Dems' new civility: 'Let's take these son of a bitches out' (updated)

James Hoffa, Jr., warming up a Labor Day crowd in Detroit before President Obama addressed them, issued an apparent call for violence against the Tea Party, calling the peaceful movement "son of a bitches."

"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."

So far, despite calls for President Obama to rebuke Hoffa, the President, who seized upon the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to posture as civility advocate, has not responded. DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, interviewed by Gretchen Carlson on Fox & Friends this morning, was pressed for a reaction to Hoffa's obscene (and ungrammatical) call for violence, and retreated into generalities about policy, refusing, despite being pressed, to in any way comment on Hoffa's inflammatory words.

If Obama is smart, he will decry ugly words "from any side" in his address to Congress Thursday. But such a move might antagonize Hoffa and other labor leaders -- at least unless Obama did plenty of hand holding, letting them know this is a tactical move, nothing serious. But the AFL-CIO is restive, and threatening to concentrate its resources att he state level, where it is fighting states like Ohio and Wisconsin, where public employee unions have been reined in, and prevented from automatically collecting dues from the paychecks of public employees.

The glaring hypocrisy of the White House on violent rhetoric will continue the deterioration in President Obama's public approval.

Phil Boehmke adds:



Following Jimmy Jr.'s not so civil discourse, Mr. Obama expressed his sense of pride for the labor leaders (including Hoffa) who have so generously supported his campaign by diverting the forced union dues of the rank and file into his re-election war chest.  During his remarks the oblivious one commended his union pals for their tireless effort "to build a better Detroit."   What says success in Detroit better than 24% unemployment?

The Labor Day attack was just the latest in a sickening series of officially sanctioned assaults on the loyal Americans of the Tea Party movement.  The CBC has declared all-out war on the Tea Party by whipping up racial hatred in the black community.  Although there is no direct evidence connecting recent spate of racial mob violence that has rocked our nation to the CBC's hate campaign, it does give one pause to think.  Since there has been no statement from Mr. Obama regarding the attempts by the CBC to incite violence against members of the Tea Party, it is safe to assume that he supports their efforts.

The extreme rants of the CBC recently gained a veneer of academic credibility (is there such a thing anymore?) when a paper presented at the American Political Science Association endorsed the belief that the Tea Party is a racist movement.  According to Emory University Professor Alan I. Abramowitz:

"Tea Party supporters displayed high levels of racial resentment and held very negative opinions about President Obama, compared with the rest of the public and even other Republicans," Mr. Abramowitz wrote. "In a multivariate analysis, racial resentment and dislike of Barack Obama, along with conservatism, emerged as the most important factors contributing to support for the Tea Party movement."

Was this what it was like during the early 1930's in Germany?  Most typical German citizens turned a blind eye to the Nazi (National Socialist) encroachments on private enterprise and their campaign against the Jews, after all as long as the government left them alone why should they worry?  Still, Hitler did give the people socialized medicine.

Update: Hoffa is unrepentant. Talking Point Memo:

Hoffa said he'd say the exact same words all over again.

"I would because I believe it," he said. "They've declared war on us. We didn't declare war on them, they declared war on us. We're fighting back. The question is, who started the war?"