Jindal: It’s called the Declaration of Independence, not dependence

posted at 3:41 pm on July 4, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

As I’ve said before, if picking the candidate for Romney’s running mate were up to me, you can bet your bottom dollar that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal would be at the top of my list. He’s been a vocal and effective critic of President Obama’s many failed endeavors, and the man is just flat-out brilliant — he somehow found the time to fire off this awesome missive of an Independence Day message along with his governing duties.

Slowly but surely, the Obama administration has repeatedly undermined the American ethic of self-reliance and personal freedom with policies that seek to make us more dependent on the government instead of setting us free from the burdens of bureaucracy. There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and if we don’t quit engendering this humiliating gimme-more culture, we’ll shortly find ourselves in the exact same boat as Europe:

Amazingly, facing the greatest economic recession since the Great Depression, President Obama chose to create a new entitlement program when we cannot afford the ones we already have. Republicans like to go on television and say we are borrowing from our children’s and grandchildren’s future. We can throw those talking points out; we are hurting ourselves now. You know we are in trouble when the German Finance Minister rebuffs President Obama and basically tells him to clean up his own mess before offering advice to others. Even the Europeans feel they have the moral high ground to tell us to tackle our own debt problems; that’s like the town drunk telling you that you have a drinking problem. …

Here is the big picture situation in America today. Success used to be measured by how many people we could get off the government dole, but now, under President Obama, we measure success by how many people we can get on government programs. Indeed, food stamp rolls have increased by 70 percent since 2007, and yet the government is spending millions of taxpayer dollars on advertising and encouraging parties to enroll even more. There used to be a stigma to relying on the government, but now it’s celebrated. We have it 100 percent backwards in America today. We should celebrate people getting off food stamps, off Medicaid, and off government health care. The bottom line is that Obamacare eats into the spirit of independence that has made America great in the first place, and if we don’t repeal it soon, we will have more people riding in the cart than pulling the cart. We are at an inflection point in our nation’s history. We have to decide whether we want to revive our economy by growing the private sector or expanding the public sector, to continue our culture of self-reliance versus a culture of dependency, to provide our children with opportunity or a sense of entitlement, and to pursue the American model or give in to the European model.

So. Much. Truth. Just a little something to think about while you watch the fireworks tonight, and to watch and consider as we get closer to November. Enjoy the day!


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Breakfast in Amerika..

Sung by SuperTramp…

Now the name given to Sandra Fluck..

Electrongod on July 4, 2012 at 3:44 PM

As I’ve said before, if picking the candidate for Romney’s running mate were up to me, you can bet your bottom dollar that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal would be at the top of my list.

He’d be the sensible pick. It’s also why he’s the last person I’d ever expect Romney to pick.

Stoic Patriot on July 4, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Indeed, food stamp rolls have increased by 70 percent since 2007, and yet the government is spending millions of taxpayer dollars on advertising and encouraging parties to enroll even more.

70%????

And they want more to sign up?

Allen West is right.

itsnotaboutme on July 4, 2012 at 3:46 PM

VERY well said Governor Jindal! Thanks for saying what millions of American’s think.

Gotta get rid of bho/team come Nov.!
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letget on July 4, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Damn first West now Jindal. Love these fireworks coming from the GOP. Keep this up and the White House Commie might flee the country before election day.

bgibbs1000 on July 4, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I really really like Jindal.

David in ATL on July 4, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Ever notice that science nerds start giant companies in their own garage, and never at Job Corps workshops?

RBMN on July 4, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Obamacare eats into the spirit of independence that has made America great in the first place, and if we don’t repeal it soon, we will have more people riding in the cart than pulling the cart.

A great line that ought to repeated ad nauseum during this campaign.

itsnotaboutme on July 4, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Even the Europeans feel they have the moral high ground to tell us to tackle our own debt problems; that’s like the town drunk telling you that you have a drinking problem. …

And people say this guy shouldn’t be on the ticket because of one bad speech? Really?

dirtseller on July 4, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Give Obama another 4 years and it won’t even exist. Unfortunately, at least half of the sheep in this country have no idea how much trouble the Republic is facing. We’re moving closer each day to a country of totally dependent and compliant “Eloi”.

rplat on July 4, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I like Jindal (even though the Bushes love him) a lot.

But, gosh he is as boring as he can be when he’s speaking, and he’s worse than Paul Ryan when he starts on the statistics.

Watching the paint drying is more fun.

He’d be great debating Biden though, and isn’t that the VEEPS main job (that and “do no harm”)?

PappyD61 on July 4, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Right on, right on.

Warner Todd Huston on July 4, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Maybe if Jindal debated Biden, the veep would make some type of slip of the tongue and make a comment about Jindal and Dunkin’ Donuts or Home Depot, or a gas station.

Comedy gold right there.

PappyD61 on July 4, 2012 at 3:53 PM

The Readers Digest version of the Supreme Court’s decisions last week is this – The Government can require proof of insurance, but not proof of citizenship.

This is the best takeaway IMHO.

Should be used in the campaign, but probably will not be touched with a 10 foot pole.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on July 4, 2012 at 4:00 PM

There are far too few ‘Bobby Jindals’ in the country and world today.

Wolfmoon on July 4, 2012 at 4:03 PM

He nailed it.

AshleyTKing on July 4, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Jindal would be on anyone’s short list, but he is not eligible. Why do ya think he is not being vetted.

Mr. Sun on July 4, 2012 at 4:13 PM

I was helping out @ Lubbock’s GOP booth today and some of the College GOP’ers wanted to know who this wizened(shut up! LoL) former Ch-girl thought would make a good veep. I said Jindal or Ryan. The ‘kids’ liked Rubio…or Portman. *sigh*

annoyinglittletwerp on July 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM

it doesn’t count as much because his parents weren’t naturalized when he was born.

disclaimer. neither was i.

renalin on July 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Mr. Sun on July 4, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Go screw yourself, Orly.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 4, 2012 at 4:15 PM

I sat my kids down today and read them The Declaration of Indepedence. It was tough to remain dry eyed during the reading and subsequent discussion.

Kataklysmic on July 4, 2012 at 4:17 PM

More RINO salve from both.

Mr. Arrogant on July 4, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Jindal was born in Louisiana to immigrant parents who had been
in this country less than a year.

Why does this not allow him to be VP?

Amjean on July 4, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Jindal would be on anyone’s short list, but he is not eligible. Why do ya think he is not being vetted.

Mr. Sun on July 4, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Born here.
Elligible.

massrighty on July 4, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Amjean on July 4, 2012 at 4:24 PM

According to birthers, because Jindal’s parent weren’t citizens-though they did have their green cards- Jindal is ‘native born’-not ‘natural born’.
As for me-I sooo want Mitt to tap him for veep.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 4, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Jindal is my 1st choice.

Liberals like to pretend that Asian Americans don’t exist, as they don’t fit the classic stereotype of oppressed brown skinned “other”. They come to this country and quietly pursue the American dream without feeling any need to play the victim card.

In the eyes of Liberals, it’s always the 1950s, and all Americans are either the descendants of White slave owners or Black slaves. The fact that we’ve absorbed millions of non-White Asian immigrants over the past 40 years, who have been subjected to less prejudice than Irish and Italian immigrants were subjected to in the 19th Century runs counter to the Liberal narrative that America is an inherently racist country, save for Liberal enclaves on the East and West coasts.

Let the Democrats pander to the La Raza crowd. The GOP should be wooing upwardly mobile Chinese, Korean, and Indian voters, along with independent minded Hispanics.

ardenenoch on July 4, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Even the Europeans feel they have the moral high ground to tell us to tackle our own debt problems; that’s like the town drunk telling you that you have a drinking problem. …
And people say this guy shouldn’t be on the ticket because of one bad speech? Really?

dirtseller on July 4, 2012 at 3:49 PM

“That speech” is ALL YOU WILL SEE ON THE LSM… until he repeatedly smacks Scranton Joe on the side of the head with a bag of hammers during the only VP debate they’ll have…

The LSM will try and paint Gov Jindal as a cross between Dan Quayle and SaraCudda… and will do so as long as they can get away with it…

Khun Joe on July 4, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Socialists think the more things government does for you, the more stuff government gives you for free, the more stuff they force evil capitalist to give you, and the harder they make it for evil capitalists to fire you, the freer and more independent you are.

The morons really do think that the more government you have the freer and more independent you are, which is why there can be no compromise with them. It is also why trying to reason with them is futile.

farsighted on July 4, 2012 at 4:31 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsC7oEjCHAM

THAT is my favorite July 4 song.

DIAMOND David Lee Roth. America and Apple Pie.

And fun rock and roll, he is always the MASTER of ceremonies.

wildcat72 on July 4, 2012 at 4:34 PM

The Readers Digest version of the Supreme Court’s decisions last week is this – The Government can require proof of insurance, but not proof of citizenship.

And since illegal aliens are specifically exempt from the ObamaTax requirement to purchase insurance (despite being one of the largest groups of health care “free riders” in the country, Nancy), the non-citizen foreign squatters in this country enjoy more freedoms than the citizens.

What’s wrong with this picture, and how much longer are we going to put up with it?

AZCoyote on July 4, 2012 at 4:34 PM

And since illegal aliens are specifically exempt from the ObamaTax requirement to purchase insurance (despite being one of the largest groups of health care “free riders” in the country, Nancy), the non-citizen foreign squatters in this country enjoy more freedoms than the citizens.

What’s wrong with this picture, and how much longer are we going to put up with it?

AZCoyote on July 4, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Holy crap. I didn’t even think of that.

farsighted on July 4, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Maybe if Jindal debated Biden, the veep would make some type of slip of the tongue and make a comment about Jindal and Dunkin’ Donuts or Home Depot, or a gas station.
PappyD61 on July 4, 2012 at 3:53 PM

I can easily imagine that happening. Of course, since good ol’ Joe (God bless ‘im!) is an old rich white liberal, he’ll be let off the hook.

Mr. Prodigy on July 4, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Thanks to Justice Roberts, the issue before Americans this year is as stark and clear as it’s been in 150 years. Do we want to be free, or do we want to be taken care of? Pick one…and live with it…because we can’t be both.
Pardon the overworked cliche, but being a little bit dependent is like being a little bit pregnant. We either are or we’re not…PERIOD!

Lew on July 4, 2012 at 4:42 PM

70%????

And they want more to sign up?

Allen West is right.

itsnotaboutme on July 4, 2012 at 3:46 PM

I hear SNAP commercials on the radio all the time — at least once per day. They want as many people on food stamps as possible. Overwhelm the system, break it, and blame it on capitalism.

The Rogue Tomato on July 4, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Mr. Sun on July 4, 2012 at 4:13 PM

I wanted to thank you for responding so thoughtfully to those who challenged your unsupported assertion that Mr. Jindal is inelligible. Your prompt, forcefully defense, including such ironclad proofs, has thoroughly convinced me of the correctness of your position.

massrighty on July 4, 2012 at 4:43 PM

I hate that Jindal is still being maligned for that crappy speech. The set was HORRIBLE – no crowd, no feedback – effect was talking to yourself in a phonebooth.

Whoever set the speech up should have been taken out behind the barn and put down (M33M reference. Heh).

ex Dem from Miami on July 4, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Maybe if Jindal debated Biden, the veep would make some type of slip of the tongue and make a comment about Jindal and Dunkin’ Donuts or Home Depot, or a gas station.

Comedy gold right there.

PappyD61 on July 4, 2012 at 3:53 PM

I would love to see Jindal ask Biden about his remark: http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-250_162-1785303.html

davidk on July 4, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Hey, Rogue Tomato:

I’m looking forward to my govt. support EBT when I retire – nothing better than govt. alcohol (Grey Goose) and tobacco (Dominican cigars). Thank goodness for twentysomething Obamabots.

/sarc

ex Dem from Miami on July 4, 2012 at 4:50 PM

I hear SNAP commercials on the radio all the time — at least once per day. They want as many people on food stamps as possible. Overwhelm the system, break it, and blame it on capitalism.

The Rogue Tomato on July 4, 2012 at 4:43 PM

The thing about the Cloward-Piven strategy is that the liberals/statists assume that once they cause the current system to implode, they will be the people who get to design and run the new system.

Given that we outnumber them, that might turn out to be a pretty significant miscalculation on their part.

AZCoyote on July 4, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Electrongod on July 4, 2012 at 3:44 PM

LOL. Not much of a girlfriend.

Then again, I’m not sure that Sandra Fluke is marketable. Who wants a dependent, whining, needy, looking for a handout, take me to dinner so I can spout my liberal views on a date kind of thing.

Sandra Fluke = Thing.

/And don’t attack me, I’mma girl and I know these things are real.

Key West Reader on July 4, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Sorry that I can’t locate one of my favorite Ted Key posters. The drawing had four children sitting in a kid’s wagon. The handle of the wagon was on the ground and the kids were all smacking each other. The caption read, “Who’s gonna pull the wagon when everybody wants to ride?”

Sadly, that’s the place we’ve reached in this country.

oldleprechaun on July 4, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Thanks to Justice Roberts…

and Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan, and Sotomayor…

the issue before Americans this year is as stark and clear as it’s been in 150 years.

Lew on July 4, 2012 at 4:42 PM

FIFY.

farsighted on July 4, 2012 at 5:12 PM

So, one of my many nephews was raised by a welfare momma. She had 6 welfare’s. So, my brother invites him down to go to work. He can’t graduate High School because he cannot read or write so he’s going to be relegated to work or welfare.

Well, as it turns out, the kid lasted 5 hours on the jobsite. Then went home to welfare momma and the loving arms of a tenement.

/Shame

Key West Reader on July 4, 2012 at 5:14 PM

The Readers Digest version of the Supreme Court’s decisions last week is this – The Government can require proof of insurance, but not proof of citizenship

Good line, except that the Court ruled that states can require “papers.”

Better:

Obama wants to require proof of insurance, but never proof of citizenship.

itsnotaboutme on July 4, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Obama wants to require proof of insurance, but never proof of citizenship.

itsnotaboutme on July 4, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Unintended consequence, to prove you don’t need to pay the mandate penalty, or tax, or contribution, or tribute to Ceasar, or whatever the hell it is, you must prove you are not a citizen.

I wonder how that works.

Considering Obamacare does not permit the IRS to do anything but annoy people who do not pay the penalty/tax/contribution/tribute, my guess is illegals will just ignore it. After all, what are Holder and Obama going to do, deport them? Yeah, right.

farsighted on July 4, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Hooray for Jindal.

I’ve been saying for a long time to stop it with the “children/grandchildren” claim. It’s gonna hit YOU, and in many cases just about the time you would expect to retire and live out the rest of your years in reasonable comfort. How would you like to be 80 years old and go hunting for your meal every day? It just may happen.

moo on July 4, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I hate that Jindal is still being maligned for that crappy speech. The set was HORRIBLE – no crowd, no feedback – effect was talking to yourself in a phonebooth.

Whoever set the speech up should have been taken out behind the barn and put down (M33M reference. Heh).

ex Dem from Miami on July 4, 2012 at 4:46 PM

NOBODY forced him to make the speech… HE SHOULD HAVE DONE BETTER… Big Boy politics…

Khun Joe on July 4, 2012 at 5:32 PM

So, one of my many nephews was raised by a welfare momma. She had 6 welfare’s. So, my brother invites him down to go to work. He can’t graduate High School because he cannot read or write so he’s going to be relegated to work or welfare.

Well, as it turns out, the kid lasted 5 hours on the jobsite. Then went home to welfare momma and the loving arms of a tenement.

/Shame

Key West Reader on July 4, 2012 at 5:14

PM

KWR:

If this helps:
- my 5 year old son starts Advanced Kindergarden tomorrow (year round track here in SOCAL)… He scored at the top of the list, can write, read, add and subtract already…
- my 2 1/2 year old son already knows his letters, numbers, is counting, and speaking in complex sentences… Today, “Its foggy. I can’t see the mountains.”

Khun Joe on July 4, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Given that we outnumber them, that might turn out to be a pretty significant miscalculation on their part.

AZCoyote on July 4, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Their calculation are based on several factors.

A) Most Americans being basically law abiding citizens.
B) Most Americans being basically apolitical.
C) Most Americans believing the logical fallacy that “It can’t happen here”
D) Most Americans being incapable of offering armed resistance to Law Enforcement Officers or government representatives.
E) Most Americans being incapable of resorting to a level of violence required to take another human life.
F) Most Americans being totally ignorant of what is going on around them
G) Most Americans being so overwhelmed with conspiracy theories to shake off their somnolent denial until it’s way to late.

For the Record, they are probably correct.

SWalker on July 4, 2012 at 5:38 PM

The thing about the Cloward-Piven strategy is that the liberals/statists assume that once they cause the current system to implode, they will be the people who get to design and run the new system.

Given that we outnumber them, that might turn out to be a pretty significant miscalculation on their part.

AZCoyote on July 4, 2012 at 5:09 PM

There are lots of flaws in the Cloward-Piven strategy, not the least of which is that they use socialist programs to blow up the system, which makes it kind of hard to blame it all on capitalism.

The Rogue Tomato on July 4, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Considering OTaxacare does not permit the IRS to do anything but annoy people who do not pay the penalty/tax/contribution/tribute,

farsighted on July 4, 2012 at 5:23 PM

I wonder how long that will last before our ‘betters’ in congress correct that little oversight.

chemman on July 4, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I said 2 years ago Indiana Gov Mitch Daniels with Louisiana Gov Bobby Jindal as VP would not only be a ticket to win but a ticket to fix, if we must suffer mittens the least he could do is bring along Jindal or better yet make him the HHS Sec until we shut it down.

smitty41 on July 4, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Jindal: It’s called the Declaration of Independence, not dependence

*pointing sideways at Jindal* — AWE-SOME!

Paul-Cincy on July 4, 2012 at 5:42 PM

NOBODY forced him to make the speech… HE SHOULD HAVE DONE BETTER… Big Boy politics…

Khun Joe on July 4, 2012 at 5:32 PM

It’s a process of growth and development. Jindal is a rising star…and brilliant. He’d tie Biden into a pretzel despite the repeated attempts to invoke ‘fairness’ as a measure of any policy and/or priority.

HoosierStateofMind on July 4, 2012 at 5:42 PM

For the Record, they are probably correct.

SWalker on July 4, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Unfortunately you are probably correct. Additionally even those who could don’t know how to network and project force.

chemman on July 4, 2012 at 5:43 PM

70%????

And they want more to sign up?

Allen West is right.

itsnotaboutme on July 4, 2012 at 3:46 PM

A couple of years ago I was at a college orientation program in an area hit hard by the economy. They had a stand set up enticing young people to sign up for food stamps. I had never seen anything like it.

CW on July 4, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Pick Jindal…quickly. Give us someone to root for.

AmeriCuda on July 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Great speech!

But where are the principles of independence when it comes to the Republicans’ stance on education? They are lock step in line with Arne Duncan and Obama. Race to the Top, Common Core standards take away state sovereignty and local/state decisions on schools. Sounds like the educational version of Obamacare? It is.

School choice is hollow when it’s all run by centralized power. Again, great speech, but it’s just words when it comes to education.

http://www.missourieducationwatchdog.com/2012/01/republicans-are-supporting-federal.html

manateespirit on July 4, 2012 at 6:04 PM

is there anybody here over 30 that knew somebody in college that wasn’t food stamp or otherwise qualified (excepting parental gifts)?, wasn’t that the norm. Suffer for your art kinda thing. Jesus when did being of age guarantee a job or a measure of life we felt entitled too?

smitty41 on July 4, 2012 at 6:09 PM

A (thankfully) small part of my current job responsibilities involves helping a group of nonprofits fulfill the requirements for their funding under the federal community development block grant program. Since the beginning of Obama’s reign, it is truly shocking how much emphasis has been put on enrolling as many people as possible in as many welfare programs as possible. They are literally micromanaged and evaluated to death based on little else other than how many “numbers” they can generate, numbers being persons enrolled in the various programs. The result is that all of their energy no longer goes into helping people, but instead into finding ever more creative ways to lure them into the welfare web — not even direct cash payment bribes are off the table. It’s sick and disgusting. Something that should be there as a safety net for those who have nowhere else to turn has instead become something to be pushed onto people, even if they don’t want it.

Progressive Heretic on July 4, 2012 at 6:20 PM

I wasn’t too sure about Jindal being VP, mostly because I didn’t know too much about him. But the more I hear from him the more I like him, and think he should be VP pick.

Sterling Holobyte on July 4, 2012 at 6:27 PM

According to birthers, because Jindal’s parent weren’t citizens-though they did have their green cards- Jindal is ‘native born’-not ‘natural born’.
As for me-I sooo want Mitt to tap him for veep.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 4, 2012 at 4:28 PM

I beg to differ. The birthers have been asking Obama to prove he was born in Hawaii, thus making where he was born the point of their complaints. If they instead were concerned about the citizenship status of Obama’s parents, defining ‘natural born’ as ‘born to citizen parents’ (note the plural), they would have never asked “where’s the birth certificate?” but instead would simply point out that Obama’s father was never a US citizen.

Bigfoot on July 4, 2012 at 6:36 PM

I would like to see, at one of the debates this fall, this question posed to Obama.

Mr. Obama. You are a Constitutional Scholar. The Tenth Amendment says unless the Constitution specifically grants a power to the federal government, or prohibits a power to the states, that power defaults to the states or to the people. Focusing on those last four words one could reasonably conclude that there must have been some things the founders expected the people, in their roles as individual citizens, to do for themselves with NO government involvement at all. One could conclude that the founders knew America could remain a free country only if it had a self-reliant citizenry.

The question is this, Mr. Obama. Do you agree that the last four words of the tenth amendment mean that there are some rights and responsibilities that default to individual American? If not, why not? And if so, could you list one, two, or perhaps three things that are so fundamentally the responibility of the citizen, arguably the smallest unit of government, that the federal government should not and must not be involved in it in any way?

How do you think Obama would answer that one?

Doug Piranha on July 4, 2012 at 6:49 PM

“To be a Socialist is to submit the I to the Thou. Socialism is sacrificing the individual to the whole.”

- Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Propaganda

(Goebbels believed the above to be a good thing should any Prog be confused by the old “But, Nazis were Fascists and Fascists were right-wing, the complete opposite of Socialists!”)

Resist We Much on July 4, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Bigfoot on July 4, 2012 at 6:36 PM

The birthers problems w/ Jindal and Rubio is that their parents were green card holders-rather than citizens @ the time of their births.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 4, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Other than having a face made for radio, Jindal is good from a multitude parameters of achievements and attributes.
The point to make for his prospect of being a VP pick is that

1.he has expertise in Health Care.(Ryan is best suited to be Chairman of Ways and Means)
2. He cannot be readily associated by Barry’s campaign with GWB (unlike Portman).
3.Selecting him will not take away the balance of mathematics in Congress (Portman, Rubio, Ryan).
4.He has experience (vs Rubio)

bayview on July 4, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I think Jindal is the best choice for VP. If Mitt whiffs and chooses Portman instead of Jindal or Rubio (because he’s afraid of the birther brigade), then Jindal absolutely should be HHS Secretary.

Obama became president, and he is not a natural-born citizen.

Philly on July 4, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Jindal.

Yes.

TitularHead on July 4, 2012 at 9:00 PM

I really really like Jindal.

David in ATL on July 4, 2012 at 3:48 PM

…I really want Jindal and I really like Erika!

KOOLAID2 on July 4, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Tell me why Jindal isn’t our top of the ticket again?

BKennedy on July 4, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Doug Piranha on July 4, 2012 at 6:49 PM

He’ll begin my making himself clear. After that, who knows.
Lots of ‘ers, ahs, umms’. Look over there, fireworks!

Nice comment Doug.

mickytx on July 4, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Why is it that Gov. Jindal gets it, while Mittens has to frame it?

My take is that it hits you right between the ears, America.
After that, it is all pride and virtue. The very best place on the planet.
No question.

mickytx on July 4, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Sandra Fluke = Thing.

/And don’t attack me, I’mma girl and I know these things are real.

Key West Reader on July 4, 2012 at 5:10 PM

That’s funny, right there.

mickytx on July 4, 2012 at 11:36 PM

BTW, a number of students of Southern University (Historically a Black College) took a year off to campaign for him in 2006/7.

Kermit on July 4, 2012 at 11:52 PM

great article. there must be accountability in society.

wodiej on July 5, 2012 at 7:23 AM

Wealthy liberals talk left and live right; preach socialism and thrive on capitalism. They never seem to understand they would never succeed in the world they say they want.

Ken James on July 5, 2012 at 8:00 AM

The birthers problems w/ Jindal and Rubio is that their parents were green card holders-rather than citizens @ the time of their births.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 4, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Ugh… this again?

Haven’t we settled this matter in the courts concerning the 14th Amendment? If you want this natural-vs.-native born argument settled, if you require the parents to be U.S. citizens for a child to be “natural-born”, then we need to pass a constitutional amendment saying so EXPLICITLY.

As long as case law precedent is being recognized, Rubio and Jindal are qualified, because as far as Washington is concerned, “court decisions” = “jurisdiction thereof”. If we abide by the Constitution, it has to be taken at face value, however vaguely-worded some of the laws are. The Constitution is the law of the land, not the Federalist Papers or any other separately-published opinion.

TMOverbeck on July 5, 2012 at 8:03 AM

I also hope the social cons keep in mind that some people’s “pursuit of happiness” may involve doing or possessing things that they don’t approve of… and as long as no one else is harmed, they have every right to do so. We don’t deserve to be called a “free country” if we seek to unilaterally ban stuff we don’t like. Making it illegal in one community or two is one thing; a nationwide or statewide ban is another, more draconian, thing.

TMOverbeck on July 5, 2012 at 8:09 AM

There are far too few ‘Bobby Jindals’ in the country and world today.

Wolfmoon on July 4, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Actually, there are plenty of Jindals in the country. Sadly, there are too few voters with the sense enough to elect them. Too many pigs at the trough to lap up on the liberals’ slop.

cajunpatriot on July 5, 2012 at 8:40 AM

TMOverbeck on July 5, 2012 at 8:03 AM

I agree…then again-I’m not a birther.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 5, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Not to quibble with Jindal, he’s my favorite, but 47 million Americans on food stamps says more than food stamps increasing 70%.

monalisa on July 5, 2012 at 11:12 AM

I hate that Jindal is still being maligned for that crappy speech. The set was HORRIBLE – no crowd, no feedback – effect was talking to yourself in a phonebooth.

Whoever set the speech up should have been taken out behind the barn and put down (M33M reference. Heh).

ex Dem from Miami on July 4, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Gov. Jindal’s speaking abilities have improved tremendously since his SOTU response in 2010. He was under lots of pressure during mid-2010 concerning his handling of the BP oil spill, and earned a reputation as a can-do guy dealing with a crisis situation while “Kick@$$” Obama dawdled, and Gov. Jindal is not afraid to speak his extremely sharp mind. He would be a tremendous asset to the Romney campaign, either as VP nominee or as a potential Cabinet pick (Treasury Secretary or Secretary of Energy would suit him fine).

Steve Z on July 5, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Guess what folks – the Republican tradition of the next man in line has left us with Romney as an option to Obama. It won’t work. Anyone with half a brain could be outdoing Obama by stressing that Massachsetts helath care plan was based on Federalism not the Fedral Government, but this inept boob that is the presumptive nominee can’t even do that. What is worse is Mtich McConnell obvious inability to even understand Federalism. Twiddle de dum and Twiddle de dee. Republicans are going to lose because they lack the male reproductive organs to stand up and fight – too afraid they might offend someone, or too stupid to know how!

georgeofthedesert on July 6, 2012 at 4:18 PM