Bobby Jindal Humiliates Himself By Trying To Invoke A Louisiana Law That Doesn’t Exist

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Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration vowed to look into using a law to save four Confederate monuments in New Orleans. The problem is that the law the governor is trying to invoke doesn’t exist in the state.

The Baton Rouge Advocate reported:

The hope that Gov. Bobby Jindal might invoke a state “Heritage Act” to keep the four controversial public monuments in New Orleans in place may be a lost cause. Though Jindal’s administration pledged Thursday to research the law and its possible applicability to the statue controversy, it turns out Louisiana doesn’t have such a law.

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The ongoing debate over those monuments has sparked debate in the city — and around the state — with many suggesting there was a state law known as the “Heritage Act” that the governor could use to step in. When asked Thursday night whether the governor planned to intervene, spokesman Doug Cain replied that “Governor Jindal opposes the tearing down of these historical statues and he has instructed his staff to look into the Heritage Act to determine the legal authority he has as Governor to stop it.”

Nothing of that name shows up in a review of state laws, though a South Carolina law with that name, passed in 2000, kept the Confederate flag flying over that state’s Capitol grounds until recently. The South Carolina law requires a two-thirds vote of each house of the Legislature to change “any monument, marker, memorial, school, or street erected or named in honor of the Confederacy or the civil rights movement located on any municipal, county, or state property.”

Bobby Jindal has been so busy running for president that he doesn’t know the laws of the state that he is supposed to be governing. Jindal’s vow to save the statues is the latest example of how he has used Louisiana as a platform for his White House bid.

Rick Perry’s inability to pay his campaign staffers got the headlines this week, but when a sitting governor vows to invoke a law that doesn’t exist in his state that is a bigger problem. Jindal’s campaign is going nowhere fast. He failed to impress anyone during the Fox News’ festival of losers early debate, and there is no enthusiasm for his candidacy anywhere.

Gov. Jindal has spent years governing the state of Louisiana irresponsibly to advance his White House bid. Every move that Jindal has made in recent years has been made with an eye towards the White House. Louisiana is a mess because of Bobby Jindal, and now the governor’s administration is so out of touch with the state that they tried to invoke an imaginary law.

Bobby Jindal is the poster boy for failed Republican leadership in action.

29 Replies to “Bobby Jindal Humiliates Himself By Trying To Invoke A Louisiana Law That Doesn’t Exist”

  1. for his next act he will claim all the bills that passed and he didn’t like have been vetoed thru the pocket veto…

  2. Oooh look at that furrowed brow. He looks so serious! Look out, Bobby Jindal is a SERIOUS politician!

    What a boob.

  3. Jindal has always been a joke, he knows nothing and is so busy pandering to the red neck bunch in his state, what with Duck Dynasty, guns etc, he is so transparent, it is against his culture to act as he does, I don’t know if he is Hindu or sikh, but he is trying to be everything he is not. Does he still do exorcisms?

  4. Piyush doesnt stand a chance, a guy too insecure to use his real name. Piyush is trying to play to the inbred redneck racist crowd and failing. Not a snoballs’ chance in Hell.

  5. Jindal has privatized every public asset in the State. Schools, hospital system, prisons – all transferred to private hands.

    We are no longer a State – we’re a monarchy.

  6. Honestly,all this BS against a part of America’s history is just a sideshow to try and whitewash history.
    The Confederate States of America is,and always will be,a part of our history.
    Taking down flags or destroying monuments won’t change the underlying problem of racism in our nation.
    That’s beside the point though.
    Jindal is,and never will be,competent enough to lead our nation.
    His record is all the proof that’s needed.

  7. …it’s not so much Bobby Jindal is a “Has Been”…after taking a look at his political “career” I have to say he’s a “Never Was”…

  8. Bobby / Piyush Jindal was raised as a Hindu but converted to Catholicism. Even so, between both religions, he obviously didn’t pick up any skills – either as a human being or a politician.

  9. Taking down flags and destroying monuments that promote a racist history will go along way towards the dignity and grace deserved by all citizens of this country. People’s opinions may never change, but having a constant reminder of a shameful past does not help anyone.

  10. The statues are on the national register of historic places. This could be what Jindal’s people are talking about in which case it would be protected by federal law and not state law. So before calling people names or insulting their intelligence; the author of this piece and the people making comments may want to look in the mirror.

  11. Jindal has to have the deadest campaign around. Case in point: At some Republican luncheon in Baton Rouge this past week, they took a straw poll for 2016. Jindal came in last. Coming in last is not the noteworthy part,no,what is noteworthy is that Baton Rouge is Jindal’s hometown, where he lives and where he spent all of his life.

    That says a lot.

  12. My lord, how do these people get elected? Relying on the crazies for support does not warrant the delusion that you can run for prez and be successful.

  13. Isn’t this special. One of the monuments that he doesn’t want taken down is this: Attempted overthrow of the New Orleans-based Reconstruction government by 5,000 white supremacists of the “White League,” many of whom were ex-Confederate soldiers. Though the would-be occupiers turned tail and fled as federal troops approached, the violent uprising was seen as a damn noble thing by white supremacist sympathizers in later decades.

    In 1891, as the Democratic legislature passed laws that disenfranchised most blacks,[4] the city government erected the Liberty Monument to “commemorate the uprising” of 1874 in the city.[3] The monument was prominently placed in the neutral ground (median) near the foot of Canal Street. In 1932 inscriptions were added to the monument which attested to the battle’s role in establishing white supremacy.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Liberty_Place

  14. What the actual f**k?!? What the hell is WRONG with people? How can anyone, ANYONE, think this was okay, let alone something to fight over its right to exist?!

  15. It is extraordinary that 150 years after the end of the Civil war we are still arguing about the remnants of slavery while Fox News swears that racism no longer exists in America.

  16. After listening to Jindal speak, it’s only reasonable to ask why was this man ever promoted as a possible candidate for President. Sadly, it appears to be because he was one of the very few minorities in the GOP and they used him in their attempt to appear diverse and accepting of minorities. As usual, his ability to govern properly was of no concern, only his repetition of GOP talking points.

  17. Jindal is a perfect example of the GOP governing philosophy of “I’ll do whatever I want, the laws don’t matter.”

    Which is how dictators rule.

  18. Did you actually bother to read the article before you wrote your crap?
    The hope that Gov. Bobby Jindal might invoke a state “Heritage Act” to keep the four controversial public monuments in New Orleans in place may be a lost cause. Though Jindal’s administration pledged Thursday to research the law and its possible applicability to the statue controversy, it turns out Louisiana doesn’t have such a law.
    State law…state law…nothing whatsoever to with a federal law. God, conservatives are stupid.

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