“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.
“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.
When it comes to accepting the call to action from a necessary interest group, civility is just not so important.
That’s fine. But let’s not have any more hypocrisy from the left jumping on whatever metaphor a Republican uses. I don’t think that James Hoffa meant anything more than a spirited call to action. If he calls Tea Partiers, “sons of bitches,” that’s his right. It’s distasteful and illustrative, but his using any more refined insults wouldn’t disguise what he really thinks. I’m not complaining about his language, but the hypocrisy of the President smilingly accepting that language while still posing as the leader of the civility chorus. Spare us the hypocrisies and let’s carry on with that battle that Hoffa was talking about.
So much for the “new civility.”
During his speech, President Obama also came up with this,
“I think putting money back in the pockets of working families is the best way to get demand rising because that then means business is hiring. That means the government — that means that the economy is growing.”