Tea Party Fall Out: Bobby Jindal Takes Himself Out of GOP, Conservative Leadership Role; Rick Perry Of Texas Rises

Where was Bobby Jindal during the Tea Party Day yesterday?  Can anyone say?

Did Jindal say anything to defend veterans when the DHS and Janet Napolitano attacked them?  Nope: He attacked Dick Cheney and defended President Obama.

And when did we see Jindal last?  After an Obama address before a joint session of Congress and Jindal was terrible.

Jindal’s days in the national spotlight are over.

Governor Rick Perry from Texas took a stand and a memorable one yesterday.  He’s now the fair haired boy among the GOP governors, one has to think….While Sarah Palin is in trouble with, well, most of Alaska and got left out of John McCain’s list of good GOP leaders on Leno……


Rick Perry from Texas

“I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state,” Gov. Perry said. “That is why I am here today to express my unwavering support for efforts all across our country to reaffirm the states’ rights affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our Union.”

Related:
Texas Objects To Federal Government: “its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state”

 Don’t Mess With Texas: Gov Says “Federal Government Oppressive in Size, Intrusion, Interference”

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By Andy Barr
Politico

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) suggested Thursday that former Vice President Dick Cheney should tone down his criticism of President Barack Obama.

Cheney has repeatedly criticized the president’s national security policy, saying recently on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Obama’s decisions “raise the risk to the American people of another attack.”

Asked to respond to Cheney’s remark during an interview ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Jindal said: “I don’t think we should question President Obama’s patriotism or his intentions.”

“I think Democrat or Republican, we should all agree that our current president, our former president would obviously want to do everything they could to keep us safe,” he said. “Let’s give the new administration a chance. Let’s not question their intentions. Let’s have a real debate on their policies.”

The Republican governor praised Obama for “showing more flexibility when it comes to Iraq than maybe some of the campaign rhetoric suggested.”

In this Dec. 1, 2008 file photo, Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby ... 
Jindal

“I am, quite honestly, pleasantly surprised,” he said. “That’s the kind of pragmatism, listening to the commanders on the ground, I think is very important.”

Jindal did offer some criticism of the president, pointing out that it is “fine to have an honest disagreement on the policies that both administrations would choose to try to keep us safe.”

“At some point, we need to stop going overseas and apologizing, criticizing our predecessors,” he said.

http://www.politico.com/news/
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