"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.
Let me be perfectly clear, Mr. Hoffa.
Bring it on, you union thug piece of socialist trash. Try, just try to limit my freedom of speech, or intimidate a citizen who is exercising their right to assembly, redress, expression, and you will have to deal with me. I am the defender of those rights. I have sworn to give my life in their defense.
You talk about having an Army--but your satin-pampered ass wouldn't know the first thing about having, or running an Army. You call this a war, but the closest you've ever come to war is what you've seen on TV.
You want a war? I'll bring you war, and all the horrors that entails. That isn't a threat. That is my sacred duty as an American Soldier. To support and defend the constitution, against all enemies, foreign and domestic. You want to declare war on a political party--I see that as your call to action for violence against American citizens exercising the very freedoms the constitution guarantees.
You have to understand, there is a limit--and knowing that the majority of your union members would have trouble walking and chewing gum simultaneously, or able to breathe through a closed mouth, or keep their lips still when reading--you chose to take a speech full of angry rhetoric and present it to a crowd that isn't likely to understand your nuance and how you were speaking euphamistically about going to war, fighting, and taking the sons of bitches out.
Tea Party members are a lot of people from a lot of different backgrouds, who generally agree on a simple principle: that government isn't the solution to our problems, big government is the problem. They want accountability in DC, they want leaders who don't piss their tax dollars away on solar energy corporations that have P/E ratios that make Goldman Sachs look like a good investment.
One more thing: The Tea Parties rally around two flags. The US Flag, because they are free citizens exercising their rights, and the Gadsden Flag. That's the flag with the snake on it.
In December 1775, Benjamin Franklin published an essay in the Pennsylvania Journal under the pseudonym American Guesser in which he suggested that the rattlesnake was a good symbol for the American spirit:
"I recollected that her eye excelled in brightness, that of any other animal, and that she has no eye-lids—She may therefore be esteemed an emblem of vigilance.—She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage.—As if anxious to prevent all pretensions of quarreling with her, the weapons with which nature has furnished her, she conceals in the roof of her mouth, so that, to those who are unacquainted with her, she appears to be a most defenseless animal; and even when those weapons are shewn and extended for her defense, they appear weak and contemptible; but their wounds however small, are decisive and fatal:—Conscious of this, she never wounds till she has generously given notice, even to her enemy, and cautioned him against the danger of stepping on her.—Was I wrong, Sir, in thinking this a strong picture of the temper and conduct of America?"So bring it on, you son of a whore. (Hey, you called my mom a bitch, so I'm upping the ante.) Your mother is a syphallitic gutter skank who blows derelicts for subway tokens and bus transfers.