Friday, November 16, 2012

Jindal Criticizes The Stupid Party: "Protects The Rich So They Get To Keep Their Toys"

Jindal's "Stupid Party" Speech (VIDEO)

Bobby Jindal Advocates An End To Dumbed Down Conservatism?

Louisiana's Republican Governor Bobby Jindal advocates an end to "dumbed down conservatism." 
More specifically, Jindal says: “We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys.” “It is no secret we had a number of Republicans damage our brand this year with offensive, bizarre comments — enough of that. It’s not going to be the last time anyone says something stupid within our party, but it can’t be tolerated within our party... We need to stop being simplistic, we need to trust the intelligence of the American people and we need to stop insulting the intelligence of the voters.” “"We’ve got to make sure that we are not the party of big business, big banks, big Wall Street bailouts, big corporate loopholes, big anything.”

(Alan: Romney's comments, referenced below, are discussed at

The potential 2016 hopeful told POLITICO that he hadn't seen the full context of Romney's comments, and downplayed them as simply "an analysis to donors." But he said, "our mission should not be to deny government benefits to people who need them," but the party should work to ensure "less people need government benefits." 
"I don’t want to rebut him point by point," Rubio said of Romney. "I would just say to you, I don’t believe that we have millions and millions of people in this country that don’t want to work. I’m not saying that’s what he said. I think we have millions of people in this country that are out of work and are dependent on the government because they can't find a job."
Rubio added that the economy is not producing jobs and many unemployed workers don't have the required skills for vacant positions, "and therein lies the challenge for the conservative movement; how do our ideas help change that."
Ayotte was a touch more succinct:
"I don't agree with the comments," Ayotte said.
Let's keep the repudiations coming. The GOP cannot be the party of the "53%" against everyone else. (Especially when its nominee happens to get 47% of the popular vote...)


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