Boom: Gov. Bobby Jindal lays into tax-happy DC elites, lapdog media

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is fed up with Washington’s commitment to Big Government and the lapdog media’s role in misleading the public about the consequences. As the fiscal cliff looms ever closer on the horizon, the government and media are doing their utmost to ensure that class warfare and blame-gaming reign supreme.

Jindal penned an op-ed piece on the fiscal cliff for Politico, warning that “next year it will be the fiscal mountain, after that the fiscal black hole, and after that fiscal Armageddon” and charging that Washington is “psychologically incapable of getting our fiscal house in order without laws that give them no other alternative.”

Jindal’s op-ed, published yesterday, drew an immediate backlash from the media, drawing fire from the usual suspects. That’s good, right?

This afternoon, Jindal fired back on Twitter, giving his critics the smacking they so richly deserve.

And common sense is anathema to our government and the media. New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait took notice of Jindal’s tweets and fired back.

Chait’s solution to hitting the debt ceiling? Just mint and deposit those trillion-dollar platinum coins, duh.

  • Conrad2010

    Fiscal Cliff as was Y2K. Bullshit

    • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

      That is an idiotic comparison. The tax rates are going to go up & sequestration spending cuts will go into effect which will trigger a second recession if a compromise isn’t reached.
      The Y2K bug didn’t cause computer systems to shut down because programmers fixed the damn problem re: date change to 1/1/2000.
      Like I’ve been saying: this is the most aggressively ignorant period of human history since the Dark Ages.

      • Catchance

        Exactly. It was being called ‘sequestration’, which no one understood, so it was changed to ‘fiscal cliff’. Apparently there are many who still don’t get it.

      • Lord Foggybottom

        Actually, I think this is worse. In the Dark Ages, they didn’t know any better. We know better and we’re *still* blowing ourselves up.

    • Infinite_Indeterminism

      Y2K was real. Way overblown, and mixed in with opportunities for ‘nice-to-have’-upgrades, but the foundational problem was real.

      The fiscal cliff is of Congress’ doing, as is (the main part of) the underlying problem of overspending, overregulation, and general waste. But it is very damned real, and regardless of whether it gets ‘fixed’ now, or not, it will be something the republic will need to handle for some years to come (in the best case…). Regardless of who’s sitting where in the Twilight Zone (aka DC).

  • Conrad2010

    Fiscal Cliff as was Y2K. Bullshit

  • digitalPimple

    Every which way in DC but the simple and obvious.

  • http://twitter.com/OPRblogforum Ourpoliticalright

    Flaming Liberals I talk to here in CA think the fiscal cliff is ONLY a ‘tax the rich’ issue- Liberal Media Elites to blame for the “dumbing up” of the American populous. The best way for any government entity to retain power is to have an uneducated following. Between our liberal, mainstream media and our uber-liberal education system, does this nation have a chance against the onset of Socialsim and fiscal default?

    • Jack Levitt

      I suppose that depends on whether President Obama gets his 25 million new illiterate, uneducated, impoverished Democrat voters amnesty or not.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    Duuuh, I think Paul Krugman is the smartiest and bestest and child molesterest lookin’ creepiest awesomey money peoples in the world and you shood leave him alone or Obama is gonna get you!

  • WisconsinPatriot

    Bobby Jindal -1 “smart people” -0

    • Silenttype78

      Love the “smart people” thing.
      It’s a keeper!

  • maplebob23

    Finally some leadership from a Republican. Watch how quickly the Washingtionian elites belittle and marginalize him. What we need are 10-50 Republican conservative office holders saying the same thing every day and not getting distracted by stupid crap.

    • Silenttype78

      Agree!
      And no backing down either!

      • Charles Miller

        I am not sure of your definition of leadership. In my definition it involves someone who can step in and solve problems. Bobby Jindal is a two term governor who has lead Louisiana from 49th to 49th in most indicators. Gimme Jeb, Chris, anybody but Jindal, in the next race.

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

          It IS Louisiana, silk purse & sows’ ears, all that, ya know.

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

          It IS Louisiana, silk purse & sows’ ears, all that, ya know.

        • Infinite_Indeterminism

          The rank a state has in the list of states, only tells us what rank the state has in the list of states. It says nothing about the actual numbers as to things like tax rates, debts, surplus or deficit, number and quality of regulations, etc…

          Kindly note that I am not debating the specifics of Jindal or the state of his state – I am merely pointing out that ranking is the least interesting parameter in this context. Specifics are of much larger importance – along with, in the judgment of Jindal, the comparison with whoever would have been in his seat.

  • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

    Jonathan Chait — bachelors degree from Univ. of Michigan
    Bobby Jindal — double major in Medical Education & Biology from Brown with honors. Accepted to Harvard Medical School & Yale Law School, but chose to attend graduate school at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, where he received his masters (M.Litt) in Political Science with an emphasis in health policy.

    • irishgirl91

      But, but he governs one of the southern states, he can’t be smart!

      • Charles Miller

        So with all that medical and political brain power, and having been in charge of the LA health programs before becoming governor, you’d think LA would have a model health system. We’re 49th. In spite of all that education Bobby Jindal needs help turning on a light bulb. But he is politically motivated when it comes to his own self interests. Jindal has spent more time outside the state than in it. He is done with being governor and is now busy campaigning to build funds to run for president. This week he was courting favor with a billionaire casino lord out in Las Vegas. He snuggled up to Mitt when there was a chance for a VP nomination and then as soon as the election was over slashed and burned the “stupid” GOP. He knows how to play the game and will say whatever to win favor but then do nothing. Jindal is an operator and he will be bad for America just as he has been bad for LA.

        • irishgirl91

          I too, was disappointed when he got on the Mitt-hating train. I also know there are many intelligent people that cannot lead and lack common sense. LA problems are generational and growing worse (as are all states). My point was that in the NE, a very popular sport is bashing the stupid southerner. They honestly believe all southerners run around barefoot and are too friendly with their cousins.

        • irishgirl91

          I too, was disappointed when he got on the Mitt-hating train. I also know there are many intelligent people that cannot lead and lack common sense. LA problems are generational and growing worse (as are all states). My point was that in the NE, a very popular sport is bashing the stupid southerner. They honestly believe all southerners run around barefoot and are too friendly with their cousins.

        • SissyO

          LA has been in bad shape for decades. It’s gonna take more than 2 terms to fix it- and for most liberals down there they are just doing their best to impede progress forward, and wait for the good old days of corrupt government to re-take the state. Might not be long considering the election results.

      • Anyone00

        The Left has called a someone who was literally a rocket scientist an idiot because he did not agree with them.

        • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

          The only thing the progs are good at is what psychologists call “projection” — whatever they *ever* accuse their opponents of is what they themselves are. That, you can take that to the bank.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Also since he has Brown Skin and is a Republican, he is a self-hating race traitor and will do all he can to bring back slavery.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Also since he has Brown Skin and is a Republican, he is a self-hating race traitor and will do all he can to bring back slavery.

    • http://objectivist.myopenid.com/ Objectivist

      Jindal’s a Rhodes Scholar? I didn’t know that.

      The difference between Jindal and 0 is one of real intellectual accomplishment versus an intellectual poser.

  • EOD

    If Weigel, Krugman, Chait, and Obama would just cash in all their Nobel Prizes (numbering in the thousands by now no doubt) all their Pulitzer Prizes (could there be Millions of them just laying around by now?) and cash in what could be Trillions of other awards.

    Accolades passed out to the likes of Weigel, Krugman, Chait, and Obama by other Flaming Liberals, awards for saving all of humankind trillions of times over the past few yeas, awards that Weigel, Krugman, Chait, and Obama have just lying around, well, the Nation just may make it through this money crisis if Weigel, Krugman, Chait, and Obama would just pitch in and turn in their many, many, many, many Trillions of awards to be sold off for scrap.

  • Steve_J

    In the headline I’d change “elites” to “elitists.

  • justlittlolme

    [APPLAUSE!] Sic ’em Bulldog Bobby! Somebody on ‘our side’ needs to have a pair!

    • Charles Miller

      Funny, a few moths ago Bobby was telling Americans how right the GOP and Mitt were. Now he doesn’t like them so much. What happened? I don’t think you want him to do for America what he has done for Louisiana. There are much better people in the GOP than Bobby Jindal.

      • justlittlolme

        Name two non-Rinos. [Demints leaving, so he doesn’t count]

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Love it. Jindal has always been right on the nation’s problems, but has a shown an troubling Mccain-esque susceptibility to media pressure. If he has seen the need to take the lumber to them, then we cons can expect him to make real contributions towards the eventual defeat of progressivism.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

      On the money.

  • nc

    We need more Bobby.

  • Jack Levitt

    Good thing John Boehner has no say on Gov. Jindal’s future.

  • Glenn Mayton

    Jindal seems to be the real deal.It’s rather refreshing to listen to a polititian that didn’t trade in his balls for a career.

  • http://twitter.com/murgatr0id GTJessop

    Paul Krugman is a cancer, any economic model that doesn’t glorify the welfare state is an annoyance to him. To listen to Krugman is to commit economic treason.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Krugman is about a relevant as roofing tin. Count on him to pop up and say all the things you read last week in the liberal rags. Pathetic SMF.

  • irishgirl91

    When you have a loosing season you make changes. When you have 2 consecutive losing seasons, everyone has to go. Our azzez have been handed to us twice we need to clear the coaching staff and find some new players. I will not support any canidate that has any of the “cocktail party” advisors that the last 2 did. And I will not support anyone who’s turn it is. Jindal is our new blood, there are many out there like him, they have campaign staff, find them all and bring them on for 2014 and 2016.

  • $23629333

    Uncle Sam is like a man with gangrene. In some places – DC, CA, NY – the affliction is well beyond the point of any possible remedy. In others, there may be a possibility of recovery. In the reddest states, there is the greatest possibility of full recovery and good health.

    Any doctor in attendance can point out the only viable option now open.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

      Gangrene? More like Uncle Sam has an obesity problem.

  • http://twitter.com/Sistervative Sistervative

    More Republicans need to get behind this brazen, no holds barred attitude to defeat the economically anti-American Democrats.

  • http://twitter.com/Sistervative Sistervative

    Hold on, so it’s not racist the disagree with minority Bobby Jindal? Hmm..

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

    As usual, the left-wing troll named Krugman starts off with the name calling. It seems he didn’t get enough of a thorough beating from Pedro Schwarz.

  • BeeKaaay

    Looks like someone is practicing for a run for 2016…

  • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

    This from a man who is accused of soliciting donations for his wife’s charity from his donors. How quaint.

    • NRPax

      Ah yes. “Innocent until proven guilty.” How quaint.

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        I said “accused” not guilty.

        • NRPax

          Fair enough. Now what exactly does “soliciting donations” have to do with the above topic? Was he soliciting donations while writing that op ed piece?

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            I just wanted to point out that this man who is condemning DC, is part of it and used his connections in the DC politics machine to get his wife donations for her “charity”

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

            If you have to contort that much to make someone look bad then perhaps you should just give it up. Everyone is part of the DC swamp….including you.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            And you are working pretty hard to put this man on a pedestal who obviously did something inappropriate.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

            Inappropriate? By whose standards? I don’t know what color the sun is on your planet put there isn’t a single one of them on either side of the aisle that doesn’t do that and I have as yet to see them brought before any ethics board or committee. How in the hell do you think telemarketing is done? Same way…list sharing. And BTW…not a big Jindal fan so in addition to your contortionist moves you make assumptions. Not real bright are you.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

            I see on other threads you complain, cry, and whine about being insulted while hurling insults. Typical libtard.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

      I like your use of the word ‘accused’ despite the fact you believe it to be true.

      How quaint.

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        What word should I have used? Alleged? What word would you prefer?

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

          What crime has been committed?

    • Gallatin

      Since you’re off topic I’ll be off topic as well. I am still waiting for your list of Republicans that voted for the passage of obowmao care.

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        It’s not off topic to discuss the ethics, or lack thereof, of the man you are all fawning over. And I did post the answer. There was one.

        • Gallatin

          You said Republicans (plural), I just wanted you to admit that there was only one. Now once again there were more democrats that voted against obowmao care than the one Republican vote for. You have a Merry Christmas.

  • http://www.righthook38.com righthook38

    Love me some Bobby Jindal!

  • http://www.righthook38.com righthook38

    Love me some Bobby Jindal!