Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Teamster Boss Jimmy Hoffa: 'Let’s take these son-of-a-bitches out!'
By Adam Bitely
The ugly face of Big Labor has reared its head again — this time in Detroit with Obama.
This past weekend, at a Labor Day event in Detroit featuring an address from Obama, Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa threatened anyone opposed to Big Labor and their bought-and-paid-for Democratic political party with war. Hoffa stated, “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.”
And then came Hoffa’s infamous statement that the White House refuses to condemn: “President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these son-of-a-bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong.”
This threat comes from the Teamsters union, an organization known for its violence and intimidation tactics. Strangely, Obama, who took the stage moments after Hoffa wrapped up his screed against anyone who opposes Labor Unions running the world, failed to condemn the remarks and even expressed how “proud” he was of Hoffa’s leadership. Such comments from Obama seem to fly in the face of the civility he called for around the time of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting earlier this year.
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