Watching Bobby Jindal decry the anti-intellectual trend of the Republican party reminds of when Jeb Bush spoke up a few months ago to say that he was very disappointed in the lack of bipartisan cooperation between Obama and Congressional Republicans. Yes, I guess it's better that they say these things, but where were they the last four years? Jeb Bush's point about compromise and cooperation would actually have been useful during the debt ceiling and health care debates, and Jindal's new-found voice of reason would have been nice before he had signed bills to permit and fund the teaching of creationism in Louisiana.
Forgive my eye rolling, but if they really wanted to get serious, they should have said so back when it would have mattered. That they lacked the courage to do so then and only do so now says enough about them.