Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bobby Jindal Swings and Misses

After President Obama's speech last night, the Republicans as the loyal opposition gave their rebuttal. They asked Louisiana Govenor Bobby Jindal to give this response, and to be honest I was interested in what he would have to say. Govenor Jindal is seen as an up-and-coming leader of the party, he has put him self out there as an opponent of the stimulus package. I wanted to see what the opposition had to offer. I was not impressed. The Governor called Obama's economic plans "irresponsible" in his response speech, but offered no real evidence of this, and offered nothing new in the way of ideas. His speech was immediately panned as poorly-delivered.

Even the Fox News panelists, who are always the GOPs’ biggest cheer leaders panned the Governor's response:

BRIT HUME: “The speech read a lot better than it sounded. This was not Bobby Jindal’s greatest oratorical moment.”

NINA EASTON: “The delivery was not exactly terrific.”

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: “Jindal didn’t have a chance. He follows Obama, who in making speeches, is in a league of his own. He’s in a Reagan-esque league. … [Jindal] tried the best he could.”

JUAN WILLIAMS: “It came off as amateurish, and even the tempo in which he spoke was sing-songy. He was telling stories that seemed very simplistic and almost childish.”

Still I think Rachel Maddow had the best rebuttal to the Governor's response. Rachel while discussing with Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews expressed her disbelief that the GOP response to President Barack Obama’s address to Congress referenced Hurricane Katrina, and it left her speechless.

Watch it here:

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