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TEA Party Leader Calls For Crowd To Take The Unions Out UPDATE: “Resign”

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/09/05

And President Bush said he was proud of the TEA Party leader.

Oops, I got the story wrong.

James Hoffa, the Teamster leader told a Labor rally in Michigan “We need to take these tea party sons of bitches out” and President Obama just chilled, then praised James Hoffa. That’s Democrat civility for you, right there. Telling a crowd to “take out” political opponents, Teamster style.

There’s a reason why Teamsters is synonymous to Organized Crime. And it’s not the average Teamster union worker. It’s the Teamsters leadership. It’s the Hoffa clan. There are who knows how many Teamsters who don’t even want to be teamsters. I know. I was forced to be a Teamster twice, just to keep my job. If it weren’t for feeding my family, I would never have signed the piece of paper allowing the Teamsters to steal money from my paycheck.

But when the Teamster leader, who makes 300k off of union dues the lowly workers pay, stands in front of a crowd and uses extraordinarily violent and hate-filled rhetoric and the President — who demanded civility out of his opponents — is thankful to him? And the Left wonders why we Conservatives don’t climb into bed with them and help destroy this country. Sorry, Liberals. There is a large grass-roots mass of people who refuse to show signs of battered wife syndrome, to your utter shock and dismay.

But it didn’t just stop with crime boss and Teamster leader James Hoffa and his Obama stooge. No, Joe Biden chimed in as well, at an AFL-CIO rally. “You are the only folks keeping the barbarians from the gates.”

UPDATE:
A Rockford, Illinois TEA Party leader calls for James Hoffa to resign. From the Daily Caller via Hot Air Headlines:

After Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. called for a “war” against Republicans and tea partiers on Monday, one tea party group is calling for the union leader to resign.

“Calls to violence can never be acceptable in this civil society,” the Rockford, Illinois tea party group said in a statement. “Hoffa’s remarks were made in an introduction to Obama speaking to Auto Workers and Unions in Detroit and this sort of angry, hateful, call to violence should be repudiated by the President with a call from the President to ask Hoffa to resign his very public position of influence.”

The Rockford tea party called Hoffa’s comments “incendiary and dangerous.”

“If even one member of the Tea Party is harmed by anyone after Hoffa’s call to violence, then Hoffa should be held accountable by the Justice System and Charged appropriately,” the group said.

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Union In Wausau Backs Down

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/31

This isn’t the end of the story. There will be more to come Monday, rest assured. The Unions have shown no regard for Law, civility, propriety or respect for others. So, expect the Unions to do what they have been doing constantly since this whole thing blew up in their faces: riot, break the law, intimidate, threaten, vandalize property, disrupt, etc. It’s what they know; it’s what they do.

What am I talking about? I’m talking about the story I wrote about yesterday. Union leaders (thugs), in their “infinite wisdom,” decided to punish Republicans by telling them they were not welcome at the Wausau Labor Day parade. The mayor of Wausau gave the Union Overlords an ultimatum: Re-invite the Republicans, reimburse the city, or there will be no parade.

I asked a question yesterday that, even with this Union caving in to reality on this one point, still goes unanswered for the most part.

Are the Union thugs going to continue to act like the spoiled brats they are and decide “if we can’t have it the way we like it, nobody can have it” or are they going to act like adults and permit the Labor Day parade to continue being non-partisan as it ever was? I would like to think the Union thugs would be adult for a change, but I’m not so sure they’re even capable of adult behavior anymore.

Ed Morrissey apparently concurs with my contention, a common sense contention given the Unions’ inability to behave themselves.

Well, they didn’t want to foot the bill for the parade, as Mayor Jim Tipple warned would happen yesterday if the MCLC turned it into a partisan event. It’s only a temporary end to the controversy, though. If Republicans like Rep. Sean Duffy do take part in the parade, you can bet your bottom dollar that protesters will disrupt it with high-profile hijinks in order to get on the local news. Stay tuned on Monday for more on this story.

Thank you, Yorkshire, for the heads-up.

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Wausau Mayor To Union Overlords: Cut The Crap Or No Parade

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/30

The city of Wausau, Wisconsin has an annual Labor Day Parade, and the city spends a good chunk of change and uses a good chunk of man-hours in support of the Labor Day Parade. Well, the Union leaders decided to disinvite Republicans from the event this year, due to all the activity in Wisconsin this year.

Since the city of Wausau spends money on the parade, it is a sponsor of the parade and as such, the parade is required to be non-partisan. And the Union thugs (that’s all they are) decided to use the city’s dime to make the parade hyper-partisan. Well, the Mayor of Wausau gave the Union thugs an ultimatum: Either refund all of the city’s costs or re-invite the Republicans to the event, else the parade will be cancelled.

As Ed Morrissey notes, the Unions spent tens of millions of dollars on failure after failure after failure this year alone in Wisconsin. They likely don’t have all the “walking around” money necessary to just pay the city off, so their option truly is: Invite the Republicans or kill the Labor Day parade.

My question: Are the Union thugs going to continue to act like the spoiled brats they are and decide “if we can’t have it the way we like it, nobody can have it” or are they going to act like adults and permit the Labor Day parade to continue being non-partisan as it ever was? I would like to think the Union thugs would be adult for a change, but I’m not so sure they’re even capable of adult behavior anymore.

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