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neoconn Donating Member (135 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 06:23 PM
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Tea party, right blast Teamster president Hoffa’s remarks; Bachmann fundraises
Source: Yahoo

Tea party leaders and conservative critics are calling on the White House to denounce remarks made yesterday by International Brotherhood of Teamsters president James Hoffa. Hoffa's detractors contend that his comments called for violence against tea party members

During Hoffa's introduction Monday of President Obama at a Detroit, Mich., Labor Day rally, Hoffa likened union fights to a "war" and a "battle" between union workers and tea partiers, and described union supporters as Obama's "army."

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Hoffa on Tuesday defended his comments in an interview with Talking Points Memo, saying he has no regrets about his choice of words.

"How is that different than Mitch McConnell saying he wants to take out Barack Obama?" Hoffa asked.

Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz refused to denounce the comments during an interview on Fox News Tuesday, accusing the network of failing to express outrage over incendiary remarks made at tea party rallies.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/tea-party-blast-team...



I guess they don't play tit for tat....
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 06:34 PM
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sulphurdunn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 06:50 PM
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2. Hey, teabaggers!
Don't bend over! He was kidding about the broom handle. :eyes:
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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 06:55 PM
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3. hypocrisy much
Limbaugh with his 'we need to defeat these bastards' and Barack the Magic...all the names this president has been call. Glenn Beck on how he would kill Nancy Pelosi. The hatred against immigrants, muslims..the list is long. They can stuff it.
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Muskypundit Donating Member (417 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 09:28 PM
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11. So your reply is to... go wayyy down to their level?
Just because the pot is calling the kettle black, doesnt mean the kettle isnt black. This was a insensitive irresponsible remark that makes liberals look like the equivalent of conservatives.
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certainot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 11:05 PM
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15. limbaugh is the right's equivalent of the left's noam chomskys, but on 1000 radio stations.
there is no equivalency here.

if he could call them stupid motherfucking traitors while he was at it that would be okay with me.
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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-11 08:27 AM
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19. lol
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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-11 08:25 AM
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18. insensitive? really?
I should be sensitive to the GOP after all they've done and continue to do? Apparently you find Hoffa's remark offensive to the GOP. Given the way the leaders they have treated this POTUS but more importantly the actions they have taken against the majority of working class and seniors in this country I find it extraordinary that you would take offense to etiquette. But even more is the equivalence you make between the two parties. If you haven't notice we're in a colossal struggle with corporate takeover of our democracy by the republicans in the House/tea party. But your point is decorum?

To point out the hypocrisy of the 'christian right' who continue to feign an air of principled behavior while holding liberals accountable on every minor issue that emerges is wrong? I am the same as they are?




To the OP and thread. If I have embarrassed you or the democratic party by my post please call me out. As muskypundit seems to think I have.
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Muskypundit Donating Member (417 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-11 11:00 AM
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21. And most of those same things would be said by the right
Edited on Wed Sep-07-11 11:41 AM by Muskypundit
To defend their inflammatory calls to violence. Which is something I hate, I hate to feel like them. Violent language is unacceptable no matter who is using it.

And the part I really hate is the potential this has to hurt the party and the president. They control the media, we can lamented it all we want, but we can't ignore it. Statements like this will be pounded into Americas mind, because they need something to demonize us, because they don't have a lot. It was very very self serving of hoffa to say that and leave the president in that position.
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 07:01 PM
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4. Well of COURSE they would be mad! They are always mad!
I agree with other posts...FOAD T.HaterBaggers.

Negative...nasty...bitter...racist...bigoted...angry...hateful...radical.

It just goes on and on...All with never a solution to any problem, other than blaming America and Americans.

And, speaking of on and on...the Limp Stream Media just keeps on covering these nuts.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 07:23 PM
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5. Michele Bachmann used the same language as Hoffa - see below

Michele Bachmann Used Same Language As James Hoffa
http://www.alan.com/2011/09/06/michele-bachmann-used-sa... /

The Tea Party’s ridiculous hissy fit over Jimmy Hoffa
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/the-...


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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 07:25 PM
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6. The truth hurts
and they have spun their devoted followers around with such much BS that the truth in this case stings
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StarsInHerHair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 08:04 PM
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7. Republiscum & TP can dish it out but cant take it-point this out & roll the video proof
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duhneece Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 08:12 PM
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8. 'I can't believe you're going to leave a soldier on the battlefield,'
Cheney said to Bush, angry that Bush wouldn't pardon Libby.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 08:23 PM
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9. he should have called them american traitors and fascists
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neoconn Donating Member (135 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 08:42 PM
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10. Antics like this should have way more exposure in the news.
Hip-hypocrisy to the fullest

BTW Hoffa officially stated he will not apologize!!!

"People of double standards never experience happiness." — author, Sam Veda
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 09:43 PM
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12. They're upset because they realize thats just what they are.
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la la Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 09:46 PM
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13. my saintly old grama ;>)
used to say--'takes one to know one'
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Volaris Donating Member (479 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-11 09:47 AM
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20. i tend to agree with you...
First, they are projecting again, second, I get the idea that we kinda shouldn't try to play at their very low level (it IS rather demeaning to us, IMHO--but here's the thing....its the ONLY level of play they understand. If were always aiming for the high ground, it won't sink in how pissed we really are at their rampant idiocy; for it to have any kind of impact, it has to hurt their feelings, it has to be seen as a PERSONAL attack, because its the only thing they recognize as a REAL attack, everything else is wishy-washy, softy, spineless, pinko-commie liberal-sissy snark. They don't get that SMART is our Dagger, and unless we hit occasionally hit them with their own club, they don't even see it as a defense of our principals.

Third, we cannot continue to just let them play the victim all the time - -"boo hoo, they don't like us 'cause we(insert reason were being oppressed) and that's not a very nice thing to do, see everyone how mean and hateful Libruls are?"

Fuck 'em, this time they got hit with their own club, and now they don't like it. Oh well, maybe it will be a lesson for the future.
But probably not.
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 09:50 PM
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14. bachmann and her bagger friends....
....are very unhappy over Mr. Hoffas' choice of words?

"Let's take these son-of-a-bitches out and give America back to America where we belong."

....what's all the fuss?....I find nothing in the above sentence insulting to female dogs.
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 11:32 PM
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16. He did not say anything wrong...
It was not mean or threating, just true.
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BanTheGOP Donating Member (596 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-11 02:08 AM
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17. I'll say it, gladly. The GOP needs to be DESTROYED!!
The GOP needs to be...
OBLITERATED
BLASTED TO HELL
NUKED
KICKED LIKE A DEAD DOG
FLAMETHROWERED
SKEWERED
DECIMATED
LOBOTOMIED
KNOCKED OUT ON ITS ASS

... I could go on...but you get the picture.

BAN the GOP ....NOW!
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