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Bobby Jindal Tanks

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal has been working hard to position himself as a viable 2016 presidential candidate in recent months. Looks like he should have been minding the home front instead … Jindal’s approval ratings are in the toilet, according to polling data published this week by The (New Orleans)…

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal has been working hard to position himself as a viable 2016 presidential candidate in recent months.

Looks like he should have been minding the home front instead …

Jindal’s approval ratings are in the toilet, according to polling data published this week by The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune.

Specifically, Jindal’s approval rating “dropped from 51 percent in October to just under 38 percent in March due to voter dissatisfaction with state fiscal and education policies.”

“When asked what letter grade they would give Jindal, nearly half gave the governor a D or F, with 29 percent giving him an A or B,” the paper added.

Ouch …

Jindal is currently pushing a big income tax-sales tax swap – the sort of tax shift that’s become en vogue for “Republicans” across the country who are still enslaved to the doctrine of revenue neutrality (i.e. the belief one has to raise taxes to cut them). Louisiana voters don’t like his plan, though, according to the poll – with 63 percent opposing it.

Jindal first ran for governor of Louisiana in 2003, winning a plurality of the vote in the state’s open (or “jungle”) primary but later losing a runoff election to Democrat Kathleen Blanco. After winning a pair of congressional elections in 2004 and 2006, Jindal won Louisiana’s 2007 gubernatorial election on the first ballot with 54 percent of the vote.

Jindal has been touted as a potential presidential or vice presidential candidate in each of the last two national elections – making former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s “short list” in 2012.

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40 comments

BigT April 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm

What I LMAO w/ FITS and the libs…you mandate for a minority (or quota) Republican because you claim it will make you more open-minded to the GOP…
Then you BASH the H#!! out of the minority you SWEAR your advocacy for. You walk around talking about how your openness to minorities makes you so much better than Conservatives..
To the observers: When you let the LEFT dictate all that you do (FITS wants us to go more moderate) they will just take the concessions they get and beat the H#!! out of us with it…
We put Haley, a female, non-Christian (what the left claims it loves) in..and the LEFT just bashes H#!! out of her…and they never get called racists…and they say the GOP waged a War on Women….
Lesson: Learn to slap the P!$$ out of FITS and the Leftwing idiots…and quit asking for their opinion..
FITS and libs hate Conservatives, and they wants you to crash and burn…

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dwb619 April 4, 2013 at 10:20 am

Big on slapping are you?
How b’bout the Dude that told EXACTLY where to meet up with him for a slapping?

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BigT April 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm

What I LMAO w/ FITS and the libs…you mandate for a minority (or quota) Republican because you claim it will make you more open-minded to the GOP…
Then you BASH the H#!! out of the minority you SWEAR your advocacy for. You walk around talking about how your openness to minorities makes you so much better than Conservatives..
To the observers: When you let the LEFT dictate all that you do (FITS wants us to go more moderate) they will just take the concessions they get and beat the H#!! out of us with it…
We put Haley, a female, non-Christian (what the left claims it loves) in..and the LEFT just bashes H#!! out of her…and they never get called racists…and they say the GOP waged a War on Women….
Lesson: Learn to slap the P!$$ out of FITS and the Leftwing idiots…and quit asking for their opinion..
FITS and libs hate Conservatives, and they wants you to crash and burn…

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dwb619 April 4, 2013 at 10:20 am

Big on slapping are you?
How b’bout the Dude that told EXACTLY where to meet up with him for a slapping?

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All will be well April 3, 2013 at 2:21 pm

He gave a great speech at the Gridiron Dinner recently.

These failings seem too mundane and policy related. Maybe he needs a mistress, an AWOL, and some covert use of taxpayer funds, oh, and then an Apology Tour to get back on track.

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All will be well April 3, 2013 at 2:21 pm

He gave a great speech at the Gridiron Dinner recently.

These failings seem too mundane and policy related. Maybe he needs a mistress, an AWOL, and some covert use of taxpayer funds, oh, and then an Apology Tour to get back on track.

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Smirks April 3, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Didn’t FITS advocate lowering the income tax by effectively raising the state sales tax?

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BigT April 3, 2013 at 4:24 pm

FITS hates anybody w/ an “R” by his/her name, except if it’s a moderate who will damage the GOP.
And: If a tax is FAIR, like a sales tax, that actually brings Americans together against a corrupt government, FITS will not like that. His pattern is to claim to be fiscally Conservative, yet he advocates for wasteful, ignorant democrats on a regular basis. He is a LIAR, like his mentor…and Opportunists and Liars (like FITS and Sanford) are the biggest problem we face…especially w/ so many stupid, media-led voters…

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dwb619 April 4, 2013 at 10:21 am

Ya gonna slap FITS too?

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Smirks April 3, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Didn’t FITS advocate lowering the income tax by effectively raising the state sales tax?

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BigT April 3, 2013 at 4:24 pm

FITS hates anybody w/ an “R” by his/her name, except if it’s a moderate who will damage the GOP.
And: If a tax is FAIR, like a sales tax, that actually brings Americans together against a corrupt government, FITS will not like that. His pattern is to claim to be fiscally Conservative, yet he advocates for wasteful, ignorant democrats on a regular basis. He is a LIAR, like his mentor…and Opportunists and Liars (like FITS and Sanford) are the biggest problem we face…especially w/ so many stupid, media-led voters…

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dwb619 April 4, 2013 at 10:21 am

Ya gonna slap FITS too?

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snickering April 3, 2013 at 3:29 pm

The Ken The Page Killed Him, He Could have salvaged himself if he had just slid down the bannister.

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snickering April 3, 2013 at 3:29 pm

The Ken The Page Killed Him, He Could have salvaged himself if he had just slid down the bannister.

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BigT April 3, 2013 at 3:30 pm

FITS endorsed Nikki Haley in praise of diversity. I’m sure it made him and the RNC feel all tingly inside to “reach out” to a minority and woman.
Idiots play quota politics, when it’s our love for RIGHYt that unifies us, not gender or race. We’re all South Carolinans and Americans, desopite Leftwing america-Haters, like Obama and the self-loathing, wanna-be liberal sophisticates, like FITS…

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lowcorider April 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Nim ran as a Methodist white woman and you bought the scam.

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nitrat April 4, 2013 at 10:01 am

He probably thought she was an American (Native) Indian. He wouldn’t have been the only one.

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dwb619 April 4, 2013 at 10:18 am

TOUCHE!

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BigT April 3, 2013 at 3:30 pm

FITS endorsed Nikki Haley in praise of diversity. I’m sure it made him and the RNC feel all tingly inside to “reach out” to a minority and woman.
Idiots play quota politics, when it’s our love for RIGHYt that unifies us, not gender or race. We’re all South Carolinans and Americans, desopite Leftwing america-Haters, like Obama and the self-loathing, wanna-be liberal sophisticates, like FITS…

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Lowcorider April 3, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Nim ran as a Methodist white woman and you bought the scam.

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nitrat April 4, 2013 at 10:01 am

He probably thought she was an American (Native) Indian. He wouldn’t have been the only one.

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dwb619 April 4, 2013 at 10:18 am

TOUCHE!

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mph April 3, 2013 at 5:49 pm

In his defense, he’s not heading to prison, no small accomplishment in that state.

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mph April 3, 2013 at 5:49 pm

In his defense, he’s not heading to prison, no small accomplishment in that state.

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I Like Ike April 3, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Meanwhile, at GOP HQ: Futher collapse of the party is showing like a snowball down Everest. God doesn’t even where they’ll end by 2016…stay tuned if anyone still gives a shit…

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I Like Ike April 3, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Meanwhile, at GOP HQ: Futher collapse of the party is showing like a snowball down Everest. God doesn’t even where they’ll end by 2016…stay tuned if anyone still gives a shit…

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9" April 3, 2013 at 6:25 pm

if all else fails,he could make a fortune being a lip-model..;they’re perfect!,but leave the cross between alfred e. newman and howdy doody-face out of it…

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lowcorider April 4, 2013 at 10:59 am

The Newman resemblance is eerie.

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9" April 3, 2013 at 6:25 pm

if all else fails,he could make a fortune being a lip-model..;they’re perfect!,but leave the cross between alfred e. newman and howdy doody-face out of it…

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Lowcorider April 4, 2013 at 10:59 am

The Newman resemblance is eerie.

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lowcorider April 3, 2013 at 8:56 pm

His finest hour came in that tower with the bugle.

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Lowcorider April 3, 2013 at 8:56 pm

His finest hour came in that tower with the bugle.

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keith hardwick April 4, 2013 at 12:45 am

He is destroying Louisiana.

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keith hardwick April 4, 2013 at 12:45 am

He is destroying Louisiana.

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shifty henry April 4, 2013 at 8:25 am

Overheard at the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge—
“Nikki, this is Bobby. Please call me and let me know where I can get a sex-change operation. – quick. I’m in big trouble here. Thanks.”

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shifty henry April 4, 2013 at 8:25 am

Overheard at the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge—
“Nikki, this is Bobby. Please call me and let me know where I can get a sex-change operation. – quick. I’m in big trouble here. Thanks.”

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Tyrone Butternuts April 4, 2013 at 11:02 am

Jindal is another dark-skinned person who sees the way to success is through the all-white Republican Party–like Nikki Haley. There must be some degree of self-loathing going on.

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Tyrone Butternuts April 4, 2013 at 11:02 am

Jindal is another dark-skinned person who sees the way to success is through the all-white Republican Party–like Nikki Haley. There must be some degree of self-loathing going on.

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This just in . . . April 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Kim Jong-un Moves Transformers Collection to Border

PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report) — In a move that has further ratcheted up tensions on the Korean peninsula, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un today moved his entire collection of Transformers action figures to the border with South Korea.

According to sources familiar with the size and scope of the collection, which is believed to be the largest in Asia, the mercurial Kim began assembling it when he was either eight or nine.

In Washington, an intelligence source reported that satellite photos have confirmed thousands of Transformers massing on the southern border: “We are seeing no Autobots. Just tons and tons of Decepticons.”

Kim himself confirmed the Transformers mobilization today on state television, announcing, “I am Megatron,” followed by an unintelligible roar.

The latest development in North Korea follows published reports that Kim Jong-un may be trying to obtain a light sabre.

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This just in . . . April 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Kim Jong-un Moves Transformers Collection to Border

PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report) — In a move that has further ratcheted up tensions on the Korean peninsula, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un today moved his entire collection of Transformers action figures to the border with South Korea.

According to sources familiar with the size and scope of the collection, which is believed to be the largest in Asia, the mercurial Kim began assembling it when he was either eight or nine.

In Washington, an intelligence source reported that satellite photos have confirmed thousands of Transformers massing on the southern border: “We are seeing no Autobots. Just tons and tons of Decepticons.”

Kim himself confirmed the Transformers mobilization today on state television, announcing, “I am Megatron,” followed by an unintelligible roar.

The latest development in North Korea follows published reports that Kim Jong-un may be trying to obtain a light sabre.

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