On civility: Do as I say, not as I do.

Back in January – seizing the moment after the Gabrielle Gifford’s shooting, “President Obama called for a New Era of Civility in U.S. Politics”.

“At a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized, 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 think differently than we do,” he said, “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.”

Fast forward to this week’s Twitter news conference:

Obama Warns Debt Ceiling Should Not Be ‘Used As A Gun’ To Extract Tax Breaks

In some of his harshest language to date in the fight over the deficit, President Obama warned today that the debt ceiling should not be “used as a gun” against Americans’ heads to extract tax breaks for the wealthy.

Guess the President isn’t a big fan of the Golden Rule …

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