The Contempt of Our Friends
The great Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry tries to explain to liberals that, among Republicans, moderate does not mean smart and conservative does not mean dumb. Fair enough, but our bigger problem is not that liberal buy into that dichotomy. It is that …
Populist Conservative Voters Are Not the Problem
When looking at Ramesh Ponnuru’s recent disagreements with Amity Shlaes, Matthew Denhart, and Bobby Jindal, we should remember something about populist conservatives who are suspicious of the Republican establishment: They are a pretty responsible bunch when it comes to casting …
Jindal: Late-Term Abortion Ban 'Shouldn't Take a Lot of Political Courage'
House Republicans’ recent pratfall on a late-term abortion bill offers an easy lay-up for any potential GOP presidential candidate seeking to win over pro-life GOP primary voters.
Here’s Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal on Fox News last night, declaring that passing …
Jindal: Bloomberg and Holder Are 'Surprised We Can Tie Our Own Shoelaces'
A particularly delicious segment of Governor Bobby Jindal’s remarks to the NRA Leadership Forum at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis this afternoon:
We must not let our opponents redefine what it means to be an American, and what it means …
Jindal: 'It’s a Mistake to Assume Democrats Will Never Vote for Repeal.'
More from my interview of Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal Wednesday, discussing his proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare:
Geraghty: How does your proposal differ from the repeal-and-replace proposal from the Republican Study Committee, or other plans and ideas from Republicans …
Jindal, Rubio Separately Visit Japan
The to-do list of at least two potential Republican 2016 presidential candidates included “Visit Japan,” it seems. Last week, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal visited Osaka and Tokyo, meeting with executives from five companies, including Shin-Etsu, Japan’s largest chemical company, which has …
No Jindal Speech Tuesday Night
At the beginning of his briefing on hurricane preparations, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal made it official: “I will not be speaking or attending the Republican convention in Florida. There is no time for politics here in Louisiana.”
Jindal’s briefing …
Speaking in Tampa: Ayotte, Davis, Jindal, Mack, McDonnell, and Portman
This morning, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced to Campaign Spot six more speakers for the party’s national convention in Tampa:
U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte, United States Senator from New Hampshire and former New Hampshire Attorney General.
Bobby Jindal's Staff Formalizing Out-of-State Travel Policy?
Hmmm. This is probably nothing significant, but…
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office has changed its policy and started notifying Louisiana’s second-highest ranking official when the governor heads out of state.
Under the Louisiana Constitution, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is …
Has Romney Decided? Watch the Campaign Plane.
Matt Drudge is a master of finding the intriguing comment buried in an article and . . . extrapolating big things.
The New York Times, in a profile of former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, wrote: “His fate is in the hands of Mr. …
Jindal Sets Up an Early 2016 Cycle Clash on Common Core
This afternoon Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal unveiled a series of education-reform proposals, speaking to a small group of reporters and bloggers at the Heritage Foundation.
The core principles of Jindal’s reform plan — expand parent choice and trust parents …
A Completely Different Sense of the GOP's 'First Tier'
From the first Morning Jolt of the week:
American Politics Should Not Require So Much Travel to Iowa in Winter.
A great big crowd of conservatives met in Des Moines, Iowa, this weekend to watch aspiring presidents kiss the ring …
Jindal on 2016: 'I'm Not Going to Be Coy, I'm Thinking About Running'
“I’m not going to be coy, I’m thinking about running for president and praying about it,” Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal said at a lunch with conservative bloggers today. He added he considers it a mistake for any Republican …
Jindal on Michael Bloomberg: 'This Guy Could Use Some Humility.'
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who will be speaking twice at the NRA Convention in Indianapolis today, told an amusing story about why he missed a 2006 meeting with the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox: His wife went into unexpected …
Bobby Jindal on Why the GOP Can't Just Run on Repeal Alone
I had the chance to sit down with Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal earlier today and discuss his proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare. I’ll have more of our discussion transcribed in the near future, but for now, here’s his answer …
Louisiana Democratic Party Chair Runs Away From Reporters
Louisiana state senator Karen Carter Peterson, the chair of the state Democratic party, runs away from local television reporters who ask about her declaration that opponents of Obamacare are driven by racism.
Run, State Senator, Run!
The reporter adds that …
Jindal Won't Be in Tampa if Louisiana Faces Isaac Danger
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal’s appearance before the Republican National Convention, scheduled for Tuesday night, is now a strong possibility for cancellation.
“The governor was slated to speak at the convention in 2008 when Gustav hit, he not only didn’…
Do We Await Portman-ia? The Ryan Commotion? The Palwenty Frenzy?
Veepstakes mania leads off the Tuesday Morning Jolt…
Will Romney Pick His Veep Now? … How About Now? … How About… Now?
With Romney back from his overseas trip, and the Olympics ending this weekend, the veepstakes talk is …
The Rather Inane Arguments Against Jindal
I’m a big fan of a bunch of Republican officeholders, and Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal is at or near the top. (If you’re wondering why, read my examination of Jindal’s first term and the rebirth of Louisiana …
Why Would Romney's Veep Pick Come Soon?
In the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt, a look at a surprising rebuke to President Obama from a news anchor, a poll of the most memorable moments in television history, and then this bit of political buzz . . .
And the …