Ah, Labor Day. The official end of summer, the indicator to women coast to coast to stop wearing white, and most importantly, my birthday weekend! But why Labor Day? (See Haymarket Affair) I know, scarry, right?
It seems that not only has our
esteemed President mistaken history for a pro-union day of celebration, but so has the son of esteemed AWOL Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa, Jimmy Hoffa Junior. Hoffa called on unionists to rally to war against the Tea Party assertting “Let’s take thse sons of bitches out!” (See video , courtesy Breitbart.tv) while introducing President Obama at a rally in Detroit. Obama later embraced this *new tone of civility* by stating that he was “proud” of Hoffa.
Soon, “Sons of Bitches” everywhere began showing their true colors, with their *de facto* tone of civility. If you connect the dots, and follow the language and rhetoric, nothing has changed over the years. They have always been well-worded, civil and intelligent:
Bill Hennessy, co-founder of the St Louis Tea Party Coalition released this statement yesterday:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
St. Louis, MO– The St. Louis Tea Party Coalition regrets the unfortunate call to violence by Teamster president Jimmy Hoffa. We believe that the political process–not terrorist tactics–will restore American exceptionalism. We expect the men and women of the Teamsters to do the right thing and remove Mr. Hoffa from office.
On Labor Day, in remarks introducing the President of the United States, Hoffa effectively declared civil war on citizens who support the Tea Party movement, saying, “The war on workers, and you see it everywhere, it [sic] is the Tea Party . . .President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these son of a bitches [sic] out . . .”
“This is sad,” said St. Louis Tea Party Coalition co-founder Bill Hennessy. “We went through this in August 2009 with [AFL-CIO President John] Sweeney’s letter to the rank-and-file to ‘get in their faces,’ and the White House told supporters to punch us back twice as hard. By contrast, we’ve held dozens of peaceful events. We just wish people like Hoffa would let us exercise the First Amendment in peace and safety.”
In sharp contrast to Hoffa’s call to violence, St. Louis Tea Party Coalition is launching its 12-month “The After Party” campaign on September 15 at 7:00 pm at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Clayton. The stated purpose of The After Party is to restore the human fabric of society. For more information about
The After Party visit http://stlouisteaparty.com/category/the-after-party/.
Further, David Hale, of The Rockwood Tea Party released this:
Contact: David Hale
For Immediate Release
Rockford TEA PARTY calls for Labor Leader Jimmy Hoffa to Resign
Rockford, IL – September 5, 2011 — The Rockford Tea Party calling for Labor Leader and Democrat Party Operative, Jimmy Hoffa to resign after the Union Leader made calls prior to President Obama’s speech in Detroit to incite Union members to violent action against Tea Party Americans.
“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.
Calls to violence can never be acceptable in this civil society. Hoffa’s remarks were made in an introduction to Obama speaking to Auto Workers and Unions in Detroit and this sort of angry, hateful, call to violence should be repudiated by the President with a call from the President to ask Hoffa to resign his very public position of influence.
Hoffa’s call to violent action was and is incendiary and dangerous. If even one member of the Tea Party is harmed by anyone after Hoffa’s call to violence, then Hoffa should be held accountable by the Justice System and Charged appropriately.
Jimmy Hoffa must resign and should never hold a position of Public Influence with any organization again.
“Lying attacks on the tea party movement have disturbingly increased in recent days. It is high time that elected leaders like President Obama were held accountable when their key supporters engage in harmful and divisive rhetoric,” Tea Party Express Chairwoman Amy Kremer said in a statement. “We at Tea Party Express demand an immediate apology from Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa. We further urge President Obama to strongly rebuke Hoffa for his dangerous comments.”
“We need to call them out on this. There is a myth that the Tea Party is the source of the heated rhetoric,”
Judson Phillips, Tea Party Nation
THE TUCSON TEA PARTY CALLS ON ARIZONA INSTITUTE FOR CIVIL DISCOURSE TO DENOUNCE HOFFA COMMENTSThe Tucson Tea Party calls on the National Institute for Civil Discourse, also based in Tucson Arizona, to denounce the violence-inciting comments directed at Tea Party members made by Teamsters Union President Jimmy Hoffa in a speech he gave at a Labor Day campaign rally for President Barack Obama.
Hoffa said that unions need to pick fights with Tea Parties and Congressional Republicans. He further went on to say,““The war on workers, and you see it everywhere, it [sic] is the Tea Party . . .President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these son of a bitches [sic] out . . .”
Trent Humphries Organizer for the Tucson Tea Party said “If the National Institute for Civil Discourse is to have any legitimacy at all, this is the type of thing they need to focus on. By not doing so, calls into question the very reason for their existence. Either they focus on all comments, even from those they consider their political allies, or they need dispense with any claim to non-partisanship and reimburse any financial help provided by the University of Arizona.”
President Obama, who was in attendance at the Labor Day rally, spoke at a Memorial Service in Tucson after the tragic shootings of January 8th and said the following,”But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized – at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do – it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.”
President Obama has had no comment on the words spoken right before he too delivered a speech.