Bobby Jindal delivered the GOP’s response to President Obama’s speech in the most condescending tone possible.  I was insulted not because I am a democrat, but because I am an American adult!  Others have already said that he was channeling Kenneth the Page from NBC’s 30 Rock.   Honestly, it would have been better if the GOP had simply outsourced the speech to an Indian call center instead.  At least the people in those call centers talk to us like adults! At least the speech would have ended with “Thank you for calling AT&T customer care.”

And where was the reasoning and logic?  He was saying that the government’s lack of a proper response for Katrina is proof that there should be less government.  Huh!?  That doesn’t even make sense.  If he had said that Katrina was proof that people need government during disastrous times then I would agree.  Or that there were mistakes made in the Katrina response and government should learn its lesson from the disaster, then maybe. But my absolute favorite part of the speech nursery rhyme was when he said that Republicans had given the American public good reason to not be trusted, but you know, trust us please!

Also, Jindal clearly did not read Obama’s speech before writing his “response” since he was saying essentially the same message.  Except Jindal chose to sound like a condescending douche.  Better than Palin?  Yes.  Awesome?  Not even close.  Chris Matthews on MSNBC summed it up perfectly before the beginning of the speech.  His mic was still on the air when he blurted out his preemptive annoyance with the speech, “Oh God!”  Indeed.


  1. The new face of the Republican Party?

    I think we can be sure that Obama will get a 3rd term now.


    #1 by sixteenXnine — February 25, 2009 @ 5:56 am

  2. Yes, I also truly felt Kenneth was speaking but had just watched a 30 rock online episode and thought I was just reacting to that? Thank you!

    #2 by jules — February 25, 2009 @ 12:25 pm

  3. OMG…Jindal is douche to the 10th power! He came walking out with this cantor that looked like an absolute dunce…swaying back and forth like a drunk simian…what sort of comical fuckery was that ???!!!!!!!!!
    GOP=Good Ol’ Pathetic party! Jindal,Steele and Keyes = The 3 stooges of the new millennium! I got an idea, Jindal should teach the outsourced help desk Indians and Pakies to speak english that people can understand.

    #3 by OMG — February 25, 2009 @ 4:18 pm

  4. i concur. it sounded like he was talking to a kindergarten class. “distant land!?” everyone whose job was outsourced knows where India is.

    #4 by deka — February 26, 2009 @ 8:15 pm

  5. That the public needs ‘less government’ is just odd. And it’s sad how a disaster like Katrina continues to give politicians rhetoric capital to sling at each other.

    #5 by Karen Cayamanda — September 16, 2010 @ 6:22 pm

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