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I posted a response to a previous post to explain what I mean when I wrote that O is “pinning” brother against brother:
What I mean by that is that Hoffa Jr. offered Obama “an army” of union leaders and members to fight against the Tea Party-which have hundreds of thousands of “members” that are involved in that movement as well as those that support it. Hoffa Jr., like Sarah mention on her Facebook response and quote:
“This was shamefully on display yesterday at President Obama’s taxpayer-funded campaign rally in Detroit. In introducing the President, Teamsters President James Hoffa represented precisely what I was talking about as he declared war on concerned independent Americans and on the freshman members we sent to Congress last November by saying, “Let’s take these son-of-a-bitches out!”
Now what Hoffa Jr. did during his warm-up speech is to present Obama with “your army” and Obama did not condemn any of those remarks. There were no comments from the White House to the DNC. If any person with a Jared Loughner complex on EITHER END fires the first shot, you betcha we’re gonna have the start of a Second Civil War if this is not stopped immediately.
To offer Obama an army of civilians to fight another group of Americans is pinning brother against brother. That’s un-American, unpatriotic and incredibly dangerous. Remember this speech by President Obama?
His quote: “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
People are connecting the dots from the union rally, directly to this quote. Pray for this country, that common sense prevails.
Because in Obama’s world, people that own a small business and are second or third parties near a manufacturing plant or a business are EEEVILL!
I posted this response at Zip:
Dingbat is messing with Apple fanboys? Oh boy, Engadget, CNET and other techie websites will call him on it. Dude doesn’t know what’s coming. That’s one. Rush won’t admit he’s a fanboy but I am a Dittohead and he often brings Apple to the table. The one person he’d love to meet: Steve Jobs.
Two, I can’t wait for Trump’s response-I hope he sends his “pitbull” to Hoffa and kick his butt all the way to China.
Third, all if not the most of the clothes Hoffa wears are made in China. Ford has a plant in Venezuela and it’s been there ever since I was a teen-a long time ago.
Now for those evil corporations and Big Pharma that PEOPLE NEED IN ORDER TO LIVE AND USE: Eli Lilly has three manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico-shut your trap is US Territory. Hope and pray they don’t leave like many others left Puerto Rico because of tax burdens.
Does he wanna mess with FedEx and UPS too? FedEx hub is in Memphis-but they deliver around the world with service centers and couriers around the world. They employ more than 100K people. The only people that are unionized on FedEx are the pilots. UPS is all union, baby.
JanSport makes most of those backpacks kids and adults use in Puerto Rico too. Medtronic is there too, and most Americans use those pacemakers. That revenue goes to the US.
When I moved here ten years ago, GE Transportation fired more than 600 people. There was a paper bag plant here in Erie too=they closed. Small businesses that depend on those manufacturing and corporations nearby-restaurants, stores, cafeterias often fire people or shut down.
Jerk Hoffa is for his own since he doesn’t care about those hard working Americans that cook and sell sandwiches from a truck. Or when these corporations have contracts with local mechanics, body shops, et. al. so Sales Department’s staff can drive to deliver or advertise their products. What about those, Hoffa?
And what about housing for those that need to live nearby? If there’s a new development near one of them, what are the chances that these houses will sell quicker because strategically they depend on businesses nearby-and Mean Bank and insurance companies for vehicles and houses are EEEEVIIILLLL!!!
Jake Tapper goes for the kill and hammers Jake Carney for Hoffa’s SOB comment in Michigan:
Transcript from Mediaite:
Jay Carney: Of course he did.
Jake Tapper: Then, where do the comments by the Teamsters president fit in with that?
Jay Carney: First of all, those weren’t comments by the President. Secondly, as I think it’s been reported…
Jake Tapper: …comments by a union leader, at an event that President Obama spoke at…
Jay Carney: I understand that there is a ritual in Washington that, you know, somebody says something, and you link the associations, and then everybody who has an association with him or her has to avow or disavow. The President wasn’t there, he wasn’t on the stage, he didn’t speak for another twenty minutes, he didn’t hear it. I really don’t have any comment beyond that.
Jake Tapper: Okay, well, some of us covered the campaign, and recall a time when somebody made some harsh comments about then-Senator Obama during the introduction at a McCain rally, and the Obama campaign was offended, and expected an apology, Senator McCain came out and did so.
Jay Carney: Mr. Hoffa speaks for himself, he speaks for the labor movement, AFL-CIO. The President speaks for himself, I speak for the President. What the President was glad to do yesterday was the opportunity to present his views on the importance of working Americans, and on the importance of taking measures to help working Americans, to create jobs and grow the economy.
Jake Tapper: So the precedent you’re setting right now for the 2012 election is, the Republican candidates are the ones to pay attention to. Those who introduce them at rallies, their surrogates, we don’t have to pay attention to anything that they say.
Jay Carney: Jake, I think I’ve said what I can say…
Jake Tapper: Is that the standard now?
Jay Carney: (inaudible)
Jake Tapper: I’d rather not have to do this Washington kabuki every time something happens, but if that’s the standard, if that’s the standard…
Jay Carney: The standard is we should focus on the actions we can take to grow the economy and create jobs, instead of focusing on kabuki theater.
Fred Lucas: Does the President find the comments appropriate?
Jay Carney: Can we move on?
White House correspondents, you got schooled.
Hoffa Jr. was with Barack Obama on Air Force One. This does not surprise me, since he has this knack for bringing aboard people and sneak them with his Secret Service. They did have a game plan. This is no coincidence, folks. Jim Carney can speak for the president or he can’t (whichever the wind blows).
Anybody that has attended a political event knows how the event unfolds before politicians go onstage and the pep talk can be heard in order to introduce the main speaker. That’s what happens in rock concerts-the warm up and the main attraction. Obama was listening. Obama was not hiding out in a soundproof booth with loud music like Miss Universe used to do with their pageants.
From Left Out In America‘s blog:
President GWB was often portrayed like a monkey, an idiot and a warmonger. President Obama has a responsibility-a whole country in his hands. His job is to protect America and not pin brother against brother. Conservative media and bloggers have called Obama on his continued hatred agenda. Several cards have been played; let’s see if Obama’s “union army” will incite violence on those who believe that they have rights too-only they give it to the wrong people and not to empower themselves.
It was an alarming Labor Day for America. And may God shed His grace on thee.
Welcome, Union Brothers and Sisters
In my speech on Saturday in Iowa, I said: “Between bailouts for Wall Street cronies and stimulus projects for union bosses’ security and ‘green energy’ giveaways, [Barack Obama] took care of his friends. And now they’re on course to raise a billion dollars for his re-election bid so that they can do it all over again.” This was shamefully on display yesterday at President Obama’s taxpayer-funded campaign rally in Detroit. In introducing the President, Teamsters President James Hoffa represented precisely what I was talking about as he declared war on concerned independent Americans and on the freshman members we sent to Congress last November by saying, “Let’s take these son-of-a-bitches out!”
What I say now, I say as a proud former union member and the wife, daughter, and sister of union members. So, as a former card-carrying IBEW sister married to a proud former Laborers, IBEW, and later USW member, please hear me out. What I have to say is for the hard working, patriotic, selfless union brothers and sisters in Michigan and throughout our country: Please don’t be taken in by union bosses’ thuggery like Jim Hoffa represented yesterday. Union bosses like this do not have your best interests at heart. What they care about is their own power and re-electing their friend Barack Obama so he will take care of them to the detriment of everyone else.
To the same degree Americans are concerned about irresponsible, greedy corporate execs who got cushy bonuses from taxpayer-funded bailouts, we should also be concerned about greedy union bosses who are willing to tank our economy just to protect their own power. As union history shows, power and greed corrupt. Just because you claim to represent union members doesn’t mean you are on the side of the angels. The greed of too many of these union bosses has all but destroyed the labor movement in this country, helped chase away our jobs, and is killing the American dream.
To see where this leads, look at what’s happening to the working class in our industrialized cities. These cities are going to hell in a hand basket thanks to corruption, crony capitalism, and the union bosses’ greed. The union bosses derive their power from your union dues and their promise to deliver your votes to whichever politician they’re in bed with. They get their power from you, and yet their actions ultimately hurt you. They’re chasing American industry offshore by making outrageous, economically illogical demands that they know will never work. And now that they’ve chased jobs out of union states, they’re trying to chase them out of right-to-work states like South Carolina, so eventually the jobs will leave America altogether. But these union bosses will still figure out a way to keep their gig, and so will their politically aligned corporate friends. As long as these big corporations have a good crony capitalist in the White House, they can rely on DC to bail them out until the whole system goes bankrupt, which, I am afraid, is not very far off. When big government, big business, and big union bosses collude together, they get government to maximize their own interests against those of the rest of the country.
So, now these union bosses are desperately trying to cast the grassroots Tea Party Movement as being “against the workingman.” How outrageously wrong this unapologetic Jim Hoffa is, for the people’s movement is the real movement for working class men and women. It’s rooted in real solidarity, and not special interests and corporate kickbacks. It represents the needed reform that will empower workers and job creators. We stand with the little guy against the corruption and influence peddling of those who collude to grease the wheels of government power.
This collusion is at the heart of Obama’s economic vision for America. In practice it is socialism for the very rich and the very poor, but a brutal form of capitalism for the rest of us. It is socialism for the very poor who are reduced to a degrading perpetual dependence on a near-bankrupt centralized government to provide their every need, while at the same time robbing them of that which brings fulfillment and success – the life-affirming pride that comes from taking responsibility for your own destiny and building a better life through self-initiative and work ethic. And Obama’s vision is socialism via crony capitalism for the very rich who continue to get bailouts, debt-ridden “stimulus” funds, and special favors that allow them to waive off or help draft the burdensome regulations that act as a boot on the neck to small business owners who don’t have the same friends in high places. And where does this collusion leave working class Americans and the small business owners who create 70% of the jobs in this country? Out in the cold. It’s you and your children who are left paying for the cronyism of Obama and our permanent political class in DC.
Ask yourself if the folks you heard demonize concerned, independent Americans yesterday really speak for the working class when they’re all too happy to burden your families with the bill to bail out the President’s friends on Wall Street.
We should not forget that for all his lofty rhetoric, President Obama is a Chicago politician. Graft, cronyism, and quid pro quo are the well-known methods of an infamous Chicago political machine, of which Barack Obama emerged. This corruption isn’t just the result of a few bad apples. It’s the nature of a skewed system that’s typical of one not allowing a level playing field. If one desires opportunity for all, then the only solution is sudden and relentless reform. I know of what I speak. I too served in public office in a state that had a corruption problem. The difference is that I fought the corrupt political machine. Barack Obama used the machine in his state to advance. He never challenged it. And he’s evidently brought the same Chicago “pay-to-play” practices to the White House.
It’s sad to see much of the labor movement fall lock step behind a President whom Hoffa calls upon to partner in “waging war” against patriotic Americans. I will never forget that as a governor, in trying to be a friend to the working men and women in our unions, I gave a speech on August 27, 2008, at the annual AFL-CIO meeting in Anchorage. There, union members humbled me with a standing ovation for fighting the corruption in Alaska and for bringing parties together for progress on energy development projects. Then just two days later I landed on the national stage as John McCain’s running mate, and the union leadership turned on me from that day forward even though I had not changed one iota in my plans, principles, vision, and commitment to jobs for working class Americans. The only difference was I was challenging the politician the union bosses were committed to electing. It was almost comical, this lesson learned with their new spots revealed so quickly.
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.
In the meantime, good union brothers and sisters, don’t let Hoffa tell you what to do. He doesn’t represent the real interests of working men and women. He’s not doing you any favors. He’s just living off your paychecks.
- Sarah Palin
“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.
Obama addressed the crowd shortly after Hoffa.
Via Weasel Zippers, it seems that so far Obama approves. Does he want to be kicked out of the White House or imprison and destroy America? And I’ve been sarcastic about calling him an Anti-Christ.