I had to laugh when I heard one of the morning news show talking heads wondering aloud if President Obama would denounce what Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa Jr. said yesterday. Sure, and maybe Michael Moore will speak out against Twinkies today.

The guy who instructed his allies to “get in their face” is going to tell his minions to dial it down? Nevah!

Obama had a chance to highlight his disagreement with Hoffa’s violation of the “new tone” as soon as Hoffa finished speaking, but that of course didn’t happen:

When he took the stage, President Obama said he was “proud” of Jimmy Hoffa and other labor leaders.

Prior to Obama’s appearance Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa told the crowd, speaking about Republicans, that we need to “take these son of bitches out.”

On the same day, Sheriff Joe Biden added “barbarians” to the repertoire of left-wing “new tone” in reference to the right:

That’s the guy we’re expected to believe didn’t embrace a fellow Dem’s use of the term “Tea Party terrorists”?

Something to remember though — this is the union leadership we’re talking about. Among the rank-and-file membership, “your mileage may vary” as far as Obama support goes (full disclosure: I sleep with a Teamster). Here’s some polling data that can’t thrill the White House: A greater percentage of union households disapprove of Obama than approve.

If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss Michelle M’s top ten union thug moments of the year.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled MSM diatribe about how dangerous the Tea Party’s rhetoric has become.

Update: Sarah Palin has a very good response to Hoffa’s comments and how the Hoffa and Obama visions for America actually screw the working class.


12 Responses to “How Much More ‘New Tone’ Can We Handle?”

  1. Pasadena Phil on September 6th, 2011 12:47 pm

    It's hard for the tone deaf to establish a new tone. Unless, of course, your name is Beethoven.

  2. sizemorew on September 6th, 2011 1:06 pm

    I was talking to a liberal and even he was disgusted by "the new tone". We don't often agree on political discourse, but even he agreed that crying for civil conversation while telling the other person to go to hell is ridiculous.

    Sadly, I can't see Mrs. Palin's retort to Hoffa since it's on Facebook which is blocked at work.

  3. Dexter_Alarius on September 6th, 2011 1:39 pm

    "A greater percentage of union households disapprove of Obama than approve."

    Thank God we still have secret ballots for government elections. Of course, if the Dems thought they could get away with it, they'd pass "card check" for that, too!

  4. Pasadena Phil on September 6th, 2011 1:41 pm

    Good reading in preparation of next Thursday's speech calling for new "government/private corporations/union partnerships"

    Why can't we just call it what it is?

  5. Doug on September 6th, 2011 1:42 pm

    The Daily Caller has a summary provided that's not also blocked where you work:

  6. sizemorew on September 6th, 2011 1:56 pm

    Thank you very much, Mr. Powers!

  7. The Zoo Keeper on September 6th, 2011 2:06 pm

    Mainstream media comedy gold: CNN anchor that practically falls all over himself to apologize for a colleague's use of the term "crosshairs" can't seem to find the time to ask Hoffa about his incendiary rhetoric. http://bit.ly/oxgKt4

  8. SignPainterGuy on September 6th, 2011 2:15 pm

    Thanks P.Phil, saved and tagged.

  9. Pasadena Phil on September 6th, 2011 3:34 pm

    Well here is some good news for a change. Michelle Bachmann is apparently giving Ed Rollins his walking papers.


    What took so long? Why did she hire him in the first place? I wish I could dispel my suspicion that she has already cut a deal with the establishment GOP to settle for VP but I can't. Something just isn't right about her.

  10. Alwaysright on September 6th, 2011 3:47 pm

    What got me during the speech was how loosey goosey Chicago Jesus looked at the event. He was in his element….He looked happier than I've seen him in a long time. He was in full bloom with "his people". He is most comfortable when he is surrounded by thugs.

  11. zillaoftheresistance on September 6th, 2011 5:41 pm

    Just keep in mind that there are more of us than there are of them and we're not afraid to defend/protect ourselves. Any idiot who follows Hoffa's demand that we be taken out will be in for a very rude awakening.
    No quarter.

  12. Hyperfobea on September 7th, 2011 9:27 am

    Wouldn't it be nice to see JPH Jr. to go the way of his dear ole dad?

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