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(CBS News)   Gov Bobby Jindal (R -La) experiences his "Come to Obama" moment   (cbsnews.com) divider line 335
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2012-08-28 11:10:50 AM  

RyogaM: If Jindal really, really wants this money, no strings attached, a big ol' black check, he does have other options than Obama. He is free to write a letter to the Republican leadership in the House and the Senate and request that they provide the funds he seeks. It's not that hard.


You should wait until you finish the fifth grade to discuss matters learned in civics class.
 
2012-08-28 11:15:45 AM  

Delay: Hey, Bobby, don't you have some actual work to do? Link: Isaac before landfall


Cool. I'll be checking that out repeatedly. OMGWE'REALLGOINGTODIE
 
2012-08-28 11:17:02 AM  

Green Scorpio: RyogaM: If Jindal really, really wants this money, no strings attached, a big ol' black check, he does have other options than Obama. He is free to write a letter to the Republican leadership in the House and the Senate and request that they provide the funds he seeks. It's not that hard.

You should wait until you finish the fifth grade to discuss matters learned in civics class.


Explain to me why I'm wrong.
 
2012-08-28 11:18:25 AM  

karnal: Sure - turn this natural disaster into a partisan play. Obama's defining moment!? Nope - his defining moment was the killing of Bin Laden....and we all know how much he had to do with that.


If the mission had gone tits up Obama never would have heard the end of Republican whining. No matter how you slice it he gave the order to go in rather than just blow the compound up. We got lots of intelligence info and confirmation of Bin Laden's death.

I guess it's OK for Bushie to fly in on an aircraft carrier and declare Mission Accomplished.
 
2012-08-28 11:18:38 AM  
Is somebody getting paid for each use of the word 'bootstrap' in this thread? Or is it just group think?
 
2012-08-28 11:20:43 AM  

Sgt Otter: Paul Baumer: If nothing else, I hope this focuses attention on the fact that Obama's FEMA director actually worked for 20 years in emergency management, as opposed to the Brownie - hired AFTER 9/11 - whose resume was Dancing Horse Society Director.

You know, I get that giving wealthy donors the ambassadorship to Luxembourg or making them head of the President's Council on Jazzercise is a long-standing tradition on both sides...but the head of farking FEMA?


And the thing is, statistically you know FEMA is going to be called out several times a year to a greater or lesser extent, and at least one big one every couple of years, so it's not even if you can pretend you can get lucky and his leadership wouldn't be needed for his term in charge. It does make you wonder if the accusation the GOP is "proving government sucks by screwing it up" isn't just hyperbole/satire, but an accurate assessment of their strategy. It seems like it should be too silly to be real and just an exaggeration, but stuff like that appointment really make you wonder.
 
2012-08-28 11:21:57 AM  
He's like almost all Republicans. The govt. spending that benefits him is OK. Govt. spending that benefits people he doesn't like is bad. It's the "fark you, I got mine" party.
 
2012-08-28 11:23:39 AM  

xria: It does make you wonder if the accusation the GOP is "proving government sucks by screwing it up" isn't just hyperbole/satire, but an accurate assessment of their strategy.


It's been painfully clear for almost a decade that this is exactly what they're doing willfully and maliciously, and you're still dithering?
 
2012-08-28 11:24:55 AM  
Actually it's far longer than a decade. Newt Gingrich's GOP orchestrated the government shutdown in 1995 and 1996 -- again, deliberately and maliciously -- and it backfired on the scumbag very quickly.
 
2012-08-28 11:26:04 AM  

domino324: I love it, Obama offers boots on the ground, and Jindal is all "no no, just cut us a check for everything we spend!"

What's he planning on paying for? I would assume emergency personnel and supplies, which Obama's offering directly.

If I were to put on my tinfoil hat, I'd say there's some profiteering by some rich old men that Bobby wants to launder through this emergency.


Not even tinfoil, just smart betting odds.
 
2012-08-28 11:30:17 AM  
Jindal: "We need more federal money"

Obama: "We're sending three truckloads of bootstraps Bobby"

Jindal: "Drats! Hoisted by my own petard!"
 
2012-08-28 11:30:28 AM  

trappedspirit: Is somebody getting paid for each use of the word 'bootstrap' in this thread? Or is it just group think?


It's a term beloved by the GOP apologists who happen to be rugged individualist that would never under any circumstances need governmental support. When said rugged individualists ask for governmental support it is fun to point our their complete and utter hypocrisy by using their buzzwords and catch phrases against them.
 
2012-08-28 11:30:55 AM  
Obama should hold an hour-long press conference detailing his decision-making process in this matter, specifying how the funds are going the be used, discussing the importance of federal aid to the states, etc.

. . . just so he can use the terms "Bobby Jindal" and "government money" in the same sentence a thousand times.
 
2012-08-28 11:33:00 AM  
Business owners are readying to repair levys and repave roads.
 
2012-08-28 11:33:52 AM  

trappedspirit: Is somebody getting paid for each use of the word 'bootstrap' in this thread? Or is it just group think?


Drink!
 
2012-08-28 11:38:28 AM  
Hey all you farking commies, last I checked citizens of LA are forced pay federal income tax, so quit your biatchin!
 
2012-08-28 11:38:28 AM  

max_pooper: trappedspirit: Is somebody getting paid for each use of the word 'bootstrap' in this thread? Or is it just group think?

It's a term beloved by the GOP apologists who happen to be rugged individualist that would never under any circumstances need governmental support. When said rugged individualists ask for governmental support it is fun to point our their complete and utter hypocrisy by using their buzzwords and catch phrases against them.


What's strangest about it is that the expression, "hoist yourself by your own bootstraps", is meant to be absurd in the first place, and they have co-opted it as an example of their self-reliance.
 
2012-08-28 11:42:37 AM  

gomundo: Hey all you farking commies, last I checked citizens of LA are forced pay federal income tax, so quit your biatchin!


Yeah but LA already gets $1.44 for every dollar they pay in federal taxes, isn't it time they stop suckling at the federal taxpayers teat? Bobby "Uncle Sugar will take of us" Jindal should put his Socialist hand back in his pocket.
 
2012-08-28 11:43:24 AM  
What people forget about "bootstrapping" is that it's an act which is physically impossible.
 
2012-08-28 11:46:17 AM  
We needs a few hundred million more dollars to funnel towards my donors' dredging companies, so we can build more sand berms (new window).

But could the federal government reimburse please? Thanks!

-Bobby
 
2012-08-28 11:48:28 AM  

RussianPooper: What's strangest about it is that the expression, "hoist yourself by your own bootstraps", is meant to be absurd in the first place, and they have co-opted it as an example of their self-reliance.


Who co-opted it now? I've never seen a rightwinger use the term.
 
2012-08-28 11:49:23 AM  

wjmorris3: cabbyman: Why doesn't Obama just send in the army to make sure we don't have another bad thing happen?

Because if Jindal had any guts, he'd mobilize the state police to prevent that.


HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Oh, shiat, thank you. I needed a laugh like that today.
 
2012-08-28 11:51:17 AM  

The Name: Obama should hold an hour-long press conference detailing his decision-making process in this matter, specifying how the funds are going the be used, discussing the importance of federal aid to the states, etc.

. . . just so he can use the terms "Bobby Jindal" and "government money" in the same sentence a thousand times.


Ermahgerd, This so much.
 
2012-08-28 11:52:18 AM  
Well, who could have possibly predicted that sand would shift when it's saturated with water? It's not like you could recreate that experiment in a tupperware container and get that exact same result... oh wait.

Yeah, that's really the kind of genius you want to give a blank cheque to.
 
2012-08-28 11:54:32 AM  
So Jindal wants a bigger government handout now?
 
2012-08-28 11:56:00 AM  
how did this assclown get elected governor in the first place?
 
2012-08-28 11:58:06 AM  

clevershark: Well, who could have possibly predicted that sand would shift when it's saturated with water? It's not like you could recreate that experiment in a tupperware container and get that exact same result... oh wait.

Yeah, that's really the kind of genius you want to give a blank cheque to.


Quit making fun of the Jindalberms! It was God's will that the sand collapsed when it got wet. There was no way to have known.
 
2012-08-28 11:58:50 AM  

RyogaM: JackieRabbit: RyogaM: If Jindal really, really wants this money, no strings attached, a big ol' black check, he does have other options than Obama. He is free to write a letter to the Republican leadership in the House and the Senate and request that they provide the funds he seeks. It's not that hard.

No, they won't. The Congress may appropriate money for such a purpose, but they have no authority to disburse it. That authority resides solely with the Office of the President of the United States. He is the chief executive and he runs the government, not Congress.

Right, but it's more likely to be disbursed if the Congress authorizes it first. Can the president even refuse to disburse funds appropriated by the Congress? I thought that was settled with a no.

In fact, what Jindal is requesting marks a dangerous precedent. He's basically saying the president should have sole discretion to disburse federal money to states to reimburse a state for ordinary state expenses, ordinary meaning, a state in a hurricane prone area should ordinary be preparing for hurricanes, without any Congressional oversight. Sees dangerous to me.


When the president declares a state of emergency, he can disburse money without congressional approval. If the amount is quite large, he can ask Congress for a special appropriation, so that he doesn't have to divert too much money from federal programs. The president is not required to spend any money appropriated by Congress for a specific use. He can issue an executive order to not pursue the funded activity and leave the money in the treasury. He cannot divert the money to other uses, however.

Jindal is just playing politics and attempting to paint the president. The State of Louisiana, like all states, receives annual federal funding to assist with hurricane and other disaster planning. After Karina, one would think that the state would now have a fully funded storm preparation plan. If they don't, that reflects badly on Jindal and his government. If I were Jindal, I'd be backing away with a confrontation with Barack Obama over this. It's one thing to attempt to politically embarrass the president, but outright pissing him off, when you need his help, is not going to get you anywhere.
 
2012-08-28 12:01:05 PM  
@MikeMc those figures have been debunked many times over. Anyway come November you lose!
 
2012-08-28 12:03:40 PM  
Everyone's a socialist when their house is burning down.
 
2012-08-28 12:08:32 PM  

Mrbogey: RussianPooper: What's strangest about it is that the expression, "hoist yourself by your own bootstraps", is meant to be absurd in the first place, and they have co-opted it as an example of their self-reliance.

Who co-opted it now? I've never seen a rightwinger use the term.


Really?

"I got my education from the University of Idaho because that's what I could afford. No, I don't come from the self-proclaimed 'movers and shakers' group and that's fine with me. It's caused me, or rather, allowed me, to work harder and pull myself up by my bootstraps without anyone else helping me. I think it allows me to be in touch with the vast majority of Americans who are in the same position that I am."

Sarah Palin, Republican Vice Presidential Nominee 2008.
 
2012-08-28 12:10:46 PM  

The Muthaship: propasaurus: Eric Cantor, for one.

Now, while I do think that was bad, he was not against Joplin getting aid. He just wanted some offsetting cuts in what he viewed as wasteful spending. Damn bad time to try that maneuver though.


That's one way to put it. Another would be that he held Joplin hostage for his pet-cuts. Seriously, it was disgusting, unprincipled grandstanding and Eric Cantor should be universally reviled for even being willing to play games with a natural disaster like that. Farking sociopath.
 
2012-08-28 12:12:17 PM  

karnal: Sure - turn this natural disaster into a partisan play. Obama's defining moment!? Nope - his defining moment was the killing of Bin Laden....and we all know how much he had to do with that.


I thought his defining moment was when Obamacare was upheld by the Supreme Court. No? Something else?
 
2012-08-28 12:13:11 PM  
Princess Jindal: "Save me Oba-Ma. You're my only hope."
 
2012-08-28 12:13:24 PM  
It's not socialism when we do it! Emergency of not, stick to your farking guns you rotten POS.
 
2012-08-28 12:18:45 PM  

clevershark: What people forget about "bootstrapping" is that it's an act which is physically impossible.


You can pull on your bootstraps all you want, but it'll just bring you down to the ground where you're easier to walk over.

Which is the point.
 
2012-08-28 12:20:30 PM  

beta_plus: 1) Federal Liberals: Tax people too heavily so the conservative states can't get that money

2) Conservative States ask federal liberals for some of that money back for things like roads and emergency services such as extra law enforcement

3) Federal Liberals "HAHAHAHA! Now you like big government!"

/this is what liberals actually do and believe
//LA really hates it since Federal Liberals used that taxing power to force the drinking age to 21


Reagan even threatened to withhold federal highway funds from states that didn't ratify the National Minimum Drinking Age Act:

http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/YouthIssues/1092767630.html
 
2012-08-28 12:22:51 PM  

Wittenberg Dropout: It's not socialism when we do it! Emergency of not, stick to your farking guns you rotten POS.


No. Help your constituency, even if it makes you a contemptible hypocrite.

Better a hypocrite than a murderer.

There are times to renege on a commitment. In this case, it's not taking aid that makes Jindal a shiatwaffle. It's his constant braying about OTHER people taking aid. It's his attempts to deny other people aid. It's his politicizing of national tragedy and it's his willingness to be so blatantly duplicitous about his principles.

It will be annoying if he's given the blank check and he proceeds to use it to pay his buddies. It will be annoying if he's not given a blank check, but rather a reasonable compromise which he mismanages and then it will be even more annoying if he then pretends that this is somehow Obama's fault.

But taking federal money to make sure people don't die in the streets? Hard to get mad at the man.
 
2012-08-28 12:27:42 PM  

Thunderpipes: impaler: Jindal, a Republican, shot back late Monday in a letter to the Obama administration that the declaration fell short of the help he was requesting.

It's nice to see Republicans be all bootstrappy and shat.

Give him all he asks and more, and make sure there is a bumper sticker on every piece of equipment that says "WE built this."

Obama wants to deny funds paid by taxpayers in the first place? Fine. The state can declare its citizens immune from federal income tax.

Man, libs are dumbasses.


I thought everyone in NOLA was a welfare queen who just wanted big daddy government to take care of them, but now they are hard-working tax-paying citizens?

Which is it Thunderpipes?
 
2012-08-28 12:28:57 PM  

b0rg9: [i.imgur.com image 265x240]
"Come to Butthead..."


Aw - thanks....I was really hoping to see this!
 
2012-08-28 12:41:53 PM  

andhravodu: PC LOAD LETTER: andhravodu: Lost Thought 00: It's not wasteful spending if it benefits Republicans.

Please don't be obtuse. The dude is asking for help to the state he governs. It's an entire state with people who have experienced tragedy not too far out. This isn't a my party vs. other party moment

Give me a fracking break. He rejected the expansion of Medicaid, which also helps people in the state he governs. Not affording medical care is pretty damn tragic. Just not at "dramatic" as a Hurricane. It really doesn't matter if you are miserable because you lost your house or because you can't afford medical care you need. Sometimes the two are related, as well.

Sure he has his problems. But in case of an impending storm which needs immediate attention, are you looking to make this our guy vs. their guy?


No, we're just pointing out his hypocrisy. Believe it or not, a Fark discussion is not going to determine whether he gets his money. And neither is your white-knighting him.
 
2012-08-28 12:45:23 PM  

gomundo: @MikeMc those figures have been debunked many times over. Anyway come November you lose!


By who? Rinse Prius or Bobby Jindal?
 
2012-08-28 12:47:56 PM  

BeesNuts: No. Help your constituency, even if it makes you a contemptible hypocrite.

Better a hypocrite than a murderer.


He's asking for federal money to reimburse the state for any money it spends. That's not the same thing as "OMGWTFBBQ people are dying we need help!!!!111!"
 
2012-08-28 12:50:33 PM  

gomundo: Hey all you farking commies, last I checked citizens of LA are forced pay federal income tax, so quit your biatchin!


Last time I checked LA was a State that takes more than it gives. Nothing wrong with that but it does make you look stupid when you shiat on a system that protects your existence.
 
2012-08-28 12:50:52 PM  

JackieRabbit: RyogaM: JackieRabbit: RyogaM: I

When the president declares a state of emergency, he can disburse money without congressional approval. If the amount is quite large, he can ask Congress for a special appropriation, so that he doesn't have to divert too much money from federal programs. The president is not required to spend any money appropriated by Congress for a specific use. He can issue an executive order to not pursue the funded activity and leave the money in the treasury. He cannot divert the money to other uses, however.

Jindal is just playing politics and attempting to paint the president. The State of Louisiana, like all states, receives annual federal funding to assist with hurricane and other disaster planning. After Karina, one would think that the state would now have a fully funded storm preparation plan. If they don't, that reflects badl ...


Thanks for the education.
 
2012-08-28 12:52:27 PM  
Remember when Obama forced BP to put $20 Billion aside for clean-up efforts (mostly for LA) and Republicans apologized for Obama's behavior to the oil industry. Good times.
 
2012-08-28 01:08:55 PM  
I think Jindal should hire Curt Schilling as a consultant on this matter. Curt is really great at procuring government funds.
 
2012-08-28 01:09:16 PM  

gomundo: @MikeMc those figures have been debunked many times over. Anyway come November you lose!


Three statisticals..

1. 30% of Johnson supporters for Romney
2. 1 in 7 undecided
3. Silent Majority

Romney wins. You guys are gonna be sooo pissed off.
 
2012-08-28 01:11:57 PM  

RexTalionis: Born_Again_Bavarian: Perhaps. Maybe if Louisiana was having some kind of unexpected emergency like a earthquake, volcano or zombie invasion. However, the problem here is hurricanes are very common on the Gulf Coast. And the expenses associated with Gulf Coast hurricanes aren't some crazy completely unexpected event.

Tell me, considering that hurricanes are so very common on the Gulf Coast, how well did Louisiana do in 2005?


After being told how many times their levies were insufficient and in desperate need of maintenance, repair or flat out replacement?

Other areas of LA got hit jyst as bad, but fared far better cause they did the did listen instead of suing the corps of engineers afterwards.
 
2012-08-28 01:12:37 PM  

Green Scorpio: RyogaM: If Jindal really, really wants this money, no strings attached, a big ol' black check, he does have other options than Obama. He is free to write a letter to the Republican leadership in the House and the Senate and request that they provide the funds he seeks. It's not that hard.

You should wait until you finish the fifth grade to discuss matters learned in civics class.


So should you. Obama can disperse money that is already earmarked for FEMA, and it appears that he has chosen to do so with federal oversight (which Mr. Jindal does not like). Congress, OTOH, can create an emergency appropriations bill to create a new earmark that the executive branch would be obligated to disperse as required by the bill. Unless he were to veto it, and Congress could not overcome the veto, of course.
 
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