Monday, September 05, 2011

The New Civility

Jimmy Hoffa, President of the Teamsters, in a warm-up speech prior to one given by President Obama:
“President Obama, this is your army,” Hoffa Jr. declared. “We are ready to march. Let’s take these sons of bitches out and take America back to where America we belong.”

I wait for the president to repudiate such comments by such an ardent supporter.

Still waiting....

What? What's that? Obama mentioned Hoffa in his speech?
“Did Obama disapprove of Hoffa’s incendiary message? Apparently not; he mentioned Hoffa only to say that he is proud of him. But, what the heck: he sat through ‘God DAMN America’ for twenty years without protest, so I guess he can put up with Tea Party ‘sons of bitches,’ too. . . . In the meantime, my suggestion to any Republican is that he respond to Obama’s challenge by saying, ‘We’re not going to double down on failure.’”
I'm sure our friends on the left will excuse Obama's religiosity. And his complete and total hypocrisy. And his complete and total failure as a president.

Update, 9/7/11: The Democrats are hyprocrites, there's no way around that:
Remember when Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was shot in Tucson by a mentally ill gunman? Do you remember the many voices calling for civility in our political dialogue that sprang from that event?

That happened only eight months ago, but civility has evidently become passe.

We've received a few recent, unpleasant reminders of this fact. Just before the holiday weekend, video emerged of Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., telling a friendly crowd that some of his fellow members of Congress would like to lynch him because he is black. Given that Carson obviously made this up (if he didn't, he is free to return The Washington Examiner's calls at long last and name names), it's a cheap way of spreading false fears and exciting base voters.

On Labor Day, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa had choice words for Republicans at a union rally: "Let's take these son-of-a-bitches out and give America back to America where we belong." The first part of that sentence seems slightly more serious than putting "targets" on a campaign map, doesn't it? (And no, I have no idea what the second half means.)


Ellen K said...

Obama claims not to have heard Rev. Wright issue his ethnocentric diatribes. Obama claims not to have heard Biden's snide remarks. Obama claims not to have heard Hoffa's verbal threats on Tea Partiers. I think Obama has a hearing problem.

Darren said...

It's not a problem for *him*.