"At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized," he said, "at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who happen to think differently than we do — it's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds."
We know how well Democrats took those words to heart last year.
Over a year later, Obama showed just how uncivil he is in regards to his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, in responding to well wishes from the six year old child of an editor (Business Insider).
"We arrived at the Oval Office for our 45-minute interview ... on the morning of October 11th. ... As we left the Oval Office, executive editor Eric Bates told Obama that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she wanted him to say to the president. ... [S]he said, 'Tell him: You can do it.' Obama grinned. ... 'You know, kids have good instincts,' Obama offered. 'They look at the other guy and say, 'Well, that's a bullshitter, I can tell.'"
Besides his lack of civility while lecturing for more of it, Obama the Jerk likes to dish out the trash talk but can't take it when it's thrown back at him. Remember when Mark Halperin said Obama acted like a (rhymes with Rick) last year? Well, Jay Carney called MSNBC and complained for President Thin-Skinned.
"The comment that was made was inappropriate," Carney said. "It would be inappropriate to say about a president of either party."But it's OK for Obama the classless jerk to call his opponent a foul name?