Bobby Jindal Rips Republicans, Tells Them to Prepare for Revolt Against Obama’s ‘Leftward March’

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal rips the current state of the Republican party in a new piece in Politico, and says it better be ready for this:

Jindal"At some point, the American public is going to revolt against the nanny state and the leftward march of this president. I don’t know when the tipping point will come, but I believe it will come soon. Why? Because the left wants: The government to explode; to pay everyone; to hire everyone; they believe that money grows on trees; the earth is flat; the industrial age, factory-style government is a cool new thing; debts don’t have to be repaid; people of faith are ignorant and uneducated; unborn babies don’t matter; pornography is fine; traditional marriage is discriminatory; 32 oz. sodas are evil; red meat should be rationed; rich people are evil unless they are from Hollywood or are liberal Democrats; the Israelis are unreasonable; trans-fat must be stopped; kids trapped in failing schools should be patient; wild weather is a new thing; moral standards are passé; government run health care is high quality; the IRS should violate our constitutional rights; reporters should be spied on; Benghazi was handled well; the Second Amendment is outdated; and the First one has some problems too. Their philosophy does not work and it got our nation into the mess it’s in."

(via joe.my.god)

Comments

  1. Maguitac says

    32 oz soda IS evil you dumbsh*t!

    Love how he throws stones, especially where evolution and global warming are concerned, and goes on as if his party is the centered-mild party of intelligent people.

  2. atomic says

    Mr. Jindal, pander all you want to your GOP base, but they’ll never accept you because they will always see you as a towelhead.

  3. Chris says

    Sure thing “Bobby” (Piyush). Change your name all you want, doesn’t change the fact that the GOP will only accept you for as long as you “know your place”. I think you just overstepped that mark. Now see what they really think of you.

  4. Chris says

    The “nanny state” policies are there to benefit stupid people like him. You would think he would be flattered. Very seldom have I ever met a smart person opposed to “nanny state” policies. Because they know that those policies are not there for them, but for the stupid people who need to be reminded not to put their finger in the electrical socket.

  5. Michael says

    Wow, this comes from a man who’s own party thinks he’s a terrorist.

    Way to go. Right up there with GOProud.

  6. Gigi says

    Sorry Bobby – and sorry to us as well – Obama is right-of-center, and he’s moving even further to the right.

  7. Sam says

    Obama is actually centrist which is the amusing part. The GOP and the Tea Party specifically is reactionary which is just one step away from fascism. Whenever you hear the code words: “return”, “bring back”, “restore”, you have a reactionary.

  8. Charles says

    This comes from a governor of a state that begged the Feds for help during Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill?! Looks like Louisiana benefited greatly from the “nanny” state he despises.

  9. simon says

    It reads like a poem, mostly out of his fantasy. He must be talking about someone else other than Obama. Obama is hardly a leftist. He is rather a centrist. He is cautious, shall we say conservative, but of course not the kind of extremist Bobby wants to be president.

  10. lukefromcanada says

    interesting how the gop and teabaggers haven’t gone after him, after all he isn’t white oh thats right, he’s one of them.

  11. Lucas H says

    This might be a blessing in disguise. Jindal is far-right, and the more extreme he makes his party look the better it is for democrats. Also a lot of those comments are blatantly ignorant, and people aren’t all that dumb. Those comments reflect poorly on the GOp as a whole.

  12. Moz's says

    “Obama’s leftward march”

    LOL

    – “Obamacare” = rtomneycare created by the conservative heritage foundation and championed by all repubs as a capitalist answer to hillarycare/ nationalized healthcare

    – Obama supported the bail out of the banks/ capitalism as vs what should have been done = natioonalized US banking system and make bankers take the hit like Iceland did and Iceland is doing ganagbusters economically now

    – Obama did not prosecute war criminals bush, cheney, rumsfeld, rice, etc

    – Obama ended the pirate kidnappers, got osama bin Laden, got Kaddafi, has decimated al queda = all of which would have seen repubs screaming for a mount rushmore placement if happened under a repub

    Obama is CENTRIST and actually is as conservative in many ways as Nixon and Reagan.

    It is due to jundal’s party going so far crazy right that Obama’s conservatism is now the center

    ^ despite that…Obama is 1000x better than a modern repub though Eisenhower would be better and more liberal than Obama (sad)

  13. Moz's says

    PS

    an argument can be made that Obama had to be CENTRIST

    That the 1st African American could not have been anything but centrist because the cons scream socialist kenyan now but if Obama had been a Liberal Liberal then heads really would have exploded

  14. Kev C says

    Liberals who gain lots of power always become totalitarian and fascist. Obama is no exception. It’s amazing how Jekyll and Hyde Obama is. That he can make convincing arguments to spy on or kill americans while coming across as a hipster dad. Obama is what a total sociopath looks and sounds like.

  15. Derrick from Philly says

    Jindal/Rubio 2016!!!

    Oh, what a diverse party the Republicans have….when you add in Herman, Mr 999 (and we aint talking size…well, I don’t know, and don’t want to know)

    I wonder if Piyush Jindal had kept his real name would the right-wingers down in Lou’siana still have elected him?

    He should have gone the Creole route and changed his name to Piyush Lepieux.

  16. Brian1 says

    Since it seems his infamously dull speech rebutting Obama’s state of the union address didn’t kill his political career, I’m thinking this screed just might be the death knell. The quote above is just a snippet, the whole thing reads like the ravings of a middle school kid. Sure the anti-Democratic swipes are absurdly untrue, but his attacks on the Republican establishment were just as silly. He says the Republican establishment wants to become pro-abortion for example, which is about as untrue as saying the Democrats believe the earth is flat. It was an incredibly childish, ineffective and humiliating rant from someone who desperately wants to lead a national party.

  17. says

    So long as the opponents you’re fighting are primarily figments of your imagination, you remain handicapped against the real people who oppose your policies.

    This is true of the Democratic leadership in the Senate, too. They seem to think if they keep being nice and nicer the Republicans will come around. No. Those reasonable Republicans are just as fantastic as Jindal’s left.

  18. anon says

    It looks like he’s planning on running in 2016. I’m not sure these talking points will all be current by then. There are several issues that are falling off the radar. Probably the big issue in ’16 will be health care because both parties will be attempting to reform and alter Obamacare. As we know from Europe, once health care becomes a national issue it’s perpetually an issue. Probably half the time in debate in the UK parliament is spent arguing over the NHS. In foreign policy, Iran will probably be a major issue.

  19. kpo5 says

    “The quote above is just a snippet, the whole thing reads like the ravings of a middle school kid.”

    You just summed up 95% of conservative arguments. It’s a shame their elementary-level educated bases in rural states like LA see this as genius.

  20. sammy says

    “Traditional marriage is discriminatory”, no, Bobby, but demanding that only your “traditions” be followed by those who do not subscribe to them is.

  21. Moz's says

    @ Kev C

    it is recommended that you look up the definition of the word fascist and fascism

    1 halmark of fascism, publicly stated by Fascist Musolini and exampled by fascist Hitler is fascists governments act in and for the best interest of Large business interests. An example would be the concentration camps where people where Jews etc were used as free slave labor with each camp producing something specific for a specific singular business interest from gears to whatever and the mass killings were of those deemed not able to work to begin with babies, elderly, sickly to those unable to work anymore everyone else eventually in the camps because fresh batches were being rounded up and brought in daily to replace the “work force”

    Another halmark of Fascism is extreme nationalism to propagandize the general population

    ^ those 2 things alone let alone other aspects of fascism smacks of modern day repubs. In fact many US nazi sympathizers tried to overthrow FDR and institute a FASCIST pro business pro Nazi regime but failed due to a military person turning rat and spilling the beans against Prescott bush and man y other US business people of the day

  22. anonymous says

    that soda thing was done by bloomberg. Last I checked, he is still a republican.

  23. Kev C says

    @Moz, I know what it means, but I don’t think liberals do. Fascism, by definition, is power from large, organized social groups. It happens with big governments and populist movements. It does not happen with limited and smaller governments, which is what Jindal is arguing in favor of. Fascism is not possible with small, limited government.

  24. Moz's says

    Kev C

    But small limited government is now impossible for a MODERN humanity/ society to function long

    and as our tech , minds, and social interactions increase in complexity / evolve so to must our government

  25. They got Branded says

    Take back the country….to the eighteenth century!

    Repubs just don’t believe in democracy or elections when they lose. They sound like anarchists: down with the gov’t, down with taxes. But they love to feed at the public trough, go figure!

    If only we could cut loose the red states and let them live in an Ayn Rand utopia, if only. It would be utter chaos. But fun to watch from the blue states.

  26. JonnyNYNY2FLFL says

    The race for the 2016 GOP nomination will be hilarious. They have plenty of egomaniacal candidates, each with their own base of rabid followers. They’ll tear each other apart before the general election race even starts.

    Hillary will win in a landslide.

  27. PAUL B. says

    “People of faith are ignorant & uneducated”. He’s got that right…for sure.

  28. Kev C says

    @They got Branded, you can blame Abe Big Goverment Lincoln for incorporating all those red states. Because the 19th century is much more modern than the 18th.

  29. says

    Obamer is, as already been said, heading towards the RIGHT not the left. Obamer is going to Syria, is going to gut social security, and is continuing Bush policies of spying and wire-tapping… so what is Habib complaining about?

    *sigh, rolls up newspaper and hits Jindal’s head with it* NO! NO! Bad teabagger! Bad teabagger!

  30. andrew says

    I like Obama and happily voted for him twice. He is about as politically centrist as you can get. It is only in the world of Republican wingnuttery that he can be seen as a leftist.

  31. emjayay says

    PaulB said “‘People of faith are ignorant & uneducated’. He’s got that right…for sure.”

    Well, no, not necessarily. Only necessarily the evangelical/Christianist Christians, which are the only ones people like Jindal thinks are real Christians anyway.

    Oh, and other than a troll or two, thanks for the interesting and amusing comments guys.

  32. millerbeach says

    Just remember, every time a wing-nut like this opens their pie hole, another three votes for Hillary! Oh please, please, please keep up the panic…make sure ALL those GOPT panties are in a tight twist. Just sit back and wait for all their heads to collectively explode once Hillary takes over…I can hardly wait!