I realize.... it's too much to hope that Mr. Obama's supporters would just take their licks and graciously concede that he said a terrible thing.
Just say it; it was terrible. Even if you voted for him. It was terrible.
Let's not make excuses for it and call it something other than what it was.
It was not a slip of the tongue, it was not a gaffe, error of judgement, blooper, blunder or faux pas.
A verbal mistake that is thought to reveal an unconscious belief, thought, or emotion... it is motivated by and reveals some unconscious aspect of the mind.
Nobody makes fun of the disabled by mistake.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.Luke 6:45 (NKJ)