Going from Obama’s speech to Jindal’s was a shock to the system. Watching the reaction meter on MSNBC, I wasn’t the only one who thought this. Even McCain voters weren’t impressed.
Bobby Jindal is supposed to be the big star of the Republican party – their night in shining armor to deliver them from the depths of minority status. If that is the case then the Republicans are fucked. Besides repeating the Rush Limbaugh line of that imaginary rail from Florida to Vegas, he came off as Mr. Rogers reading Good Night Moon to a room full of kindergartners during his first real national exposure to the American people.
And to invoke Katrina as a symbol of government failure – what was that? Does Jindal realize that his party ran the entire government then, or is he banking on that Republicans belief that Americans are just down right stupid?
Oh, and Republicans, if this guy, who just made George W. Bush look like a rocket scientist and John McCain appear as a cheerleader tweaked out on cocaine, is your best prayer to fire up your party, well then YOU ARE FUCKED!