Remember Bobby Jindal? You know, the Republican Governor of Louisiana who recently announced that he’s running for President of the United States. Yeah, he’s the guy who chastised his party for being the “stupid party.” He’s also the man who buddied up the Duck Dynasty dudes, even after the rest of the America brushed them off. Well, on Tuesday, in an effort to snag questions from voters and constituents for a town hall Q&A, his SuperPAC Believe Again decided to have them take to Twitter and pose a question to Jindal using the hashtag #AskBobby.
Have questions for Bobby Jindal? Tweet us with #AskBobby and he might answer it at our town hall event tonight.
— Believe Again (@BelieveAgainGOP) June 30, 2015
— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) June 30, 2015
Well, I think you see where this is going. You would think that someone at Believe Again or Jindal’s camp would realize what a dumb fucking decision this is and that #AskBobby would become a trending item on Twitter for all the wrong reasons. However, it appears that no one close to Bobby intervened, and the hashtag was quickly hijacked. (Yes, we all know PACs can’t “interact” with candidates, but come on now!)
Not sure if Jindal were able to get any serious questions out of the traffic jam of trollery that resulted. Just digging through the responses, it appears that a number of liberals, Democrats and people who just want to fuck with Bobby inundated the feed with digs at the unpopular Governor. Whether it was making fun of his belief in Creationism, or his anti-gay rhetoric, or his general lack of popularity among Republicans and Louisiana residents, there was a lot to take in Tuesday while perusing the responses.
Below are some of the best ones:
You said the GOP shouldn’t be the stupid party. When do you plan to start that? #AskBobby
— Lenny (@DimeStoreNinja) June 30, 2015
Many have responded to the news of your candidacy with laughter. Thoughts? #AskBobby
— Bearded Stoner (@beardedstoner) June 30, 2015
— John F Dillon (@JFD8) June 30, 2015
Do you plan to have any semblance of a political career after you fail to make it to the primaries? #AskBobby
— Jon Swamp (@colonelnemo) June 30, 2015
Can you tell me the difference between Obama’s “illegal executive orders” and your “totes legit executive orders?” #AskBobby
— Ben Moser (@benjaminmoser) June 30, 2015
#AskBobby do you plan to put America into a hole like you did with Louisiana?
— No bitch (@brownskindevil) June 30, 2015
— Just Me (@justme277) June 30, 2015
— NonProphetess (@nonprophetess) June 30, 2015
— Zack Kopplin (@ZackKopplin) June 30, 2015
If you’re going to spend 5 days a week in Iowa can we put the gov mansion on AirBnB & make up some of the deficit you’ve created? #AskBobby
— Larry (@LarryLarmeu) June 30, 2015
#askBobby How come your kids attend school where they learn real science & evolution but you don’t want the other children of La to learn?
— M. Morel-Ensminger (@RevMelanieNOLA) June 30, 2015
— neil mccauley (@the_blueprint) June 30, 2015
— Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer) June 30, 2015
he wasn’t dumb enough to do #askbobby. he couldn’t have been.
— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) June 30, 2015
Which is the more dishonest branding: the preppy Robertson family as redneck luminaries or you as a white guy? #AskBobby
— Steven Salaita (@stevesalaita) June 30, 2015
And the beat goes on and on and on. Bobby Jindal, folks! The guy who wants to prevent the GOP from being the stupid party!