"It may help gin up the base, but 2012 showed that appealing solely to the base isn't working the way it used to for Republicans, so I think it does ultimately help Democrats," he says.
Bill Burton is a former White House deputy press secretary under President Obama and co-founder of Priorities USA, a pro-Obama Super PAC. He says as the governor of a state devastated by Hurricane Katrina, Jindal should be less casual about how he categorizes climate change.
"It's mostly misleading and offensive but what the governor of the state that felt the wrath of Hurricane Katrina should be very careful of is claiming that global climate change is a myth," he says. "It's exactly this kind of rhetoric that has shut Republicans out from the millions of young Americans who believe in science, equality and decent health care system."
And Mark McKinnon, a Republican strategist and co-founder of No Labels, a moderate group made up of Republicans, Democrats and independents, says Jindal's version of liberalism is just more of the same partisan politics.
"The right makes cartoons out of the left; the left makes cartoons out of the right; and the public is sick of cartoons," he says.
Jindal, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, is also an oft-mentioned presidential candidate and many speculate he's seeking to shore up his conservative credentials ahead of a 2016 primary.