Bobby Jindal, who wants the GOP to stop being the stupid party, apparently things the problem with that is that it doesn't go far enough. He wants the GOP to be the stupid and mean party.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Saturday will call for jail time for Internal Revenue Service officials who engaged in improper targeting of conservative organizations.
“You cannot take the freedom of law-abiding Americans, whether you disagree with them or not, and keep your own freedom,” Jindal will say in a speech at the Virginia Republican convention, according to Politico. “When you do that, you go to jail."
Whose freedom, and what freedom, was taken? At worst, someone's new nonprofit got classified as a 527 rather than a 501(c)(4). Which means someone else didn't get to claim a tax deduction for their contributions to that group.
That's the dastardly offense that Jindal thinks someone ought to go to prison over. We don't even know any laws were violated, but someone didn't get to claim a tax deduction on account of some bureaucrat's fuckup.
Yep, that's the sort of thing that deserves a prison sentence in GOP-world.
I wonder how outraged Jindal got over the robo-signing scandal. where illegal acts were unquestionably committed, nobody went to jail, and the resulting loss of freedom was that ordinary Americans got kicked out of their freaking houses. Foreclosed on. Put out on the street.
No, that's not the truth. I don't wonder that. I'm really quite sure I know.
Fuck you, you amoral little cretin.
And he's not the only one - apparently Orange John has gone there too:
His remarks echo those made earlier this week by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).
"My question isn't about who is going to resign," Boehner told reporters. "My question is who's going to jail over this scandal?"
That's our modern GOP.
ETA: And it seems that some of them - big surprise! - were partisan political groups after all.