Here’s oh-so-very-very-honest Jeff Schreiber in a recent post:
September 5, 2011 — Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, warming up the crowd for President Barack Obama at a Labor Day event in Detroit, Michigan:
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 … 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.
Please condemn these senseless, meritless and hopelessly inflammatory remarks, Mr. President.
Now, what did James Hoffa actually say? Because you know that terribly-awesomely-honest Jeff Schreiber isn’t going to give you the whole story, don’t you? Here’s the transcript of the section of the Hoffa speech that Schreiber kinda-sorta quotes; I’ve highlighted the parts that Schreiber saw fit to delete:
We have to keep an eye on the battle we face — a war on workers. And you see it everywhere there 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’ve got a war with us and there is only going to be one winner. It is going to be the workers of Michigan and America – we are going to win that war. All the way.
But it starts with your involvement, it starts with next November. We’ve got a bunch of people there that don’t’ want the president to succeed, and they are called the Tea Party – the people who don’t want him to do anything right and he is working hard for us.
President Obama is frustrated by what’s going on. Well, guess what, we’ve got the vote. And the answer to what we say is, we remember in November. We will beat the Tea Party and give this country back to workers and America. We can do it together.”
We’ve also got to talk about jobs. I get so tired about people who …(inaudible) these big corporations that send our jobs to Mexico, they send our jobs to China, and they’ve got the audacity to say ‘where are the jobs?’
Well I’ve got news for you. It’s time to bring those jobs back to America and bring America back to work. That’s what we’ve got to do.
We are going to hear from President Obama in a few minutes, and I am so glad that he has come to Michigan because this is where he sees the real America. He looks out on this army of people and you know what I say? President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. President Obama, we want one thing: Jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs…(The crowd joins the chant.)
That’s what we are going to tell America…..When he sees what we are doing here, he will be inspired, but he needs help. And you know what? Everybody here has got a vote. If we go back, we keep the eye on the prize, lets take these sons-of-bitches out and give America back to America where we belong.
Hoffa did not issue a call to violence, as the wingnut noise machine has accused him of doing. Hoffa issued a call to the ballot box. But anyone reading the carefully-edited version of Hoffa’s remarks that Schreiber published wouldn’t know that.
What do we call what Jeff Schreiber just did here, boys and girls?