Thursday, June 25, 2015
BUT THE LIBERALS SAY JINDAL IS NOT A REAL INDIAN
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal fired up a hometown crowd with his 2016 GOP presidential campaign launch speech, hammering away at liberals like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and at the entire political class on both sides of the aisle.
Taking the stage to Garth Brooks’ “Callin’ Baton Rouge,” — Baton Rouge, of course, is where Jindal was born after his parents immigrated to the U.S. from India — after his wife Supriya introduced him, Jindal proceeded to decimate the permanent political class in Washington and hammer away at multiculturalism.
“Today’s Republican Party in Washington has been beaten into submission and is increasingly afraid to speak the truth,” Jindal said, according to prepared remarks released ahead of time by his campaign. “It’s time to say what everyone is thinking — the emperors in Washington are not wearing any clothes. In case it’s not clear by now, I’m running for President without permission from headquarters in Washington, D.C. But rest assured — I’m tanned, rested, and ready for this fight.”
Jindal hammered career politicians, who he said aren’t “leaders” but “followers.”
“Here’s the truth about most politicians — they are selfish, and they are followers, not leaders,” Jindal said. “They worry more about their own fate than the country’s fate. They take polls, figure out where the public is headed, and then run out front and pretend to be leading the parade. It’s easy to be a popular politician, don’t rock the boat, kiss babies and cut ribbons, and don’t make big changes. But I will not take the easy way out. If you want someone who will pretend that everything is fine and just make some small tweaks — then you want someone else.
“I will never lead from behind.”
Jindal opened his speech with the announcement, which he also made earlier in the day online, that he’s running for president of the United States. Right after that, he jumped into his backstory and how his parents immigrated to the U.S.
“My name is Bobby Jindal, I am the Governor of the great state of Louisiana, and I am running for President of the greatest country in the world — the United States of America,” Jindal said. “Forty-four years ago, a young couple who had never been on an airplane before left their home on the other side of the world to come to a place called America. They had never seen it; there was no internet to search. But they had heard the legend that there was a place in this world where the people were free, and the opportunities were real. They weren’t really coming to a geographical place, they were coming to an idea… and that idea is America. To them, America represented all that was good in the world, where you could get ahead if you worked hard and played by the rules. A place where what matters is the content of your character, not the color of your skin, the zip code you were born in, or your family’s last name.”
When his parents came to America, he said, they discovered that the “legend” of this country’s virtues was true.
“Thirty seven years later, my parents’ oldest son became Governor of Louisiana,” Jindal said. “It was the aftermath of Katrina, our economy was locked in a downward spiral, our biggest city was reeling, and for 25 straight years more people had left this state than had moved into it. Louisiana was in big trouble… So we had to make big changes. We had to believe in Louisiana Again. And that is exactly what we did.” BREITBART ARTICLE HERE
The Liberals say he's not much of an Indian because of this from the Washington Post:
As a child, he announced he wanted to go by the name “Bobby,” after a character in the “Brady Bunch.” He converted from Hinduism to Christianity as a teen, and was later baptized a Catholic as a student at Brown University — making his devotion to Christianity a centerpiece of his public life. He and his wife were quick to say in a “60 Minutes” interview in 2009 that they do not observe many Indian traditions — although they had two wedding ceremonies, one Hindu and one Catholic. He said recently he wants to be known simply as an American, not an Indian American…
“My mom was fully committed to raising us as Americans,” Jindal said. “That was a conscious decision. We ate food that would be familiar to other families in south Louisiana. She wanted to raise us like other kids in the neighborhood.”…
He began wearing cowboy boots more often [as governor] and got a hunting license. In December, he and wife Supriya were pictured on their Christmas card with their three kids decked out in camouflage.