Apparently Republicans should be able to say whatever they want with no blow back or political repercussion. After all, there are more important things to do, especially if you're President Obama, with a recession and oil spill to deal with.
President Obama singled out House Republican Leader John Boehner in a Wisconsin speech Wednesday, hammering the GOP lawmaker for appearing to compare the financial crisis to an "ant."That's right, the president shouldn't bother with the House Minority Leaders irresponsible comments aimed squarely at firing up the base for the upcoming elections. What was he thinking?
Boehner told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the legislation is like "killing an ant with a nuclear weapon."
Obama … said he was "stunned" by the comment. "That's right. He compared the financial crisis to an ant. The same financial crisis that led to the loss of nearly 8 million jobs. The same crisis that cost people their homes and their [life] savings," Obama said. "Well, if the Republican leader is that out of touch with the struggles facing the American people, he should come here to Racine and ask people if they think the financial crisis was an ant. ... These Americans don't believe the financial crisis was an ant."
Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said in response that the president should have better things to do than take shots at Boehner.