Republican governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, bemoaning the fate of the Republican Party, uttered the following (boldface mine):
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday called on Republicans to “stop being the stupid party” and make a concerted effort to reach a broader swath of voters with an inclusive economic message that pre-empts efforts to caricature the GOP as the party of the rich.
…“It is no secret we had a number of Republicans damage our brand this year with offensive, bizarre comments — enough of that,” Jindal said. “It’s not going to be the last time anyone says something stupid within our party, but it can’t be tolerated within our party. We’ve also had enough of this dumbed-down conservatism. We need to stop being simplistic, we need to trust the intelligence of the American people and we need to stop insulting the intelligence of the voters.”
Calling on the GOP to be “the party of ideas, details and intelligent solutions,” the Louisianan urged the party to “stop reducing everything to mindless slogans, tag lines, 30-second ads that all begin to sound the same. “
Stop being the stupid party?
I assume that means Jindal will stop supporting creationism?
Ditto for demonic possession?
Something to note, in case you don’t follow the links: Jindal and I graduated from Brown with biology degrees in the same year. There is no way that he was not exposed to the overwhelming evidence for evolution. This is the department in which Kenneth Miller, a staunch and public defender of evolution, taught part of the introduction to biology course. In opposing basic scientific fact, Jindal is either being willfully ignorant or highly cynical.
Which is the Republican Party’s problem to a T.