Conservative Activists Call for Hoffa Resignation, Congressional Rebuke

September 7, 2011 - 5:28 PM

( – ForAmerica, a grassroots conservative organization, is calling for the resignation of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa and for both chambers of Congress to rebuke the union leader for his anti-Tea Party statements.

“It is outrageous that President Obama and his allies, who lectured conservatives about the tone of political debate in the wake of the tragedy in Tucson, are silent about Jimmy Hoffa’s vicious attack on the Tea Party. It's even worse that Mr. Hoffa’s screed was made on a stage he shared with the president,” ForAmerica President Brent Bozell said in a statement.

James P. “Jimmy” Hoffa – introducing President Obama at a Labor Day rally in Michigan – encouraged the pro-union audience to “take the son of a bitches out,” in reference to Tea Party-supported members of Congress.

“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,” Hoffa said.

“Everybody here has got a vote,” he said. “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.”

In response to Hoffa’s remarks, ForAmerica is launching a petition drive calling for Hoffa’s resignation and demanding that Congress pass a resolution rebuking Hoffa.

“Obama didn’t have the decency or courage to rebuke his political ally, so ForAmerica will take the lead,” said Bozell. “We are launching a petition calling on both Houses of Congress to pass a resolution condemning this hateful speech about the Tea Party, and we will hold both Democrats and Republicans to account.”

“The American people are sick of being vilified when they stand up to the Obama anti-freedom, big government agenda,” he said. “Congress must stand up for the right of the people to express themselves without fear of reprisals from the president’s close friends.”

(Disclosure: Brent Bozell is also the president of the Media Research Center, the parent organization of

In a Sept. 6 commentary about the media coverage of James Hoffa’s remarks, Bozell said: “The same media that mercilessly attacked conservatives after the Giffords shooting [in Tucson] couldn’t ignore this, you say? True, the venue was too high-profile: a union leader at an Obama rally on Labor Day. While ABC, CBS, and NBC were compelled to notice, there was virtually no outrage. Indeed, The Washington Post and The New York Times skipped right over it.

“So much for ‘All the news that’s fit to print.’

“Were a conservative – Perry? Palin? Bachmann? – to talk in martial terms about ‘taking out’ the opponent, immediately the media headlines would scream ‘Conservatives Threaten President.’ Minutes later, there would be calls on the Justice Department to investigate this physical threat.”