Jindal Tells GOP, 'Stop Being the Stupid Party'

By Susan Jones | November 13, 2012 | 10:16 AM EST

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican, told Politico his party must stop being 'stupid.' (AP File Photo)

(CNSNews.com) - Louisiana's Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal gave his first post-election interview to the liberal-leaning Politico, and he had some unflattering things to say about his fellow Republicans.

“Stop being the stupid party,” Politico quoted Jindal as saying during the 45-minute telephone interview.

“It is no secret we had a number of Republicans damage our brand this year with offensive, bizarre comments — enough of that,” Jindal was quoted as saying. “It’s not going to be the last time anyone says something stupid within our party, but it can’t be tolerated within our party.

"We’ve also had enough of this dumbed-down conservatism. We need to stop being simplistic, we need to trust the intelligence of the American people and we need to stop insulting the intelligence of the voters.”

He said the GOP  must not be the party of "big business, big banks, big Wall Street bailouts, big corporate loopholes, big anything."

"We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys.”

Politico has more of Jindal's comments. Jindal is about to become head of the Republican Governor's Association, and he's been mentioned as a possible, eventual presidential candidate.