#rsrh QotD, I’m Glad To Hear It Too, Timmy Edition.

Background: in the hope of reminding people of their existence, the Louisiana Democratic party  fake-endorsed Bobby Jindal for VP, in the hopes that this will get him out of Louisiana.  Lord knows that the Democrats haven’t been successful any other way – and, hey!  I guess that this means that the LA Democratic party is conceding that Obama will lose in November.

Anyway, Jindal advisor Timmy Teepell came up with the thought that immediately came to my mind:

I’m glad to hear there’s still a Democratic Party in Louisiana…

Actually, the full paragraph is just as good:

Timmy Teepell, Jindal’s political consultant, replied, “I’m glad to hear there’s still a Democratic Party in Louisiana and Obama still has confidence in them. After they failed to recruit even a single serious candidate in any of the statewide elections, I had assumed they packed up and left town.”

It really is a relief for me to hear from the LA Democratic party, by the way.  The system of government that we’ve designed for the Republic assumes two viable parties. In areas where we don’t actually have them, things can get messy.

Moe Lane


  • Finrod says:

    While our system of government is designed for two parties, it doesn’t necessarily follow that they have to be the same two parties in all areas. One thing I’ve pushed for for years is to increase the number of House members from the arbitrary 435 it’s stuck at now to a number large enough to get the average House district size down below 100K or so. House districts of that size could easily be conservative enough to not really support the Democratic Party, or liberal enough to not support the Republican Party, but in those places it could easily become Republican vs Libertarian, or Democratic vs Green, respectively.

  • BCochran1981 says:

    As of July 2011, the US population stood at about 311,592,000. At one Rep per 100k citizens, that’s a US House of Representatives of 3,116 members. At that point it’ll look more like the Imperial Senate than Chalmun’s Cantina.

  • Ric Locke says:

    BCochran: I personally consider that a feature, not a bug.

  • Rob Crawford says:

    If it looks like the Imperial Senate, do we have to include Gungans?

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