I didn't get to see much of President Obama's--I'm with Joy at BabbleOn in that I love writing that and saying it aloud--speech last night.....and I missed all of Bobby Jindal's response....which is to say that I didn't miss much.
President Obama spoke to us like adults with a problem on our hands and some ideas to solve said problems; he took some of us to task for the way we've done things. Yeah, he was talkin' to you, Wall Street Fat Cats....
I intend to hold these banks fully accountable for the assistance they receive, and this time, they will have to clearly demonstrate how taxpayer dollars result in more lending for the American taxpayer. This time, CEOs won't be able to use taxpayer money to pad their paychecks or buy fancy drapes or disappear on a private jet. Those days are over.
And he was talking to you, too, you people who overextended yourself buying houses you couldn't afford, with money you didn't have. President Obama gave the tough talk that we haven't heard from a president in a long while; the last guy.....what Was his name?....could barely put together a sentence without string and tape.
Obama admonished those kids who dropped out of school and the parents who let them. He talked tough but these are tough times.
And then Bobby Jindal, the Great Repugnant Hope, spoke.....or told a story. I felt like I was being read a fairytale by a kindly uncle, who wasn't all there, and didn't really know what the story was about.
This is what you're hanging your hopes on Repugnants?
It was bad enough when you were all goosestepping behind Sarah Palin.....it was bad enough when you put Michael Steele--who has the nasty habit of saying different things to different people at the different time--into the head seat at the RNC. Now you give us Bobby Jindal, who, even members of your own party felt had bungled the RepugResponse.
Some of his own party called him 'amateurish,' and they were bing kind.
This is the same Bobby Jindal, who as Governor of Louisiana, will not allow unemployment benefits in his state to continue under the new stimulus package.
Bobby Jindal is flippin'the bird at ya'll Louisiana.
So we have a couple of choices.
Go with the President who talks of tough times and tough choices, not just for the bands, or for Wall Street, but for all of us. He has plans for energy, for health care, for education, all the things that We The People say we want fixed/changed.
Or go with Bobby Jindal and listen to a good story that will never have a happy ending.