Not surprisingly, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz was practically orgasmic with joy Tuesday over Teamsters president James Hoffa’s Labor Day declaration of war against the Tea Party.
After telling his “Ed Show” audience that Obama’s poll numbers have been declining because he hasn’t spoken to the American people like the union boss, Schultz actually asked Hoffa, “Do you think the Republicans are sons of b---hes?” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
The program began with an exultant Schultz saying, “It is priceless audio. I love this story. It’s about time somebody stood up and said it just like this.”
After an introduction, Schultz played Hoffa’s comments, and then opined, “Now, this is just Ed talking: I think he’s spot on!”
Schultz proceeded to make some truly absurd remarks about how there was nothing wrong with what Hoffa said because of things previously uttered by conservatives such as former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann.
I guess he forgot about all the calls for civility in political discourse - including from himself! - following the tragic January shootings in Tucson.
Missing his own hypocrisy, Schultz actually told his viewers that President Obama’s poll numbers are down “because liberals in many parts of the country are very frustrated that nobody in the White House is talking like James Hoffa.”
Yeah, he really said that.
But the best was still to come, for as a surprise to his audience, Schultz brought on Hoffa via satellite, and after a little polite small talk asked his guest, “Do you think the Republicans are sons of b---hes?”
Hoffa responded, “Well, I think they are if they’re trying to take away food out of the mouth of working people.” He added, “I’m very proud of what we did.”
Schultz responded, “You’re very proud of what you said. I think a lot of people are proud of you, too.”
I don’t know about that, but there’s one thing for certain: If Hoffa wants to leave the Teamsters, he’s got a future at MSNBC.