The President of the United States has absolutely no business using a term such as “tea baggers”, particularly when it is used as a means to insult millions of American citizens! Whether Barack Obama agrees with the political philosphy of those who oppose his agenda or not, he has a responsibility to be respectable to ALL citizens of this country.
This is a despicable act on his part, and it goes without saying that the complict mainstream media will completely ignore his egregious actions, however, the American citizens must demand an apology! It is not only ‘un-presidential’ for him to utter such a disparaging term, it shows a complete lack of class and respect for his fellow man.
Do you agree? If so, demand an apology, and let your local media outlets know that you have done so! It is only when the American people reach a point to say ‘enough is enough’, that we will see a change in the unacceptable actions of our elected officials. – Tom Tillison
President Obama: GOP Opposition to Stimulus ‘Helped to Create the Tea-Baggers’
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.”
The book also describes many of the president’s top advisers cautioning him against trying to tackle health care reform in the first year because it might be too much to take on at the same time as the recession.
“‘I begged the president not to do this,” White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel says.
“They’ll give you a pass on this one,” Vice President Biden told the president.
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