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Bobby Jindal Has A Point …

This website has run hot and cold with likely 2016 Republican presidential contender Bobby Jindal. However he said something during a recent interview with The Washington Times that we believe to be instructive. “We’ve got to present thoughtful policy solutions to the American people — not just bumper stickers, not…

This website has run hot and cold with likely 2016 Republican presidential contender Bobby Jindal. However he said something during a recent interview with The Washington Times that we believe to be instructive.

“We’ve got to present thoughtful policy solutions to the American people — not just bumper stickers, not just 30-second solutions,” Jindal told the paper last week. “We have to have the confidence and the courage in our convictions and show them that our ideas will benefit them.”

Ding-ding-ding-ding-ding-ding-ding-ding!

This is precisely what we’ve been screaming for years … yet “Republicans” have opted for the bumper sticker, 30-second route instead. Not to mention a crop of candidates and office holders who accompanied their rhetoric with equivocation at best and – at worst – wholesale hypocrisy.

Jindal is absolutely correct. If “Republicans” hope to have an electoral future, they must (quickly) remove their headquarters from their hindquarters and present specific proposals aimed at eliminating unnecessary government, reducing its regulatory influence, ending crony capitalism, phasing out entitlement spending and charting a new, non-interventionist foreign policy.

Does the GOP have that sort of substance left in it? Based on what we’ve seen, we doubt it …

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29 comments

Sarge May 14, 2013 at 10:45 am

Tell Bobby once he cleans up the corruption in his own state, then he can worry about the rest of the nation. In Bobby’s defense, South Carolina in all likelihood has surpassed Louisiana in the corruption polls, but they are still in the top five.

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Sarge May 14, 2013 at 10:45 am

Tell Bobby once he cleans up the corruption in his own state, then he can worry about the rest of the nation. In Bobby’s defense, South Carolina in all likelihood has surpassed Louisiana in the corruption polls, but they are still in the top five.

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? May 14, 2013 at 10:49 am

“We’ve got to present thoughtful policy solutions to the American people”

His first statement shows the failings/contradictions in the GOP.

Their core platform tenant is “less gov’t”.

That’s the solution. It’s not even 30 seconds worth of phraseology.

The way he started off basically says “We have to show we are better central planners than Dems”.

Yea, good luck with that bro.

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? May 14, 2013 at 10:49 am

“We’ve got to present thoughtful policy solutions to the American people”

His first statement shows the failings/contradictions in the GOP.

Their core platform tenant is “less gov’t”.

That’s the solution. It’s not even 30 seconds worth of phraseology.

The way he started off basically says “We have to show we are better central planners than Dems”.

Yea, good luck with that bro.

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GrandTango May 14, 2013 at 10:53 am

The little ol’ GOP House: Has:
Stopped Gun Control non-sense and liberal Immigration stupidity is next.
The Sequester has gone bad, and Damaged Obama. (Thank you, GOP House)…
The House is also moving on integrity toward finding out how our ambassador and 3 more
Americans were allowed to be Murdered by a negligent Obama Administration.
We’ve had IRS targeting of Americans exposed and Federal Wire Taps by the Obama Administration.
An Abortion Doctor, who Obama is agrees with, has been Convicted of Baby-killing.
And Voter Fraud (that FITS said was a farce) has been exposed in Ohio.
All GOOD developments, and the House gets a lot of Credit for it…Keep it up…Obama is taking Hits Daily..and the country is benefiting from it…

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Stop Me If You've... May 14, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Hey, big felloe…Hear the one about the two girls drinking beer on the beach?

They got sand in their schlitz.

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Smirks May 14, 2013 at 11:41 am

Sorry, printing bumper stickers is far easier than proposing actual policy. Bumper stickers tend to be more popular with the standard voter anyways, apparently.

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colascguy May 14, 2013 at 4:22 pm

not to mention you can slap a new one on top when you dont like the old one

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Smirks May 14, 2013 at 11:41 am

Sorry, printing bumper stickers is far easier than proposing actual policy. Bumper stickers tend to be more popular with the standard voter anyways, apparently.

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colascguy May 14, 2013 at 4:22 pm

not to mention you can slap a new one on top when you dont like the old one

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Striped Ass May 14, 2013 at 11:42 am

The GOP might want to get idiots like Palin, Akin, and Bachmann to keep their mouths shut for ten minutes.

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Hot Air Balloon May 14, 2013 at 11:42 am

The GOP might want to get idiots like Palin, Akin, and Bachmann to keep their mouths shut for ten minutes.

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This just in . . . May 14, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Kim Jong-un Defends Right to Obtain Journalists’ Phone Records

PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report) — As controversy swirled around the Department of Justice’s move to obtain journalists’ phone records, the White House picked up a vote of support today from an unexpected source, Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un of North Korea.

“I honestly don’t see what the fuss is all about,” Mr. Kim said in an official statement today. “Of course it’s the government’s right to know what people are doing at all times — and journalists would be right at the top of the list.”

Mr. Kim also offered a vigorous defense of the I.R.S. policy of auditing the tax returns of organizations that oppose the government: “Again, this is something I wouldn’t lose a wink of sleep over, and I know Dad felt the same way.”

In what was an otherwise laudatory statement about the activities of the U.S. government, Mr. Kim offered one small critique: “They could save themselves the work of conducting audits and obtaining phone records if they would just get rid of journalists and anti-government groups in the first place. But, you know, baby steps.”

All in all, news of the I.R.S. audits and phone-records scandals have given the mercurial dictator hope that North Korea and the United States might have warmer relations in the future: “We have a lot more in common than I thought.”

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This just in . . . May 14, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Kim Jong-un Defends Right to Obtain Journalists’ Phone Records

PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report) — As controversy swirled around the Department of Justice’s move to obtain journalists’ phone records, the White House picked up a vote of support today from an unexpected source, Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un of North Korea.

“I honestly don’t see what the fuss is all about,” Mr. Kim said in an official statement today. “Of course it’s the government’s right to know what people are doing at all times — and journalists would be right at the top of the list.”

Mr. Kim also offered a vigorous defense of the I.R.S. policy of auditing the tax returns of organizations that oppose the government: “Again, this is something I wouldn’t lose a wink of sleep over, and I know Dad felt the same way.”

In what was an otherwise laudatory statement about the activities of the U.S. government, Mr. Kim offered one small critique: “They could save themselves the work of conducting audits and obtaining phone records if they would just get rid of journalists and anti-government groups in the first place. But, you know, baby steps.”

All in all, news of the I.R.S. audits and phone-records scandals have given the mercurial dictator hope that North Korea and the United States might have warmer relations in the future: “We have a lot more in common than I thought.”

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Crooner May 14, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Are you kidding? Sound bites DRIVE the Republican party. And unlike governing, they’re REALLY GOOD at sound bites. If they got away from that, they’d be just like Democrats, only meaner.

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GrandTango May 14, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Yeah: democrats govern w/ Wire Taps, Enemies Lists and Ignoring pleading Ambassadors…
Corruption = Liberal…Nice…

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Trango Towers May 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm

God you are annoying.

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GrandTango May 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm

No Duh…Liberals HATE the TRUTH…and if it were not for me, I doubt your Stupid @$$ would ever see it…

DEAL WITH IT!!!

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Trango Towers May 14, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Yes, it truly is you who is in the know and all the rest of us that are lost. How could I not see your truth?

Fucking Tard!

Crooner May 14, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Are you kidding? Sound bites DRIVE the Republican party. And unlike governing, they’re REALLY GOOD at sound bites. If they got away from that, they’d be just like Democrats, only meaner.

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Steve May 14, 2013 at 1:44 pm

You mean “Gods, Gays, and Guns” aren’t going to work in the future?? Who would have thunk it.

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Steve May 14, 2013 at 1:44 pm

You mean “Gods, Gays, and Guns” aren’t going to work in the future?? Who would have thunk it.

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Rockin Robin May 14, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Is that Jindal or Jeff Goldblum?

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Rockin Robin May 14, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Is that Jindal or Jeff Goldblum?

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2big2fall May 14, 2013 at 3:24 pm

With a cluck, cluck here…and a cluck, cluck there…

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2big2fall May 14, 2013 at 3:24 pm

With a cluck, cluck here…and a cluck, cluck there…

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