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James Hoffa And Ed Schultz Bond Over Tea Party Comments: ‘Let’s Call These People What They Are’
Mediaite ^ | September 7th, 2011 | Frances Martel

Posted on 09/07/2011 6:20:39 AM PDT by markomalley

After yesterday’s 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.

“We’re not backing down,” Hoffa told Schultz regarding both his comments and the labor movement in general. “We’ve 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– let’s 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.” “Let’s 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?” “You’re 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 O’Reillys 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: don’t go on Hannity if Sen. Marco Rubio doesn’t 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 he’d “see what I can do,” to which Schultz noted, “there’s a man who sticks to his guns!” almost as a bonus metaphor for conservatives to parse tomorrow.

The segment via MSNBC below:


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: hoffa; hoffaspeech
video at link
1 posted on 09/07/2011 6:20:40 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

We need I am a S.O.B tee shirts.

Sick Of Barack


2 posted on 09/07/2011 6:30:45 AM PDT by Hang'emAll (")
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To: markomalley

So far just a war of words, but the Ministry of Truth will decide what the people will hear.


3 posted on 09/07/2011 6:31:35 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: markomalley

Ed Shultz and Hoffa are just like their Dem friends in Congress - fat and out of control.


4 posted on 09/07/2011 6:32:29 AM PDT by laconic
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To: markomalley

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.


5 posted on 09/07/2011 6:32:38 AM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: markomalley

I thought Ed Schultz was against vitriol


6 posted on 09/07/2011 6:33:25 AM PDT by MNDude (Congratulations Jimmy Carter, you are no longer the worst President in History!)
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To: markomalley

Drug addicts, facing the loss of their supply. Of course they are going berserk.


7 posted on 09/07/2011 6:33:42 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: markomalley
‘Let’s Call These People What They Are’

OK, let's check out your messiah - Hussein 0bama:

bas•tard    [bas-terd]
noun
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!

8 posted on 09/07/2011 6:38:12 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: markomalley

They’re marching to the same orders.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GQm_G9HfSg


9 posted on 09/07/2011 6:45:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: markomalley

The scum bags want to take down Louis? Watch all those SOB’s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0fQd858cRc&list=PLB4A00C98B91C4F9E&index=13&feature=plpp


10 posted on 09/07/2011 6:50:57 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: markomalley

Love this quote, ( about the TEA Party), from the Jimmie & Eddie Show: “( - - - “Let’s call these people what they are,” - - - ).”

IMHBACO the Taxed Enough Already Party of today is the Silent Majority of the apathetic past.


11 posted on 09/07/2011 6:52:41 AM PDT by Graewoulf ( obamatrauma"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: markomalley

That remark in the parenthesis after “...out..” is total horse hockey!


12 posted on 09/07/2011 6:52:47 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Hang'emAll
I may be a son of bitch but obama is a son of a wh0re.

LLS

13 posted on 09/07/2011 6:54:35 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: markomalley
What these aholes do not seem to grasp is its our money they're proposing to go to war over.

What if we simply decide to stop paying? Will they come to my house to kill this son of a bitch?

14 posted on 09/07/2011 6:55:06 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: markomalley

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.


15 posted on 09/07/2011 6:55:17 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: Hang'emAll

EXCELLENT


16 posted on 09/07/2011 6:58:18 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: MNDude
I thought Ed Schultz was against vitriol .......


AAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

17 posted on 09/07/2011 6:58:38 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: markomalley
“...the Tea Party is “trying to take food away from people– what kind of person does that?”

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.

18 posted on 09/07/2011 7:03:37 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: markomalley

Even money, both of these guys rode the short bus to school


19 posted on 09/07/2011 7:05:46 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: PATRIOT1876

Isn’t their “leader”, nobama, a “son of a bitch”? Ironic, no?


20 posted on 09/07/2011 7:19:00 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: markomalley

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.


21 posted on 09/07/2011 7:19:48 AM PDT by chatham
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To: markomalley

Oilfield jobs not middleclass?
Mining jobs not middleclass?

No middleclass amongst 9.1% unemployed?


22 posted on 09/07/2011 7:20:07 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought ("The proposition that the government is always right is manifested either in corruption or benefits)
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To: markomalley

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?


23 posted on 09/07/2011 7:42:58 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: PATRIOT1876

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.


24 posted on 09/07/2011 8:21:09 AM PDT by Migraine
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