Well, Bobby Jindal succeeds, yet again, in making an idiot of himself. He apparently decided that he should tell President Obama what the President should and shouldn’t say during his visit to New Orleans. An article on Think Progress discusses Jindal’s fear that actual facts and science might be discussed in Louisiana this week.
“While you and others may be of the opinion that we can legislate away hurricanes with higher taxes, business regulations and EPA power grabs, that is not a view shared by many Louisianans. I would ask you to respect this important time of remembrance by not inserting the divisive political agenda of liberal environmental activism.”
Again with the hyperbole in fealty to the Koch’s coal lobby. Only a moron like Bobby would imagine that hurricanes can be legislated away. What can be legislated is the reduction of harm we are doing to our tiny planet (the only one we have). That we can and should do, but of course, not if one is a Teapublican trying to out-idiot the rest of the Republican field.
Jindal said in 2014 that though he does think humans play a role in climate change, “the real question is how much.” This goes back to that old tactic, used most often in the gun regulation debate, that there is no one thing that will solve all the problems. Of course not, but that shouldn’t mean we don’t start somewhere to lessen risk, if we can’t eliminate it completely.
But, thanks to dumbing-down of America by Faux News and the Republican Party, people fall for it.