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  • 'Exactly right': Jindal backs Trump over travel ban

    01/29/2017 6:18:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 88 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/29/17 | Al Weaver
    Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed his support for President Trump's executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, saying that he is "exactly right" on the issue, adding that it is a "common sense" decision. The former presidential candidate insisted that Trump's move is not aimed at Muslims, but rather focused on national security. The comments come a day after 109 travelers were detained at airports throughout the U.S., including John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Washington Dulles International Airport, leading to protests at those locations. "President Trump is exactly right, and let's be clear what...
  • Trump eyeing Bobby Jindal for possible health secretary post

    11/10/2016 9:24:06 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 65 replies ^ | 11/9/16 | Elizabeth Crisp
    Citing an unnamed insider, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that former Gov. Bobby Jindal is being eyed by President-elect Donald Trump for a potential appointment as Health and Human Services Secretary. If so, it could be one of the quickest turnarounds from enemy to frenemy to partner in recent political history. A spokesman for Jindal didn't immediately respond to The Advocate's request for comment. A story on Trump's possible cabinet appointees doesn't mention Jindal on the HHS Secretary list. Buzzfeed's exhaustive list of potential appointees similarly makes no mention of Jindal.
  • Indian-Americans for Trump: Desi Republicans are steadily lining up to back their party's candidate

    07/27/2016 6:28:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Scroll ^ | July 2, 2016 | Seema Sirohi
    His tough talk on immigration, terrorism and perception of being a doer are big draws. Indian-American supporters of the Republican Party in the US are slowly but surely falling behind Donald Trump, the party's controversial nominee, who has promised a safer, better and stronger America. Broadly, their reasons include Trumpís unforgiving stance on terrorism, his promise to stop illegal immigration, his business ties with India and his tough position on China and Pakistan. At the bottom of it all, there is fear that America is no longer what it used to be, or what they want it to be Ė...
  • Shepard Smith attacks Bobby Jindal on air for saying Ďall lives matter

    07/18/2016 6:58:12 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 35 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | 18 Jul,,2016 | Thomas Lifson
    I happened to catch a jaw-dropping incident on the Fox News Channel air yesterday, as Shepard Smithís breaking news coverage of the Baton Rouge police ambush brought on Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal for telephone comments. In the course of attempting to heal the raw nerves, Gov. Jindal said ďall lives matterĒ and was rebuked by the crew-cut newsman. Kristinn Taylor of Gateway Pundit captured the exchange:
  • Shepard Smith slams Bobby Jindal for saying all lives matter, gets clock cleaned

    07/17/2016 4:29:40 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 85 replies ^ | July 17, 2016 | Joe Newby
    On Sunday, Fox Newsí Shepard Smith slammed former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who had the temerity to say that ďall lives matter.Ē Twitter responded by demanding Smith be fired. ďShepard, I will say this, look, it, it is time for folks across party lines, across ideological lines to conĖto condemn this violence, to condemn this insanity. We gotta come together. Weíve got to say that all lives matter,Ē Jindal said, according to a partial transcript posted at the Gateway Pundit. ďIt doesnít matter what color you are: Black, white, brown, red, it doesnít matter. All lives matter. Weíve got to...
  • Shep Smith is an A-#$@%

    07/17/2016 12:15:16 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 232 replies
    self | july 17,2016 | self
    Just watched Shep Smith castigate the gov. of Louisiana because the governor said "all lives matter". what an A Hole SS is.
  • Many Republicans are now eating their nasty words about Trump

    05/07/2016 8:09:40 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7 May 2016 | Karen Tumulty
    Pass the Prilosec. Rarely have so many nasty words had to be eaten by so many politicians in such a short time. Former Texas governor Rick Perry had been early among Republicans in declaring that Donald Trump was unfit to be president, saying last July that his then-rival for the presidential nomination was a ďbarking carnival actĒ and a ďcancer on conservatism.Ē That was then. On Thursday, Perry endorsed the GOPís nominee-apparent ó and even suggested he would be willing to be Trumpís running mate. ďHe is not a perfect man. But what I do believe is that he loves...
  • Jindal Calls For Party To Unite: Republicans Who Won't Support Trump Help Clinton

    05/04/2016 8:06:29 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 112 replies
    Former 2016 Republican presidential candidate speaks out on 'Hannity.'
  • Jindal: GOP may become useless, but will win in November

    04/11/2016 8:38:49 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 11, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    The former Louisiana governor told the Washington Examiner the danger facing the Republican Party is not a single candidate such as Donald Trump, but an identity crisis brought on by ignoring conservative principles. "It's certainly fair to describe the Republican Party as the worst political party out there except for all the alternatives," Jindal said. "I don't see at this point in time a viable alternative for conservatives to go out there and implement and present our principles, but I do think if the Republican Party continues to move away from our conservative principles, at some point it is fair...
  • Breaking: Bobby Jindal Just Made A HUGE Announcement

    03/23/2016 10:42:23 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 202 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 3/23/16 | Kosar
    Jindal has had enough! He has rejected the ďNever TrumpĒ movement, and made a bold announcement that heís standing WITH Trump! Read more:
  • Marco Rubio quietly cancels Baton Rouge rally

    03/02/2016 11:54:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WBRZ-TV ^ | March 2, 2016 | Kevin Dupuy
    BATON ROUGE - After a poor showing in the Super Tuesday primaries, Marco Rubio quietly canceled his plans for a Baton Rouge event scheduled for Friday. Individuals who signed up for tickets to see Rubio received an email Wednesday that the event was canceled. "In order to use Marco's time as efficiently as possible before Saturday's contests, Marco will not be making a stop in Louisiana Friday night," the email read. Rubio originally announced he would visit the capital city on Feb. 29. The event was planned for 5:45 p.m. at North Boulevard Town Square. The Rubio campaign's Eventbrite page...
  • Bobby Jindal endorses Rubio on Greta.

    02/05/2016 4:20:14 PM PST · by mtrott · 78 replies
    Lol, Jindal throwing in with the GOPe.
  • Bobby Jindal throws support behind Marco Rubio

    02/05/2016 6:13:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 120 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/05/2016 | By Eugene Scott and Lauren Selsky
    CNN --Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Friday endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for president."Marco can unify our party. His optimistic message is bringing voters from across the party lines, from across different demographic groups," Jindal told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren. "He can unify our party. He can win this election in November." "I think he's a principled conservative. I think he is the right guy to lead us forward," he added.Jindal, who also was a candidate for president until he dropped his campaign in November, also said he was impressed by Rubio's foreign policy."Marco's been consistent about strengthening...
  • Gov. John Bel Edwards orders state to drop anti-Common Core lawsuit

    02/05/2016 9:22:44 AM PST · by amorphous · 10 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 4 Feb 2016 | Will Sentell
    Gov. John Bel Edwards directed the state Thursday to drop a federal lawsuit challenging Common Core that was pushed by former Gov. Bobby Jindal. Edwards also ordered the termination of a $475,000 state contract to handle the legal challenge held by the law firm of Alexandria attorney Jimmy Faircloth, a former Jindal aide. The governor, in a prepared statement, said newly enacted federal legislation makes moot issues raised in the lawsuit. It does not benefit students to continue to use time and resources to pursue litigation that no longer has any bearing on classrooms in Louisiana, Edwards said in the...
  • How Bobby Jindal Wrecked Louisiana [A retrospective]

    12/22/2015 2:49:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 02/15/2015 | Rod Dreher
    I keep telling my friends in the national media that if you think Bobby Jindal has a chance in hell of becoming president, send a reporter down to spend a few days in Louisiana, seeing what condition he’s leaving his state in. In today’s NYT, Campbell Robertson tells the country about the current mess. Excerpts: "Since I've been in Louisiana I've never seen a budget cycle as desperate as this one," said Robert Travis Scott, the president of the Public Affairs Research Council, a nonpartisan group based in Baton Rouge.Louisiana's budget shortfall is projected to reach $1.6 billion next...
  • 5 GOP candidates who should follow Jindal out the door

    11/18/2015 8:28:28 PM PST · by detective · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2015 | Eddie Zipperer
    A good looking Indian-American governor decides to run for president. He's a Rhodes scholar. He’s the first Indian-American ever to run for the nation's highest office. If he'd been a Democrat, they'd have cancelled the primaries and declared him the nominee. He'd have had so much press coverage that the national news media would have gone into full TMZ mode and the average person on the street would know that his given name is Piyush.
  • Trump reacts to Jindal's exit: 'He was a little nasty to me'

    11/18/2015 9:16:24 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 147 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11/18/2015 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Donald Trump is taking it easy on Bobby Jindal, despite being called an "egomaniacal madman" by the Louisiana governor just two months before Jindal decided to withdraw from the 2016 presidential race. "[Jindal] was, you know, a little nasty with me," Trump told CNN Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the two-term governor announced the suspension of his campaign during an appearance on Fox News. "But I think ultimately [he] was very nice," Trump added. "Everyone's nasty to me because they want to get votes."
  • Bobby Jindal announces he is ending presidential campaign

    11/17/2015 9:18:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    "This is not my time," Jindal told Fox News' Bret Baier. "I've come to the realization that this is not my time. So I've come here to announce that I am suspending my campaign for president of the United States." Jindal, 44, was once seen as a rising star in the Republican Party and a strong contender for the White House. The Brown University graduate and Rhodes Scholar was viewed as a strong voice for a Republican Party looking to reach out to minorities and broaden its base. He rose to prominence at the start of President Barack Obama's first...
  • Cruz Statement on Suspension of Jindal Campaign

    11/17/2015 4:01:17 PM PST · by Isara · 60 replies ^ | 11/17/15
    HOUSTON, Texas ‚Äď Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today released the following statement regarding Gov. Bobby Jindal's suspension of his presidential campaign:‚ÄúBobby Jindal is a friend, a patriot, and an incredible governor who has consistently and passionately championed conservative values. He brought a unique talent and many strengths to the Republican primary competition.‚ÄúHis focus on substantive policy matters advanced the debate that our party must have on the issues most important to American voters. And his vision for fundamental tax reform, as well as repealing and replacing Obamacare, helped set an important standard among the Republican field. He presented bold policy...
  • Jindal is out. (FoxNews)

    11/17/2015 3:08:45 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 122 replies
    He's out. Buh bye.
  • Gov. Jindal issues executive order to prevent more Syrian refugees from entering Louisiana

    11/16/2015 2:41:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    NBC 12 ^ | 11/16/2015
    BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order to prevent more Syrian refugees from entering into Louisiana. The Governor tweeted about it Monday morning. "I just signed an Executive Order instructing state agencies to take all available steps to stop the relocation of Syrian refugees to LA." -- Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) November 16, 2015 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered state health officials in charge of Texas' refugee resettlement program not to accept any more Syrians following the Paris terrorist attacks. In a letter Monday to President Barack Obama, Abbott also urged scrapping federal plans...
  • Bobby Jindal demands more information on Syrian refugees placed in Louisiana

    11/15/2015 3:39:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 70 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/14/15 | Seth McLaughlin
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal demanded Saturday that the Obama administration keep him informed on the Syrian refugees that are being placed in his home state, saying he is erring on the side of caution following the terrorist attacks in Paris.Mr. Jindal, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, sent a letter to President Obama urging him to ‚Äúpause‚ÄĚ the entire relocation effort until more is known about the attacks that left more than 120 people dead. He also questioned the level of screening the refugees are undergoing and whether they will be monitored moving forward ‚ÄĒ pointing out that one of the...
  • Jindal demands answers about Syrian refugees arriving to Louisiana after Paris attacks

    11/14/2015 3:13:41 PM PST · by Marie · 154 replies ^ | 11/14/2015 | Bobby Jindal letter
    The letter is as follows: November 14, 2015 The Honorable Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear President Obama, In the wake of another round of appalling terrorist attacks, I write to express great sadness at the events in Paris, as well as my grave concern about the unreported diffusion of Syrian refugees in the United States. Last week, the city of New Orleans began receiving its first wave of Syrian refugees. As with former immigration crises and federal relocation policy, Louisiana has been kept in the dark about those seeking refuge in the...
  • Official Notice of Dispute challenges 4 candidates' NH eligibility (Cruz, Jindal, Rubio, Santorum)

    11/14/2015 2:48:45 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 532 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | 11/13/2015 | Robert Laity
    I wish to NOTIFY you that the bona-fides of four Republican Candidates to be President is hereby DISPUTED. It is claimed that the following persons do NOT meet the United States Constitutional requirement that one be a "Natural-Born Citizen" in order to be President under Article II, Sec. 1. I am disputing the bona-fides of: Marco Rubio - NOT an NBC. He was born in the U.S., however his parents were un-naturalized "permanent resident" Cuban citizens when he was born. Ted Cruz - NOT an NBC. He was born in Canada to a Cuban father and American mother who may...
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal Says Muslim ‚ÄėNo-Go Zones‚Äô Do Exist, Despite Fox News Apology

    11/14/2015 2:41:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 1/19/15 | Thomas Halleck
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal refused to back down on the existence of Muslim "no-go zones" following a speech in London Monday where he called them "startling." Fox News apologized for similar on-air claims following the attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, stating there was "no credible information to support" that "no-go zones," or areas where non-Muslims were not welcome, existed at all in London. In his speech before the Henry Jackson Society, a British think tank, Jindal said it was "startling to think that any country would allow, even unofficially, for a so-called no-go zone. The idea that...
  • Jindal's Juice Box Insult of Christie

    11/11/2015 5:26:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush ^ | November 11, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I didn't see the undercard. I had other things going. I just didn't watch. And I haven't seen any replays. The only thing I know about the undercard is everybody's raving about Bobby Jindal. And Bobby Jindal apparently had some sort of very clever insult of Christie. He's gonna give him a participation ribbon and a juice box. Anybody know what that juice box thing means? (interruption) Hmm. (interruption) Juice box... (interruption) No, I think there's more to it than that. I think... Well, I don't feel comfortable 'cause I'm not sure what it is here. But...
  • Ted Cruz Wins the Night

    11/11/2015 6:18:36 AM PST · by Isara · 74 replies
    National Review ^ | November 11, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    Ted Cruz had a terrific night. He had a stand-out answer on immigration and wages, and made his own fortune by getting into an argument with John Kasich on bank bailouts, enunciating the anti-bailout position forcefully and repeatedly (although I don't really believe he wouldn't bail out a major financial institution in the midst of a financial panic if he were president). He was pointed, eloquent, and, of course, very conservative. Marco Rubio was very good, as well. But I thought Rubio was slightly better than Cruz last time, and that Cruz was slightly better this time. Rubio just felt...
  • Conservative think tank slams 2016 field in scorecard ‚ÄĒ but leaves Ted Cruz practically unscathed

    11/09/2015 11:37:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Week ^ | November 9, 2015 | Jeva Lange
    The Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit conservative think tank, didn't mince words when reviewing the 2016 Republican field. Jeb Bush "kowtowed to the state's environmental lobby." Chris Christie showed "favoritism toward well-connected real estate developers." Donald Trump supports "massive tariffs that would damage the American economy." And Ted Cruz? Well, he came out practically unscathed in the 50-page scorecard, Politico reports. In fact, the senator received praise in many of the six categories the Heritage Foundation measures, including growth, opportunity, civil society, limited government, favoritism, and national security. His only major critique was that too often he adopted "sound policies advanced...
  • Cruz, Huckabee, Jindal preach conservative principles (Freedom 2015)

    11/07/2015 9:10:50 AM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 7, 2015 | Kylie Atwood
    Passionately professing that the Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage must be overturned and laying out their conservative credentials, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal pulpiteered to over 1,700 conservative Christians in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday for a two-day National Religious Liberties Conference.Before hearing from the presidential contenders, evangelical families collected name tags, perused a table filled with books like "What does the Bible Say About That: A Biblical Worldview Curriculum for Children" and connected with other like-minded conservatives. In the dimly lit hall, Kevin Sawnson, executive director of Generations, which was...
  • Jindal challenges Cruz to a debate

    11/06/2015 8:25:32 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/06/2015 | Robert Costa
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Friday challenged his 2016 rival, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), to a one-on-one debate next week in Milwaukee, a move that highlights the intensifying competition for the support of conservatives. Rather than targeting the GOP front-runners, businessman Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Jindal is seeking to contrast himself with Cruz, who presents a more direct threat in Iowa, where both men are battling within a crowded field for evangelical caucus-goers. ‚ÄúHe said he‚Äôll debate anyone, anytime, so let‚Äôs do it in Milwaukee,‚ÄĚ Jindal said in an interview with The Washington Post. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm happy...
  • Bobby Jindal: "Immigration Without Assimilation Is An Invasion"

    11/04/2015 1:19:25 PM PST · by Biggirl · 18 replies ^ | November 4, 2015 | Katie Mchugh
    Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a strong contender in Iowa who surpassed amnesty advocate Jeb Bush in support, tells Breitbart News Daily ‚Äúimmigration without assimilation is not immigration; it‚Äôs an invasion.‚ÄĚ
  • Judge orders Jindal to restore funding to Planned Parenthood

    10/30/2015 8:04:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    A federal judge has ordered Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal to restore state payments to Planned Parenthood, making Louisiana the second state blocked from defunding the group.U.S. District Judge John deGravelles ruled Thursday that Jindal couldn't cancel the state’s Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood over allegations the group is facing related to its fetal tissue donation program, according to The Associated Press.Planned Parenthood clinics in Louisiana do not perform abortions and do not accept fetal tissue donations.DeGravelles, who was appointed by President Obama last year, had previously delivered a temporary ruling in favor of Planned Parenthood. Jindal, who is running for...
  • Cruz Handily Wins NC Tea Party Constitutional Caucus Vote

    10/18/2015 12:46:02 PM PDT · by Isara · 35 replies
    Lady Liberty 1885 ^ | October 18, 2015 | A.P. Dillon
    @tedcruz is the big winner with over 50% of the NC TEA Party Constitutional Caucus vote yesterday! #TedCruz2016¬ó A.P. Dillon ‚Äď LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) October 18, 2015 Candidates who received votes in descending order via Cruz ‚Äď 391 (50.13%)Carson ‚Äď 328 (42.04%)Trump ‚Äď 31 (3.97%)Paul ‚Äď 18 (2.31%)Fiorina ‚Äď 6 (.77%)Rubio ‚Äď 4 (.51%)Jindal ‚Äď 2 (.26%) There were nine who abstained from voting. No votes for Bush, Kasich, Walker, Christie, Graham, Santorum, Pataki or Gilmore.Hey, does anyone know (or care) if Jim Gilmore even still in it? I see you out there‚Ķ Googling ‚ÄėJim Gilmore‚Äô now.No Huckabee...
  • So Long Bobby Jindal?

    10/15/2015 8:39:51 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 91 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/15/2015 | RUSSELL BERMAN
    Thursday could mark the beginning of the end for Bobby Jindalís increasingly slim presidential hopes. The Louisiana governorís campaign reported having just $260,000 to spend at the end of September after raising a little over half a million dollars and spending significantly more than that in the third quarter. Itís a paltry sum compared to his rivals, and if Jindal canít jumpstart his White House bid soon, he could be headed the way of Rick Perry and Scott Walker, who ended their campaigns when their coffers ran dry. Jindalís haulóor lack thereofówas the most ominous signal that came from the...
  • Governor Jindalís Bold Reform Plan Slashes Revenue to DC, Abolishes the Corporate Income Tax

    10/09/2015 12:56:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Give him credit. Most elected officials are content to tinker at the edges, but Governor Jindal of Louisiana actually wants to solve problems. Look what heís done, for instance, on fiscal policy. He sought to abolish his stateís personal income tax, a step that would have†dramatically boosted the states competitiveness. That effort stalled, but he actually has been successful in curtailing state spending. Heís amassed one of the best records for frugality of all governors seeking the GOP presidential nomination. And heís now joined the list of presidential candidates seeking to rewrite the internal revenue code. Since weíve already reviewed...
  • Bobby Jindal In New Ad: Calls Trumpís Tax Plan Really, Really, Really Ridiculous [VIDEO]

    [Full Title] : Bobby Jindal Channels Zoolander In New Ad: Calls Trumpís Tax Plan Really, Really, Really Ridiculous [VIDEO] ...This is not the first time the Jindal campaign has used a movie reference to make fun of Donald Trump. A couple of weeks ago, ďAnchormanĒ was used to make fun of Trump.
  • Jindal Slams ĎTrumpcareí Ė Government Dependence for All

    09/28/2015 11:26:55 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 69 replies
    Bobby Jindal for President ^ | 9-28-15 | Team Jindal
    BATON ROUGE ¬Ė On 60 Minutes Sunday, Donald Trump made one thing perfectly clear ¬Ė he supports a new federal entitlement program to give free government funded health care to every American. This is how the Donald described ¬ĎTrumpcare¬í on 60 Minutes:Scott Pelley: Universal health care.Donald Trump: I am going to take care of everybody. I don‚Äôt care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody‚Äôs going to be taken care of much better than they‚Äôre taken care of now.Scott Pelley: The uninsured person is going to be taken care of. How? How?Donald Trump: They‚Äôre going to be taken care...
  • Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul Reportedly Preparing To Exit Presidential Race

    09/27/2015 5:00:42 PM PDT · by lafroste · 99 replies
    Inquisitor ^ | 9/27/15 | Mike Bessler
    Many within the GOP establishment ó including Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul ó are finally waking up to an inconvenient truth. Namely, this election cycle is a season for outsiders. As Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina, and Ben Carson surge in the polls, certain candidates who enjoyed mass quantities of encouragement and support from the Republican old guard are falling by the wayside with increasing speed, like Texas Governor Rick Perry, who many Republicans viewed as a shoo-in for the nomination and who suspended his campaign two weeks ago. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a favorite among social...
  • Jindal questions Trump's Christian faith

    09/25/2015 7:23:34 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 152 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/25/2015 | Jonathan Swan
    Ben Carson once gently questioned Donald Trump's Christian faith, but on Friday Bobby Jindal went much further. The Louisiana governor explicitly and repeatedly ridiculed Trump's faith, effectively accusing him of faking his Christianity before an evangelical conference that had heard the GOP frontrunner speak only hours earlier. Jindal, who is lagging at 0.3 percent in the national polls for the Republican presidential nominee, came onto the stage at the Values Voter Summit in Washington holding a book. Jindal joked with the audience, saying that Trump -- who on Friday morning held up what he said was his childhood Bible before...
  • GOP insiders: Jindal and Pataki quit next; Rand Paulís on the departure list too, insiders predict.

    09/25/2015 3:32:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 25, 2015 | Katie Glueck and Kristen Hayford
    Bobby Jindal and George Pataki are the next two quitters in the Republican field. Thatís the assessment of Republicans in the POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top activists, operatives and strategists in Iowa and New Hampshire. A quarter of Iowa Republicans say itís Jindal, a frequent visitor to their state, who is on his way out. "He's become desperate," an Iowa Republican said. "He's taken to attacking Trump (we know how that worked out for Perry and Walker) and has nothing going on here in Iowa." Added another, who like all participants was granted anonymity in order...
  • GOP 2016 hopefuls split over Trump's Muslim controversy

    09/19/2015 12:39:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 18, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond and Tom LoBianco
    Greenville, South Carolina (CNN)óRepublican presidential hopefuls were split Friday amid the fallout from Donald Trump not taking issue with a man who, during a campaign event, called President Barack Obama a Muslim and said Muslims are "a problem in this country." Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz refused to criticize Trump or say whether they believe Obama is a Christian, instead slamming reporters for asking about the incident. Jindal said it wasn't a candidate's "role" to correct a questioner -- but also said he would have pointed out the U.S.'s anti-discrimination values. And Chris Christie, Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush emphatically...
  • Jindal: Trump 'a madman who must be stopped'

    09/15/2015 2:27:58 PM PDT · by maggief · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 15, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) said on Tuesday that conservatives could only win in 2016 by abandoning GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. ďSane conservatives need to stop enabling him,Ē Jindal wrote in an op-ed published by CNN. ďThey need to stop praising him, stop being afraid of him and stop treating him rationally,Ē he said. ďConservatives need to say what we are thinking: Donald Trump is a madman who must be stopped,Ē added Jindal, himself a Republican White House hopeful. Jindal argued that Trump is duping voters by seeking to present himself like former President Ronald Reagan on the campaign trail....
  • Jindal: Trump is a madman who must be stopped- (Jindals's Op-Ed)

    09/15/2015 2:42:07 PM PDT · by VinL · 133 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/15/15 | Gov. Jindal
    President Trump today announced that the first season of "The Apprentice: White House Edition" will air on CBS this fall. Contestants, including Gary Busey, Ted Cruz and Kanye West, will vie for Cabinet positions. The announcement came as the newly renamed "Hair Force One" touched down in South Dakota for the unveiling of President Trump's face on Mount Rushmore. Meanwhile, first lady Melania had reason to celebrate as her White House-branded perfume, Trump, by Trump, hit Macy's shelves ... No, this is not a story from The Onion. It's a vision of our future. The only people who would enjoy...
  • Bobby Jindal is trying really, really hard to troll Donald Trump. Itís not working.

    09/14/2015 9:26:36 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    WaPo ^ | September 14 at 1:36 PM | Elise Viebeck
    You know youíre losing when Donald Trump stops responding to you on Twitter. Thatís the situation facing Bobby Jindal, the Republican governor of Louisiana, who is currently tied for 10th place in the GOP presidential field. Jindal is on a desperate mission to troll Trump by whatever means possible. Television hits, interviews, speeches, social media ó itís all part of the playbook to boost Jindalís visibility in the early states where Trump is dominating the race. As you might expect, itís a tough climb. Jindal received only 1 percent of the vote nationwide in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll...
  • Jindal: Obama Is Responsible For Syrian Refugee Crisis

    09/10/2015 6:39:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/10/15 | Neal Earley
    With the refugee crisis overwhelming European leaders, Republican presidential hopeful and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal blamed the ongoing problem on President Obama.After branding Donald Trump as a, ďnarcissistĒ and ďan egomaniacĒ in prepared remarks, Thursday at the National Press Club, Jindal pivoted his attacks to the President when the topic turned to that of foreign policy.During the question and answer section of the event, the Louisiana governor said he would not support the Untied States taking in more refugees who are fleeing war-torn Syria, Afghanistan and Libya.ďThe reason I say that we shouldnít be taking in more people todayÖ because...

    09/12/2015 11:12:13 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 123 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 12, 2015 | Ross Kaminsky
    FINALLY, A REPUBLICAN STANDS UP AGAINST TRUMP By Ross Kaminsky on 9.11.15 Bobby Jindal is a smart -- even brilliant -- and accomplished man who will almost certainly not be our next president. So he doesn't have much to lose by speaking from the heart. Speaking at the National Press Club on Friday, Jindal launched the first full-fledged Republican assault on the political tumor that is Donald Trump. The video is a must-watch just to hear someone, anyone, give a lengthy description of the true nature of the current Republican front-runner. Jindal followed the speech with a fund-raising e-mail which...
  • After Bobby Jindal Went After Him, Donald Trump Fired Back With Two-Tweet Response

    09/10/2015 7:56:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 187 replies
    Blaze ^ | Sept 10, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    In a two-tweet response, the real estate billionaire said he only responds ďto people that register more than 1% in the polls.Ē Trump added that since Jindal failed to make the main debate stage during the Fox News face-off, the two ďhave never met. Jindal also disputed Trumpís claim that the two had never met. ďWe have met,Ē Jindal tweeted. ďYou wrote a check.Ē ďA fool & his money are soon parted. A fool & his dadís money are parted sooner,Ē Jindal added.
  • How is Jindal faring in presidential polling?

    09/10/2015 3:07:52 PM PDT · by RC one · 53 replies
    the advertiser/USAToday ^ | 9/9/15 | Paul Singer
  • Trump on Jindal: ĎI Only Respond to People That Register More than 1 Percent in the Pollsí

    09/10/2015 1:17:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 105 replies
    National Review ^ | September 10, 2015 | Alexis Levinson
    Hereís Donald Trumpís response to Bobby Jindal calling him a ďnarcissist,Ē an ďegomaniac,Ē and ďa carnival act,Ē among other things, in a speech this morning. He did not make the debate stage and therefore I have never met him. I only respond to people that register more than 1% in the polls. I never thought he had a chance and Iíve been proven right.
  • Bobby Jindal Calls Trump An Unstable Narcissist

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