Jindal Attacks Hollywood, Business for ‘Assaulting’ Christians

Bobby Jindal understands that if you want to get applause from conservative audience, all you have to do is attack Hollywood and business (and the media, though he left them out) as boogeymen who are conspiring to destroy Christianity. So that’s what he does:

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal attempted to add a populist bent to his remarks on the topic — an increasingly popular strategy among LGBT rights opponents — by declaring that “an alliance of Hollywood elites and corporate America” are “assaulting the rights of Christians” by opposing measures like those in Indiana and Arkansas that would have given broad leeway to business owners to discriminate against LGBT customers.

“We need to remind these elites, America did not create religious liberty, religious liberty created the United States of America,” he told the enthusiastic crowd.

What, no Saul Alinsky? No George Soros? Come on, Jindal, you’re gonna have to get better at this if you want to win the Republican presidential nomination.

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  • weaver

    Corporate America hates Christians?

    But I thought these were the holied job creators, the bastions of capitalism who could do no wrong?

    Cognitive dissonance, thy name is Republican Politician.

  • John Pieret

    you’re gonna have to get better at this if you want to win the Republican wingnut presidential nomination

    FTFY

  • Reginald Selkirk

    Corporations are assaulting the rights of Christians. Boo hoo. Let’s cry about it over some Chick-fil-a and then pass the afternoon browsing through the Hobby Lobby.

  • John Pieret

    In related news. Bob Vander Plaats of The Family Leader decried the Iowa State legislature’s decision to invite a Wiccan priestess to give an opening invocation. He did that, of course at the same time he was hosting a forum centering on supposed threats to religious liberty in America that included four potential GOP presidential candidates.

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/bob-vander-plaats-warns-divine-retribution-wiccan-prayer-iowa-state-capitol

    You simply cannot make this shit up!

  • scienceavenger

    It’s revealing of our American privilege that so many in the public sphere say “assault” when they mean “legislate”, and “attack” when they mean “criticize”. Part of me wishes real attacks and assaults on them so they’ll learn the fucking difference. Luckily a small part.

    As for Jindal, if you want to stop being the stupid party, you have to stop saying stupid things.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    We need to remind these elites, America did not create religious liberty, religious liberty created the United States of America,” he told the enthusiastic crowd.

    I hear Washington Denzel is going to play him in the movie, Bizarro Malcolm X (“Plymouth Rock didn’t land on us. We landed on Plymouth Rock”). Plus, they did some stunt casting, and there’s a cameo from the chair that Clint Eastwood lectured.

     

    John Pieret “Bob Vander Plaats of The Family Leader decried the Iowa State legislature’s decision to invite a Wiccan priestess to give an opening invocation. He did that, of course at the same time he was hosting a forum centering on supposed threats to religious liberty in America that included four potential GOP presidential candidates.”

    It makes perfect sense. If they give Religious Liberty to some pagan, there’ll be less left for Christians.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    And still these brave defenders of Christians’ human rights say ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about ACTUAL PHYSICAL ASSAULTS against Christians in certain other parts of the world. The whole movement is nothing but phony outrage and phony crusading all the way down.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Does Jindal have any hope of getting anything above the vice-presidential nomination in today’s GOP?

  • John Pieret

    Pierce R. Butler:

    Look at his skin color. His getting even the vice-presidential nomination in today’s GOP would be a minor miracle.

  • Trebuchet

    Jindal has taken a stand against the Republicans being “The Party of Stupid”. He’s campaigning very hard to make them “The Party of Stupidest”.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    Talk about biting the hand that feeds. Last year Louisiana surpassed California in film production. “Hollywood” is firmly entrenched in his own back yard, and paying good rent for it, too.

  • Larry

    “Hollywood” is firmly entrenched in his own back yard, and paying good rent for it, too.

    Not that Hollywood. The other one.

  • jimmyfromchicago

    “Hollywood” is firmly entrenched in his own back yard, and paying good rent for it, too.

    Sadly, the cash flow is the other way around.

  • raven

    Jindal contradicts himself without even noticing or caring.

    1. Corporations and the executives who run them are job creators. They deserve to get every tax break wingnuts can invent.

    2. Corporations are anti-xian and are persecuting xians.

    JIndal has already cut corporate taxes in Louisiana and wants to cut them further. He has also wrecked Louisiana and its budget for the forseeable future.

  • eric

    @1 and @14 – this sort of anti-business populism is so standard that I doubt actual business leaders get upset about it. Remember a few years back, the GOP got caught red-handed reassuring some Wall Street folk that no, they were not really going to enact any of the controls they used as talking points with their constituents. I’m sure Jindal’s staff has or will have the same sort of talk with local business leaders everywhere Jindal gives this speech.

    @9: Race might have something to do with it, but honestly I think he’s not going to make the ticket primarily because he’s not from a blue state or swing state. How many votes is the governor of LA going to bring to the GOP candidate that he/she didn’t already expect to get? Zero.

  • John Pieret

    eric:

    How many votes is the governor of LA going to bring to the GOP candidate that he/she didn’t already expect to get?

    Not even that many. He is pretty disliked in Louisiana right now.

    http://theadvocate.com/news/8410519-123/story.html

  • kantalope

    regarding the wiccan prayer: what part of LIMITED public forum so you people not get? They want both kinds of prayers: protestant AND catholic (the right kind of catholic obviously).

  • lorn

    Jindal doesn’t have a chance. They may make sweet noises in his direction but, ultimately, all you need to know about Jindal is his skin color. The GOP will make a nod toward paler shade of diversity, I expect a XXX/Rubio ticket. Jeb has the main slot right now and it is his to lose but he may be too reasonable, lacking a fire in the belly, for the ticket. If he balks, or stumbles, the next out of the clown car will be given a go.

  • felidae

    Nothing sells better in the wingnut world than some version of “look what those bastards over there are doing to us and I will put a stop to it”

  • dan4

    Actually, conservatives usually try to get applause lines by SUPPORTING business.