Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Last year after the GOP got their head handed to them in the general election and there was a lot of alleged soul-searching, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal implored the Republicans to “stop being the stupid party.”

So that explains this how?

Jindal spoke at the annual conference hosted by the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a group led by longtime Christian activist Ralph Reed. Organizers said more than 1,000 evangelical leaders attended the three-day gathering. Republican officials across the political spectrum concede that evangelical voters continue to play a critical role in GOP politics.

“I can sense right now a rebellion brewing amongst these United States,” Jindal said, “where people are ready for a hostile takeover of Washington, D.C., to preserve the American Dream for our children and grandchildren.”

A “hostile takeover”?  Like an armed revolution on the scale of Sunnis invading a small Iraqi town?

The governor does not explain how such a plan — shooting up the White House and the Capitol — would create jobs, save on health insurance, or stop two men who love each other from getting married.

I realize the governor was speaking metaphorically in front of a group that lives life as a metaphor full of apocalyptic images of the End Times and being raptured with Kirk Cameron, but this kind of talk really does bring out the stupid for all to see.

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  1. There are far too many who were listening to that who don’t understand the distinction between the financial sector definition of “hostile takeover” (acquisition of a corporation by acquiring a majority stake directly from the shareholders; as opposed to the more traditional merger/acquisition where the management of both companies agree to the transaction) and the “2nd-Amendment-remedies” version complete with muskets and tricorns. Jindal probably thought he was directing the GOTea to go straight to the voters – but what a lot of people heard was a call for an armed march on Washington.

    Then again, it’s Jindal, who’s not exactly well known for making his supposedly-massive intellect apparent.

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