Stand up to Obama,end navel gazing: Bobby

Indian-American Bobby Jindal has asked his partymen to end their “navel gazing” over the 2008 election debacle and don the role...

Written by Press Trust Of India | Washington | Published:March 26, 2009 12:25 am

Indian-American Bobby Jindal has asked his partymen to end their “navel gazing” over the 2008 election debacle and don the role as the opposition to Barack Obama and the Democratic Party.

“Let’s agree on this tonight,the time for talking about the past is now over,” Jindal,the charismatic Governor of Louisiana told 1,200 people attending a House GOP fundraiser here on Tuesday,while Obama was addressing his second post-election press conference at the White House at the same time.

“It has been healthy for Republicans to look in the mirror. It has been healthy for us to realise and admit the mistakes of the past… We have done that quite a bit. I personally have done that quite a bit since the election last fall. It’s now been close to five months since the last election,” he said at the USD 2,500-per-plate dinner.

The 37-year-old Republican leader,widely considered a potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate,added: “It’s time to declare our time of introspection and navel gazing officially over…. It’s time to get on with the business of charting America’s future. So as of now,be it hereby resolved,that we will focus on America’s future,and on standing up for fiscal sanity… before it is too late,” Jindal said.

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