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Jindal Dumps on Trump

Hovering at near zero percent in national polls, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday drew some attention to himself with a blistering, highly personal attack on Donald Trump, characterizing the GOP front-runner as an unprincipled narcissist who has no business running the country.

“He’s non-serious. He’s a carnival act,” said Jindal during an appearance at the National Press Club in Washington. “Here’s the truth about Donald Trump. Donald Trump is shallow. He has no understanding of policy. He is full of bluster — he has no substance.”

Trump has the support of nearly 30 percent of Republican voters, according to the most recent RealClearPolitics summary of polls.

“Donald Trump is not a serious candidate,” Jindal said. “He’s a narcissist. He’s an egomaniac. The only thing he believes in is himself.”

Jindal said Trump is without political principles — that he is neither a Republican nor a Democrat. He’s just for Trump.

“Donald Trump is dangerous,” Jindal warned. “The question for conservatives is this: Are we going to rely and trust proven conservative principles or we are going to turn to a man who believes in nothing but himself?”

Jindal flavored his assault with heavy doses of ridicule.

“Just because a lot of people like watching Kim Kardashian — we wouldn’t put her in the White House either,” Jindal said. Trump, of course, has the reality TV show background with “The Apprentice.”

Jindal said the multi-billionaire who is trouncing him in the polls is “weak.”

“He is an entertaining narcissist, but he is still a narcissist,” Jindal said. “Like all narcissists, Donald Trump is insecure and weak. He’s afraid of being exposed. That’s why he tells us, always and constantly, how big and strong and wealthy he is.”

He added that the country won’t become great again “by putting an unserious and unstable narcissist in the White House.”

Jindal’s attack comes just a day after retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who is second in the polls, said he didn’t have the “impression” that Trump’s religion is a major part of his life.

“I realize where my successes comes from, and I don’t in any way deny my faith in God,” Carson said in differentiating himself from Trump.

Jindal echoed Carson’s skepticism. “It’s clear Donald Trump has never read the Bible. The reason we know he’s never read the Bible? He’s not in the Bible,” Jindal scoffed.

Jindal claimed he likes “the idea of Donald,” saying an outsider willing to go after the D.C. political class is a good thing. The bad thing, according to Jindal, is that it’s Trump.

“Donald Trump himself is full of foolishness and nonsense as well,” Jindal added.

A version of the story first appeared in PoliZette.

Of Course Romney is Right About “Gifts”

I checked this morning to see what planet I’m on.

I looked outside, poked around a bit. It seemed enough like planet earth.



Martian ingrates is what they are. All of them: Bobby Jindal, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie – Big Mr. Truth Teller – and the rest of the lot who have criticized Gov. Mitt Romney for telling his donors that Obama gave politically beneficial “gifts” to various constituencies.

Because only on Mars is what Romney said untrue. Instead of governing, Obama in fact spent the last year parceling out nicely wrapped little gifts to various constituencies.

This is the same lot of Republicans who, had Romney won, would have been basking in his glow and obsequiously pawing at him for a favorable glance – not to mention, when they eventually run for president, his endorsement.

Romney deserves better than to have his political corpse stuffed in the trunk of a Buick and dumped in a New Jersey landfill by his own former group of henchmen.

“I don’t think we advance this discussion or debate by insulting folks,” said Jindal.

So it’s an insult to say people vote their interests? Please, Bobby, spare me your outrage.

Location of Bobby Jindal found on Mars

Let’s be clear, these Republicans are posturing, trying to use Romney’s statement to begin photoshopping a new Republican Party that includes people of all backgrounds – and genders. That’s a good idea, but they don’t need to kick Romney or pretend what’s true is false to do it.

And they are hoping to dissociate themselves from a loser.

I disagreed with him at times and questioned his strategy, but Romney is an honorable man who, in addition to the personal ambition every politician harbors, ran for president because he is genuinely concerned with the future of the country.

The only thing I might quibble with is Romney’s assertion that the bestowal of gifts is why Obama won. He of course already had these groups in his pocket. The gifts surely increased his share of their votes, but whether it made the difference in the election we can never really know.

But it might have.

Here are some of the gifts Obama came bearing in 2012:

A gift to gays: Obama’s position on same-sex marriage finally, in an election year, finished “evolving” to the point where he could accept it. Apparently the timing of Obama’s conversations with God on this issue couldn’t have worked out better.

A gift to Hispanics: In a probable violation of the Constitution, Obama stopped enforcing the law of the land, decreeing he would no longer deport illegal immigrants under 30 who came to the United States as children. In doing so, he basically implemented a portion of the Dream Act – creating by fiat legislation Congress refused to pass.

A gift to young voters: Obama bashed Congress into keeping student loan rates at 3.4 percent.

A gift to women: He resisted all efforts to change the Obamacare mandate that the ladies get free contraception.

And yes, Obamacare and its guarantee of health insurance is a gift to minority voters, whose incomes lag those of whites. Obama certainly believes Obamacare is the right thing to do, but he knows the political benefit as well, and to deny Romney’s contention that Obamacare helped the president with African Americans and Hispanics – as it does with other groups, like young voters who get to hang out on their parents’ health plans – is to deny reality.

The Obama people are having a good laugh over all this. They know what they did. They know Romney’s right. And they know, believe me they know, cynicism when they see it.