Bobby Jindal, Louisiana Governor and Vice Chairman of the Republican Governors Association, did not shy away from sharing his opinions at a Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, slamming Obamacare, Common Core and fellow Republicans on the Hill.
"We must repeal every single word of Obamacare,” Jindal said. In addition to Obamacare, Jindal called for the repeal of the Common Core education standards as well, which he supported in 2012 as part of his education form. Jindal had previously said that “adopting the Common Core State Standards which will raise expectations for every child,” but has turned on the standards since then.
“They think we’re not smart enough to buy our own insurance, they think we’re not smart enough to buy guns, and if you live in New York City, they think we’re not smart enough to buy a Big Gulp,” Jindal said.
"That’s also what the Common Core debate boils down to,” he said, later adding that the standards should be removed “from every classroom in America.”
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Jindal also heavily criticized President Obama in his efforts to thwart the Islamic State terrorist group. “We must win the war against radical Islamic terrorism,” Jindal said. ”President Obama has shown himself incapable of being our commander-in-chief. He says, ‘We are not at war with Islam.’ Well certainly we’re not at war with Islam, but we are at war with radical Islam.”
The Louisiana Governor did not hold back when slamming his fellow Republicans who have surrendered on repealing the Affordable Care Act.
“We don’t need a second Democratic party, we don’t need to be liberal, we don’t need to be cheaper liberal Democrats, we need to be principled conservative Republicans,” he said. “It is time for our Republican leaders in Congress to grow a spine."
Jindal is often criticized for his ideals as he is still contemplating a 2016 presidential campaign.
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"He's a little too angry," said Aimee Slatkavitz, a student at Roger Williams College in Bristol, Rhode Island. "I think young people are not going to agree with him completely though some older conservatives might."
At the end of the day, Jindal was drowned out by cheers after uniting the crowd.
“We used to be the melting pot. Now the politically correct crowd says we’re a salad bowl,” Jindal said.
“By the way, I am tired of hyphenated Americans,” Jindal said. “We’re not African-Americans and Indian-Americans. We’re all Americans.”
”Thank God," he added, "that you are blessed to be born in the greatest country in the history of the entire world: the United States of America.”