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Hoffa: ‘Tea Party SOBs,’ Biden: ‘Barbarians’

From Fox News:

WHITE HOUSE LABOR EVENTS TURN UGLY

Published September 05, 2011, FoxNews.com

Cranking up the anti-Tea Party rhetoric, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa called on workers to "take these son-of-a-bitches out" as he warmed up a crowd Monday in Detroit ahead of President Obama’s Labor Day speech.

The rhetoric coming from speakers at the event was already heated before Hoffa took the stage. Hoffa then declared there’s a "war on workers" and vowed that organized labor would "remember in November" which lawmakers were opposing the president’s agenda.

"We’ve got to keep an eye on the battle that we face — a war on workers. And you see it everywhere. It is the Tea Party," he said. "And there’s only one way to beat and win that war — the one thing about working people is, we like a good fight."

Hoffa called on workers to get involved in opposing Tea Party-aligned lawmakers next November.

"President Obama, this is your army, we are ready to march," Hoffa said. "But everybody here’s got to vote. If we go back, and keep the eye on the prize, let’s take these son-of-a-bitches out."

Note that Mr. Hoffa was not speaking metaphorically. This was a direct call for violence. Indeed, Jimmy Hoffa’s speech was a direct threat against a large portion of the American people.

In fact, Mr. Hoffa was calling for attacks against his own union members, since the Tea Party has a number of Teamster members in its ranks. And yet there has been no outrage from our moral guardians in the press or the rest of the Democrat Party.

In fact, far from condemning Hoffa’s threats, minutes later from the same podium Mr. Obama proclaimed that he was proud of the man:

Meanwhile, in Cincinnati, OH, Vice President Joe Biden did his part to spread sweetness and light, by calling the Tea Party and the Republican Party "the barbarians at the gate."

From an non-judgmental Politico:

Biden fired up at Ohio rally

By POLITICO STAFF | 09/05/11

Vice President Joe Biden is known for his colorful rhetoric, and he didn’t disappoint a Labor Day crowd in Cincinnati. Noting Ohio labor members’ fight to overturn a new state law that clamps down on the organizing rights of public employees, Biden said of the stakes:

“This is a different kind of fight. This is a fight for the heart and soul of the labor movement. This is a fight for the existence of organized labor. You are the only ones who can stop the barbarians at the gate! That’s why they want you so bad.”

Note how the Politico calls this "firing up the crowd with "colorful rhetoric." But at least they reported it. The word "barbarians" does not even appear in The Hill’s article about Biden’s speech.

In fact, neither Hoffa’s remarks nor those from Biden have gotten much attention from our media masters. The New York Times, the newspaper of record, does not seem to have reported on either speech. Apparently, they simply did not happen.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “Hoffa: ‘Tea Party SOBs,’ Biden: ‘Barbarians’”

  1. Enthalpy

    Jimmy Hoffa had some unkind remarks for Tea Party members in his Labor day speech calling on workers to “take these son-of-a-bitches out.” Mr. Hoffa’s father was taken out. If the current Jimmy Hoffa went missing, who would care?

  2. BillK

    As always, can you imagine the furor were the comments made with parties reversed?

    Instead, the press yet again brought up Bachmann’s (Biblically accurate) “Wives submit to your husbands” comment in telling the story of Rollins’ stepping down as the head of her campaign.

  3. GetBackJack

    I cannot type, here, the comments raging around me over the weekend, on emails, telephone calls, etc.

    Beyond this, deponent sayeth not, for Steve’s sake.

  4. Chinnubie

    Even if Palin or some other conservative were to use this kind of rhetoric and the MSM went nuts claiming racism and all the rest it wouldn’t make any difference if we were to point out how they started it first because they have the right to be upset. We have been tromping on thier rights, since slavery, and this gives them the right to fight back anyway they can.

    We will always have to take the moral high ground because they have taken morality out of their equation. They are allowed to say and do anything, in thier minds they are the purveyors of justice regardless of right or wrong. They will skew any fact to suit their need and we see it over and over in the MSM. All we can do is win elections why there is still a republic in place to do so.

  5. proreason

    Testing the waters to see what they can get away with.

    It was a relief this morning that Drudge has it as his headline. A couple more days of follow-on outrage from public officials is now necessary.

    There should also be ads up with Hoffa and Obamy’s words following right behind within a few days.

    If they get away with this, a lot of people will die on election day.

  6. Petronius

    In terms of menace and invective, I would rank this with Senator Charles Sumner’s “Crime Against Kansas” speech.

    The Bolshevik thugocracy is deliberately moving the United States in an unstable and potentially dangerous direction.

    For three years Sarah Palin has been walking around with a bull’s eye painted on her back.

    The Left — from the President on down — has unleashed an unprecedented amount of hatred at her.

    This incessant drumbeat of anti-Palin and anti-Tea Party invective raises the question whether the American Left seeks to “take her out” by provoking an assassination attempt.

    • Melly

      Just viewed the video pro. Jake “Trapper” is beginning to realize how much fun it is to actually do the job of an objective journalist. I heart him….today.

    • JohnMG

      Carney is such a weasel…..he even looks the part. What is funny, though, is that every person in that room knew the truth, and certainly Carney stammered all around the issue and what he said was anything BUT the truth.

      This was a small step by Tapper, but the honest reporter could earn his bona fides by pointedly questioning the Won in the same manner as soon as the opportunity presents itself. I see some movement toward a harder line of questioning. Even the psycho-phants are growing weary of the same-ol’, same-ol’ crap. Maybe it has dawned on them that, taken as a group, they are being revealed as the ‘useful idiots’ they are.

    • sticks

      After all the crying about the vast right wing conspiracy, the violent retoric of talk radio and the Tea Party terrorists it’s fun to watch them try to worm their way out of this, but don’t worry they will find a way to make it go away. A little wishfull thinking here, is it possible that because there is so much information available on the internet, some reporters may realize if they don’t ask these questions it will hurt their credability?

  7. Yeah, that whole “new tone” didn’t last long, did it?

  8. Seems Hoffa is getting paid really good by being stupid. Funny though, the stupid ones are the Teamsters who are “footing the bill” for this clown to spout off.

    Jimmy Hoffa Jr., self appointed “Hero” of the middle, working class seems to have one big hypocritical problem. He makes over $300,000.00 per year off of Teamster Union dues from its members and then is telling everyone that those sorry S.O.B.’s of the Tea Party are the problem of this country.
    http://weaselzippers.us/2011/09/07/teamsters-top-

  9. P. Aaron

    Barbarians > Commie Dems




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