When “Incendiary” Rhetoric Doesn’t Matter
September 7, 2011 by Bob Livingston
The Teamsters union’s lead thug Jimmy Hoffa had some profane and incendiary rhetoric in store for a crowd at a campaign event for President Barack Obama in Detroit on Monday.
"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 said to a heavily union crowd, according to an article on ABCNews.com.
"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 added.
In light of Obama’s call last January for “civility” in public discourse, and his recent calls for a bipartisan coming-together to tackle the economy, even The Telegraph of London is wondering whether Obama is ready to demonstrate “moral courage” and repudiate Hoffa and Vice President Joe Biden, who told an AFL-CIO rally they were keeping “barbarians from the gates.”
The White House has thus far chosen to answer questions about Hoffa’s choice of words with stony silence, and Democrat National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz has taken every opportunity to avoid the question altogether. But if a Tea Party member, or a Republican, had uttered such a thing, the progressives and media would have gone apoplectic.
Once again, the hypocrisy of the mainstream media and the left is on full display.