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Quibbling with Jindal’s Roadmap

Right Makes Might Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 10:59 AM
Sounds as if Governor Jindal has a great message, one that hasn’t been heard much in Republican circles since Jack Kemp’s voice was silenced. The vision needs to be one of growth and opportunity – if we can achieve that, deficits will shrivel away, because more people will be too busy being prosperous to look for Obama Claus-type handouts. Let’s face it, bean counting is not electorally attractive – is there a better bean counter anywhere in politics than Mitt Romney? Most elections are about what government is going to give people. The choice should be clear: Democraps want to hand you an ever-dwindling supply of stuff; we want to give back your hopes and aspirations.

“I plan to say some things that may challenge your assumptions,” warned Louisiana Governor and rumored 2016 contender Bobby Jindal. “You may not agree with all of it, but that’s ok, ours is a party that can handle real discussions.”

Challenge accepted, governor.

One of Jindal’s big takeaways, as I understand it, was that to win, we must “re-calibrate the compass of conservatism.” “Our principles are timeless,” he clarified. However, “we do need to re-orient our focus to the place where conservatism thrives – in the real world beyond the Washington Beltway.”

On this point, the governor is absolutely correct. Republicans...