March 25, 2009

Gov. Jindal defends those who want Obama to fail

Posted: 07:24 AM ET

It's OK for Republicans to want President Obama to fail if they think he's jeopardizing the country, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told members of his political party Tuesday night.

Jindal described the premise of the question - "Do you want the president to fail?" - as the "latest gotcha game" being perpetrated by Democrats against Republicans.

"Make no mistake: Anything other than an immediate and compliant, 'Why no sir, I don't want the president to fail,' is treated as some sort of act of treason, civil disobedience or political obstructionism," Jindal said at a political fundraiser attended by 1,200 people. "This is political correctness run amok."

Since conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said that he hoped that Obama would fail, Republicans have been pressed by Democrats and the media about Limbaugh's comments.

Jindal, a potential 2012 presidential candidate, told the Republican audience he would "not be brow beaten on this, and I will not kowtow to their correctness."


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Mike Kelly (Louisville, KY)   March 25th, 2009 7:49 am ET

No matter what decision President Obama gives, one thing is sure to follow CRITICISM! President Obama could have been born an absolutely Perfect Person created by the God of the Universe and someone would still find fault with him for some reason! I think the American People should start encouraging the President instead of criticizing him. He is a GREAT PRESIDENT!

mildred/tx   March 25th, 2009 8:06 am ET

That makes me wonder even more about little bobby jindal, how would he feel if we wanted him to fail, like a puppet on a string. He is just trying to regain his footing, because certainly he has lost it. Here is a good suggestion for bobby read and get to know American History, and stop being another voice of criticism for the so very sad republicans. President Obama is not going to fail, so respect that! Bob you have a job to do go and get some help and try and do it. Louisiana would do well to impeach him.

Dave of Detroit   March 25th, 2009 8:36 am ET

Hope he becomes Ex-Governor Jindal at election time as I personally want anyone with this attitude to fail! As far as Rush Limbaugh, Hennesy and all the other "little" Limbaughs, I think it is about time that these "Entertainers" stopped getting huge salaries for muck raking, misquoting, and out and out lying to get the attention of people that are so biased in their political views that they should all join the NRA, allow everyone around them to have guns regardless of their mental stability and past criminal records and have a big "showdown" at the "Not Okay Corral!"

Marry   March 25th, 2009 8:42 am ET

Gov. Bobby Jindal has some nerve!!! He cannot even lead his own state to prosperity, knowing nothing, thinking about nothing, offering nothing. But getting bitten by the “lets run in 2012” bug, to criticize the president’s efforts, he as many that scream the loudest does not have any ideas or plans themselves!
No acknowledgement as to where the problems came from that the president has now to deal with. Understandable, with the mess that stares him in the face produced by the Rep., Gov. Jindal does not want to look back. But, he should – perhaps to learn that “trickle down” did not work. Perhaps “trickle up” should be given a chance?????

Cheryl   March 25th, 2009 9:00 am ET

Doesn't Jindal remember that just a month ago the country was laughing at his speech? Isn't it obvious WHY Jindal wants
Obama to fail? Maybe "Slimedog Millionaire." should start looking around for a motel for sale, because he's no Barack Obama and he'll never get free lodging in The White House.

Ginger   March 25th, 2009 9:33 am ET

If President Obama fails to get America back on track, all Americans will loose – including the Republicans that want him to fail. What did the Republicans do, when they were in control, to get America back on track? Now they want the President to fail. What does this say about the Republican Party?

robert   March 25th, 2009 9:50 am ET

hope state of LA do NOT vote him in again ,where did he come from ?...

Michael C. McHugh   March 25th, 2009 10:31 am ET

I hope they do run this Elmer Fudd in 2012, either him or Palin. I may have some doubts about where Obama stands, but the alternative is always much worse. The Republicans haven't had a new idea since 1882.

Alba   March 25th, 2009 10:55 am ET

President Obama will not fail. God is with him. He´s doing his best to recovery the economy, what is good for America and the rest of the world.GO AHEAD PRESIDENT OBAMA. (I´m from Brazil)

Alba   March 25th, 2009 10:55 am ET

President Obama will not fail. God is with him. He´s doing his best to recovery the economy, what is good for America and the rest of the world.GO AHEAD PRESIDENT OBAMA. (I´m from Brazil)

Pietro Sirianni   March 25th, 2009 11:20 am ET

I did not hear any Democrats say they hoped Bush would fail when he started a war in Iraq so Haliburton could make billions.

Jay   March 25th, 2009 12:41 pm ET

If he wants Obama to fail, he also wants Louisiana to fail. Maybe he doesn't care about the homeless in his state, or the people who need the stimulus money.

Valerie from Oklahoma   March 25th, 2009 12:53 pm ET

Jindal just as the rest of the Republican party are idiots. They ran the country for 8 years and ruined it. How could you as an American say that you want the President to fail? I don't get it. Bush was horrible, he couldn't speak, he couldn't think for himself, and he sure couldn't run a country, but did you hear Democrats screaming we hope he fail? No, because if truth be told, the Democrats are the ones with the most sense. Republicans only care about the fat cats and getting reacher.

God Bless you Mr. President, you want fail, because if God be far you, who can stand against you? and remember that when Fat butt, big gutt Rush Limdumb is running his freaking mouth.

Valerie from Oklahoma   March 25th, 2009 12:59 pm ET

and one more thing, If I lived in Louisianna there is no way I'd put this idiot back in office. He nor the rest of the Republicans realize that united we stand, divided we fall, so if he fails we all fail.

Republicans be ware, it's us, the people who put you in office. Well I didn't, because there is no way I'd ever put a Republican in office, and this is just one of the many reasons why, besides the fact that you all are greedy, liers, don't care for anyone but the rich, embezzlers, need I go on. In short term what I'm trying to say is you all are crooks and this country would be better off without the Republican Party. Seems as if the only Republican that does have an ounce of sense is Megan McCain. She knows an idiot when she see's one and she's called a couple of them out. Way to go Megan.

Question Authority   March 25th, 2009 1:28 pm ET


Jindal KNOWS f-r-o-m his own soul~satisfying research

that: OBAMA = 0NE THing ~~~~>D-E-C-E-P-T-I-O-N.

Jindal correctly smells fascism with a black democratic face!
WHEN one's modus operandi is chameleonic-
hiddeninplainsight. Question Authority. DO your own soul ~
satisfying r-e-s-e-a-r-c-h. 1776 Answers 1984 in 2009. Yes.
Yes God.

Demond   March 25th, 2009 1:57 pm ET

I for one cannot understand how any American would wish that the President of the United States would fail. I can understand if they disagree with policies, ideas, or funding decisions, but to wish the the President fails. What kind of americans are these. If the President fails then America fails. We the people elected the President to act in the best interest of "us" the american people, so when President Obama Fails then we all fail.

These are tough times, and it will take the effort of every single american to get the country back on track regardless of political affiliation. So I beg of every single American and every person living in America support the President and do your part to make America the country it once was.

Concerned American   March 25th, 2009 2:09 pm ET

Blog Defending President Obama Against Republican Bobby Jindal Rhetoric

Bobby Jindal’s Attempt to Play Up to White America’s Rhetoric Proves He is not Presidential Material.

Do we really want or need someone Like Bobby Jindal running For President Of the U.S.A.?

Just Because One Minority Has Been Elected President of the USA Does Not Mean a Whole Slew of Minorities Will Now Be Elected President of the U.S.A. .

President Obama and his staff are faced with correcting years of failed policies going back to the 60s. Remember when prior administrations allowed some US businesses, as well as foreign entities, charge the American tax payer, for example, $12.00 for a box of pens worth only $1.00 to $2.00 dollars,? This example does not begin to reflect the total waste that has contributed to the overall financial crisis in the United States today.

Some are complaining because their air of entitlement is being challenged.
The Obama administration is moving in new directions and unfamiliar territory. Remember it was the American people who, during the elections, asked for relief from the financial burden Americans are carrying. President Obama is doing his very best to fulfill his promises to America and lead the country, a country he truly loves, and is actively working to bring about positive change.

Never before have I seen the vicious audacity of negativity being expressed, as by Jindal, others like Jindal, and the EU government official who stated today stated that President Obama’s policies will send America to HELL. This happened long before President Obama was even born. What the world is witnessing is the traditional hypocrisy of some, including Americans, who want Barack Obama to fail simply because of who he is, more than because of the
position that he holds as President of the U.S.A..

Individuals like Jindal are attempting to play the divide and conquer card.
I am neither surprised, nor in shock, or awe. These tactics are useless,
The finger-pointing game has played out. Those who attempt to create distractions, cause disillusionment and dissent, will be cast out. Americans
want positive government results not backstabbing and name calling, or
politics as usual.

To the Bobby Jinda’s of the world, not this time. No one with any real intelligence is going to buy into your attempts to discredit President Obama in order to promote your own ambitions and agendas here in America.

Annette   March 25th, 2009 3:18 pm ET

Go Away Bobby Jindal. You are not the new face of the GOP!!

James Edwards   March 25th, 2009 3:48 pm ET

I find it ironic that Jindal (that poster boy with bad delivery line) would defend those who wants Obama to fail. It is nothing more than tearing down those who disagreed with their philosophy and attack those who dared to disagree. It is one thing to get your points across without needing to destroy the messenger. The GOP has succeeded in my wildest dream of a party better known as (thanks, Paul Begula) "Got O Plan" and saying "NO" on everything else but their own plan. This is typical of the Republicans of living in the past when you have new sets of problems that was not addressed 30 years ago.

Why don't you interview me Larry, I can give you insight of the differences of both parties and what I thinks needs to be done.

Joe G. (Illinois)   March 25th, 2009 5:24 pm ET

Gov. Jindal defends those who want Obama to fail?! From what? From who? Jindal sounds infected, weak, broken, frivolous, and most of all treacherously alluring and deceiving like that other guy Michael Steele.

Valerie from Oklahoma   March 25th, 2009 6:38 pm ET

Question Authority=Stupid

Kathy   March 25th, 2009 7:12 pm ET

RE Jindal et al. The reps seem to think if Obama's policies fail, they can "take the ball and run with it" saving the free world and shouldering the universe... don't they understand that if the policies fail, there won't BE a ball left to run with?

Dodie from Irvine, CA   March 25th, 2009 7:18 pm ET

The dollar's 41 percent drop against the euro during Bush's term writes the economic epitaph.
Bush represents the worst-performing economy in the G-8 after Italy.
America's dependence on imported capital to finance a $9.5 trillion debt - up from $5.7 trillion when Bush took office - has driven down the currency.

The G20 summit meeting in London on 2 April will be discussing the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the weak American Dollar.
With the above information, which is shown in a number of articles, how can anyone see Obama as the one crippling the USA?

And for the Republicans to want President Obama to fail, you are as foolish as you were when supporting Bush, unless you made a billion dollars in off shore accounts!!!

amb   March 25th, 2009 8:44 pm ET

I support Jindal's comments, as I think Obama is jeopardizing the country. President Obama & his Secy of Treas.arent sure how to get us out of this economic mess that the Democrats got us into. It was Democrats Pelosi, Reid and Barney Frank that caused the mortgage problems that led to foreclosures, bailouts, companies going out of business, layoffs, putting the country at risk, etc. – and I, my children and grandchildren will have to pay for their mistakes.

Hp   March 25th, 2009 11:41 pm ET

Bobby Jindal is trying so hard to impress Rush Limbaugh. I think the news media gives Rush Limbaugh to much importance. Please, please, please stop mentioning Rush's name when he says something stupid. all that does is encourage him to say more stupid things.

amb   March 26th, 2009 6:48 pm ET

Hp – Rush Limbaugh speaks the truth and the Democrats don't want others to hear it. Ever since the Obama administration started to target Rush Limbaugh, his listeners have increased two-fold. He doesn't speak fork-tongued, has an immense knowledge and insight of what is going on and passes on worthwhile information to those who don't have inside knowledge. So be it! Yea for Bobby Jindal and Rush Limbaugh!!!!!!!!!!

Guy (Gee) Verreault   March 26th, 2009 9:13 pm ET

Now that they are out of the power circle the Republicans are having memory lapses...How convenient not to remember that they were the creators of this awful mess the USA is in. Please remind them!

Guy (Gee) Verreault   March 26th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

How UNAmerican can you get? Are these people mentally incapacitated? Wanting the President to fail is wanting the whole country to fail. Jindal needs to see his "shrink!"

Hi from NY   March 26th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Even though I am democratic, I liked Gov. Jindal....Young, smart...but after I herd some of his comment...I pray that nobody is giving him any credit.

Henya   March 26th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Hello Larry,
Yet another great idea that our President today . it is awesome, he is got so much on his plate already. to legalize drugs at this point all do it is on the news, maybe on his 2nd term, he already has to many problems that need his attention, he is doing a great job

Helen Boston   March 26th, 2009 11:04 pm ET

As far as I can see , Limbaugh is a "HATER'. He should spend some time asking himself Why do I hate the president so much ? Poor Jindal is wondering how can he, jindal possibly fit in the president's shoes –?--Guy , you have to "go and come again" as we say in the Caribbean -----You are not ready to even run a barn .How can you run .a country . If you wish the president to fail then you are a dispicable failure .It definitely demonstrates how very shallow you are .Take some time to listen to the president you might learn much from him . Its so sad to see that you are a "HATER" just like Limbaugh
"SHAME ON YOU MAN ".Why are you allowing jealousy to get to your heart ? you need to make some penance this Lenten season .

jamie   March 27th, 2009 12:40 am ET

i wish to be known as normal guy, who are you the goverment to tell me that i cant grow harvest ,smoke, or where anything that grows naturally in this world, you are not god,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,people will only take so much of you taxing and banning things that special interst groups say are bad, eventually us little people will rise up and take back the responsibilities that we gave you senators congressmen , reps ect. ................................. its called a civil war.... do you think that there was only one ,, or might there be another................ keep messin with the hard working people of this country and the financial problems of the rich, will seem small in comparison to the wrath of the littleman , who just wants to live and be free--–we will tak this country back

jamie   March 27th, 2009 1:01 am ET

larry, you are a good man, you share the same first name with my father ............ where do you stand on marajuana,,,im prety sure my dad thinks its bad,,, i currently cant afford health insurance and it really takes the edge off my pains, i dont need a doctor to tell me that its bad, i know it works, why cant it just be legal, why should i lose my job if i smoke on my own time... i dont drink when i go to work,, i dont smoke when i go to work,,,,,,,,,quit regulating my life, its to short for this goverments restictions, its time to change are way of thinking in this country,,,, liquor good,, pot baaaad? come on ive seen more fights with dudes on liquor than ever from just smoking pot,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,alchohol is legal and so should be marajuana, its only a matter of time, because regardless people will do what they want,,how many people die from weed each year, none, alchohol alot,, god save this country if its not to late.

jamie   March 27th, 2009 1:13 am ET

you can only pass so many laws, time after month, month along with years, years and years and time goes by, where does it end when you take away everthing===communism----we the people, the normal people of this united states will no tollerate it,,,,,,,but im just a normal guy what do i know,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,probably wont even show this blog on your show,........and if you do iwould really like an interview,,i think my perspective represents millions of people.

Loriann Vanslyke   June 29th, 2010 7:16 pm ET

give me some excellent ideas. thanks man

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