My governor, Piyush “Bobby” Jindal, is one of many Republicans running for the party’s presidential nomination in 2016. With so many candidates in the race, anything he could do to get an edge on the competition would have been a welcome to his campaign, which is currently sitting in the low single digits in the polls.
Apparently someone on his campaign staff thought it was a good idea to do a Q&A session on Twitter in order to connect with more potential voters, especially since it doesn’t look like he’s going to be getting much in the way of funding from GOP sugar daddy donors like the Koch brothers or Sheldon Adelson. Currently, the Jindal 2016 campaign has been courting Duck Dynasty fans and far-right religious voters like the Duggars and the evangelical Christian homeschooling movement.
“No one has worked harder than Bobby Jindal for the support of evangelical Christians. He even invented an award just so he could give it to Willie Robertson; and, in exchange, he became the subject of an entire episode of “Duck Dynasty.” He organized a prayer rally on the campus of LSU, which was officially hosted by the American Family Association, a noted anti-gay hate group. He traded in his khakis and buttoned-up polos for belt buckles and cowboy boots. So far this year, he has already tweeted two different photos of himself holding a gun; his Christmas card was of him and his family, dressed in camouflage, posing in a golf cart on the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion as if they were somehow on a hunting expedition. On the increasingly rare Sunday mornings that he spends in state, he is usually in the backseat of his helicopter, shuffling between church services in North and Central Louisiana.” (Source)
Bobby Jindal can’t secure the Republican nomination solely on the support of 15 passenger van driving, gay hating evangelical Christians. Even many Republicans in Louisiana can’t stand the guy considering how badly he’s tarnished their brand by running the state into the ground while he’s spent the last two years crisscrossing the globe trying to drum up support for his eventual 2016 run. This is why someone made the suggestion that he should hop on Twitter, use the hashtag #AskBobby, and climb higher in the Fox News polls where he currently sits at the bottom. Except that’s not how it worked out, at all. In fact, it was an unmitigated disaster and from all around the country, people turned the #AskBobby hashtag into one of the most brutal, unbridled roastings Twitter has ever seen.
Here are just a few of the remarks that reminded America why Bobby Jindal is one of the most hated governors in the country.
Did you get the idea for your portrait from all the white portraits of Jesus? #AskBobby – @rsoulela
Has Piyush been relegated to the status of an imaginary friend? And did you exorcise him?#AskBobby – @DaAwesumPossum
If you’re “fiscally conservative” why does our state have a huge deficit and why are you cutting education & mental health to pay it #AskBobby – @TheWickerMan504
I’m going to venture a guess and say the person who came up with the idea of doing a Twitter Q&A is sitting with all of their luggage at the Des Moines, Iowa airport right now, waiting on a flight back to Louisiana. I can’t wait until the next Republican hopeful tries the same thing – this was too much fun not to do again.
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