Stupid: Letting Your Opponent Define You

On January 24th, 2013, the Republican Party gathered for their winter session inviting Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to give the keynote address. Comments from his address have flooded the internet with every kind of opinion one might expect. The whole spectrum in the rainbow, from the GOP lite to the red-blooded conservative republican, opinions are a dime a dozen right now both for and against. In his speech Gov. Jindal said, "We've got to stop being the stupid party. It's time for a new Republican Party that talks like adults." He added, "We had a number of Republicans damage the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments. I'm here to say we've had enough of that." Damage the Republican brand? Seriously? Through out the past two months, since the day after the election, Republicans have sought to explain, justify or believe that their political foibles are a product of (what their opposition has already concocted for them) gaffes, rejecting minorities and protected...(Read Full Post)