Tea Party Fall Out: Bobby Jindal Takes Himself Out of GOP, Conservative Leadership Role

Where was Bobby Jindal during the Tea Party Day yesterday?  Can anyone say?

Did Jindal say anything to defend veterans when the DHS and Janet Napolitano attacked them?  Nope: He attacked Dick Cheney and defended President Obama.

And when did we see Jindal last?  After an Obama address before a joint session of Congress and Jindal was terrible.

Jindal’s days in the national spotlight are over.

Governor Rick Perry from Texas took a stand and a memorable one yesterday.  He’s now the fair haired boy among the GOP governors, one has to think….While Sarah Palin is in trouble with, well, most of Alaska and got left out of John McCain’s list of good GOP leaders on Leno……

Rick Perry from Texas

“I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state,” Gov. Perry said. “That is why I am here today to express my unwavering support for efforts all across our country to reaffirm the states’ rights affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our Union.”

Texas Objects To Federal Government: “its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state”

 Don’t Mess With Texas: Gov Says “Federal Government Oppressive in Size, Intrusion, Interference”


By Andy Barr

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) suggested Thursday that former Vice President Dick Cheney should tone down his criticism of President Barack Obama.

Cheney has repeatedly criticized the president’s national security policy, saying recently on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Obama’s decisions “raise the risk to the American people of another attack.”

Asked to respond to Cheney’s remark during an interview ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Jindal said: “I don’t think we should question President Obama’s patriotism or his intentions.”

“I think Democrat or Republican, we should all agree that our current president, our former president would obviously want to do everything they could to keep us safe,” he said. “Let’s give the new administration a chance. Let’s not question their intentions. Let’s have a real debate on their policies.”

The Republican governor praised Obama for “showing more flexibility when it comes to Iraq than maybe some of the campaign rhetoric suggested.”

In this Dec. 1, 2008 file photo, Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby ... 

“I am, quite honestly, pleasantly surprised,” he said. “That’s the kind of pragmatism, listening to the commanders on the ground, I think is very important.”

Jindal did offer some criticism of the president, pointing out that it is “fine to have an honest disagreement on the policies that both administrations would choose to try to keep us safe.”

“At some point, we need to stop going overseas and apologizing, criticizing our predecessors,” he said.


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3 Responses to “Tea Party Fall Out: Bobby Jindal Takes Himself Out of GOP, Conservative Leadership Role”

  1. Susan Says:

    What? A Republican not screaming about taxes and taxes? Can I ask a question? Have you people looked at your paychecks? Did you calculate your taxes and realize that you probably paid LESS than last year?
    You do realize that it is the Bush bailout causing the problems,,,the one McCain couldn’t wait to vote for, the one with no accountability? Obama’s stimulus not only has accountability, it will be repaid when the economy improves. I know you prefer that we fall into a nice, conservative depression before the mid-terms, but it is not going to happen. So sorry-intelligence will win the day.

  2. Alan Says:

    Oh come on. To pay for all this spending your taxes are going to have to go up once you are placated with the little money you are saving right now. Or your children will pay for it.

  3. Ron1 Says:

    Hey Susan – Morons Bush and McCain – with full help from the Dem controlled Congress and Obama – spent about 700 Billion. Socialist Obama and the Dems – with hardly a Repuplican in sight – are now giving away TRILLIONS – without addressing what caused this mess in the first place: Democrates MAKING banks loan money to people who couldn’t pay it back (lookup Community Reinvestment Act, and the fact that Obama was on a team that sued Citigroup to force it to make bad loans).

    The Democrats wrecked the “free market” and now they and the media (and moron Bush) are saying that lack of regulation is what caused the problem as they use the crisis they generate to nationalize Wall Street, Banking, Health Care, the Auto Industry (to protect the Unions while further soaking taxpayers), and everything else they can get their grubby hands into.

    “intelligence” wins the day indeed.

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