Posted - 11/13/2012 3:10:34 PM | show profile | flag this post
That's what he's calling his Republican Party these days.
Elsewhere in that interview with POLITICO, Jindal says:
"We've got to make sure that we are not the party of big business, big banks, big Wall Street bailouts, big corporate loopholes, big anything. We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys."
He gets it. He's accusing the TEA Party of giving us "dumbed down conservativism."
He knows that the GOP is losing on demographics -- and he understands they also lost this time on issues.
From First Read:
"For years, the GOP has branded itself as the party that supports low taxes (especially for the wealthy) and opposes abortion and gay marriage. But according to the exit polls from last week's presidential election, a combined 60% said that tax rates should increase either for everyone or for those making more than $250,000. Just 35% said the tax rates shouldn't increase for anyone."
"What's more, 59% said that abortion should be legal in all or most cases. And by a 49%-to-46% margin, voters said that their states should legally recognize same-sex marriage."
The Republican Party is growing increasingly out of touch with America. Part of why Republicans have won the popular vote only once (2004) since 1988.