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Bobby Jindal forms group to win 'war of ideas'

Oct 17 2013, 3:49am CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, plans to create a policy-focused nonprofit group to help Republicans shed their image as "the party of no."

Washington, Oct 17 — Louisiana's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, plans to create a policy-focused nonprofit group to help Republicans shed...

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Bobby Jindal forms group to win 'war of ideas'

Oct 17 2013, 3:49am CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 17 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, plans to create a policy-focused nonprofit group to help Republicans shed their image as "the party of no."

Washington, Oct 17 — Louisiana's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, plans to create a policy-focused nonprofit group to help Republicans shed their image as "the party of no."

The group called "America Next" would produce detailed proposals for how conservatives would improve health care, education and energy policy if they were in charge again, Jindal told Politico, an influential politics focused Washington news site.

Jindal, whose term as chairman of Republican Governors Association ends next month, complained that his party has focused excessively on criticising President Barack Obama without saying what it would do instead.

Citing Mitt Romney's failed effort to make the 2012 election a referendum on the president, Jindal, 42, said his group will bring together big thinkers to "play offense in the war of ideas."

"Saying 'no' is not enough," he said. "We've got to get beyond the bumper-sticker slogans. We've got to get beyond the 30-second attack ads."

When asked about his plans for 2016, Jindal said: "I don't know if I'm going to run for president or not."

He quoted former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who said that you need to win the war of ideas before you can win elections.

Jindal, whose second term as governor ends at the start of 2016, said "America Next" will not be afraid to take controversial positions that run afoul of Republican orthodoxy.

"Everything needs to be on the table," he said. "This is not a time to be timid."

Jindal said there's a helpful contrast between the paralysis in Washington and the reforms being pursued by 30 Republican governors in the states.

"A rebellion is brewing outside the Washington Beltway," Jindal was quoted as saying. "The American people know that the policies coming out of Washington are leading us to a dead end.

(Arun Kumar can be contacted at arun.kumar@ians.in)

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Aug 12 2014 10:15am CDT | Source: Big Government

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They even hate Common Core at UC Berkeley

Aug 11 2014 6:05pm CDT | Source: WND

The highly acclaimed school standards called Common Core are becoming so unpopular that they may soon be politically untouchable. The critics are piling on, from Glenn Beck to the Wall Street Journal, with veteran academics and activist parents in between. The latest is a detailed criticism of the mathematics standards by a prize-winning math professor at the University of California at Berkeley, Marina Ratner. It is refreshing that her criticisms are very specific and include examples of assig ...
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Huge Confusion In Mississippi Over Common Core

Jul 31 2014 12:11pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

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Governors Who Hate EPA’s Carbon Regs: Your States May Benefit The Most

Jul 25 2014 8:54am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

Members of the Republican Governors Association speak during a press conference about Environmental Protection Agency regulations on Monday, June 16, 2014, in Houston. CREDIT: A.P. Images The governors of coal-dependent states like Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma have been among the most outspoken in their objections to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon rules for existing power plants. Numerous polls have shown that these gover ...
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Ted Cruz is much more entertaining than 'True Blood'

Jul 23 2014 1:15pm CDT | Source: Big Government

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The Stupid Party? Which One?

Jul 11 2014 12:19pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

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