UPDATE: Can’t the President of the United States hire a speech writer who can keep his or her metaphors straight?
Obama said Republicans are trying to exploit the fear and anger among many Americans to win in November, but said they are responsible for losing four million jobs before he took office and “driving the economy into a ditch.”
“As soon as we took office we put on our boots, we climbed down into the ditch — it was muddy down there, it was dusty, bugs — and we’re pushing on the car, trying to get it out, slipping and sliding,” Obama said to laughs. “And the whole time the Republicans are standing there, sipping on a Slurpee, just watching us, saying `you’re not pushing hard enough. You’re not pushing the right way.'”
You can have mud, you can have dust: you can’t have both.