scholars and rogues

Quote of the Day

by Djerrid

You’ve got to give the Republicans this: they stay on message, regardless of context or logic. Society could be in the midst of a zombie apocalypse and the GOP would be wringing its hands over the government giving out shotguns rather than giving tax cuts to shotgun makers.


One more for the road:

I thought Jindal sounded like a young Jimmy Carter, but this hits the nail on the head.

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6 replies »

  1. You know what’s really … umm, schadenfreudish about this? The response to a major presidential speech never really does much except sort of keep the people who are already on your side from thinking, “Hey, this president has a point!” All you really want to do in one of these things is hold serve.

    Jindal managed to make the Republicans look like idiots who are completely out of touch, married to a childish ideology in a time of economic crisis, and quite happy to have the federal government monitor hurricanes and give evacuation warnings in his own back yard, while leaving those in volcano-infested areas to be unpleasantly surprised. And he managed to do it in a way that makes him look like a brainless milquetoast.

    And people have to be asking, “Is this the best the GOP has to offer?”

    It’s not, of course. Charlie Crist would have done well with this spot, but the GOP, understandably, is trying to convince an America that saw a Republican Convention delegate count, which made its diversity look like four peppercorns on Miami Beach, that it is “inclusive.” White, Southern males? They’ve got plenty of those, and have since they attracted Jesse Helms, Strom Thurmond, Trent Lott, and all those other white Southerners who agreed with those men. Now, when they need a front person of color, they have … Bobby Jindal.

    And that’s pretty much it.

  2. As usual, Democrats are missing the point. If there’s a zombie apocalypse, you’ve got adjust to the changing markets. You’ve got to start viewing zombies as your consumer base and people with brains as a renewable resource.

    As Devo once said: “it’s a little human sacrifice. it’s just supply and demand.”

  3. I’m heartened by both sides maintaining their battle line political positions as the shit gets caught in the fan blades. There is no better solution to a problem than continuing to do the very thing that brought about the problem in the first place.

    At least with all the shit flying it gets easier and easier to tell who’s up-wind.