Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Thursday, April 23, 2015

What Is Kenneth The Page Thinking

After the "Don't Got To Serve No Homos" bills in Indiana and Arkansas went down in flames - glorious, fabulous flames - it seemed that the lesson was clear: Bigotry won't play in 2016 the way it did in 2004.

Well, here comes Boy Governor Bobby Jindal to support another version of tacitly legalized discrimination.  And, unsurprisingly, Jindal is catching hell.  This is exactly the sort of nonsense that reasonable Republicans want to go away.  The more the GOP is seen as peering into people's bedrooms, the less votes they are going to win with people under the age of 60.

And, let's be clear.  Louisiana ain't Indiana or Arkansas.  Louisiana has themselves some gays.  New Orleans has a large and vibrant gay community, but one that isn't historically very political.  Stirring up THAT particular hornet's nest seems a stupid move for the governor of Louisiana.  But I guess Jindal knows he's never going to get re-elected anyway, what with his state's budget collapsing as fast as his approval ratings.

Why not go all in as the GOP candidate for seething bigotry religious values?

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