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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

President Obama - Who Calls for "Civility" - Quoted as Using Vile "Teabagger" Term to Refer to Tea Party Members

Our President, who recently decried the lack of civility in public discourse, appears to be uncivil himself. Jake Tapper is reporting that Obama is quoted in a new book by Jonathan Alter as having referred to members of the Tea Party Movement as "tea-baggers":

Political Punch
Three days after he decried the lack of civility in American politics, President Obama is quoted in a new book about his presidency referring to the Tea Party movement using a derogatory term with sexual connotations.

In Jonathan Alter’s “The Promise: President Obama, Year One,” President Obama is quoted in an interview saying that the unanimous vote of House Republicans vote against the stimulus bills “set the tenor for the whole year ... That helped to create the tea-baggers and empowered that whole wing of the Republican Party to where it now controls the agenda for the Republicans.”

Tea Party activists loath the term “tea baggers,” which has emerged in liberal media outlets and elsewhere as a method of mocking the activists and their concerns.

On Saturday, the president delivered a commencement address at the University of Michigan where he said one way “to keep our democracy healthy is to maintain a basic level of civility in our public debate … But we can’t expect to solve our problems if all we do is tear each other down.” . . . MORE

Imagine that - Obama says one thing and does another.

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