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The Hypocrisy of Obama and the Left, Part 7439

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 12:34 pm

Via Breitbart TV and Big Government: little Jimmy Hoffa talks about how Democrats need to take out Republicans (specifically the Tea Party), those sons of bitches:

President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march . Let’s take these son-of-a-bitches out and give America back to America where we belong.

Not the most . . . articulate battle cry. But the saber-rattling is clear. Obama then comes on to name a bunch of union leaders, including Hoffa, and say: “we are proud of them”:

It’s important for conservatives who highlight this kind of talk to emphasize why we’re doing it. We’re not whining about the talk. This is standard tough-guy political talk. Target him. Take him out. Wipe him off the map. Both sides say this kind of thing all the time.

We point it out because the left tried to blame Sarah Palin for the shooting of Gabby Giffords, when all she did was engage in standard political rhetoric. Then, President Obama gave a speech that was widely praised by some. And while he didn’t echo the blamers, he didn’t denounce them either — and he took special care to wag his finger and cluck his tongue at the tough talkers:

But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized—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 happen to think differently than we do—it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds.

Yeah. Let’s talk in a way that heals. And take these sons of bitches out.

So: go ahead, leftists. Talk tough. But we’ll remember this next time you bleat like a goat about how Republicans engage in violent talk.

Above: A Democrat calls for help after hearing a Republican talk tough politically.

UPDATE: Leftist commenters want me to emphasize something that I thought was quite clear: Hoffa was talking about elections.

Kind of like Sarah Palin was with that target map?

The Obligatory Oprah/Goat Viral Video

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 12:12 am

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