Then again, Pol Pot only killed 2 million people.
Washington — 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 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.