GOP Needs An Overhaul, According To Louisiana Gov. Jindal
Bobby Jindal had made history of being the first Indian-American governor of the United States, let alone in the state of Louisiana. Jindal was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2005 until 2008. He was elected as Louisiana governor in 2007 and took office in 2008. He is one of the few minority governors representing the GOP.
Jindal attended the Republican Governors Association a few days ago in Miami, Florida. At the meeting, they were talking about the future of the GOP. Jindal focused his points on party in the corruption. One his attacks were directed towards GOP Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, who has been convicted of corruption.
Despite the conviction, Stevens still ran for reelection. On a side note things do not necessarily look good for Stevens in regards to the Alaska Senate race. Stevens’ Democratic rival Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich is gaining much ground.
Today, Jindal was on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” He explained that the GOP needs to give solutions and not just act as the opposition to the Democratic Party.
Jindal said that the GOP had to stop defending the outrageous spending that they would never tolerate. He explains that there is something wrong with the GOP when voters say that they trust the Democrats more in regards to tax cuts.
He said that the GOP has to stop defending the corruption within its ranks. Jindal gave the implication that members were being hypocrites for criticizing corruption in the Democratic Party while defending corruption within their own party.
Finally, Jindal explains that the GOP has to be the party that offers real solutions. He explains that the conservative principles do not need to be tossed out of the window. Jindal says that the GOP cannot be the party only known for saying “No.”
These were the points that Jindal has made.
Former GOP House speaker Newt Gingrich said that the party’s future depends on its governors. He did say Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be an important player. However, he said that Palin will not be the “de facto” leader.