Louisiana's Indian-American Governor Piyush Jindal, who fancied himself of being the Bobby Brady, the youngest of the three brothers in the highly popular US family sitcom 'The Brady Bunch' that ran between 1969 and 1974, so much so that he actually dropped 'Piyush' from his name and changed it to 'Bobby' to fit in the contemporary American culture, fired salvo at US President Barack Obama.
Why you say? Because Obama had the nerve to raise the crazy gun issue while expressing his grief for the nine African-American people who were mercilessly gunned down in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on the night of June 17 by a 21-year old gun nut and racist Dylann Storm Roof.
Jindal, who has denounced his Indian heritage on multiple occasion ("Call me American as I don't like to be called Indian-American") while also changing his religion from Hinduism to Christianity to win the love of the confederates without whose support he wouldn't be where he is today in a state like Louisiana, called Obama's statement 'shameful' for making a tragedy like the one in Charleston into a political fight with the gun-loving Republicans.
"Now is the time for mourning and for healing but let's be clear; at some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries," said Obama.
For any sane person, what Obama said was perfectly reasonable given the number of such massacres each year in the USA (See Sandy Hook). But not to the real gun loons backed by the biggest gun lobby in the world National Rifle Association who still believe Civil War is still going on and the Yankees were about to surrender to the confederate flag that still flies over the South Carolina Capitol.
"I think it was completely shameful," Jindal, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, told Fox News. "Within 24 hours we've got the president trying to score cheap political points."
The Presidential hopeful, who is yet to throw his towel in the already bulging clown car of other Republican presidential candidates despite having zero chance of even making it to the primary debates, said Obama's "job as commander-in-chief is to help the country begin the healing process".
"Now is the time to be hugging these families, now is the time to be praying for these families, now is the time to be coming together," Jindal, ignoring all the mass murders caused by the gun nuts, said adding the President should be unifying the country, not dividing it. http://bit.ly/1JahZfN
"For whatever reason he always tries to divide us," Jindal, echoing the sentiments of nearly all Republicans, said. "Today was not the moment. This was not the time."
It's never time for talking about the stupid gun laws in the US, right Bobby? After all, what is more important – your completely outdated Second Amendment or the lives of the innocent people?
Keep trying though Mr. Piyush 'Bobby' Jindal; the party of old, white men needs people like you and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to claim vast racial and ethnic diversity in the party. It'd be, however, nice to remember how many times Obama had to deliver pretty much the same speech after each such mass killing. It gets old after a while, Bobby.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS