Skip to comments.James Hoffa And Ed Schultz Bond Over Tea Party Comments: ‘Let’s Call These People What They Are’
Posted on 09/07/2011 6:20:39 AM PDT by markomalley
After yesterdays comments against the Tea Party in which he encouraged an audience to take those son-of-a-bitches out [of office, of course!], Hoffa found himself in an exclusive interview with possibly the most sympathetic host to his cause he could find: Ed Schultz, who has made the plight of the working class a cornerstone of his program. Predictably, the interview played out like a minefield (no violent rhetoric intended!) for those on the right seeking more evidence against Hoffa, as the latter doubled down on his rhetoric yesterday.
Were not backing down, Hoffa told Schultz regarding both his comments and the labor movement in general. Weve got the votes, he argued, and the left needed to harvest them, as there is a war on workers. That war is winnable, he concluded, because we are a mighty army lets march together [and] take down every Tea Party Republican that opposes working class families.
Schultz inquired as to the response from his voter base, which Hoffa responded had been overwhelming positive. The phones ran off the hook from workers all day today, he said, from people who were tired of this namby-pamby talk. Lets call these people what they are, he argued, emphasizing that the Tea Party is trying to take food away from people what kind of person does that? Youre very proud of what you said, and a lot of people are, too, Schultz offered to his guest.
To that end, Schultz asked whether Hoffa believed Fox News was anti-worker. Hoffa called the network a parallel universe, asking, the people they have over there, the Glenn Becks, the OReillys and those people what are they talking about? As an avid fan of Ed Schultz, it is excusable for Hoffa not to have gotten the memo about Glenn Beck and Fox News.
Then, in a final, bizarre turn of events, Schultz asked a favor of his guest, who had been invited, somewhat contentiously, to be a guest on Hannity: dont go on Hannity if Sen. Marco Rubio doesnt come on the Ed Show (an invitation extended to the Senator in a segment laden with language problematic in itself for different reasons). Hoffa said hed see what I can do, to which Schultz noted, theres a man who sticks to his guns! almost as a bonus metaphor for conservatives to parse tomorrow.
The segment via MSNBC below:
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Sick Of Barack
So far just a war of words, but the Ministry of Truth will decide what the people will hear.
Ed Shultz and Hoffa are just like their Dem friends in Congress - fat and out of control.
I watched about 10 min of that show last night. What a vile, hateful man that Ed Schultz is. Can’t wait to lay an asswhuppin on them in November and next year.
I thought Ed Schultz was against vitriol
Drug addicts, facing the loss of their supply. Of course they are going berserk.
OK, let's check out your messiah - Hussein 0bama:
1. a person born of unmarried parents; an illegitimate child.
2. Slang - a vicious, despicable, or thoroughly disliked person.
3. something irregular, inferior, spurious, or unusual.
More precisely a foreign commie bastard!
FUBO GTFO ! 501 Days until Noon Jan 20, 2013 - Hell Yes, change is coming!
They’re marching to the same orders.
The scum bags want to take down Louis? Watch all those SOB’s.
Love this quote, ( about the TEA Party), from the Jimmie & Eddie Show: “( - - - Lets call these people what they are, - - - ).”
IMHBACO the Taxed Enough Already Party of today is the Silent Majority of the apathetic past.
That remark in the parenthesis after “...out..” is total horse hockey!
What if we simply decide to stop paying? Will they come to my house to kill this son of a bitch?
Hoffa, Trumka, Mary Kay Henry, the Obama White House, Democrats in the House and Senate, and their lapdogs in the media (like Shultz) still haven’t figured out that “working class” includes a lot more non-union “workers” than union “workers”, and a lot of the union “workers” aren’t their friends anymore either. It’s time to crush the unions starting with public employee union collective bargaining and lavish benefits. The wave we saw in last years election needs to become a tsunami next year.
Obama, Reid, Pelosi come to mind. Any of the Dems that want to tax tax tax and not cut tax for small business.
Anyone who wants Obamacare, anyone who supports the cap n’ trade tax.
These are the kind of people who ruin the economy.
People who promote unions and drive business overseas because unions want a guy who changes a light bulb to get $34 an hour. The whole company goes to a country where they can pay people $3 an hour to change a light bulb and 100 people lose their jobs here in the USA.
These are the people who do that.
Hoffa and Schultz need to take an Econ 101 class. Remedial. With a teacher who talks very s-l-o-w-l-y.
Even money, both of these guys rode the short bus to school
Isn’t their “leader”, nobama, a “son of a bitch”? Ironic, no?
Hoffa and the rest of the thuggish crowd are an imsult to decent unionism.
As a 55 year card carrying union man, i am
proud of being in a union and earning a good life with good benefits all my life.
This Hoffa thug is representing the union as if they are all thugs and crooks.
He is the posterboy of all that is wrong with unions.
Oilfield jobs not middleclass?
Mining jobs not middleclass?
No middleclass amongst 9.1% unemployed?
How many tea party sympathizers are independents who have voted Dem. in the past but are now disgusted with what is happening?
Don’t Schultz and Hoffa realize they are insulting the very voters they need?
The “short bus”? ROTFLMAO! I had never heard that metaphor; saw it plenty of times though, after years of working on a campus. That is hilarious.
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