La. Gov. Jindal's advice to the GOP: If we want people to like us, we have to like them first

  • Article by: MICHELE SALCEDO , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 18, 2012 - 2:32 PM
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alaskanredNov. 18, 12 2:29 PM

Jindal is pushing in a party that he doesn't have real sway with... he'll find out very shortly that he has been accepted only because he was a puppet. I suspect he will find out what conservatism truly means if he does close his mouth soon.

bej1bej1Nov. 18, 12 2:44 PM

Good luck with that. Republicans seem to only like other caucasian Republicans, and only those who are not progressive. The party needs to follow the thinking of one the great Republican progressives, Theodore Roosevelt, and get back to actually caring about ALL the people of America.

detachedNov. 18, 12 3:36 PM

"we are the party of tolerance?" LOL!!!!!! Please don't insult the American people by claiming to be the party of tolerance when you have embraced the Southern Strategy for the last fifty years. You are the party of libertarians who you don't like because of their liberal social views; you are the party of rich white guys who view the middle and lower classes as parasites; and you are the party of the tea party who hates women, blacks, hispanics, muslims, and anyone who isn't a white bible thumping evangelical. Party of tolerance? As I said, please don't insult the American people. If Bobby Jindal has to remind you that you need to like people first if you want them to like you, you obviously have failed to learn a fundamental lesson that normal people learned in kindergarten. So, a little window dressing won't fool anyone. Remember people, a leopard can't change its spots.

sadsadsadNov. 18, 12 4:12 PM

Respect would be a much better word to use instead of "like".

ranger78Nov. 18, 12 4:18 PM

Good luck with that Bobby. The majority of Americans now want nothing to do with Republicans. They don't like what the Republicans stand for--smaller gov't, lower taxes, less regulation, less gov't interfenence, personal responsibility, etc. They want the rich to pay more so they can pay less or nothing. They want the rich to pay more because they think the rich don't pay enough. They want and Dems give.

threed61Nov. 18, 12 4:21 PM

How, pray tell, will they convince their own voters of these new found principles. The guys who said all the "dumb things", were supporting the Republican platform.

mgtwinsfan1987Nov. 18, 12 5:06 PM

Aspirational party? Sorry, Bobby--the GOP is on a respirator at this point in time, and showing darn little sign that it is going to get off the ventilator any time soon.

liora51Nov. 18, 12 5:09 PM

They should probably drop the "maggots" "stupid" "takers" etc vocabulary along with taking Stephen Colbert's advice --when Republicans feel the urge to talk about rape they should do everything in their power to stop before they start. (paraphrased to meet the Terms of Use.)

thunderNov. 18, 12 5:20 PM

Support immigration reform?? Wouldn't that be akin to buying votes? I recall someone accusing someone of doing that!

luzhishenNov. 18, 12 5:25 PM

"They don't like what the Republicans stand for--smaller gov't, lower taxes, less regulation, less gov't interfenence, personal responsibility, etc. " Too bad the GOP doesn't stand for those things - it seems to stand for unlimited military spending, unlimited wiretaps, lower taxes for the top 1 or 2 percent, and fundamentalist-driven interference in people's personal lives.


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