Bobby Jindal is struggling to make headlines. On Tuesday, Jindal published a blog post on his campaign website that placed blame for the recent shooting in Oregon on the gunman’s father.
“This killer’s father is now lecturing us on the need for gun control and he says he has no idea how or where his son got the guns,” said Jindal. “Of course he doesn’t know. You know why he doesn’t know? Because he is not, and has never been in his son’s life. He’s a complete failure as a father, he should be embarrassed to even show his face in public. He’s the problem here.”
At no point does Jindal acknowledge that Christopher Harper’s mother was the owner of a large stockpile of weapons. Instead, he attacks the gunman’s father for failing his son.
“He brags that he has never held a gun in his life and that he had no idea that his son had any guns. Why didn’t he know? Because he failed to raise his son. He should be ashamed of himself, and he owes us all an apology,” said Jindal. “When he was asked what his relationship was with his son, he said he hadn’t seen him in a while because he lived with his mother. Case Closed.”
Jindal also made a stab at liberals for what he saw as their position on the tragedy.
“If anyone is at all serious about changing any of this, they must address the root problems, and those are cultural decay, the glorification of evil, the devaluation of human life, the breakdown of the family, and specifically the complete abdication of fathers,” said Jindal.
For more on this, read the article from Talking Points Memo titled: “Jindal: Oregon Gunman’s Father Is A ‘Failure’ Who ‘Owes Us All An Apology.’“