Bobby Jindal: Republicans Need to Act More Like Principled Conservatives

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal believes it’s time for the Republican party to return to “a more principled conservative approach” as they try to take back the White House in 2016.

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Jindal was responding to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, who asked the governor if he still believed the Republican party needs to rid themselves of candidates no better than “Democrat-lite.”

Jindal said he’s nothing more than your typical frustrated Republican voter, one who was promised sweeping changes after their massive electoral victory in 2014, but have seen nobody stand up and fight for school choice, domestic energy production, investing in the military, reigning in the EPA, and shrinking the size of government.

More importantly, he wants to see a Republican party that will actually fight the President on his illegal amnesty policies, as well as Obamacare.

“This is a Republican Party that told us, if we gave them a majority, they were going to stand up to amnesty,” he said. “They were going to stand up to Obamacare, they were going to stand up to the out-of-control spending. I’d like to see more — I’d like to see a more principled conservative approach in D.C.”

Watch the exchange between Jindal and Blitzer …

Jindal has long critiqued his own colleagues in the Republican party, even referring to them as the “stupid party” during a winter meeting in 2013.

What do you think of Jindal’s comments? Is returning to its conservative roots what the Republican party needs to do in order to capture the White House in 2016?

Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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