LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal hasn’t been at a loss for words since President Barack Obama’s re-election. He also has a lot to say when it comes to responding to unflattering remarks made by his party’s recent presidential nominee.
Following Mitt Romney’s self-analysis that he lost the election to President Obama because the president gave “gifts” to minorities and young people, Jindal labeled the defeated Republican nominee’s assessment as “absolutely wrong.” Jindal, responding to the comments last night at a Republican Governors Association meeting in Las Vegas, stressed that his own party needs to look in the mirror and understand the reasons why Republicans suffered a sound defeat in the general election and were unable to take majority control of the Senate. The comments that Romney made in a Wednesday conference call to donors about the president using a strategy based on “gifts” to key voting demographics was not a step in the right direction, according to Jindal.
“That is absolutely wrong,” Jindal said, according to the Washington Examiner. “Two points on that. One, we have got to stop dividing American voters. We need to go after 100 percent of the votes, not 53 percent — we need to go after every single vote. And second, we need to continue to show that our policies help every voter out there achieve the American dream, which is to be in the middle class, which is to be able to give their children the opportunity to get a great education, which is for their children to have even better-paying jobs than their parents.”
Jindal has been very outspoken following Romney’s loss, telling Politico this week that Republicans have to “stop being the stupid party.”
“It is no secret we had a number of Republicans damage our brand this year with offensive, bizarre comments — enough of that,” Jindal said to Politico. He later added: “We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys.”