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Bobby Jindal Shares Ideas On Fixing the GOP

January 13, 2009
Gov. Bobby Jindal    .... New Leaders .... New Ideas.

Gov. Bobby Jindal .... New Leaders .... New Ideas.

AP – Trust, But Verify

1/13/2009

In an interview last Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 at the governor’s mansion, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal commented on what fixing the GOP entails:

Fiscal Conservatism

“The party must consistently do what it says,” Jindal admonished. “You can’t be the party of fiscal discipline and tolerate the kind of spending that our party has accepted in the last several years, especially in Washington. … If the Democrats had proposed many of the spending initiatives and projects that Republicans ended up approving, we would have been the first to criticize them.”

 

Corruption

“We’ve got to consistently oppose corruption in our own party,” said Jindal. “It’s not enough to make excuses that ‘the other side does it.'”

 

Big, New Ideas … But the Right Ones.

“We have to apply our ideas to the problems Americans care about. I oppose greater government intrusion into our lives, but on health care, for example, for too long the Republican answer to this problem has been dumb.”

Calling for the GOP to again be the party of “ideas and solutions,” Gov. Jindal said, “Too often the rhetoric from the party has been ‘vote for Republicans because the other side is worse’. That doesn’t motivate or excite voters. You have to have a positive, proactive agenda for America.”

 

Louisiana ….  Setting an Example:

Fiscal Conservatism at work:

Louisiana is constitutionally required to balance its budget. Jindal claims to be saving $341 million in the state’s fiscal ’09 budget. “We will continue to pursue policies to move Louisiana forward while we tighten our belts in government and ensure we are living within our means,” said Jindal, which, he criticizes, is something Washington is not doing.

Accountability at work:

“We are one of eight states that put all of its spending online. We’re the only state that links it to performance outcomes. So you can go online and see where your tax dollars are going and you can link it to accountability.”

 

What Must the GOP Change Most?

“The Republican Party needs to do two things: One, we need to stop worrying about the Republican Party and start worrying about our country. Second, we need to stop worrying about the messenger and start worrying about substance. We will deserve to be a majority party again when we show the American people we are competent, we truly believe the principles we espouse and we’ve got relevant solutions to the things they care about, whether it’s the economy, health care, international terrorism.”

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Stevens Fail

November 19, 2008

Ted Stevens has lost his senate seat in Alaska. The Democrats are two seats away from allowing a full invasion of Naboo and building the Death Star (Coleman recount and Chambliss runoff). Obi Wan is dead and is working with the Empire as a ghost. The Old Republic is gathering its forces but all we have are a bunch of ewoks and a sexy Wookie librarian out in the woods. There is word that there is a young jedi out in the wasteland of Louisiana but he is still training. He can’t lose his hand to the dark lord (not racist). The resistance will persist.

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Joe the [Future Congressman (R-OH)] endorses Jindal

November 19, 2008

The true voice of the Republican party in the 2008 election has come out and anointed Jindal as our One: 

Q: The Republican Party was dealt another devastating blow [on Nov. 4]. In your opinion, what do you feel the party needs to do in order to successfully regain control of the government? Also, what should disappointed conservatives like yourself do following the election?

A: The party should remember that they are conservative Republicans — that has been forgotten. They no longer hold to their ideals. They blow with the wind on just about every public opinion poll. So they are not right-wing; they are trying to show that they’re middle or even left-of-middle sometimes. You have to remember two years ago, the Democrats loved John McCain. That is not what this is about. If you’re a party, you have to stick to your ideals. The frontrunners in the Republican Party have definitely seem to forgotten that. Governor [Bobby] Jindal of Louisiana seems to have the right idea. We have got to get back to the grassroots of the Republican Party and not apologize for being conservative

I will never crap on Gov. Palin because she can run circles around any one on energy issues. Unfortunately, this became an election regarding the economy. While Obama didn’t know his behind from his head about the economy, he did not make a fool of himself the way that McCain did. Obama sat in his wading pool of blissful ignorance and smiled his unintelligent smile giving people hope and change while the economy floundered. He still doesn’t know jack about how to fix it and never had a proving ground to show that he had the ability. Right now, B-JInd has the perfect venue to prove that he can turn around an economy. Louisiana was bad before Katrina and only became marginally worse after. Jindal should be able to turn the state around unless the one screws up the federal government to a point beyond no return. Let’s see what Jindal can do.

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Governor Bobby Jindal on the Future of the GOP

November 12, 2008
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Jindal on the March … We Hope.

November 10, 2008

Good to see Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal getting an early start:

JINDAL will be in Iowa on Nov. 22 at:

1. Cedar Rapids and will speak at the Rapid Recover Breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Cedar Rapids Marriott, 1200 Collins Road NE. Space is limited to 200 people. The event is hosted by Berthel Fisher & Co. Reservations may be made by calling Shelli Brady at (319) 477-5700 or sbrady@berthel.com Jindal is expected to tour flood-damaged areas following the breakfast.

 

2. Des Moines: Jindal will be the guest speaker at the Iowa Family Policy Center Action’s celebrating the Family Banquet. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel Grand Ballroom, 1800 50th St. in West Des Moines. Tickets are $50 each. Call 515-263-3495 or e-mail: development@ifpc.org

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That Job That Palin Took – Jindal Didn’t Want Any Part of It

November 10, 2008

The future POTUS didn’t want to be vetted accoring to the WaPo:

Jindal was approached by McCain forces to gauge his interest in the vice presidency and told them he was not interested in being vetted due to his desire to continue on with his current job, to which he was elected just one year ago.

While the official reason that Jindal took his name out of contention was his lack of a desire to leave the Louisiana governorship, there was also real trepidation within his political inner circle that Jindal might wind up as the pick — McCain was attracted to his comprehensive health-care knowledge — and be caught up in what they believed to be a less-than-stellar campaign that could pin a loss on Jindal without much ability to change or control the direction of the contest…

The end result — intentional or not — is that Jindal, should he run in 2012, will be free of any taint of President George W. Bush or McCain

This was an intelligent move on Jindal’s part. He couldn’t give the impression that he was willing to leave Louisiana without instituting some real reform in the state. It would have been very difficult for him to go back to the state on November 5 and govern if the people of the state saw their vote as merely a political stepping stone for the future POTUS to get closer to making our dreams reality. If, come January of 2011, President The One is in the 40’s or higher for his approval rating, I think that Jindal should sit out 2012. He can institute some serious reform and change Louisiana for generations to come and he can run on that record in 2016 when he is 45. I doubt he will look a day over 37 anyway. If a Republican (Palin or Romney) kicks Obama out of the White House in 2012, Jindal can still wait out their term till 2020 and would still only be 49. Lots of speculation for the next 12 years

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The 2010 Grassroots Begin Today

November 6, 2008

Many feel this election year was won by the grassroots at the 18-29 age group.  Many also felt that the Republican Party’s inability to get in touch with the youth was its downfall.  Al Gore’s so-called invention of the internet has reaped benefits for the Democrats this year.  The New Republicans need to do the same.  Younger candidates, younger leadership, and fresh faces could be the key to 2010.  Let us start today; there are many important races in ’10.  As a Nevada resident, nothing would please me more than to see Harry Reid fall.  In my own opinion, he has sold his state out for power in the Senate.  The Grassroots need to be planted today in order to gain momentum.  This year’s election was decided on Tuesday…it is passed us.  Let us not be discouraged.  Start the revolution today.  A revolution for the return to our conservative roots: limited government, more money in the pocket of the worker, lower taxes, cutting or reforming inefficient government programs, and most importantly, a strong national security. 

We at “Trust, but Verify” have started a Facebook Group to get the word out today.  Feel free to join and please invite all those who want a New Leadership, Big Ideas, and Conservative Roots.  Join HERE

-reagan21