Should we keep BOBBY JINDAL out of the White house?

His positions:

Abortion and stem cell research

Jindal has a 100% pro-life voting record according to the National Right to Life Committee.[33] He does not condemn medical procedures meant to save the life of a pregnant woman that would indirectly cause the termination of the pregnancy.[34][35] In 2003 Jindal was reported to have stated that he did not object to the use of emergency contraception in the case of rape if the victim requests it.[35] He opposes embryonic stem cell research[36] and voted against increasing federal funding to expand embryonic stem cell lines.[33]

Same-sex marriage

Jindal opposes the legalization of same-sex marriage, and has voted for the Federal Marriage Amendment to restrict marriage to a union between one man and one woman.[37] In December 2008, Jindal announced the formation of the Louisiana Commission on Marriage and Family, including individuals representing organizations that oppose same-sex marriage, including Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, Gene Mills, the executive director of the Louisiana Family Forum and Mike Johnson, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund.[38]

Tax policy

As a private citizen, Jindal voted for the "Stelly Tax plan",[39] a referendum named for former state Representative Vic Stelly of Lake Charles, which swapped some sales taxes for higher income taxes. Whether or not the "Stelly Plan" is giving the desired results is still hotly debated statewide. Early Republican challenger Steve Scalise challenged Jindal on his vote for this tax plan before Scalise dropped out of the congressional race in 2004. As Governor, Jindal initially opposed reforms to the Stelly plan that would result in over 0 million in tax cuts. He later agreed to the tax cut after the legislature appeared headed to eliminating the entire personal income tax which Jindal also opposed.[40] Talk show host Moon Griffon subsequently refused to air radio ads paid for by the organization Believe in Louisiana crediting Jindal for Stelly reforms saying "Now, they are taking credit for the biggest income tax cut in the history of Louisiana and I felt like it was a lie. To be real blunt, very misleading and it was an outright lie because he had fought hard against it".[40]

Civil liberties

Jindal voted yes on making the PATRIOT Act permanent, voted in favor of the 2006 Military Commissions Act, supported a constitutional amendment banning flag burning,[41] and voted for the Real ID Act of 2005.[42] Jindal has an "A" rating from Gun Owners of America.[43]

Health care

Jindal also supports co-payments in Medicaid.[44]

Offshore drilling

In 2006, Jindal sponsored the Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act (H.R. 4761), a bill to eliminate the moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling over the U.S. outer continental shelf, which prompted the watchdog group Republicans for Environmental Protection to issue him "an environmental harm demerit".[45] Jindal’s 2006 rating from that organization was -4, among the lowest in Congress. The nonpartisan League of Conservation Voters also censured Jindal for securing passage of H.R. 4761 in the House of Representatives; the group rated his environmental performance that year at seven percent, citing anti-environment votes on 11 out of 12 critical issues. Jindal’s lifetime score from the League of Conservation Voters is seven percent.[46] Despite claims that Jindal’s bill was successful,[47] H.R. 4761 was replaced by S 3711 (known as the Domenici-Landrieu Fair Share Plan). The original Senate version was passed by both houses of Congress and signed by President Bush.[48]

Earmarks

In 2007, Jindal led the Louisiana delegation in Congressional earmark funding. According to Taxpayers for Common Sense, in 2007, Jindal’s earmark funding was 14th among all Congressmen.[49] As Governor in 2008, Jindal used his line item veto to strike million in earmarks from the state budget while allowing million in legislator added spending.[50]

Intelligent design

Jindal supports the teaching of "intelligent design" in public schools.[51] Despite calls for a veto from groups as diverse as the the Roman Catholic Church, the ACLU, the National Review, and Jindal’s own biology professors at Brown University.[52] Jindal signed the Louisiana Academic Freedom Act in 2008.

Crime and punishment

On June 25, 2008, Jindal signed the "Sex Offender Chemical Castration Bill", authorizing the chemical castration of those convicted of certain sex offenses.[53]

Jindal has also voted against giving the federal government jurisdiction to help local law enforcement with hate violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender and disability.[54]

27 Responses to “Should we keep BOBBY JINDAL out of the White house?”

  1. Michael P in NJ Says:

    We should keep all Republicans out of the White House until they admit the following:

    1. You cannot govern a nation of over 300 million with "small government."

    2. If a free society will not help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. (JFK, 1/20/1961 and still true today)

    3. You don’t have to agree with a woman’s choice, but you damn well better respect her right to make it. You wouldn’t let someone tell your wife whether to have a child, so why should you tell anyone else?

    4. There is no provision for a high-speed rail line from Las Vegas to Disneyland in the Obama stimulus plan, and there never was. Stop lying about it!

    5. The Republican plan on, well, everything these days is obstruction. You guys have no plans on, well, anything, so don’t say you do, because you’re lying — again!

    6. A Republican criticizing the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina is like Alex Rodriguez criticizing another player for steroid use. Pardon the pun, but it doesn’t hold water.

    7. You guys were kicked out of office not because you "betrayed your conservative principles," but because you held true to them. We have had enough!

    Jindal spoke of his family, and said Americans could do anything. After that, to borrow author Mary McCarthy’s zinger, every word he said was a lie, including "and" and "the."

  2. Leverage Says:

    Its silly to think he even has a chance to get there.

  3. Obama Fondled Me Says:

    That looks like the resume of a great leader.

  4. Fascism's Worst Nightmare Says:

    Keep him out of the White House? No, he should be allowed to visit it like any other citizen.

    But keep him out of power, sure!

  5. PJ Says:

    Yes.

    I think he sounded like Mr. Rogers talking to a bunch of preschoolers last night.

  6. Jesus Hussein Christ Says:

    I don’t think we have to worry about anything for the next 8 years at least. If President Obama fails to prosecute the Bush administration for his war crimes I don’t see him being re elected but it will still go to a Democrat.

  7. nirv Says:

    No, no, no, …Piyush is so much fun, almost like Sarah the "plain pig"…

  8. ☻Ädam☻ Says:

    Since when is a 12 minutes rebuttle to the Presidents Speech a plea for the White House? Why not worry about your own problems for now, god knows you have enough of em, when he runs for president if you hate him. DONT VOTE FOR HIM. Its very simplistic.

  9. Brian Says:

    No, even though I don’t agree with all of that he seems like the type of person we need to get INTO the White House..

  10. Valley R Says:

    No, we should keep Barack Obama out of the white house

  11. Kofi Jebi Says:

    He’s a Conservative through and through; no wonder the GOP likes him

  12. EssieLou Says:

    I’d vote for him in a heartbeat.

    So would most conservatives I know.

  13. J. Mascis Says:

    I don’t plan to do anything to put him there. He’s creepy. Did you see how he was talking to us on TV last night? What a fake scripted weirdo.

    **Jindal/Palin ticket? Haha!

  14. Barracuda Says:

    Don’t worry, it ain’t gonna happen.

  15. liberalssuckass3 Says:

    goddamm, sounds like a hell of a candidate to me. especially the crime and punishment section you posted, and the same sex part. fock liberals, fock obunghole
    jindal/palin ’12

  16. Barry Obama sucks Says:

    At least he has his own mind, unlike Obama and liberals who need to see a poll result before deciding what they want.

  17. Iceman Says:

    I agree with him on everything

  18. bellatruth Says:

    The Voters will decide that in 2012.

    Just like people wanted "Change" from Bush, people may very well want "Change" from Obama and his policies in 4 years.

    It may not be the "change" you want, but if Obama succeeds in decimating our economy it could very well be the "Change" you get!

  19. delina_m Says:

    WOW and i thought he was different from Palin. Let’s keep him out.

  20. Starchie Bunker Says:

    Yep, as surely as we should keep Dr. Kevorkian out of there, or Rodney Dangerfield…(WTF is Jimball????..)

  21. ItsJustMe Says:

    Well, it is the responsibility of each voter to vote based on the issues.

    So people who agree with him should vote for him, those who disagree with him should find a candidate that they agree with.

    But no, there should not be a wholesale attempt to "keep him out of the White House" – he has as much right to run for office as anyone else does.

  22. tribeca_belle Says:

    After seeing him last night, I think Jindal would make a great Republican presidential nominee, with Palin running as the VP. That would mean a Democratic landslide victory in 2012.

  23. Daisy Says:

    When he came out to speak last night I thought they were running a SNL Commercial. LOL

  24. zaphod73@att.net Says:

    I agree with PJ…the only thing missing from Jindhal’s speech last night was "boys and grls" after each of the GOP talking points and a couple of Muppets. Then again, the Conservative base may very well have the mentality of a 3rd grader.

  25. William S Says:

    He sounds great.

  26. firewomen Says:

    At all costs.

  27. Zodiac Man * Says:

    Yes indeed.