I just got through re-explaining to you why my wife and I bought a Ford Escape SUV made in America, instead of (a) not caring what we bought or where it was made or by whom, or (b) a car made where we’re currently plugged-in, in our native Canada.
But here we go again, sort of.
After watching one of the most disgraceful and partisan political and un-presidential displays I’ve ever seen in my life yesterday, which was the president’s address to the nation on the occasion of Labor Day, I’m going to redouble my efforts at being a good consumer. And voter. And conservative political advocate.
The President was introduced by the extreme leftist, anti-conservative, and “war”-like political rhetoric of Teamsters Union boss Jimmy Hoffa Jr. That in itself is hideous.
As political and presidential gaffes and massive PR mistakes go, you’d think that was a no-brainer. You don’t get introduced by someone like Hoffa when it’s a “non-partisan” presidential address to the nation on the occasion of a national holiday in which we’re all supposed to celebrate workers, and America, writ large.
But of course shouting a whack of violent anti-conservative and partisan political claptrap was exactly what Team Obama counted on. It’s exactly why they chose Hoffa of all people to introduce the president. And to speak the words the President couldn’t. And I’m quite sure the Hoffa intro was pre-screened by the Obama’s giant orb-enchanted Obamamaniacs.
The fact that it’s not merely a massive gaffe is a little scary.
“We’ve got to keep an eye on the battle that we face — a war on workers. And you see it everywhere. It is the Tea Party,” Hoffa shouted like Howard Dean on Quaaludes.
He shouted it as if tea party folks aren’t also “workers,” or even Americans. With the President waiting in the wings to speak.
“And there’s only one way to beat and win that war — the one thing about working people is, we like a good fight. … President Obama, this is your army, we are ready to march,” Hoffa continued, now breathless. “But everybody here’s got to vote. If we go back, and keep the eye on the prize, let’s take these sons of bitches out.” With the President waiting in the wings to speak.
If I were President, I would have burst onto the stage and shut Hoffa’s yap. But it’s President Barack Obama we’re speaking of.
Let’s watch some of it and learn, bearing in mind that this is the man Obama chose to introduce him, and with these words:
You’d think Obama would at least, upon taking the stage, rushed to the defense of America and Americans, and renew his previous and ever so pious calls for “civility”, and called Hoffa out on it. But he didn’t. Far from it. In fact he expressed his deep appreciation and gratitude for Hoffa and his kind remarks.
And nor did most of the media call out Hoffa — or the President’s response to it — and they have remained silent on it all. Meaning they know it’s dead wrong and a huge black mark against Obama and the left in America.
Fox News Channel, which was almost alone in covering this latest most uncivil outburst in depth, had the head of the Democratic Party on their morning show this morning. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz proceeded to duck and weave and spin and finally in abject frustration, called out not Hoffa or the President but rather… Fox News Channel. She attempted to blast FNC and host Gretchen Carlson for supposedly not condemning the “tea party” for its supposed violent rhetoric of the past (which is pure bunkum on Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s part, since FNC has in fact covered all those accusations, 99% of which have been proven false, from every conceivable angle). And as if it’s the current point. And as if FNC is the DNC or the White House or the President.
Here’s a bit of that exchange. Let’s see who got the better of that:
Hoffa called a huge segment of Americans “sons of bitches.” Which he wants to “take out.” Debbie Wasserman-Schultz blames Fox News Channel. The Obama White House has no official response.
Here’s the article I wrote about the Ford Escape we bought:
Militant left-wing auto workers union is all about politics, not workers.