St. Louis Tea Party Responds to Jimmy Hoffa's Call for Violence **UPDATE: Authentic S.O.B. Brigade T-Shirt Launched**
Monday, September 5th, 2011 @ 1:54PM
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Late last night I blogged about a (former?) McCaskill staffer who is now calling for leftists to smear Tea Partiers and conservatives as violent. Today Jimmy Hoffa seemed to call for violence while introducing President Obama in Detriot. The St. Louis Tea Party has responded with this press release:
Subject: St. Louis Tea Party Coaliton Statement on Jimmy Hoffa’s Labor Day Remarks
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
St. Louis, MO– The St. Louis Tea Party Coalition regrets the unfortunate call to violence by Teamster president Jimmy Hoffa. We believe that the political process–not terrorist tactics–will restore American exceptionalism. We expect the men and women of the Teamsters to do the right thing and remove Mr. Hoffa from office.
On Labor Day, in remarks introducing the President of the United States, Hoffa effectively declared civil war on citizens who support the Tea Party movement, saying, “The war on workers, and you see it everywhere, it [sic] is the Tea Party . . .President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these son of a bitches [sic] out . . .”
“This is sad,” said St. Louis Tea Party Coalition co-founder Bill Hennessy. “We went through this in August 2009 with [AFL-CIO President John] Sweeney’s letter to the rank-and-file to ‘get in their faces,’ and the White House told supporters to punch us back twice as hard. By contrast, we’ve held dozens of peaceful events. We just wish people like Hoffa would let us exercise the First Amendment in peace and safety.”
In sharp contrast to Hoffa’s call to violence, St. Louis Tea Party Coalition is launching its 12-month “The After Party” campaign on September 15 at 7:00 pm at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Clayton. The stated purpose of The After Party is to restore the human fabric of society. For more information about
The After Party visit http://stlouisteaparty.com/category/the-after-party/.