James P. Hoffa, president of the violence-riddled Teamsters, sure likes to swing a his rhetorical axe handle a lot.
As an encore to his calling Tea Party supporters ‘sons of bitches’ and threatening to take them out last month, on Wednesday, took his violence-laden rhetoric on the road to Ohio where he aimed his mouth at Ohio’s governor Kasich:
Mr. Hoffa, along with other speakers, urged union members to vote early and to get their households, neighbors, and friends to do the same before the voting ends on Nov. 8.
“Governor Kasich said get on the bus or we’re going to run you over,” Mr. Hoffa told the crowd inside the Teamsters Local 20 hall on the Anthony Wayne Trail at Hawley Street. “Well Governor, we’ve got a big truck out there. Now we’re going to run you over.” A semi-tractor-trailer emblazoned with the Teamsters logo was parked outside in the lot next to the building.
The line brought big applause from the group of several hundred who packed the hall.
Of course, Hoffa was likely only saying he wanted to run over Ohio’s governor in the proverbial sense.
Or, was he?
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776