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The Disloyal Opposition

The Voice of America says that "As President Barack Obama makes his way through his first 100 days in office, Republicans are still trying to find their voice as the loyal opposition as they adjust to a new Democratic president and Democratic control of Congress."

"Bobby" Jindal doesn’t have that problem. Governor Jindal thinks loyalty is overrated

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, R,  reignited the controversy surrounding the Republican Party and Rush Limbaugh Tuesday night when he said it is OK to hope President Barack Obama fails.

Speaking to a conference of Republican leaders, Mr. Jindal, a man who many believe has an eye on the White House in 2012, said it is appropriate to hope the president fails if it means the president’s policies will jeopardize the nation’s security and stability.

“My answer to the question is very simple: ‘Do you want the president to fail?’ It depends on what he is trying to do,” Mr. Jindal said.

“Make no mistake: Anything other than an immediate and compliant, ‘Why no sir, I don’t want the president to fail,’ is treated as some sort of act of treason, civil disobedience or political obstructionism,” Mr. Jindal said to a crowd of about 1,200. “This is political correctness run amok.”

Well, some loyalty, anyway. When he says it’s OK to hope that the president fails in a time of national crisis, he’s  just being loyal to something bigger than his country

[T]he people on our side are really making a mistake if they go after Bobby Jindal on the basis of style. Because if you think — people on our side I’m talking to you — those of you who think Jindal was horrible [in his response to Obama’s address to Congress – and yes, everyone did], you think — in fact, I don’t ever want to hear from you ever again. 

Jindal is in debt for a lot more than that to Rush. Rush was there for him long before the disastrous Mr. Rogers episode

Bobby Jindal. I did an interview with Bobby Jindal. He is the next Ronald Reagan, if he doesn’t change. Bobby Jindal, the new governor of Louisiana is the next Ronald Reagan.  He’s young. He was just sworn in for his first term. He’s the guy that beat the liberal Democrat machine throughout Louisiana. He did it on 100% conservatism…  This guy could be the next Ronald Reagan. 

Really, what does Governor Jindal owe his state or his country compared with what he owes Rush?

I suggest Michelle Bachmann as a running mate.

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