Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal certainly is trying to strengthen his position in the conservative base in the Republican Party. He is doing that even at the cost of perhaps selling his soul to the far Rush Limbaugh wing of the GOP. Jindal is trying to get this done by appealing to those who feel like Limbaugh in that they have had to grab the ankles and hope that President Barack Obama succeeds because he is black. Jindal did not say that, but you have to wonder if the thought (or a similar one) was perhaps swimming around in the back of his head waiting to erupt like a volcano (oops).
Said Jindal, as quoted by CNN:
“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,” Jindal said at a political fundraiser attended by 1,200 people. “This is political correctness run amok.”
Perhaps Jindal has a short memory and simply has forgotten all those who were accused of being anti-American for their opposition to initiatives of former president George W. Bush. That must have slipped Bobby’s mind while he was trying to raise funds and throw red meat at a conservative base that hates (or, at best, strongly dislikes) President Obama.
Jindal further added that he would “not be brow beaten on this, and I will not kowtow to their correctness. My answer to the question is very simple: ‘Do you want the president to fail?’ It depends on what he is trying to do.”
So, with that, Bobby Jindal officially sold his soul to the far right wing of the Republican base … and he did it for some potential votes in 2012. It appears that Michael Steele now has some company. It is amazing how all these people want our president and our commander in chief to fail all of a sudden. For as much as many liberals and moderates disagreed with President Bush, protested and challenged many of his decisions, I can’t remember nearly this amount of regular people and high-ranking public officials in such an open and almost sinister fashion hoping for the president to fail. I guess D.L. Hughley was right when he said that Rush Limbaugh was the de facto leader of the Republican Party. It appears Gov. Bobby Jindal is now taking his orders from Limbaugh.
Bobby Jindal would be wise to watch his step in the Republican Party. Steele stepped out of line and was lashed pretty good by the de facto leader of the GOP.