ATLANTA, GA (AP)-- With Mitt Romney out of the way and in seclusion and the Republican party in post-election in disarray, Jindal sees an opportunity to tell the Republican party what's bothering them.
His venue is the winter meeting of the Republican National Committee, where the top party activists from every American state and territory have gathered to chart the GOP's next move. Jindal, the son of Indian immigrants, sees a chance to make an early impression on the party faithful, and boldly calls for a change.
"We've got to stop being the stupid party. It's time for a new Republican Party that talks like adults," said Jindal. "We had far too many people calling themselves Republicans damage the brand for the last four-years with offensive and really bizarre comments, which translates into the bizarre infiltrating our party and calling themselves Republicans.
The speech, delivered during a dinner amid the clanking of silverware and dishes, was interrupted only a few times between forks full of food by a few polite applause. While the words Jindal spoke appeared powerful on paper, he rushed through his remarks without a steady cadence. (It also didn't help that near the middle of his speech, a jazz band began to loudly warm up their instruments as Jindal ignored it.) Alot of his words seemed mumbled during his speech.
It may have been the most sweeping words to date about the many people calling themselves Republicans who continue with their bizarre behavior who seem to be driving conservatives and moderates from the Republican Party.
"We got to stop being the stupid party.. It's time for a new Republican Party that talks like adults," said Jindal We had far too many people calling themselves Republicans damage the brand for the last four-years with offensive and really bizarre comments, which translates into the bizarre infiltrating our party and calling themselves Republicans."
Really? Well, I for one would have never imagined that.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
"It may have been the most sweeping words to date about the many people calling themselves Republicans who continue with their bizarre behavior who seem to be driving the conservatives from the Republican party."
Chris Christie and Bobby Jindal are finally saying what real republicans have been silent about for far to long.................................................................The Republican party has been infiltrated by the bizarre.
They must be monitoring the Ford board, no?
Sentiment: Strong Sell
For being the party of the stupid they sure got what they wanted for the past thirty years. Gw was suppose to be so dumb, but he got the top 1% the tax cuts they love so much and will forever be named the bush tax cuts.
I still think that Bush II's administration was a purposely mounted Starve The Beast attack on Washington and the USA. Google [Norquist Starve The Beast] without the brackets. In one of his speeches he described his tax cuts as limiting the ability of the government to spend - and he then proceeded to break the bank. He did hype the economy with debt - we recall Cheney's remark about Reagan proved that debt didn't matter.
Today the Republicans have been working overtime to derail recovery and install their dysfunctional and archaic social and economic designs in behalf of interests that seem only malign. The US has dodged a Depression and does not have the credit to dodge another one.
In 2000 the USA was solvent, by 2008/9 it was broke and Crashing.
Republicans cannot claim to be Conservatives again. They need to disappear into history like the Whigs and be replaced. In a replacement party Jindal has likely earned himself a place at the table. We read he's been a good governor in cleaning up his state, quite a feat actually, and wouldn't be culturally a Confederate. Whether he could put over a real, if a century late, Reconstruction and get voted in to do it, who knows.
The Whigs disappeared just before the Civil War because they couldn't be Americans and Confederates at the same time. Neither can the Republicans. The Republican economic policies have become crony capitalism and plutocracy and reflect the interests of their funding sources and the practices of the Confederate culture area. That's not Conservative either, unless we consider "Forward Into The 14th Century" to be Conservative. A Republican/Plutocratic/Confederate USA would not survive the 21st century; it might not survive another two generations.