From CNNPolitics, Jindal defends those who want Obama to fail:
Jindal described the premise of the question -- "Do you want the president to fail?" -- as the "latest gotcha game" being perpetrated by Democrats against Republicans.
"Make no mistake: Anything other than an immediate and compliant, 'Why no sir, I don't want the president to fail,' is treated as some sort of act of treason, civil disobedience or political obstructionism," Jindal said at a political fundraiser attended by 1,200 people. "This is political correctness run amok."
Heh -- "political correctness run amok." Would that be the type of political "correctness" that united the Bush White House, the then-majority GOP Congress and a vast array of right-wing pundits in their efforts to villify Dick Durbin for calling them out for the torture going on under America's direction at Guatanamo in 2005, or the Terry Schiavo fiasco of the same year, or ... mmmm, what was that infamous natural disaster that took out an entire American city -- a city that still hasn't recovered fully from the devastation and complete failure of the Bush Administration and the GOP to respond adequately? Oh, yeah -- Hurricane Katrina, where attending a birthday party for a senator or a broadway show after shoe-shopping topped the list of how the Bush mal-Administration responded in the initial days, yet the entire GOP political hackery machinery motivated to stall any investigations into the depth and breadth of the failures to this very day.
It appears that Governor Jindal uses the term "run amok" without fully understanding the context, particularly since the GOP knows all too well how dissent "is treated as some sort of act of treason, civil disobedience or political obstructionism" -- they set the stage for that and ran with it as their primary modus operandi for the entire Bush presidency.
Do you think Mr. Jindal recalls these words, by former President George W. Bush back in 2001?
"Over time it's going to be important for nations to know they will be held accountable for inactivity," he said. "You're either with us or against us in the fight against terror."
-- George W. Bush,
Joint press conference with
French President Jacques Chirac,
November 6, 2001
The political hackery and propaganda games continue.
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