After Jimmy Hoffa Calls for War on Tea Party, Barack Obama Forgets What He Said in Tucson (Update)

Can’t remember what Barack Obama said when he spoke in Tuscon, Ariz., at the Jan. 12 campaign rally disguised as a memorial service to honor the people killed in Tucson four days earlier?  You’re not alone.  After hearing AFL-CIO Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa call for war on the Tea Party Monday, the president seemed as if he had forgotten his words, too.  Those words, by the way, surface at the 1:01:19 mark of the video below:

His exact words:

“But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized – at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do – it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.”

Now, fast forward to Monday when AFL-CIO President Jimmy Hoffa spoke to a mostly-union crowd at a Labor Day rally in Detroit before introducing President Obama.  The video below captures the first “lowlight” of the event:

Hoffa used the following inflammatory rhetoric:

“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.

“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.”

Being his usual self, President Obama responded by introducing the usual labor union suspects — including Hoffa — and saying he was proud of them.  The video below captures the lack of leadership and class:

If this doesn’t seal the deal, what’s it gonna take?  Vote wisely in 2012, folks!

UPDATE 9/6/11 at 8:24 a.m. Central:  Cross-posted at Andrew Breitbart’s

UPDATE 9/7/11 at 11:28 a.m. Central: During a WMAL radio broadcast this morning, White House Communications Director Dan Pfieffer offers a weak-kneed response to concerns about the president’s failure to distance himself from Hoffa’s anti-Tea Party remarks (see video below):

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2 thoughts on “After Jimmy Hoffa Calls for War on Tea Party, Barack Obama Forgets What He Said in Tucson (Update)

  1. OH PLEASE!! LOL That’s nothing compared to all the RWNJ’s rhetoric that goes on daily. He said the tea party has waged war on the middle class. Not that the he is waging war on the tea party LOL Oh boy, is that the best you all can come up with? Since when is demanding jobs considered waging war? always twisting things! Lies like this are what is ruining our country.

  2. Demanding jobs Oh Please? Demanding jobs from who? Try starting your own small business and provide jobs. Then you will see how friendly the government and organized labor are to the job creators in this country. I know, start your small business and demand customers. Welcome to reality.

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