Friday, June 29, 2012

Jindal's Freudian Flub: "ObamneyCare"


On a conference call with reporters this morning, Bobby Jindal called Barack Obama's health care plan "ObamneyCare" -- a pejorative, hybrid moniker attached to "RomneyCare" during the primaries.

“Theres only one candidate, Governor Romney, who has committed that he will repeal the Obamney–” he said, before catching himself, “the Obamacare tax increase.”

So how could he have screwed this up?

My first instinct was that it was a carryover from the days when he was stumping for Rick Perry and attacking Mitt Romney.

But according to Google, it looks like Jindal never actually said "ObamneyCare" in the primary, so this wasn't rote habit raising its head at an ugly moment.