Jimmy Hoffa Jr. wants to take those Tea Party sons-of-bitches out (UPDATED)

I’m sure the calls for civil discourse will follow soon enough:

Hoffa Warming up the crowd before President Obama’s speech in Detroit this afternoon, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. had some choice words for the Tea Party.

Hoffa warned the largely union crowd that there was a “war on workers” and urged organized labor to take to the ballot box to fight lawmakers that oppose the president’s agenda.

“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,” Hoffa told thousands of workers gathered for the annual Labor Day rally.

“President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march… Everybody here’s got a vote…Let’s take these sons of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong,” he concluded.

Obama followed the union thug on stage and used his own inflaming rhetoric though not quite as heated as Hoffa’s:

Teasing next Thursday’s much embattled jobs speech, he called on the GOP to put the struggling country ahead of their party, and urged Congress to move quickly in creating new jobs:

“The time for Washington games is over. The time for action is now. No more manufactured crises. No more games. Now is not the time for the people you sent to Washington to worry about their jobs; now is the time for them to worry about your jobs.”

“Prove you’ll fight just as hard for tax cuts for middle-class families as you do for oil companies and the most affluent Americans,” he demanded, addressing the GOP’s claim that they are a “party of tax cuts”: “Show us what you got.”

Obama’s tone was stern, and unlike Hoffa’s inciting opening remarks, his rhetoric proposed challenge rather then war. “We’re going to see if we’ve got some straight shooters in Congress. We’re going to see if Congressional Republicans will put country before party,” he said. 

This from a guy whose speech was clearly aimed not at America on this national holiday but at his base.

Chutzpah.

You have to be a blooming idiot not to see through this kind of partisan garbage.  But it didn’t stop there.

The Vice President was as strident in Cincinnati:

Vice President Biden told the crowd “this is a different kind of fight. This is a fight forthe 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.”

Seems to be a meme.  They’re encouraging thuggery in the coming year.

It could get very ugly in America.

UPDATE: Guest blogger Locutisprime at Brutally Honest carries the video of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ rather pathetic attempt to dodge a direct question about Hoffa’s rhetoric.  Seriously pathetic.

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  • Anonymous

    What a pity they’ve finished the replacement for Giants Stadium…

    J.

  • jim_m

    You left out this golden oldie from last February:

    “I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than
    just sending an email to get you going. Every once and awhile you need
    to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary,” Rep.
    Mike Capuano (D-Ma.) told a crowd in Boston on Tuesday rallying in
    solidarity for Wisconsin union members.

    http://nhjournal.com/2011/02/23/dem-rep-to-unions-time-to-get-%E2%80%98bloody%E2%80%99/  The left will make this a violent affair before it’s over.

  • Bob Armstrong

     Hoffa’s not alone. The approval rating of the Tea Party movement has dropped dramatically in the last year.

    Tea Party loonies crow about Obama’s poor 40% approval ratings as they ignore that their own popularity is plummeting. It’s just more hypocrisy. “Americans don’t support Obama” but more Americans support Obama than there are those who support the Tea Party.

    Hoffa is right. It’s time to flush the turds.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QOVQNBP6WMBDZVKE6DPLYOOH2Q SusieQ

      Bobby, I can see you swirling the toilet right now…..

      • Bob Armstrong

        Sitting down for dinner already? Enjoy!

    • Anonymous

      It’s just more hypocrisy.

      Glad you’re finally admitting it.

    • Anonymous

      Like Sarah Palin said: Polls are for cross-country skiiers and strippers. Some of us don’t rely on polls to do our thinking for us, or seek out approval for our principles.

      J.

      • Bob Armstrong

        That would explain why your blog posts every time Obama’s approval rating drops.

         Yep, that explains it.

        • Anonymous

          Piss off, asshole. I have NEVER posted about a single poll, and about to start now. I don’t do polls.

          DJ, on the other hand, is a serious poll expert. I leave that for him.

          J.

    • TexBob

      You missed some Spongebob, let me scrape the rest of you off my shoe.
      Believe those libtard polls about the TEA party to your own detriment….PLEASE.

      Commies like you are being flushed every day, but thanks to your eco toilets, we have to flush three times.

    • jim_m

      the polling is mixed.  If you exclude dems AND republicans to look at the independents it looks better.

      a plurality (46%) of voters not affiliated with either major party –
      think the average Tea Party member has a better understanding of today’s
      problems [than Congress].

      Yes the negatives are high.http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/august_2011/voters_still_express_more_confidence_in_tea_party_than_in_congress
      but saying that a group that the dems have characterized as terrorists (and 29% of dems believe that the allegation is true), is only slightly more unpopular than the sitting president is not exactly a glowing endorsement of obama’s policies.

      • Bob Armstrong

        JIm declares muddy water in order to avoid the crystal clear fact that, as time goes on, more and more poeple think  less and less of the Tea party.

        The percentage of people with an unfavorable view of the Tea Party in a New York Times/CBS News Poll this week
        was higher than it has been since the first time the question was
        asked, in April 2010. Forty percent of those polled this week
        characterized their view as “not favorable,” compared with 18 percent in
        the first poll.

        In the first poll, a plurality, 46 percent, said they had not heard
        enough about the Tea Party to have an opinion (an additional 14 percent
        were undecided). Now, just 21 percent said they had not heard enough.

        The Tea Party may have benefited early on from people not really knowing exactly what it was.

        The more obvious it became that racism was behind a fair number of the Tea party movement, the more Americans rejected the Tea Party and what it stands for.

        “Conservatives” who sat by with their thumbs up their butts while Bush ran up the national debt didn’t give a crap about the debt until a black man got into the white house.

        “Conservative” cheered when Bush invaded Iraq under false pretenses, claiming we were there to liberate the Iraqi people. It was lie, and it cost a trillion dollars in debt – but that was ok with “conservative”. But when Obama truly does liberate a mid-east people, the right whines and complains. What’s the difference? A black man in the white house.

        Plenty more where that came from, but lying and claiming that the polls don’t indeed show the Tea Party declinging in popularity is a lie, Jim.
        Did you lie like this when a white man was in the white house, jim, or…?

        • jim_m

          I knew you couldn’t go too long without calling someone a racist.  Got anything to back that up?

          Oh, and the link I gave actually points out that the TEA Party is polling lower than it was last year.  Reading comprehension.  You really need to work on it.

        • jim_m

          Why do you need to call everyone a racist Spongebob Racepants?

          For the record, I was against the auto bailout.  If you don’t like the reasons that we went to war over in Iraq then complain to the Clinton admin, it was their intell that Bush went with.

          I would have a problem with any President spending like this admin has spent.  When Bush left office the deficit was some $400B per year.  obama has made triple that in deficits each year for the last three.  He has created $4T in new debt.  That’s not Bush’s fault.  His own party rejected his budget proposal earlier this year because they knew it wouldn’t fly.  Perhaps all the Senate dems are racists too?  (now I might be convinced to side with you on that based on the Senate dems past record)

          And who has obama liberated?  Iraq was liberated to claim otherwise just makes you look stupid.  Iraq has had elections that are a direct result of Bush’s policies.  obama can’t claim that.  Libya wasn’t liberated by obama and he is letting Afghanistan slide back into the hands of the Taliban.

          • https://plus.google.com/114041580398058374552/posts McGehee

            Why do you need to call everyone a racist Spongebob Racepants?

            Guilt.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JXCYWOWJRMMB3P75ZMGIJZH6PA Steve Funston

          Look, since you’re a Democrat, I understand that you are much more familiar with racism than me. You people founded the KKK, all of the villains of the Civil Rights era–Faubus, Maddox, Connor, etc.—were your guys. All the Jim Crow laws and Black Codes were past by your state legislators.  I get it. You guys do racism. But just because you Democrats default to racism, doesn’t mean everyone else does. Some people do actually have real agendas that have nothing to do with the color of a person’s skin. Seriously. And you people wonder why you are losing.

    • Anonymous

      Bobbie, then bring it on.  Please.

      You and the rest of the wannabe Marxists need to understand why the 2nd Amendment was put in the Constitution…and we’re ready to “explain” it to you.

      FOAD to you and the Resident of the White House.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

      My, my, such tough talk has me shaking in my little booties . . . another big-talking filthy hippy with a chrome-plated sexual aid . . . better stick to your black masks and setting garbage cans on fire, Fluffy.

  • Anonymous

    “What a pity they’ve finished the replacement for Giants Stadium…”
    Yup, could have been a 2fer.

  • http://www.wizbangblog.com David Robertson

    Apparently Hoffa doesn’t think that Tea Party member are workers.

    • Bob Armstrong

      Since the Tea Party is so eager to eliminate the jobs of union members it should come as no surprise.

      But in fact, Tea Party membership is by and large not working class Americans. It’s mostly well to do white folks, and not at all representative of a cross-section of Americans.

      Everybody knows that — certainly Hoffa does – you do too, right?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JXCYWOWJRMMB3P75ZMGIJZH6PA Steve Funston

        No. That’s not really true. I’ve attended many Tea Pary events and there are plenty of working folks: people with normal 9 to 5 jobs. Seriously, is this the best you libs can do? No wonder you’re turning to violence.

      • Anonymous

        We don’t want to see the jobs eliminated genius, we want the unfundable pensions, the union thuggery, the corruption and in sum the unions eliminated. They served their purpose a century ago.  Now they are destroying the economy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bassmanbad Matthew Creation-station Noell

    Way to go Wizbang, quoting the Fox News edited clip…Shades of Brietbart…congrats! And on cue, the drooling followers bark and howl…all while believing in all their hearts that it is so…because WIZZ told them so….

    • http://www.brutallyhonest.org Rick Rice

      The link with the Hoffa quote is from ABC news… as is the reference to sons-of-bitches vice son-of-a-bitches… and I purposely stayed away from a video link…

      • https://plus.google.com/114041580398058374552/posts McGehee

        Don’t confuse the drive-by troll with facts. It’s unfair, and Bob will call you a racist.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JXCYWOWJRMMB3P75ZMGIJZH6PA Steve Funston

       Mathew, he talked about war and “taking out” the Tea Party. That is violent rhetoric. Remember how your fellow liberals shot Gabby Giffords because he was influenced by Sarah Palin’s violence talk and her web site with the cross hairs, and then you people all said we needed to tone down the violent rhetoric? Remember that? So, someone from your side really needs to have a talk with Jimmy Hoffa about his tone. Can we do that? Thanks and have a nice day. Buh bye.

  • Anonymous

    Great research as usual wizbang. You guys are wating your talents you could be speech writers for the Christian right candidates Bachmann and Palin.

    Caught in Another Lie: Fox News Doctors Hoffa Speech To Fabricate Call For Violence
    by ABL

    These people are lying assholes

    And, of course, these liars pivoted from that lie to the next lie: That by failing to condemn Hoffa’s statement, President Obama is “sanctioning violence against fellow Americans.” The wingnuts are having a field day with this because of course they are.

    • jim_m

      Gee whatever happened to the civility thing that the left was complaining about last winter?  Seems that they didn’t really mean it after all.  If that is the context it is much less of a deal, but it still shows the hypocrisy of the left in condemning similar statements from the right.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JXCYWOWJRMMB3P75ZMGIJZH6PA Steve Funston

      Steve, he talked about war and “taking out” the Tea Party. That is violent rhetoric. Look, I understand you Democrats have a history of violence. You dig it. Heck, you people founded your own terrorist organization: the KKK. All the violent thugs of the Civil Rights era–Orval Faubus, Lester Maddox, Bull Connor, etc. –were Democrats. Like you. I get it. You do violence. But seriously, the time has come for you Democrats to put away your axe handles. Lay down your lynching ropes. Give peace a chance.

      • http://www.rustedsky.net Anonymous

        If they don’t keep the blacks on the plantation, they won’t be able to farm votes any more.

    • Anonymous

      Steve, look on Michelle Malkins’s top ten and tell me how innocent Richard Trumka is, and how violent rhetoric like this is never about real violence.:

      http://michellemalkin.com/2011/09/05/happy-labor-day-top-10-union-thug-moments-of-the-year/

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

      Hey Einstein – the version in the original link is from ABC, not Fox.

      I understand that you have never had an original thought of your own and just cut and paste the talking points from various lefty enclaves without even bothering to read the post upon which you comment – just wanted to make sure the newcomers were clear where you’re coming from. 

  • Anonymous

    Funny how everyone blasting Fox over presenting an edited clip and transcript… but no one actually posts the full transcript.

    And also, everyone is cleaning up Hoffa’s shitty grammar. He didn’t say “sons of bitches,” he said “son of a bitches.” That’s clear as day.

    J.

    • jim_m

      Don’t sweat it.  I see that Ed Schultz still has a job.  The left doesn’t really care about context except on the rare occasions that it works in their favor.

  • Anonymous

    Hoffa was talking about voting ,,you  know defeating ,winning the battle, “kicking ass” like George herbert  used to say, but at the  ballot box. It happens to be Labor day,  not that the right would have cared , maybe organized labor is entitled to a little exuberance, on their national holiday but not to receive  customary smears. . take 20 seconds to look at the original clip rather than  pounding for four hours as the right wing blogs did , about a doctored one, ..and Fox news still continued to base  their coverage on the doctored one, long after it had been  reported, even by them, that they had been fooled!

    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.laprarie Michael Laprarie

      Mmmmmkaaay … so the entire quote is, “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 and give America back to America where we belong! Thank you very much!”

      Um yeah … an ENTIRELY DIFFERENT meaning to Hoffa’s statement.  Only a compete idiot wouldn’t see the difference, because if you’re “keeping your eye on the prize” while kneecapping someone, you’ve obviously risen to a completely different level than someone who breaks a guy’s legs without a clear moral direction.

      Thanks for clearing this up Mr. Crickmore.

    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.laprarie Michael Laprarie

      Here’s more, as reported by Ed Driscoll: “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,” Jimmy Hoffa Jr. said to a heavily union crowd.”

      Really?  All this horribly uncivil talk about “war.”  Where’s the “hope”?  And to think just a few months ago, Sarah Palin’s rather benign use of the word “targeting” caused liberals to come totally unglued and demand that she completely withdraw herself from the public eye.

    • retired.military

      Why is it when Hoffa says it it is about voting. WHen Palin draws crosshairs on someone it is about advocating violence against them? 

  • jim_m

    Now I am finding Hoffa quoted thusly:

    “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,” said Hoffa.

    “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,” Hoffa said.

    Either way it is overheated rhetoric.  Given the dems ridiculous claims that TEA Party rhetoric was precipitating violence you would think that they would be more circumspect about their own speech.  That is unless it was only ever a hypocritical facade.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net Anonymous

      Since when AREN’T dems promoting a hypocritical facade? 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JXCYWOWJRMMB3P75ZMGIJZH6PA Steve Funston

    Unbelievable. This worthless POS is seriously our president? God help us. Who in their right mind could have actually voted for this clown?

    • http://www.rustedsky.net Anonymous

      I wish that the media had done the same job vetting him as they’d done investigating Palin’s uterus…

  • Anonymous

    The tea party, every five minutes, it is part of their speil, not just  one day a year, say “let’s take back our country”, as if liberals don´t belong, and normally  also without specifically referring to the ballot box, unlike Hoffa. If it is “the son of bitches”  reference you object to, I suggest you  or go down a mine shaft or into an auto plant, or drive a rig.

    • jim_m

      The left has spent the last 5 decades running down America.  If you don’t like it so much then why the complaint that the right wants it back?

      I think the problem here is the “take them out” rhetoric from the leader of an movement linked to organized crime and with a history of attempted murder of people who oppose them (I’m thinking of that owner of the nonunion electrician shop in Toledo as an example). 

      The TEA Party has no such history so it is hard to take claims of violent rhetoric nearly as seriously in their case.

    • jim_m

      The left has spent the last 5 decades running down America.  If you don’t like it so much then why the complaint that the right wants it back?

      I think the problem here is the “take them out” rhetoric from the leader of an movement linked to organized crime and with a history of attempted murder of people who oppose them (I’m thinking of that owner of the nonunion electrician shop in Toledo as an example). 

      The TEA Party has no such history so it is hard to take claims of violent rhetoric nearly as seriously in their case.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net Anonymous

      When a small child is wantonly breaking a very expensive toy, you don’t plead with the child to not break it, or break it slower – you take it away from them.

      In the guise of ‘improving’ things – the left’s been running up a hell of a debt with no good result.  Our economy is tottering, unemployment’s too damn high, everything out of the White House re ‘recovery’ and regulation seems designed to make things WORSE, not better.

      And we’re supposed to just sit back and LET you fuck things up?  Shit – Tip O’Neill at least recognized that the country had to be able to function at the end of the day, and both parties had to be reasonably happy. 

      The current crop of liberals aren’t worried about the long term – they’re just looking for what they can grab NOW, what political gain they can grab NOW, and fuck whoever comes along behind them because they don’t matter.

      So – take it back from the looters and wreckers?  Hell, yeah.  Think of it as recovering your car from someone who was posing as a car valet who made off with it.  You trusted them to take pretty good care of it – instead, they glommed onto it and headed for a chop shop ASAP.

  • Anonymous

    Concrete boots are to good for Barry’s goon squad of rejects.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7YIUZMXOD5JGZZTCYMVA75KFU Shadow

    It would be really good if liberals would focus that kind of attitude to the sons of bitches who kill Americans every chance they get rather than trying to explain their persecuted pasts.  I am really having a hard time seeing patriotism in their rants.

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  • herddog505

    Color me unimpressed by Hoffa’s rant.  So, the unions are Bad Luck Barry’s “army”, eh?  Well, that army is pretty small (the fraction of private industry workers who are unionized is tiny).  They got their a**es handed to them in Wisconsin and Ohio, and their antics with regard to Boeing and the Charleston plant aren’t exactly winning them any friends.  The push for card check is a de facto admission that the only way the average American worker will join a union is if he is forced to do so.

    O’ course, the unions DO have deep pockets; it’s a great thing to be able to take money from workers in exchange for letting them have a job.

    Rick RiceIt could get very ugly in America.

    Probably will: Bad Luck Barry has done such horrible damage to the liberal brand that the “Hope and Change” for decades of democrat rule has turned into fear of another Reagan decade.  The dems are increasingly desperate; they got shellacked in ’10, and fear more of the same in ’12.  Desperate people tend to do stupid things.  Natch, MiniTru will do what it can to cover for the union goons if they do get bloody, but it will be hard to do with the alternative media and a population disinclined to see overpaid union workers as suffering peons fighting for their rights against “the monied interests” (jebus, I thought that phrase went out with Model T’s).

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  • retired.military

    You can tell how concerned liberals are by the way their heads explode when you hit a sore spot for them.

    Example
    Sarah Palin
    Tea Party

  • Anonymous

    Jimmy Hoffa JR. declares
    war on America citizens and the Longshoremen at Port of Longview commit acts of terrorism.  This is you’re Unions at work!  Those involved should be charged with Domestic
    Terrorism and serve prison time.