Paul Krugman, on Bobby Jindal’s idiotic critique of keeping Americans safe from disasters, and what it says about the contemporary Republican Party:
Basically, the political philosophy of the GOP right now seems to consist of snickering at stuff that they think sounds funny. The party of ideas has become the party of Beavis and Butthead.
Given the DC press loves to snicker at the same sort of stuff, this might still get a fair bit of media play for them. But of course, the American people don’t by this bunk. They want Republicans to be bipartisan and work with Obama to achieve his agenda. And they want Obam to stand by his campaign promises.
So I’d say to the Republicans, by all means consider snickering. Just don’t spend much time evaluating how it’s received by the voting public, especially after consecutive sea-change elections that brought huge Democratic majorities to both chambers of Congress and a Democrat to the White House.