Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Date Night With Jimmy Hoffa?

When Teamsters Union President James P. Hoffa said at the Labor Day rally that his followers should "take out" the "SOBs" in the Tea Party, could it be that he meant take them out on a date?

Probably not...

And yet ironically there continues to be no shortage of bogus claims that the Tea Party (i.e., ordinary law-abiding Americans who believe in limited government, personal responsibility, and free markets) engage in inflammatory rhetoric. President Obama, who previously called for more civility in political discourse, shared the dais with Hoffa, but the White House has issued a "no comment" on Hoffa's statement.

As Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit wrote, "the thing about most 'violent rhetoric' from the Tea Party movement is that it’s stuff that Democrats made up."

In broken clock is correct twice a day department, Joe Scarborough sized up the situation quite well:

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