ALG Blasts Obama for Praising Hoffa’s Calls for Violence

Sept. 6, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today condemned Barack Obama for praising Teamsters head Jimmy Hoffa, who at an Obama campaign event in Detroit on Labor Day called on union faithful to “take these son-of-a-bitches out” to win the “war on workers” he said was led by the Tea Party:

“President Barack Obama owes an immediate apology to every hard working American and each member of Congress who supports the Tea Party movement for his affirmation of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa’s call to violence against his opponents at Obama’s Detroit Labor Day rally. If ever there was doubt that Obama is more comfortable with a megaphone and teleprompter than as the leader of the free world, yesterday ended it.

“If Obama fails to apologize for this call to violence against members of Congress and others who don’t agree with his radical policies, Speaker John Boehner should rescind his invitation to speak in the House of Representatives. In the wake of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting, Hoffa’s rhetoric is unconscionable, but Obama’s praising of it shows that he has never risen above his radical community organizer roots.”

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