"I love Bobby Jindal," said Rush Limbaugh on his talk-radio show's website. The Louisiana governor is standing up for conservative principles. So, to all you Republicans who joined Democrats in ridiculing Jindal for his response to the speech by President Obama, "The Messiah," I say, "I don't want to hear from you ever again."
An awful lot of conservatives are now Republican outcasts, said Allahpundit in Hot Air. But we'll survive. "Jindal will shake this off," too, but the fact remains that by being actively bad, as opposed to merely boring, "he blew an opportunity to turn himself into a breakout star a la Obama at the 2004 convention."
This looks like "all-out war ... among conservatives," said Joe Gandelman in The Moderate Voice. Limbaugh is like the cranky head of a condo board trying to scare his neighbors into toeing the line. But the GOP will rebuild faster if it chooses "a more thoughtful, affirmative version of conservatism" over Limbaugh's "conservatism of exclusion."
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