MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, host of her eponymous show, has a few words for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and she’s not holding her tongue.
It all started earlier this week when Jindal spoke out on against some comments made by former presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Jindal said that Romney was wrong for saying that President Obama won re-election because he promised free “gifts” to his base.
The governor went on to say that the GOP needs to “stop being the stupid party.”
However, it’s Jindal who is the one that Harris-Perry thinks is stupid. In an open letter posted on her MSNBC website, the host ticks off several reasons why Jindal is failing at his current job. She immediately calls him out for posturing himself for a potential presidential bid at the expense of his constituents in Louisiana.
The main topic in Harris-Perry’s letter centered on Jindal’s refusal to start a state-run healthcare exchange as required under the Affordable Care Act of 2010. It would allow his residents to choose the most cost-effective insurance plan to meet their needs. Since Louisiana and other GOP-led states won’t provide the exchange, then the federal government will pick up the slack.
It’s interesting to see a high-profile media personality using her platform to call out injustice in an area that much of the country overlooks. Harris-Perry is a professor at Tulane University and she commutes weekly from New Orleans to her show in New York.
Gov. Jindal and other GOP obstructionists need to hear the truth like this on such a national platform.