March 25th, 2009
12:01 PM ET
13 years ago

DNC says Limbaugh is Jindal's speechwriter

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption= "The DNC fired back Wednesday, saying 'What we know has failed is the reflexive partisan politics of the past that Rush Limbaugh and his Republican party continue to be mired in.' "]
WASHINGTON (CNN) – The Democratic National Committee fired back Wednesday at Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for saying it is OK for Republicans to want President Obama to fail if they think the president is jeopardizing the country.

"We understand that Governor Jindal has had some problems with public speaking lately, but turning to Rush Limbaugh to be your new speechwriter doesn't help," DNC spokesman Hari Sevugan said in a statement sent to the media. "What we know has failed is the reflexive partisan politics of the past that Rush Limbaugh and his Republican party continue to be mired in. Rather than rooting for failure, we urge the Republican party to play a constructive role in moving the country forward and offer a budget proposal."

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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • DNC • Rush Limbaugh
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  1. jrzshor

    the dnc should be in the job of joke writing.

    March 25, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  2. EDDIE

    To say you want the President of the United States to fail is simply unamerican.Whether you voted for the person or not he is the President of the United States.How can you call yourself a proud american when you want the President to fail.Why would you say that?You are actually saying I want the country to fail.Keep it up repub's.I hated bush but I did not want him to fail.

    March 25, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  3. Debbie

    I say this to the Republicans: Put up or shut up.

    March 25, 2009 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  4. lovable liberal

    Every time we get Rush Limbaugh's picture in front of the American people, we win. Mouth open, finger wagging, hectoring us with his infantile beliefs – he's the perfect picture why Americans have rejected the Republican Party.

    March 25, 2009 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  5. Jared

    Funny, I don't remember republicans complaining when Bush obviously didn't work w/ Dems. And don't try to act like you didn't vote for Bush. Time to take some responsibility. I know it will be hard since nobody took responsibility for the last 8 years. Some people love to hate. Keep it up. It's good for morale. Here's the difference: Democrats take responsibility, republicans find someone else to blame. Remember you voted for Bush, twice! But you don't hear democrats running around blaming you for voting for the worst president/puppet in the history of the world.

    March 25, 2009 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  6. MRE

    Jane March 25th, 2009 12:44 pm ET
    "Todd, are you kidding me? President Obama has done everything he can to "reach across the aisle"

    Jane has Pres. Obama reach out to the Republicans like Pres. Bush did with the Democrats in 2001 and let Sen. Kennedy write the 'No Child Left Behind' Bill. After Pres. Bus reached across the aisle the Demos spent the next 7 – 71/2 years bashing him.

    Wake up and smell the roses!

    March 25, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  7. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It doesn't surprise me that could be the case... I know that they have denied it, but a case can still be made for Limbaugh being the defacto head of the GOP. His show is heard by many that are considered part of the party base. Why wouldn't he be the party leader? He should run for office - and lose. If he were to win, he'd change his tune so fast, it'd make your head spin.

    March 25, 2009 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  8. New Yorker

    Doug, New jersey – Couldn't have phrased it better;

    Obama's plan =Trickle up poverty.

    March 25, 2009 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  9. TKM

    The one thing the Republicans need to do is quit getting campaign advice from their opposition. McCain lost doing this.
    Telling the opposition that I won, that trumps everything isn't bipartisanship.
    Go on and think the GOP is dead. It worked for Clinton in "94 and Carter in '80.

    March 25, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  10. Drop out!!

    Rush Limbaugh to be Jindal new speechwriter ......Rush can't spell Speech!!!

    March 25, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  11. Joe Jackson

    Highly hypocritical for all these "Republican leaders" that critisized Obama as being a Muslim and palling around with terrorists, to now be supporting Bobby Jindal to run for president in 2012, a Punjabi Indian....

    March 25, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  12. Jack from West Virginia

    The Dems really want to keep Rush in the spot light by this they are keeping to Reps on their heels. Careful Dems you might get Rush out there asking some questions you might really have to give an answer to with some credability. Right now you are reeling from the AIG scandle way to keep the spot light on someone or something else, remember whe you point at someone there are three fingers pointing right back at you!

    March 25, 2009 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  13. Robin in Tampa, FL

    Jindal is one to talk, he is certainly working towards his own political failure in Louisiana, I am pretty sure his rejection of the stimulus money is being seen as a very callous act, and probably will not earn him many vote outside the GOP base.

    March 25, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  14. get rid of campbell brown

    jindal is limbaugh's lap-dog

    March 25, 2009 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  15. Peter E

    The GOP really shouldn't use Rush Limbaugh as our image. Sure, he rallies the far right, but at the expense of alienating everyone else. RL doesn't stand for conservative values. He doesn't stand for anything. He only stands AGAINST the democrats. And that's a huge turnoff. We need to figure out what we stand FOR, wash off the taint of neo-conservativism, and return to REAL conservative values. Ron Paul 2012!

    March 25, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  16. Kurt C.

    Blah, blah, blah, you Democrats keep saying Rush is irrelevant and yet you keep talking about him.

    March 25, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  17. Jeanne

    Wow. Is the DNC still in junior high? For the party who "cares" about everyone, this is pretty immature.

    March 25, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  18. gary davis

    rush needs to get his drug test and should have gone to jail when he got caught buying prescription meds in a back alley from a drug dealer

    and what is he afraid of about the president ? is it because he is half black and half white and that he represents america and what is best for our country and the world.
    if the republican party wants to get back what the last 8 years have wiped out .then join the nation and lets get behing our new president .not try to cut him down every chance they have.

    March 25, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  19. James

    Wah wah wah. Oh stop bringing up Rush you meanie Democrats. The truth is we keep bringing him up because it amazes us that your party could sink so low as to cow tow to this a$$. And for those who say "what are you crying about, the dems wanted Bush to fail." No actually the democrats NEVER said they wanted the wars to fail, they just said that they were failing due to incompetence. The Dems never said "oh we hope that we all go into a rececion". I am so glad to see that the Republicans enjoy sending us back to the dark ages.

    March 25, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  20. kevin

    The state of the Republican party:

    Corrupt bussinessmen wanting to use the US government to aid in thier thieft of Amercian dollars, while under the disgiuse of Christinaity, took over the GOP over the last 50 years.

    Just think about it.
    Why do major covservative issues like aboration and gay marrage never get solved by the GOP. Well its because if they addressed those issues they would loose their party bait, the bait that keeps Christians loyal no matter what your economic policies are.

    This cabal is now still leading the GOP but they have lost their faithful majority within the GOP public. Thats why any moderate republican heading a leadership position with the GOP will be blasted by the GOP elite, AKA corporate thievies.

    The GOP will be leaderless untill the public votes out most of these party leaders. In the mean time the party will go no where.

    March 25, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
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