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“President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these son of bitches out…”

“President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these son of bitches out…”

Obama gave a speech today.  It was in Detroit.

Jimmy Hoffa Jr. set the tone as the warm up act (video links below)(h/t @allahpundit):

Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa had some profane, combative words for Republicans while warming up the crowd for President Obama in Detroit, Michigan on Monday.

“We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. 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,” Jimmy Hoffa Jr. said to a heavily union crowd.

“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 added.

I haven’t heard Obama’s speech yet, but will do an update when it’s available. For now, you will have to accept James Taranto’s summary:

Update: We now know Obama’s theme for Thursday’s speech before Congress, Republicans need to put country before party:

“We’re going to see if we’ve got some straight shooters,” Obama told a friendly crowd at a labor picnic on Detroit’s waterfront. “We’re going to see if congressional Republicans can put country before party.”

“Show us what you got,” Obama said at another point.

Thanks to Breitbart TV for the embeds of the Hoffa rant and Obama’s warm verbal embrace of Hoffa.

And, Media Matters is complaining that the “take these son of bitches out” language was “doctored” by FoxNews and that it really related to voting, not a call to violence.  It does appear that the wording related to voting, but does MMFA endorse calling political opponents such terms together with talk of being an army and marching to battle?  Notice MMFA parses words without condeming the violent imagery and war talk.

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Aww, Junior. Miss your daddy, do you?

DINORightMarie | September 5, 2011 at 2:26 pm

(I just commented on this on your prior post; I will copy that here, as my comment is more relevant to this thread.)

However, as to your update: the only thing I have to say as to the “country over Party” tactic: YOU FIRST.

That has been the problem all along. It is not Republicans, not TEA Party patriots, standing in the way, as Obama has repeated and asserted (as well as Debbie Wasserman Schultz and every other Dem) ad nauseam.

No. It is Obama. The Dem Senate, led by Dingy Harry Reid. And, before she lost the House majority, San Fran Nancy Pelosi. They are the obstructionists.

Lead by example, Obama. Put up, or shut up.

Or is this just more empty rhetoric, more “words, just words”?

DINORightMarie | September 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm

(From a prior post, where someone commented that the person speaking was, they thought, Trumpka:)

It was Teamsters Jimmy Hoffa Jr. I just saw it on
Real Clear Politics
.

That is what scares me if Sarah Palin decides to run. These gangster thugs (aka Union leaders, Big Labor, etc.) will not hesistate to use violence, since they have exhausted all other Alinsky avenues, thrown everything else at her, and failed to take her out of the arena.

The others will suffer Alinsky tactics, just as Sarah has over the last 3 years. Because the left know she is the real deal; and, by making the “TEA Party” their “target,” she is the bulls-eye.

Nothing is beneath the left. Nothing.

    Then I suggest that Palin pick her VP candidate very carefully.
    Perhaps, somebody that labor hates even more than her.

    On the other hand, not even they can ignore reality forever.

    Faith-Based Education and a Return to Shop Class

    They recognize there is a problem (in this case it is education), and they are beginning to wonder why money, and technology specifically, has not been the solution.

    On a related note, the Soviet communists experienced the same problem, when their effort to enforce economic equality met with a progressive failure. They too encountered a harsh confrontation with reality; but, they did adapt, eventually, but too late. Of course, their global empire did not help, but exacerbated the fundamental flaws that existed in their regime. And yet, they weren’t nearly so delusional to reject individual dignity as America’s left demonstrates itself to be.

      BannedbytheGuardian in reply to n.n. | September 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm

      There are 2 French photographers who have detailed the demise of Detroit . A sequence of disturbing & shocking & sad images are on their website.

      The speed of the destruction is evident -whole buildings & businesses schools hotels train staions deserted (& trashed ) as if an Alien invasion swooped in & took everyone. But Alieans only go to mid west towns & take upright citizens & return them .after some investigations of nether regions.

      They have not returned the kidnapees back to Detroit. Not even a story to tell.Spooky.

        So, BannedbytheGuardian, you believe in aliens, right? That would explain the policies they support, which are designed to denigrate individual dignity and devalue human life.

        Yup, that’s one conspiracy theory I could definitely acknowledge. Well, that, and my own theory of sabotaged character development.

Unions enforce a structural inequality in the labor market. The public unions interfere with our representative government and, in fact, are effectively the illegal fourth branch. While the former is constrained by the business which it regulates, and its fortunes will rise and fall with the market’s judgment of the business, the latter is funded through involuntary exploitation (e.g., taxes), and when it bypasses representation of the taxpayers, is a causal factor in progressive corruption.

We can and should tolerate private unions. We cannot tolerate and must dismantle the unions serving civil servants.

Should private unions be restricted by business and circumstance? For example, there are inherent disparities that exist in each business due to their nature and operating model.

This looks/sounds like a pep rally to get him ready for his jobs speech.

This is perfect. I couldn’t imagine a better match-up then Obama and Hoffa going into the elections of 2012.

The unions have clearly galvanized their position as violence prone hoods and goons who are ready to knock heads. I think they should continue to put out exactly this type of 1950’s rhetoric so that everyone can see how far they have advanced over the years. Everyone these days just loves the thought of corrupt unions, backed by mobsters, strong-arming their way into organizations in order to create a working atmosphere of fear through intimidation. I strongly encourage them to play the union card big-time for 2012.

Also, I think the Republicans should immediately begin printing bumper stickers and posters with the slogan – Put Country Before Party. Then they should all give speeches about how the Congressional Black Caucus is racist, and they should accuse Obama for being a racist war criminal for his advancing Al Qaeda in Libya, where they are now rounding up all the black people and putting them in prison camps.

If President Obama didn’t rebuke what Hoffa said in any way … then he needs to be called out on it.

And pundits on the left, especially those who played Krazy-Connect-the-Unrelated-Dots with Loughner over Palin’s map, should be called out if they don’t immediately reject this.

This is really over the line. I really do sincerely hope the president distanced himself from Hoffa’s ugliness.

LukeHandCool (who thought he couldn’t possibly be surprised by how low these people could stoop …but he was wrong).

    Not only did he not disassociate from this, he thanked him and told him he was proud of him. Don’t know about you but, where I come from calling someone a “son of a bitch” used to be one of the worst things you could say, because you were talking about their momma. For the President of the United States of America to stand in front of people talking violently about other citizens and acknowledge them as his “army” is way to South American banana dicatorship for me.

      You’ve got it! That is exactly the point. As President, Obama had an immediate obligation to call Hoffa out and to renounce the violent rhetoric. This is now Obama’s problem, not Hoffa’s.

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If Jimmy Jr and the other Dem Leaders think this is war – this is the first hint they understand how serious the debate is. Did they think this whole discussion about the America’s survival was just polite discussion with tea and crumpets?

Problem with Jimmy and his thinking – Dem Leadership is no different than the generals of World War One. Throw more men at those trenches. Never mind how big the bloodbath, just wasting lives. Same mindset with our current problems – throw more money at it, never minding the consequence.

DocWahala – thinks Jimmy Jr is starting to sound like Custer when he left the fort.

Chicago thugs. Shame on you, America, for electing a vicious, partisan Chicago thug.

And can we please overlay this with Obama’s Tucson speech?

I’m so filled with fury today, seeing and hearing this. I am without words. At least the kind that I can say around my kids.

In all seriousness, is there any word of President Obama rejecting Hoffa’s vitriol?

If something like this had been said by a speaker opening for Perry or Romney … journalists would be asking them about nothing else.

If something like this had been said introducing Sarah Palin … we’d have history’s first flash mob composed completely of rampaging journalists.

LukeHandCool (who is more of an old-fashioned streaker than a flash-mobber).

    He couldn’t have rebuked Hoffa’s comments because his speechwriters did not know what Hoffa was going to say in advance. Therefore, a rebuke would not have been in the script on the teleprompter. Q.E.D.

Are these the same people that launched into Sarah Palin when someone not connected to her in any way went on a shooting rampage, suggesting that some rhetorical bulls eyes were the cause of his very severe mental illness that was not at all political?

Yet when the leader of the AFL-CIO gets up in front of a group of his minions, calls them to violence (not so rhetorically, given their recent history) and then is followed by the President of the United States (or at least the President of Those Whom Agree With Him and Damn All the Others) and not only does he not repudiate the violent rhetoric but doubles down and endorses it?

I thought so.

It’s 1860 redux.

A submission to Legal Insurrection’s Dept. of Semiotics…

http://theothermccain.com/2011/09/05/scoamf-nation/

Wow! Is POTUS trying to look like a thug? This clip will do it.

The fact that “Hope and Change” has failed and Obama is now using McCain/Palin’s slogan, “Country First” should tell us all something!

It is a personal low for me to witness the President of the United States standing shoulder to shoulder with his personal “army” and declaring war on other citizens of our country is mind numbing. It is igonorant beyond belief. When the war finally comes, which it will if the left keeps pushing this hard for a punch in the face…you know it will. And, Obama need look no further than the mirror to wonder what set Americans against each other.

What legacy is this for Obama? He’s taken the presidency down to banana republic levels. Obama is a Chavez wannabe.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | September 5, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. If we stupidly re-elect Obama to a second term, the country will be so divided and we’ll hate each other so much by the time he leaves office that it will take decades to repair the ill will and the animosity that he has intentionally created between the races, the rich vs the poor, Republicans vs. Democrats, etc.

I no longer wonder if we will see riots in the streets. I think it’s really only a question of when.

I say we hit THEM where is hurts; at the bargaining table. WE THE PEOPLE will remove it.

Where do they get the idea that during a time when 20% of their fellow citizens (AND employers) are out of work that somehow they are entitled to raises and increased benefits?

The post office is dying. Some can argue it’s usefulness but it does have some yet it’s dying because it’s costs (80% of which is LABOR) are too high. Have there been any reasonable offers of givebacks or reductions? NO. Even the least intelligent looks out for it’s own enlightened self interest.

Time to show the Unions WHO’S THE BOSS. Time to exercise OUR rights of negotiation and say NO! HELL NO!

Unions can serve a good purpose, and there is no need to get rid of them. There is a need to keep them honest. Make union membership (that is, payment of dues) voluntary. Where union membership is voluntary, the union leaders focus on taking care of their members.

Hey junior you are in trouble. I was in Iowa this weekend and at the Tea Party rally I saw people wearing t-shirts that said AFL-CIO for Palin. I went right up to them and they told me wear they had them printed up. I purchased one for a friend. Just sayin’

Subotai Bahadur | September 5, 2011 at 5:40 pm

“We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. 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,” Jimmy Hoffa Jr. said to a heavily union crowd.

“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 added.

can be readily answered from history.

“Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”
—- Captain John Parker, Lexington Minutemen, April 19, 1775

They are used to threatening people who will not meet their force, with more. They may find themselves sorely disabused.

Subotai Bahadur

I urge you to follow L.I. post of the day and join in “Sorry Barry.” Very funny.

http://www.imao.us/index.php/2011/09/excuses/comment-page-1/#comment-155323

1. The content of Taranto’s tweet crossed my mind the moment I learned the speech was in Detroit. I’m sure I’m not alone.

2. We’re going to see if we’ve got some straight shooters. We’re going to see if congressional Republicans can put country before party. So speaks the transnational leftist who is healing the planet and slowing the rise of the oceans.

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. So speaks Dr. Samuel Johnson.

3. We’re going to see if we’ve got some straight shooters. We’re going to see if congressional Republicans can put country before party. This is a long-standing Obama ploy. He talks like a judge, umpire, or objective observer when he is actually one of the players. Having had years to observe this artifice, hopefully the GOP brain trust has prepared a countermeasure for use in the general-election campaign.

4. By rights Obama should not be reelectable. Alas, I do not put it past the Stupid Party to nominate someone whom Obama can defeat, and I do not put it past the American electorate to let themselves be fooled again.

Yeah, that’s the ticket. Armed combat with a bunch of grandmas. The dims are really scared of the tea party, aren’t the. All this rhetoric about a group of informally organized ordinary citizens who have never even offered to hurt anybody and always clean up after their rallies. All this talk is to demonize the tea party movement and stop more from being recruited and cause some to quit. They will fail. They are oblivious to the anger out there. And they won’t attack anyone except maybe black tea partiers and get away with it as in the case Mr. Gladney. Holder should have amended that statement he made. He meant only dim blacks. Whatever happened to the meme about war and gun rhetoric. Oh, yes, it had an expirition date like all obama statements or maybe he just meant republicans should stop that rhetoric.

Now Biden has called his opponents “Barbarians.”

I’m sorry … I understand politics is a contact sport at times … but there are still rules of behavior and this is a vicious late, late hit out of bounds long after the play ended.

I can easily imagine if some high school kid spoke into a microphone to introduce his buddy running for student body president like this, he’d be suspended from school.

This is dangerous and disgraceful behavior. Will Obama address this? Either immediately or during his jobs speech?

Neo

“Then I suggest that Palin pick her VP candidate very carefully.Perhaps, somebody that labor hates even more than her.”

John Bolton. Or Alan West. Both would be a safety net for her much as biden is for obama..

huskers-for-palin | September 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm

I was waiting for Obama to turn gangster and flash a gun to the audience. What next? Have Snoop Dog as a labor Czar?

I will point out that this is the same city in which the black City Council members told whites to “Go home.” This was in relation to proposed Cobo Hall improvements. In fact, when a white Teamster member dared suggest that an improved Cobo Center would create more good-paying jobs for union workers, City Council member Conyers reminded him, “Those workers look like you; they don’t look like me.”

http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/detroit_city_council_is_blatantly_unapologetically_racist/

It is so bad, Time ran a photo essay entitled “The Remains of Detroit”.

http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1864272,00.html

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I’m seeing claims that some outlets have edited a relevant sentence out of Hoffa’s remarks. To wit:

“President Obama, this is your army, we are ready to march,” Hoffa said. “But everybody here’s got to vote. If we go back, and keep the eye on the prize, let’s take these son-of-a-bitches out.”

Prior to this open demonstration of out-and-out thuggery, I presumed that the biggest single political mistake he could make in this speech Thursday, and the one that would be most damaging to our American polity going forward, would be for him to hunker down and repeat the heretofore Democrat poison pill theme . . . the Republicans and Tea Partiers are all a bunch of rich racists meme.

The problem is that we keep forgetting that he was raised in the “Chicago Way” in politics. And perhaps more importantly, his only real life experience, prior to becoming a politician, was as a community organizer — a professional trouble-maker and rabble-rouser — so I suppose no one should ever count on him taking the high road.

Yet today he actually raised those stakes. His immediate surrogate, the Vice-President of the United States, chose to call us barbarians today, and Obama actually thanked a labor thug for his “introduction,” a man who just threatened to literally organize his ranks to go to war with other Americans!

Is he nuts? Or, are we in for a period of social turmoil and violence?

    I have been surprised at the relatively small amount of violence this summer in the US. It looks like it will come next spring.

    SunnyJ in reply to Trochilus. | September 5, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Insane is not mutually exclusive from clever, brilliant, narcissistic, pathological and on and on. Is he playing with fire, for whatever agenda or diagnosis?…yes. Will this set us all up for a period of social turmoil and violence? Yes. Does that suit the Clower and Piven “collapse the system” system and Alinsky’s rules, absolutely.

    Chaos in the streets, with Obama and progressives firmly ready to use executive fiat to take over has been the grand game all along.

    The one kernal of truth in his speech today, as every pathological liar always has one or two… when he talked about what he was going to do next he said, “…and we won’t wait for them, we’ll do it without them.” Sound familiar, we have stealth amnesty, Cap and Trade, gun control and thousands of other laws without legislative input or in the face of a direct bipartisan NO.

    He’s been telling his impatient base all along that they didn’t know what he was doing behind the scenes…here it is…in your face. And, the army is ready to march.

[…] //]]> Tweet Not that you should be surprised, but President Obama failed to condemn Jimmy Hoffa’s provocative language while warming up a Michigan labor crowd before Obama […]

Via Michelle Malkin’s Top Ten instances of official thuggery of the year:

In Boston, at a rally in “solidarity” with the Wisconsin fight earlier this year, Congressman Michael Capuano (D-Mass speaks:

“Every once in a while you gotta get out in the streets and get a little bloody when necessary.”

But at least he seemed to backpedal a bit the next day without getting specific, but saying he did regret his “choice of words.”

Will Obama “regret” his choice today of choosing to remain silent in the face of Hoffa’s bellicose ranting?

Don’t count on it! Chicago means never having to say you’re sorry!

It’s looking to me that Obama is about to embrace his campaign persona. Reincarnation of FDR.

The union is good at killing things. Look what they’ve done to Detroit.

Welcome, Union Brothers and Sisters
by Sarah Palin on Tuesday, September 6, 2011

“Recently someone commented: “I’m a union member. I’ve been a Democrat all my life. Now I’ll vote for anyone with a plan to save America.” I know what that person is feeling. I want all good union brothers and sisters to know that there is an alternative. The grassroots, independent Tea Party Movement articulates a real alternative rooted in free men and free markets, not the cronyism of Barack Obama and the permanent political class in DC. Their cronyism is why we have no job growth, massive unsustainable debt, and a housing market in the tank. Too many politicians are simply addressing the economic symptoms instead of fighting the underlying disease. The path forward is through reform. On Saturday, I outlined some ideas about that reform, and I will continue to do so.”

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150285058673435

[…] So with a $300,000 salary Hoffa does the Scarface routine and threatens to take SOBs out. […]

It seems Shakespeare had a quote for everything. “Lay on MacDuff, and Damned be him who first cries Hold, Enough!”

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