Sort of. He said it much nicer than that. CNN has the real, non-SCFOM version of events:
Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser in Miami Thursday night, the president touted tax cuts in the stimulus measure and the fact that the tax rate has not been increased for those making less than $250,000 a year.
“So I’ve been amused in recent days by these people having rallies,” he told the crowd at the fundraiser to laughter. “I think they should be saying thank you.”
Right. He said, “I’ve been amused,” etc. “[T]hey should be saying thank you,” etc.
But what he really means is: You’re stupid. You’re so, so stupid. I can’t believe how stupid you teabaggers are. Suck it. SUCK. IT.
But he’s the president, and he can’t really say that, so it came out as, “Thank you.” Po-ta-to, po-tah-to, you know?