Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal announced earlier today that he is dropping out of the race for president, citing “it’s not my time:”
— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) November 17, 2015
From the very beginning of his campaign, Jindal has faced harsh criticism and mockery.
In his campaign launch speech, he totally white-washed himself, saying: “We are not Indian-Americans, African-Americans, Irish-Americans, rich Americans, or poor Americans. We are all Americans.” Jindal’s parents immigrated to the United States 45 years ago, which, by most accounts, makes him an Indian-American. The hashtag #BobbyJindalissoWhite trended in response to his statement.
Jindal’s habit of throwing away his identity started at a young age, though. His first name used to be “Piyush,” before he changed it to “Bobby” after one of the characters on The Brady Bunch as a child.
Besides being ashamed of his own identity, Jindal’s political stances have been labelled as “anti-everything.”
Recently, his musings on the unrest at the University of Missouri involved him calling political correctness on college campuses “laughable” and those in support of PC “intellectual toddlers.”
Besides being racist, Jindal made it no secret that he has a major problem with Muslims. A major crux of Jindal’s platform is the fight against “radical Islam.” Earlier this year, he found himself in hot water after saying Western countries harbored “no-g0 zones” – areas in which “non-assimilationist Muslims establish enclaves and carry out as much of Sharia law as they can.” Fox News later apologized on his behalf for his baseless comments.
In light of the recent Paris Attacks, Jindal has taken an extremely controversial step towards barring Syrian refugee relocation:
I just signed an Executive Order instructing state agencies to take all available steps to stop the relocation of Syrian refugees to LA.
— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) November 16, 2015
In spite of all the controversy, Jindal has pulled out of the race.
Mutual consensus on Twitter: “Jindal, who?”
Bobby Jindal dropped out of a race all of us thought he'd already dropped out of six months ago.
— Michael (@Home_Halfway) November 18, 2015
Anti-gay, anti-choice candidate, Bobby Jindal, drops out of Presidential race.
Excuse me while I dry my eyes.
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) November 17, 2015
"Bobby Jindal was in the presidential race" would also be news https://t.co/26ZeMjGyUe
— Victor Pope Jr (@VictorPopeJr) November 17, 2015
I guess @BobbyJindal realized that he can run FOR President or FROM his internalized shame and self-hatred, but not both at the same time…
— Fiqah (@sassycrass) November 18, 2015
Farewell, @BobbyJindal, Presidential candidate. The <1% that supported your bid will miss your … um … yeah. I've got nothing.
— (((Sean C. Amore))) (@seancamore) November 18, 2015
This is the second time Bobby Jindal quit a race.
— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) November 17, 2015
Who was voting for Bobby Jindal anyways? Did he have the Duck Dynasty voting bloc?
— ?Wicked? (@ISO100f9) November 18, 2015
Poor Bobby Jindal sold his soul to appeal to a racist demographic only to watch them flock to white candidates. Almost Shakespearean.
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) November 18, 2015
— Wonkette (@Wonkette) November 18, 2015
OH: I didn’t even know he (Jindal) was running
— Mercedes (@UrbanVoyager) November 18, 2015