Tea Party calls on Obama to Rebuke Fiery CommentsSubmitted by bobbyw24 on Tue, 09/06/2011 - 07:18
Jacksonville, FL —
WASHINGTON —A tea party group called on President Barack Obama to rebuke Teamsters President Jim Hoffa for urging him to use supporters at a Labor Day rally as an army to march and "take out" tea partyers, describing the remarks as "a call for violence."
Obama was not on stage at the Detroit rally when Hoffa made the remarks Monday. The White House declined to comment on the flap.
In addressing the crowd before Obama's appearance, Hoffa said there has been a 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."