Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
After the Alaska Disasta, Sarah Palin, imploded in a super nova as John McCain's running mate, Republicans started looking around and asked "who else do we have?" Many of them, including the drug-addled mind of gas bag bloviator Rush Limbaugh, settled on Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.
So Jindal was primped and prodded into the role of delivering the GOP response to President Obama's address to Congress on Tuesday. It was an epic failure. Even conservative commentators universally agreed that Jindal was a miserable failure. Everyone, that is, except Rush Limbaugh who is threatening his fellow bloviators to be as delusional as he is about Jindal.
But the final nail in Bobby Jindal's dream of ever becoming the GOP nominee for president in 2012 was the netroots making the comparison between him and Kenneth the page on NBC's 30 Rock sitcom. Tedski over at R-cubed does the local take on this netroots phenomenon. Bobby Jindal? Ay, Pobrecito. Note to Jindal: Tina Fey, who destroyed Sarah Palin with her dead-on parody, is also a writer, producer and star of 30 Rock. Do you really think that 30 Rock is not going to ride this horse? Bye-bye.
Limbaugh subscribes to the delusional school of thought that conservatism never fails, only politicians fail conservatism. Spoken like a true ideologue. The nice polite Republican (NPR) David Brooks, conservative columnist for the New York Times, delivered an honest and fatal analysis of Jindal's Republican response.
LEHRER: Now that, of course, was Gov. Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, making the Republican response. David, how well do you think he did?
DAVID BROOKS: Uh, not so well…I oppose the stimulus package because I thought it was poorly drafted but 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. The country is in a panic now. They may not like the way the Democrats have passed the stimulus bill. But the idea that we're just going to… That government will have no role, the federal government has no role in this, that in a moment when only the federal government is big enough to actually do stuff- to just ignore all that and just say 'government is the problem, corruption, earmarks, wasteful spending,' it's just a form of nihilism. It's just not where 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. I just think it's a disaster for the [Republican] Party. I just think it's unfortunate right now.
H/t to Crooks&Liars blog for the transcipt.
See the response of Jack McBrayer (Kenneth the page) to Bobby Jindal on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - The Jack McBrayer Response To The Internet Response To The Republican Response T.