Senator Jon Kyl mentions something President Obama said to him (~3:17) about why Obama won't support secure borders:
The White House denies this, "Senator Kyl knows the president didn't say that." Right. It depends on what the meaning of "the" is. The White House sub-text is: "Obama's too smart to say that," but he has not justified that assumption.
Many are buying it, nonetheless. For example, Charles Krauthammer on Fox News tonight (I paraphrase), "The President is too clever and polished to have said that so bluntly." A. B. Stoddard echoed the sentiment. "Obama's too smart for that."
Really? This is the same guy who told us our electricity rates "would necessarily skyrocket" if he were elected. He's the man who accused Pennsylvanians of "clinging to their guns and religion." He told PBS WBEZ-FM in 2001 that SCOTUS was remiss becuase it never ventured into question of the redistribution of wealth (.43) :
He told Joe the Plumber the same thing 7 years later.
He told us that his grandmother was a "typical white person."
As President, Barack Obama called Cambridge, Massachusetts police stupid; on national television, from the White House and after admitting he did not have the facts. President Obama has told us he's looking for whose "ass to kick."
I don't think Obama gets a pass on Senator Kyl's version of events because "he's too smart to say that." He may be smart, but he has proven he isn't circumspect, and that he is a rabid ideologue. I'm quite sure he said something that any reasonable person would interpret exactly as has Senator Kyl.