Skip to comments.Jindal Says Republicans Can Only Blame Themselves for Loss
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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I second that
>> “The country fired us from our congressional majority in 2006. Why? The country didn’t stop being conservative. The Republican Party did,”
Someone gets it.
being a “party man” or a “political warmonger” like democrats should become epithets again like they were years ago
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!
Those are the people we need to bring up through the ranks. The people actually DOING the work.
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.
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.
Gov. Jindal is right on target. Let's get an exit hole in the big tent so the RINOs can escape.
Bobby gets it.
The country didn’t stop being conservative.
In 2002 the republican party motto was “I got mine!”
In 2008 the republican party motto is “What happened?”
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.....
I really needed to hear that.... lately, all the news has been so discouraging....
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.
If you’re talking about Kratovil, I know how you feel...
He nailed it. For the first time in years, I saw the Republican Senators stand up as conservatives this week.
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.
Why doesn’t he just stick to fixing the zillion problems in Louisiana and stop worrying about campaigning for president.
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.
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.
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.
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..
he gets it. Will he be at CPAC?
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!
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.
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.
He is. He is able to multi-task.
Gee...some pubbies are sounding like Rush. Zero’s not gonna like that...LOL!
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)
He can not run because he is not a Natural Born Citizen, oh forgot that’s not necessary anymore. Yes Jindal in ‘12!
pinging to your ping list.
The only thing Palin gained from the McQueeg association is name recognition.
A truly endangered species...an intelligent politician.
I like this guy more and more.
The Republicans have become liberals and socialists.
I’ve been saying this for MONTHS. That the republican RINOcrat party WAS A SELF INFLICTED WOUND!!! They shot their own toes off.
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.....
So did i and my family...my yard sign.....sans McCainiac
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,,,
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.
Bobby was born in Red Stick, Louisiana and has a BC to prove it.
While he was at it, he should mention some of them by name so America would wake up.
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.
Ummm...check your facts before you spout ignorance.
Jindal was born in Baton Rouge. He’s a natural born U.S. Citizen.