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Wendi C. Thomas: Bergmann more of a blip than a threat (bigoted opinion writer)
The Commercial Appeal ^ | 10/24/10 | Wendi C. Thomas

Posted on 10/24/2010 9:28:45 AM PDT by GailA

Charlotte, Charlotte, Charlotte.

Where to start with the doomed campaign of Republican Tea Party-backed Charlotte Bergmann, who is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen for the Ninth District Congressional seat?

Let's start with her campaign signs -- symbols of a political novice and her delusions.

(Excerpt) Read more at commercialappeal.com ...


TOPICS:
KEYWORDS: bigot; cohen; democrat; race
Contact Wendi C. Thomas at (901) 529-5896 or e-mail thomasw@commercialappeal.com.
1 posted on 10/24/2010 9:28:49 AM PDT by GailA
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To: GailA

Help make this seat 100 OUST STEVE COHEN a obama clone

Elect Charlotte Bergmann http://www.charlottebergmann.com/
GOP, Memphis Tea Party backed candidate won 61% of the primary vote over 2 other candidates.

Medicare ad
http://www.youtube.com/user/CharlotteBergmann?feature=mhum#p/u/3/IFgFNlIq7RQ

Health care ad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVwDsYvFeZs

Charlotte on Palin Radio
http://www.wsradio.com/player/wsradio-player2.cfm/type/windows/show/Sarah-Palin-Radio/segment/34991.html

Charlotte makes Breitbart TV

http://www.breitbart.tv/meet-charlotte-bergmann-gop-candidate-for-congress-tennessee/

Radio ad spot, Charlotte’s life story
http://www.charlottebergmann.com/RadioSpot.htm

cohen refuses to debate
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/sep/12/cohen-not-worried-about-gop-foe/

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/14/us/14memphis.html
“I vote like a black woman,” he said in an interview. “I don’t know the black experience, but I know about being a minority and being discriminated against because of religion.”

Cohen also compares 0 to Jesus, Palin to Pontius Pilate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmnbTBCktoM

US Rep Steve Cohen US 9th District TN makes a complete fool out of himself on FNC.

Cohen and Cavuto on TARP, ARRA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfjBPyb5qPg&feature=youtube_gdata

Congressman Steve Cohen Discusses Healthcare Reform with Neil Cavuto - April 2, 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peJ6Dv696jQ&feature=related


2 posted on 10/24/2010 9:35:27 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

A nasty hit piece filled with venom.


3 posted on 10/24/2010 9:36:07 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: GailA
"The Ninth District was owned by the Fords, Democrats, for decades, and for the foreseeable future, it's in the possession of Steve Cohen, another Democrat."

Even in the context of modern political writings that statement is repulsive to the founding concepts of the Republic. A congressman is supposed to be a representative of the citizens, not a feudal baron.

4 posted on 10/24/2010 9:38:36 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

I think Charlotte is making to many inroads into the black community for the bigoted socialist Ms. Thomas.

Cohen is not even running a campaign against Charlotte, he’s that certain he is “SAFE”. He’s a career politician first at the state level as a senator, now as a 2 term US Rep. He is a pelosi/reid/obama clone.


5 posted on 10/24/2010 9:39:19 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Cohen is an obama clone...we are peons to him. He LOVES TAX HIKES, is pro abortion, even late term, and totally anti 2nd A.


6 posted on 10/24/2010 9:45:18 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

from the article:

“The Ninth District was owned by the Fords, Democrats, for decades, and for the foreseeable future, it’s in the possession of Steve Cohen, another Democrat.

Cohen’s ascension was relatively easy: In 2006, with an overcrowded primary race, Cohen won a majority of white votes while other candidates split the black vote thinner than an Olsen twin.”

... is this a blog rant or an actual printed newspaper?


7 posted on 10/24/2010 9:47:45 AM PDT by lack-of-trust
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To: GailA

And talking about the 2nd Amendment, wasn’t it the Commercial Appeal who published the names of every concealed carry permit holder in Tennessee as a “public service”?


8 posted on 10/24/2010 9:49:03 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: GailA

Wendi C. Thomas

9 posted on 10/24/2010 9:57:41 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

YES! I let Sen Norris and Lt. Gov Ron Ramsey know my feelings about that.....my Jeremy’s killer is out of prison, it is why I CCW. Looking over one shoulder is no fun. More nerve racking knowing he can possibly track me down through a government data base published in the COMMIE APPEAL.

When the dems had control of both houses at the state level they were slowly strangling our 2nd A rights, Ron Ramsey has worked his butt off to get a lot of it reversed.


10 posted on 10/24/2010 10:05:01 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: lack-of-trust

ACTUAL opinion of this socialist bigot, printed in the local COMMIE APPEAL


11 posted on 10/24/2010 10:06:40 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: kcvl

CHARLOTTE BERGMANN

12 posted on 10/24/2010 10:08:40 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Yeah another “back on the porch” slur. What passes for journalism these days on the left is really sad.


13 posted on 10/24/2010 10:09:43 AM PDT by JLS (Democrats: People who won't even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day.)
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To: GailA

Columnist Wendi C. Thomas Indulges Her Inner Racist

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/warner-todd-huston/2008/10/23/columnist-wendi-c-thomas-indulges-her-inner-racist


14 posted on 10/24/2010 10:20:18 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: GailA

wendi_c_thomas Tires of the cultural zoo moments. CNN, bite me. Or, read my blog at http://www.wendicthomas.com to see what I’m peeved about this time.
4 days ago


15 posted on 10/24/2010 10:23:26 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: GailA
"You may now join Tinker on the porch."

I understand the reference to putting blacks on the porch (see "Porch Monkey") but not "Tinker". So I searched, and the same "newspaper" had this editorial by Wendi Thomas, about Cohen's opponent in the primary (I guess, in 2008): Tinker Lowers Bar in Ninth (2008), although in that case the "porch" comment was in a COMMENT, not the article:

Ms. Tinker needs to go back to the porch and wait for the check.
Other articles also had comments like that:
Emily's List did not do their homework on this one. Tinker has been running a racist campaign since 2006 and is now grasping at straws to get another vote or two. Nikki Tinker is going to be sent back to the porch on Thursday, hopefully never to be heard from again.
nikki tinker ( tinker Bell) need to keep sitting on the porch with her granny and wait on that CHECK..most people are going to vote for MR COHEN ( this is from a BLACK person)
And it turns out Wendi Thomas wrote an article in 2008 with the title "Nikki, I'd Say your porch is waiting", in which she said:
There's a place for an ambitious lady like Tinker. Perhaps she should look for a porch in Alabama with her name on it.
So apparently black people think black people sit on porches waiting for their welfare checks. Which isn't surprising, because the liberal white elite have told blacks for decades that this is all they are good for, and that without help blacks are useless. It's not surprising that some of them believe it.
16 posted on 10/24/2010 10:30:08 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Will White People Riot?
Ridiculous question? Then stop asking it about black people.
By: Wendi C. Thomas | Posted: October 22, 2008 at 12:00 AM

http://www.theroot.com/views/will-white-people-riot


17 posted on 10/24/2010 10:33:46 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: GailA

Hopefully the dems’ anti-2nd Amendment efforts have hit their high point in Tennessee.


18 posted on 10/24/2010 10:53:42 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: kcvl

I’d bet her first articles were horrid until she got her feet under her...they are still bigoted. For the sake of my sanity I rarely read her tripe. Only reason I looked at it is that Charlotte Bergmann is MY candidate of choice. I sure don’t want Steve Cohen...the pelosi/reid/obama clone.


19 posted on 10/24/2010 3:37:21 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Yes that was 2008, Tinker used the race card a lot. Turned off a lot of people.


20 posted on 10/24/2010 3:38:48 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA
So writes the lady with a Batman forehead.



Runaway Slave

Apostle Claver tells the world how the real party of racism is the Democrats

21 posted on 10/24/2010 6:37:31 PM PDT by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: kcvl
I misspoke. She doesn't have a forehead. She has a 5-head!



Runaway Slave

Apostle Claver tells the world how the real party of racism is the Democrats

22 posted on 10/24/2010 6:41:36 PM PDT by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

My Dad carries a Bronze Star, spent 6 years in the Pacific, he and another man shimmied up a telegraph pole under sniper fire to put our Flag back up on ‘The Rock’ after MacArthur retook Corregidor. My uncle-in-law spent 6 years with Merrill’s Marauders. I spent a decade fighting for crime victims to have State Constitutional rights, because criminals had more rights than I the victim did. I spent 14.5 years fighting to keep my 16 year old son’s killer in prison.

I follow the teachings of Jesus, to treat others as they treat me, and Dr. Kings’ of judging others by the content of their character.

Ms Thomas’ opinion was the most bigoted, denigrating piece of tripe I’ve read in a long time.

Ms Thomas insulted all black people by assuming they were all stupid or illiterate. That they should sit on the porch and do as Master Cohen told them to do.

That the 9th District was Mr Cohen’s possession or personal toy.

Well I have news for Ms Thomas, first of all Ms. Bergmann has a Masters Degree. She does NOT believe that the 9th district is her possession or toy, she believes it is THE PEOPLE’s SEAT.

If you want higher taxes, fewer constitutional rights, more government intrusion into your business and life, amnesty for illegals, more rights for criminals than victims, your granny’s or aunt’s Medicare gutted, your health care taken over by government, genocide of the unborn as birth control, being enslaved to the government, then by all means vote for the Pelosi/Reid liberal career politician clone Steve Cohen.

On the other hand if you believe that the 9th district is THE PEOPLES SEAT, you want less taxes, less government intrusion into your business and lives, to send illegals home, repeal the GUTTING of Medicare, the government take over of health care, that punishment should fit the crime and criminals should NOT have more rights than their victims, that genocide of the unborn for the sake of birth control is wrong, that the USA and our Constitution comes first, then vote for Ms Bergmann.

If Lt. Col. Allen West, J.C. Watts, Michelle Malkin, Michelle Bachmann or Sarah Palin were to run for president I’d vote for any of them in a heart beat, because I judged them by the content of their character, as putting Americans and our Constitution before government enslavement of the People.

Between now and Nov 2nd you must chose, whether to become ENSLAVED to the government by voting for the Pelosi clone Steve Cohen or stay a liberty loving FREE person by voting for Ms Bergmann. The choice is your, I chose LIBERTY and voted for Ms Bergmann Gail


23 posted on 10/25/2010 5:47:32 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: kcvl

From the Bergmann campaign

Memphis, TN – Memphis residents have long regarded Commercial Appeal columnist Wendi Thomas as a cranky left wing opinion writer, but Sunday morning they got to know that Miss Thomas has outright animosity for fellow black women who do not follow her ideology. In a rambling diatribe accusing TN- 9 Republican Congressional candidate Charlotte Bergmann of being “delusional”, “dead”, and claiming that her supporters want to repeal the rights of women and African-Americans, she ends her column with the line for Miss Bergmann to “join [2008 candidate] Tinker on the porch.

Said Bergmann, “I knew I would be attacked by liberals on issues of policy that I disagree with, but to have a fellow African American woman insinuate that I am a ‘porch Negro’ is beyond anything I thought I would ever experience in this campaign.”

Bergmann Political Director Howie Morgan stated, “I have worked with African American Republicans all over the country. This kind of hateful, personal attack on any candidate is beyond what anyone should ever experience. The disgraceful and intentionally venomous language Miss Thomas uses against Charlotte Bergmann is nothing that any serious person who claims to practice journalism should ever use. Scripps Howard Newspapers and the Commercial Appeal should fire Miss Thomas today.”

Charlotte Bergmann sprang into the public conscience in the Republican Primary when it was revealed that years ago she lost her home, lived in her car briefly, yet still raised 3 kids and earned a Bachelors Degree and MBA from Christian Brothers University. She is challenging Steve Cohen in the November 2 General Election.


24 posted on 10/25/2010 3:33:28 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

I hope you and Ms Bergmann succeed. It’s time for citizens to wake up and see what the political class is doing and the real contempt they have for the public. That column was one of the most insulting things I’ve ever read.


25 posted on 10/26/2010 6:32:38 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

IT made the local news, and local talk radio, no one liked it even the liberal black callers. Thomas was doing her best to keep conservatives from voting by saying there is no use, that cohen OWNS the seat. Course I called in and put my 2 cents in.

Give you a shock the Rev Al is making a ad AGAINST consolidation of city & county government.


26 posted on 10/26/2010 1:27:20 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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