Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Bobby Jindal Report 08.11.15

 “I realize that the best way to make news is to mention Donald Trump. That’s the gold standard for making news these days," the underdog presidential candidate will joke in an Iowa speech Monday, according to excerpts in advance released by the campaign. "So, I’ve decided to randomly put his name into my remarks at various points, thereby ensuring that the news media will cover what I have to say.”  --Washington Post

Des Moines Register: “The media would love to see Republicans attacking Republicans,” Jindal told a crowd of 25 people at a Pizza Ranch in Vinton, the first of two scheduled stops Monday in eastern Iowa.
“But I don’t think there’s enough attention on what’s going on in that soap opera that’s called the Democratic primary. ... They have got a weak field,” he said.
He then listed several of the Democratic candidates and what he sees as their faults: Hillary Clinton and her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state; Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator, who has long described himself as a democratic socialist; former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who has connected global warming with the rise of ISIS; and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, who wants the U.S. to convert to the metric system.

Bobby Jindal in Vinton, Iowa:
"Let's get rid of Obamacare," he said. "Let's actually bring down the cost of healthcare for businesses and individuals. Let's help families who really need help. Let's also keep the best quality -- we've got the best healthcare system in the world -- let's not lose that quality, let's not lose that innovation."
What's really grabbed his attention recently are videos featuring Planned Parenthood. He's joined the list to defund the company in Louisiana and he says abortions aren't performed in his state.
Jindal says, if he becomes president, he will go after the organization.
"I've said, as president, I'm going to send the IRS, the Department of Justice, and any other agency to investigate Planned Parenthood," he said. "I'm pro-life. Even those who aren't pro-life, I hope would be offended by these brutal, brutal videos."