In his first interview since the Nov. 6 election that re-elected Barack Obama to the presidency, Jindal told Jonathan Martin of Politico, Republicans need to appeal to a wider audience.
Sounding more like his predecessors Huey P. Long and Edwin Edwards, than Karl Rove and the RNC, Jindal wants Republicans to embrace a more populist message that rejects anti-intellectualism.
"We've got to make sure that we are not the party of big business, big banks, big Wall Street bailouts, big corporate loopholes, big anything," Jindal told Martin in a 45-minute telephone interview.
"We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys."
Jindal criticized his fellow Republicans for speaking down to people.
"It is no secret we had a number of Republicans damage our brand this year with offensive, bizarre comments -- enough of that," Jindal said.
He added, the GOP needs to "stop being simplistic," and "trust the intelligence of the American people"
Jindal's remarks came just prior to his formal installation as head of the Republican Governors Association this week at the group's annual post-election conference.
To read the interview in its entirety, click here.