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(Washington Post)   Oh, look. Another Republican who's using a "I hate the current state of the Republican party and I'm not like them at all even though I won't leave the party" speech as a way to position himself for a future presidential run   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 130
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2013-01-24 08:30:18 AM
Is it Christie? (checks article) Damn.
 
2013-01-24 08:45:43 AM
By obsessing with zeroes on the budget spreadsheet, we send a not-so-subtle signal that the focus of our country is on the phony economy of Washington

How is the economic activity surrounding the federal government any less "real" than any other economic activity?
 
2013-01-24 08:55:47 AM

Sybarite: By obsessing with zeroes on the budget spreadsheet, we send a not-so-subtle signal that the focus of our country is on the phony economy of Washington

How is the economic activity surrounding the federal government any less "real" than any other economic activity?


It works in their favor to pretend it's not real.  It furthers the goal of minarchism to say that the government doesn't affect anything, especially the economy.
 
2013-01-24 09:18:43 AM
What's he supposed to say, "nope - don't change a thing"?

The Republicans need somebody with Clinton-style pimp hand. Probably that's Christie.
 
2013-01-24 09:24:26 AM

Gulper Eel: What's he supposed to say, "nope - don't change a thing"?

The Republicans need somebody with Clinton-style pimp hand. Probably that's Christie.


Christie doesn't have any substantial policy differences with the rest of the Republican party.
 
2013-01-24 09:25:24 AM

Philip Francis Queeg: Gulper Eel: What's he supposed to say, "nope - don't change a thing"?

The Republicans need somebody with Clinton-style pimp hand. Probably that's Christie.

Christie doesn't have any substantial policy differences with the rest of the Republican party.


Plus, he's an asshole.
 
2013-01-24 09:25:39 AM
"A debate about which party can better manage the federal government is a very small and short-sighted debate," Jindal will tell the RNC members gathered in Charlotte, N.C. for the organization's winter meeting, according to a copy of the speech provided to The Fix. "If our vision is not bigger than that, we do not deserve to win."

Yeah, it sounds like he wants the GOP to fight the Democrats harder, not compromise.
 
2013-01-24 09:25:50 AM
Why should we trust a GOP farktard that is planning on cutting hospice and end of life care to people on Medicaid? And yes, that would also hit those elderly who live in nursing homes/hospice care (as those programs are paid for under Medicaid).
 
2013-01-24 09:27:17 AM

hillbillypharmacist: It works in their favor to pretend it's not real.  It furthers the goal of minarchism to say that the government doesn't affect anything, especially the economy.


Which is why they work so hard to get control of the government? And cry so hard when they lose it? Because it matters so little.

These people are stupid.
 
2013-01-24 09:28:00 AM

Gulper Eel: What's he supposed to say, "nope - don't change a thing"?


Seems to me he did.

"It''s time for a new Republican party that talks like adults [Re:Akin/Murdock]."

The stances are fine, just talk nicer when you accuse a woman of lying about being raped. And find an adult way to tell women we're gonna go ahead and force you to birth your rape baby.

"The first step in getting voters to like you is to demonstrate that you like them."

Heh, find ways to pretend you like minorities. Immigration reform can still suck it and screw that Dream Act thing. But maybe find a black friend or two and get some photo ops?

"we send a not-so-subtle signal that the focus of our country is on the phony economy of Washington, instead of the real economy out here in Charlotte, and Shreveport (La.), and Cheyenne (Wyo.)"

Our economic policies are great. Just make sure you talk more about how our economic policies help the economy and less about the budget.
 
2013-01-24 09:28:33 AM
Hooray for exorcisms in the Oval Office!
 
2013-01-24 09:30:22 AM

Cythraul: Is it Christie? (checks article) Damn.


I wonder if he has the stomach to run as an independent.
 
2013-01-24 09:31:06 AM
Damned if you do, damned if you don't, eh subby?
 
2013-01-24 09:31:32 AM
And the 2016 Clown Car has a new passenger!
 
2013-01-24 09:37:25 AM
Why, did they start monitoring volcanos or something?

2016 GOP primary debates with Kenneth the Page are going to destroy my already near-pickled liver.
 
2013-01-24 09:37:31 AM
While it is political posturing, he was critical of the GOP during the election as well. The GOP needs more people like him calling out their own if they ever want to remove the taint that the Tea Party has given them.
 
2013-01-24 09:37:55 AM

Diogenes: Hooray for exorcisms in the Oval Office!


I do like a 'trimmed' man, but that's really something that should be done in a hospital or medica -- oh... nevermind.
 
2013-01-24 09:38:21 AM
Piyush the anchor baby?
 
2013-01-24 09:38:23 AM
What about the volcanoes?
 
2013-01-24 09:41:33 AM

Cythraul: Plus, he's an asshole.


That's okay. Christie's an asshole to just about everybody. That's his charm.
 
2013-01-24 09:41:53 AM
Fiscal Conservatism and Social Conservatism don't mix well. One upholds small government and freedom, while the latter wants big brother policing morals based on their bigoted views.
 
2013-01-24 09:42:52 AM
Jindal has been doing this since, literally, the day after the election.
 
2013-01-24 09:42:57 AM
Get back to me in 20 years. The GOP is going to have to go through some SERIOUS changes for me to even consider voting for them anytime soon. Talk is cheap, and right now, that's all Christie (and the rest of these so-called Maverick pussies) have done.
 
2013-01-24 09:43:36 AM
Nothing he said is in any way relevant to reality. Is there some special local economy that operates in a vacuum, unconnected to the federal budget? This is his way of saying we need to cut corporate taxes, and pay for them by drawing more wealth out of the poor and middle class. Truly a revolutionary idea in the Republican party.
 
2013-01-24 09:43:53 AM
the real economy out here in Charlotte, and Shreveport (La.), and Cheyenne (Wyo.),

Love the alliteration there. I swear, everything these guys say has to sound like a friggin' bumper sticker slogan.
 
2013-01-24 09:44:19 AM

Cythraul: Philip Francis Queeg: Gulper Eel: What's he supposed to say, "nope - don't change a thing"?

The Republicans need somebody with Clinton-style pimp hand. Probably that's Christie.

Christie doesn't have any substantial policy differences with the rest of the Republican party.

Plus, he's an asshole.


Isn't that redundant with he doesn't have any policy differences with the rest of the Republican party?
 
2013-01-24 09:44:23 AM

toomuchwhargarbl: hillbillypharmacist: It furthers the goal of minarchism to say that the government doesn't affect anything, especially the economy.

Which is why they work so hard to get control of the government? And cry so hard when they lose it? Because it matters so little.



A lawyer from Santa Monica actually made this argument to me on Facebook a few weeks ago. His point was that we should not tax rich people (like him) because it would contribute so little to reducing the deficit. I pointed out that if the amount in question was so trivially small, why fight it? Never was able to get a coherent  answer about that from him.

farkatude like that is why I don't use Facebook anymore.
 
2013-01-24 09:44:26 AM
He's a king whore amongst whores in the world of politics. He graduated with honors in double majors at age 20 from Brown, with one of the degrees in biology. He was then offered acceptance into both Yale and Harvard Medical Schools, but passed on those to be a Rhodes Scholar. But get this: He publicly states he believes in creationism. What does he feel inside saying that? Does it even affect him to lie with volcano-sized grandeur? He also "found Jesus" around the same time he launched his political career. Yeah, all politicians lie, but that little worm Piyush Jindal possesses an almost super-human power at bullsh*ting.
 
2013-01-24 09:45:11 AM
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Golly Gosh, guys.  Can we stop it with the rape already?
 
2013-01-24 09:45:35 AM
You should never read anything that contains the phrase "speaking truth to power"
 
2013-01-24 09:47:11 AM
So, Bobby Jindal is now a "libertarian?"
 
2013-01-24 09:47:17 AM

Gulper Eel: Cythraul: Plus, he's an asshole.

That's okay. Christie's an asshole to just about everybody. That's his charm.


He's an asshole legislatively as well.
 
2013-01-24 09:47:18 AM

AurizenDarkstar: Why should we trust a GOP farktard that is planning on cutting hospice and end of life care to people on Medicaid? And yes, that would also hit those elderly who live in nursing homes/hospice care (as those programs are paid for under Medicaid).


Don't forget the exorcism in college...

Plus, he's brown, so a non starter as far as national republican politics goes.

tricycleracer: Cythraul: Is it Christie? (checks article) Damn.

I wonder if he has the stomach to run as an independent.


He has the stomach to run as his own state.

/see what you did there I did.
 
2013-01-24 09:47:42 AM
Bobby Jindal has about as much chance in a Republican primary as Newt Gingrich or Ann Coulter.
 
2013-01-24 09:52:46 AM

Johnny Swank: Talk is cheap, and right now, that's all Christie (and the rest of these so-called Maverick pussies) have done.


Remember when John McCain was a "Maverick"? The Party has ways to bring the mavericks back in line. But not the Rogues. Lord no, not the Rogues!

Sarah Palin is the Parties only hope now.
 
2013-01-24 09:54:13 AM

2wolves: What about the volcanoes?


I was thinking that, if he runs in 2016 I'm going to make a "Volcanoes of Jindal" sign and argue that volcanoes don't need government oversight and that should to be able to do whatever the free-market wants.
 
2013-01-24 09:54:52 AM

tricycleracer: Cythraul: Is it Christie? (checks article) Damn.

I wonder if he has the stomach to run as an independent.


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"I got the stomach for another canoli. Just a little one?"
 
2013-01-24 09:55:42 AM

DrRatchet: I pointed out that if the amount in question was so trivially small, why fight it?


It's small on the grand scale...not so small to the individual.

But then again, the unity of a nation's spirit and will are worth far more than the freedom of the spirit and will of an individual, right?
 
2013-01-24 10:01:30 AM
Bobby Jindal for POTUS?

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2013-01-24 10:07:37 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: DrRatchet: I pointed out that if the amount in question was so trivially small, why fight it?

It's small on the grand scale...not so small to the individual.

But then again, the unity of a nation's spirit and will are worth far more than the freedom of the spirit and will of an individual, right?


Man, the parallels you draw make you a total shiatlord.
 
2013-01-24 10:12:52 AM
Bobby "Rape Factory" Jindal is trying to paint himself as a moderate now?
 
2013-01-24 10:18:39 AM
Funny, this always seems to happen after a GOP loss, but nothing ever changes, does it?
 
2013-01-24 10:21:27 AM

Bloody William: Man, the parallels you draw make you a total shiatlord.


Hit a nerve eh? Sorry.
 
2013-01-24 10:22:03 AM

EyeballKid: So, Bobby PiyushJindal is now a "libertarian?"


Sorry, pet peeve.
 
2013-01-24 10:22:40 AM

Lord_Baull: Funny, this always seems to happen after a GOP loss, but nothing ever changes, does it?


Things do change. The Republicans get more regressive and more offensive after their losses. And their wins, for that matter.
 
2013-01-24 10:23:33 AM
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2013-01-24 10:24:39 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: Bloody William: Man, the parallels you draw make you a total shiatlord.

Hit a nerve eh? Sorry.


No, I'm just calling you a shiatlord because you turn every discussion about the role of government and taxation into some dark Stalinistic destruction of the individual. Your hyperbole makes it impossible to discuss what levels taxes should be and what the role of government should be because you constantly fall back on parallels with totalitarian overtones. You seem to work from a position that government and taxation are fundamentally evil and wrong, and while I have no illusions that you believe that, your parallels make discussion impossible. Thus, you're a shiatlord.
 
2013-01-24 10:25:12 AM

Reverend J: 2wolves: What about the volcanoes?

I was thinking that, if he runs in 2016 I'm going to make a "Volcanoes of Jindal" sign and argue that volcanoes don't need government oversight and that should to be able to do whatever the free-market wants.



I assume you mean Volcanos FOR Jindal.
I'd like to see a bumper sticker that reads: I'm a capitalist volcano and I vote! or End oppressive government monitoring NOW!
 
2013-01-24 10:25:48 AM

Gulper Eel: Cythraul: Plus, he's an asshole.

That's okay. Christie's an asshole to just about everybody. That's his charm.


There's a difference between acting like an asshole and being one.  Once a month, the local radio station has had "Ask the Governor" for something like 10 years now and Christie seems like a pretty decent guy, overall.  Yeah, he can be an asshole at times and you're right--it kinda is part of his charm.

However, with the exception of his handling of Hurricane Sandy, Christie's policies SUCK.  That's what makes him an asshole.

/Screw you for vetoing gay marriage, Christie
//And clean up your own house instead of blaming teachers for everything that's wrong in NJ
 
2013-01-24 10:28:16 AM
"The first step in getting voters to like you is to demonstrate that you like them."

Or, you know, offer policies that would benefit voters.
Or, stop alienating voters by demostrating a complete lack of medical knowledge.
Or, stop alienating voters by sweeping into Congress by claiming to rebuild the economy, but instead focus on abortion.

But I'm sure the first step is to get them to like you. Yeah.
 
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