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.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.