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GOP: To stop being ‘stupid party’ is an admirable goal

Letter by Carol A. Dedrick, Tacoma on Jan. 28, 2013 at 6:03 pm with No Comments »
January 28, 2013 6:04 pm

I’m not quite sure what to think of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent speech. On one hand, I loved the part that said the Republicans “must stop being the stupid party.” Unfortunately, the rest of the speech indicated that he, too, was in need of some educating.

For example, Jindal’s America:

• Relegates women to the lowest form of human life – following men and the unborn. Denying women the right to make their own medical decisions is the worst form of tyranny.

• Shoves gay people back into the closet by denying them the right to marry whom they choose.

That’s just for starters. Perhaps the speech was written long ago and he didn’t want to change it, but given that two major indices were closing in on all-time highs the same week he was bashing government economic policies rendered his comments uninformed at best.

To stop being the stupid party is an admirable goal. I hope the Republicans keep trying.

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