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Jindal: GOP must return to fiscal discipline

February 25th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Jindal: GOP must return to fiscal discipline

WASHINGTON — Republicans responded to President Obama’s first address to Congress on Tuesday by vowing to work with the White House while also holding fast to principles of limited government and fiscal discipline.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who delivered the Republican response to Obama’s speech from the governor’s mansion in Baton Rouge, called on his party to return to core values and object to massive government spending intended to boost the economy.

“Democratic leaders say their legislation will grow the economy. What it will do is grow the government, increase our taxes down the line and saddle future generations with debt,” Jindal said, according to excerpts released by his office before the speech. “It’s irresponsible.”

Jindal, 37, was elected in 2007 and is one of a crop of Republicans whose star power has risen since the 2008 election. He recently gained attention for refusing millions of dollars in unemployment assistance bound for his state in Obama’s $787 billion stimulus plan.

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I heard quite a bit of criticism regarding the Jindal response. The substance OF the response was great. Admittedly the delivery was not the best I have ever seen from Bobby Jindal. But you have to remember this, he was not speaking to Republicans and Conservatives only, he was speaking to the nation, the Dems, the hard core libbers, the pro-abortion nuts, the anti-guns cabal, all the assorted moonbats. He had to keep it relatively sedate, otherwise, he would have gone so far over their heads it would have been ridiculous.

Lets face it, tonight was NOT Jindal’s best effort at speech making, far from it, but he was head and shoulders above George Bush on GWB’s best day!

Jindal says that the GOP must return to fiscal discipline and I fully agree with that statement. The GOP has to return to REAL Conservatism, that is what made the Republican party so great for so long. The GOP must oust ALL of the RINOs from their ranks, otherwise it’s just more of the same old thing.

What the GOP can’t do is present candidates that divide their party even farther than it already is. They can’t force a candidate like John McCain on this nation and tell us that HE is the best they have to offer. If that’s true, then the GOP is beyond repair. John McCain was one of the worst choices the GOP could have made. The choice of McCain is as much responsible for the Obama victory as anything or anyone out there.

McCain was viewed by Conservatives as an angry old man that was a lot closer to the Dems than he ever was to the GOP. McCain was viewed by many in the GOP as just another version of George Bush. Those 2 factors alone were more than enough reason for some to vote Obama and for some to vote for a 3rd party candidate.

Those are the reasons Barack Obama is president. It’s not because Obama is rich and powerful, he’s not anything special as things in general go, he was different and unique and he wasn’t Bush or McCain. That is what lost this last election and the GOP is by God responsible for that loss, 100% responsible!

Bobby Jindal says he doesn’t want to run for POTUS in 2012, but he should. Jindal says Louisiana needs him, and that is the truth if ever the truth was spoken. Louisiana has long had the reputation of being ultimately corrupt and Jindal is working as hard as anyone ever worked to rectify that situation and dispel the stench that hangs over Louisiana politics.

The USA needs Jindal too, and many more just like him. Young men and women, energetic, Conservative and not corrupted by the temptations of *old school politics*. America needs men like Bobby Jindal and we need them now more than ever before. If we survive the next 4 years under Obama, these words will ring even more true in the ears of all America!

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8 Responses to “Jindal: GOP must return to fiscal discipline”

  1. comment number 1 by: Katie

    The nation must return to it. If Stinky keeps this level of spending up, not only will he not be able to balance the budget, but the dollar will be worthless.

    We are heading towards ruin and nobody will stop the train we are on.

  2. comment number 2 by: StormWarning

    At least he’ll have some executive office experience before he runs. So far, I’ve been impressed with Jindal. I think he has to avoid being sucked into a lot of unnecessary press coverage, keep his head down, and accomplish stuff in La. But he’d be a vast improvement. I think that by the time 2012 rolls around the stark contrast between the incumbent (and his failure to deliver as well as the results of his failed policies) will so great, that the right “R” candidate will have a good shot at beating the incumbent.

  3. comment number 3 by: BobF

    Check out what some jerk from MSNBC says as Jindal is walking up to the podium. You can hear him say “Oh God” and others laughing.

    http://antzinpantz.com/kns/?p=6146#comments

    Some clown was whining last night how 25,000 people in Louisiana won’t get extended unemployment benefits because Jindal reluctance to accept the money from the Feds. Maybe them unemployed people should head to the New Orleans area as they’re still needing people to rebuild the area. Unless, they are New Orleans residents who are waiting for others to do the work?

  4. comment number 4 by: GUYK

    Unless the GOP can stick together and stop the Emperor’s rape of the taxpayers dollars the GOP is finished. I do not trust the party to do what is right…but I do trust them to do what they think will get them re-elected and that is vote for pork and attach ear marks to bills.

    I will not support the party as long as they include people in their forums such as the two RINOs from Maine and the not so honorable senator from Pa who voted for the biggest pork bill in the history of the country.

    Political parties are about banding together for power…the GOP has split and powerless and with the RINOs in the party it will remain powerless

  5. comment number 5 by: Eric

    he was not speaking to Republicans and Conservatives only, he was speaking to the nation, the Dems, the hard core libbers, the pro-abortion nuts, the anti-guns cabal, all the assorted moonbats

    I agree with that, it was pretty obvious, to me at least, with the way he started the GOP response. Much too kind imo for the Obamanation but that’s what he was doing. He’ll work on his delivery.

    I like him, he has a very strong conservative voting record. I’ve decided he’d be the candidate I’d support if he runs for president.

    Eric ( Formerly known as Gunz )

    Semper Fi.

  6. comment number 6 by: TexasFred

    comment number 3 by: BobF
    Today at 9:02 AM (5 hours ago) e

    Check out what some jerk from MSNBC says as Jindal is walking up to the podium. You can hear him say “Oh God� and others laughing.

    Chris Matthews is a douchebag!

    Newsmax.com – MSNBC’s Matthews Says ‘Oh God’ Before Jindal Speech

  7. comment number 7 by: BobF

    They must have caught Matthews praying before Obama. After all, he was the one who said hearing Obama gives him a “thrill going up his leg”. It was either that or Matthews shot his load after hearing Obama speak.

  8. comment number 8 by: Shooterman

    As one that became a PUB in ’64 by voting for Barry G, and mostly voting the same until Perot in ’92, one thing has become evident. While the DIMS have moved left almost so far they are knee deep in the Pacific Ocean, it seems the PUBS are hell bent to catch up with them. Considering that the Republican Party, in spite of a few years over their history of basically being mostly sound constitutionalists, we must remember, were conceived in statism and corporate welfare and baptized in war. There is nothing sacred about the GOP. They will, in my opinion, continue their basic shift to the left, all the time playing the conservatives for fools. At my age, the groundswell of a new conservative party, emerging to replace the old GOP, is light years away from fruition. It was one thing as a young man to begin to help, by voting Republican, the State of Texas to develop a strong two party state but that is no longer an option for me.