In a rare admission of a mistake, the White House today said that President Obama was being “flip” when he referred to Republicans as “crazies.”
Obama was speaking at a Las Vegas fundraiser when he let his real feelings about the GOP show. White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz acknowledged the mistake, but only in the context of saying, in essence, that Republicans were jerks.
I will tell you that after spending a few weeks away from Washington, the President — after spending a few weeks away from the hustle and bustle of Washington, the President came back from vacation and was remarking with Senator Reid at the challenges they face this fall. And he may have been a little flip in his language, but we have seen Republicans do wildly irresponsible things in the past, and that includes shutting down the government for ideological reasons.