Legions of Editors & Fact-Checkers Watch: The Atlantic poll cherrypicking.
(H/T: Instapundit) The Atlantic’s Chris Good, on Governor Jindal’s (correct) observation that polls show that the public does not support the Democrats’ health care plans: Of the most recent, reliable, non-partisan major polls–a Sept. 12 Washington Post/ABC survey, an Economist/YouGov survey released Sept. 15, and a Sept. 25 NY Times/CBS poll–only the first shows Americans opposed to Democratic plans (48 percent to 52 percent); the | Read More »
Jindal v Cheney: When reporters repeat what House talking points
Sometimes you have to wonder if reporters just do dictation for Democrat Press Secretaries. Check out this story by Politico’s Andy Barr. He invented a debate between Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal and former Vice President Dick Cheney to make sure that it had the White House’s framing, no matter how far from the truth it was, excluding all sorts of essential facts. You see, | Read More »
Want Obama to Fail? Bobby Jindal Defended You Last Night
Fantastic! Have you heard about the speech? As CNN writes about it: 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 | Read More »
NRCC raises 6 million in March Dinner.
Bobby Jindal can draw a crowd, it seems. NRCC raises $6 million for annual dinner The National Republican Congressional Committee raised more than $6 million for tonight’s annual March Dinner, surpassing its goal for the event. 95 percent of the GOP House Conference contributed to the event, the committee announced. For those following at home, that will mostly wipe out the NRCC’s existing debt, assuming | Read More »
Someone Has It Out for Bobby Jindal
This is disappointing. The Prowler, over at the American Spectator is going after Bobby Jindal this morning. Writes the Prowler: Reichert hasn’t been sitting on his hands or worrying about the race. Instead, he’s been looking to build his war chest. That’s one reason he sought out Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and asked if the popular conservative would be willing to travel to Washington state | Read More »
Attacking Bobby Jindal
A good compendium of counterattack links is found here. But if that isn’t enough, we also have Warner Todd Huston explaining why Jindal is so important and why the other side feels so compelled to take him down. One can also watch the 60 Minutes piece on the Governor to realize the significance of Bobby Jindal. His political opponents realize that whatever the effect of | Read More »
The Importance of the Coordinated Attacks on Bobby Jindal
The defense of Bobby Jindal began here at RedState. You can read more about it here, here, here, and here.To summarize: Some guy named Zachary Roth is apparently offended that Bobby Jindal is not a Democrat due to his skin color. Roth, who is apparently overly emotional, constructed a fable distorting Jindal’s story about Sheriff Harry Lee. The lefty blogs and MSNBC picked it up | Read More »
The Bobby Jindal Fabulist, Zachary Roth, Is Unstable
Emotionally unstable people, for reasons unknown to me, are frequent fabulists. I guess they need to compensate for the overly emotional life they suffer through. The lies help them cope. They become their reality and calm them. Zachary Roth is apparently one of those people. The New York Observer’s beleaguered media editor, Zachary Roth, “has quit,” according to Mediabistro. Word on the street since Roth | Read More »
Yes, Zachary Roth, we know: Bobby Jindal’s skin color offends you.
Get over it, and stop with the one-handed typing on this story. Contra your increasingly wild-eyed protestations to the contrary, this story started with your pet failed sportscaster babbling about Bobby Jindal being 75 miles from New Orleans, mostly because he’s just smart enough to read what people like you put in front of him, and too dumb to read a map. And now that | Read More »
A Reminder of What Jindal’s Made of
We all saw the rocky performance that Bobby Jindal gave in his response to the president’s not-the-state-of-the-union speech earlier this week. There was a lot of wincing going on during and after his performance. But, let me stress the word “performance,” here. It was NOT the basic theme of the speech that was so bad. It was but how he delivered it. Still, despite his | Read More »
Everyone’s Entitled To Their Own Opinions . . .
But not to their own facts: In giving the republican response to President Obama’s speech Tuesday night, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal pointed out fundamental differences in how republicans and democrats see the economy. Wednesday morning on the CBS Early Show, Vice President Joe Biden asked, “But what I don’t understand from Governor Jindal is what would he do? In Louisiana, there’s 400 people a day | Read More »
Bobby Jindal and the 75 Miles Meme
Welcome to the leftwing asshats coming over to check out this post. Note you’re being brought here instead of to say this post or this post or this post. “During Hurricane Katrina, I and former Sheriff Harry Lee were with (then Congressman) Bobby Jindal more than anybody else from the federal government. He didn’t wait for cameras or permission — he was boots on the | Read More »
My take on the speeches.
Obama: more than competent technical delivery. A lot less Bush/GOP bashing than might have been expected, although I missed the last fifteen minutes or so. He needed to smile more, he needed to talk more about hope, and he needed to convince me to save less every month and spend more. He failed in that last bit. IOW, he need Full Metal Unicorn, and didn’t | Read More »
Opposition to stimulus is “a slap in the face of African-Americans”
Cross posted to The Political Class. Do you disapprove of the stimulus package? You must be racist! COLUMBIA, S.C. – The highest-ranking black congressman said Thursday that opposition to the federal stimulus package by southern GOP governors is “a slap in the face of African-Americans.” U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., said he was insulted when the governors of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and his home state, | Read More »
RE: Jindal to Give State of the Union Response
The decision to give it to Jindal to deliver the response to President Obama’s address to Congress is an uncommonly good one – I wouldn’t have thought it would ever occur to the fossilized mind-set of the GOP leadership; someone must have dropped IQ pills in Boehner and McConnell’s water. Hopefully the effect would last for a while. But credit where credit’s due. This was | Read More »