Thursday, November 15

Your Alternate Bobby Jindal Translator

"WE must be all-inclusive; we must convince 100% of Americans to agree with the precise same ideas Mitt Romney defends so inelegantly."

Personally, I like Jindal as 2012's answer to 2008's Mitch Daniels, the guy who Republican insiders know will never become the nominee, and thus can come out and speak some semi-unpalatable truth ("social issues on the back burner!") designed to convince Beltway insiders (yet again!) that the Rockefeller-ish Republicans have some room to maneuver, at least electorally. With--and this is equally important--absolutely no intention to really do so, and no chance they could if they did.

I do hope the Reader appreciates as much as I Jindal's pledge that his party wants to make it possible for all Americans to join the middle class. 

By the way, thanks to David Weigel for breaking away from the fast-breaking Benghazi news long enough to cover Romney's comments. But:
Romney understood, and understands, that these people want to believe that poor voters are being exploited by Democrats and forced to vote themselves more benefits. It's a theory that undergirds a lot of conservative election analysis. Let's not just write off Romney as some gormless dweeb.

1) Is it not time to admit that "conservative election analysis" is not much of a cover? And 2) isn't "gormless dweeb", like, a contradiction in terms? Though it might actually describe Romney.


Weird Dave said...

To tell the truth, there are a few NFL franchise owners, hedge fund managers, and at least one CEO of a pizza chain I wouldn't mind seeing join the middle class.

Julia Grey said...

Hmmm. I kind of think "gormless dweeb" is not so much a contradiction in terms as it is redundant.

Or do I not really understand the word "gormless"?



Wouldn't be the first time I had been understanding something hopelessly wrong for decades.

scripto said...

"Maybe she sensed our weariness; whether by plan or coincidence, Susan chose the perfect opportunity to attempt an escape. She suddenly leapt up and ran for the door, despite the many hands holding her down. This burst of action served to revive the tired group of students and they soon had her restrained once again, this time half kneeling and half standing. Alice, a student leader in Campus Crusade for Christ, entered the room for the first time, brandishing a crucifix. Running out of options, UCF had turned to a rival campus Christian group for spiritual tactics. The preacher had denied our request for assistance and recommended that we not confront the demon; his suggestion was a little late."

Bobby Jindal Boy Exorcist (in his own words)

This is the guy that is going to lead the GOP back to reality.

Kathy said...

Jindal is an ugly creep, and not very bright either. Remember his sneering at the gov't "monitoring volcanos"? He was unaware that there are any volcanos in the USA, or anywhere near the country. And even if there are, he "reasons", volcanos are harmless! Hurricanes, too! And he laughs ("HAA-ha!") at earthquakes.

But he and other repugs really seem to think he can be president because... dark skin!

Anonymous said...

"Inelegantly" ? Mitt was a regular Emily Post compared to the Republican base that cheered the concept of someone dying because he did not have health insurance !
That is one of the precise same ideas" of the Republican 47.9% and there should not be any presentation (i.e., spin) elegant enough to make that palatable to even 51% of Americans.

Li'l Innocent said...

Doghouse, you probably live in an enclave of local colloquial purity, relatively speaking, that still uses "dweeb" in the original sense of "swot", or "egg-headed, boring, studious person", while much of the rest of the population has generalized it to mean "stupid loser". Gormless has kinda kept its Old Norse>Middle English meaning - one who lacks understanding, who doesn't pay attention.

"Gormless snot" does it for me for Romney.

Anonymous said...

Booby is counting on the shallow, clueless tokenism of the Limbaughs of the Repuke party. "We're not getting minority votes? OK, we'll put a darkie on our ticket, too!"

He could be our first exorcist President named after a character on the Brady Bunch.