JULIANNE MALVEAUX

(TriceEdneyWire.com)——During the 2016 campaign, our 45th President once promised that he would be “so Presidential that it will be boring.”  If only.  Instead, he has managed to irk even his Republican allies by wallowing in the muck of name-calling, yet again, belittling a woman for her looks.  Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski, 45 tweeted, was still “bleeding from her facelift” when he saw her during the New Year’s holiday.  He also disparaged Brzezinski’s intelligence and poked fun at her co-host Joe Scarborough.  Dozens of Republicans, including leaders like House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), have scolded the President on his language in the June 29 tweets.  Some have used terms like “civility” and “decency” to distance themselves from his comments.

It is easy to scold this president on the indecent ways he speaks to, and of, women.  It is easy to shake one’s head at his juvenile tweets.  Certainly, our President has the temperament of an unruly 8 year old (and that is unkind to 8 year olds).  But we can spend so much time wondering about this President’s temperament that we can forget about his abhorrent policy initiatives that are far more dangerous than his mindless tweets.

At the same time that 45 is attacking cable news hosts, the Senate is supposed to be considering a health care plan that “repeals” the Affordable Care Act.  There is no civility or decency in advocating for a health care plan that would leave more than 22 million people uninsured.  There is nothing civil or decent in the President suggesting that Obamacare be repealed, even if there is no replacement for it.  So while many hours of television time will be spent excoriating 45 for his silly tweets about the Morning Joe team, far more should be spent dealing with health care, with employment creation, and with prison reform.

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