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Should Bobby Jindal Run For President?

Bobby Jindal, the Republican Governor of Louisiana, is considering running for President. Should he run?

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last 24 hours | 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


1189 days ago | nola
Bobby Jindal's disgraceful fiscal legacy: Robert Mann - NOLA.com
"...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


1199 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


1210 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


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1216 days ago | nola
Bobby Jindal's 'economic miracle' is a mirage: Robert Mann - NOLA.com
"...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


1220 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


1221 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


1222 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


1222 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


1223 days ago | sunherald
Stuart Rothenberg: Why it's a mistake to dismiss Bobby Jindal - SunHerald.com
"...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: http://www.sunherald.com/2015/05/13/6225052_stuart-rothenberg-why-its-a-mistake.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy..." see full article


1229 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


1230 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


1232 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


1232 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


1232 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


1232 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


1232 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


1232 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


1233 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


1233 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


1235 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



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