[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/03/25/jindal.defense.obama/art.bobby.jindal.gi.jpg caption="Gov. Bobby Jindal is offering a spirited defense of Republicans who say they want President Obama to fail."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) - - It's OK for Republicans to want President Obama to fail if they think he's jeopardizing the country, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal told members of his political party Tuesday night.
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."
Since conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said that he hoped that Obama would fail, Republicans have been pressed by Democrats and the media about Limbaugh's comments.
Jindal, a potential 2012 presidential candidate, told the Republican audience he would "not be brow beaten on this, and I will not kowtow to their correctness."
"My answer to the question is very simple: 'Do you want the president to fail?' It depends on what he is trying to do."