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Gov Bobby Jindal (R-Louisiana) is back after his funny prestation on February. Of course, the clown is blasting the POTUS on the Stimilus after taking credit of it last week, on Health Care.

Kenneth the Page agreed that we need a Health Care reform. He came up with some studies (I didn't catch it because he was speaking too fast). His prestation on the Situation Room is weird. It seems like he is reciting a child story.

I don't like to beat a dead horse, but Bobby Jindal should forget about the presidency. After his prestation in february, Jindal became a national joke just like Sarah Palin. There is a huge difference between Laughing with people and being laughed at. People are laughing at Jindal and Palin, that make them look like Jokes not as potential presidential candidate. And even if Jindal prefers to live, like Steele, in a Wonderful world where the GOP base isn't racist, he should face the reality. They hate Obama, even if the guy has a white mother, because he doesn't look white. This birth certificate conspiracy is mostly about Obama's race not about the truth. It looks like screaming "Kenyan" is the new N-Word. They even tried to bribe people in Kenya to lie about Obama's birth, the Kenyan Authorities expelled Corsi because of that. This birther crap is not only insulting to the POTUS but to his dead parents and grandparents as well. Watching this non-sense lets me think that once you're orphan you're more vunerable. This crap would have never taken place if Barack Obama's mother or/and father were alive. That said Jindal should be prepared that if he chooses to run in 2021, attacks against him during the GOP primary would be much worse. They bring nasty stories about him, his parents and his family. Bobby Jindal didn't disown the GOP new leader of the Republican Youth, who happened to be his aide, when she was facing accusation of racism. Maybe Bobby Jindal, being Indian-american, is insensitive about racism towards Blacks or Latinos (I hope not tho), but he should be reminded that racists hate everyone who don't look like them. It's just disturbing to see Jindal incapable of calling out or disowning his former aided when she is accusing of racial slurs. My Asian ex-BF used to say when he meets someone who hates "only" Blacks or Latinos, he prefers to have nothing to do with that person because racism is racism.

Originally posted to LaurenMonica on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 01:54 PM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)

    Republicans secret dream = the impeachment of Bo the Dog LOL

    by LaurenMonica on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 01:54:48 PM PDT

  •  You realize it's prejudicial of you, (0+ / 0-)
    some might say borderline racist, to presume ill of Indian-Americans with statements like this:

    Maybe Bobby Jindal, being Indian-american, is insensitive about racism towards Blacks or Latinos

    right? Why resort to that?

    •  I never said that Indian-Americans are racists (0+ / 0-)

      I said that maybe Jindal is insensitive that his former aides is accusing of racial slurs against the POTUS and blacks, because he doesn't feel concerned. It isn't the first time that Jindal takes this stand. In february, he praised a chinese-american sherif who was accused by many (among then the NAACP) of racial profiling and of mismanaging post-Katrina events. Jindal praised the guy even after people called him out.

      Republicans secret dream = the impeachment of Bo the Dog LOL

      by LaurenMonica on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 02:20:24 PM PDT

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      •  Sheriff ** (0+ / 0-)

        Republicans secret dream = the impeachment of Bo the Dog LOL

        by LaurenMonica on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 02:23:13 PM PDT

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      •  People are innocent until proven guilty (2+ / 0-)
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        coffeetalk, Denversk
        Have these charges of racism you claim on that former aide and that Sherif been proven beyond doubt? Was Jindal asked specifically about those proven charges? If so, what exactly did he say to what specific questions?

        Evidence, not innuendo piled on top of inneundo, please.

        I am progressive and don't agree with Jindal on any issue that I can think of, but he is well-educated and is a serious enough guy, definitely when compared to the usual Republican noise maker crowd. I think that we should debate, rebut and reject Jindal on a policy level instead of resorting to smearing him with the "Kenneth the page" likening --as that's based on how he looks, not the content of what he says, and it's getting tiring too-- or employ either subtle or blunt racist methods against him.

        •  You are being a bit hard on LaurenMonica... (2+ / 0-)
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          MKSinSA, iceweasel

          She did say that Jindal will face the same or worse if he ever decides to run in 2012. Also, let us not bury our heads in the sand and pretend that there isn't a problem with skin color in the Indian community. We all know about the caste system and we all know that some Indians have problems with black people. These issues are not discussed openly but nonetheless they are there. I say all that without apology as I do have Indian (direct from India) blood in my veins and Indian relatives. Lastly, doesn't matter what ethnicity Jindal is, he is an opportunist, he is disingenuous, and he is no Barack Obama.

          Max Ehrmann (author of Desiderata): Whatever else you do or forbear, impose upon yourself the task of happiness; and now and then abandon yourself to laughter.

          by JoanMar on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 03:56:25 PM PDT

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          •  I don't think (1+ / 0-)
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            JoanMar
            that the cross section of educated Indian people is any different from that of any other group on these types of issues, when present in the same cultural context.

            some Indians have problems with black people

            I am glad you qualified it with "some." Most people, even progressively oriented ones, I think do tend to carry a set of notions of social orders and classes, and it takes some internal thought process to overcome the unjustifiable ones among them, such as racial classifications. Since shortly after coming here some 20 years ago, I have enjoyed excellent rapport with African Americans and basically every other group of people. Only in the recent years do I sense that negative predispositions towards Indians have shot up because of exaggerated fear mongering about outsourcing and temporary work visas.

            As such, I think that blacks and Indians can get along really well after minor adjustment of views towards each other. One of the things that can tie them together is MLK's visit to India to learn about nonviolent resistance and returning to apply those ideas to the civil right struggle here. Just today, I came across this post at the Chicago consulate website on this connection that you may find interesting


            Rare 1959 Radio Broadcast by
            Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. rediscovered

            1. Hear the AUDIO RECORDING...
            2. Read the TEXT of the RECORDING...

            Thanks for the chat!

          •  JoanMar, LaurenMonica and MKSinSA (0+ / 0-)
            Please read:

            What if Henry Louis Gates Were Not an Acclaimed Professor?

            Story By Raj Jayadev

            SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Professor Henry Louis Gates, recently arrested, gets to share a beer with the man who arrested him, Sgt. James Crowley, at the White House with the President of the United States. It is a highly uncommon ending to an unfortunately very common occurrence - a man of color citing racial profiling after an arrest.

            </snip>

            Throughout the course of his process, which started with a jammed door to his own home, Dr. Gates would have interacted with all these many aspects of the criminal justice system, and would have felt betrayed by all of them. The less well-known Dr. Gates would not be making a documentary after all this, would not be sipping cold beers with the president of the United States and the man who arrested him. No, he would simply be trying to restore normalcy back to his permanently altered life.

            Raj Jayadev is the director of Silicon Valley De-Bug.


            Notice something? The author is an activist of Indian origin. Interesting coincidence given this discussion, isn' it? LaurenMonica, I think you owe Indians an apology.
            •  Aw but Iceweasel, she wasn't attacking Indians. (0+ / 0-)

              Come on now! She was criticizing the actions of Jindal. Jindal, not Indians.

              Max Ehrmann (author of Desiderata): Whatever else you do or forbear, impose upon yourself the task of happiness; and now and then abandon yourself to laughter.

              by JoanMar on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 10:05:21 PM PDT

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              •  I disgree, my dear JoanMar (0+ / 0-)
                Suppose, for example, someone said

                 Maybe Bobby JindalEric Cantor, being IndianJewish-american, is insensitive about racism towards Blacks or Latinos or Mulsims.

                How would a person with Jewish lineage, regardless of his or her political leanings, feel reading such a statement? Most would be stung and offended by it. And rightly so.
      •  Then there is Kossack anju, (0+ / 0-)
        Dr. Anjali Taneja, who works in an LA inner city hospital, helping out uninsured people (probably most of them Hispanics), when she could easily find lucrative jobs elsewhere

        anjali taneja:

            * East coast kid living on the west coast. Family medicine doctor at an LA county hospital/clinic that serves the uninsured, underinsured, & undocumented. Co-founder of Cure This and on the Board of Directors of the National Physicians Alliance. Passionate about health justice, politics, anti-racism, mediocre mexican food, the "built environment", music, Newark New Jersey (former home) and Albuquerque New Mexico (possible future home). DJed monthly in NYC as part of the Mutiny crew; DJing sporadically in LA


        Why? Is it because "being Indian-american," she "is insensitive about racism towards Blacks or Latinos?"

        She does what she does because... she cares.

        Also see her blogs:
        -- Cure This
        -- her personal blog
        -- and a DK diary by her: Health Care Series: "Didya Hear, Doc?"

  •  I think Jindal's elevation (0+ / 0-)

    to contender was a combination of the media wanting it to be so for the sake of a compelling storyline, some serious Republican wishful thinking, and maybe some elite Democratic insider nervousness at all the talk about him being a heavyweight they should be terrified of.

    The second I started hearing "the Republican Barack Obama" I knew to be wary of the hype. The GOP isn't exactly subtle when it comes to race, and they don't understand why Barack Obama won. Not at all.
    They still think that a member of a minority community talking like Rush Limbaugh is how to appeal to minority voters and white voters at the same time.

    They also actually believed their 'celebrity' attack line. That's as politically suicidal as believing the Bush years haven't done any damage to the brand.

    What "the Republican Barack Obama" means to guys like Karl Rove is "we found somebody with darker than white skin who will talk like Dick Cheney".

    It hasn't worked for them yet.

    Not with Michael Steele.
    Not with Lynn Swann.
    Not with Ken Blackwell.

    90% of African-Americans, and Jewish voters, and a rising number of latin and asian voters vote for Democrats... because of policy issues and beliefs in what the government's priorities should be.

    Not because they have been "duped".

    A party that thought a "free yourselves from the shackles of the Democrat plantation" line of attack would appeal to actual black voters is so out in the weeds insulting its staggering.

    You can't claim solidarity with people if you also want to bomb them

    by LeftHandedMan on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 02:25:11 PM PDT

    •  More specifically on Jindal (0+ / 0-)

      He's a real 'out there' wingnut, just like Sarah Palin and Mark Sanford, and, like them, he doesn't have the skill to cover it up and he has a track record as a state Governor without the Clinton boom years benefitting his state to surf off of.

      George W. Bush ran in 2000 as a moderate who would bring people together. He was, quite literally, one of the biggest poltical con jobs in American history.

      Bobby Jindal thinks the type of things that George W. Bush covered up in his 2000 race are popular and wise to openly embrace on the campaign trail.

      If he is the nominee, he's going to go far Right, and he's going to get creamed. Barack Obama will wipe the floor with him from day one because once people start hearing what he believes he might as well be Alan Keyes.

      You can't claim solidarity with people if you also want to bomb them

      by LeftHandedMan on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 02:31:46 PM PDT

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  •  When Bobby Jindal was director of Health and (5+ / 0-)

    Hospitals, LA slipped from something like 46th in the nation in health stats to 49th.

    Now that he's governor, we've reclaimed our 49th status in a lot of other areas as well--obesity, heart health and, this week, child poverty.

    If it weren't for Mississippi. . .

    Songs up at da web site! Also. . . It's Kostown, Jake. . .

    by Crashing Vor on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 02:29:48 PM PDT

  •  CNN giving Obama-haters a platform to spout their (0+ / 0-)

    bullshit without an effective push back. Then they have their "reporters" armed with GOP talking points to reinforce and pass off as "news" every anti-Obama sentiment they can cram into their "reports." The media is doing a number on Obama. He can't win with them.

    Max Ehrmann (author of Desiderata): Whatever else you do or forbear, impose upon yourself the task of happiness; and now and then abandon yourself to laughter.

    by JoanMar on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 03:43:46 PM PDT

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