That’s right.  The President reportedly used the term “Tea-Baggers” during an interview with Jonathan Alter, Newsweek columnist, for his new book, “The Promise: President Obama, Year One.”  Apparently we have a sequel to look forward to, but that’s beside the point.

In a sneak preview of the book, Alter wrote:

Obama said that the unanimous House vote against the Recovery Act ‘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.’

On Saturday, Obama said the following during his commencement speech for Michigan:

We’ve got politicians calling each other all sorts of unflattering names. Pundits and talking heads shout at each other. The media tends to play up every hint of conflict, because it makes for a sexier story.

Grover Norquist was quoted saying that it’s the equivalent of using the ‘n’ word.

Is Obama a foul-mouthed hypocrite or does it not matter?