It’s going to be quite a ride watching the Republicans try to reorganize themselves. They really want power. They should focus on issues and developing policy. Their only policy is their stubborn ideology regardless of circumstances.
Governor Bobby Jindal is trying to position himself for a presidential bid for 2012. He says it’s time for the GOP to stand up to President Obama.
Of course it is. Why wait until you have ideas?
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal again found himself carrying the Republican mantle opposite a primetime appearance from President Barack Obama on Tuesday, saying Republicans must be ready to defy the president when they disagree with his policies. He also joked about his widely panned response to Obama’s address to Congress last month.
“We are now in the position of being the loyal opposition,” Jindal said at a Republican congressional fundraising dinner that only by coincidence fell on the same night as Obama’s news conference. “The right question to ask is not if we want the president to fail or succeed, but whether we want America to succeed.”
Saying “the time for talking about the past is over,” Jindal said Republicans have begun to find their voice after back-to-back elections losses — motivated by what he called historic Democratic spending excess.
“The time for talking about the past is over.” Of course it is. The past is how we got into the mess we’re in right now: Republican policies, George W. Bush, historic Republican spending excess.
Yes, and don’t you forget it: Historic Republican spending excess. In all the wrong places.
Stand up, Bobby. Repackage for us the same, old, dangerous Republican policies that paved the way for the Great George W. Bush Recession — and thank Americans they tossed your party’s sorry collective asses the hell out of Dodge.