The even sadder reality is a national tolerance and endorsement for this language and behavior.
This is not a partisan issue. This is not a Democrat or Republican issue. This is not about whether who you voted for in the Presidential election. This is not about whether you are for "Obamacare" or against. This is about how we communicate to each other, how we respect each other, how we discuss, debate and implement policy.
Every citizen needs to be a Great Debater. If we are not educated in evidence, argument, current events, rhetoric, diversity of perspective, language, questioning and justice- all of the core debate skills - that is where sexism, racism, intolerance, and prejudice feed and fester upon the ignorant.
Our President and all our Politicans can learn much from our debaters and should definitely participate in a debate camp. Policy should not be dictated on twitter. Policy must be researched, discussed, and debated. Individual rights cannot be trampled upon, but advocated for. Public speaking and communication skills require respect first and foremost.