Skip to comments.White House: Obama ‘flip’ in referring to ‘crazies’
Posted on 08/25/2015 12:28:24 PM PDT by jazusamo
The White House on Tuesday conceded that President Obama may have been a little too flip in referring to some opponents as crazies, but denied he was specifically targeting critics of the Iran nuclear deal.
He may have been a little glib in his language, spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters on Air Force One.
But asked if the president regrets his choice of words, Schultz replied no.
Schultz said the president was taking aim at Republicans in Congress, who are locked in a budget stalemate with Democrats that could result in a government shutdown.
If you take a step back and look at what some Republicans have floated in Washington, whether thats shutting down the government, whether thats funding the government at sequester levels when the economy needs more support, he thinks those are reckless steps, the spokesman said of Obama.
During a fundraiser in Las Vegas Monday night, Obama recounted a conversation he had with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on the drive to the event.
We were doing a little reminiscing, and then figuring out how were going to deal with the crazies in terms of managing some problems, Obama said.
The president did not identify the crazies he and Reid discussed.
Several minutes later, Obama said he is insistent that Congress not block a historic diplomatic effort when it comes to making sure that Iran does not get a nuclear weapon but did not make specific reference to deal opponents.
The presidents comments raised the ire of Republicans in Washington, especially after several media outlets reported Obama was targeting his opponents on Iran.
That incendiary rhetoric cheapens our political discourse and ignores the real concerns that Americans of all political persuasions have about the implications of this far-reaching deal, Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) said in a statement.
Schultz insisted Obama wasnt talking about Iran when he made that remark.
In the past, Obama has used tough language against GOP critics of the Iran deal. Earlier this month, he linked them with Iranian hard-liners who chant death to America, saying they are making a common cause with the Republican caucus.
So when he ran against McCain we were choosing between the most flippant and immature guys in America. Swell.
Exactly, my thought too about McLame.
He’s still a bit pissy over what ever went on with the brat daughters and the Ole Lady on Helo 1.
He gets no respect at home and takes it out on the Pawns
Look at this, Dems are not afraid of not compromising. They don’t care if their rhetoric will offend the Independents & make them not vote for them.
That in a nut shell, the liberal mindset. ...government drives the economy.
I am looking forward to the glorious day when that Kenyan sack o’ fecal matter finally assumes room temperature.
Obama should man up and own what he said if that’s what he believes.
Yeah but DOES HE APOLOGIZE for it????
Agreed...0bama is not one to ever admit he’s wrong about anything but from this tap dancing by Schultz it looks like bambam doesn’t want to admit he said it.
Typical “tolerant” liberals.
“Tolerant... but only if you agree with me.”
He may have been a little glib in his language,
So, if I say something utterly demeaning and disrespectful about Progressives, I’m just being a little glib?
Kewl beans :-)
How would you feel if you had to sleep beside Wookie every night?
No, Obama was just talking about himself. That is not crazy. He is crazy.
Obama was misquoted. He meant to say “typical crazy white people”.
And we thought only Trump used bombastic labels??
The majority of Americans are opposed to the Iran Deal, so Obama’s calling most Americans ‘’crazies.’’
Has any national leader ever openly insulted his constituents to such an extent?
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