Teamsters Thug James Hoffa Should Be Condemned for Tea Party Remark

james hoffaOn Labor Day, James Hoffa gave a rousing speech at a union rally in Michigan before President Obama took the stage. With no small amount of passion, the Teamster president emphatically told the crowd to take out those Tea Party “son-of-a-bitches.” 

No, seriously, he did. I’m not putting words in his mouth or selectively editing him. Here’s the full quote:

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We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. And you see it everywhere, it is the Tea Party. And you know, there is only one way to beat and win that war. The one thing about working people is we like a good fight. And you know what? They've got a war, they got a war with us and there's only going to be one winner. It's going to be the workers of Michigan, and America. We're going to win that war ... President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these son of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong.

Civility! 

Naturally the media was outraged, the White House declared that Hoffa had acted stupidly, and the public demanded a formal apology and a son-of-a-bitch beer summit.

Insert sarcasm here.

What actually happened was that nothing happened. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney refused to condemn Hoffa on the president’s behalf. Congresswoman and Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz refused to discuss it on Fox and Friends.

These are the same people calling for “healing words” and a “new tone of civility”?

Maybe liberals could lead by example and stop calling people who want a solvent federal budget terrorists, racists, hobbits, cunts, Nazis, crazy, grandma-murdering teabaggers.

Just in case you were wondering, Hoffa stands by his remark and says he’ll never take it back. What an SOB.

 

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