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Hoffa Says Tea Party and John Birch Society Are One and the Same
usnews.com ^ | Sept. 4, 2012 | Lauren Fox

Posted on 09/04/2012 10:39:44 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

When James Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, looks at the Tea Party today, he flashes back to 1964 and sees the John Birch Society.

"The Tea Party, these right wingers are basically the modern-day John Birch Society," he told U.S. News. "They are being extremists."

The John Birch Society gained traction in the earl 60s with its vehemently anti-communist rhetoric and distrust in government.

Hoffa says just like in the early 60s when the John Birch Society pushed for Barry Goldwater, who was the more conservative candidate, to be the Republican presidential nominee, the Tea Party has forced its the GOP further to the right.

"It's just like in 1964 when Goldwater ran against Johnson and the John Birch society was calling the shots."

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KEYWORDS: communismkills; cultureofcorruption; jimmyhoffa; johnbirchsociety; revisionisthistory; teamsters; uniongoons; usefulidiot
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1 posted on 09/04/2012 10:39:51 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Joe McCarthy was right. So was Robert Welch.

The media was just as commie then as now.

yitbos

2 posted on 09/04/2012 10:44:38 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You know the looney Left is getting more desperate when they start pulling out spokespeople like the Hoffa thug.

Its a vast right wing conspiracy!!


3 posted on 09/04/2012 10:45:54 PM PDT by Gasshog (Myth the Magic RINO for President! Because the lesser of two evils is still evil?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The John Birch Society gained traction in the earl 60s with its vehemently anti-communist rhetoric and distrust in government.

The SDS/Weather Underground/Jane Fonda protests WERE PRO-Communist riots.

The government DOES need to be kept in check and the welfare state has NOT improved lives, it has created a dependency class that subsists on the federal teat for generations.

4 posted on 09/04/2012 10:46:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Kind of like unions being one and the same as the mafia, right Junior?


5 posted on 09/04/2012 10:47:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hoffa and Mao-Tse Tung are almost the same person.
Except one was a China-man.


6 posted on 09/04/2012 10:48:20 PM PDT by Gasshog (Myth the Magic RINO for President! Because the lesser of two evils is still evil?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

James Hoffa is being an extremist.


7 posted on 09/04/2012 10:48:57 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Free ThinkerNY
While the Teamsters are big donors, Hoffa says it's an unfair comparison. "There is no million dollar guy on the Teamsters giving money," he says. "Everyone puts in $50 or $20 and they find a way to get the job done."

No Gates or Soros or Streisand or Winfrey or...

FUJH.

8 posted on 09/04/2012 10:51:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Jimmuh H. and the steaming pile my dog left behind are one and the same.


9 posted on 09/04/2012 10:52:16 PM PDT by Gasshog (Myth the Magic RINO for President! Because the lesser of two evils is still evil?)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

He says they are appealing to the far extremists.

Where is Marxism on this scale of “extremism” vs. centrism?

Where is GW Bush’s legacy on this scale of “extremism” vs. Romney’s positions?

FUJH


10 posted on 09/04/2012 10:53:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow these left wing nuts still think it’s a good thing to insult the Tea Party? Who does that get excited except for the voters on KOS and DU and the media? I mean, how many elections and candidates do the Tea Party have to win/elect before these idiots realize it’s not a good thing to provoke them?
Grass Roots for the win!!


11 posted on 09/04/2012 10:54:16 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And the American Labor Movement and Communism are one and the same.


12 posted on 09/04/2012 10:58:50 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: windsorknot

Teamsters are the American Khmer Rouge (because I said so).

Is there anyone with less moral authority than a union leader?


13 posted on 09/04/2012 11:04:23 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Do they really think these ridiculous attacks will stick?


14 posted on 09/04/2012 11:07:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In 2005, Hoffa led the Teamsters out of the AFL-CIO and into the more radical breakaway labor federation, the SEIU-endorsed Change to Win coalition. During the years leading up to that split, the AFL-CIO had become increasingly radical. Then-president John Sweeney, a member of the neo-communist group Democratic Socialists of America, had rescinded a longstanding rule preventing Communist Party members from holding leadership positions within the federation and the unions belonging to it.

Sweeney had also instituted the “Union Summer” training program which required its young participants to regurgitate Marxist boilerplate “that we produce the world’s wealth, that we belong to the only class with a future, that our class will end all oppression.” But none of this was radical enough for Hoffa, who also criticized the AFL-CIO for being insufficiently aggressive in recruiting new members. “In our view, we must have more union members in order to change the political climate that is undermining workers’ rights in this country,” said Hoffa. “The AFL-CIO has chosen the opposite approach.”

By Hoffa’s reckoning, “Wall Street’s greed, stupidity and fraud” was chiefly responsible for creating America’s economic crisis of 2008. In the fall of 2011 Hoffa strongly supported the Occupy Wall Street movement, which excoriated the financial sector as irredeemably corrupt, and he boasted that Teamsters members “all over the country are participating in Occupy Wall Street events.”

When introducing President Barack Obama at a Labor Day rally in 2011, Hoffa shouted, “We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. And you see it everywhere, it is the Tea Party.” “Let’s take these son[s] of bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong,” he added. After the event, Hoffa told ABC News that conservatives and Tea Party activists “want to roll the clock back to about 1900.”

When Wisconsin voters in 2011 gave their Republican governor Scott Walker a clear mandate to cut public spending, Hoffa lashed out. In February 2011 he characterized Walker’s modest proposal that state workers shoulder a small percentage of the costs for their healthcare plans and pensions as “a vindictive attack” that was part of a “union-busting” campaign and a “one-sided class war.”

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2546


15 posted on 09/04/2012 11:15:35 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hoffa Says Tea Party and John Birch Society Are One and the Same

Hoffa is a moron. More proof he is where he is strictly because of his last name, not because of brains.

16 posted on 09/04/2012 11:16:06 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: a fool in paradise

Union leader, Jimmy Hoffa Jr, has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Hoffa gained his net worth as the General President of International of Brotherhood of Teamsters. Hoffa was also an attorney for the Teamsters from the late sixties to the early nineties. As a youngster, Hoffa would regularly attended Teamsters meetings and events with his father, the late Jimmy Hoffa and, on his 18th birthday, he became a Teamster member. The rest was history.

Salaries & Benefits - Union Leaders

http://www.unionfacts.com/employees/Teamsters


17 posted on 09/04/2012 11:28:20 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, here’s the problem with Hoffa making such comments:

Most people under the age of, oh, 55 to 60, have NO idea who the JBS was in American politics in the pre 1970’s era.

He might as well be talking about martians in US politics. Younger voters, especially liberals, will be saying “Huh? What?”


18 posted on 09/04/2012 11:31:46 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The society upholds an originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, which it identifies with fundamental Christian principles, seeks to limit governmental powers, and opposes wealth redistribution, and economic interventionism. It not only opposes the practices it terms collectivism, totalitarianism, and communism, but socialism and fascism as well.

As opposed to liberals who sanction every one.

19 posted on 09/04/2012 11:37:04 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I met James Hoffa at meet the candidate. He was charging 25 dollars for a picture with him. Fundraising? Whose fund?


20 posted on 09/04/2012 11:45:35 PM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Nothing wrong with that. If more people had listened to the Birch Society 50 years ago this nation wouldn't be going to Hell now.

It is not extreme to believe in, protect, and defend the U.S. Constitution.

21 posted on 09/04/2012 11:50:29 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: kcvl

“After the event, Hoffa told ABC News that conservatives and Tea Party activists “want to roll the clock back to about 1900.” More like 1776 to 1790.


22 posted on 09/05/2012 12:08:37 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"I'm a faithful follower of Brother John Birch,
And I belong to the Antioch Baptist Church.
I ain't even got a garage, you can call home and ask my wife!"

Hey Jimmy? Thank the Teamsters once again for endorsing the election (and the re-election) of Ronald Reagan in '80 and '84. I'll bet that really starches your shorts, don't it?
23 posted on 09/05/2012 12:15:20 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne - "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: kearnyirish2

Is there anyone with less moral authority than a union leader? YES. A second generation union leader.


24 posted on 09/05/2012 12:17:44 AM PDT by brightright
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Somewhere in America there is a cement foundation being poured that could serve two purposes.


25 posted on 09/05/2012 12:28:46 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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To: NVDave

Most people under the age of, oh, 55 to 60, have NO idea who the JBS was in American politics in the pre 1970’s era.

He might as well be talking about martians in US politics. Younger voters, especially liberals, will be saying “Huh? What?”

Or worse they will look up the JBS on the net, read what they stand for and agree with most poi ts and this will erode the libertarian elements out of the dim party..


26 posted on 09/05/2012 12:28:54 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: richardtavor

Was Hoffa trying to insult someone?!

The John Birch Society is an American political advocacy group that supports anti-communism, limited government, a constitutional republic and personal freedom. It has been described as radical right-wing.

The society upholds an originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, which it identifies with fundamental Christian principles, seeks to limit governmental powers, and opposes wealth redistribution, and economic interventionism. It not only opposes the practices it terms collectivism, totalitarianism, and communism, but socialism and fascism as well, which it asserts is infiltrating US governmental administration.

Well, HELL, YES, count me as not only a Tea Party member but also a BIRCHER! I fail to see the insult, Hoffa!

It sure beats being a lying corrupt mobster!


27 posted on 09/05/2012 12:34:18 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Gasshog
Unlike little jimmy, I know where his DADDY is.
28 posted on 09/05/2012 12:37:44 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (That Kenyan muzzy bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Jimmy Hoffa Jr had these words at an Obama campaign rally:

“We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. And you see it everywhere, it is the Tea Party. And you know, there is only one way to beat and win that war. The one thing about working people is we like a good fight. And you know what? 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,” Jimmy Hoffa Jr. said to a heavily union crowd.

“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 added.


29 posted on 09/05/2012 12:41:35 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Tea Party is nowhere near as “conservative” as the John Birch Society..

However HOFFA is fully in sync with the communist party..
But then... if he had any sense he wouldn’t even BE a democrat..


30 posted on 09/05/2012 12:46:06 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Unions are transmission belts for communism.

- V. Lenin


31 posted on 09/05/2012 12:55:53 AM PDT by No One Special
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

So true. I was a Bircher in the sixties. I have had to hold my nose and vote most of the time. I have finally come to realize that every time I have done that I have given the liberals the thumbs up sign. Hopefully the Tea Party will not make the same mistake I know I won’t.


32 posted on 09/05/2012 1:18:54 AM PDT by brightright
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To: Free ThinkerNY
James P. Hoffa and the teamsters union are a totally owned subsidiary of the DOJ.

Since the teamsters signed off on the Consent Decree the DOJ effectively runs the union under a federal trusteeship

Hoffa Lite doesn't sneeze without an OK from DOJ

James Riddle Hoffa was the father ... James P. Hoffa is there now after Government stooge Ron Carey was caught swaping cash for campaign contributions with leftist groups like Project Vote, ACORN, Rich Trumpka and Andy Stern ....

.

33 posted on 09/05/2012 3:24:45 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well both groups are pro America, unlike the DNC.


34 posted on 09/05/2012 3:32:05 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: bruinbirdman
The Tea party and the JBS are not one and the same; however, I have sat in on JBS meetings and they are patriotic Americans. They should not be smeared as ku klux klanners with a founder that hawks grape juice.

And Sen. Joe McCarthy was smeared, too. Not only does Ann Coulter recognize this, but Ayn Rand made the similiar point earlier -- except Ayn Rand mentioned the smear against Sen. McCarthy (McCarthyism) only occasionally.

35 posted on 09/05/2012 3:35:37 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: a fool in paradise; kcvl
"There is no million dollar guy on the Teamsters giving money," he says. "Everyone puts in $50 or $20 and they find a way to get the job done."

also

In February 2011 he characterized Walker’s modest proposal that state workers shoulder a small percentage of the costs for their healthcare plans and pensions as “a vindictive attack” that was part of a “union-busting” campaign and a “one-sided class war.”

So, to Hoffa, et al, it's fine for these workers to be forced to put down "$50 or $20" to support a democrat, but a small percentage toward their own healthcare plans is "vindictive", etc.

Talk about greedy...

36 posted on 09/05/2012 3:52:13 AM PDT by babyfreep
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And we see Teamsters and Communists as one in the same.


37 posted on 09/05/2012 3:55:43 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: brightright

Well said; I’ll keep that in mind!


38 posted on 09/05/2012 3:58:23 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: bruinbirdman

Amen, I’ve been saying the same thing.


39 posted on 09/05/2012 3:59:37 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: GraceG
Exactly right.

Most people under the age of, oh, 55 to 60, have NO idea who the JBS was in American politics in the pre 1970's era. He might as well be talking about martians in US politics.

40 posted on 09/05/2012 4:11:34 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All that you need to know is that hoffa is a corrupt, communist labor goon.

LLS


41 posted on 09/05/2012 4:16:30 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

right, and the labor unions and the communist party are one and the same

oh, wait.....


42 posted on 09/05/2012 4:16:43 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...and the Left is squeaky clean.

Uh Huh.

Where's your daddy, boy?

43 posted on 09/05/2012 4:19:55 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: johngrace
He was charging 25 dollars for a picture with him. Fundraising? Whose fund?

Why, that's just 'walking around money'. Don't you worry none about that.

44 posted on 09/05/2012 4:23:18 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

According to Hoffa, the law allowing private citizens to contribute money to candidates of their choice must be revoked. Stalin or Mao couldn’t have said it any better.


45 posted on 09/05/2012 4:30:10 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe with a little luck the mafia will whack this ahole.


46 posted on 09/05/2012 4:31:47 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: brightright
"less moral authority"

You must have read the recent news blurb concerning AFL-CIO western Wisconsin president, Bill Brockmiller, in my old hometown of La Crosse, Wisconsin being caught soliciting prostitutes. And yes, the guy was married with children. Great models for young people. (snicker)

47 posted on 09/05/2012 4:36:12 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Today’s Deomcrats are Communist so it works for me.


48 posted on 09/05/2012 5:09:37 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Labor Movement = Communists. Many unions fought against the United States in WW II, almost openly siding with the enemy.

The very roots of communism are the unification of industrial labor to overthrow the oppressing capitalist exploiters.

Labor Unions are labor monopolies that enrich their executive leaders at the expense of the working man. They encourage massive waste, fraud, sloth, and extreme laziness. I personally have had to use SIX different trades to get a simple 30 minute job completed — six worthless bums sitting around watching ME work. The electricians unions I worked with in the northwest proudly called themselves “FLEs” — “Fat, Lazy Electricians”


49 posted on 09/05/2012 5:15:39 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Stepan12

Whittaker Chambers wrote “Witness” precisely because he knew the communist enemy would rewrite history and totally smear him. So he made a pre-emptive move to write a (somewhat) accurate history of communist party infiltration of the US government in the 30s and his role in it.


50 posted on 09/05/2012 5:28:10 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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