March 25th, 2009
12:01 PM ET
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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. Mobius

    The DNC sure loves to point the finger, huh?

    Too bad there's no difference in the two – are YOU still fooled?

    March 25, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  2. Todd

    WOW! Keep reaching across that aisle Democrats. Why stop now?? You had no intention of trying to get along with ANYONE, and you are proving it daily by your actions. Glad to see that America's well being means nothing to any of you!!!

    March 25, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  3. Irishny

    Jeez,when are Democrats going to get over this Rush Limbaugh thing??

    Im sure Rush id delighted with all the publicity hes getting!

    March 25, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  4. Spencer/Newport News, VA

    It looks like LimBLAH is the puppetteer and he's pulling all of the Republican Party strings. Smells like a recipe for disaster.

    March 25, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  5. Danny J

    So Governor Jindal wants the President to fail at hurting the country. Who doesn't want that?

    March 25, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  6. Get Well Soon GOP

    Wow, where is Mike Steele when you need him. Perhaps Rush told him to keep his trap shut! Now Rush is telling Jindal what to say and Thompson is standing by to make sure he says it. What has become of the GOP, and where is PUMA in all of this?

    March 25, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  7. John from California

    Gov. Booby Jindal and his fellow republicans like Old Fred Thompson kinda like things the way they are in America right now. The GOP or "Greedy Old Party" like the fact that most people are hungry and hurting that way it is easier to extract cheaper labor.

    The fringe wing of the republican party (which seems to be all of them now) wants the president to fail because they like the GOP politics for the rich elite.

    March 25, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  8. Karen - Missouri

    So now we know for sure that Jindal is just a Republican puppet with no mind of his own or any responsibility toward our citizens in other states. He should stay in Louisiana if they like him so much.

    March 25, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  9. geecee

    Blimpbaugh loves Jindal. Too bad for Jindal. I thought he might have a future in the Rethuglican Party, but if he keeps towing the Party line, and parroting their negative rhetoric, he won't get anywhere. He needs to distance himself from them. I thought he was smarter than that. Bobby will go the way of Sarah. Is there anyone sane in the Republican Party other than Meghan McCain??

    March 25, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  10. JJ12345

    So now he is a speechwriter

    March 25, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  11. Get Well Soon GOP

    Rush brought us Opeation Chaos and knocked Hillary out of the picture. So that must mean he is happy with Obama because he sure did not support McCain. This who thing must be an act by the great MahaRushie to make the GOP look bad. Well it sure is working. Rush is a closet Obama supporter.

    March 25, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  12. Alexander

    The dems sure do love to bring it back to Rush.

    What a plan, use RUSH to distract everyone from the real problems the DEMOCRATS are causing in Washington!

    March 25, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  13. EBC, Boyds MD

    You're JOKING right? Rush Limbaugh is NOT only the GOP & RNC Spokesperson, he's NOW their speech writer too? LOL. Wow......

    Just stick a fork in the GOP, they are FINITO!!

    March 25, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  14. rena

    Budge, did you say budget? The RNC don't know what a budget is unless, they are the only prospects in getting the funds. They are robbing theives at the expense of tax payers. That's why they can't come up with a plan, because it would include all America and not just themselves and their wealthy friends or cronies.

    The republican party is bust and we need to haul them all out and get some fresh new blood and ideas in that party. They have been the soul problem for this country and we need to be rid of them. Motto, "Party first, Country last".

    March 25, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  15. Rob Johnson

    Rush does have 15-20 million people who listen to him, but virtually everyone who doesn't listen to him thinks he is an egomanical blowhard.

    Unfortunately, precisely because he is such an egomaniacal blowhard, Limbaugh will never relinquish his power in the GOP without a fight. You will have to pry that power out of his cold dead fingers, to paraphrase a popular pro-gun slogan.

    If that means Rush is the unquestioned leader of a party that only draws 30% of the vote in 2012, I think he is just fine with that outcome. Whether the average Republican should feel good about that is another question.

    March 25, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  16. I Am The Great And Powerful Wizard Of Rush

    I am the puppetmaster and Jindell is my puppet.

    March 25, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  17. Fair is Fair

    Typical DNC.

    Rush Limbaugh is an ENTERTAINER. Does that mean Obama's speech writers are Oprah, Richard Dreyfuss, and Sean Penn?

    Good Lord... if conservatives and liberals cannot find a way to cross the divide, we are surely doomed.

    March 25, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  18. Jonita

    Once again Petty Politics over ride the will of the people..

    March 25, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  19. Cleo

    Welcome to the world of politics...Everyone is blaming the other party, but no one is fixing anything...At least President Obama is trying to fix this country...

    March 25, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  20. safari

    Fair is fair. If you said you wanted Bush to fail, you were considered a traitor to this Country. The same applies to Limbaugh, Jindel, Thompson and all the rest of the sour losers in the GOP.
    You are all traitors to this Country.

    March 25, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  21. Jane

    Todd, are you kidding me? President Obama has done everything he can to "reach across the aisle" what is unfortunate is that the Republicans have refused to work with him or come up with any ideas of their own. Tell me one new idea that they have (besides the one where they tell the American people that they want the American President to fail). And btw, it is BS that they are talking about wanting policies that will hurt the country failing, give me a break, if these policies succeed so does the country. What they don't want is Obama to succeed because if he does, THEY FAIL.

    March 25, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  22. Barbara NY

    Really? Someone actually writes this stuff for Jindal? I'd fire the writer.

    March 25, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  23. CNN Ed Henry Bu$t Was Handed To Him In A Platter of Doodoo

    Jindal is toeing the line like the zombies before him....just being a whinning puppet of the RNC leader Rush Limbaugh!

    March 25, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  24. Get Well Soon GOP

    I hope Rush fails! Now how do you like them apples?

    March 25, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  25. Dave

    I want him to fail to if it means the next 3 generations have to pay the loan they took out and gave to all the banks, wall street and insurance company's that donated to their campaign funds. My grand kids don't have a chance with these idiots as the majority in the house and senate, let alone the white house. We would be better off right now with no politicians doing anything. I say we all vote to send all of them home for 6 months and let the economy handle itself. I bet we would all be better off with all of them sitting home doing nothing.

    March 25, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
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