Jindal had his moment, and he blew it

If you had asked me about the worst high-profile political speech I’d ever seen, I would have said it was John McCain’s effort last June, the one with the green backdrop, cringing smile, strangely awkward crowd and the whining “my friends, that’s not change we can believe in.”

Bobby Jindal’s effort last night approached McCain. I had never heard Jindal speak on a formal occasion, and he was bad. Bad message, worse delivery. Some of the harshest reaction came from conservatives who had hopes Jindal could be the party’s standard bearer. David Brooks put it bluntly:

“To come up at this moment in history with a stale ‘government is the problem,’ ‘we can’t trust the federal government’ – it’s just a disaster for the Republican Party….  It’s just not where the country is, it’s not where the future of the country is. There’s an intra-Republican debate. Some people say the Republican Party lost its way because they got too moderate. Some people say they got too weird or too conservative. He thinks they got too moderate, and so he’s making that case. I think it’s insane, and I just think it’s a disaster for the party. I just think it’s unfortunate right now.”

At the Corner at the National Review, they post an email from a longtime reader:

“Jindal’s delivery was weak in this sense: he did not look like someone who could lead this country. He did not instill in me any confidence that he would or could be the standard-bearer in four or eight years, which I was looking for. I wanted him to do well. But he didn’t. … He came across as the guy you’d want to have your daughter bring home, but not the guy you’d want leading your company during tough times.

Even the far-right folks at Free Republic panned it badly:

  • “After just two or three words, all I could see and hear for the remainder of Jindle’s speech was … Richard Pryor. Richard Pryor doing his white man’s voice.”
  • “Face it, it was a poor performance. He may be a nice enough guy but he had a shot and he blew it.”
  • “Nobody here is trying to tear Jindal down, but to deny that he dropped the ball last night is just burying our heads in the sand. Jindal needed to come out with fire in his bellow. Instead, all we got was some smoke and a few sizzles.”

330 comments Add your comment

AJC/DNC Management

February 25th, 2009
10:29 am

Ahahahahahaaha-

Biden Forgets Name of RECOVERY.GOV: ‘Do You Know The Website ——————->Number?’<———————

fearless fosdick

February 25th, 2009
10:29 am

DAVO @ 10:22 am

Davo…You might ask yourself who appointed Ben Bernanke as the chairman. Hint .. His initials are GWB!

Bosch

February 25th, 2009
10:29 am

Paul,

I know these words are English:

“I was putting forth the idea of Democrats encouraging deterioration of full-time jobs thru legitimizing full unemployment benefits for part-time workers as a Republican strategy”

But I’m not following.

I was not aware that they are expanding full-time unemployment benefits to part-time workers. That’s news to me – but again, where have you seen that is a permanent solution?

And I think all stereotypical perceptions of the parties are no longer – well, they can still be perceived that way, but the GOP has pretty much squashed the idea of the Demos being the big spenders, huh?

I got an idea for a third party – how ’bout people like me and you who want people with common damn sense to run the country – item comes across our desk – “no, that’s crazy and doesn’t do any good for the country, out, next.” We can be President and Vice – I’ll take Vice – they seem to have the easier job (except in Cheney’s case).

I love irony too – and you know that Alanis Morsette song, “Ironic”? Ya’ know what bugs me about that song? Not one example she gives is irony, or maybe that’s the point – they are all just examples of “well that sucks.”

59 hours and 33 minutes now.

Recap Time « honk4tidbits

February 25th, 2009
10:31 am

Dusty

February 25th, 2009
10:31 am

Dear Taxpayer,

Forget about peanut butter. You know all about lynching. You tried it for eight years with President Bush. He protected us anyway while you ran around with your white flag. So try for a new word from your put-down vocabulary. Lynching is outdated. You wore it out a long time ago.

Georgia Gal

February 25th, 2009
10:32 am

The GOP’s Problem isn’t that they moved too far to the center and have become moderates (trust me if they had done that we’d most likely be talking about a President McCain right now instead of a President Obama) its that they have moved too far to the right. We are a country of moderates for all intensive purposes and most people do not want their politicians to be too far to the right or too far to the left – we want them to be in the middle and once again, trust me when I say this that the politician who moves farthest away from the center will be the one who loses on election day (the possible exception being the 2000 Presidential race, but then again the one who was closer to the middle really did win if you don’t listen to the Supreme Court).

AJC/DNC Management

February 25th, 2009
10:33 am

Ahahahahahahaha-

Durbin to Burris: I’d quit if I were you

yeah, sure he would.

geez

Sarah P

February 25th, 2009
10:33 am

Jindal did great last night. He didn’t tell us his plan for fixing America, but I’m sure he’s keeping his superior wisdom a secret until just the right moment. There is no doubt a Palin-Jindal ticket in 2012 will win in a landslide. Good to see the GOP has such strong leadership!

jimbob

February 25th, 2009
10:35 am

Hey AJC/DNC Management PLEASE do not play that “we can’t let our grandchildren pay our bills” song now. It was GW who put us into Trillions of dollars in debt with his tax breaks for his oil buddy friends and starting a war that was unjust and unfounded. HE and the Repubs spen JUST as much if not more than this stimulus. The difference? Obama’s $ will go to building schools, road and bridges and creating job HERE in AMERICA, not IRAQ. And will go to working Americans not just the wealthy few. GET OVER IT. The GOP got us here. They no longer have any real say. They blew it! Like Jindal did last night.

Davo

February 25th, 2009
10:36 am

Hey Fearless…it don’t matter. The fed is isn’t influenced by politics; it controls politics.

Houckster

February 25th, 2009
10:36 am

On the one hand, as a Democrat, comments like those from Dusty and AJC/DNC Management tell me that the Democrats are in for a long run in the White House and in Congress. These are marginal characters who clearly respond with anger and condemnation rather than thoughtfulness. If the Republicans are committed to representing people like this, then the Republican will continue to move to the fringes.

On the other hand, as an American, our-two party sytem is important. Effective, responsible, and realistic debate on the issues is critical to the balance we must have as a country. Mr. Obama would welcome such comments because he’s more concerned about our country than the idiologically-oriented Mr. Bush was. The Republican party has a choice. They can continue to foster and nurture the fringe that essentially believes in nothing or they can move back to the middle and join in productive debate.

elvez

February 25th, 2009
10:36 am

Jindal should have known better then to go full retard.

Redneck Convert

February 25th, 2009
10:41 am

Well, Fox News said the Jindal speech was OK and that’s good enough for me. Who you going to beleive, Fox News or a bunch of lying librul stations that got no morals? Have a good day everybody.

Joe Iwasevic

February 25th, 2009
10:42 am

It seems the GOP is looking for the next Obama or Hillary. Why not find a young stong Veteran that made it on HIS own.

Lauren

February 25th, 2009
10:43 am

To KNelson: Obama has not even been in office for 100 days and you are saying he is already worse than Bush? Give me a break! Also, you Republicans don’t want to face this but the nationalization of banks was started under Bush at HIS urging. This is Bush’s mess and Obama and congress has to deal with it.
To CommunistAJC: you are the one with the poor memory. 4 years ago everyone though Hillary would be president. Hello!

Mike

February 25th, 2009
10:44 am

Houckster –

“These are marginal characters who clearly respond with anger and condemnation rather than thoughtfulness.”

You are absolutely correct. However, you seem to be blind to the fact that the liberals on this board behave in exactly the same way. In fact, pretty much all of the regulars here behave in that manner.

Welcome aboard!

TnGelding

February 25th, 2009
10:44 am

Sarah P

February 25th, 2009
10:33 am

That ‘P’ doesn’t stand for Palmer, does it?

He wasn’t conceived in the USA. Is he eligible?

Make that bear “market” rally.

TnGelding

February 25th, 2009
10:46 am

elvez

February 25th, 2009
10:36 am

You got that right. I didn’t have the guts to say it.

PJ

February 25th, 2009
10:47 am

I seldom go for the low ball but this time I can’t help myself:

I WANT TO SEE JINDAL’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE!

D.J.

February 25th, 2009
10:54 am

Jindal’s needed to perform one of his college day exorcisms on his own speech… Because it was possessed by Mr. Rogers!

Paul

February 25th, 2009
10:57 am

elvez 10:36

You do realize Gov Jindal is a Rhodes scholar, same as Pres Clinton?

Management 10:33

That’s the laugh of the day! Thanks!

Bosch

Yeah, the Reps really blew the fiscal responsibility thing, Trying to get it back, it’s kinda like the guy saying “honest, honey, she didn’t mean anything to me… you’re the only one… it’ll never happen again…” and then waiting for her to believe you. That’s as opposed to the Democrats who know what they get with no illusions, illustrated by the woman saying “yeah, I know he screws around and he’ll never change, but lookit all this neat stuff he buys me!!!”

But here we have a first: a Democratic president who just may cut wasteful or inefficient programs. It’s a nice promise. We’ll see.

The worker issue: my understanding is that restrictions on unemployment benefits for part-time workers were greatly eased and this is a permanent change. The ‘have fun with strategy’ example was:

– Democrats expand unemployment benefits for part-time workers

– This reduces the negative stigma of corporations screwing the labor force, as more benefits are accorded those with part-time status

- This will encourage the trend to convert full-time to part-time, eroding pay and benefits for workers

- Highlighting that, and noting Democrats have not initiated any legislation to stop this, and calling them to do so, will give the impression Republicans are fighting for full-time jobs to stay in America.

Hey, look! I just saw a pig fly!!!

59 hours 4 minutes

Steve

February 25th, 2009
10:58 am

Jindal wrote that speech himself so he had a double fail. From The Hill:

Jindal Penned Most of Tuesday’s Reponse Himself

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.), not the Republican National Committee (RNC), will be drafting the content of the Republican response to President Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday.

“The governor writes his own material,” Jindal spokeswoman Melissa Sellers told the Monroe News Star. “It is the governor’s speech, although the National Republican Committee and congressional leaders have folks who are helping to edit it.”

Congressional Republican leaders indicated that they may have more of a hand in the process, but that the speech is still fundamentally Jindal’s.

GOPP

February 25th, 2009
11:01 am

Say good night GOP.

Jake

February 25th, 2009
11:01 am

Maybe not Jindal, but after four years of MamaObama the Repubs can run the jackass itself and win.

Taxpayer

February 25th, 2009
11:03 am

Well, Dusty, lynching is on the list of Republican things to do, dontcha know. It requires no government regulations or oversight and it is operated by the citizens with no government expenditures for Sherriffs and jails and judges and laws and all that stuff that costs taxpayer dollars. You should be thrilled, even salivating at the prospect. You are, aren’t you.

Midori

February 25th, 2009
11:04 am

someone commented last night that Jindal looked like he was trying to sell Sham Wows.

Here’s betting that Andy and Commie cornered the market.

Eric

February 25th, 2009
11:04 am

Palin/Wurlzberger ‘12?

Jindal/Wurlzberger ‘12?

Palin/Jindal… Jindal/Palin ‘12?

So many choices! So few choices!

Ha, ha, ha, ha!!11!1!.

NRB

February 25th, 2009
11:05 am

Just wanted to rub it in, last night I predicted that the market would go down today 100-200 points after “the great ones” speech. AND I WAS RIGHT.

EAT IT, LIBERALS.

Your policys SUCK. The market hath spoken.

TnGelding

February 25th, 2009
11:06 am

Jake

February 25th, 2009
11:01 am

I understand her code name is “linebacker.” But she handles herself pretty well, and so far has been an asset. If O! can handle her, he deserves our repsect and admiration.

Curious George (Obama) forever

February 25th, 2009
11:07 am

Everyone knows that this is simply racist leftwing moonbats who harbor hostility to conservative successful immigrants who go against the core of entitlement minded liberal whites and blacks

TnGelding

February 25th, 2009
11:08 am

NRB

February 25th, 2009
11:05 am

I stand chastised and humiliated, but the day is young.

And like Management, you can revel in your patriotism.

caz1158

February 25th, 2009
11:10 am

After listening to Pres Obama’s last nite,I felt like I was in elementary school. I know all of you remember the kid that ran ran for class pres that promised everyone everything. Pres Obama did’nt miss a soul last night. From our children,senoir citizens,our arm services,the nasty rich,& of course the middle class. With everything promised,and if it is delvered,where the heck do the funds come from? He said no new taxes for anyone that earns 250k or lesss plus tax relief for 95% of taxpayers. He say’s our childrens children will be safe from having to pay the massive of debt,so who will? But just like elementary school,sounds great,but is it realistic?

D.J.

February 25th, 2009
11:11 am

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?

It’s a neighborly day in this beautywood,
A neighborly day for a beauty,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?

I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you,
I’ve always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you.

So let’s make the most of this beautiful day,
Since we’re together, we might as well say,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won’t you be my neighbor?

Won’t you please,
Won’t you please,
Please won’t you be my neighbor?

Dusty

February 25th, 2009
11:12 am

Dear Houster, 10:36

I gather you do not like poeple to say anything but nice things about Obama. In other words, it is “thoughtless” to say in more than rote sentences that he is piling the biggest debt upon us the country has ever seen.

I do not hate Obama. In fact, I think he should go to Hollywood where he would be the next Jimmy Stewart. I think his experience in politics is extremely limited and he is now depending on ol’ time Democrats for policies. He does seem to be clearing out Chicago politics as he tries to find an honest man there. The records of Democrats in Congress is nothing sterling either.

I find his policies consist of give-aways in every direction without the slightest clue to where a source of such largesse is to be obtained. Is that plain enough for you or do you find the truth insulting?

Hip Hopcracy

February 25th, 2009
11:15 am

Republicans pander to their constituents by offering tax cuts.

Democrats pander to their constituents by offering free lunches.

It’s the nature of the beast.

However, the Republican beast borrows money in lieu of raising taxes. They spend like drunken sailors on wars, but justify it by saluting the flag while their draining our coffers dry.

At least the Democrats don’t hide their spendaholic tendencies. The Republicans are hypocrites, and will never get my vote.

SaveOurRepublic

February 25th, 2009
11:16 am

AmVet @ 10:00 – Although I’m an Independent Constitutionalist “true” paleoconservative (in the Ron Paul mold), and you (I suspect) are a Centrist Democrat or Libertarian, we both hold equal disdain for the phoney, Machiavellian Neocons.

As a proponent of the Austrian School of Economics, my solution for righting the ship (which will NEVER be implemented) is in theory…1) abolish the Federal Reserve (as Dr.Paul has proposed via H.R. 833…which pathetically has no cosponsors, thanks to the influence of the Central Banking Cartel). 2) Abolish the unConstitutional income tax & IRS. 3) End fiat currency/re-state the gold standard. 4) Cut Federal spending by 45-65% (including extraction of all troops from the Middle East, closing all foreign military bases, ending 80% of foreign funding) & 5) lower Federal subsidies to the states by 50-60%. As alluded to these steps will never be taken, due to the Globalist Elite’s control over “Crapitol sHill” (Neocons & Marxist Dems alike).

GodHatesTrash, Superstar

February 25th, 2009
11:17 am

DB, I don’t think my screen-name selection is provocative to anyone except maybe to people that self-identify as trash. It’s not my fault that many of the Bookman RightWingnutterbutters do.

Some of my stalkers here followed me over from some posts I made on Creative Loafing blogs “dialoging” with some Stormfront aficionados.

(I think “trash” is a fairly tepid description of Stormfronters and their oogedy-boogedy sympathizers. )

DB, Gwinnettian

February 25th, 2009
11:17 am

Hi, Mike.

In one of yesterday’s threads, after I’d departed, you wrote, interestingly enough: “I disagree with your notion that racial bigotry is inherently more vile than other forms of bigotry.”

Fair enough, but I’m not sure that’s quite the notion I’d posted. I simply said (summarizing here) that white-on-white bigotry is different from white-on-black.

One could argue reasonably, as you seem to have been doing, that both reflect similar character flaws, a similar willful failure to deal with people as inherently worthy individuals, whatever your difference with them. Ok; fine.

I want to make it clear that in the context of online discussion, I think willfully nasty rhetoric by whites against blacks has more of the potential for more real-and-present-danger to the objects of such nastiness, given the history and given simple numbers and probability. However, there’s potential for an incitement to violence in any harsh, argumentative online back-and-forth and the moderators have to make that call based on their own perceptions.

TnGelding

February 25th, 2009
11:20 am

Dusty

February 25th, 2009
11:12 am

Reagan and Bush are responsible for $10 trillion of the $11 trillion national debt. Get back with us when O! surpasses that.

Hip Hopcracy

February 25th, 2009
11:15 am

Republicans spend like drunken Democrats.

RealityKing

February 25th, 2009
11:24 am

Not impressed here either..

Although I do agress that it is the American people, not the government, that made America what it is today.

AJC/DNC Management

February 25th, 2009
11:24 am

Ahahahahahahahahaha-

At the National Governors Association meetings in Washington, D.C., Gov. Phil Bredesen said this week that he might turn down relief for unemployed workers worth an estimated $143 million because of conditions placed on the money by Congress.

Ahahahahahahahahaha.

Dusty

February 25th, 2009
11:24 am

Oh, I must not forget Taxpayer who is an expert on lynching.

Sure, Taxpayer, whatever you say. You know all about “down and dirty” having practiced it for eight years. Carry on, expert. Who would dispute your expertise on such matters which you present here day and night? Go for it! Bookman will always love you.

DB, Gwinnettian

February 25th, 2009
11:25 am

Well, GHT, I happen to think God loves all creatures great and small, but I’m weird that way.

AJC/DNC Management

February 25th, 2009
11:25 am

Oooops, laughing too hard-

Ahahahahahahahahaha-

At the National Governors Association meetings in Washington, D.C., —->democrat<—- Gov. Phil Bredesen said this week that he might turn down relief for unemployed workers worth an estimated $143 million because of conditions placed on the money by Congress.

Ahahahahahahahahaha.

Cardinal Red

February 25th, 2009
11:27 am

When the PrezBO loses faith in the self-serving U.N., I may muster a smidgen of confidence in this intelligence so many liberals speak about. Until then I see him as a dupe to be exploited.

In that vein, congressional Democrats are using the financial crisis to spend hundreds of billions in taxpayer money they didn’t think they could spend before.

As to the $900 million for Gaza “rebuilding,” to be given to the U.N. and nongovernmental organizations, it will “not go to Hamas,” Obama officials told the New York Times.

But nearly four years ago, the Dutch U.N. commissioner-general for Gaza and the West Bank, Peter Hansen, lost his job when he revealed to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.: “I am sure that there are Hamas members on the UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) payroll, and I don’t see that as a crime.”

The Gaza funding requires a congressional OK, so Capitol Hill phones may soon be tied up by outraged taxpayers complaining that on top of pork they’re also funding attacks on innocent Jews.

One thing is for sure: Islamist terrorists won’t waste what the U.S. taxpayer gives them on golf courses and solar panels.

The “Dutch” I voted for would not proceed to waste taxpayer’s money without first verifying that this “esteemed” body of terrorist sympathizers actually knew what the hell they are funding. Clearly they, and their enabler, Oblahma, don’t know or don’t care.

Don’t mess with Joe my ash. Don’t mess with Joe’s plumbing business money you little pis-sant. Divest THAT!

GodHatesTrash, Superstar

February 25th, 2009
11:28 am

I am willfully nasty to the willfully nasty – and the willfully ignorant. I’ll admit to that.

AJC/DNC Management

February 25th, 2009
11:30 am

Ahahahahahahahaha, make it stop!!-

Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), the longest serving Democratic senator, is criticizing President Obama’s appointment of White House “czars” to oversee federal policy, saying these executive positions amount to a power grab by the executive branch.

AmVet

February 25th, 2009
11:32 am

Joe I at 10:42, BRAVO, SIR!

I have pondered the same question for good long while now?

Where are the new Republicans? Where are the vanguards of that political party that will lead them through the horrific situation they’ve created for themselves? Where are the young and moderate veterans? Where pray tell are the non-chickenhawks in their ranks?

From what I can tell, they simply do not exist. And the RNC Chairman, HeadRush, doesn’t want any, so we all know that that means — a whole bunch of the “leaders” in the Old White Guy Party need to die off before there will be any fundamental improvements in their hemorrhaging condition.

The sad fact is that the lunatic fringe and Republiconned still rule what is left of the once Grand Old Party.

So, who are their “new and improved” standard bearers? Sarah BarraClueless? The Louisiana Flash? DeMint of SC???

If they were to make a movie about the faux conservatives, a good title might be Death Wish 2009.

Paul, a competitive democracy is much too much to ask for when it comnes to Democrats and Republicans.

And at the risk of p!ssing off NRB, is it any wonder that over 60% of Americans see them as failing us?

And Mikey, another STELLAR contribution at 10:44! One out of one, so far…

Dusty

February 25th, 2009
11:32 am

Dear Tru gelding,11:20

I did notice that Bush spent a lot of money keeping us free.

Maybe you don’t like that. But he did so that all of you Dems could keep begging for handouts without terrorism.

Sorry, gelding. I take Bush’s war time debt as a bargain for all of us. What do you think is a just debt for freedom? What limits would you prefer? Surrender?

Roni

February 25th, 2009
11:33 am

For Jindal to have the termerity to turn down any money, regardless of where it comes from, for Louisiana, a despetrately poor, uneducated, under-employed and backward state, shows no compassion or sense for his constituancy.

Roni

February 25th, 2009
11:34 am

Sorry-complete comment:

Jindal are the future of the Republican Party? No, Bobby Jindal had the chance last night to say “we’re open to everyone and all opinions. Instead he sounds more inclusive. I find that funny hearing that from a person of color. This guy has no charisma and claims New Orleans is coming back strong. This is only because of Katrina, which by the way is getting Federal monies to rebuild New Orleans. So, Bobby Jindal if your so anti big government. Please send all the government money to help build New Orleans back! Bush put our children and grand children in debt for a war which there where NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION!

Also, I agree with the following quote:

For Jindal to have the temerity to turn down any money, regardless of where it comes from, for Louisiana, a desperately poor, uneducated, under-employed and backward state shows no compassion or sense for his constituency.

blue

February 25th, 2009
11:36 am

PLEASE Mr. goverment help me I am so pittafule i cant make it with out you. Take care of me from birth to death i cant afford healthcare because my cellphone bill cable bill are to high, and dont even forget what it cost to get my hair and nails did. If the goverment will just take care of my housing, food, healthcare, retirement and anything else i need I will pick up the cable,cellphone and nails… thanks a life long democrate

RealityKing

February 25th, 2009
11:37 am

Hey Ballless,

Reagan, Clinton and the Bushs all greatly expanded the GDP along with the 50-65% GDP National debt. 15% difference increase in 30 years. Very much unlike Obama and his drunken band of free spenders that have already increase the national debt another 15%, pushing the debt close to 80% GDP, with more free spending promises in the works.

And as the financially responsible among us all know.., only fools budget like this.

getalife

February 25th, 2009
11:37 am

The gop are out of talent, out of ideas, out of touch and will go the way of the whig party.

DB, Gwinnettian

February 25th, 2009
11:38 am

“PLEASE Mr. goverment help me I am so pittafule i cant make it with out you. Take care of me from birth to death i cant afford healthcare because my cellphone bill cable bill are to high, and dont even forget what it cost to get my hair and nails did. If the goverment will just take care of my housing, food, healthcare, retirement and anything else i need I will pick up the cable,cellphone and nails… thanks a life long democrate”

You know, if you can say what you’ve just written while doing bunny-ears/air quotes, while speaking into a mic, AND look passable in heels, you might just be the next VP candidate.

blue

February 25th, 2009
11:39 am

HEY DUMDA$$S the president DOES NOT spent money the CONGRESS does. How do we let people veto who don’t know how the goverment works

Jason Carbolier

February 25th, 2009
11:47 am

Jay has never met or seen a Conservative that he could like and his rantings prove it. I can say one thing for Jindal: He and Our Savior do not share college ties, e.g., Oxford University and being fellow Rhodes Scholars. Geez, I guess they gave it to Bobby out of compassion for having grown up with wealthy native-born parents.

Who do these people (his parents) think they are, telling him that anything is possible in the USA?
Immigrant parents? The very thought of it! My immigrant parents are long gone but they could not speak English when they entered the US and barely could when they died, but they didn’t let that stop them. Hard work and labor, sticking to principles, never ever asking for help or hand-outs. Even survived being Roman Catholics! Imagine that. Sounds like Bobby’s parents.

By the way, I have never said the Democratic party was wrong, only that I strongly disagree with everything they stand and vote for. They have a right to their views, opinions and voting and I have mine. I don’t doubt for a minute that Democrats are – or may be – just as patriotic as I am, nor do I doubt that they believe in what they think, how they act and what they do. I have my way; they have their way.

Our problem is that we have divided ourselves into two camps, bitterness and hatred for one another (Demo vs. Repub.). Power corrupts. The idiotic Republicans, having a chance to really make this a true Republic, screwed up with George Bush. The party’s over and we either mend our fences with one another or we will surely fail.

To paraphrase our late Senator Walter George, addressing his colleagues in the Senate: “Gentlemen, the ox cart is in the ditch. (It) Don’t matter how it got there, it’s there and we gotta get it out!” We should apply this logic to our present economic situation. That situation will surely test our mettle and determine what kind of future we and our children and grandchildren will have.

Taxpayer

February 25th, 2009
11:51 am

Dusty, talkin’ ’bout down and dirty as though it’s something a Republican never heard of or something. Tell that to the 666 people sickened so far by peanuts processed in that Republican stronghold facility. Republicans don’t need no devilishly steenkin’ regulations or oversight. Just look at those poor dead people in that Imperial Sugar plant in that Republican stronghold and that Republican Saxby Chambliss and his attack on the one guy there that actually tried to save lives. Then look at the businesses that illegally dumped waste on the ground and exposed innocent people to harm in Talmo and in White County, Ga., and look into how the Republicans wrote special laws to let these places get away with their crap after the fact and then look at that spill of toxic ash from that coal-fired power plant in Tennessee and thank your Republican philosophy for that one and then look at the salmonella outbreaks with Jalapenos and the FDA’s inability to even trace produce back to a country much less a farm thanks to the Republican philosophy of we don’t need no steenkin’ regulations…but then what’s the point in continuing to try to get through to a Republican. Can I get another Hallelujah, brother. Amen. Dontcha know.

SaveOurRepublic

February 25th, 2009
11:52 am

Cardinal Red @ 11:27 – Valid points on the Globalist Elite puppet org, the UN. The UN is a pariah & a direct affront to U.S. sovereignty. We should have withdrawn & booted them off U.S. soil decades ago!

Scott

February 25th, 2009
11:55 am

I kept hearing yesterday that Jindal was going to come out with this great message as the voice of the Republican party. You’ve got to be kidding me. He sounded like he was talking to a grade school classroom.. how could anyone have actually taken him seriously? It almost came across as a joke and I was actually embarrassed for him. Has no one from the Republican party ever heard him speak before this????? They really blew it.

G

February 25th, 2009
11:56 am

We have a mature, respectful and intelligent President now.

Excellent, President Obama! I love that he will hold government and institutions responsible!
Way to lead… keep up the great work!

I remember the days when I cringed and turned the channel whenever Bush The Criminal would speak. Glad those days are over.

caz1158

February 25th, 2009
11:57 am

Roni-As Dan Ackroyd use to say on SNL (point/counter point) to Jane Curtain. Jane you ignorant S**t!!!! That last comment should be framed for “Bookmans-I hate Bush” 101. The debt for which you speak is a fraction of the debt the Dems an God just created for our childrens children!!!!!!!!

blue

February 25th, 2009
11:58 am

TAXPAYER are you such a poor example of a man that you cant make it without big mamma looking out for you

Paul

February 25th, 2009
11:58 am

Dusty

[[I think his experience in politics is extremely limited and he is now depending on ol’ time Democrats for policies.]]

Which is one reason I find it amazing Emanuel and others would cede so much of the particulars to the bill writing to Pelosi, et al. Then again, he let her have her say and much of it got knocked out in conference and it ended up closer to Pres Obama’s original design.

What I’m getting at is the ‘ol time Democrats have their interests (meaning, power and reelection) at heart – not Obamas. I think they’d give him up in a heartbeat if it meant their reelection or aims were in jeopardy. Did you notice how the cheering was more like choking when Obama spoke of cutting programs that didn’t work or had passed their usefulness? Especially the part about agribusiness subsidies? (One area where Dems are decidedly in the pocket of corporate interests. Passing off much of it as ‘environmental’ with the ethanol taxpayer giveaway has lost its credibility).

AJC/DNC Management

[[Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), the longest serving Democratic senator, is criticizing President Obama’s appointment of White House “czars” to oversee federal policy, saying these executive positions amount to a power grab by the executive branch.]]

Remember when I wrote that much of what Democrats were apoplectic about regarding Pres Bush was in reality a Bush Administration attempt to reclaim or preserve the powers of the Executive in relation to the Legislative?

So now we see the same thing with the Obama Administration. Don’t hold your breath about reading any posts about “fascist jackboot dictator Obama” though. Which is fine. Constitution does have a separation of powers ring to it, after all. Nice for Congress to recognize that.

DB, Gwinnettian

[[You know, if you can say what you’ve just written while doing bunny-ears/air quotes, while speaking into a mic, AND look passable in heels, you might just be the next VP candidate.]]

Biden wears heels?!!?

Taxpayer

February 25th, 2009
12:00 pm

Then, Dusty proclaims that she gladly accepts Bush’s wartime debt but she lacks to mention who she is accepting it for because we know it cannot be her, A Republican, because Republicans only believe in cutting taxes for themselves. So, how does a Republican ever pay off their debt to society.

Jim Dandy

February 25th, 2009
12:01 pm

As Paul Krugman says in response to Jindal’s speech:
“The intellectual incoherence is stunning. Basically, the political philosophy of the GOP right now seems to consist of snickering at stuff that they think sounds funny. The party of ideas has become the party of Beavis and Butthead.”

Moving to Baton Rouge

February 25th, 2009
12:01 pm

This is completely absurd. Gov Jindal did a great job he stands as a citizen and leader. He called out the Rep and Dem’s as he should. GOVERNMENT IS THE PROBLEM. How do you think we got into this mess in the first place?? And to the All Great and Powerful Obama…..there is a huge difference between a BANK and a Finance or Mortgage company. Get your facts straight if you are going to shift blame.

rcs

February 25th, 2009
12:03 pm

Nice diversion Jay, no need to talk about the current administration.

Here’s a suggestion for the next topic “Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will repay her state for travel expenses for nine trips with her children”

Taxpayer

February 25th, 2009
12:03 pm

Awwww. blue is blue because my words rang true. Come on blue, surely that little mass crammed between your ears can do better than that dribble. Surely. Now, go ahead and give it a big gradeschool try. Grunt for me.

Arjun

February 25th, 2009
12:04 pm

As an Indian-American Independent voter, I was looking forward very much to hearing Bobby speak. Unfortunately, I must agree with the rest of the reviewers who did not think he did a good job. Still, this is only one speech and there is time for improvement.

DB, Gwinnettian

February 25th, 2009
12:04 pm

“Biden wears heels?!!?”

Only in AJC/DNC’s wet dreams. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Herschworld

February 25th, 2009
12:05 pm

I think Jindal was pissed that Obama didn’t add a tax credit for the curry industry in the stimulus bill…But how is that going to create jobs other than the toilet and porcelain sectors

Red Foreman

February 25th, 2009
12:11 pm

If the roles had been reversed, you would call the Messiah Oblamha a friggin genius…you are a typical libtard,

Ted Nugent-2012

blue

February 25th, 2009
12:11 pm

taxpayer don’t have to try to hard you know so little about how your goverment works.Notice how last night Obama keep asking Congrees to send him a bill with things in it he was letting you know congress spends the money not the prez. And quit talking about the war the democrates end that when they took over congress in 2006

Truth

February 25th, 2009
12:14 pm

Jindal made some very good points. The only problem I see is that he isn’t the supreme speaker that Obama is… and why that is a problem I still don’t understand.

'Nuff Said

February 25th, 2009
12:15 pm

Mission Accomplished: National Poll Reports Obama Speech Provoked “Inspiration” Across the Board

It was a hit pretty much across the board, except perhaps for the many GOP dead-enders in Congress (you know who you/they are). We are referring, of course, to last night’s State of the Unionish speech by President Obama to Congress. Polls have revealed an uptick in Obama’s approval ratings but one national independent survey focuses on an even more important reaction.

The national study among 1,600 Democrats, Republicans and Independents revealed that “inspiration” was the emotion felt most among viewers, including better than 1 in 4 Republicans. In fact, the poll results are headed: “President Obama’s Speech to Congress Elicits Feelings of Inspiration among All Political Parties.”

After the speech, Obama’s approval ratings significantly increased among all parties, as well as his likability, believability and sincerity ratings, according to the pollsters, HCD Research.

Respondents were asked to choose from a list of emotions to indicate those that best reflected their feelings while viewing the speech. Democrats reported feeling inspiration (59%) and pride (21%) with Independents also naming inspiration (54%) with only 26% choosing skepticism. GOPers reported skepticism (47%) but also inspiration (29%).

Across the board, members of both parties and Indies had a more favorable view of Obama’s handling of various issues, including the economy. On nearly every issue, the Republicans had given him “poor” ratings before the speech, which now shot up to at least “fair.”

Before the speech, Obama’s overall approval rating was 80% for Democrats, 22% for Republicans and 51% for Independents. After, they climbed sharply to 88%, 33% and 67%. This is confirmed by other survey.

So maybe the public, if the GOPers in Congress, are willing to shed partisan politics in this time of crisis — sort of like post-9/11.

- Greg Mitchell

One Man's View

February 25th, 2009
12:16 pm

The Repub philosophy has been no interference in financial affairs, be it stock market, housing etc. As far as deficits go, correct me if I’m wrong, tax cuts and huge expenses are not a problem for Repubs in terms of massive debt – around 500 bil a yr, I believe.

Now the Dems are trying to fix the huge mess that the pals of the Repubs have caused, that is, fat cat CEOs and we have to hear about free markets and debt and the like. Are Repubs just too stupid to come in out of the rain? I think so.

tcoach

February 25th, 2009
12:16 pm

Taxpayer,
If that is the game you choose to play by saying because something happens in a rep. area it is because of republicans.

Do you then care to explain the crime rate and unemployment rate of Chicago, New York, L.A.

Guess those are faults of the republicans too. Why don’t you add up those murder rates and see who killed more peanuts or murder?

Can’t wait to see how this is republicans fault as well.

@gmail.com

February 25th, 2009
12:16 pm

The president as rock star. All style, no substance.

No wonder why Jindal’s response was panned. Who cares what he said? He talked funny.

blue

February 25th, 2009
12:17 pm

Taxpayer one last question how bad do you hate freedom? and your right about one thing i quit school at 17 went to work at mcdonalds worke hard saved money open my own restruant at 30 sold it at 47 and retired that is the AMERICAN DREAM

Vote for Kenneth!

February 25th, 2009
12:19 pm

As our friends over at Buzzfeed pointed out: The blogosphere was atwitter last night with comparisons between Bobby Jindal and Kenneth the page from NBC’s “30 Rock.”

Andrew Sullivan found that if you closed your eyes during Jindal’s response to Obama, you were sure to see sweet Kenneth Parcell’s face float through your head. Sullivan went on to say that he “can barely count the number of emails making that observation.”

Mattfraction on Twitter noted that “Within an hour of the speech, a Google search for “jindal kenneth 30 rock” yielded almost 75,000 hits.” It now offers more than 85,000.

Our own Jason Linkins saw the undeniable similarities and said:

“If it wasn’t such a dead-on comparison it would be catty to say out loud…but there’s no denying it: Bobby Jindal was totally channeling Kenneth The Page from NBC’s ‘30 Rock’ tonight. (With maybe a touch of ‘Moviefone guy.’)”

Gawker offers a bet: “$20 on the already-hot Jack McBrayer playing Jindal this weekend on ‘Saturday Night Live’,” and (maybe most impressively) the Daily What found this .gif of Jindal morphing into Mr. Parcell.

So what do you think? They’re both Southern, and they both have weird religious things going on what with Jindal’s exorcisms and Kenneth’s views that “choosing is a sin” and that hot is “the devil’s temperature.” They also both have the tendency to look like they’re dressing up in their fathers’ suits.

Is this the kind of hard-hitting interview we can expect in the 2012 election?

Truth

February 25th, 2009
12:20 pm

RedForeman… Oh how awesome it would be if Uncle Ted would get into politics! He says it like it is!!!!

caz1158

February 25th, 2009
12:23 pm

I guess if the polls said we should all jump off a cliff,is that the reasoning for not having one’s own opinion? The sad fact is to many americans depend on the media and polls to form an opinion-how sad. And just because you can speak effectively,does’nt mean your not full of S**T. I’ll let the sheep follow the con-artist!!!!

Mike

February 25th, 2009
12:26 pm

DB –

“Fair enough, but I’m not sure that’s quite the notion I’d posted. I simply said (summarizing here) that white-on-white bigotry is different from white-on-black.”

I think I heard that point pretty clearly. My point was that bigoted stereotyping of millions people based on hateful stereotypes is offensive and ignorant regardless of the criteria by which those people are demonized. Hating people based on where they live is as vile as hating them for their race or religious preferences.

I don’t think that race-based bigotry is any more likely to lead to violence as any other form of bigotry. Particularly here where this bigotry is professed by anonymous cowards who would never spew their rhetoric to someone’s face, let alone risk any physical confrontation with them.

Regardless, I don’t see why the bigotry is accepted by Bookman, regardless of its targets. It is vile and useless and demeans us all.

Thanks for the thoughtful response.

AmVet –

I could really care less about your criticism. I would be much more concerned if a hateful and ignorant person who relies on grade school name calling such as yourself gave me rave reviews. You never actually respond to anything I say anyway other than issue silly boilerplate responses like the one you just gave. Resume your unhinged ranting.

DB, Gwinnettian

February 25th, 2009
12:26 pm

Herschworld @ 12.05, not only is that in questionable taste, I love Indian food, I indulge that craving when I can, and can never recall having had any gastric distress as a result.

You want to criticize Jindal, criticize him. Leave his ethnicity TF alone.

Greg Mendel

February 25th, 2009
12:27 pm

I thought Jindal made a compelling case for the Republican solution to the financial crisis. It was filled with minute detail and innovative ideas. Very specific, very affordable. I could find no reason it wouldn’t work for my household, nor most households in America. I was especially impressed that it comes with an extra power cord.

That was a Ronco ad? Should have known. It had a money-back guarantee.

Roger Patterson

February 25th, 2009
12:29 pm

The idiot you quoted doesn’t even know how to spell Jindal.

Taxpayer

February 25th, 2009
12:30 pm

blue,

keep working on that sentence structure so, if you by chance happen to ever form a cogent thought, you’ll be prepared to share it with us. Good luck with that.

tcoach,

what do you want now. Are you upset that I referred to Republicans while giving Dusty another lesson, or two. Get over it. Go pick on Andy or Commie or any number of others that you apparently connect with since you hardly, if ever, call any of them out for anything at all.

Mike

February 25th, 2009
12:31 pm

“I think Jindal was pissed that Obama didn’t add a tax credit for the curry industry in the stimulus bill…But how is that going to create jobs other than the toilet and porcelain sectors”

Note that this racist garbage garnered nary a peep from Bookman. Bigotry is fine with him as long as it is directed at people who don’t share his partisan affiliation.

@@

February 25th, 2009
12:31 pm

jay, I wasn’t overly impressed with either Obama’s speech or Jindal’s response.

Obama seems to be having difficulty transitioning from campaign mode to leadership mode. Could it possibly be because his only gift is in campaigning and not leading? It would appear the markets have caught onto this reality or Obama’s lack thereof. They’re looking for specifics and still, he (Obama) offers none that would reassure them.

I always thought Bush came across well in a more casual setting. Jindal does too.

Anyhoo, a question for you……

Which gawd was Chris Matthews calling on before Jindal even opened his mouth?

Preconceived notions and post-conceived notions of the MSM — nothing’s changed.

Obama IS gawd to the left-leaning media and because of that, the American people will continue to be misled.

DB, Gwinnettian

February 25th, 2009
12:32 pm

Oh how awesome it would be if Uncle Ted would get into politics!

please, dear Lord, you know I don’t ask for much…

I think I’ve still got that Creem magazine where Ted is quoted as saying “I killed two men!”

On the cover.

AmVet

February 25th, 2009
12:34 pm

OK, the hijacked, vomitous GOP is apparently beret of any beneficial contributions to the nation at this point, so let’s take a good close look at their sworn enemies – the Republican-lites, shall we?

Congress is completely absorbed with this tax-cut-stimulus package. It is stasis-time yet again on Capitol Hill. As evidenced by their lack yet of any serious movement toward rolling back Bush-pushed legislation. And I have a sick feeling in my stomach, too little will ever be forthcoming.

This present day scenario is based upon previous Republican policies and the coddling of Wall Street for eight years, which built this steep cliff for financial collapse. Add in the de-regulatory nonsense of 1999 and 2000 by the Clinton-Rubin crowd and this financial meltdown was inevitable. (Sorry Dickhead Cheney, plenty of people saw it coming.)

And yet some of the idiotic bleating “faithful” and intentionally uninformed in the Reich-wing still contend that the government should not intervene and the private sector is uttery blameless for these crimes. The markets will self-correct is the mantra. They are useful tools for Hannity, Boortz, Limberger, etc…

But so far where the hell is the progressive determination by the Democrats? And why the lack of a horizon? It appears to me that a sense of being overwhelmed by the corporate forces still bearing down on the US Congress — easily the most powerful branch of government under our Constitution — is still entrenched.

But the spineless Demoocrats and the utterly craven Republicans in Congress do not act as if it is the most powerful branch. They routinely abdicate their constitutional responsibilities—the declaration of war authority and the plenary authority to investigate and require access to withheld and necessary information from the executive branch, for example.

These same Democrats sadly rubber-stamped virtually all of BushCos screw ups and sold out the American people by not removing the most chronically impeachable president in our history when they had a great chance in 2006.

Even efforts by Senator Russ Feingold and Cong. John Conyers to invoke a modest censure resolution of Bush and Cheney, for their many constitutional and statutory violations, were nixed by the bunglers Pelosi and Reid. So the mayhem and debacles continued undisturbed for another two years.

Why do the Democrats act like they are not the majority party? And it seems it is worse than that. They do not act — period.

With a majority status in Congress and a President in the White House, why the hell aren’t they moving swiftly to repeal the ban on Uncle Sam negotiating drug prices from volume discounts under the drug benefit law? For that matter, why haven’t they moved to amend the Patriot Act, or regain control of warrantless surveillance, or strengthen the corporate criminal laws and enforcement budgets? Congress is not even pushing to require taxing Hedge Fund manager’s income as ordinary income and not as capital gains.

Senator Dodd (and the vast majority of the American people) want to do something about credit card company abuses and gouging. But he is surrounded not just by the Republicans on the Senate Banking Committees but high-ranking Democrats beholden to the financial goliaths who, are demanding and receiving hundreds of billions of dollars in taxpayer bailouts.

And what of fixing this unconscionable clusterf&ck called health care insurance? Apart from a quickly enacted expansion of some coverage for more poor children, its gonna be put off for a year. At least. thanks Mr. Obama.

People are dying. And millions of us are gonna suffer like nothing any of us have ever seen. And the criminals are laughing all the way to the bank while the Republiconned shuck and grin for them. But hey, what’s the hurry?

And even though we’ve just endured the most gutless fear-mongering in the history of Western Civilization, courtesy of the worst administration in Western history and its lackeys, the reality-challenged idiots on the ever-imploding right-wing contend Obama is doing the same thing.

It is understandable that they want to do nothing. Not today. Not yesterday. Not ever. Just deny and obfuscate and act as if everything is till rosy.

They should all swing…

And good retort, Mikey. As usual your cogent analysis here is invaluable…

TnGelding

February 25th, 2009
12:35 pm

Dusty

February 25th, 2009
11:32 am

Freedom from whom? He’s enslaved our heirs to mediocrity and debt.

RealityKing

February 25th, 2009
11:37 am

Clinton had no debt, he started reducing the deficit from the first year. It took him 6 years to turn the financial mess he inherited around. And the $250 billion in spending cuts over 5 years is what got the budget balanced. The entire amount was realized again in the 6th and every year since.

DB, Gwinnettian

February 25th, 2009
12:40 pm

The idiot you quoted doesn’t even know how to spell Jindal.

Consider the source–Free Republic. Home of the Freeper. And Freeperisms.

And where, presumably, this gentleman posts regularly.

Pat

February 25th, 2009
12:41 pm

Jindal made me uncomfortable, but only because it’s hard to hurl and laugh at the same time. But after clearing my windpipe, now gotta say I love it. Love the Newt Gingrich-in-blackface jive both Steele and Jindal are serving up to a nauseous public, almost as much as the “Crazy-Cheney-in-drag” burlesque routine they performed with Sarah Palin. Awesome guys, Obama needs two terms, and you’re a big help.

The right wing loons steering the GOP and posting here don’t get it – and that’s just dandy with me. Should the tone-deaf antics continue, they’ll complete their disconnect with the “reality based community” guaranteeing them a lengthy sojourn in the wilderness before they wander back to where most of the country lives – in the real world.

These dolts really believe they can look “fresh” and “relevant” by recruiting Trojan-horse anti-women’s rights females and sell-out,
anti-civil rights minorities to parrot the same old warmed-over BS? A warmed-up spoiled stew of moldy catch-phrases and trickle-down fantasies served up with a side of Vanilla Ice-style, faux hip-hop… and THAT will return them to power? Screamingly funny, but alas, not even close.

It is hilarious to watch though. SNL doesn’t even need writers anymore with these ‘tards running the GOP and soiling their pants on the national stage. The skits write themselves…

Imagined voices overheard in a GOP strategy session, prior to convention:

“Uh, we’re up to our _ss in alligators, folks! A woman almost won the Dem nom – we better pick a woman VP now to get some of those crazy lady hormonal voters! They must all be having that time of the month. Naw, not one of our QUALIFIED ones – they’re the ##@@!! moderates. Pick the beauty queen, she’s hot, and she talks like Rush! Stop worrying about a woman in the White House – it’s not like she’s for equal pay or choice or anything crazy like that. Think of her as Rush, but sexier. Like Hannity! She’s more of a man than McCain, that’s for sure.
So she’s dumb as a box of rocks? So was George, right? Start a data dump into that pretty empty head, and make sure she practices pronouncing “Ahmadinejad.” And go buy that Arctic hillbilly bunch some decent clothes, for God’s sake.”

Another session, same idiots, post-election: “Holy S__t! The black guy won! I told you we needed to remind the voters that he’s black! Why the ___ do we pay Rove? Remind me! I TOLD ya we shoulda run with the Bobby Rush/Black Panthers talking points and dumped the Ayers angle, but NOOOOO, nobody listened! Well, nice job – more coloreds voted, and now the census says soon whites will be a minority – it’s jungle fever time, folks, and we’re screwed!
I told you guys this would happen when we couldn’t kill the Voting Rights Act, let the commies dump the miscenegenation laws, and let all those wetbacks in to work off the books in our warehouses and put in our swimming pools! Yeah, we fired the census guy, but our new guys say the same thing! We’re gotta start flinging manure at Obama fast – but these uppity Negroes are gonna be a big problem. So, quick, find some black guys! Keyes, Keyes is good, but … no, he’s old news. Same with Condi – and she’s got a crush on Obama, worse than the one she had on Bush! That woman needs, well, you know. Start running background checks on Michael Steele. And we need us another one! Where do you look? How should I know? Do I look like P. Diddy to you? Ask around. Jindal? I dunno, he looks like a damn foreigner to me. Have we checked his birth certificate? Hmmm, he should be dark enough, I guess. Hey, it’s not like we have a deep bench here. Hell yeah, we better start grooming him. Give him Reagan’s speeches to study, and we’ll let him rebut ‘lil Barry’s first speech. That’ll have ‘em messing their shorts, when they see we can fight black with black! Or dark, ethnic, whatever, like I know what the heck they want to be called. Think I hang in the hood? But meanwhile, we do need to start talking the lingo – Steele, we’ll get him studying old episodes of “The Fresh Prince of Belair.” See if we can get the Young Republicans to infiltrate black student mixers. How? Bring chicken and watermelon? Good idea! We’ll show the country we’re ready for the 20th century. Yeah, smart a__, so it’s the 21st.
Will it work? Hey, you were at the Palin rallies. If dumb whites bought Pat Boone recordings of black blues, why not? It’s our only shot. Just a quick dark shoeshine on our policies and we’ll tap dance our minstrel show back into the majority and the White House in no time flat!”

Truly as my kid would say, LMAO.

honeycloud

February 25th, 2009
12:44 pm

Jindal is clearly not ready. i’m sorry but he sounded like he was doing an infomercial. how did he become governor? i think he snuck in the back door while nobody noticed. if this is all the republicans have, they are in trouble.

Dusty

February 25th, 2009
12:46 pm

Well, STOP THE PRESSES!! Taxpayer discovered an unknown law. Republicans don’t pay taxes.

Please, Taxpayer, notify the IRS immediately. For some strange reason, I have been paying taxes every year and I am the usual honest Republican.

I know you love to expand your great knowledge of empty spaces to one and all. Please let the government know about their mistake. Thank you.

Mike

February 25th, 2009
12:46 pm

AmVet -

Please just answer one question for me. I know that it pains you to actually respond to something that someone says, but humor me just this one time.

Do you really think that your rambling, vulgar, name-calling screed is “cogent analysis”?

You can just answer with a yes or a no. You can even call me names before and after if it makes you feel better.

Mike

February 25th, 2009
12:50 pm

Pat -

Boy all of those racist stereotypes are just rolling off your tongue. You seem pretty familiar with the vernacular.

@@

February 25th, 2009
12:52 pm

Oh, and jay? I watched Michael Steele’s response last night, too.

He borrowed from Obama’s speech when he said “We get it!”…….”the American people are not happy with our last eight years of excessive spending…..we paid the price in the last two elections.”

I don’t think the dems in congress do “get it”. They’ve been outside the circle of jerks for so long, they thought the American people wouldn’t recognize their familiar modus operandi. When Obama said “I get it!” he was talking about the taxpayer’s bacon.

It’s his now. He and the democrats can do with it as they please.

Dim memories serve the present porkers well, dont’cha know?