases will be conferenced Friday by SCOTUS - Berg’s and Donofrio’s. A third is knockin’ on the door - Wrotnowski’s (from Connecticut. Justice Ginsburg turned him down and the case is now going to Justice Scalia). Fourteen more cases are wending their way towards Washington, D.C.

It appears we may, and I say MAY, finally have a definative explanation for what exactly constitutes a “natural born” citizen.

And being a natural born citizen myself and definitely NOT anti-immigration, there is nothing wrong with loving one’s country and being pro-U.S.Constitution. Without the law, and adherence thereof, we’re toast as a nation. So, legal immigration - yes. Support for an invasion of foreign nationals/illegal aliens - hell no!

Your argument would have more power, be more persuasive, if it is laced with logic rather than insults.


128 posted on 11/30/2008 2:06:10 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!!)
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To: ari-freedom; Fichori
I agree wholeheartedly.

I think Hunter's time is better spent in charge of a cabinet post.

It's unfortunate, but I think that it is fair to say that the libs in the MSM holds great sway over what the GOP can do. Let's face it, it's free advertising for whomever they want to prop up in the primaries; straw men, trojan horses and faux candidates. The press will continue to smear Palin and they can continue to simply ignore Hunter. I'm doubtful that either could become president.

Things may change after a few years of Obie. Maybe the voters will come home to roost. Things being what they are I see the media pumping Huck and Romney to make things tougher than they already are for Palin and Jindal.

I love Governor Palin, but I think Jindal can more easily maneuver around the press. I guess it would be weird and taboo to have her run for veep again, but who knows?

I like Sanford and Thune, as well.

129 posted on 12/01/2008 12:03:39 AM PST by incredulous joe ("No road is long with good company. " - Turkish Proverb)
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To: incredulous joe

yeah, I want someone who can run around the MSM. If you can’t deal with Katie Couric then how can you expect to deal with Putin?


130 posted on 12/01/2008 12:08:04 AM PST by ari-freedom (Conservatives solve problems. Libertarians ignore problems. Liberals create problems.)
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To: montesquieu

Jindal was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


131 posted on 12/01/2008 12:15:50 AM PST by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: ari-freedom

McCain/Palin’s biggest mistake was taking that interview.

Dealing with Putin and walking a media tightrope are two different things. I would be confident with Governor Palin or Governor Jindal in dealing with Putin.

In as much as one can trust anybody to handle vipers.


132 posted on 12/01/2008 5:00:14 AM PST by incredulous joe ("No road is long with good company. " - Turkish Proverb)
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To: Melas
“”My step-daughter went to LSU””

My wife graduated from LSU. I vaguely remember going to a few football games.... Folks figured I was having too much fun so they brought me closer to home - Northwestern at Natchitoches..

133 posted on 12/02/2008 8:33:43 PM PST by UPcrawfish
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