STEELTON, PA. -- In his harshest rhetoric yet, Barack Obama defended the comments he made at San Francisco fundraiser, admonishing Hillary Clinton for what he calls, playing politics.
"I expected this out of John McCain. But I've got to say, I'm a little disappointed when I start hearing the exact same talking points coming out of my Democratic colleague Hillary Clinton. She knows better. She knows better, shame on her. Shame on her. She knows better!"
While speaking to union workers at labor gathering here, Obama mocked Clinton, calling her Annie Oakley.
"She's running around talking about how this is an insult to sportsmen, how she values the Second Amendment, she's talking like she's Annie Oakley!," Obama said.
"Hillary Clinton's out there like she's on the duck blind every Sunday. She's packin' a six shooter! Come on! She knows better. That's some politics being played by Hillary Clinton. I want to see that picture of her out there in the duck blinds."
Obama admitted, again, that he misspoke calling himself an "imperfect man" and that his words were subject to "being twisted." However he said that the suggestion that he is an elitist is part of "playing politics."
"When people try to suggest that I was demeaning those traditions, then it sounds like there's some politics being played."