Obama also ripped talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh for calling Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” last week — saying he called Fluke because he wants his school-age daughters, Sasha and Malia, to be able to grow up and contribute to the public discourse without being subjected to such attacks.
“The reason I called Ms. Fluke is because I thought about Malia and Sasha, and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about; even ones I may not agree with them on,” he said. “I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way.”
And asked to respond to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney calling him “the most feckless president since Carter,” Obama joked, “Good luck tonight,” referencing Super Tuesday voting.
A journalist asked, “No, really,” to which Obama responded with a smile, “Really.”
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.