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I seldom agree with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, incoming chairman of the Republican Governors Association, but I do today. Jindal correctly noted that Gov. Mitt Romney was "absolutely wrong" to attribute President Barack Obama's re-election win to promising "gifts" to minority groups such as blacks, Latinos and young voters.
"We have got to stop dividing the American voters," Jindal said. "If we're going to continue to be a competitive party, … we need two messages to get out loudly and clearly. One, we are fighting for 100 percent of the votes. And second, our policies benefit every American who wants to pursue the American dream, period."
I am thrilled that Jindal put Romney in his place. Romney conceded graciously, but since then he has been a crybaby whiner who still uses the infamous 47 percent (make that 51 percent) as a scapegoat. I applaud Jindal for softening the tone and pushing aside sore losers like Romney.
James A. Marples