Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal had an offer for President Obama at today’s Conservative Political Action Conference.
“I’ve got a deal for you,” Jindal said in his early evening speech while talking about Obama’s references to the Crusades. “I’ll keep an eye out for the medieval Christians. Why don’t you do your job and go after the Islamic terrorists?”
The potential 2016 candidate referenced his recent trip to London, where he irked critics by citing no-go zones in Muslim neighborhoods and called out clerics for not doing enough to stop extremism. “They didn’t like it,” the governor said, adding that he stressed Islamic extremists aren’t martyrs but “these individuals are going to go straight to hell exactly where they belong.”
Jindal also took issue with recent words from the State Department about the nature of the ISIS fight. “How have we won victory in any war other than killing our way to victory?” he said.
“We don’t need a war on international poverty; we need a war on the evil that is radical Islamic terrorism,” he said.
Jindal spoke of his parents’ immigration from India and how others must assimilate too. “We used to be a melting pot; now the politically correct crowd says we’re a salad bowl,” he said.
“By the way, I am tired of hyphenated Americans …we are all Americans.”
Jindal spent considerable time hammering at domestic policy as well as terrorism.
“We must repeal every single word of Obamacare — not a little bit, all of it,” he said. “While Republicans in Washington are about to wave the white flag of surrender on amnesty they’re about to wave the white flag of surrender on Obamacare.”
“This election wasn’t about getting a nicer office for Sen. Mitch McConnell … this election was about taking our country back and that starts by repealing Obamacare .”
The governor also stressed the “need to remove Common Core from every classroom.”
Asked about his plans for the next presidential election, Jindal said regardless of whether he is the candidate “in 2016 it is not an option for us to not win this election.”
“Anyone thinking about running for president… they need to think about what they would do if they were elected president,” he said. “I want a leader that remembers what they promised us when they asked us to vote for them.”