Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Jindal's Rebuttal to Obama's Speech Before Congress




Excerpts:

"As I grew up, my mom and dad taught me the values that attracted them to this country - and they instilled in me an immigrant's wonder at the greatness of America. As a child, I remember going to the grocery store with my dad. Growing up in India, he had seen extreme poverty. And as we walked through the aisles, looking at the endless variety on the shelves, he would tell me: 'Bobby, Americans can do anything.' I still believe that to this day.  

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"Republicans are ready to work with the new President to provide those solutions. Here in my state of Louisiana, we don't care what party you belong to if you have good ideas to make life better for our people. We need more of that attitude from both Democrats and Republicans in our nation's capital. All of us want our economy to recover and our nation to prosper. So where we agree, Republicans must be the President's strongest partners. And where we disagree, Republicans have a responsibility to be candid and offer better ideas for a path forward.

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"The strength of America is not found in our government. It is found in the compassionate hearts and enterprising spirit of our citizens.

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"To solve our current problems, Washington must lead. But the way to lead is not to raise taxes and put more money and power in hands of Washington politicians. The way to lead is by empowering you - the American people. Because we believe that Americans can do anything.

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"Democratic leaders say their legislation will grow the economy. What it will do is grow the government, increase our taxes down the line, and saddle future generations with debt. Who among us would ask our children for a loan, so we could spend money we do not have, on things we do not need? That is precisely what the Democrats in Congress just did. It's irresponsible. And it's no way to strengthen our economy, create jobs, or build a prosperous future for our children.

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"In recent years, these distinctions in philosophy became less clear - because our party got away from its principles. You elected Republicans to champion limited government, fiscal discipline, and personal responsibility. Instead, Republicans went along with earmarks and big government spending in Washington. Republicans lost your trust - and rightly so.

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"A few weeks ago, the President warned that our nation is facing a crisis that he said 'we may not be able to reverse.' Our troubles are real, to be sure. But don't let anyone tell you that we cannot recover - or that America's best days are behind her."

Full text of Jindal's Speech



7 comments:

Chicago Ray said...

"Jindahl;s just another foreign immigrant taking up space"

That's what the liberals say since to them any immigrant or African American who's not a dem is an uncle tom or any other disparaging remark they can come up with and get away with.

Humble wife said...

I agree that he hit the head on the mark.

Of course Chicago Ray is correct on the Liberal spin, as minorities CANNOT be conservative.
Jennifer

WomanHonorThyself said...

America wont be able to do anything when Comrade Hussein finishes with us!

Biased Girl said...

Liberals are already sharpening their knives for Jindal. I hope he's ready. Because we need him to be strong.

Jean said...

I appreciate having your post of Jindal's speech to read - I tuned out and turned off after HE commented about the Las Vegas train and Pork Barrel Spending all in one breath in his live speech - you know how I feel about that train - it's not PORK for our economy here in southern Nevada and southern California, we need it for the jobs, environment and we have looked forward to the convenience of the super fast train for a long time. But, I'll digress, take a deep breath and search for a "live" video of Jundal's speech and be nice. I thought he was wonderful until the train pulled into the station.

DaBlade said...

You are so right Biased Girl. They seek nothing less than trying to destroy him because he is not a member of their little collective. I thought he was awesome!

RightKlik said...

CR: That's probably what Holder would say.

HW: Jindal's message is always spot on.

WHT: I will be pleasantly surprised if America as we know it is still intact after the Obama years.

BG: I think he can handle the attacks. They may think it will be easy to take him down, but he's smarter than Obama's media lap dogs.

Jean: Would have been great if the private sector could have picked up this project. The government will find a way to turn into a disaster.

DaBlade: The message was great, but the teleprompter was holding him back.