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James Hoffa, President of the Teamsters, had a few things to say in Detroit (via Media Matters):


James Hoffa, Jr: …Everybody here’s gotta vote. If we go back and we keep the eye on the prize, let’s take these son a bitches out and give America back to America where we belong. [cheers] Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you…

Right wingnuttia is apparently going berserk:

…Republican consultant Brad Blakeman decried the comments as “thuggery at its best” and “the kind of remarks you’d expect out of Tony Soprano,” and commented that “when a union president says ‘let’s take these sons of bitches out,’ that usually means someone’s legs are going to get broken, somebody’s going to disappear.” Meanwhile, anchor Megyn Kelly somehow did not mention Henry’s previous explanation that the comments were references to voting Republicans out of office

…Andrew Breitbart operative and CNN contributor Dana Loesch quickly followed up the attack on Twitter, claiming soon after the Fox segment and Henry tweet that Hoffa “threatens tea party voters” and that if Obama “doesn’t condemn then he is sanctioning violence against fellow Americans by silence”…

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Evidently teabaggers don’t believe in the legitimacy of anyone’s vote except their own.