Bobby Jindal thinks that prospective Republican candidates for 2016 should “get their head examined” and said that Republicans should “stop being the stupid party,” in recent comments.

Jindal, who has long been rumored to have national ambitions, appears to believe the GOP has been goaded into fights with President Obama and the Democrats on issues they can’t seem to win on:

A majority of American voters think that the government is trying to do too much. They want smaller government yet they still voted for President Obama — that means we’re not winning the conversation. We’re not presenting our ideas. We’re not in that debate as well as we should be,” Jindal said on Fox News.

Does Jindal have a point here? Are Republicans being maneuvered into fighting Democrats over issues that Democrats can win elections on?

Comments

  • gururussell

    I agree with him 100%.
    Unfortunately for conservatives, our recent options for GOP Presidential nominee have fallen into one of two unappealing categories:
    A) Candidates who are ideologically sound (conservative), but are flawed candidates, largely due to their inability to communicate without tasting shoe leather.
    (Bachmann, Cain, Perry, and, to a lesser extent, Santorum, Gingrich)
    B) Slick candidates who are not conservatives, but are attractive and well-spoken.
    (Romney, Huntsman, …)

    We MUST pick a candidate who is both ARTICULATE and CONSERVATIVE next time.
    I certainly think that Jindal fits the bill, and is positioning himself as such.

    • Anonymous

      I think Paul the Younger is doing a better job of positioning himself to be the leader for Conservatives.

      • Anonymous

        I agree with you regarding Rand. He is dong a much better job than Ron was able to do. Ron’s tweet this week regarding the murdered war hero was just another a reminder and another glimpse into why Ron Paul is disregarded by serious minded voters.

        • Anonymous

          I see a Paul vote in your future….

          • Anonymous

            I would not rule out a Rand vote. I like the guy.

    • Anonymous

      I very much agree with your sentiments, Guru.

      By the way, I am glad that PD is still alive thus far and we can banter some more. I hope the new management will take PD to the next level. It is a good concept for a political site.