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La. Gov. Jindal urges GOP to stand up to Obama

March 25th, 2009 . by TexasFred
La. Gov. Jindal urges GOP to stand up to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal again found himself carrying the Republican mantle opposite a primetime appearance from President Barack Obama on Tuesday, saying Republicans must be ready to defy the president when they disagree with his policies. He also joked about his widely panned response to Obama’s address to Congress last month.

“We are now in the position of being the loyal opposition,” Jindal said at a Republican congressional fundraising dinner that only by coincidence fell on the same night as Obama’s news conference. “The right question to ask is not if we want the president to fail or succeed, but whether we want America to succeed.”

Saying “the time for talking about the past is over,” Jindal said Republicans have begun to find their voice after back-to-back elections losses - motivated by what he called historic Democratic spending excess.

Jindal is widely considered a potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate, but his televised response to Obama’s speech at the Capitol last month was widely panned. Some compared his delivery to the late children’s television host Mister Rogers and said the address could hurt Jindal’s national potential.

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La. Gov. Jindal urges GOP to stand up to Obama

I have a lot of respect for Gov. Jindal, I think he may well be the best thing that has happened to Louisiana in a very long time. That said, Gov. Jindal needs to realize, it’s not just the Republicans that need to defy Obama, it’s ALL of us, Dems, Repubs and Conservatives one and all.

This is where the real hangup lies, the Republicans don’t care about the Conservatives. Until such time that the RNC moves back to the RIGHT side of the aisle, there is not a whole lot of sense in talking about unification. Conservatives are NOT going to unify with the RNC as long as the RNC is a hell of a lot closer to the Dems and liberalism than they are to real, solid Conservative values!

There are many Conservatives that have lost ALL faith in the Republican party, I am one of them, many of my readers fall into that group as well. The RNC did to us exactly what the DNC did to Conservative Dems many years ago when the Democratic party took a hard left and embraced liberalism as if it were the Holy Grail!

The RNC lost both houses under Bush and then lost the presidency. The RNC really needs to do some serious soul searching and face the fact that THEY are the ones that wandered to the left, Conservatives are exactly where we have always been, here on the RIGHT, standing up for conservative government, smaller government, transparent government, standing up for the American family and the traditions of that family unit and the fact that it’s really a BABY, not a decision!

When the RNC comes 180° on their stance, the one that many of us honestly do feel is much closer aligned with the Dems than it ever was to anything even remotely Republican, when the RNC becomes that kind of reliable, with those kind of values, then, maybe, we can ALL stand together and retake this nation from the evils that have befallen her.

Oh, and one other thing, the RNC needs to remember this, without the Conservatives of this nation, a Republican can’t get elected to the position of dog catcher. At this point in time all the RNC has shown many of us is just another version of the Democratic party. We are offered EVIL and LESS EVIL, but not less evil by much. As I said during the last election, I refuse to ever vote for the lesser of the evils again, and that reminds me of one of my favorite lines regarding the lesser of the evils.

What’s worse?? To burn to death or drown? You’re dead either way. If this nation doesn’t get back on the level, and very soon, we are dead

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6 Responses to “La. Gov. Jindal urges GOP to stand up to Obama”

  1. comment number 1 by: Texas Cowgirl

    Well said, Fred.

    I’ve nothing to add. You summed it up quite succinctly.

  2. comment number 2 by: Kate

    (in best whining voice) But….but….what about the biiiiiiiiig tent?

    Pfft! It’s well proven that conservatism works, yet the RNC is more worried about colors than principles.

    You said: There are many Conservatives that have lost ALL faith in the Republican party, I am one of them, many of my readers fall into that group as well. Damn skippy!

  3. comment number 3 by: brwnavy

    Ditto’s Fred.
    My dad used to say much the same thing, “Democrats and Republicans will lead us all down the same path to socialism. The only difference is one will get us there sooner than the other.”
    He didn’t like FDR due mainly to the suffering he and his family went through during the Great Depression prolonged largely by FDR’s failed “stimulus”. My dad likened FDR to Marx equating his policies to those of socialism. That was back in the 1950’s!

  4. comment number 4 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    Jindal’s making inroads, but I STILL do NOT see a UNIFYING REPUBLICAN who is WILLING to STATE THE OBVIOUS:

    The GOP have stepped away from Conservatives in hopes of “attracting” more people. Well — why don’t you just BECOME Demorats instead - ? Then the emotionally-challenged idiots will LOVE the GOP and, after all, isn’t it all about e-MO-tions rather than facts and reality?


  5. comment number 5 by: BobF

    They say Jindal came across a Mr. Rogers? I thought he came off as no BS. You knew exactly where he stood and what he believed. He didn’t pander to any one group but instead espoused the ideals that made this country great.

  6. comment number 6 by: Carl

    The headline should read:

    “Jindal To GOP — Grow A Pair!”