Following election loses Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal seems to recognize that his Republican Party has a simple problem. So the Governor called for an end to “dumbed down conservatism” which he claims is responsible for trouble at the polls and is damaging the Republican brand.
Said Jindal, “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.”
Well, US Congressman from Texas Louie Gohmert may require more than one memo or some other form of intervention to stop the stupid. This past Wednesday Rep. Gohmert nominated Newt Gingrich for the position of speaker of the house during party leadership votes.
"You don't have to be a member of the body to be speaker," Gohmert, of Texas, told the caucus during the closed-door meeting, according to a source inside the room.
It isn’t clear from reports if this is true or not but Gohmert’s effort on behalf of former Speaker Gingrich, who resigned from the House under a cloud more than dozen years ago was not seconded by any fellow Republicans. Speaker Boehner, who was uncharacteristically not moved to tears, remarked “Louie, I love you too” after winning the vote.
Maybe the stupid is baked into the cake.