Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bobby Jindal as Bizarro Barack

Does anyone else find it strikingly stupid of Bobby Jindal to use a story about the government's response after Hurricane Katrina to prove we can't depend on the government when that government was The Republicans?

Oh Good - Rachel Maddow is stunned speechless, and Chris Matthew is so outraged the words are spitting out of his mouth. I can rest easy tonight knowing all's right with the world for the moment.

It's kind of funny, though, that the Republicans trotted out a dark skinned man with big ears who is just as stupid as George W. Bush as if Jindal is Bizarro Barack. If Jindal's speech tonight is any indication of what we can expect from the Republicans as we approach 2012, then we will see new and absurd heights reached in Synapse Lapse.

Hopefully, by 2011 America will be safely on a new path when we watch Sarah Palin debate Bobby Jindal to determine who will be the Republican presidential candidate. I wonder if Bobby Jindal believes dinosaurs and humans lived together like on The Flinstones too.

One particular thing did occur to me during Obama's address to Congress when he said America will not torture:

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A rousing speech before Congress and The World is all well and good, but if we are to really demand accountibility then a serious investigation into Dick Cheney is in order. Several Wall Streeters and Bankers need to go to jail as well. Andrew Cuomo was supposed to be working on that.

I still cry tears of joy when listening to Obama speak because it's a relief to be saved from our certain descent into Idiocracy in this country. I have faith, hope and all that. Nevertheless, accountibility can't simply apply from this day forward. If this day is truly a reckoning, then prosecutors need to get busy.


Anonymous said...

I agree with you about Obama.. and Jindal is way off. I really don't know why the American govt seems to be goin from bad to worse. Btw, blogger is doin weird things wid the follower list.

Gail said...

Hi there-

you continue to be my favorite MSNBC-blog news-anchor. I love how you tie it all together with your own flare and opinions/facts.

Love Gail

Comrade Kevin said...

The GOP still has not found a new star upon which to recast itself to the American people.

Liberality said...

The republicans--betting on us believing in their version of Obama. Stupid all the way.

yellowdog granny said...

letting a republican on tv to rebut Obama's speech, is perfect..give 'em enough rope and they'll hang themselves.

PENolan said...

My mother had been telling me that the Repulicans would hang themselves when with rope since Ronald Reagan got elected. It will be interesting to see who comes out on top in the race to be New Republican Star.

Jaliya said...

Yikes ... to my Canadian eyes it looks like any potential new Republican "star" (right now, anyway) is going to resemble a biiig black hole --> LOST ... IN ... SPACE ... ;-D

Jindal seems to be, in his own wonky way (I don't know much about him yet), as disastrous a choice as Sarah Palin ... Is this another "Give 'em what we think they want right now" (in this case, a man with goofy ears who is not Caucasian) attempt to sell a new image (if not new substance)?

Was Jindal attack-dogging Obama's address just because it's simply the thing that desperate Repugs *do*?

I just hope that Obama can raise the bar of political behaviour to a point where a majority of citizens would simply refuse to vote for *anyone* who behaves in any way other than the ethical, intelligent, calm, lucid, moderate, globally conscious ... If the bar is raised high enough and stays that way ... given the catastrophes the US is mired in ... maybe there really *will* be some fundamental change in politics and human/civic behaviour ... Fingers crossed ...

Great post, PENolan ... I love how your mind moves! :-)

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