Bobby Jindal Thinks Obama Is Stupid

The president has been called many things, but dumb is a new one.

National Journal
Matt Vasilogambros
March 6, 2014, 8:02 a.m.

We don’t hear this talk­ing point from Re­pub­lic­ans very of­ten: Pres­id­ent Obama is just not a smart man.

Speak­ing at the Con­ser­vat­ive Polit­ic­al Ac­tion Con­fer­ence on Thursday, Louisi­ana Gov. Bobby Jin­dal used his fair share of of­ten-used jabs at the pres­id­ent: Benghazi, IRS, Obama­care, food stamps, and taxes. He even made the old Jimmy Carter com­par­is­on, call­ing Obama the worst pres­id­ent in mod­ern his­tory.

“To Pres­id­ent Carter, I want to is­sue a sin­cere apo­logy,” Jin­dal said to a mostly tame audi­ence. “Pres­id­ent Obama has proven me wrong.”

But he ad­ded a new jab to the mix.

“We have long thought and said that this pres­id­ent is a smart man,” Jin­dal con­tin­ued, cit­ing Obama’s de­sire to de­crease mil­it­ary spend­ing. “It may be time to re­vis­it that as­ser­tion.”

It’s quite the hit on a well-edu­cated, former law pro­fess­or and au­thor of two books. But the fail­ure of Obama’s pres­id­ency, Jin­dal con­tends, might not be be­cause of policies. Obama just might not be the sharpest tool in the shed.

“Again, we got a con­sti­tu­tion­al schol­ar as a pres­id­ent,” Jin­dal said. “It might be­ne­fit if he ac­tu­ally reads the Con­sti­tu­tion now and then.”

He con­tin­ued, “If I were him, I’d con­sider su­ing Har­vard Law School”¦. I’m not sure what he learned in three years.”

Jin­dal is used to call­ing people stu­pid. In an in­ter­view with Politico fol­low­ing Mitt Rom­ney’s loss for the pres­id­ency, Jin­dal said the GOP needs to “stop be­ing the stu­pid party.”

Jin­dal, who has fallen by the way­side in re­cent years in na­tion­al pop­ular­ity, is try­ing to boost his party clout. While this might not be the classi­est way of do­ing it, this is al­most cer­tain to get the at­ten­tion he’s seek­ing.

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