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Grand Old 'Stupid Party' Unlikely to Smarten Up Anytime Soon

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's prescription for the GOP is unlikely to succeed. Stupid is stubborn; it likes to stick around.

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The change of topic has to be a welcome reprieve for a governor who's been hammered recently — at least in Louisiana — with negative attention about slashing health care programs for those on their death beds, abused women, children with behavioral problems and the poor who depend on the LSU-run hospitals for health care.

Yet speaking to the RNC, Jindal acted as if none of this had happened, even though these measures were taken only days before his speech.

“We must not simply be the party of the well-off so that they can keep their toys,” Jindal said. “We’ve got to be the party that shows all Americans how they can thrive.”

Good luck with that.

Adele M. Stan is a journalist based in Washington, D.C., who specializes in covering the intersection of religion and politics. She is RH Reality Check's senior Washington correspondent.

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