February 25, 2009, - 1:31 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I’m not surprised to hear liberals trashing Bobby Jindal’s speech last night in response to the Obama speech. That was predictable.
But I am surprised to hear the Republican–some of it conservative–trashing of Jindal. Jindal is a brilliant, articulate conservative, and the guy I most like out of those being talked about as possible Republican nominees for President in 2012.
Since I was in the middle of re-arranging furniture, I listened to the speech on the radio, and I thought it was just fine. Because I listened to, rather than watched it, I think I heard it more than those who saw it on TV, and I liked it. It wasn’t a spectacular speech, but it had its moments.
I liked how Jindal asked if we really want the same federal government that “helped” during Hurricane Katrina to help us now. He gave a great example of how the feds got in the way of a Democrat official in Louisiana, a sheriff, who was sending out boats to rescue people (because the boats didn’t have certificates of insurance).
There was nothing wrong or objectionable with the Jindal speech, and it had some uplifting stories, such as the personal story of his parents and the doctor who allowed his father to pay him back in installments for delivering Jindal when he was born. That’s the kind of doctor my Dad was. But try finding a doctor to do that today and a patient who actually makes the payments.
Like I say, the liberal trashing of Jindal is predictable. He matches Barack Obama in every category and exceeds him, and they don’t like that.
But there are rumors that much of the conservative trashing of Jindal has been spurred by the jealous Team SarahMessiah freaks, who rightly see Jindal as a huge threat to Sarah Palin’s chances to get the Republican nomination in 2009.
Where Palin has repeatedly displayed her ignorance, Jindal consistently displays brilliance. She’s a religious Christian, but so is he minus the housing and encouragement of Baby-Mama-dom in his children. He’s an effective Governor who never–previously in his career–taxed his citizens for a multi-million dollar sports center boondoggle. Oh, and he’s never vocally supported Title IX and other non-conservative big government discrimination programs. I bet Bobby Jindal can tell us which newspapers and magazines he reads–or at least be able to lie and name a few when asked. I think he knows what the right to privacy is–and that it’s a made up corollary to the Constitution invented to justify nationally sanctioned abortion. And I’d even put money on the theory that Bobby Jindal can name some Supreme Court decisions other than Roe v. Wade with which he disagrees. He’s a Rhodes Scholar, and she went to six different colleges in six years and barely graduated with a degree in journalism (the universal degree of dummies and athletes). Yes, the contrast is stark.
In short, Bobby Jindal’s the real conservative, whereas Sarah Palin is the pretend conservative whose blind ambition far exceeds her basic knowledge of conservative principles, let alone commitment to them. And he can actually articulate this clearly. Moreover, despite his minority status (in case you didn’t know, he’s of Indian descent), Bobby Jindahl’s success has little to do with that, unlike someone else who was picked and has arisen merely because of her internal plumbing and little else.
It was an insult to Jindal, last night, when I heard ABC News’ Aaron Katursky say on ABC Radio that the Republicans picked Jindal to deliver the Republican response because they want a minority and because, as Katursky claimed, “Republicans now realize that White men are in the minority.”
Bobby Jindal’s the real deal. And that’s why we hear so much trashing of Jindal today in the news.
There are two people who should and very much are afraid of him–and are: Team Obamessiah and Team Sarahmessiah.
And that simply adds to his luster.
(Oh, and please Team Sarahmessiah members, don’t send me the vile, hatemail–much of it blatantly anti-Semitic–which you sent the last time I exposed your heroine as an empty skirtsuit. Don’t tell me–as you did–that I’m committing a “Holocaust” on Sarah Palin. Sorry, but my great-uncles and -aunts cooking in ovens ain’t the same as me writing a little realism about Sarahmessiah. And don’t–as an Arab supporter of Sarahmessiah did–send me e-mails attacking Jewish settlers in Israel as terrorists and praising Muslim imams. Or telling me that Track and Van Palin are more normal names than Debbie–a shortened version of a Biblical name–which you claim is a “dumb name” and a “fat girl’s name,” among other dumb comments I received from you about my name.)