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    Thumbs down Bobby Jindal gives his moronic GOP response to State of the Union address

    Jindal in his Republican response to Obama's address:


    Today in Washington, some are promising that government will rescue us from the economic storms raging all around us.

    Those of us who lived through Hurricane Katrina, we have our doubts.



    Let's think for a moment. Who was it who abandoned New Orleans again?

    Uh, that would be the Republican president who ignored Katrina, the Republican presidential candidate who ate an oversized birthday cake in California while citizens of New Orleans drowned, and the Republican Congress who refused to investigate what went wrong. Your point would be what exactly, Mr. Jindal? That voters shouldn't trust Republicans to protect them in time of need? Republicans expect the American people to vote against their own self-interest. And while that may work in the south, and among the dumb masses of the religious right, the rest of America (dare someone call it "real America"?) has had quite enough, thank you.



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    GOd, really? REALLY? how can you be so blithely stupid!
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    I thought it was funny that Jindal was saying how Obama doesn't think we can recover, even though Obama kept saying that we can and will recover.

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    I had a hard time following his point - that sing-songy voice is MUCH better suited to children's programming (which, come to think of it, may explain why he's so popular with the right).

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    Who says Republicans aren't trendy. They're pulling out all the dark-skinned Republicans like they are going out of style

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    Quote Originally Posted by lurkur View Post
    Who says Republicans aren't trendy. They're pulling out all the dark-skinned Republicans like they are going out of style
    It's a Fire Sale, since dark-skinned Republicans' usefulness will expire at some point.

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    It was Gomer Fucking Pyle.

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    Anyone have a clip?
    'Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.' Ben Franklin

    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."
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    The Daily Show had a great clip last night about Jindal's Meet The Press appearance where he said he's not taking federal stimulus money:

    Clusterf#@k to the Poor House - GOP Govs at Odds | The Daily Show | Comedy Central

    Ending punchline: Out of $3.8 billion offered Louisiana, Jindal's taking only.... just over $3.7 billion.
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    Here we go:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFK8aTpYAmg[/youtube]

    He's talking to the nation like when you talk to a 5 year old when they find out that everything dies... He'd make a good narrator for Reading Rainbow, but hopefully LeVar Burton wouldn't stoop that low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lurkur View Post
    Here we go:

    [youtube]QFK8aTpYAmg[/youtube]

    He's talking to the nation like when you talk to a 5 year old when they find out that everything dies... He'd make a good narrator for Reading Rainbow, but hopefully LeVar Burton wouldn't stoop that low.
    He really is talking like an idiot. Couldn't watch the entire thing since he comes off as a tool.

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    Jindal is getting ripped across the board.

    Jindal earns bad reviews in national debut

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- It was billed as a "coming out party" for one of the GOP's most promising young stars.
    But after nearly universal criticism was heaped on Gov. Bobby Jindal's high-profile response to President Obama's address to Congress Tuesday night, the Louisiana Republican may be wishing he had stayed home.
    The criticisms came from all sides of the political spectrum, including from those in conservative circles who have promoted the 36-year-old governor as the GOP's most likely advocate to bring the party back from the brink of irrelevance.
    Republicans who have followed Jindal's upstart career from standout congressman to popular Louisiana governor know him to be an articulate and confident spokesman for the party's fundamental principles of limited government and fiscal responsibility.
    But that's not the man many saw delivering the GOP's formal prime-time rebuttal to President Obama's first address to a joint session of Congress.
    "The Bobby Jindal you see on the Sunday shows was not the Bobby Jindal who showed up to give this speech," said CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley. "He seemed over-coached and over-rehearsed." Watch Jindal deliver the GOP response
    Many conservatives say Jindal appeared at best off-balance and at worst downright amateur in his national debut.
    "Some conservative needs to start a campaign to fire whoever wrote this cheesy response and coached him to talk like this," wrote conservative columnist Amanda Carpenter on the popular social networking Web site Twitter. "I can't watch."
    "He should never be allowed near a teleprompter again!" declared the National Review's Kathryn Jean Lopez on Wednesday, while noting the governor had a much stronger performance on NBC's "The Today Show" the morning after his speech.
    Of course, to follow the oratorically skilled Obama in any setting is no enviable task, especially when the president had the benefit of incessant applause lines and the pomp-and-circumstance associated with a presidential address to Congress.
    The contrast between the settings couldn't be more stark, a challenge that even the most skilled politician would have difficulty confronting.
    While the president had the benefit of the ornate halls of Congress as his setting and numerous camera angles to give a sweeping view of the grand House Gallery, Jindal had to deliver his speech in a solitary room amid an almost deafening silence.
    "So much about it is perception," said Eliot Shapiro, partner with EMS Communications, a firm that specializes in public speaking. "The response is one person, face-to-face with a camera, and you can never generate the same kind of buzz and energy as when there are 500 people in a room applauding."
    To be sure, an opposition party's response rarely wins wide praise: Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' rebuttal last year was widely viewed as flat, and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine was panned for appearing particularly awkward in his 2006 rebuttal.
    "Everybody thinks [the response] is a great launching pad," said CNN political contributor and White House veteran Ed Rollins, "I wouldn't recommend to any of my clients, whatever you do don't take the honor."
    The Louisiana governor may also be a victim of overhype and outsized expectations. Jindal's impressive resume and compelling background have been touted to make him a natural fit to compete against Obama and rescue a Republican Party that many fear is in danger of becoming confined to the South.
    But if conservatives are looking for Jindal to compete with the president stylistically, they should think again, sad Matt Lewis, a conservative blogger for AOL's Political Machine.
    "Conservatives are looking for the conservative version Obama, a great orator," Lewis said. "Bobby Jindal is many things -- an intellectual, a son of immigrants and a policy wonk. But if conservatives are looking for someone who is going toe-to-toe with Obama, he's the wrong guy."
    Some Republicans praised the content of the speech itself: namely a vigorous defense of conservative principles and an optimistic can-do outlook on the future.
    They also say the speech laid out a cogent rebuttal to the Democrats massive stimulus bill, articulated a way forward for the GOP and rightly refrained from overly criticizing the president himself.
    "Jindal on Tuesday was likable, his personal story was compelling and he offered a positive vision of conservatism for America," Lewis said.
    Jindal can also take solace in the fact that in politics, there often is more than one chance to make a good first impression. After all, some of the most prominent politicians today floundered their first attempt in the national spotlight, including former President Bill Clinton, who was widely panned for his 32-minute speech at the 1988 Democratic Convention.
    The speech was immediately deemed disastrous by the political chattering class, and many predicted it would delay, perhaps even end, the his national ambitions.
    Four years later he was the Democratic nominee for president.
    "Politicians often come back from moments such as these," Crowley said. "It was perhaps not the most auspicious debut for Jindal on the national scene, but there is a lot of time left for rehabilitation."
    Jindal earns bad reviews in national debut

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    why do people insist on saying that Republicans are the party of small government and fiscal responsibility, that those are its core principles?

    NEITHER OF THOSE THINGS ARE TRUE. They haven't been for decades. I wish that would stop being repeated.
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    Wait - the clip doesn't have his entrance? That was the best part...he floated on kind of sideways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    why do people insist on saying that Republicans are the party of small government and fiscal responsibility, that those are its core principles?

    NEITHER OF THOSE THINGS ARE TRUE. They haven't been for decades. I wish that would stop being repeated.
    Because if Republican leaders say something with enough frequency and conviction, Republicans will buy it hook line and sinker. It's why they still believe Iraq had something to do with 9/11.

    Watch a documentary called "Outfoxed" if you want to hear all about how easily people are led to believe things that are just not true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lurkur View Post
    He's talking to the nation like when you talk to a 5 year old when they find out that everything dies... He'd make a good narrator for Reading Rainbow, but hopefully LeVar Burton wouldn't stoop that low.
    no, don't even say it! sacrilege! reading rainbow is too good for the likes of him.
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