Friday, January 25, 2013

GOP entreated to reject the politics of stupid

We seem to have an obsession with government bookkeeping. This is a rigged game, and it is the wrong game for us to play. - Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana

Charlotte, NC –  Mitt Romney miscued when he told supporters in a private meeting that President Barack Obama was buying the vote with entitlements.

It's the new mantra, designed to salve the burning sensation of a conservative party that got beat by its leaders talking down to the people whose support they most desperately needed to win a crucial national election.

The new chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Bobby Jindal joined Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey in calling for an end to GOP obsession with fixing the mess of the federal budget.

“We can disagree without being disagreeable,” he emphasized. Talking down to people you want to vote your way is no good. “It's done a lot of damage to the brand.” 

The remarks came at the winter meeting of the Republican Party, held yesterday in this New South hub city.

Telling people their vote is bought just won't work. You first have to show that you like people if you're asking for their vote.

“They way we do that is treating people with respect.”

Is Jindal thinking of a presidential bid in 2016?

Anyone who is at this point needs to “have his head examined,” he replied.

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