Oh man, this is even less borderline than the “you didn’t build that” controversy. In the debate over the debt ceiling, Obama used an analogy:
OK, it’s obvious what he’s saying. If you have committed to a certain expenditure, but that at the last minute decide you simply aren’t going to pay it (even though you have the financial ability to do so), then you’re not saving money etc.
We can debate whether this is a good analogy or not, but my interpretation above is clearly what he is saying.
Yet now that clip is running around Twitter etc. with people saying:
How many homeowners, who may have fallen on hard times, offended by President Obama calling them a deadbeat because they missed a payment?
C’mon guys. There’s plenty of outrageous stuff to flip out about, rather than putting words in Obama’s mouth. This is just going to distract from truly horrendous things, like him claiming the legal ability to blow up Americans with no trial.