Talk about a lethal combination.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, frequently mentioned as a potential vice presidential candidate, said the Obama administration is at “the nexus of liberalism and incompetence” while speaking at the Chicago meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.
“The Obama admin is at the nexus of liberalism and incompetence and together that’s a deadly combination,” Jindal said. “[Obama] ran a clever campaign in 2008 … but the reality is he has governed as the most liberal president since Jimmy Carter.”
Jindal said Obama’s handling of the economy was an example of his extreme liberalism.
“The private sector is so foreign to [Obama], he might need a passport to go visit the private sector,” Jindal said, adding that “he might need a translator” to speak with people in the private sector, and saying the administration was “lurching” America toward European-style socialism.
Meanwhile, Chris Christie unloaded on the incompetent Obama.
“It is an outrage to have the president of the United States stand up and say to hardworking governors, to Republicans and Democrats around the country that state and local government hiring is moving in the wrong direction and we’re to blame because the economy is not growing,” Christie said. “He’s the one who put forward an ineffective wasteful stimulus plan that did nothing to help this economy. He’s the one who saddled us with all these federal rules and regulations that don’t allow governors to have the freedom to do what we really want and then he has the audacity to stand up this morning and say it’s the nation’s governors and the nation’s mayors who are driving our economy down by not hiring enough people for government work.”
Christie told the crowd if they “need to understand with any more clarity the difference between conservative Republican principals and this president, you don’t need to listen to one more word in this campaign than what he said behind that podium at the White House today.”