Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal thinks he knows what’s wrong with the Republicans:
“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 POLITICO 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.”
Um, we already have a party that isn’t like that. Perhaps you’ve heard of them; they’re called the Democrats.
“It is no secret we had a number of Republicans damage our brand this year with offensive, bizarre comments — enough of that,” Jindal said. “It’s not going to be the last time anyone says something stupid within our party, but it can’t be tolerated within our party. We’ve also had enough of this dumbed-down conservatism. We need to stop being simplistic, we need to trust the intelligence of the American people and we need to stop insulting the intelligence of the voters.”
If Mr. Jindal really wants the GOP to stop being “the stupid party,” he can start with himself; Steve M has a wide assortment of offensive and bizarre comments uttered by the governor.
I’m willing to bet that there are a number of folks in the Republican Party who are proud of the reputation their party has created and would take great pride in being the dumb-down party. After all, no one ever lost an election by underestimating the greed, fear, and loathing of the American electorate.