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.

CyberDisobedience on Substack | @aravosis | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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