By D.B. Hirsch
April 20, 2015 8:47 am - NewsBehavingBadly.com
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate said, “I don’t know about you, I’m tired of the hyphenated Americans. No more ‘African-Americans.’ No more ‘Indian-Americans.’ No more ‘Asian-Americans.” That remark garnered applause at the First In The Nation leadership summit in New Hampshire. Yay for Bobby. He hates on hyphens. The Hill reports:…
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
rat618 April 20th, 2015 at 9:00 am
I want someone to ask him he believes life begins at conception…then after he says yes then ask him if that is so then he is ineligible to run for President since his life started in India. When he says that the requirements are being born in the US ask him then to explain how you can be a person before being born.
rg9rts April 20th, 2015 at 10:48 am
He’d run with the Canadian
whatthe46 April 20th, 2015 at 3:06 pm
that’s a good one. STUMPED!!!
Jeffrey Samuels April 20th, 2015 at 9:04 am
Dear Mr. Jindal,
perhaps when people start treating all Americans equally, then the hyphenated part may go away.
Larry Schmitt April 20th, 2015 at 11:12 am
Maybe so, but if that’s how they identify themselves, it doesn’t make them any less American.
Jeffrey Samuels April 21st, 2015 at 9:04 am
Suzanne McFly April 20th, 2015 at 9:07 am
I can’t stand the fake Americans who are elected to office, and once elected they sell the office. Those are the ones true hard working Americans are sick of Bobby, catch up.
anothertoothpick April 20th, 2015 at 9:47 am
Some may think Jingle Jangle is a really deep thinker.
I would suggest a better plan to Jingle Jangle
William April 20th, 2015 at 10:58 am
I think you’re on to something there.
Larry Schmitt April 20th, 2015 at 11:09 am
That would explain a lot: he’s a hologram.
William April 20th, 2015 at 9:49 am
…..that President Obama in his speeches and policies, “seems intent on dividing us by class, by geography, by race……..
So says the poster boy for self loathing.
rg9rts April 20th, 2015 at 10:47 am
Mike April 20th, 2015 at 11:24 am
William, on a serious note, is that really the portrait?
I heard he had one done that was a bit light but this more like Santorum than Jingle jangle
William April 20th, 2015 at 1:30 pm
The “official” portrait (according to the article) certainly looks a bit bleached.
Mike April 20th, 2015 at 1:50 pm
Wow, that link you sent me to looks like it bleached the Jindal photo to get it a bit closer in shade to the painting.
Kinda nutty, the portrait is obviously a white guy.
William April 20th, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Yeah in all fairness, it really depends on which media outlet you read on this one.
Mike April 20th, 2015 at 2:14 pm
fancypants April 20th, 2015 at 9:35 pm
while sitting behind the easel the artist started his image of bobby
Ronald L April 20th, 2015 at 10:41 pm
Alfred E Newman?
Mike April 20th, 2015 at 2:15 pm
Here’s the official portrait…it’s not even the same painting.
anothertoothpick April 20th, 2015 at 12:09 pm
He celebrates White Boys Day.
Suzanne McFly April 20th, 2015 at 1:40 pm
That’s racist, he’s doing white face in that painting. I am going to call Someone and hope they care enough about my fee fees to set up my go find me account.
stephen byrne April 20th, 2015 at 3:47 pm
The one of the left is his fantasy. It would be like me having my photograph on one side and a portrait of Brad Pitt on the other.
whatthe46 April 20th, 2015 at 10:08 pm
i laughed loud at that one.
fancypants April 20th, 2015 at 9:28 pm
the artist wanted to charge bobby for actual drawings and bobby refused
Ronald L April 20th, 2015 at 10:40 pm
If a little whitening is good enough for portraits of Jesus…
Guy Lauten April 20th, 2015 at 9:54 am
Yeah! And all those Italian-Americans, and Irish-Americans, and German-Americans, and…
Long Tom April 20th, 2015 at 10:21 am
So, when I refer to Jindal, should I omit the hyphen in douche-bag?
Larry Schmitt April 20th, 2015 at 11:11 am
That’s douche bag-American to you, buddy.
rg9rts April 20th, 2015 at 10:46 am
So says the Jindalstani
Larry Schmitt April 20th, 2015 at 11:08 am
Altogether now: Bobby? Guess what. We’re tired of you.
Mike April 20th, 2015 at 11:17 am
Anchor baby Bobby probably should have picked something other than education to talk about what with Louisiana just about the dumbest state in the union. (Hang in there, you’ll beat out Mississippi for the #1 spot)
Interesting reason he gives for his decreasing popularity…”trimming government”…
I’m left to believe he was elected by people who want to trim government but when he does, they take him to task for it…Huh????? Maybe Louisiana is already dumber than Mississippi…???
Larry Schmitt April 20th, 2015 at 11:17 am
The melting pot was a myth. The Irish cops in New York and Boston still talked with a brogue, the Italians still went to their mothers’ houses on Sunday for a big spaghetti dinner, the Poles in Chicago still had their own parish churches. It’s just a different ethnic mix now, but it’s no more melted together than it ever was. The Dominicans have their street festivals, the Greeks sell gyros at theirs, the Chinese still bring the dragons out for the parade on New Year’s Day. That doesn’t make any of those people, then or now, any less American.
bpollen April 20th, 2015 at 3:18 pm
Personally, I kinda like the interaction with people that came from different cultures. We have the Taste of Minnesota festival here, which is a celebration of foods and music from many different countries and cultures. Quite the culinary and musical adventure.
Larry Schmitt April 20th, 2015 at 3:40 pm
How boring would it be if it was nothing but white people, and no one had a chance to experience new stuff? Everyone goes to the same church, shops in the same stores, has the same accent. Even England isn’t completely white anymore.
bpollen April 20th, 2015 at 3:43 pm
I love diversity, and especially love those instance when I am involved with various cultures working toward the same goal. To me, it shows that our similarities are SO much greater than our differences.
whatthe46 April 20th, 2015 at 10:05 pm
my great grandfather on my father’s side is sicilian. and his grandmother was native. my great grandmother on my father’s side was creole. there’s also french. and native american on my mother’s side. my last name is sicilian. and i’m black or brown which ever. i’m a little lighter than Obama. when i was a baby, my mother, who is about Michelle’s complexion, was upset when she was asked if she was my nanny. i looked like a white baby. this was in ’65. i love all of who i am.
bpollen April 21st, 2015 at 4:42 am
I’m mostly Irish, English, and German, but there are a few other things thrown in. But you have a much more varied lineage. My experience has been that you can get some really cute babies that way!
Ultimately, I think the different backgrounds Americans have gives us strength. Having different perspectives gives us depth. For quite some time, America was the melting pot. Now that is spreading through the world and many countries are now much more culturally diverse. It can be hard to integrate in some instances, but we’re the better for it.
whatthe46 April 20th, 2015 at 10:00 pm
then they’d still find something about each other to hate.
anothertoothpick April 20th, 2015 at 12:08 pm
Please correct me if I am wrong, but other than native American s, aren’t ALL Americans hyphen-ated?
Ronald L April 20th, 2015 at 10:39 pm
Including anchor-baby Americans like Jindal.
ExPFCWintergreen April 20th, 2015 at 12:12 pm
Piyush is the Candidate of Tomorrow! (As long as tomorrow is in 1899)
Larry Schmitt April 20th, 2015 at 12:57 pm
I wonder what group Mr. Hill belonged to. Who qualified to be an “American American? Since Anglo-Saxons aren’t on his sh*t list, I assume they were the pure ones. How nice for him.
stephen byrne April 20th, 2015 at 3:40 pm
The only ones who qualify as American Americans have red skin, hooked noses, high cheekbones and straight black hair. Unless you belong to a Native American tribe, your people came from somewhere else. Learn it. Know it. Live it.
Larry Schmitt April 20th, 2015 at 3:41 pm
But that’s not who this bigot was talking about. He meant his “tribe.”
stephen byrne April 20th, 2015 at 3:44 pm
Those whose ancestors were in North America before some Italian guy looking for India landed here are the only American Americans. But if Jindal wants to say he is a member of the Fukawi tribe, that is fine with me.
ChrisVosburg April 20th, 2015 at 4:36 pm
Although they were here before Columbus, and the Vikings, and the rest, what we call Native Americans were immigrants as well– think of ’em of as Siberian-Americans.
whatthe46 April 20th, 2015 at 9:59 pm
pignose4.0 April 20th, 2015 at 3:46 pm
There is no stereo typical way to describe native Americans every tribe is different from the tip of Alaska to the deserts of the south west and and west to the East coast all the way down to Florida all different.
stephen byrne April 20th, 2015 at 3:51 pm
All different, but still the only ones who can truly call themselves Americans without a hyphen. I will always regard myself as Irish-American and no dumb-ass governor will stop me.
fahvel April 21st, 2015 at 4:00 am
do you mean possibly Siberia?
Warman1138 April 21st, 2015 at 5:58 am
Since humans evolved and migrated out of Africa, everyone on the planet should pack their bags and go back home to Africa, dammit.
tracey marie April 20th, 2015 at 1:22 pm
Piyush says what?
stephen byrne April 20th, 2015 at 3:41 pm
Irish-American and damned proud of it.
Ronald L April 20th, 2015 at 10:42 pm
Irish-American and mostly drunk.
stephen byrne April 21st, 2015 at 10:24 am
Ronald L and mostly thinking he made a joke when in truth he made a disgusting ethnic stereotype.
pignose4.0 April 20th, 2015 at 3:49 pm
How about ” I’m an American of ?????? descent?
DsMTwoShoes April 21st, 2015 at 12:12 am
What have you done to me??
Why do I suddenly have an overwhelming desire to break into a chorus of “Clare Island”?
CgntvDssdnt April 20th, 2015 at 3:51 pm
sounds so presidential.
Is he seriously still considered a candidate?
shocktreatment April 20th, 2015 at 5:46 pm
Seriously? Not ‘seriously’ by anybody we need take seriously–
shocktreatment April 20th, 2015 at 5:44 pm
Aaah! Raise your hand if you’re tired of Booby Jindal
whatthe46 April 20th, 2015 at 9:58 pm
sorry, it’ll only allow one thumbs up.
CHOCOL8MILK April 20th, 2015 at 5:56 pm
It still boggles my mind how a person of color could be part of the GOP.
whatthe46 April 20th, 2015 at 9:57 pm
you and me both.
Ronald L April 20th, 2015 at 10:37 pm
whatthe46 April 20th, 2015 at 11:06 pm
thank you soooo much for the post. maybe they should all receive that link.
Ronald L April 20th, 2015 at 10:35 pm
Jindal is a spectacularly-unqualified American.
DsMTwoShoes April 21st, 2015 at 12:07 am
Hate to be the one that throws water on Bobby party. But his remarks are a close as one can come to quoting Teddy Roosevelt and not giving him credit.
These people are so lazy and unimaginative. Unable to independently come up with something, anything original.
jybarz April 21st, 2015 at 9:47 pm
Yes, Bobby Stupid-Jindal.
labman57 April 25th, 2015 at 9:04 pm
In Bobby Jindal’s world, Baskin-Robbins would still sell 21 flavors of ice cream, but they would all be called “vanilla”.