Get Off Jimmy Hoffa’s Back

Get Off Jimmy Hoffa’s Back

“The left *does* understand that it’ll pay for its post-Tucson demagoguery forever, yes?” — Allahpundit

Did Jimmy Hoffa get caught up in a maelstrom not of his own making or what? He uses a little expressive rhetoric and next thing you know, every Tea Partier in America is up in arms because liberals got a case of the vapors about forceful language after poor Gabrielle Giffords was shot.

What did Hoffa actually say?

“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,” said Hoffa.

“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 said.

Sure, that language is considerably more violent-sounding and likely to inspire some deranged liberal to do something crazy than Sarah Palin putting a candidate’s district in the “crosshairs,” which we now know had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the Giffords shooting in any way. But, let’s be honest here. As long as no one steps over-the-line and explicitly calls for violence, what’s wrong with using a little forceful language to get our points across?

I mean personally, I think Tea Partiers should get locked and loaded, turn our aim on the left-wing, and fire when we see the whites of their eyes. Then, after we catch them in a crossfire and we’re the last ones left standing, we should beat liberalism to death with a shovel and a smile.

That’s what politics is like. It’s a knife fight in a phone booth. Jimmy Hoffa understands that. Barack Obama understands that. Conservatives should understand that, too.

On the other hand, come to think of it, Tea Partiers don’t have a hypocritical President from our party arrogantly roaming the country, lecturing everyone else on the importance of civility and temperate rhetoric, while his political allies like Jimmy Hoffa are using this kind of language before he comes to the stage. So, while Jimmy Hoffa may not owe anyone an apology, Barack Obama should apologize for his hypocrisy and the liberals who criticized Sarah Palin after the Giffords shooting should either apologize to her or at least have the common decency to criticize Hoffa’s fiery rhetoric as well.

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