What a disgrace to the Office he holds. He talks like the street thug he is from Chicago and not a sitting President. Now, it may just be me, but can you imagine the field day that the Press (and I use the word press loosely) would have if Bush (and I was no fan of his) said those remarks. I can never remember, not even being so crass and rude. And, this is not the first time. The NYT referred to it as a "hearty defense".
...Mr. Obama also used Monday’s appearance here to deliver a hearty defense of his policies and take a few whacks at Republicans. “They talk about me like a dog,” the president said. “That’s not in my prepared remarks, but it’s true.”