Bobby Jindal in CNN 2015 GOP primary debate


On Abortion: Planned Parenthood sells babies' body parts

I'm a doer, not a talker. If you want somebody who is going to manage the slow decline of this country, makes incremental changes, vote for somebody else. If you want to vote for somebody who understands what is at stake-- Planned Parenthood is selling baby parts across this country, and the Senate Republicans have already given up, even without a fight. I am angrier at the Republicans in D.C. than I am at the president.
Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary undercard debate on CNN Sep 16, 2015

On Civil Rights: Discrimination in America today is against Christians

The biggest discrimination is going on against Christian business owners and individuals who believe in traditional forms of marriage. They are throwing this woman in jail in Kentucky. Let's talk about the Christian florist, the caterer, the musician, who simply want to say, don't discriminate against us, don't shut down our businesses, don't fine us thousands of dollars for believing marriage is between a man and a woman. Let's talk about not discriminating against Christians.
Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary undercard debate on CNN Sep 16, 2015

On Foreign Policy: The idea of America is slipping away, but we can rescue it

We've got a president who won't even say the words radical Islamic terrorism. He has declared war on trans fats and a truce with Iran. Think about that. He's more worried about Twinkies than he is about the ayatollahs having a nuclear weapon. That's what is happening, the idea of America is slipping away. We must not let that happen on our watch. We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to rescue the idea of America, the choice for conservatives.
Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary undercard debate on CNN Sep 16, 2015

On Government Reform: It's time for term limits; fire them all

Q: Can anyone from inside of Washington win this election cycle?

JINDAL: No. And it's not only whether they can win. They shouldn't win this election cycle. One of the things Donald Trump was right about was to say nonsense to the D.C. establishment. It is time to fire all of them. You've got a choice between honest Socialists on the Left, like Bernie Sanders, and lying conservatives on the Right. We have got the majority; what good has it done us? See, they said they were going to stop amnesty. They said they were going to repeal ObamaCare. They didn't do either. Now they're not even willing to fight to defund Planned Parenthood. [Senate GOP leader] McConnell has already waved the white flag of defeat. They are not willing to stand up to fight for the issues that count. I think it is time to have term limits. I think it's time to have part-time citizen legislators. Let's pay them a per diem instead of a six-figure salary, stop them from being seven-figure lobbyists.

Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary undercard debate on CNN Sep 16, 2015

On Government Reform: I will have lots of litmus tests for Supreme Court justices

You've never had a Democratic judge wake up and say, surprise, I've evolved, I've become a conservative. It's always the Republicans, because we have presidents that try to find judges with no records, no rulings, no writings. I'll tell you, I am going to have a litmus test. I'm going to find judges that are conservative, judges that are going to be pro-life, judges that are going to follow "The Constitution."
Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary undercard debate on CNN Sep 16, 2015

On Health Care: No to Supreme Court justices who support ObamaCare

Justice Roberts twice rewrote the law to save ObamaCare, the biggest expansion of government, creating a new entitlement when we can't afford the government we've got today, an expansion of socialism in our country. It's not that he got a minor ruling wrong. This is twice he rewrote the law.
Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary undercard debate on CNN Sep 16, 2015

On Homeland Security: Terrorists aren't martyrs; they're going straight to hell

We don't discriminate based on the color of skin or creed. You say to Muslim leaders, they have two responsibilities. One, it's not enough to denounce generic acts of violence. They have got to denounce the individuals by name and say these are not martyrs. These terrorists are not martyrs; rather, they are going straight to hell. They are not going to enjoy a reward in their afterlife. Secondly, they have to embrace the same freedoms for everybody else they want for themselves.
Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary undercard debate on CNN Sep 16, 2015

On Immigration: Criminalize sanctuary cities & jail their mayors

SANTORUM: Just about everybody in this field supports some pathway to citizenship. , Governor Jindal supports some sort of amnesty at some point in time or another.

JINDAL: We need to secure the border, period. We don't need a comprehensive plan; we don't need an 1,000-page bill, like the Gang of Eight; we don't need amnesty. Everybody in D.C. talks about it. We need to get it done. As president, I'll get it done in six months. It won't be perfect, but we can get it done.

SANTORUM: Well, just because you don't call it amnesty doesn't mean that [it's not; you're] allowing people who broke the law to stay in America.

JINDAL: I'm not for amnesty. I've never been for amnesty, will never be for amnesty. Secure the border. I've also said we need to put an end to sanctuary cities. It's not enough to defund them; I think we need to criminalize, accuse and jail those mayors and councilman as accessories for the crimes committed by people who shouldn't be here in the first place.

Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary undercard debate on CNN Sep 16, 2015

On Immigration: I've never been for amnesty

What I've said consistently is secure the border. I've said after that is done, the American people will deal with the folks that are here pragmatically and compassionately. I'm not for amnesty. I've never been for amnesty, will never be for amnesty. I've also said we need to put an end to sanctuary cities. It's not enough to defund them; I think we need to criminalize, accuse & jail those mayors and councilman as accessories for the crimes committed by people who shouldn't be here in the first place
Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary undercard debate on CNN Sep 16, 2015

On Principles & Values: Reagan's 11th commandment only applies to real conservatives

Q: You have said that the front runner, Donald Trump, is an "unstable, narcissistic, ego maniac." Reagan made famous the so-called 11th Commandment, "Thou shalt not speak ill of thy fellow Republican."

JINDAL: I'm in compliance with the 11th Commandment: let's stop treating Donald Trump like a Republican. If he were really a conservative and 30 points ahead, I would endorse him. He's not a conservative. He's not a liberal. He's not a Democrat. He's not a Republican. He believes in Donald Trump.

SANTORUM: I think personal attacks, [should be limited to just one person], Hillary Clinton. I don't think it helps when Republicans attack Republicans personally.

JINDAL: Hillary Clinton is gift-wrapping this election to us. They are running their weakest candidate. The best way for us to give this election back would be to nominate a Donald Trump. He'll implode in the general election. You can't just attack him on policy. He doesn't care about policy. He's not serious.

Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary undercard debate on CNN Sep 16, 2015

On Principles & Values: Don't turn the American dream into the European nightmare

I don't have a famous last name. My daddy didn't run for president. I don't have a reality TV show. I'll tell you what I do have, I've got the backbone, I've got the bandwidth, I've got the experience to get us through these tough times, to make sure that we don't turn the American dream into the European nightmare.
Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary undercard debate on CNN Sep 16, 2015

On Principles & Values: Get rid of Republican Party and create a party with backbone

You heard a Senate Republican say, "We can't defund Planned Parenthood, despite these barbaric videos." I wish the Senate Republicans had half the fight in them the Senate Democrats did. If we can't defund Planned Parenthood now, if we can't stand for innocent human life after these barbaric videos, it is time to be done with the Republican Party. It's time to have Republican with a backbone in DC.
Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary undercard debate on CNN Sep 16, 2015

On Tax Reform: Implement lower, flatter tax code

I have an overall comprehensive tax reform that has a lower, flatter tax code, sure. We've got to cut the size of the government economy. Nobody else running for president has done that. I'm the only candidate. I've cut my state budget 26 percent. Everybody else talks about it, we have done it. So, there's a part of overall tax reform that cuts rates, flattens and lowers the tax code, sure. But I'm not for raising taxes on anybody. We already have too much money going to D.C.
Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary undercard debate on CNN Sep 16, 2015

On War & Peace: Replace Assad; hunt down & destroy ISIS

Q: Senator Graham says that the United States has a moral obligation to these Syrian refugees. Do we?

JINDAL: America's the most compassionate country in the entire world. That's the nature of the American people. Let us draw a direct line between this Syrian refugee crisis and this president's failed foreign policy. Obama drew a red line in Syria and did not enforce it and now we're seeing millions of refugees potentially going into Europe. The answer is not to put a band-aid on this and allow even more people to come into America. We've got a normal refugee process. Simply allowing more into our country doesn't solve this problem. The way to solve this problem is for us to be clear to our friends and allies that we're going to replace Assad, we're going to hunt down and destroy ISIS; our friends don't trust us, our enemies don't fear and respect us.

Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary undercard debate on CNN Sep 16, 2015

On War & Peace: ISIS are barbarians; hunt them down and kill them

We need to do whatever is necessary to hunt down and kill these radical Islamic terrorists but this president has helped--his policies have helped to contribute to this problem. He went to the Pentagon the same week they announced they were cutting back the number of troops in the Army to say that we're not going to win this through guns, it's going to be a change of hearts and minds. These are barbarians. They are crucifying people alive, Christians and other Muslims.
Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary undercard debate on CNN Sep 16, 2015

On War & Peace: Use nuclear option in Senate to overturn Iran nuclear deal

Now it takes a two-thirds vote to reject the Iran deal. Will the Senate Republicans--they still have time--are they willing to use the nuclear option, meaning get rid of the filibusters, stop Iran from becoming a nuclear power? Now is the time for the Senate Republicans to stand up and fight.
Source: 2015 Republican two-tiered primary undercard debate on CNN Sep 16, 2015

The above quotations are from CNN Two-Tier 2015 GOP primary debate
First Tier: Eleven candidates by polls
Second Tier: Four other Republicans
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