Jindal: End "Dumbed Down Conservatism"

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    So is Jindal next under the bus, or does the party listen?

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday called on Republicans to “stop being the stupid party” and make a concerted effort to reach a broader swath of voters with an inclusive economic message that pre-empts efforts to caricature the GOP as the party of the rich.

    In his first interview since his party’s electoral thumping last week, Jindal urged Republicans to both reject anti-intellectualism and embrace a populist-tinged reform approach that he said would mitigate what exit polls show was one of President Barack Obama’s most effective lines of attack against Mitt Romney.


    Jindal: End 'dumbed-down conservatism' - Jonathan Martin - POLITICO.com

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    Also from the piece:

    “It is no secret we had a number of Republicans damage our brand this year with offensive, bizarre comments — enough of that,” Jindal said. “It’s not going to be the last time anyone says something stupid within our party, but it can’t be tolerated within our party. We’ve also had enough of this dumbed-down conservatism. We need to stop being simplistic, we need to trust the intelligence of the American people and we need to stop insulting the intelligence of the voters.”

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    Jindall outs the thinking of GuyPinestra, freewill, LGS, Rottweiler, Uncensored, Daveman, bigrebnc, and dozens of other posters here, all the type of people Jindall believes is dumbing down the GOP.

    As a true Republican, I am going to Jindall these freaks when they talk stupid.
     
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    I think it is great strategy for the GOP talking heads to continue labeling over half of the electorate as lazy and stupid. Jindal is off base.
     
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    There are definitely some poster children for Jindal's point around here. Marginalizing them will be a massive challenge for the GOP, though, since the energy from the base is being supplied by the fans of division pimps like Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, Beck, et al.

    Rock and a hard place, tough one.

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    "Division Pimps". Interesting.

    Nobody is happier with the outcome than those assholes.
     
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    Indeed, Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, Beck and many of the anti-GOP wannabee cons are division pimps.
     
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    That is not the only problem. It is not that the radical fringe makes stupid comments but that the mainstream "sane" republicans are afraid to tell them to STFU
     
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    A vested, financial interest in keeping the sides apart, yet none of their followers appear to see that.

    Same thing applies on the other "side", but the GOP is the party with the problems right now.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6K7PfNJUEI]Ed Schultz -Republicans want you dead! - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Holy hippopotamus! For the Republicans to reject anti-intellectualism would require tossing most of the social conservatives under the bus, as well as supply side economic theory and the idea that personal responsibility is required of the poor, working poor and middle class yet is irrelevant and unnecessary to the lives of Wall Street Bankers, Brokers and of course CEO's, Hedge Fund Managers and Members of Congress.
     

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