It is our house. I know, I know. Some right-wing wacko. Obsessing about little things. But only idiots believe that little things don't matter. Little things, more often than not, give us a look at the workings of the bigger things. Most who criticize this sort of criticism will, in other cases, be the first to point out some slight or some small gaffe as proof of greater evil behind the curtains. So in that time honored, and justifiable, tradition of carefully listening to words because they may actually mean something, I just thought I'd remind President Obama that it's not his house. It's ours. And we don't serve him. He serves us. Not that it will matter in years to come. After all, a growing segment of our society couldn't possibly understand the big deal. But it's worth mentioning while it still holds true.
FWIW, I'm sure other presidents in history have also said that. But again, consider the track record, the ideology, and the source. If Pope Francis were to say someone should have their butts kicked, we'd take it as a figure of speech. If a football coach says the same thing, we'd understand it differently.