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Jindal says rebellion brewing against Washington

| Sunday, June 22, 2014, 5:57 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal accused President Obama and other Democrats of waging wars against religious liberty and education and said that a rebellion is brewing in the nation with people ready for “a hostile takeover” of the nation's capital.

Jindal spoke at the annual conference hosted by the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a group led by longtime Christian activist Ralph Reed. Organizers said more than 1,000 evangelical leaders attended the three-day gathering. Republican officials across the political spectrum concede that evangelical voters continue to play a critical role in GOP politics.

“I can sense right now a rebellion brewing amongst these United States,” Jindal said, “where people are ready for a hostile takeover of Washington, D.C., to preserve the American Dream for our children and grandchildren.”

He said there is a “silent war” on religious liberty in the United States.

“I am tired of the left. They say they're for tolerance, they say they respect diversity. The reality is this: They respect everybody unless you happen to disagree with them,” he said.

Jindal used humor in criticizing the Obama administration on several fronts, referencing the Bergdahl prisoner exchange and the deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

“Are we witnessing right now the most radically, extremely liberal, ideological president of our entire lifetime right here in the United States of America, or are we witnessing the most incompetent president of the United States of America in the history of our lifetimes? You know, it is a difficult question,” he said. “I've thought long and hard about it. Here's the only answer I've come up with, and I'm going to quote Secretary (Hillary)Clinton: ‘What difference does it make?' ”

The conference featured most of the well-known Republicans considering a 2016 presidential run, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. Jindal is expected to announce after the November midterm elections whether he will begin a presidential bid.

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