Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal called on GOPers to “stop being the stupid party” at a national Republican Party last week. He said some Republicans have damaged the brand with “offensive and bizarre comments” and an “obsession” with the federal budget and government bookkeeping instead of connecting with voters.
Jindal’s tough love didn’t go over well with some – including the American Family Association. Montanans know this group as the folks who helped Denny Rehberg gin up a fake campaign to “save” a cement Big Mountain Jesus statue that the Forrest Service had already committed leave in place.
AFA’s leader Bryan Fischer was none to happy about Jindal’s “stupid party” comments. So he used his regular internet radio broadcast called “Focal Point” to declaim them. The religious right leader said Jindal’s comments only helped confirm the “stupid party” label that Republicans have been branded with. (Oddly, in the same broadcast he declared that he is proud to called “Rush Limbaugh on bath salts.”)
Fischer said the GOP is most definitely not the “stupid party”:
“conservative ideas are not stupid; they are wise, they work, they are strategic, every one of them; conservatism works every single solitary time it is tried, we don’t have to apologize for a single solitary conservative idea.”
Fischer specifically defended Todd Akin’s infamous “legitimate rape” remark saying Akin was “completely accurate about that,” thus demonstrating that “our ideas are not stupid and the people who advocate them are not stupid.” Here’s the video, courtesy of People for the American Way: