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last 24 hours | nytimes
Bobby Jindal Rises and Falls Because of Ambition - The New York Times - New York Times

"...He's hardly the first politician to pander. But, Republicans acknowledge, Mr. Jindal's pandering is too obvious.On the biggest issue, Louisiana's fiscal crisis, he gave veto power over taxes to Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform, the Washington anti-tax group. For most of his governorship, he cut taxes.He fashioned a series of education reforms but didn't adequately fund them.Mr. Jindal initially favored the Common Core education standards; he flipped when conservatives rallied against the program. Higher education was hit hardest in the budget: Since the recession, we are No. 1 in America in reducing funding of our colleges and universities, says State Treasurer John Kennedy, a Republican. That's not a record to be proud of. Facing a $1.6 billion shortfall this year caused by the slump in oil prices and the tax cuts Mr. Jindal devised a ruse that raised fees for college students, then offset that with a credit that was supposed to camouflage cuts in corporate tax breaks and an increase in cigarette taxes...." see full article

1285 days ago | bustle
Bobby Jindal's "Tanned" T-Shirt Is The Wrong Message To Send To People Of ... - Bustle
"...Yes, that image you're looking at is an official T-shirt being offered by Bobby Jindal's campaign website. In fact, not only is it being sold for $20 a pop, it's being presented as a limited edition Tee, which basically tells Jindal supporters, Better hurry! This is an exclusive product that you have to grab before it's gone! But Bobby Jindal's Tanned T-shirt is so wrong that why no one paused to say, Hmm, this might not be a good idea is beyond me.The T-shirt, which also sports Jindal's much-ridiculed campaign logo, boldly presents his (un)official slogan, Tanned. Rested. Ready. The T-shirt listing also includes a disclaimer that colors are subject to change, but whether that means the colors might get a little tanner is unclear. More likely than not, they'll wash out and your Tee will actually get a little paler. (Sorry, folks.) The T-shirt plays off Jindal's presidential announcement speech, during which he openly referred to himself as tanned. ..." see full article

1298 days ago | vox
Bobby Jindal and Sam Brownback's ridiculous tax gimmicks, explained - Vox

"...But this month, in a major defeat for both, they were dragged, kicking and screaming, into raising taxes while desperately trying to insist they did nothing of the sort.In Louisiana, Jindal agreed that hundreds of millions of dollars more in revenue should be raised but he demanded the budget be designed in such a way that anti-tax activist Grover Norquist wouldn't count it as a tax hike.In Kansas, the legislature raised revenue by hiking the sales tax and the cigarette tax yet Brownback said it's "not accurate" to characterize the budget as raising taxes.While these weird contortions may look silly, they reveal a lot about the modern GOP and the power of its anti-tax wing...." see full article or see all articles on this topic

1305 days ago | slate
Bobby Jindal Found a Mind-Bendingly Stupid Way to Pretend He Didn't Just ... - Slate Magazine (blog)

"...While Kansas has become a strictly tragic cautionary tale about what happens when a politician actually tries to govern in line with radical conservative tax dogma, Louisiana is turning into more of a dark comedy. Coming into this year, the state was facing a $1.6 billion budget shortfall. Unfortunately, Gov. Bobby Jindal America's spirit of hopeless presidential ambition incarnate had signed Grover Norquist's pledge not to raise any taxes. This left lawmakers in a bit of a bind, since cutting their way to fiscal health would have meant decimating public health or higher education funding.Last week, however, legislators ultimately passed a budget that raised hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue, sparing hospitals and colleges. Better yet, Jindal says he'll sign it. So, how'd they square this circle?With a mind-numbing budget gimmick, of course. Here's how the Advocatedescribes what's become known as the "SAVE" program...." see full article

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1312 days ago | nola
Bobby Jindal's disgraceful fiscal legacy: Robert Mann -
"...Now that his final legislative session is history, and he will soon decamp to Des Moines to seek the presidency, it's time to begin the painful process of assessing Gov. Bobby Jindal's legacy. Say what you will about how he damaged higher education and public health care and the needless turmoil he created in elementary and secondary education. Rail against how he turned his religious beliefs into law, i.e., teaching creationism in our schools. Shake your head in disgust at how he ignored or exacerbated our worst problems poverty, income inequality, a regressive tax system and a hideous incarceration rate.History will be ruthless to Jindal on many fronts. Five years hence, however, I predict that if we remember Jindal's tenure for anything, it will be his disastrous stewardship of the state's finances. His ineptitude with budgets alone should disqualify him from supervising a small-town Dairy Queen, much less managing the U.S. government's executive branch...." see full article or see all articles on this topic

1315 days ago | salon
Capture the Duggar base: Bobby Jindal's desperate home-school Hail Mary is ... - Salon

"...On June 24, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, the state's most ambitious political personality since David Duke, is widely expected to announce his candidacy for the presidency. But, if conventional wisdom holds true, Jindal has just as much of a chance for the Republican nomination as Duke, the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, had when he ran in 1992.With his approval hovering between the high 20s and lower 30s, Jindal now has the dubious distinction of being the least popular governor in Louisiana history. Despite the fact that he's spent nearly half of the last two years hanging out in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Washington, D.C., his prospective presidential campaign has yet to gain any traction. When pollsters bother to include his name, Jindal has been consistently at the very bottom of an already-crowded field...." see full article

1319 days ago | washingtonpost
As he nears a 2016 bid, Louisiana's Bobby Jindal hits political bottom - Washington Post

"...Just weeks before he is expected to announce his presidential campaign, Bobby Jindal is at the nadir of his political career.The Republican governor is at open war with many of his erstwhile allies in the business community and the legislature. He spent weeks pushing a religious freedom bill that failed to pass, while having little contact with legislators trying to solve Louisiana's worst budget crisis in 25 years.Jindal is now so unpopular in deep-red Louisiana that his approval rating plunged to 32 percent in a recent poll compared with 42 percent for President Obama, who lost the state by 17 percentage points in 2012...." see full article

1320 days ago | salon
How Bobby Jindal lost everything: A one-time GOP hope, gutted by Grover ... - Salon

"...Jindal, a hard-charging former Rhodes Scholar, has always nursed grander ambitions, and voters generally gave him a pass. That was when things were going well.These days they're not, and Jindal's focus on the upcoming presidential primaries has taken a toll back home. While he was popular and powerful enough to avoid a reelection fight in 2011, by 2015 his approval rating had sunk to 27 percent, according to one poll; a friendly survey by his own consulting firm pegged the number at 46 percent, hardly a resounding vote of confidence.It's not just his frequent trips to places like Iowa, New Hampshire, and Washington, D.C., that have angered his constituents. (He spent 165 days out of state in 2014, according to The Advocate newspaper.) Nor is it only his odd forays into international and national affairs, from the tall tales in London about Muslim no-go zones, to his op-ed in The New York Times accusing companies that oppose religious freedom laws inspired by the spread of gay marriage of forming an unholy alliance with the radical liberals. It's not even his need to bask in the Robertsons' reflected glory...." see full article

1326 days ago | newsweek
How Bobby Jindal Broke the Louisiana Economy - Newsweek

"...It's not just his frequent trips to places like Iowa, New Hampshire and Washington, D.C., that have angered his constituents. (He spent 165 days out of state in 2014, according to The Advocate newspaper.) Nor is it only his odd forays into international and national affairs, from the tall tales in London about Muslim no-go zones, to his op-ed in The New York Times accusing companies that oppose religious freedom laws inspired by the spread of gay marriage of forming an unholy alliance with the radical liberals. It's not even his need to bask in the Robertsons' reflected glory.More than any of that, his constituents are frustrated that their governor can't be bothered to do his day job and when he does, that his actions are often transparently designed to build a national profile rather than meet Louisiana's needs...." see full article or see all articles on this topic

1326 days ago | reason
Bobby Jindal: 'Senator Paul Unsuited to Be Commander-in-Chief' - Reason (blog)
"...As Jindal's statement exemplifies, the GOP's seemingly limitless supply of hawks have an unacknowledged problem that goes far beyond Rand Paul. Namely, they know what they're against weakness! ISIS! Iran! Putin! but they continue to be maddeningly vague and even silent about what, concretely, they would have the United States do in a world that stubbornly refuses to bend to the will of Washington's central planning. Absent specifics, the critique is mostly chest-puffing and name-calling circa 2003-04.Americans have moved on from those days. When will the hawks?..." see full article

1331 days ago | salon
Bobby Jindal reaches peak stupid: One-time GOP savior embraces hate speech ... - Salon

"...Jindal's descent began in 2008. A young and promising governor, he attracted national attention, and for good reason. He was smart, competent and full of earnest ambition. Despite his bumbling response to Obama's State of the Union speech, he became a rising star in the Republican Party. And that's when things began to change.From 2009 on, Jindal has steadily debased himself for right-wing votes. He's run Louisiana into the ground and spent most of his time fellating conservatives across the country with gaseous stump speeches and childish Op-Ed pieces. Since becoming the GOP's golden boy, he has thought of nothing beyond his national conservative brand. Instead of reforming the stupid party, he's encouraged it...." see full article or see all articles on this topic

1332 days ago | theneworleansadvocate
Stephanie Grace: Gov. Bobby Jindal's 'marriage and conscience' executive order ... - The New Orleans Advocate
"...If Jindal hoped to emerge looking tough, though, he looks weak instead. The governor had singled out the bill as a top legislative priority, yet the Republican-dominated Legislature didn't lift a finger to help him get it passed. The House Civil Law Committee vote to return it to the calendar was a decisive 10-2 bipartisan drubbing.He also looks mean-spirited and cynical. By claiming the legal expectation that florists and caterers serve everyone amounts to discrimination and bullying in other words, by insisting that government tolerate intolerance Jindal has appropriated the language used to describe those who are too often truly, cruelly victimized. Has he ever once spoken up for them? Not that I've heard.He looks hypocritical. The governor regularly bashes President Barack Obama for bypassing Congress and issuing executive orders. Now he's seeking to create a new protected class, even though he earlier refused to extend Blanco's executive order forbidding discrimination or harassment by state government on the basis of sexual orientation, among other things. Jindal said at the time that discrimination was already prohibited under state and federal law and that he didn't want to create additional special categories...." see full article

1336 days ago | nola
Bobby Jindal's 'economic miracle' is a mirage: Robert Mann -
"...Did you know that Louisiana is an economic paradise? Are you aware that business executives stampede here with a fervor not unlike that of the 1849 California gold rush?I know what you're thinking. Like me, you're skeptical. You've noticed that Louisiana has the nation's fourth-highest unemployment rate, some of the deepest poverty, the worst health outcomes and an incarceration rate that is the envy of Uzbekistan. Despite overflowing prisons, violent crime plagues us. Our roads crumble, our coast vanishes and chaos reigns in public education.The state's economy is so decrepit it does not produce enough tax revenue to support higher education, health care and other vital services. As you read this, Louisiana lawmakers are trying to avert disaster and eliminate a $1.6 billion budget shortfall...." see full article or see all articles on this topic

1336 days ago | slate
Bobby Jindal, Critic of Executive Orders, Issues Executive Order Allowing Anti ... - Slate Magazine (blog)

"...Jindal's executive order is notable for two reasons. First, the Louisiana governor is clearly considering a run at the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Over the last few years, Republican strategists, pundits, and young 'uns have been telling us that this time around, the GOP would take a tolerant turn on gay rights. But like Jeb Bush, Jindal is doubling down on LGBTQ issues, zigging hard to the right even as the rest of the country zags further to the left. As the New York Times' Ross Douthat admitted a while ago, the conservative endgame on marriage equality at this point is to guarantee anti-gay holdouts the legal right to demean same-sex couples and their families. Jindal, like Bush, appears to be more interested in pandering to this shrinking minority than appealing to the supermajority of Americans who support equality...." see full article or see all articles on this topic

1337 days ago | theatlantic
What Will Bobby Jindal's 'Marriage and Conscience Order' Actually Do? - The Atlantic

"...It's certainly not harmless; it may provide cover for some wretched jack-in-office somewhere in Louisiana to proclaim his or her private, homophobic state policy. But its major effect will likely be political. It may, perhaps, provide some boost to Jindal's presidential campaign, meaning that JINDAL 16 will get nowhere faster than it otherwise would have. Earl Long is the first governor of Louisiana I can remember. The whole country was electrified when, during Long's last term, some of those around him determined that he would be happier in the state psychiatric hospital in Mandeville. Long was hustled off to a private room, but he eventually fired the hospital director and walked out the door. ..." see full article

1337 days ago | queerty
"...Gov. Bobby Jindal has once again done the impossible. The deeply unpopular Louisiana governor has somehow managed to become even more unpopular by announcing he will be issuing an Executive Order legalizing discrimination against LGBT people.It may be partly coincidence (he's pretty much bad at every aspect of his job), but his negative job rating among voters went from the toilet into the sewer, reaching an all-time low of 64.7 percent...." see full article

1337 days ago | washingtonpost
The Insiders: Why Lindsey Graham, George Pataki and Bobby Jindal are important - Washington Post (blog)

"...And if all the 2016 candidates had to take the SAT again, Jindal would probably have the highest score but he is currently stumbling to get to the right on social issues and he has allowed his mostly successful tenure as governor of Louisiana to end in a fizzle...." see full article or see all articles on this topic

1338 days ago | theadvocate
Lanny Keller: How Bobby Jindal can become president - The Advocate
"...There is no such thing as running for vice presidential nominations. One must be a candidate for the nomination itself, which means being plausibly presidential, even as the pressure is on to grab a quick headline. That is Jindal's own dangerous no-go zone...." see full article or see all articles on this topic

1338 days ago | bustle
Bobby Jindal's Position On Iraq Is More About Blame Than Actual Policy - Bustle
"...While Jindal was quick to point out the faults or lack thereof of presidents past and present, he wasn't keen to address the future, or, say what he might have done were he in Bush's shoes in 2003. Rather than attempting to answer the question that caused Jeb Bush to flub so badly, Jindal neatly dodged making any comments on the war, considering the hindsight now in hand...." see full article

1339 days ago | theadvocate
Stephanie Grace Quick Take: With executive order, Gov. Bobby Jindal borrows ... - The Advocate
"...That's not all. By taking the matter into his own hands, Jindal did just what he often criticizes President Barack Obama for doing. When Obama issued his executive order on immigration, for example, Jindal had this to say: If the President wants to make the case that the law should be changed, he should go make the case to Congress and our people. ..." see full article

1339 days ago | bestofneworleans
Recent poll shows Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal in last place among nationwide ... -
"...Jindal has tried just about everything to boost his standing in the crowded GOP field: from outrageous foreign-policy statements to sucking up to Duck Dynasty stars to groveling before Christian right-wingers in Iowa all to no avail. He says he'll announce a decision on whether to seek the White House after the current legislative session...." see full article

1339 days ago | slate
The Most Shameful Part of Bobby Jindal's Presidential Campaign - Slate Magazine

"...I can't forgive Jindal for signing the creationism law once, in high school, I was on the same plane flight as Jindal, and my father warned me, If the governor says hi,' do not be rude to him but the law was not his brainchild. Its language was written by the Discovery Institute, a creationist think tank, which drafted a Model Academic Freedom Act that became the Louisiana Science Education Act...." see full article or see all articles on this topic

1339 days ago | shreveporttimes
Hollis: Bobby Jindal has been dangerous for state - Shreveport Times
"...All he knows is that he wants what he wants and forget about the public. He has deliberately run up state debt and saying he must cut higher education in order to close some of the universities in existence...." see full article

1342 days ago | sunherald
Stuart Rothenberg: Why it's a mistake to dismiss Bobby Jindal -
"...On one level, Jindal should have broad appeal within the GOP. He is conservative but analytic, and his credentials suggest real policy savvy and a seriousness that goes beyond mere political ambition. But so far, the Louisiana governor has spent a lot of time talking about religious themes -- his personal beliefs on gay rights and religious freedom. While many GOP presidential hopefuls were attending the Iowa Freedom Summit, Jindal was headlining a large prayer rally in Louisiana.Read more here:" see full article or see all articles on this topic

1345 days ago | firstlook
Jindal, Railing Against "Hyphenated Americans," Used to Tout Indian-American ... - The Intercept - First Look Media
"...Jindal railed against the threat of hypenated Americans including Indian-Americans, Irish-Americans, African-Americans, Italian-Americans, Mexican-Americans, and all the rest claiming that such divisions are what we must be on guard against. ..." see full article

1346 days ago | rollcall
Why It's a Mistake to Dismiss Bobby Jindal - Roll Call (blog)
"...Jindal's career trajectory has been nothing short of meteoric. After college, he turned down acceptances from Harvard Medical School and Yale Law School in favor of a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford...." see full article or see all articles on this topic

1346 days ago | thedailybeast
Bobby Jindals Not Fun Run

"...He has a brain that can incorporate all kinds of data, but he's his own worst enemy as a politician because he can't say anything in less than several minutes of what too often sounds like stream of consciousness...." see full article or see all articles on this topic

1348 days ago | bestofneworleans
Why Bobby Jindal will never, ever be president: the complete edition
"...And that's the easy part. If the nation (and the national media) ever takes a close look at Jindal, there's liable to be plenty they won't like. Here are five key reasons why Bobby Jindal will never, ever be president...." see full article or see all articles on this topic

1348 days ago | nationalinterest
Does Bobby Jindal Stand a Chance in 2016?
"...The trouble is that Jindal's plans are controversial, even within the Republican Party. Many fellow Republicans think Jindal's about-face on Common Core he was once a supporter of the multi-state education standards, which he now likens to the Soviet Union is opportunistic...." see full article or see all articles on this topic

1348 days ago | slate
Bobby Jindals Presidential Rollout Is Off to a Terrible Start

"...Even among the 3,000 attendees who were there, there wasn't much excitement about Jindal 2016...." see full article or see all articles on this topic

1348 days ago | nola
Should Bobby Jindal run for president in 2016?
"...Low polling numbers and poor fundraising aren't going to stop Gov. Bobby Jindalfrom running for president in 2016...." see full article or see all articles on this topic

1348 days ago | bustle
Bobby Jindal Criticizes Obama On Race, As Republicans Lambast President's ... - Bustle
"...But Jindal's comments were only a drop in the ocean of Republican sentiments pooled during Saturday's event, organized by political action group Citizens United and drawing together 20 conservative speakers...." see full article or see all articles on this topic

1348 days ago | theguardian
Republican 2016 hopeful Bobby Jindal: Barack Obama 'tries to divide us by race' - The Guardian

"...Jindal then tied the issue to the concept of hyphenated Americans , a concept he has frequently criticized as he weighs a bid for the White House in 2016. The first Indian American to be elected governor in the US had raised his distaste for hyphenating groups of Americans referring to the use of African Americans, Indian Americans or Asian Americans during his speech...." see full article or see all articles on this topic

1349 days ago | theadvocate
Gov. Bobby Jindal tells crowds at Tennessee GOP gathering he will announce ... - The Advocate
"...Jindal's visit and possible presidential aspirations did not avoid the eye or the ire of the state Democratic Party...." see full article or see all articles on this topic

1349 days ago | huffingtonpost
Examining Bobby Jindal's Complicated Record on Education and Student Loans - Huffington Post

"...So Jindal seems content to make deep cuts in government funding for colleges while continuing to encourage them to raise their tuitions, all the while maintaining a popular grant program that helps but does not cover the difference for students. With no talk of refinancing or loan forgiveness, a Jindal presidency may feature increasing tuitions, less government funding, and even more debt burdens for students and reliance on private lenders for loans...." see full article or see all articles on this topic

1351 days ago | observer
Why Bobby Jindal Is Superman, Sort Of - New York Observer
"...Today, he's one of the least popular governors in America. His approval rating hovers in the high 20s. Facing a massive budget shortfall, Jindal has decimated higher education funding and shuttered hospitals, even as New Orleans and Baton Rouge are in the nation's top five cities for HIV infection rates. Moody's is on the verge of downgrading the state's credit rating...." see full article or see all articles on this topic

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