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Hoffa on tea party, congressional conservatives: ‘Let’s take these sons of bitches out!’

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., whose father still hasn’t been found after police suspected that he was murdered decades ago in connection with his union activities, 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. It’s unclear if Obama, Henry, King or Trumka will denounce the vitriolic rhetoric against conservatives that Hoffa Jr. touted on stage while opening up for and representing the president.

In his speech, Obama — who was not present when Hoffa delivered his incendiary speech — did not denounce the labor leader or call for the “civility” that he has promoted in other public settings.

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  • Anonymous

    It seems as though you think all rednecks are union haters.   Wasn’t sure you knew that they were the beginnings of working people forming a union to fight the injustices imposed upon them by the coal mine owners.

  • Anonymous

    It seems as though you think all rednecks are union haters.   Wasn’t sure you knew that they were the beginnings of working people forming a union to fight the injustices imposed upon them by the coal mine owners.

  • Anonymous

    Like father like son. Where’s the barrel?

  • joeaiello

    Finally, a guy who tells it like it is! Fire the corporate run Tea Party!

  • Anonymous

    I hate it when you people put down unions.   My ancestors fought to give you bunch of pampered little snots the rights you have today.  Shame on all of you who think you are so intelligent.  Why don’t some of you see how your ancestors fought to get you decent working conditions.   At the turn of the 20th century people worked 14 ands 16 hours a day  in sweat shops and coal mines with no safety laws,  no healh laws, no child labor laws and the pay was barely enough to keep their family in beans and potatoes.  Large businesses killed a lot of our ancestors for wanting a small portion of the money those businesses earned on the back of hard working men and women.  Unions were formed by people.  When you people talk about “let’s take America back” I am pretty sure you mean back to the turn of the 19th century.  I know that is what the Tea Party and the Republicans want.  Especially those big corporations and the Koch Bros.

    • Anonymous

      Well Said Jayjay, but they dont care.. all they care about are “Union dues” .. EVERYONE is after the TP/GOP’s money. money money money.. its always about money.

      Praise Jesus!   

      • Anonymous

        Yes it is about money.  That’s why Trumpka had to settle for $27 million for the family of the “scab” worker who was murdered on Trumpka’s specific instructions.  You see, he was so desperate to protect his power base (which leads to more money than a man of his limited intelligence could ever earn otherwise) that he was willing to support murder to accomplish his goals. 

        That’s your boy.  Go cheer some more about how great it is that you support him. 

    • Anonymous

      You are so tired it’s pathetic.  Big unions are run by and large by criminals.  Hello, JIMMY HOFFA JR???

      They live off their workers dues, and like in Wisconsin, will sacrifice many of the people they claim to represent in order to skim as much money as possible.  I grew up in a union family and they take money from you in every way possible (including forcing members to show up at for profit events where the bosses keep the money).  They exclude people who are qualified but not connected, and they have a long and storied history of violence against anyone who crosses them. 

      Go ahead and cheerlead Media Matters and their ridiculous Koch Brothers conspiracy, but I can point to people beaten or murdered by union goons for merely trying to provide for their families.  You are on the side of the people who commit violence and steal from the people they represent.  So pat yourself on the back for echoing talking points you obviously don’t even remotely understand.  The rest of us will just shake our heads at what a moron you sound like. 

      • Anonymous

        I am now retired but I worked in union company  for many years and I made a decent wage.  My daughter still works at a union plant. I worked for Teamsters for 15 years while Jim Hoffa the dad was head of teamsters.  I worked in a warehouse along side of Republicans and Independents. The only time there was ever any problems was when there was a strike and  people like you (scabs) tried to cross our pickett line.   Those fights were by the actual workers themselves not union goons as you put it.  These workers were fighting for health care and cost of living wages and sometimes for safer working conditions like breathing the air.  If you are stupid enough to listen to your corporate masters then you get what you deserve.   A $5.00 an hr. job with no healthcare.

  • Jono

    Obama said he was honored by Hoffa jr’s presence. 

  • Anonymous

    You have Sarah Palin actually placing gun sites on a map screaming reload then Gabby Gifford is actually shot and you people call this political rhetoric. Now that James Hoffa is suggesting voting these Tea Party people out of office you call it violence.  What a bunch of stinking hypocrits you people are. He told those people they all had a vote and then he said let’s take them out.  Any sane person would know he meant by vote.  You peoplegrovel at the feet of your corporate masters and the Koch Bros. while they laugh at you all of the way to the bank because they know that soon all of you will be their slaves and they allowed you to do it to yourselves.

    • Anonymous

      Did I say you were pathetic?  I mean you’re a freaking embarrassment to nature. 

      You mean the EXACT SAME survey sites that Media Matters and the DNC used?  Those sites you pathetic troll?  Then you take a mentally disturbed person who believed the government wasn’t big enough and try to connect him to Palin?  What a douchebag. 

      BTW, Hoffa didn’t “suggest voting the Tea Party out of office” because there is no TEA PARTY candidate in office.  It’s an unaffiliated group that according to Gallop is made up of about 28 million Americans of Republican, Independent and Democrat leanings.  You are a complete moron, aren’t you? 

      • Anonymous

        He most certainly said the tea party and the Republicans.  Read the article before commenting I just read it again and it is there MORON.     I live in the south and I realize ther are very few democrats here but almost all are Republican and readily identify with the Tea Party gang.  Yes there are people who ran on a Republican ticket but were put into office by the Tea Party crowd.  That is who boner has had such a hard time controlling. Basically Bachmann and Perry are Tea Party candidates.  They are supported by the Koch bros.   I watch the real news and not Faux News.    You wouldn’t know nature if it hit you in the head.   Nature, even in animals have the instinct to survive . Anyone who would vote for a Republican has lost that instinct.

      • Anonymous

        He most certainly said the tea party and the Republicans.  Read the article before commenting I just read it again and it is there MORON.     I live in the south and I realize ther are very few democrats here but almost all are Republican and readily identify with the Tea Party gang.  Yes there are people who ran on a Republican ticket but were put into office by the Tea Party crowd.  That is who boner has had such a hard time controlling. Basically Bachmann and Perry are Tea Party candidates.  They are supported by the Koch bros.   I watch the real news and not Faux News.    You wouldn’t know nature if it hit you in the head.   Nature, even in animals have the instinct to survive . Anyone who would vote for a Republican has lost that instinct.

  • Anonymous

    I thought Obama wanted the vitriol tamed down-and he asks this guy to warm up the audience before his speech to his Detroit choir?