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Jindal Takes on GOP, Harris-Perry Takes on Jindal (VIDEO)
Bobby Jindal continued his onslaught against the supposed Republican Party Regulars over the weekend, and gained some more national media attention in the meantime. But this time it didn't come free of rebuttal, as Tulane prof and national commentator Melissa Harris-Perry took on the gov on her MSNBC show.
Railing once again against what he's called the mistake by GOP heads - including vanquished presidential candidate Mitt Romney - of talking down to voters, Jindal told Fox News Sunday hosts that, “If we want people to like us, we have to like them first.” He used the line throughout the week last week as he took to national airwaves to respond to Romney's assertion that President Barack Obama managed to beat back his challenge by giving young people and minority citizens "gifts."
“We also don’t need to be saying stupid things,” Jindal said, referring to the remarks of Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, a pair of Senate candidates who were brought down by remarks they made about rape and abortion.
Jindal's torrent of posturing came as he took over as chairman of the Republican Governor's Association at a meeting of the state heads in San Diego last week. It's not lost on anybody that the Louisiana governor is seen (or, sees himself) as a contender for the GOP nod for president in 2016.
That fact was also hardly lost on Harris-Perry, who used a segment of her Saturday morning show to lambaste Jindal for ignoring his state's needs, and kncoked him on the state of Louisiana.
"Being governor of a state with this much poverty and inequality should you give you a special sense of urgency, but you don't seem to give a damn," Harris-Perry said. "What you do care about is reaching higher office. And why not? You're term-limited in Louisiana and the White House will have an opening in four years. So for you, it's onto the next one, right?"
She then went on to bring up Jindal's refusal of Affordable Care Act exchanges, newly-minted statewide voucher system for public schools and increased encouragement of drilling in the Gulf despite BP's crimes.
"If you're ready to move onto the national stage, don't wait until the end of your term," she said. "Pull a Palin. Quit now. We'll find somebody else."
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