I think he meant to say niggardly.
That's...pretty much impossible. The standard GOP line on Obama is big-spender. Niggardly is the absolute antonym of big-spender. If anyone's "niggardly" in the 2012 race, it's Hon. Rep. Dr. Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) M. D.
I was being sarcastic and speculating what sort of excuse would be used.
In 2010, some right-winger in the Central Valley put up a sign saying Obama was niggardly and it was clear that the person didn't know what the sign meant, because that would not be something any Republican would say about Obama if they really do know what it meant.