Jindal: Obama told us not to criticize him on TV

posted at 3:40 pm on November 22, 2010 by The Right Scoop

In an interview this morning on Glenn Beck’s radio show, Bobby Jindal said that at a meeting with the President during the gulf oil spill, that he and the President of Plaquemines Parish were told specifically by Obama not to go on TV and criticize him. Jindal says that it was clear Obama was frustrated with the level of criticism he was getting and goes on to accuse Obama of caring more about perception and politics than actually cutting through the red tape and getting things done.

This is interesting, having just finished another election season where Obama lied and smeared Republicans on TV every chance he got. He used that car-in-the-ditch-Slurpee metaphor so much that even the news media was begging for something new.

It’d be nice for once if he lived by the same advice he gave others. Yeah, I’m not holding my breath.

Cross posted at www.therightscoop.com


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This is all well and good, but did they ever get to the bottom of the mystery missile?

*ducks*

catmman on November 22, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Aside from the slurpee “misoverusage” as GWB would say, he used the “enemies” reference re: his adversaries, us.

Jindal says that it was clear Obama was frustrated with the level of criticism he was getting and goes on to accuse Obama of caring more about perception and politics than actually cutting through the red tape and getting things done.

He specifically didn’t want any criticism on CNN, a la Jindal on Beck, this morning. He knows the blogs and Fox don’t heed his ‘advice’.

Schadenfreude on November 22, 2010 at 3:44 PM

Obama has some serious personal issues.

JellyToast on November 22, 2010 at 3:47 PM

It’d be nice for once if he lived by the same advice he gave others. Yeah, I’m not holding my breath.

If Leftist-Oppressives didn’t have double standards, they’d have no standards at all

Chip on November 22, 2010 at 3:47 PM

Or what? He had to know Jindal was a conservative — what made him think Jindal wouldn’t criticize him anyway and give away that he’d been ordered not to?

S. Weasel on November 22, 2010 at 3:48 PM

More Bobby, More.

Obama is such a narcissist.

The Gulf is filled with Oil, peoples livelyhood is threatened, and Obama is worried about his Image.

A$$hole.

portlandon on November 22, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Similarly, Maureen Dowd once relayed a story where Obama told her to lay off the ears. This was in 2007/8 when he was campaigning. If she made fun of his ears, she was out as far as access goes. This from a president who referred to the tea party movement as teabaggers.

Mallard T. Drake on November 22, 2010 at 3:49 PM

Obooba has basically told everyone not to criticize him anywhere.

Akzed on November 22, 2010 at 3:49 PM

Don’t criticize me Bro!

Lily on November 22, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Because that’s most important thing.

Isn’t that how Chavez started??? /s

Oil Can on November 22, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Obama has some serious personal issues.

JellyToast on November 22, 2010 at 3:47 PM

Yep, he’s NPD’d, clinically.

Schadenfreude on November 22, 2010 at 3:50 PM

With Obama, it’s not about him. It’s never about him. It’s about what he can do for his country, how he can help the country out. Oops. Sorry! Got that backwards! My bad.

Paul-Cincy on November 22, 2010 at 3:52 PM

We expect no less from President Slushy.

RandyChandler on November 22, 2010 at 3:53 PM

Jindal is looking good – now I wish he would declare that the Federal Government has no right to search the citizens of Louisiana without a warrant – ala TSA.

Keep standing up for Louisiana Governor Jindal!

batterup on November 22, 2010 at 3:54 PM

Obama has some serious personal issues.

JellyToast on November 22, 2010 at 3:47 PM

So do those who defend him.

Del Dolemonte on November 22, 2010 at 3:55 PM

For a man so ill suited for the highest office in the land to be so thin skinned he can’t even take a little public criticism is just pathetic. McCain would not even mention his middle name.

fourdeucer on November 22, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Obama has some serious personal issues.

JellyToast on November 22, 2010 at 3:47 PM

Even his issues have issues.

NeighborhoodCatLady on November 22, 2010 at 4:00 PM

“Enemies , could you help me build this Potemkin village”

the_nile on November 22, 2010 at 4:01 PM

Is that encounter written about in Jindal’s book?

itsnotaboutme on November 22, 2010 at 4:04 PM

I’d love to throw a shoe at Obama.

search4truth on November 22, 2010 at 4:04 PM

Compare and contrast with Chris Cristie’s handling of that death threat from a teachers’ union official.

OK, yes, he has the Secret Service to handle that particular form of criticism. But a President needs to be thick-skinned like an elephant. There is no simile for being thin-skinned like Obama.

NeighborhoodCatLady on November 22, 2010 at 4:05 PM

What the hell makes Barry think he can issue such orders? These lefties — such a bunch of authoritative autocrats.

Rational Thought on November 22, 2010 at 4:06 PM

I just love the vision of obama with a dumbfounded look and Damocles sword stuck in his coconut!

Sonosam on November 22, 2010 at 4:10 PM

If I called Obama thin-skinned, would that be racist?

Nethicus on November 22, 2010 at 4:10 PM

I can’t help but think that Jindal, and other top-tier Repubs, are adapting some of the best of Sarah Palin’s personal traits. In this case, if it’s a matter of importance, be straightfoward, honest, say what you think, say what you know, so that others will know. If we run a candidate with Palin’s best qualities, that’s fine with me. I don’t need Palin, I need the leadership Palin would offer if she were Prez.

Paul-Cincy on November 22, 2010 at 4:12 PM

Obama: Criticism for thee, but not for me.

Crybaby-in-Chief Barack H. Obwahhhhhhh.

BuckeyeSam on November 22, 2010 at 4:13 PM

Parchment is like rawhide compared to dumpling

Sonosam on November 22, 2010 at 4:13 PM

There is no simile for being thin-skinned like Obama.

NeighborhoodCatLady on November 22, 2010 at 4:05 PM

Thin-skinned like a Chihuahua?

Paul-Cincy on November 22, 2010 at 4:13 PM

A chihuahua is like a grizzly bear compared to this nutless commie

if this is what can be sold to us you must consider the machine that packaged this loser

Sonosam on November 22, 2010 at 4:16 PM

this is not a hypertensive prez…these are basic tactics from thug school 101. No snitch is an example. Telling someone to stfu when they have their boot on your neck is commonplace

r keller on November 22, 2010 at 4:19 PM

uh..hypersensitive prez

r keller on November 22, 2010 at 4:20 PM

Don’t criticize me Bro!

Lily on November 22, 2010 at 3:50 PM

That needs updating…

Don’t ‘cize my junk……

BL@KBIRD on November 22, 2010 at 4:20 PM

Or what? He had to know Jindal was a conservative — what made him think Jindal wouldn’t criticize him anyway and give away that he’d been ordered not to?

S. Weasel on November 22, 2010 at 3:48 PM

I never heard “Congressman” Bobby Jindal blame, or talk bad about, Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco after Hurricane Katrina. She was the root cause of most of our woes down here – yet I don’t recall a single time when Jindal launched into her.

It takes a lot to make Bobby Jindal to make a statement like this – which means Obama REALLY botched the oil spill. And I’ll tell you this – if he’s saying it now – he’s still understating it because that’s his style.

One question for Obama though – what does he think now of all the criticism his Democratic buddies gave to G.W. after Katrina?

HondaV65 on November 22, 2010 at 4:21 PM

I personally think that people are just deciding that politics matters.

We’ve just coasted for so long.

Now that things are going South, so to speak, then we’re paying attention.

Angle gets blasted. Every Senate loser gets blasted. Obama gets blasted.

It’s really about us, I think. We’re done with their mediocrity.

AnninCA on November 22, 2010 at 4:21 PM

Obama to Jindal: Thou shalt not violate the Second Commandment!

Jindal needs to take Obama’s advice and kick some @$$.

Maybe a good first step would be to ask the House Energy Committee to subpoena him next year for some “friendly” testimony on the Gulf oil spill.

Steve Z on November 22, 2010 at 4:26 PM

One question for Obama though – what does he think now of all the criticism his Democratic buddies gave to G.W. after Katrina?

HondaV65 on November 22, 2010 at 4:21 PM

I imagine if he was asked that question his thought process would be:

“Hmmm, I’m not GWB, so it’s irellevant. Hey, my profile’s looking pretty good in this telepromter reflection. Gee, I’m turning a little gray, that will give me that distinguished statesman look while still maintaining an overall youthful appearance. Man, it’s been about a half hour since I hit a golf ball. Wait, what was the question again?”

DrAllecon on November 22, 2010 at 4:29 PM

Similarly, Maureen Dowd once relayed a story where Obama told her to lay off the ears. This was in 2007/8 when he was campaigning. If she made fun of his ears, she was out as far as access goes.

The worst part of Obama’s ears is that he never uses them.

Steve Z on November 22, 2010 at 4:30 PM

or what? What’s he gonna do if Jindal criticizes him? cut off their aid? Mandate no drilling? Cut off the media?

tinkerthinker on November 22, 2010 at 4:32 PM

I can’t help but think that Jindal, and other top-tier Repubs, are adapting some of the best of Sarah Palin’s personal traits. In this case, if it’s a matter of importance, be straightfoward, honest, say what you think, say what you know, so that others will know. If we run a candidate with Palin’s best qualities, that’s fine with me. I don’t need Palin, I need the leadership Palin would offer if she were Prez.

Paul-Cincy on November 22, 2010 at 4:12 PM

Well said.

WitchDoctor on November 22, 2010 at 4:33 PM

“Don’t you touch my thin thskin. I bruithe vewy eathily and that makth mithele mad when she hath to kith the boo boo when I in my big boy bed at nite nite time”.

Key West Reader on November 22, 2010 at 4:33 PM

‘bama told us not to talk
‘bama told us not to talk
He said, “That ain’t the way that it was, son.
That ain’t the way that it was.”

Sung to the tune of “Mama told me not to come”

odat on November 22, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Jindal: Obama told us not to criticize him on TV

Evidently Obama forgot to tell him not to criticize him in a book.

zmdavid on November 22, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Of course he becomes a little annoyed with the criticism. What about the compliments? No one ever lists them. Do you know how disheartening it is when he reads 10 letter every night from constituents and no one ever films him doing it?

tpitman on November 22, 2010 at 4:39 PM

You mean…he tells you one thing and does something completely different??? Noooooo. You must be mistaken.

NickelAndDime on November 22, 2010 at 4:43 PM

BHO didn’t realize that Chicago rules don’t apply in Louisiana.

pgrossjr on November 22, 2010 at 4:49 PM

There is no simile for being thin-skinned like Obama.

NeighborhoodCatLady on November 22, 2010 at 4:05 PM
Thin-skinned like a Chihuahua?

Paul-Cincy on November 22, 2010 at 4:13 PM

The Phyllo Dough President.

di butler on November 22, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Once again, the Left is actually guilty of the same things they incorrectly accuse conservatives of. The MSM was so far against Bush that it never made any sense for him to worry about his perception; on the other hand, Obama is virtually nothing without perception.

Too bad that ‘virtually nothing’ includes C-i-C, Chief Executive to the most lucrative employer-purchaser on Earth, biggest Guarantor of national debt in world history, and the list goes on.

How the American people ever disrespected our country enough to elect this irresponsible moron is beyond my comprehension.

rwenger43 on November 22, 2010 at 5:23 PM

He only cared about Jindal talking to CNN because that’s the most right-leaning news outlet Obama’s supporters ever watch.

People who live in Gulf states–almost entirely Red–or watch Fox News already know how incompetent Obama is. The folks in the rest of the country who watch MSM outlets can continue to delude themselves with video portrayals of the Bush incompetence vs. the Obama “How To Manage a Bureaucracy in Such a Way to Appear Competent” video primer.

As a Federal employee, I can tell you all about the great joke called the Federal government in 2 words: no decision-maker.

rwenger43 on November 22, 2010 at 5:30 PM

President Thin Skin needs to get another job.

GarandFan on November 22, 2010 at 5:41 PM

President Thin Skin needs to get another job.

GarandFan on November 22, 2010 at 5:41 PM

2nd that

cmsinaz on November 22, 2010 at 5:42 PM

So why didn’t Jindal tell everyone back then when it would have had more impact?

albill on November 22, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Jindal made this same statement on Fox last week, before making it on Glenn Beck’s show today, so the Obama people who monitor Fox 24/7/365 better not act like this morning’s remarks are a surprise. The statement’s been out there for four days now with no White House response.

jon1979 on November 22, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Mr. President deserved every bit of criticism tossed his way for the inefficient manner in which he handled that crisis. I wonder how many others he has asked to keep quiet.

scalleywag on November 22, 2010 at 6:03 PM

He must have been having a Hugo moment and was looking for compliments in all the wrong places.

Kissmygrits on November 22, 2010 at 6:46 PM

There is no simile for being thin-skinned like Obama.

NeighborhoodCatLady on November 22, 2010 at 4:05 PM

As thin-skinned as the condom brand his father used in the early ’60s.

PatMac on November 22, 2010 at 7:14 PM

POT meet KETTLE. The GOP in LA thought we were getting a wonk and all we got was “perception and politics” – ask any big time GOP donor in the state.

rock the casbah on November 22, 2010 at 8:08 PM

This is not about Obama being a little upset. It is about him being caught being evil.

proconstitution on November 22, 2010 at 9:28 PM

This is really the core issue for Obama. He became president to massage his ego, not because he was interested in doing a good job. He couldn’t be bothered to respond to the oil spill, except to address how it was effecting his image.

At least he’s consistent.

Jewels on November 23, 2010 at 12:13 AM