Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner compared the financial crisis to an "ant," and the new financial reform bill as "killing an ant with a nuclear weapon." President Obama didn't let that slide.
Here is President Barack Obama from Racine, WI, mocking John Boehner & the GOP:
Here's he is going after Republican Rep. Joe BP Apology Barton:
The leader of the Republicans in the House said that financial reform was like — I’m quoting it — “using a nuclear weapon to target an ant.” That’s what he said. He compared the financial crisis to an ant. This is the same financial crisis that led to the loss of nearly eight million jobs. The same crisis that cost people their homes, their life savings. He can’t be that out of touch with the struggles of American families, and if he is, he should come here to Racine and ask people what they think. Maybe I’m confused. Do you think that the financial crisis was an ant and we just need a little ant swatter to fix this thing, or do you think that we need to restructure how we regulate the financial system so you aren’t on the hook again and we don’t have this crisis again?
President Obama on Joe Barton's apology to BP
"The top Republican on the energy committee apologized to BP -- did y'all read about that? He apologized to BP that we had made them set up this fund. Called it a tragedy that we had made them pay for the destruction that they'd caused. Now, I've got to say -- they pulled it back after -- he meant it, but then they kind of walked it back."