The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics - / Bruce Tins­ley

“The lib­eral dou­ble stan­dards on ci­vil­ity were on full dis­play,” says Tea Party Na­tion founder Jud­son Phillips, re­call­ing Team­ster Union pres­i­dent Jimmy Hoffa’s cuss-charged chal­lenge to an au­di­ence as­sem­bled to hear Pres­i­dent Obama’s La­bor Day speech in Detroit.

“We know what he means by ‘take those SOBs out.’ The Team­sters Union has a long and sto­ried his­tory, punc­tu­ated with fre­quent vi­o­lence and ties to or­ga­nized crime. It means use vi­o­lence against the tea party,” Mr. Phillips con­tin­ues, agree­ing with Tea Party Ex­press chair­man Amy Krem­ner that the White House — not to men­tion the Demo­cratic National Com­mit­tee — was wrong to over­look Mr. Hoffa’s vig­or­ous call to arms.

“It is time for Pres­i­dent Obama to live up to his words. Ei­ther he means what he said in Jan­uary af­ter Rep. Gabrielle Gif­fords was shot, or he does not. Ei­ther he be­lieves in ci­vil­ity or he does not. If he does, he must re­pu­di­ate these state­ments to­day and ask for Hoffa’s res­ig­na­tion,” Mr. Phillips says.

But Mr. Hoffa’s de­fend­ers have taken up his cause, ac­cus­ing Fox News and other news or­ga­ni­za­tions of se­lec­tively show­cas­ing the SOB oath for dra­matic ef­fect.

“Though Hoffa’s hate­ful rhetoric does open a win­dow for Amer­i­cans into the true na­ture of ex­trem­ist left-wing la­bor bosses, it does not en­gage thought­ful dis­cus­sion on how to cre­ate jobs and get our econ­omy mov­ing again,” says Tim Phillips, pres­i­dent of Amer­i­cans for Pros­per­ity. “The pres­i­dent should call out Hoffa and other union lead­ers for at­tack­ing their fel­low Amer­i­cans in this way, re­gard­less of dis­agree­ments on how best to help our great na­tion.” an em­blem of the strength and re­newed spirit of a city that was dam­aged but never de­feated,” says Navy Sec­re­tary Ray Mabus.

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