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Tom Toles
Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 06/20/2013

There’s a word for this!

Just when you thought you were out of the rabbit hole of curiouser and curiouser American Policy Debate, through the looking glass we go again, complete this time with flying shards and seven years of bad luck.

Bobby Jindal (and I have to say that when I was typing his name I actually by mistake typed two o’s and one b before I forced myself to go back and ‘correct’ that) has piped up again, trying his best to prove himself right and wrong simultaneously. He is remembered fondly and unfondly for having said after the 2012 election that the GOP needed to stop being the ‘stupid party.’ Of course, thereupon the GOP was faced with the enduring query, “Have you stopped being the stupid party yet?” A trick question, sure, but the answer is still: No, not yet!

Take it away Bobby! (in a recent piece he penned for Politico)

“Because the left wants: The government to explode; to pay everyone; to hire everyone; they believe that money grows on trees; the earth is flat; the industrial age, factory-style government is a cool new thing; debts don’t have to be repaid; people of faith are ignorant and uneducated; unborn babies don’t matter; pornography is fine; traditional marriage is discriminatory; 32 oz. sodas are evil; red meat should be rationed; rich people are evil unless they are from Hollywood or are liberal Democrats; the Israelis are unreasonable; trans-fat must be stopped; kids trapped in failing schools should be patient; wild weather is a new thing; moral standards are passé; government run health care is high quality; the IRS should violate our constitutional rights; reporters should be spied on; Benghazi was handled well; the Second Amendment is outdated; and the First one has some problems too.”

Now you have my permission to argue that somewhere or other in there may be a particle next to a crumb beside a scintilla in proximity to a grain of truth in at least one word or two of what he wrote. Maybe. But this question answers itself: was this the GOP being the intelligent party now?

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