"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.
Ah, the Labor Day Holiday. It’s a chance to unwind and chance to relax. A chance to hit the beach one last time and to call your political opponents son-of a…. Hey! Wait a minute. Weren’t all supposed to be past that. Didn’t the tragic shooting of Gabriella Giffords teach us that we all needed to tone down the harsh, militaristic political rhetoric?
In fact, soon after Congresswoman Giffords was shot in Tucson, President Obama issued us the following civility lecture.
"At a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do,'' the president said, "it's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds."
But on Labor Day, James Hoffa all but called for the leadership of The Tea Party Movement to take a nice, refreshing dirt nap in The Meadowlands End Zone.** Civility, healing and reason were on the grill getting tortured along with the hot dogs. This was red meat and war. In opposition to his words after Congresswoman Giffords was shot, The White House had no comment regarding Hoffa’s offer to take people out for something other than a nice, cold ice cream cone. This was after President Obama said he was proud of Capo-Regime Hoffa for that rousing introduction.
Of course, it would have been rather awkward for them to comment in light of the commentary offered up by Our Illustrious Vice-President Joe Biden. This was his message of outreach to Middle America yesterday at an AFL-CIO rally. He informed the AFL-CIO that they were the only thing keeping the barbarians from the gates in Washington, DC. It’s a shame those people weren’t on duty in New York where 47 people got shot this weekend. I can’t quite blame Vice President Biden for having an almost Gothic sense of impending, Late Roman Empire Doom lately. I just question whether he’s the best individual to deliver this message.***
So there you have it - The New Civility. If you disagree with the administration on anything, they will take you out. The AFL-CIO promises to be Barack Obama’s army. I’m sure it was just a rhetorical flourish. Just ask Keith Gladney.
That Barack Obama…. He may not be much on the economy, but he can sure put together an awesome Nuremburg Rally. Welcome to the New Civility. It’s a fitting end to our second Recovery Summer.
*- It seems I’ve forgotten what I learned from quoting Al Gore. Any time I quote a leader of America’s Liberal ideology, I now have to delay the quote for a paragraph so that I have time to beep out all the expletives. The blogging gods will hopefully forgive me.
** - A legendary dirt-nap in the shade of the Meadowlands goal-posts is rumored to be a proud part of the Hoffa tradition. If he had said that at a Sarah Palin speech, the FBI would already be digging up dirt.
*** - Joe Biden, combined with the Late Roman Empire, reminds me of a historical theory that the Romans became more enstupidated from drinking water that ran through leaden plumbing. It’s an interesting coincidence that Joe Biden’s speaking ability makes me think of retarded and crazy Roman Emperors who drank lead-poisoned water as kids.