In his keynote address last week at Ralph Reed‘s Faith and Freedom Coalition convention in Washington, D.C., Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal exclaimed that the “people are ready for a hostile takeover of Washington, D.C., to preserve the American Dream for our children and grandchildren.”
A few short years ago raising sane and thoughtful questions about President Barack Obama’s predecessor was “treasonous.” Today we have Jindal declaring that Obama is the “most radically, extremely liberal, ideological president of our entire lifetime.”
I don’t know where to begin. First off, I think we can agree that Jindal and conservativism generally is off the rails. These people are nuts and borderline dangerous crazy. Frankly, it is frightening, and I don’t say that lightly. Whether it is stupidity or corruption or just plain bad people, it matters little. The direction the right is pulling some parts of our society is plain wrong. Show us something — ANYTHING! — that a conservative can point to as a productive policy accomplishment. ANYTHING! I am begging…please…Just one damn thing. JUST ONE!
Maybe conservatives are plain simple stupid. Jindal’s characterization of Obama as the “most radically, extremely liberal” blah, blah, blah indeed is stupid talk. Obama is barely a step to the left of pre-Reagan Republicans. In fact, other than respecting the role and responsibilities of government, Obama isn’t that much more crazy than Reagan himself!
What the hell is wrong with these people?
And to you, Bobby Jindal, do you know what? Pish posh. I am indeed sick of your party’s obsession with its radical, ideological bastardization of the Christian religion. Pushing that crap into the public discourse is disgraceful, if not sinful. You’re about as Christlike as Pontius Pilate, butchering your god for your political and personal gains. Shame on you!
So go ahead, in the name of religion — so-called Christian religion at that! — start calling for hostile revolution in your nation’s capital. Defend your patriotic bona fides on that battle cry and see where it gets you.
In the meantime, I think it is time the Secret Service pays you a visit.
(As an aside here, it is interesting that Politico decided NOT to quote and discuss the “hostile takeover” line in their coverage of this speech.)