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  • NRA's Wayne LaPierre promises apocalypse now (barf alert)

    07/29/2015 5:05:51 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 july 2015 | Francis Wilkinson
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, R, who presides over a state with a high rate of gun violence and a low quality of gun laws, is shocked. "We never would've imagined it would've happened in Louisiana or Lafayette," he said after last week's movie theater shooting in Lafayette, La. Jindal responded with a kind of gunner jujitsu, calling for other states to emulate the sloppy standards of Louisiana, which has loose gun laws and has largely failed to supply mental health records to the criminal background check system, although a law signed by Jindal now requires it. Louisiana has the nation's...
  • Bobby Jindal's executive order on the Westboro Baptist Church troubles the ACLU

    07/26/2015 11:27:48 AM PDT · by BBell · 28 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/26/15 | Julia O'Donoghue, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana is concerned Gov. Bobby Jindal may disregard the constitutional rights of the Westboro Baptist Church with his latest executive order. "Governor Jindal's Executive Order ... is misguided and has the potential to be used to infringe on protestors' First Amendment rights," said the ACLU in a statement Sunday morning. Jindal issued an order Saturday mostly aimed at keeping the Westboro Baptist Church -- and presumably the vulgar "God Hates Fags" signs they usually carry -- away from the funerals of two Lafayette movie theater shootings victims. "They come here to Louisiana. They try...
  • Bobby Jindal's campaign gains ground in Iowa

    07/23/2015 1:58:41 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Thursday, July 23, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Washington: Indian-American Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign seems to be gaining ground in the crucial primary state of Iowa, as a latest internal survey has put the Louisiana governor to fourth place among 16 Republican aspirants. Photo - Bobby Jindal draws 8% support from likely GOP caucus-goers in Iowa, according to a survey conducted this week. 44-year-old Jindal draws eight per cent support from likely GOP caucus-goers in Iowa, according to a survey conducted this week by his campaign, "Politico" reported. However, he still trails Scott Walker, who has a commanding lead with 23 per cent support in the poll, as...
  • Op-Ed: It’s Time to Stop Pretending on Radical Islam

    07/22/2015 3:37:50 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 31 replies
    bobbyjindal.com ^ | 7-22-15 | Bobby Jindal
    Op-Ed by Gov. Bobby Jindal in Conservative Review Let’s be honest here. The President’s inability to say the words Radical Islam is threatening our national security and the safety of the American people. It’s time to stop pretending. Radical Islam has brought terror and death across the Middle East and the world — and on American soil – yet this president calls it just “violent extremism” or something similar. He gets it wrong nearly every time. Yesterday, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron got it right. He had the courage to say what President Obama will not, when he said that,...
  • Donald Trump's success? It's because he's saying what everyone else is afraid to

    07/22/2015 2:20:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | July 21, 2015 | Leada Gore
    Imagine if you will you were crafting the perfect presidential candidate. It's likely the following would not be on your list: two-time divorcee with multiple bankruptcies; bombastic reality television star who has appeared on professional wrestling shows; loud-mouth uncensored ego maniac with questionable hair. In other words, Donald Trump. But among the 2016 GOP presidential nominees, it's Trump that's taking the headlines. It's Trump who has people talking. And, most tellingly, it's Trump who is surging in the polls, with the latest numbers showing him with almost twice the support of his closest rival. Why? There a several reasons. First,...
  • Cruz, Jindal, Trump score big at Family Leader GOP presidential candidate event

    07/19/2015 12:03:21 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 17 replies
    thegazette.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Erin Murphy
    AMES — Each of the 10 Republican presidential candidates who spoke Saturday to thousands at a gathering organized by Iowa’s largest Christian conservative organization had their moments, but a few of the White House hopefuls were particularly well-received. Donald Trump — who made some particularly provoking comments, although not all in a positive sense — Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal received some of the most vociferous responses during the fourth annual Family Leader Summit, held Saturday in an auditorium on the Iowa State University campus. Of the roughly 3,000 people who registered for the event, approximately 2,500 attended, organizers estimated....
  • Sanders: 'Very easy to raise the flag,' hard to support veterans benefits

    07/18/2015 3:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 18, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Bernie Sanders told veterans in Iowa Friday that unlike some other politicians, he doesn't pay lip service to their concerns. "It is very easy to raise the flag at a troop deployment, it is very easy for a politician to give a moving speech on Veterans Day," Sanders said. "But it is very hard to go down that long road with the men and women who served and make sure that they continue to get all the benefits, all the healthcare, that they are entitled to for the rest of their lives." The Vermont senator told...
  • Gov. Jindal Orders Investigation of Planned Parenthood After Gruesome Video on Fetal Body Part Sales

    07/14/2015 1:40:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/14/2015 | Fred Lucas
    After a video appears to have caught a Planned Parenthood national official describing the sale of fetal body parts, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has asked for an investigation to make sure it isn’t happening in his state. Jindal, who is seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, ordered the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals to launch the probe. “Today’s video of a Planned Parenthood official discussing the systematic harvesting and trafficking of human body parts is shocking and gruesome,” Jindal said. “This same organization is seeking to open an abortion clinic in New Orleans.” The video was released Tuesday by...
  • The big Ted Cruz/Bobby Jindal lie: There’s no war on Christianity [BARF ALERT!!]

    07/13/2015 11:48:46 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | SEAN ILLING
    Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal and the religious right are still flinging nonsense about marriage equality The legalization of same-sex marriage has been met with near-comical resistance on the right. The GOP presidential candidates in particular are struggling to face this new – but always inevitable – reality. Most of them have embraced a shopworn trope about a shadow war on Christianity in this country. By their lights, being Christian has become a borderline crime in today’s America. According to Mike Huckabee, we’re “criminalizing Christianity in this country by telling people who hold to an orthodox worldview of...
  • Monmouth Poll: Christie’s numbers drop, Bush leads, Trump gets a bump

    07/13/2015 10:54:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Politicker NJ ^ | 7/13/15 | Politicker Staff
    The latest Monmouth University Poll of Republican voters nationwide found significant bumps, both in the vote choice question and candidate favorability, for Jeb Bush and Donald Trump since they threw their hats into the rings. Bobby Jindal has made no headway since he entered the race, and Chris Christie may actually be losing ground since his announcement. Despite Trump’s surge, the poll also found that many GOP voters are not taking his candidacy seriously. When Republicans are asked who they would support for the GOP nomination for president, Jeb Bush nominally leads the pack with 15%, followed by Donald Trump...
  • Monmouth Poll: Christie’s numbers drop, Bush leads, Trump gets a bump

    07/13/2015 10:53:57 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 18 replies
    Politicker NJ ^ | July 13, 2015 | Staff
    The latest Monmouth University Poll of Republican voters nationwide found significant bumps, both in the vote choice question and candidate favorability, for Jeb Bush and Donald Trump since they threw their hats into the rings. Bobby Jindal has made no headway since he entered the race, and Chris Christie may actually be losing ground since his announcement. Despite Trump’s surge, the poll also found that many GOP voters are not taking his candidacy seriously. When Republicans are asked who they would support for the GOP nomination for president, Jeb Bush nominally leads the pack with 15%, followed by Donald Trump...
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal Defends His Record Against A Hostile Bret Baier

    07/12/2015 9:37:14 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 39 replies
    Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | 07-12-2015 | iizthatiiz
    Presidential candidate Gov. Bobby Jindal appeared on Fox News Sunday in an interview with Bret Baier that quickly went hostile, as Baier aggressively attacked Jindal’s record in Louisiana.
  • Jindal To Slam Republicans Who Want to ‘Silence’ Pro-Life Base at National Right To Life Convention

    07/09/2015 4:47:00 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 4 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | July 9, 2015 | Susan Berry
    Presidential contender Bobby Jindal will deliver the keynote address Thursday at the National Right to Life Convention in New Orleans. According to a press release containing some of Jindal’s prepared remarks, the Republican governor of Louisiana – which has been named as the most pro-life state in the nation – will blast the Republican Party “smart guys” for failing to adhere to a commitment to pro-life policies, portraying the pro-life base, instead, as a “distraction.” “The Republican smart guys in Washington see cultural issues such as protecting life as a side issue and a distraction,” Jindal plans to say. “They...
  • Ryan Reynolds: I support same-sex marriage because I’m not a monster

    07/07/2015 9:30:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Pink News ^ | July 7, 2015 | Nick Duffy
    Actor Ryan Reynolds has said that he supports same-sex marriage because he’s “not a monster”. The Deadpool star was speaking to HuffPost Live, discussing homophobes who said they were ‘moving to Canada’ over the issue – despite Canada also having marriage equality. He was asked: “What are your thoughts on gay marriage? Obviously you’re not opposed to it.” Reynolds replied: “No. I’m not a monster! I think it’s fantastic. It’s been legal in Canada for ten years now. To me [the opposition] just seems crazy. “I find it amusing how polarising it can be here. Ted Cruz is saying it’s...
  • Pataki, Jindal address Trump's comments at New Hampshire picnic

    07/05/2015 9:23:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    WMUR-TV ^ | July 5, 2015 | Kristen Carosa
    Pataki sends letter to other GOP candidates asking them to call out Trump on comments regarding illegal immigrants.ALLENSTOWN, N.H. —Presidential candidates flocked to the Granite State during the July Fourth weekend. Former New York Gov. George Pataki and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal attended a cookout hosted by the Merrimack County Republican Committee. The event was low-key and gave both Republican candidates the chance to talk one on one with voters. Both candidates had something to say about recent comments from Republican challenger Donald Trump. “I am disappointed he (Trump) hasn’t seen that it was a stupid and wrong comment,” Pataki...
  • Republican field divided on Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants

    07/05/2015 8:31:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 5, 2015 | David Lauter
    Initially, most Republican candidates tried to ignore him. But as major corporations cut ties with Trump over his declaration that some Mexican immigrants are rapists and drug-runners, and as the issue continues to fill the airwaves of Spanish-language media, more candidates have spoken out, separating into two camps. Donald Trump's comments on immigration complicate GOP's 'Latino problem' Donald Trump's comments on immigration complicate GOP's 'Latino problem' Those who hope to appeal to Latino voters, including the two Floridians in the race, former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, as well as former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, have criticized Trump.
  • Donald Trump A Trojan Horse To Knock Out All Other Republicans But Jeb Bush?

    07/03/2015 6:03:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 97 replies
    I heard this "theory" from a friend, and decided to throw it out to Free Republic. My friend (no proof) said that he believes Donald Trump is a Trojan Horse.... Trump's is only there to pull people away from the other campaigns of Cruz, Walker, Paul, etc.... in order to eliminate them. Then once it's down to Trump and Bush in the Primaries, then he will step down. Leaving us with Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton will easily defeat Jeb Bush, and she will be the next President. Hopefully this nightmare scenario will never come to pass. Thoughts,...
  • Jindal: Protection for govt workers who object to same-sex marriage, though it may be limited

    06/30/2015 6:53:51 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 7 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 06/29/2015 | Julia O'Donoghue
    [Title shortened for space limitations] The Jindal administration issued a memo Tuesday (June 29) advising state government agencies to respect the religious beliefs of workers who don't support same-sex marriage. "[A]ppropriate accommodations may be made for state employees who express a religious objection to involvement in issuance of same-sex marriage licenses, and judges and justices of the peace may not be forced to officiate a same-sex wedding ceremony when other authorized individuals who have no religious objection are available," wrote Thomas Enright, Jindal's executive counsel, in the memo. All Louisiana court clerks could soon be expected to issue marriage licenses...
  • Jindal: Louisiana will obey the high court on gay marriages

    06/28/2015 10:10:42 PM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies
    politico.com ^ | 06/29/2015 | NICK GASS
    Louisiana will comply with the Supreme Court’s order legalizing same-sex marriage, Gov. Bobby Jindal said Sunday. “We don’t have a choice. Our agencies will comply with the court order,” the Republican presidential contender said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” after being asked why his state is the only one that has not yet issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Appearing from the state capital, Baton Rouge, the governor explained his state is waiting on a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision to reverse a previous ruling upholding traditional marriage and implement the high court’s ruling. On Friday, the state’s...
  • 5 faith facts about Bobby Jindal: an ‘evangelical Catholic’

    06/25/2015 2:50:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    RNS ^ | June 24, 2015 | David Gibson
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal addresses a legislative luncheon held as part of the “Road to Majority” conference in Washington on June 19, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Carlos Barria*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-JINDAL-FAITH, originally transmitted on June 24, 2015.  This image is available for web and print publication. For questions, contact Sally Morrow. (RNS) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday (June 24) became the latest Republican to throw his hat into the presidential ring — and in this case, “last” may also mean “least.” Jindal, 44, is currently bringing up the rear in the polls among...
  • Jindal Angers Hollywood Producers by Axing Louisiana’s Film Tax Credits

    07/02/2015 9:59:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/02/2015 | Jon Hartley
    Last week, before Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal declared himself a 2016 presidential candidate, the governor quietly signed legislation into law that caps state tax credits for film in the state at $180 million per year that will save the state $77 million annually — a wise move, given that the Louisiana government currently faces a $1.3 billion budget deficit. In response, Hollywood producers have threatened to take their film projects to states that offer larger film tax credits, such as Georgia. Capping film tax credits is a new position for Governor Jindal. He has largely been supportive of tax credits,...
  • Exclusive — Jindal On ACLU Lawsuit Against His Religious Liberty Protections

    07/01/2015 6:29:25 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 Jun 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, tells Breitbart News exclusively that he’s appalled by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) decision to turn against defending civil liberties. “Their hypocrisy is absolutely stunning,” Jindal said when asked about how the ACLU’s website, and their legal argument history, is filled with defenses of religious liberty. ... Jindal’s interview with Breitbart News came just hours after the ACLU announced it would be suing Jindal over an executive order he issued in the state of Louisiana aimed at protecting religious freedom. The executive order, as Breitbart News reported, tried to protect...
  • Louisiana starts issuing same-sex marriage licenses

    06/29/2015 10:28:52 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/29/2015 | CBS/AP
    Louisiana officials have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court Jon Geggenheimer confirmed in a telephone interview that a license was issued there Monday morning. It was believed to be the first license issued to a same-sex couple in the state. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, but clerks around the state had held off on immediately issuing licenses after consulting with lawyers. Gov. Bobby Jindal is opposed to gay marriage but has said the state would comply with the ruling.
  • Bobby Jindal and Liberals’ Racist Double-Standard

    06/28/2015 11:08:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/26/15 | Kevin Williamson
    Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is, we are informed by all the best people, insufficiently ethnic. Governor Jindal, born in Baton Rouge, is Punjabi in the sense that your average Philadelphian with a surname ending in a vowel is Italian: ancestrally, trivially. Governor Jindal’s speech, culture, mannerisms, politics, religion, habits, and affect are as far removed from Chandigarh, the north Indian city where his parents met, as they are from Bogota or Stuttgart. The governor insistently rejects the tossed salad model in favor of the melting pot: an American is an American is an American, in his view. For his political...
  • Jindal 'not going to evolve' on gay marriage

    06/28/2015 9:42:29 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/28/2015 | Mark Hensch
    Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) said on Sunday that he is not changing his mind on the definition of marriage. “I think marriage is between a man and a woman,” Jindal told host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “My position is not going to evolve,” he said. “I want to run a campaign where we do not give up on our principles,” the 2016 GOP presidential candidate added. “Establishment conservatives do not want us to do that.” Jindal’s remarks follow Friday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. He said on Sunday that Louisiana would not start recognizing...
  • Bobby Jindal: ‘Let’s just get rid of the court’

    06/27/2015 1:38:11 PM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 105 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/27/2015 | Adam Howard
    In the wake of Friday’s historic Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, Republicans did not hold back their rage – but few politicians went as far as 2016 candidate Gov. Bobby Jindal. The Louisiana Republican, who launched a longshot bid for the presidency last week, suggested that the 5-4 ruling, which made same-sex marriage legal throughout the nation, was cause for disbanding the entire Supreme Court. “The Supreme Court is completely out of control, making laws on their own, and has become a public opinion poll instead of a judicial body,” Jindal said in a statement on Friday. “If we...
  • Jindal: SCOTUS Is 'Out of Control, Let's Just Get Rid of the Court'

    06/27/2015 4:52:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal slammed the Supreme Court on Friday after its ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage. “The Supreme Court is completely out of control, making laws on their own, and has become a public opinion poll instead of a judicial body,” the 2016 presidential candidate said in a statement.“If we want to save some money, let’s just get rid of the court,” Jindal added.The 5-4 ruling, which forces all states to recognize same-sex marriage under the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause, will fundamentally transform the institution of marriage, he later said. “Marriage between a man and a woman...
  • Here’s What Every 2016 Candidate Has to Say About LGBT SCOTUS Victory

    06/26/2015 7:21:53 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 115 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 26, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    With the Supreme Court’s historic ruling that effectively legalizes same-sex marriage in all 50 states, the 2016 presidential candidates really have no choice today but to comment on the decision from one angle of another. Here’s what they had to say. Hillary Clinton was quick out of the gate with a personal statement, followed by a rebranding of her campaign logo that has already been retweeted more than 20,000 times:
  • Bobby Jindal and Liberals’ Racist Double-Standard

    06/26/2015 5:44:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2015 | Kevin Williamson
    Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is, we are informed by all the best people, insufficiently ethnic. Governor Jindal, born in Baton Rouge, is Punjabi in the sense that your average Philadelphian with a surname ending in a vowel is Italian: ancestrally, trivially. Governor Jindal’s speech, culture, mannerisms, politics, religion, habits, and affect are as far removed from Chandigarh, the north Indian city where his parents met, as they are from Bogota or Stuttgart. The governor insistently rejects the tossed salad model in favor of the melting pot: an American is an American is an American, in his view. For his...
  • John Kasich Preps Presidential Run: ‘Amateur Hour Is Over’

    06/24/2015 7:55:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jun 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Bolstered by a recent Quinnipiac survey that shows him with a double digit lead over the GOP field in Ohio, the state he has served as governor since 2011, John Kasich says the chances he will toss his hat into the Republican primary contest for the party’s 2016 Presidential nomination in 2016 are “looking pretty darn good.” The Quinnipiac poll also has more encouraging news for Kasich. He is the only Republican candidate who beats Hillary in Ohio. Kasich is widely expected to announce his candidacy for President in about two weeks. If he does, he will join a field...
  • Washington Post Concerned About Authenticity of Bobby Jindal's Heritage

    06/25/2015 9:35:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/25/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    On the same day that Bobby Jindal announced he's running for president, The Washington Post published an article implicitly questioning why the Louisiana governor indentifies more as an American than an Indian American. Jindal's parents were born and raised in India before immigrating to the United States. "Yet many see him as a man who has spent a lifetime distancing himself from his Indian roots," Annie Gowen and Tyler Bridges reported from Khanpur, India. The article was reminiscent of Mark Halperin's interview of presidential candidate Ted Cruz in May. Halperin, of Bloomberg Politics, asked Cruz a series of questions seeking...
  • Another Skinny, Big-eared Man of Color Wants To Be President

    06/25/2015 5:24:22 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-25-2015 | MOTUS
    Question: Does America really need another skinny, big-eared man of color as president? Answer: Yes, if the next one is a God-fearing, Gun-toting,red-blooded first generation American who loves his wife, family and country. If you consider the concept of the American melting pot a form of racial “micro-aggression” you probably won’t like Bobby Jindal – a first generation Indian (no, sorry, not Native) who has assimilated American values better than most Americans whose roots go back generations.On the other hand, if you think America needs fewer salad bowls and more fondues, this guy’s for you. Read or watch Bobby Jindal’s all-American...
  • Bobby Jindal hits Jeb Bush, hard, as he announces White House run

    06/24/2015 9:02:16 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/24/15 | ELI STOKOLS
    KENNER, La. — Bobby Jindal went there. As the 13th Republican candidate to enter the presidential race, the Louisiana governor tried to grab attention by going negative with his announcement speech Wednesday, smacking down his rivals as “selfish” politicians who are nothing more than “talkers,” and calling out Jeb Bush as a mushy conservative. “You’ve heard Jeb Bush saying we need to be able to lose the primary to win the general election. We’re going to help him do that,” Jindal said, kicking off his long-shot bid for the GOP presidential nomination. Presenting himself as an unapologetically religious, small-government conservative,...
  • Cruz Welcomes Bobby Jindal to Presidential Race

    06/24/2015 8:23:22 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    https://www.tedcruz.org/news/cruz-welcomes-bobby-jindal-to-presidential-race/ | 06/24/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, issued the following statement welcoming Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal into the race for the 2016 Republican nomination for President of the United States:“I have great respect for Bobby Jindal. He is a friend, a man of faith, and a fearless champion for conservative values. I am glad he is joining the field of GOP candidates and welcome him to the competition! As an effective, principled governor of Louisiana, he brings many talents and strengths to this race that will raise the bar for us all and prepare the eventual GOP nominee to...
  • The Stupid Party’s Candidate: Running to the right isn’t working for Bobby Jindal.

    06/24/2015 7:45:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/24/2015 | By ALAN GREENBLATT
    In n 2013 Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal called on the GOP to “stop being the stupid party.” A former Rhodes scholar with serious policy chops, he appeared perfectly positioned to elevate the discussion of ideas. Instead, Jindal has chosen to run in 2016 as the stupid party’s standard-bearer. As Jindal prepares to make his White House bid official on Wednesday, he is struggling to break the one percent mark in national polls. That puts him a dozen places behind the top-tier triumvirate of Walker, Bush and Rubio. It’s possible Jindal will emerge from the back of the pack at some...
  • Bobby Jindal, a Republican Governor Who Actually Cut Spending

    06/24/2015 1:43:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.24.15 | Nicole Kaeding
    SNIP Jindal took office in January of 2008, and 2015 will be his last year in office. He has scored well on the Cato Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors earning an “A” in 2010, and a “B” in both 2012 and 2014. All three report cards commend Jindal’s resolve to cut Louisiana state spending. Since fiscal year 2009, the first full fiscal year of Jindal’s term, state general fund spending has decreased by 7 percent. Per capita state spending has fallen from $2,089 in 2009 to $1,883 in 2015, a decrease of 10 percent. This spending restraint is...
  • Bobby Jindal to announce presidential plans Wednesday

    06/24/2015 5:11:13 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/24/2015 | David A. Fahrenthold and James Hohmann
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a one-time rising star in the Republican Party now struggling to become one again, will announce Wednesday afternoon whether he intends to run for president in 2016. Jindal's appearance -- to be held in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner at 5 p.m. Eastern time -- does not seem much of a mystery. The 44-year-old two-term governor has given every indication that he will run. He has already traveled multiple times to early-primary states -- spending 45 percent of his days outside of Louisiana last year. And this year, some of Jindal's top state-government aides have...
  • Bobby Jindal Isn’t A Real Indian, Say White Liberals

    06/23/2015 12:30:00 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-23-2015 | JIM TREACHER
    We’re not supposed to tell other people how they should self-identify, are we? I’ve been told over and over that it’s wrong to do that. Especially if you’re a white person. And if you’re a white male… OMG! Yet here we have a Republican politician of Indian descent telling us how he chooses to self-identify, and a bunch of white people are right there to call him an Uncle Tandoori.
  • Scoop: 25 questions the Koch brothers want every 2016 candidate to answer

    06/18/2015 6:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | June 18, 2015 | James Hohmann
    Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the funding arm of the political network backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, wants a lot more hard information from the crowded field of presidential contenders before deciding what to do with its considerable resources. The group is pressing every 2016 candidate to detail on the record their plans for economic growth, deficit reduction, entitlement reform, criminal justice and even foreign policy. The tax-exempt entity, a key node in a constellation of conservative entities that aims to spend $889 million before the next White House election, distributed a detailed survey Thursday to...
  • Stephen Colbert mocks Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal in epic Values Voter Summit takedown

    10/01/2014 6:59:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Salon ^ | October 1, 2014 | Sarah Gray
    "The Values Voter Summit, a four-day orgy of people fundamentally opposed to orgies" (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Stephen Colbert ripped into the ninth annual Values Voter Summit, last night on “The Colbert Report.” Very few were spared. ”There were so many great speakers,” Colbert said. “Also Sarah Palin.” But the speeches were just part of the Values Voter Summit. It also holds the first large straw poll for presidential candidates....
  • Tensions build as Supreme Court readies blockbuster rulings

    06/21/2015 10:44:20 AM PDT · by Johnny Navarone · 114 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 06/21/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tensions are building inside and outside the white marble facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building as the nine justices prepare to issue major rulings on gay marriage and President Barack Obama's healthcare law by the end of the month.</p>
  • Faith and Freedom Coalition: Winners and losers

    06/21/2015 10:34:11 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | June 21, 2015 | Katie Glueck and Kyle Cheney
    Ted Cruz dominated, Rick Santorum flopped and Bobby Jindal found his niche. At the latest GOP cattle call, about a dozen presidential contenders rolled through a Washington, D.C. ballroom over a three-day period to tout their socially conservative bona fides at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference. Most of the 2016 hopefuls managed to impress evangelical and other conservative Christian voters by championing religious freedom, highlighting support for traditional marriage and stressing the importance of family and family values.
  • Who is the most conservative Republican candidate for president? [CRUZ!]

    06/17/2015 9:45:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16 at 2:00 PM | Pablo Barberá
    The Republican field is crowded, which implies that primary voters have little information about where some of the candidates stand. That is particularly the case this season, with a few relatively unknown contenders who lack legislative experience or a long history of campaign contributions that would allow researchers to precisely identify where they stand on the liberal-to-conservative political dimension.However, one characteristic all candidates share is that they have active and popular Twitter accounts. And as I showed in an article published earlier this year in the journal Political Analysis — now freely available online as an Editors’ Choice article —...
  • Inside the Conservative Movement's Secret 2016 Auditions(It was Cruz who emerged the winner)

    06/10/2015 1:29:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 10, 2015 | Tim Alberta
    Fiorina raises eyebrows on gay marriage, Rubio frames student debt as a moral issue, and Huckabee just bores the crowd.In May, six Republican presidential candidates—Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Perry—had a private audition in front of the country's most influential conservatives. Each spoke for roughly 30 minutes to the Council for National Policy—a secretive nonprofit group populated by hundreds of right-wing activists and donors—and followed up their speeches with question-and-answer sessions with Tony Perkins, the CNP president, who also serves more visibly as the head of the Family Research Council in Washington. Based...
  • Scott Walker Backs Constitutional Amendment Allowing States To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

    06/07/2015 2:53:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 7, 2015 | Amanda Terkel
    WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Sunday that he supports a constitutional amendment that would bar the Supreme Court from granting marriage equality rights nationwide. The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision this month that could grant, for once and for all, same-sex couples the right to wed across the country. But Walker said on ABC's "This Week" that he would support amending the constitution to protect states that still want to ban same-sex marriage. "I personally believe that marriage is between one man and one woman," Walker, a prospective GOP presidential candidate, said. "If the...
  • As he nears a 2016 bid, Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal hits political bottom

    06/06/2015 6:49:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 6, 2015 | Tyler Bridges
    Just weeks before he is expected to announce his presidential campaign, Bobby Jindal is at the nadir of his political career. The Republican governor is at open war with many of his erstwhile allies in the business community and the legislature. He spent weeks pushing a “religious freedom” bill that failed to pass, while having little contact with legislators trying to solve Louisiana’s worst budget crisis in 25 years. Jindal is now so unpopular in deep-red Louisiana that his approval rating plunged to 32 percent in a recent poll — compared with 42 percent for President Obama, who lost the...
  • Mika Miffed 'Jabby' Jindal Dared Mention Monica Lewinsky

    06/03/2015 6:21:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski apparently thinks that when it comes to discussing Bill and Hillary Clinton--those paragons of integrity--certain subjects should be taboo. On today's Morning Joe, Mika took umbrage that about-to-announce Bobby Jindal dared mention that Bill had lied about Monica Lewinsky. Mika was miffed that Jindal thought it was "blase" to bring up Monica. She later called the Louisiana governor "jabby" for having done so. View the video here.
  • Why I’m Already Grumpy about 2016

    06/01/2015 2:12:21 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | June 1, 2015 | Quin Hillyer
    With this cycle’s plethora, at long last, of potentially strong Republican candidates for president, those of us on the right should be hopeful — right? Sorry, but I’m in grump mode. On multiple fronts, I don’t like what I see. Granted, some of the frustrating developments are mere satellite issues, not central to the campaign’s ultimate result. Still, they rankle. The Debates Let’s start with the much-discussed decision by Fox News and the Republican National Committee to limit the first debate to the top ten competitors as ascertained via an average of recent polls. Limiting the participants to ten is...
  • Newsflash: It’s Going To Be Hillary vs. Jeb

    05/31/2015 4:25:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | May 31, 2015 | Bill Scher
    Can we all stop pretending that there’s any real suspense in this presidential race?As the children’s book says: Voters, it’s time to “Go the [expletive] to sleep.” You can turn off Fox, MSNBC, and CNN; you can close Twitter; you can sign off your crazy uncle’s Facebook feed. I am going to tell you, right now, what the political landscape of the future looks like so you don’t waste your time over the next year listening to a parade of pundits or watching those ridiculous primary debates. The 2016 election is going to come down to Hillary vs. Jeb, of...
  • Bob Dole on 2016 Republican presidential nomination: 'I think it's going to be a governor'

    05/31/2015 2:36:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | May 31, 2015 | Justin Wingerter
    Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole believes a governor, not a senator, will win the 2016 Republican nomination for president. “I think it’s going to be a governor,” Dole said Thursday after a commemorative event at Forbes Field. “I don’t know which one.” Two former governors have announced they will seek the Republican nomination: Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, and George Pataki, former governor of New York. Several other current and former governors are considering a presidential run, including Jeb Bush, of Florida; Rick Perry, of Texas; Scott Walker, of Wisconsin; Chris Christie, of New Jersey;...