Trump: Jindal “stupid” for saying GOP needs to “stop being the stupid party”

Birther Donald Trump called GOP Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) “stupid” today for urging the Republican party to “stop being the stupid party.”

Jindal’s warning, last Thursday, was anything but stupid.  But of course, Trump correctly surmised that the extremist buffoons Jindal was warning against were the Trumps of the party.

Jindal went after the GOP’s recent fetish with austerity in times of weak economic growth:

“We must not become the party of austerity. We must become the party of growth,” Jindal said.

Jindal also hit Republican candidate for their recent string of wacky comments, particularly about abortion, during last falls congressional elections, comments that doomed a number of GOP candidates:

“We had a number of Republicans damage the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments,” Jindal said.

The Louisiana governor also warned that Republicans were too associated with “big business, big banks, big Wall Street bailouts, big corporate loopholes.”

“We must not be the party that simply protects the well-off so they can keep their toys,” Jindal said. “We have to be the party that shows all Americans how they can thrive.”

Trump was livid:

“He was stupid for using that term,” Trump told “Fox and Friends.” “Because that term is so obnoxious, and so good for the other side, he should not have used that term. That term is going to be living now for a long time, and they’re going to have his face on television using it.”

Well, sure, except what the GOP is really going to have face on TV is defending “legitimate rape,” “God wants women to have rape babies,” and “women’s bodies have a way of shutting down pregnancies from rape.”  And then there’s the post-election Republican winner in New Mexico who wanted to pass legislation making it a crime for a woman to abort a pregnancy that resulted from rape because it would be “tampering with evidence of a crime.”

Now that’s stupid.

Speaking of stupid, let me remind you of Trump’s comments on Twitter right when Obama won the election this time around:

Donald Trump's election night tweets

Yeah, nothing stupid there.

Also nothing stupid at all about Donald Trump’s incessant birtherism – Trump is obsessed with the notion that President Obama was born in either Indonesia or Africa:

Here’s Trump on Fox & Friends – the morning show that wrote the book on stupid – ranting about President Obama’s birth certificate, with the cast of Fox & Friends agreeing with Trump all around.  (More about Jindal after the video, below.)

Finally, while I’m glad that Jindal has finally seen the light, he’s not exactly immune to “the stupid” either. Remember the time Jindal defended Rush Limbaugh’s looniness? Or the time Jindal called for a day of prayer to combat the BP Gulf oil spill, but didn’t call up the National Guard?  Or the time Jindal criticized federal volcano monitoring efforts right before a volcano went off?  Or the time Jindal refused federal unemployment aid because it was in the stimulus bill, and all Republican drones have to pretend that the stimulus didn’t work?

And let’s not forget my favorite: the time Jindal himself has embraced birtherism:

Gov. Bobby Jindal would sign a bill requiring presidential candidates to provide a copy of their birth certificate to qualify for the Louisiana ballot if it reaches his desk, a spokesman said Monday.

Trump and Jindal have far more in common than either realizes.   Each is emblematic of the extremist wing that has taken over the Republican party.


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  • Ninong

    Taggert could regale us with tales of his service to his country while serving in his father’s losing presidential campaign. Remember when a reporter asked Mittens why none of his five sons ever considered serving in the military and Mitt’s response was that his sons were serving their country by working in his campaign for president.

    Mitt himself did a 30-month tour of duty in France trying to talk Frenchmen into giving up wine, cigarettes and coffee, as well as 10% of their income. It was brutal combat and the conditions were miserable. They had only a single “houseboy who prepared two meals a day.”

  • Ninong

    Remember when Bobby Jindal was chosen to give the official Republican response to President Obama’s address to Congress in February 2009? Talk about a goofy speech! He talked about “wasteful spending” in the proposed stimulus bill and, among other things, knocked the $140 million for “something called volcano monitoring.” WTF! Is Jindal really that dumb!

    A couple of weeks after Jindal made that ridiculous comment lives were saved in Alaska thanks to volcano monitoring! What if someone from Alaska were to knock spending $140 million dollars on “something called hurricane monitoring?”

    Jindal also knocked spending money on high speed rail projects. Quelle surprise! Louisiana applied for stimulus money to build a high-speed rail line between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Time for a shower.

  • http://fighttherightwingnuts.blogspot.com/ mike31c

    Donald is right. Jindal should of said “Repukes needs to stop being the ignorant/dumbass party.”

  • http://twitter.com/abynorml Joanne Robrahn

    I know–it doesn’t go over well when any GOPer speaks the truth.

  • tsuki

    The Stupid is getting ready to sue Bill Maher. Maybe he can add Jindal to the suit.

  • pappyvet

    I wouldn’t trust either of these guys ,and the correct statement should have been “We can no longer BE the party of stupid.”

    ”What better way to head off more oil drilling, nuclear plants, than by blowing up a rig? I’m just noting the timing, here.”—Rush Limbaugh

    Ann Coulter: ”You will find liberals always rooting for savages against civilization.”

    Bill O’Reilly: ”They didn’t root for the Nazis against civilization.”

    Coulter: ”Oh yes they did. … It was only when Hitler invaded their precious Soviet Union that at the last minute they came in and suddenly started saying, ‘Oh no, now you have to fight Hitler.”’

    —’The O’Reilly Factor,’ May 7, 2010

    ”She’s a f**king raghead. We got a raghead in Washington; we don’t need one in South Carolina. She’s a raghead that’s ashamed of her religion trying to hide it behind being Methodist for political reasons.” —South Carolina State Sen. Jake Knotts (R), claiming that his Republican rival in the South Carolina governor’s race, Nikki Haley, has been set up by a network of Sikhs and was programmed to run for governor by outside influences in foreign countries.

    ”Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.”
    —Rep. Michelle Bachmann, April, 2009

    “We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to
    Christianity.”Ann Coulter

    “As with Cindy Sheehan the best thing that could happen to you
    would be seeing some WONDERFUL activist sticking an AK-47 up your Glory Holes
    and sending you into eternity.”Sock” Sokolowski, to Stephanie
    Miller:

    Is it any wonder that gullible people who are already prone to selfish hatred are building survival shelters in their backyards?

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  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Make that Donald Dump.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Bring it on. This should be fun. Let’s start with accounts in the Cayman Islands.

  • Naja pallida

    Yeah, but even farts can be relieving. What’s Trump got going for us?

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Comb over my house Donald.

  • Guest

    What’s his claim? That he’s the architect of the loss of an all-time loser?

  • Dave of the Jungle

    Donald was stupid, when stupid wasn’t cool.

  • BlueIdaho

    The spring edition of Celebrity Apprentice must be starting soon.

  • nicho

    OT — Tagg Romney considering running for Kerry’s seat

    http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/02/boston_herald_reports_tagg_rom.html#incart_special-report#incart_m-rpt-2

    Let the dynasty continue.

  • drdick52

    Well, Trump is certainly an expert on stupid. Of course he is pointing at the wrong target here, as he does everytime his gazes drifts from the mirror.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Coleman/100001217693049 Thomas Coleman

    Ricky Bobby Jindal’s occasional lucid intervals here are a reflection of Louisiana’s populist political tradition. As for Trump’s claim that Jindal’s use of the word stupid is stupid, I’m once again reminded of what a former secretary of mine told me about a favored question by a former employer of her’s, David Geffen: “What are you . . stupid?”

  • devlzadvocate

    We no longer have any need for the GOP at the national level. They have proven themselves to be useless by saying “No” and offering nothing but inane criticisms and comments for so long. Leave them to their petty, self-serving arguments. We can tackle the larger issues quite capably, thank you.

  • nicho

    Donald Trump — a fart in a windstorm.

  • Naja pallida

    Donald Trump proves Bobby Jindal’s point… but there is no way Bobby Jindal is the one to lead, or even help lead, the GOP out of the wilderness of stupid they have mired themselves in. He is part of the problem, even if he has enough sense to recognize there is a problem.

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