Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bobby Jindal: Disasterpiece Theatre in Motion

Here, I'll let you watch him if you like.

Now, this speech bordered on the clownish side. Going beyond Jindals comments about "magnetic levitation" and "volcano monitoring" which I will address in a bit, he simply sounded childish. He talked as though he was reading a book to a childrens class, making sure to put child like emphasis on most of his points. Did he really think he was talking down to children and needed to change his pitch to sound like a story teller? I couldn't understand why he was doing that. Why would you talk to the country like you were talking to a childrens story group?

He mentions a railway with "magnetic levitation". Well, I don't recall anything in the bill besides more railways, and as far as I know, there are no plans for "magnetic levitation". But even if there was, doesn't he realize that buying and putting in high technology goods like high speed rail create hundreds if not thousands of good paying jobs? Unless that train will create it own raw goods, ship them, build its own rails, build itself, operate itself, maintain itself, clean itself, clean its own stations, operate its own stations, and maintain its own stations and the rails, then the project would create hundreds of jobs. And don't forget the shipping.

Volcano monitoring? Having read a good amount of the bill, I don't recall seeing that. But then again, the problem is still that republicans don't know what creates jobs or saves jobs. The places that do volcano monitoring, are ready to law off nearly 100 scientists and engineers. All good paying jobs. A stimulus that saves 100 good paying college educated jobs is a good thing Mr. Jindal. Perhaps he simply doesn't understand how jobs and tax revenue are created.

Before tonight, I had considered Jindal to be a dangerous candidate. One that could seriously run in 2012. But now, he isn't any better than Sara Palin. Whats worse, republicans of the far right are the only ones that don't understand why the dems aren't scared of Palin or Jindal. They go right along and have no clue as to how dumb each of them sounds. And that is why they will lose in 2010 and 2012. They can't do anything about it.

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