Video: Boehner Hammers Obama in Cincinnati

As promised, Boehner had some choice words for Obama, concerning his “punish our enemies” quip:

Via Weasel Zippers, earlier today, Obama walked his words back a little:

A day before the pivotal midterm elections, President Barack Obama pulled back from remarks he made last month when he called on Latino voters to punish their “enemies” on Election Day.

In an interview Monday with radio host Michael Baisden, Obama said he should have used the word “opponents” instead of enemies.

I’m not seeing an apology…I’m seeing self victimization:

“Now the Republicans are saying that I’m calling them enemies,” Obama said. “What I’m saying is you’re an opponent of this particular provision, comprehensive immigration reform, which is something very different.”

The mean ol’ Republicans are saying that because he did call them enemies.

‘We’re gonna punish our enemies, and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us’

But I’m sure Obama is sorry…. his divisive words were caught on tape so close to an election.

MORE:

Newsbusters: A Week Late, NBC Nightly News Reports Obama’s ‘Punish Our Enemies’ Crack

Hey, NBC… here in the blogosphere, we have a word for stories that are reported a week late — OLD.
And see, the way I think it’s supposed to work in the news business, is,  you try to report on a story when it’s new and fresh….the more enterprising among you might even try to “scoop” your competitors…unless of course,  you don’t see yourselves as primarily news aggregates, but as activists  pushing a certain point of view, suppressing others. If that’s the case, you do an amazing job.

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3 thoughts on “Video: Boehner Hammers Obama in Cincinnati

  1. “… an opponent of this particular provision, comprehensive immigration reform, which is something very different.”

    At least that much is true. Calling someone an “opponent” rather than an “enemy” is quite a different thing. So different that it wasn’t simply a poor choice of words.

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