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

DNC says Limbaugh is Jindal's speechwriter

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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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  1. Time for Term Limits

    As a Republican it is depressing to see so many leaders following Limbaugh because he will only take our party to permanent minority status while he makes millions. Is does appear that many Republicans are mimicking Limbaugh's talking points. And if they disagree with Limbaugh they have to immediately apologize. I'm glad the media isn't covering this story much.

    March 25, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  2. Michael "C" Lorton, VA

    Now, that is what I call a champion ticket-–Limbaugh and Jindal--the reason I put Limbaugh first---at least he can speak.

    March 25, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  3. Brandon

    Even a dim wit like limbow could not have written a speech as bad as the one jindal gave in response to President Obama's wonderful speech to the joint session of congress a few weeks ago. However, maybe jindle decided he needed the party leader to start writing for him so he made sure he got the day's talking points lined up with sean and rush before he said something that he would have to appologize to rush for later on.

    March 25, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  4. Daryl in Seattle

    Well there's hoping someone is right and then there's wanting them to fail. If you're a true patriot, which one is better suited when you're asked the question,"Do you want President Obama to fail?"

    March 25, 2009 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  5. Doug, New Jersey

    "President Obama has done everything he can to "reach across the aisle"

    This is what lib says, reality is that when the republicans tried to work with Obama he screamed "I won" and would not let even one of their ideas even be discussed.

    Liberals don't tell the truth, ever. You have to wonder why they don't want to honest. Is it really so wrong to want people who lie, steal, cheat, and hate to fail in their quest for trickle up poverty?

    March 25, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  6. Dennis

    DNC must be really worried about Jindal if they have to spread crap like this. They know Jindal is smarter than BO, just can't read the teleprompter as well.

    March 25, 2009 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  7. NashvilleCat

    To the DNC: you have ridden this horse as far as it will go. Find another sound bite.

    March 25, 2009 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  8. mark l holland

    The Republican/Christian Party has begun a scorched earth policy. If they allow Obama to succeed it will prove their beliefs to be invalid and Obama's beliefs valid. The Republican/Christian Party would rather have the country burn to the ground then to have their beleifs invalidated.

    That is why they say "No" even though they have no answer to the problem other then to want the same Bush the Son policies that created this mess.

    March 25, 2009 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  9. Elizabeth

    The "Greedy Old Party" is the root and cause of all the problems this country has nationally and in the world today.. They allowed the likes of GWB , a misguided "c' student to lead us to a bogus war, for which there was no good reason. And they are the reason why China is holding all our IOUs. They let religion dictate scientific advancement, They actually thought Sarah Palin was a good choice for the White House. No one cares what they think anymore. They are old, washed up and out of touch. Who in their right mind would even listen to an idiot like Rush Limbaugh on the radio or otherwise. This self-centered bunch of hypocrits needs to make amends for what they have done to the American people as a whole by just shuting up.

    March 25, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  10. Tom P

    This is the best the Dems have? What a joke.

    Keep it up and Rush will add another 30 million listeners.

    March 25, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  11. Char59

    It is apparent that the Republicans priorities are different. Republican Party first, greed second, and obviously the American people(on Main Street) last. Wow what good set of values- why is anyone complaining?

    March 25, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  12. kd

    read the 300 comments related to the same failed line spoken most recently by Fred Thompson. The GOP have gotten ludicrous. They are racing toward irrelevancy.

    March 25, 2009 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  13. Traci King

    I would have a very difficult time voting for Bobby Jindal for the same reason that people did not vote for Obama. I do not like anything about Jindal nothing!

    March 25, 2009 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  14. Robert

    To all you morons who are worried about borrowing money. No problem to borrow to fight a useless war. No problem to borrow to pay off the health care and pharma industries. No problem borrow to pay off Halliburton. No problem we didn't borrow No Child left behind the money they were promised!. But Bush has a "M" condo that he and whats her face are so tired from looking for furniture for. What a sickening pity.While we tell our kids why they may have a debt to pay we will also tell them where it (the debt) came from and why. This should make you and your worthless republican party irrelevant for next hundred years! Which is exactly what America needs!

    March 25, 2009 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  15. RLE

    dave your thoughts are just as idiotic as Lush, Jindal, Thompson et al; another blogger said it first and best if President Obam's policies fail that means the economy gets worse or it doesn't get better. I wish you people would get a grip and think before you speak but that would make sense wouldn't it

    March 25, 2009 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  16. sniffhole

    Libtards want more taxes and bigger gov't.

    Republicans want less taxes and smaller gov't....

    these aren't hard to understand, but when Obammy says "I won" my way or the highway, that sort of destroys any working together.

    March 25, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  17. renea

    Republicans are afraid of rush so its natural for them to agree with him. But they need to be careful about saying they want the president to fail.they maybe the ones who fails.

    March 25, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  18. Joyce

    I just don't get it. I'm not a Republican but wished that Bush was a better President. Just so the country won't go down the drain – which unfortunately happened because of his incompetence.

    I would like to think that Patriotism puts asided party lines. Now more than ever, this President deserves some support.

    I would be glad to see a constructive opposition – that will result in good government. Rather than a bunch of people who thinks and acts and defends party lines above all else. That's what Limbaugh and company are all about.

    What absolutely abhors me is how hypocritical these people are. Continue in this path and this country will go even further down the drain. Republicans – GROW UP!!!!

    March 25, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  19. Marc T

    Doug and others have a pretty warped sense of reality. Too bad their black and white sense of reality doesn't exist... it would make things so much easier.

    The reality is that if you go into any discussion with the dems saying "we hope Obama's policies fail" or that "Obama fails", you've pretty much closed your mind to anything other than your previously tried ideology. We don't have to wait to see if that fails, do we?

    I can't think of a more polarizing thing to say... but I guess that's the idea, isn't it?

    March 25, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  20. Ron

    There you have it America. Why not make the rest of the country more like LOUISIANA?? The state is the perfect example of what republicans want to do with the country: education – bottom of the pack; wages – bottom of the pack; high school dropouts – top of the pack; infant mortality – top of the pack; pollution – top of the pack; adult illiteracy – top of the pack.

    Piyush "Bobby" Jindal for PRESIDENT!! Can't repubs pick a Gov who's actually advanced his state's standing in the GOOD things?? There's got to be at least one......

    March 25, 2009 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  21. California Girl

    I just feel sorry for Bobby Jindal. I have watched him for awhile now, and until the RNC (or whomever) announced he was a possible Annointed One, he made a lot of sense, seemed like an independent thinker, and generally seemed concerned about his state. But as soon as someone decided he could be the hope of the republicans, he started talking as though he had not an original thought in his head. He'd have a better chance if he went back to being himself, and not some apparachnik.

    March 25, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  22. Mike Fdez

    Where is the Republican Budget Proposal?

    March 25, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  23. California Girl

    Also – why don't the republicans stop acting like fools and just admit Limbaugh worded his statement poorly. We all know what he meant – Limbaugh does not agree with Obama's policies and believes those policies will hurt the country. He wants what he sees as bad policies to fail. The repubs need to come clean the statement was poorly worded and the democrats need to calm down and stop giving Limbaugh so much power.

    March 25, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  24. MRE

    Sen. Chris Dodd’s Poll Numbers Plummet in Connecticut. The Connecticut Democrat and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee trails former Rep. Rob Simmons by a margin of 43 percent to 42 percent in the latest Quinnipiac University poll.

    Bipartisan Poll: Generic Congressional Ballot All Tied Up; First Time Since 2004 Independents Have Favored Republicans
    If the election were held today, would you vote for your district’s Republican or Democratic candidate?

    * Republican – 41%
    * Democrat – 38%

    Obviously, the American public is not happy with the Democrat’s dominance.


    March 25, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  25. Susan - Plano, TX

    The right wing extremists are so UN-AMERICAN since Obama was elected – especially people like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity....they have been fighting like a mad dog while they were vaguing the ugliness and disasterous Bush administration for the last 8 years.

    Hey, Obama is spending all the money to save the nation while Bush begged China for trillions of loan so that he could conduct the Mission Impossible to kill lives in Irqa – there is no justification for wonder the whole world is mad at Americans.

    I am not mad at AIG executives. What I would like American people to go after is Bush family, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coull......those stupid people who bread stupidity in our society.

    The only good things those extreme right wings have done is pushing the young generation to Democrat party....

    March 25, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
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