Dirty Rotten Scoundrel

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Over at Right Wisconsin yesterday, I expanded on my live-blogging comments about Bobby Jindal’s performance at the Defending the American Dream Summit in Columbus this weekend.

Jindal makes some chicanerous attacks on Gov. Scott Walker’s healthcare proposal, distracting from what started as a hopeful message about Jindal’s family, who came from India with nothing and found success.

Instead, Jindal launched into an unfair attack on Walker’s sensible, specific, free-market health care reform proposal. I always hate to see specific proposals demagogued, especially by our own side, and especially at a time when serious problems beg for real solutions.

Worse, Jindal – no slouch on health policy – knows better, which means he’s just a dishonest, backbiting demagogue.

Good for Walker for presenting an actual plan, which takes courage. I hope he doesn’t back down.

Whole thing here.

About the writer: Chris Rochester is editor in chief of Morning Martini. He’s a communication specialist with experience in the private sector and on various campaigns. He's the communications director for the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy. Commentary here is strictly his own.