Ed Schultz Tells It Like It Is
Schultz Speaks at Unity, Donates to Scholarship Fund
Ed Schultz closed the Teamsters Unity Conference with an impassioned call to action against extremists who want to destroy the middle class. Schultz has become a Teamster favorite because he speaks up for working people on his MSNBC program, “The Ed Show.”
He began by telling the 2,000 Teamsters, “I thought I’d let you see if I’m as big a son of a bitch as the right wing thinks I am.”
He was introduced by Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa, who watches “The Ed Show” every night at 8 p.m., EDT. Hoffa called him “the antithesis of Fox News and Bill O’Reilly” as well as “a big man with a big heart.” At the conference, Schultz donated $20,000 to the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund
Schultz urged the assembled Teamsters to get out and defeat Mitt Romney in November.
“We’re on the offensive in 2012,” he said. “We need to tell the truth to our neighbors about the war on workers. Mitt Romney and his crowd have no plan for you or for organized labor. They have nothing on the table for you and your future.”
Schultz said he was confident American workers would do what it takes to defeat Romney in November.
“I know that workers in this country have the resilience, the reason, the heart and the desire to do what has to be done,” he said. “They can’t take your heart and your passion and I’m not going to let them change the facts. The facts are—we can turn this country around. The same way this country was built by labor, it can be rebuilt by labor.”