This thread is beneath you Mafoo.
“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’...
He is stating that Latinos can either sit out the election, or these same Latinos can "punish their enemies" (republicans) and "reward their friends" (democrats).
How can that be interpreted that Obama wants to punish anyone?
He is asking them to vote. He wants them to "Punish there enemies". There enemies being the people who do not agree with Obama's agenda. That's me.
Fuck man, how can it be any clearer? The man straight up and says it, and you defend the comments.
But that interpretation means you are taking him literally when he says "enemies" and "punish" but reading between the lines when he says "they should punish their enemies". If he's being literal than he's talking about the enemies of the latino community, which may or may not be you and certainly doesn't mean his enemies, and if he's saying something that isn't supposed to be taken literally then he's saying that people should get out and vote against those that would go against their desires.
He was off teleprompter, and answering questions. He called them enemies, because that's how he thinks Latinos must think conservatives are.
He was conducting class warfare. Telling them we are to be hated, and they are there friends. Now go vote down and punish those you should hate.
It's not remotely how the President of The United States should talk about Americans.
Dude calm down before the CIA hears you and our secret muslim illegal extraterrestial president sends you to our universal healthcare deathpanels so they can kill you and use you for government run cloning and stem cell research project.