Remember the "Howdy Doody Speech?" Or better yet, as I tend to think of it the "Kenneth the Page Speech?" When *THAT* guy is pissed off about the stupidity of your party, then let's face it, we are in trouble. Let's remember Rachel Maddow's response to Bobby Jindal:
This bears repeating: "Honestly, the Republican response was to invoke Hurricane Katrina as a model of how to move forward as a country, I know I'm paid to talk for a living, I'm incapable of doing what I am paid to do right now I'm absolutely stunned."
That guy who invoked such a response is complaining about stupidity.
To be fair, for a regressive corporate shill who would sell out the people he is supposed to represent in a heart beat, he's not a dumb guy.
Yes he is corporate shill. In 2006, as a member of the Republican-controlled US House of Representatives, Jindal introduced the Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act. A law that would open up drilling off shore in any state. It was probably written by the petroleum industry, so we have a good idea who owns him. The bill laughably said "it is not reasonably foreseeable that . . . development and production of an oil discovery located more than 50 miles seaward of the coastline will adversely affect resources near the coastline."
For a reminder, the Deep Water Horizon was 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana.
Then he lambasted the President, accusing him of being on the same side as BP. Although Obama may be beholden to BP, so was Jindal. He had a chance as Governor of Lousiana to have stopped BP, but was afraid that it might cost jobs in his state. Instead, Jindal wisted tax payer dollars on a lame idea that the Army Corps of Engineers and most scientists said was a waste of time.
Whether it is selling off the public schools and the state's healthcare system, or signing a bill that is like the Arizona's "papers please" law (which, to use an ugly phrase, isn't Jindal an "Anchor Baby," as his fellow Republicans would call it? He was, as he put it, a "pre-existing condition" when his parents came to America). Jindal has shown he's not stupid, just for sale.
What he is, is a religious zealot and fascist. It reminds me of the words of Sinclair Lewis, “When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.” That describes Jindal to a tee. It was Mussolini that said "Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power."
I will repeat myself, Bobby Jindal is a religious zealot and fascist. This speech leaves out one major problem, he believes stupid things just like his fellow Republicans. He believes Government should be so small it can fit in a woman's uterus so they can monitor every pregnancy that comes to term. Screw the children once they're born, because he believes in cutting social services for poor children. He also believes in Excorcism. Not in the fun Hollywood type, but the kind that really exists.
I did not know this, but as I began my studying up to write this, I typed the words Bobby Jindal into my google search, and after "religion," "2016," and "on the issues," but before "height" (Because it's that important?) was the word "exorcism."
WTF, right? Even more interesting is that in the article he wrote about exorcism, he was working for McKinsey & Co. A consulting firm based in Washington DC, which, according to Sourcewatch: "McKinsey & Company has been a corporate funder of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)."
No, Bobby Jindal is not stupid. He's heartless and even though he's obviously positioning himself for a 2016 run, he's betting that there is enough stupid people out there that will vote for him.
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