Words are hard! Jay Carney: ‘I mean the future as also in the present tense’

Wait, what? Press secretary Carney uttered that nonsense during a briefing yesterday. Words, so hard!

Oh, dear. It depends on what the definition of future is.

No wonder President Obama hasn’t bothered to meet with congressional leaders regarding the fiscal cliff for 13 days; time is hard! But, wait, maybe he did? He plans to meet in the future, which is now? Mind. Blown.

From a partial transcript:

Later in the briefing, another reporter referred back to Carney’s words:

Q I wonder — it sounded like, in answer to Jim’s question when he was saying, do you have to do entitlement reform by the end of the year, your answer was in the future. And I noted that when the President spoke today –
MR. CARNEY: No, I didn’t say it was in the future.
Q — would pressure — when asked about pressuring Democrats, you said, he has vowed to do that in the future.
MR. CARNEY: No, he’s done it in the past and he will do it in the future.
Q We have a record of what you said. But –
MR. CARNEY: Right. I meant “the future” as also in the present tense.

Dude. Twitter users have some fun with Carney’s space-time continuum confusion.

Heh. More please, Twitter. It’s not like we can count on the media to ask him “what about your gaaaafes?”

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