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Bobby Jindal And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Response

February 25th, 2009 by Peter Slutsky

Last night, Gov. Bobby Jindal gave one of the most tepid and embarrassing N(non)SOTU responses these eyes have seen. Not only did he offer no new solutions from a party struggling to find itself after two crushing cycles of defeats that have left them without the House, Senate or White House…he also stumbled on his first big introduction to the American people.

Clearly, the GOP wants a new messenger to deliver an old message and that was evident last night. For example, take this passage from Jindal’s speech:

To solve our current problems, Washington must lead. But the way to lead is not to raise taxes and put more money and power in hands of Washington politicians. The way to lead is by empowering you – the American people. Because we believe that Americans can do anything.

Huh? Empowering you? Who is you? Are ‘you’ one of the 600,000 people who lost their job last month? Are ‘you’ one of the 7.6% of Americans who are out of work? Are ‘you’ able to suck it up and just deal? No, ‘you’ are probably one of the 95% of Americans who will receive a tax cut from the stimulus legislation and ‘you’ are looking to the President and his party to help lift this country out of the ruins of this crushing economic meltdown. These smears on Democrats and false statements from GOP leaders don’t help the GOP move their agenda or their message down the road. They lose credibility because they are tone-deaf. They don’t need a smiley new messenger, they need to re-tool their agenda and present solutions.

I’m not sure how this plays in middle-America, but from where I sit, the speech fell flat. Considering Jindal has already visited Iowa and is expected to seek the GOP nomination in 2012 – this was a failure to launch.

Jason Linkins from the Huffington Post made a perfect comparison and one that I made to my fellow speech watchers during Jindal’s performance. Jason writes:

If it wasn’t such a dead-on comparison it would be catty to say out loud…but there’s no denying it: Bobby Jindal was totally channeling Kenneth The Page from NBC’s 30 Rock tonight. (With maybe a touch of “Moviefone guy.”)

Seriously, it’s uncanny. Close your eyes and see if you can detect any specific difference between Jindal’s opening paragraphs…


…and this special web-extra from 30 Rock, featuring Kenneth.

The Real Rudy

February 28th, 2007 by Peter Slutsky

This man wants the Republican nomination…ehhhhh…

The Washington Post

February 15th, 2007 by Peter Slutsky

is reporting that Governor Tim Kaine (D-VA) will endorse Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-IL) presidential campaign as early as this weekend. Story.

Introducing Candidate Franken

February 14th, 2007 by Peter Slutsky

World, meet the next great Senator from state of Minnesota…Al Franken

Comedian And Radio Show Host

February 14th, 2007 by Peter Slutsky

Al Franken has officially thrown his hat into the 2008 Senate race against sitting Senator Norm Coleman (R) of Minnesota. Check out Al’s new website. Much more on this race to come, including interviews and analysis from the ground in the state of 10,000 lakes!

Obama’s Announcement

February 13th, 2007 by Peter Slutsky

Just in case you missed Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-IL) presidential announcement this past weekend in Springfield, Illinois, here are the YouTube links for your viewing pleasure. The speech is cut up into three parts.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3sHwp_AVWs

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_xPSqhxgyw&NR

Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr2SY2N2kpw

Willard “Mitt” Romney

February 13th, 2007 by Peter Slutsky

The former Governor of Massachusetts has officially announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States of America. Romney was, for the most part a failed Governor, having little accomplishments to point to. He did not seek a second term as Governor, because, well, he would have lost to this guy. Oh yeah, he’s also a liberal Democrat. UPDATE: Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Obama Announcement Video

January 16th, 2007 by Peter Slutsky

Extra: BLAST YOUR SPEAKERS, AMERICA.

The Racist GOP

November 30th, 2006 by Peter Slutsky

These old…washed up…racist GOP hacks should just go away. If this is their new attack…I say…

Bring on Sen. Barack Obama!

MI: Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Debbie Dingell

October 19th, 2006 by Joshua Skaroff

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Governor Jennifer Granholm
Democrat from Michigan

Senator Debbie Stabenow
Democrat from Michigan

Debbie Dingell
Candidate Wayne State Board of Governors and Political Activist

Music by Junkyard Empire and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones.

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