I expected this last week after the deluge of Hitler references at the DNC. But I guess they’re leaving the Pol Pot nonsense to this slimy thug.
Teamsters President James Hoffa on Thursday compared the Republican Party to genocidal Cambodian leader Pol Pot and likened the tea party to the John Birch Society.
In remarks before the National Press Club, the fiery Detroit-born leader in his fourth term of running the 1.4-million member union also said the future of organized labor is at stake.
He said the GOP at its national convention in Tampa, Fla., two weeks ago didn’t talk about “what they really believe in” or highlight former leaders like President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
“The Republicans are rewriting history,” Hoffa said, saying the party is ignoring Bush’s eight years in office. “There is no eight years. There was no recession. There were no wars. Nothing every happened during those eight years.”
The GOP wants to suggest “history began” with President Barack Obama and ignores all of the problems before 2009. “We’re starting from Day One. It’s like Pol Pot — basically start the Day One, the new calendars.”
Pol Pot led the Khmer Rouge which was responsible for the deaths of about 2 million people in Cambodia.
Hoffa said the GOP has become “the far, far right.”
He compared the tea party to the John Birch Society, the radical anti-Communist group that opposed civil rights legislation and wants to dismantle the Federal Reserve System and exit the United Nations.
“New John Birch Society — now it’s called the tea party but it’s basically again to go to a far-off place and roll the clock back to about 1890,” Hoffa said.