Obama often whines about being called names, saying it’s petty and it’s only diservicing the American people. I’m not sure I understand the latter part. But still, when the Romney campaign paints him as a hardcore leftist who thinks government is superior to private enterprise in the jobs department, he derides his contender for being “petty.”
And then he goes and indulges the Rolling Stones — and calls Mitt Romney a bullshitter:
Rolling Stone cover, “Obama and the Road Ahead: The Rolling Stone Interview,” by Douglas Brinkley: “We arrived at the Oval Office for our 45-minute interview … on the morning of October 11th. … As we left the Oval Office, executive editor Eric Bates told Obama that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she wanted him to say to the president. … [S]he said, ‘Tell him: You can do it.’ Obama grinned. … ‘You know, kids have good instincts,’ Obama offered. ‘They look at the other guy and say, “Well, that’s a bullsh–ter, I can tell.”’”
It’s like a cokehead calling a non-cokehead indulgent (just avoiding the cliches).