by Machiavelli

REALITY CHECK 101 FOR THE GOP. At least someone is being candid about the challenges facing the extreme right wing party

National Post | News

Republican leaders have already begun jockeying for their party’s 2016 presidential nomination, starting with the tearing down of 2012’s failed candidate Mitt Romney.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a perpetual ‘rising star’ in the Republican party who stumped for Romney during the campaign, blasted the former Massachusetts governor for comments in which he blamed his loss to U.S. President Barack Obama on “gifts” the president gave to minorities, young people and women.

“I think that’s absolutely wrong,” Jindal told reporters in Las Vegas, where the Republican Governors Association are meeting. “We have got to stop dividing the American voters. We need to go after 100 percent of the votes, not 53 percent.“

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Speaking to his top donors Wednesday, Romney made comments that seemed to validate the criticism surrounding his controversial statement from earlier this year — that 47% of the country won’t vote for him and shouldn’t be bothered…

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