Monday, September 5, 2011

Why hasn't our President demanded Civility from Hoffa?

Anyone remember all the civility talk emanating from Washington after the Tucson shooting?

In addition to all beltway Republicans demanding a "tone down" in an attempt to prove their "compassion," and the loonies which formed the "No Labels" group, the president himself admonished both sides of the aisle to keep the rhetoric down.

Well, it sure seems like it depends who's saying what, rather than what is actually being said. Today, Hoffa introduced Obama at a Labor Day Rally and boy was he civil!

Here's the news from Matthew Boyle at the
Daily Caller.

While warming up a Detroit crowd for President Barack Obama’s Labor Day speech, Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. said unions need to fight a “war” against tea partiers and congressional Republicans. “President Obama, this is your army,” Hoffa said. “We are ready to march. Let’s take these sons of bitches out and take America back to where America we belong.”

“We gotta keep an eye on the battle that we face, a war on workers, and you see it everywhere in the tea party,” he told an enthusiastic crowd of union supporters. “And, there’s only one way to win that war, the one thing about working people is we like a good fight. And you know, what, they 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 up in Michigan and America. We’re going to win that war.”

Hoffa, Jr. (...) was opening up for Obama’s speech in Detroit, which is expected to preview “jobs plan” that he will present in a joint session of Congress on Thursday evening.

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, SEIU president Mary Kay Henry and UAW president Bob King also joined Obama in Detroit.

For the rest of the article and to watch the video you can click here.

Although Obama wasn't physically in the audience, he addressed the crowd a short while later. Not a hint of criticism or condemnation of Hoffa's speech was heard of Obama. 

Although to be fair, even if Obama would've wanted to condemn Hoffa it would've been impossible since it hadn't showed up on the teleprompter. And an actor may never deviate from his script.

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