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Jun 01, 2013
Gov. Jindal: Louisiana Democratic Chair Statements “Pathetic”
BATON ROUGE – Governor Bobby Jindal responded again today to the comments made by the Louisiana Democratic Party Chair that people who are opposed to Obamacare are racist. Governor Jindal called the recent comments “pathetic” and emphasized that the people of Louisiana are “good-hearted.”
Below is a partial transcript of remarks by Governor Jindal today:
Governor Jindal: Look, I think it is pathetic to try to reduce every issue down to race.
The reality is, when you listen to what the chairman of the Democratic Party here in Louisiana had to say; she said those that disagree with the President, especially those that disagree on the issue of Obamacare were motivated by race.
When you think about that she’s basically saying those of us that disagree with the implementation of Obamacare, the expansion of Medicaid in our state are racist.
I think that’s wrong. I think there are many, many people in Louisiana, in both political parties that disagree with Obamacare, that think it was poorly written, poorly conceived, poorly executed, don’t agree with this law. I don’t think they are racist.
I have seen, I have travelled the state, I have visited with many people in our state. They are goodhearted people, they are not racist.
I think it is wrong; I think they judge people by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. I think it is wrong to reduce this issue to race.