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Jindal: ‘What Is the Point’ of GOP that Accepts ‘Baseline Dependence’?

Louisiana Governor and Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal wondered “What is the point of having a Republican Party?” that accepts both baseline spending and “baseline dependence” in an interview broadcast on Friday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.

Jindal stated, (relevant exchange begins at 5:27) “We need to shrink it [federal spending] and we need to balance the budget. Sean, if we can’t shrink the size of the federal budget, we might as well go home, because we’re done as a country. … Now, if you want to be popular in DC you can’t talk like you and I talk. If you want to be popular in DC with Republicans and Democrats –.”

Jindal added, “Look, Republicans in DC, Democrats in DC will tell you, you can’t do term limits, you can’t repeal Obamacare, you can’t do undo amnesty, you can’t secure the border. What is the point of having a Republican Party? They seem to accept — not only do they accept baseline spending, they accept baseline dependence.”

He concluded, “they told us when they asked for the Senate majority in November, two specific promises they made, and they were in almost every TV ad, elect us, we’ll repeal Obamacare, elect us, we’ll stop the illegal amnesty. No wonder voters are frustrated.”

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