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Jindal Review

I didn't watch the SOTU, but caught Bobby Jindal's response. I am a big fan of Jindal and what he has done in Louisiana. He is one of the most frequently cited potential contenders for the GOP nomination in 2012. I was disappointed with tonight's response though.

It was too general. I don't think it was necessary for him to tell us over and over that Americans "can do anything" -- once or twice would have been enough in such a short speech. Trying to beat the Obamessiah in the hope and inspiration department with rhetoric is not what we need to do right now. We should be giving the public what Obama won't -- the truth about what is actually in these bills, how much this is going to cost us in the generations to come, etc. We have tons of facts and figures in our favor. We have examples of ridiculous non-stimulating items in the spendulus bill. The public is already skeptical of the huge spending Obama is pushing. We need to hammer the facts.

We also need to be explaining to America just how extreme some of the Democrats' policies are -- especially in respect to how much they will transfer power from the private sector to bureaucratic government.

Jindal came across as pleasant, but he did not seem relaxed. The continuous arm movements drove me crazy. It looked too rehearsed, but that is something he can definitely work on. It is much easier to come across natural when speaking to a live audience than it is to a camera, but his delivery should have been better than it was. Jindal is very intelligent and is building a strong record as governor in Louisiana and that is what Republicans are going to find extremely impressive. If he can improve his "speechifying" skills he will continue to be someone much discussed the closer we get to the 2012 campaign.

Update: Here is the full text of the Jindal response.

Update II: NBC keeping it classy.

Update III: Everything I heard today was about how high Obama's approval ratings were -- most (including Katie Couric following the speech) cited 68%. Gallup shows Obama approval dipping to 59%. A loss of about 10 points in one month. The SOTU speech almost always results in an uptick in polls for the president so I would expect it to jump back up into the 60's, but shouldn't the downward trend have been big news? Just one more thing the media chooses to ignore.

Update IV: Wow. This is the Bobby Jindal I was expecting to see last night. I can't imagine a better performance than this one on Today this morning.


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Not his best night, if he e... (Below threshold)
SillyPuddyi:

Not his best night, if he expects to run in 2012 he has some work to do. Started off speaking way to quickly, didn't have his mic checked prior to going on, and while more substantive then most of the sotu, it needed less hopy hope bs and more straight talk to capture some of the rage out there. Content: B Delivery: C+

I did watch the SOTU, and c... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

I did watch the SOTU, and caught Bobby Jindal's response. Obama set himself up to go down as either the greatest president since Lincoln or the biggest failure of all time. Obama talked about cutting defense in the area of cold war weapons we don't use, but that's the whole point of such weapons, that by having them you never need to use them. Obama asked congress to send him a carbon cap and tax bill that will do nothing for the climate, but will raise energy prices for most Americans. Obama talked about cutting spending including Social Security, in effect bailing out wall street on the backs of retired people.

Jindal missed all these opportunities in his response.

Jindal's speech was not so ... (Below threshold)

Jindal's speech was not so much a response as an alternative.

He also has a problem of speaking to fast, uncomfortable gesturing, and generally giving far too many facts than anybody wants in a speech.

Apparently he addressed the fact thing tonight, but not the other two.

His inability to emotionally connect with an audience is why he lost to Blanco the first time he ran for Gov of Louisiana. Believe me, he's getting better.

Jindal's IQ may be too high for success in national politics.

Atta way GOP. Another in a ... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

Atta way GOP. Another in a long line of missed opportunities.

And the sour grapes award g... (Below threshold)

And the sour grapes award goes to......

Did the same people who 'ad... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Did the same people who 'advised' Palin get drafted to advise Jindal?

The cap and trade thing didn't surprise me. Standby. We've got a "green" energy guy at the helm. We won't have to worry about the economy coming back, we won't have the energy to propel it. Just more ways to make our businesses "competitive" with the rest of the world. And the Democrats will wonder why businesses are laying people off.

Great to see the Republican... (Below threshold)
jp2:

Great to see the Republican's rising star give such an Awesome and Inspiring speech. I see an easy pathway for him to be president in 2012. Amazing delivery, brilliant writing.

Jindal did seem over-rehear... (Below threshold)

Jindal did seem over-rehearsed, he didn't seem to be himself. So what if he talks to fast, if that's how he's most comfortable, so be it. He can work on that over time. But he seemed to be trying to compensate too much. Whoever is in charge of coaching the young GOP talent needs to back off and let the Palins be Palins and the Jindals be Jindals.

The message was right on target. The theme "Americans can do anything" is something we've been missing with the Obama gloom and doom machine in high gear.
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The President rocked it ton... (Below threshold)
Justice58:

The President rocked it tonight. Dang, he's so fine too!

Jindal didn't stand a chance. He got served! It's an SNL skit for sure.

I don't get the whole thing... (Below threshold)

I don't get the whole thing. Obama has no clue what the State of the Union is. He's only been in office 35 days!

UpdateIII - You know that's... (Below threshold)
SillyPuddyi:

UpdateIII - You know that's only news if it's a downward trend for republicans.

Jindal.hope for the best.</... (Below threshold)
Cate:

Jindal.hope for the best.

Ummm... if you look at that... (Below threshold)
Ummm...:

Ummm... if you look at that poll, you'll notice that almost all of Obama's losses in approval come from conservative Republicans.

Errr... is Obama really in trouble if he loses them?

If you want to get... (Below threshold)
gracecurl Author Profile Page:

If you want to get a great view of what a "conservative republican" really is, there is a great documentary airing on HBO called "Right America Feeling Wronged". The film follows McCain/Palin through 26 states interviewing supporters.

Lorie Byrd says she didn't watch Obamas speech. I believe that she COULDN'T watch Obamas speech.

It is a tough thing to become an extinct social relic. RIP conservative republicans.

Jindal/Palin in 2012....oh my what a beautiful thing that would be.

I just watched the J... (Below threshold)
gracecurl Author Profile Page:


I just watched the Jindal remarks again to make sure it wasn't an SNL bit.

His comment on Katrina was absolutely priceless. Maybe someone here could explain to me how Jindals remarks are going to win you guys the desperately needed new converts you need to continue to be a National party.

FYI, [email protected], sour grapes wo... (Below threshold)
Webster:

FYI, [email protected], sour grapes would be appropriate if Jindal had said he wouldn't want to be president. There is no secret envy that he is denying, the heart of sour grapes. He just disagrees. Sour grapes doesn't work here.

The best line of the night ... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

The best line of the night came from Jindal: We are borrowing money from our children; that we don't have; for things we don't need.


That and Barry looking straight into the camera and telling us there are no earmarks in his bills. Maybe the American Idol crowd bought that one, the rest of us didn't.

Maybe someone here... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
Maybe someone here could explain to me how Jindals remarks are going to win you guys the desperately needed new converts you need to continue to be a National party.

Republicans don't need to do anything but stay in the other lane. Obama set himself up for either greatness or utter failure with his speech. The average voter votes their pocketbook first and their ideology second.

If Obama's carbon cap and tax schema raises people's utility bills, Republicans will gain votes simply by pointing out that such schemes don't reduce CO2 nor does CO2 have anything to do with climate change.

Obama is going to nationalize health care in one form or another. If people wait in long lines to get care, like they do in Canada, Republicans will gain votes simply by pointing out the failure. Yes, 40 million Americans don't have health care now, but 260 million do. Taking something away from 260 million Americans is not smart.

Obama wants to reduce spending and he mentioned Social Security as one of the programs that needs to be changed. He stayed away from the details, but he just stepped into a minefield. Particularly because Bush pushed Social Security reform less than four years ago and democrats, including Obama, opposed it saying it didn't need any reform. If Obama's reform impacts people 50 and over he will lose votes, if it impacts people 60 and over he'll be impeached. You can't spend a trillion dollars to bailout the banks and Wall street on the backs of retired people and expect to stay in office.

Obama set himself up with a lot more potential downside than up. Now it's up to him to deliver the goods or leave office in utter disgrace for both himself and the liberal philosophy. By 2013 it could be democrats who are wandering how they will continue to be a National party.

I did not watch the empty s... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I did not watch the empty suit that goes by the name of Barry. I knew what he was going to say. He can do it all. It is telling that his poll numbers of approval are going down quickly, and his disapproval rating rose sharply. ww

A Fair and Balanced® review... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

A Fair and Balanced® review from FoxNews:

BRIT HUME: It read better than it sounded... this was not Bobby Jindal's greatest rhetorical moment.

NINA EASTON: The delivery was not terrific.

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Jindal didn't have a chance.

JUAN WILLIAMS: Childish.

For anyone that actually st... (Below threshold)

For anyone that actually stomached Great Leader's speechifying - did he yell the whole time like he did in the clips our news played this morning? Didn't anyone tell him that shiny thing in front of him is a microphone?

He blew it.... (Below threshold)
CZ:

He blew it.

The President is straight r... (Below threshold)
Justice58:

The President is straight running up the score on Republicans. He hit it out of the park & owned that speech! Cabbage Patch! Cabbage Patch!

Yes, we will all be in the ... (Below threshold)
MPR:

Yes, we will all be in the cabbage patch gleaning the fields for something to eat in about a year if we follow Obamalala over the cliff.

Obama can give a speech, wh... (Below threshold)

Obama can give a speech, what he can't do is tell the truth about his policies and proposals. When the public finds out the truth behind his policies they will be jamming Capitol Hill phone lines and throwing tea parties all over the country. Actually, they already are.

Jindal can tell the truth about the cost of the policies and their likely effectiveness, but can't yet "wow" the crowds.

Guess which I would prefer be in charge of my children's futures.

Mac, I agree with your comments except for this one "Yes, 40 million
Americans don't have health care now, but 260 million do. " Those 40 million don't have free health care or health insurance,but that does not mean they don't get health care. My sister works for county social services and her "clients" are not going without health care. I live in an area with a large immigrant population and when I go to the urgent care or the emergency room I see plenty of people there without health insurance.

There are tons of problems with the current health care system, but if we lived in Britain or Canada I don't know if my daughter would be alive right now. I could get into the specifics, but short version -- I am a member of an email group for the condition she has and have read accounts from people in Canada and Britain who had to wait months for the surgery they scheduled my daughter in a matter of a few weeks. She had an aggressive form and if surgery had been delayed that long she would have definitely sustained permanent damage to her ear and possibly to her brain. She has had 13 or 14 surgeries now -- I've lost count -- and she is only eight. If she had to wait for each of those surgeries as long as those in other countries I don't know what condition she would be in right now.

Republican's need to take t... (Below threshold)
MPR:

Republican's need to take these ridiculous liberal ideas head on. There are many conservative's that would have been better counter point with more experience in front of the camera than B. Jindal. Where was Michael Steele?

Justice58 -Obama g... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Justice58 -

Obama gives GREAT speeches - there's no denying that. His stage presence is remarkable, and his oratorical skills are the best I've seen in any poltiican since, oh, the 1930s. He even beats JFK at times.

Hollywood missed out on a GREAT actor when he decided to go into politics....

But the carefully crafted stage presence doesn't tell what the underlying actor is like. The CHARACTER is not the person, neither is the script actual reality.

It's nice you can cheerlead for him when he's reading a script, detailing what he'd like to have happen. Wait and see what he does when things don't go according to his script. I don't think he does improv well at all.

You people are all in such ... (Below threshold)
Ziffer:

You people are all in such denial. It's really pathetic.

Obama laid out a pretty comprehensive agenda that, guess what? Has more going for it than the neanderthalic Republican cry of less taxes. You spend an enormous amount of time on this blog trying to paint this man as a demon.

And you just can't. On the other hand, Jindal proved to all that he was about nothing more than poltiics.

You proud of your shining God Bobby Jindal? Please continue your rant as it only shines a light on your corrupt and hollow party.

Lorie, of the 40 million un... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Lorie, of the 40 million uninsured, how many of that number are illegal aliens? I think the number is quite substantial. ww

JLawson,Look at wh... (Below threshold)
Justice58:

JLawson,

Look at what President Obama has already done and he hasn't been in office but little over a month. Wow!

In the coming months and years, You'll realize where you've been wrong about him. President Obama is exactly what the country need at this moment in time. I'm sure of it. You'll see.

Look at what President O... (Below threshold)

Look at what President Obama has already done and he hasn't been in office but little over a month. Wow!

Indeed - he's so discouraged American and foreign investors that the Dow is lower than it ever was while Bush was president. What'll he do for an encore? Challenge Ben Bernanke to a duel?

Ziffer -There's a ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Ziffer -

There's a difference between plans/agendas and reality.

Reality doesn't care what the plan is supposed to be. And there's no guarantee at all that reality is going to cooperate with the plan. (The military knows this well - 'no plan survives contact with the enemy'... which means you've got to be adaptable and change what you're doing fast enough to be on top of whatever situation occurs.)

Obama... doesn't seem to be terribly adaptable or versatile. He is excellent, however, at spinning political fantasy into his advancement to President. All along I think he looked at it as a reward, a personal goal that would cap his career.

And he's gotten it... rather like the dog chasing the car, frantically barking. He's got his teeth firmly in the bumper now.

As to what he does next... well, it'll be interesting to watch, in a YouTube "Hey, ya'll, watch THIS!" sort of way. Just wish he wasn't going to drag the country along when he craters...

Obama... doesn't se... (Below threshold)
Ziffer:

Obama... doesn't seem to be terribly adaptable or versatile.

...and the previous resident of the White House was? You guys continue to believe an agenda that has had 8 years to prove itself and has resulted in failure.

Believe if you want that this man is much dumber and less flexible than he really is. You've just been so brainwashed by 8 years of a mental homunculus that you wouldn't recognize intelligence and capability if it sat on your face and wiggled.

Justice58 -He's be... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Justice58 -

He's been... impressive, all right. Not in the sense I think you'd like, however.

$1.3 trillion in spending, pork out like crazy, the Dow dropping like a rock - worse than after 9/11, and no end in sight...

"President Obama is exactly what the country need at this moment in time. I'm sure of it. You'll see."

Depends on what you think the country needs, I guess. I see someone who seems able to inspire a fascination reminiscent of a lot of cult-of-personality dictatorships in the 20th Century, where people believed the fantasy and ignored the reality. I don't think we need that at all.

Lorie Byrd,<blockquot... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Lorie Byrd,

Mac, I agree with your comments except for this one "Yes, 40 million Americans don't have health care now, but 260 million do." Those 40 million don't have free health care or health insurance, but that does not mean they don't get health care.

I concede that I didn't get the details correct. My point is that it's bad politics if in order to raise the 40 million you lower the 260 million. Some details of any universal health care are going to impose draconian measures, limits, or delays. If more than 150 million Americans feel they lost something they had before the politics could go against Obama.

You've just been so brai... (Below threshold)
Justice58:

You've just been so brainwashed by 8 years of a mental homunculus that you wouldn't recognize intelligence and capability if it sat on your face and wiggled.


Flatline__________________LMAO!

Ziffer,You must be a... (Below threshold)
MPR:

Ziffer,
You must be a graduate of one of the liberal journalism schools in the east. You are quite the writer. I look forward to reading more of your responses. No, really, you are helping the conservative cause.
If what you and the other Obamalala cheerleaders' thinking was anywhere close to reality the market should be going through the roof. People are voting with their dollars and they are voting down with Obamalala Land.

Ziffer -If there's... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Ziffer -

If there's one thing Obama is adept at - it's failure.

He failed as a 'community organizer' - bailed on that when he felt he wasn't doing any good.

He failed with the Annenburg challenge - millions gone, with no effect.

He failed as a state Senator - his shining achievement was Grove Parc. You might want to look it up - hardly the way I want to see the country go.

He DIDN'T fail as a US senator - he didn't attempt anything to fail AT. Hard to fail when you don't do anything...

And now he's President. Good setup for an epic fail, isn't it?

Beatings will continue unti... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Beatings will continue until morale improves.

Stocks drop as Obama speech and housing data weigh - Yahoo! Finance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks fell on Wednesday as investors found little new in a major speech by President Barack Obama on how he planned to stabilize the economy, while gloomy home sales data weighed on the market.
How dare they not response positively to The One! Don't they realize Gitmo is just aching for new customers?
And now he's President. ... (Below threshold)
Justice58:

And now he's President. Good setup for an epic fail, isn't it?

You wish. Bobby Jindal was total epic fail! It was extemely painful to watch. Just terrible. If he is your rising star, then you're in major trouble.

Flatline________________... (Below threshold)

Flatline__________________LMAO!

Just-a-dumbass-58, was that yet another threat? You're going to kill us? I'm calling the Secret Service on you!

Damn, that's some Rising St... (Below threshold)
max:

Damn, that's some Rising Star you Republicans have there in old Bobby Jindal. I'm sure Obama is shaking in his shoes today.

Don't care about him one wa... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Don't care about him one way or the other, Justice58. I'm not a fan of the Eternal Campaign that seems to have infected politics. There's way too much posturing and positioning during the time when people should actually be DOING something legislatively.

However, it could be argued that it's a good thing, it keeps some legislators busy and their hands out of our pockets.

Master Shake... (Below threshold)
Justice58:

Master Shake


Please remember what I told you to do last night! Just go do it.

Damn, that's some Rising... (Below threshold)
Justice58:

Damn, that's some Rising Star you Republicans have there in old Bobby Jindal. I'm sure Obama is shaking in his shoes today.


That's Bobby Jindrawl. Oh God....Train wreck! lol

I can't wait for a year fro... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I can't wait for a year from now. When all these Obambots see what their party has done to the country not only for the past three years, but in the near future. I don't know how you lefties think we can spend this much when we don't even have any of it. It defies logic, but you are mesmerized by The ONE. ww

Please remember what I t... (Below threshold)

Please remember what I told you to do last night! Just go do it.

And what was that again? That post seems to have disappeared. Was it another one of your threats, or maybe more of your racism on display?

It's hard to read disemvoweled posts, despite the dramatic improvement in intellect and grammar that results when it happens to your posts....

I only listened to Jindal o... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

I only listened to Jindal on the radio.

Great Barney the Purple Dinosaur imitation.

P.S. per Jindal's father-son anecdote:

Was Jindal's name "Bobby" yet when he was 5 years old. I thought he converted to Catholism and abandoned his Hindu name when he saw politics as his calling much later than age 5.

Either way, Bobby wiffed it with his sing-song delivery. Only Barney the Dinosaur could score lower than Obama's fairly goofy speech (except for the seconds of economic nationalism which I'll believe when I see it).

Obama: content:F delivery:C-
Jindal: content:C- delivery: F
NEXT!!!

If there's one thin... (Below threshold)
Ziffer:

If there's one thing Obama is adept at - it's failure.

He failed as a 'community organizer' - bailed on that when he felt he wasn't doing any good.

He failed with the Annenburg challenge - millions gone, with no effect.

He failed as a state Senator - his shining achievement was Grove Parc. You might want to look it up - hardly the way I want to see the country go.

He DIDN'T fail as a US senator - he didn't attempt anything to fail AT. Hard to fail when you don't do anything...

And now he's President. Good setup for an epic fail, isn't it?

Gee. George Bush ran for the house of representatives in 78' - lost.

Created Arbusto Energy - folded and failed.

After all that failure, he somehow had $800,000 to invest in the Texas Rangers (nice when you're family wealth is always lifting you up from our failure).

Failed in Afghanistan.

Failed in Iraq.

Failed our economy.

Failed in New Orleans.

Failed to get ANYTHING out of China during his visit.

Failed with India (mangos for jobs)

Personally, I'll take a decent democrat to a lying republican failure any day. The Republican party is the face of failure - and they fail to recognize that.

Funny...conservatives consi... (Below threshold)

Funny...conservatives consider Jindal "a rising star" because of what he actually gets done and stands for, not how great a speech he delivers.

Trolls consider Obama a rock star because of the way he makes their legs tingle when he gives a speech, despite the way he's shoving the markets that drive our economy into the toilet with his flailing.

I think I'll take Jindal. I think I'd take Jindal even if he was a stuttering, lisping, droning speaker with the dictionary revisionism skills of a George Bush and the elequence of a Barack Obama without a teleprompter.

Falze,Sorry, MOST ... (Below threshold)
Ziffer:

Falze,

Sorry, MOST of the country likes Obama because he tells the country the truth (sure, I know you feel he's this nefarious character who's truly evil and a liar, but that's just your hatred talking).

We're done with Republicans. They've proven useless and their policies have failed. These are facts. If they weren't, the outcomes would be better. (but I'm sure you have excuses for all these things. That's what they'll remain. Excuses).

Sorry. We're in power now and you'll just have to sit in the corner.

Poor, poor Falze. Obviously... (Below threshold)
max:

Poor, poor Falze. Obviously an ODS sufferer, unlike a large majority of the country. Tell you what, Falze. You can have Bobby Jindal. He's all yours. And on the plus side, if you ever find yourself possessed by demons, he can exorcise them for you.

Falze, right on the money. ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Falze, right on the money. The trolls love symbolism over substance. Talk about lies, look at what Ziffer wrote. The trolls are much better liars.

Trolls here, can you explain to be who was responsible for the oversight and appropriations of tax dollars for the last 3 years? If you know, you know the problem. ww

Ziffer -The past i... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Ziffer -

The past is prologue. What we have is Obama - and he'll do what he'll do. His record is, to my opinion, a lot worse than Bush's.

So if you were against Bush for 'failing', then you ought to be against Obama.

But you're not - so have a nice day. May you be right in your estimations of Obama, because if you aren't we're seriously and truely screwed.

JLawson,Your logic... (Below threshold)
Ziffer:

JLawson,

Your logic is laughable. By your measure, YOU ought be against Bush also, correct? Or is there some exception for true believers like yourself.

Really, if you have been against Bush - and you are also against Obama - then it is you who have nothing to add to this conversation.

In reality, Bush's policies have been resounding failures - so, what's the solution? Try the OPPOSITE.

It worked for George Costanza, it'll work for us.

and here's an article that seems right up your alley.

Willie, nobody cares about ... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Willie, nobody cares about the GOP and Jindal did the world a favour by reinforcing the public's dislike for that party. Bunch of bleating whiners who revel in their own ignorance and impotence. Even the conservative panelists at Fox News thought Jindal totally shit the bed. And check out David Brooks' two cents.

Totally shoulda trotted out Michael Steele instead to drop some hip-hop wisdom on the nation! Whuddup America, 1992 up in the hizz-ouse!

Where do these idiots' handlers find their image consultants? Strip malls in the mid-west? The Yellow Pages in Anchorage? More, please!

Wow, so the trolls are troo... (Below threshold)

Wow, so the trolls are troofers, too. Tell us the troof about the 9-11 attacks Prez! Can't wait to frog-march Cheney! blah blah blah. Boring.

MS: I guess Obama's OK with them since he's half-white, but this Jindal guy's just scary - I mean, that kooky name and all! He probably owns a 7-11, too!

Why do all of these enli... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Why do all of these enlightened liberal trolls laugh at pathetic brown people and laughable faux-"citizen-journalists" who happen to be women so much?

Fixed that for you.

Why do all of these... (Below threshold)
Ziffer:

Why do all of these enlightened liberal trolls hate brown people and women so much?

MS: I guess Obama's OK with them since he's half-white, but this Jindal guy's just scary - I mean, that kooky name and all! He probably owns a 7-11, too!

So, I guess this is what happens when impotent republican lemmings can't defend their great leaders. They try to configure some lame attempt at labelling us bigots and divert their failures. Real sad try, and I'm afraid. But, you know, keep trying. It's words not believed by most of the world (thanks to 8 years of failure), but you might as well keep trying.

They try to configure so... (Below threshold)

They try to configure some lame attempt at labelling us bigots and divert their failures.

Hey, we learned from the "best"!

If only Jindal and Palin co... (Below threshold)

If only Jindal and Palin could be "more smarter" and "articulative" like...I don't know...perhaps Joe "You Know The Website Number?" Biden or Barack "57 States" Obamuhhh.

Then we'd be just fine - right, trolls?

Changing the subject, I see... (Below threshold)

Changing the subject, I see. Why are you afraid to tell us why you dislike americans of indian descent? I mean, we just elected a half-black president - surely we've moved beyond race. Just because the vice-president seems to have an issue with indian-americans doesn't mean that you have to, too. I mean, he's clearly OK with blacks, what with him proudly coming from "a slave state" and all...but these indians clogging up the 7-11s and Dunkin' Donuts seem to be a problem. Are they taking over your favorite snack shops, too? Let it out.

When the public finds ou... (Below threshold)
Brian:

When the public finds out the truth behind his policies they will be jamming Capitol Hill phone lines and throwing tea parties all over the country.

Once again, this ever-imminent "when the public finds out the truth". Like during the campaign, you kept waiting for them to find out "the truth" about Obama and Ayers. And "the truth" about Obama's liberal record. "Just wait until the public learns the truth" was all we heard.

Well, guess what? The public learned the truth, and it wasn't what you thought it was.

So keep basing your positions on "just wait until everybody else finally sees what we few already know". That delusion works so well for Republicans, as it has for others.

Stocks fell on Wednesday... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Stocks fell on Wednesday...
How dare they not response positively to The One!

The Dow industrials and S&P 500 turned positive on Wednesday

You were saying?

Falze--Obama didn't win bec... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Falze--Obama didn't win because he's black. Would Sharpton have won? Liberals/Democrats don't care about whether or not Jindal is of Indian heritage. The issue is whether or not he's a terrible rhetorician and politician. On the former: certainly. On the latter: debatable.

We're laughing at him because he's supposedly the best your party has to offer.

I didn't say he won because... (Below threshold)

I didn't say he won because he's half-black, hyperstrawman. Look, you don't like immigrants or their kids. Fine, we get it. *wink wink* democrats don't care that he's indian *nudge nudge* it's just a coincidence that you and biden avoid 7-11s and Dunkin' Donuts. That's all it is, we understand. It's his politics you don't like *wink wink*. Gotcha pal.

Dow: -1.09%Nasdaq: -... (Below threshold)

Dow: -1.09%
Nasdaq: -1.14%
S&P: -1.07%

Yeah...I guess if you stand on your head those are positive.

Logic: -60%Articulat... (Below threshold)
Ziffer:

Logic: -60%
Articulation Capacity: -89%
IQ: 30

Yeah...I guess based on your loopy, ridiculous accusations in your previous post, Falze, there's nothing positive we can pull from you. Try sticking to the subject rather than making false assumptions that you can't back up. Do so, and I'll spot you a few points on the IQ.

Falze, you forget that hype... (Below threshold)

Falze, you forget that hyper is Canadian. Maybe Jindal reminds him too much of those uppity Inuits. It would also explain his hatred of Palin, for marrying someone "tainted" with Inuit blood.

Wow. I hope you can't catch... (Below threshold)
max:

Wow. I hope you can't catch crazy from a blog.

OMG Master Shake, did you j... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

OMG Master Shake, did you just suggest that Indians--as in, people from India, which is what the word means--have some correlation to Inuit people, who are a sub-set of the First Nations' Peoples? (That's the proper way to refer to people whose ancestors most likely originated in what we now refer to as the "Americas".)

I could give a shit who Sarah Palin married. If she married the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan she would still have been a superstitious moron and a joke of a candidate.

I do avoid Dunkin' Donuts and 7/11, Falze, but not for that reason. The former serves disgusting coffee and unhealthy food, and the latter takes business away from entrepreneurs--most of which are Korean, Pakistani, and Indian, in my city.

FYI, race-obsessed wingnuts: your tacit approval of Bobby Jindal does not thereby grant you the right to claim that you have a non-white friend.

Why won't yellow just be me... (Below threshold)

Why won't yellow just be mellow, right, trolls? It's his *wink* politics, that you disagree with. What's with all the immigrant bashing from the left around here, anyway? The Wizbang trolls used to like immigrants - now they're hating on them. Geez.

Justice--that's a shitty th... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Justice--that's a shitty thing to say. Yes, African Americans endured a particularly vicious type of racism for much longer, but Indian Americans and other people of colour in the United States are also at a disadvantage in many parts of the country because of nothing more than prejudice. That's a shameful thing to say.

But Falze, come on--you're not stupid, so stop pretending that you are. Bashing someone who is an immigrant is not immigrant bashing.

No, I'm not stupid, which i... (Below threshold)

No, I'm not stupid, which is why I can laugh at your utter inability to grasp the irony of my comments...or even your own.




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