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Forum Post: What happened to Bobby Jindal?

Posted 11 years ago on April 10, 2013, 10:36 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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That very public failure comes just 16 months ago after Jindal was easily reelected with two-thirds of the vote against minimal Democratic opposition. What happened? The answer is that the policies that have made Jindal an increasingly attractive national candidate have hurt him back home.

Deep budget cuts, particularly to health care and education spending, have been unpopular. Polling suggests that a small majority also opposes the vouchers at the heart of his educational reform plan, which a judge has deemed unconstitutional. While other Republicans gave in, Jindal has held firm in his opposition to a federally-funded Medicaid expansion — an unpopular position, according to a Southern Media Opinion & Research poll.

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On Monday, Jindal scrapped his own proposal to eliminate the state’s income and corporate taxes and replace them with a statewide tax on sales and business services. His retreat was a concession to the reality that the proposal was headed towards a humiliating defeat — and taking Jindal down with it along the way. Jindal said in a speech to lawmakers that the backlash against his plan “certainly wasn’t the reaction I was hoping to hear,” but that he would respect the public’s wishes and start again.

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Is America ready for Tea Party governance? If Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s popularity in his own state is any indication, the answer might be no. A recent poll suggests that Governor Jindal, a GOP star and possible 2016 presidential candidate, is less popular than President Obama in deep red Louisiana. With only 38 percent approval, Governor Jindal’s plan to eliminate his state’s income tax faced growing opposition across the state: Read the rest here

Jindal, often mentioned as a 2016 contender, said last month in a speech at the Republican National Committee’s meeting in Charlotte that the GOP needed to “stop being the stupid party.” He reiterated those sentiments during the Fox News interview and said that Republicans need to rethink how they’re talking to Americans.

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Gee, apparently all of that change must occur first with oneself, eh?

Or not



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[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

He's butchered his own state and we should all be like LA.


[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

Run the best that they have then?


[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

You know they have another Bush being groomed?


[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

I agree but I don't see that happening.


[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

Like we are waiting for the international courts to issue warrants.

Looked pretty organized to me. It isn't going to come down easy.


[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 11 years ago

"We are very far away from where we need to be...," and it is disappointing, but all we can do is persevere, and look for new opportunities to grow the movement



[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

Under the terms of the proposed compensation deal, which was never consummated, LIA would have received $5bn worth of preferred Goldman shares, in return for a $3.7bn investment, allowing the fund to recoup its $1.3bn of losses.

Goldman lost the money – which it invested between January and June of 2008 in a range of options to buy currencies and shares at a future date for a stipulated price – after the collapse of Lehman Brothers panicked the markets and caused the underlying securities to crash in value.

Gotta love it.


[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

Hell, they are still holding it hostage.


[-] 0 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

When you have less than 1% of the population trying to organize things like that, and everyone just drives by and honks in solidarity, or screams "get a job" it makes it very tough.

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

This gets a bit complicated, so bear with us. The story of the story begins in February 2009, when Jindal was selected for the plum assignment of giving the Republican response to President Obama’s first State of the Union address. A central anecdote in that speech involved Jindal, at the height of Katrina in 2005, supposedly helping the sheriff of Jefferson Parish in suburban New Orleans to beat back an unnamed bureaucrat who was trying to block boats from rescuing stranded citizens because the boats lacked proof of registration. Here is the video of that bit of the speech, with transcript below:

[-] 2 points by ComeTogetherNOW (650) 11 years ago

Personally, I see this as the "nail in the coffin" for Jindal. I don't think he was ever as viable presidential candidate for many reasons, and many to do with the thickle voting public. But this proves it, and very well, that his aspirations will be trimmed regardless of whether he himself realizes it.

Good job Girl Friday. Your post organized the information on this story quite well for this politician who should be wearing a clown suit.


Realize the Evident Truth...

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

With creationism a lock in Louisiana schools, what's a whack 'a' doodle to do next to lower the efficacy of education?

How about teaching faith healing as science?


[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 11 years ago

in an economy when everyone must work to be "prosperous",

they got to provide jobs for their second cousin

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

Complaining about the deserved investigation of his handlers.


How did they ever get to be charity in the first place?

[-] 1 points by OccNoVi (415) 11 years ago

A faker, clearing the way for the always silent Jeb Bush ?

Compared with the murder of crows we see with other GOPer candidates, another Bush would be peachy.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

There is another Bush in the wings. No, I'm all good with the Bush dynasty.

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

I would like to find the sheer stupidity amusing if it wasn't so damn damaging.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

Not funny at all.

People that should know better aren't saying a thing.

It is a blatant abuse of the constitution and the "constitutionalists" like MR. P and son ENDORSE this shit.

But don't touch all those guns.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

Yep. Not a word.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

I wonder if he isn't throwing the dog a bone. http://www.truthwinsout.org/pressrelease/2013/02/33494/

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

He keeps those Fallopian's well regulated, so I doubt it.


[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

What a douchebag.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

Perhaps he should take his "stop being stupid" advice to heart?

I'm mean he says that as though he's not.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

Yep. I don't think that is possible. I don't want to get off topic with Jindal but I want to bring this up.

McConnell and Aides distort this from Ashley Judd: I still choose the God of my understanding as the God of my childhood. I have to expand my God concept from time to time, and you know particularly I enjoy native faith practices, and have a very nature-based God concept. I'd like to think I'm like St. Francis in that way. Brother Donkey, Sister Bird.


NONE of those people know her reference. NONE. They really are that fucking stupid.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

Most of them probably think St. Francis should have had a gun anyway.

I'd imagine they couldn't even conceive of him as a religious figure.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

Nothing more than thugs but I thought that it was mind blowing that none of them understood the reference. NONE.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

Back to Jindal, he likes the idea of the State profiteerization of the schools.

That way the State pays for the forced teaching of creationism.


[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago


Where else?....................................:)


[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

featured the false claim that eliminating income taxes boosts state economic growth. Media Matters has previously shown Moore's work on that subject to be dishonest, and as the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has shown, cuts in state income taxes are correlated with weaker economic growth except in oil-rich states. Furthermore, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy reported in February that the nine states with no income tax have shown substantially weaker economic growth than those with high income taxes.

I love fux noose.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

I'm surprised I wasn't attacked for posting something from mediamatters.

Isn't that another one of those covert Soros conspiracies? Ala Beck?

Just for a laugh, do you remember the treetop tattler?

It's still a hoot.


Arkansas today Louisiana tomorrow. Jindal would look great covered in sludge..........:)

Lord knows, he's slimy enough anyway, it would look natural on him.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

When asked to comment, a high-ranking oil executive who wished to remain anonymous, was baffled as to why people hated oil companies, "Doesn't everyone raise their prices regularly, for no reason at all, during a recession?" On the possibility of the Mayflower incident affecting the highly divisive Keystone XL pipeline, he laughed, "No way! When they propose gun control legislation what happens…gun sales skyrocket. I predict that we'll have 800,000 gallons of oil sands flying through that pipeline like rounds through an assault rifle in no time. This is America, I know…we bought it.


[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

In other unreported, yet important news.

Bono wins.......................:)


Good news, sure does travel slow around here.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

Nice. Very nice.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

Yeah, but we're supposed to hate Bono for some odd reason.

It's actually a pretty nice web site too. I think I'll join the other three million.


[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

Why are we supposed to hate Bono?

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

I think it's because he's rich, yet liberal and has a measurable level of compassion.

Kind of like why we're supposed to hate Michael Moore.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

Got it.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

Glasses, got it.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

What happened to Bobby Jindal?

Self Destruct.

What should happen to such?

Public Flogging?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

Next time maybe the public will have more sense.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

Well, they better hurry up with the more sense portion of it.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

Got that right. Not just there - But - Across the USA as well as around the world.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 11 years ago

He found his inner "stupid partier"

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago


[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

Felons can't vote but they can arm themselves.


and not just any felon.......VIOLENT felons.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

What is a violent felon?

I know people who have been popped for assault, arent violent people at all. I also know people, like you, who seem to have extremely violent tendencies, yet probably have never been arrested before.

So who is the judge and jury on who is violent? Yup, old, rich white elites.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

Now you claim I'm violent, while you brag about your bar fights???

Punching people in the face for something they said, is different from bombing someone for something they said, in what way?

I guess it's you who thinks he's judge AND jury, in all things.


[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

Hey, someone wants to call somebody's daughter a whore, they deserve to get punched in the face. I think you agree with me on that. I think.

A bit different than bombing and killing and war. A slight difference.

I said you have violent tendencies, from the looks of some of your posts. But I wouldnt tell you you cant own a weapon.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

Violent people have always found some excuse for why they are violent.

You called me and few others whore.

Were you expecting to be punched, so you could punch back with a vengeance?

There is no difference. YOU are a violent person and in a way you are your own duopoly so at least now I understand why you can't see beyond it.

You are stuck in a violent little box of your own making..

And now I must ask you to prove your accusation of me, or ask you sit down and shut up..

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

A slight difference between saying that to you, vs a girl. You do realize that right?

People in general are violent. Look at the world. Its insane.

There was that post a while back where you said "fuck you" to me about 10 times, that may be construed as a violent tendency to some. Im not too worried about it, but some may be.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

Still finding excuses for your violence and insults?

Anecdotes don't count.

Prove it, or sit down, and shut up.

Plus I see you've been chasing liberals around again.

Good show, old chap. Thanks for proving my point.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

Chasing liberals around? eh?

What are you on now?

Would you admit that every human has violent tendencies, its a sliding scale?

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

So, what did happen to Bobby Jindal??

When are you going to back up your accusations of me with proof?

All I know, is that you have stated that YOU have violent tendencies, and you've backed that up with anecdotal statements.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

Jindal? How the hell would I know?

And no Im not going to comb through here looking for your posts where your raving and going nuts. Everyone here has done it. GF, Zen, the 50 Ids that Vkag uses, TM. Odin, me and yes, shooz, you. You are not immune. You arent special.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

It's the actual topic of the thread.

So yes I would expect you to know what Jindal is up to if you are going to comment here.

Once again, show me where I have said this, or sit down and shut up.

Just because you like to insult people constantly, and you often get the insulted to respond to in kind, doesn't mean I do too.

I don't. I point out your errors, just as I have here.

[-] -3 points by kandy4 (-81) 11 years ago

Yea I agree. We don't want one them uppity darkie type foreigners running for president.

..."Git back on dat liberal plantation massh Jindal...else yuse in fo a wuppin."

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

I do so love it when the right wing, after recognizing that the public is not down with the economic policies, resorts to racism.

It is fascinating.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

Be fascinated then.


Isn't this about as ugly as it gets?

Hating the kids is the new (R)epelican't way.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

Wow. 2013. Segregated proms.

[-] 2 points by gsw (3411) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 11 years ago

O you're a blatant racist too. Thanks for sharing that.

You hate 90 percent of the world, and so you hate yourself