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Bobby Jindal’s Speech Renders Rachel Maddow Speechless

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Posted on Feb 26, 2009

If you didn’t catch it already, take a look at MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow’s reaction to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s disastrous speech Tuesday night. This is what is known as good television.


First, here’s her immediate reaction after Jindal concluded his speech:

And here’s what she had to say once she had pulled it together a little on her own show:


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By Deji, March 1, 2009 at 8:27 pm Link to this comment
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Jindal is not a moron. He just thinks he has to act like one. He is an Indian-American from a very elite family. He is exaagerating how folksy and AmURRican he is in order to be down with his party, which contains numbers of anti-brown, anti-education, ah, folks. While Palin is a genuine know-nothing, Bush could pull off the neat trick of coming from the top economic layer of society but sounding like a good ole boy who could dis those obnoxious smart, capable people. As we can see, this worked really well for a while.

Jindal, being second-generation immigrant, is just the tiniest bit tone-deaf. He is not quite deft enough to pull off Bush’s perfect balancing act of using and building up upper-class privilege while simultaneously stoking the class resentments of the have-nots against the haves. Actually, I would have to say that most tenth-generation Americans couldn’t pull THAT off either. You really need to be a world-class actor and hypocrite to do it.

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By Big B, February 27, 2009 at 2:06 pm Link to this comment

This Jindal guy could not possibly be as stupid as he lets on. After all, he was smart enough to win the governorship of the backward, poverty ridden, ignorant, podunk state of Louisiana right after a natural disaster layed waste to what was left of it.

I take it back, this guy is a moron.

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By DerekTheDreaded, February 27, 2009 at 2:02 pm Link to this comment

So, Grumpy, we should stick our heads in the sand and refuse to allow all opinionated input? Every source that you get information from will have some form of bias. It’s important to get many perspectives when formulating your opinion. I believe political analysts and talk show hosts and political radio behemoths and sites (like truthdig) are very important to the American people.

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By mmadden, February 27, 2009 at 5:11 am Link to this comment

And Maddow isn’t a drug addict like Limbaugh is. So she may have clearer thoughts than he does.

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By Flora Morris Brown, Ph.D., February 27, 2009 at 12:21 am Link to this comment
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Rachel’s comment that the three faces of the Republican party lack substance is on target. When I listened to Palin, Steele and now Jindal, I’m amazed that what they say is so out of touch and off base. And yet, there are people who concur with them. Ask Joe, the Plumber. He just said today that he would favor having Palin as a Presidential candidate in 2012. Gah!

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By pinko, February 26, 2009 at 7:18 pm Link to this comment

Well, I give a damn, because Maddow is the antithesis of Limbaugh.  She’s intelligent and not evil.

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By grumpynykr, February 26, 2009 at 6:18 pm Link to this comment
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Who gives a damn what Rachel Maddow and the rest of the punditry thinks?!  Americans do not need these jeerks to filter what’s being done to them.  Save some brain cells and turn off the TV, radio, etc.

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