Barbarians At the Gates

Gotta love the irony. Labor union leader Jimmie Hoffa, to a cheering crowd, declares “war” on Republicans and the Tea Party, telling President Obama, “this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these son of bitches out…”

Barbarian, eh?

And then Vice-President Biden, at another rally, tells a labor union crowd that “You are only folks keeping the barbarians from the gates.”

So I guess by that he means, You are the only folks keeping yourselves from the gates.

Even more alarming is that President Obama was only steps away from Hoffa during the latter’s invectives. He didn’t attempt to temper Hoffa’s words, and didn’t even condemn or express disapproval at the remarks afterwards. In fact he said after the remarks that he’s “proud” of Hoffa.

I’m sure in his heart of hearts Obama feels the same way as Hoffa, based on his hard-left roots. But as president one should do the grown-up thing, abandon one’s extreme impulses, and act as a peacemaker once in a while.