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.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.