Obama, the insulter in chief

Move over, Don Rickles, Barack Obama is claiming your turf.  It seems to me that Bush never insulted Democrats, whereas Obama is completely comfortable with dissing his opponents. Daniel Halper in the Weekly Standard:

At a fundraiser in Maryland this afternoon, President Obama criticized Republicans, saying that "you can pretty much put their campaign on, on a tweet and have some characters to spare." (snip)

Social media site Twitter only allows messages no longer than 140-characters. Hence, Obama is suggesting that the Republicans are not running on much of a platform.

Both Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney have extensive plans that deal with the most important issues we face. President Obama has been AWOL on the very same issues-and his budgets have been so absurd that not even one Democrat has voted in favor of them in the past two years. Instead, he plays golf and flies to fundraisers. Not even leadership from behind...just no leadership at all.

Furthermore, this insult comes from a man whose 2008 campaign consisted to a great extent of "Hope and Change" and "Yes We Can" repeated endlessly. Those sound very Twittery.

But then there's this (from Lauri Regan) :

Obama reportedly also told that crowd, "There's not a country that wouldn't trade places with us."

Isn't that exceptional? As in American exceptionalism.