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Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) Bashes Tea Party Movement On Radio Show - calls them rascist
Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | April 3, 2010 | Kristina Goetz

Posted on 04/03/2010 4:07:07 PM PDT by raptor22

Congressman Steve Cohen of Memphis teed off on the Tea Party movement in a Thursday night radio interview attracting national attention.

The two-term Democratic congressman said the Tea Party — "without hoods and robes" — has shown an angry, hardcore side of America that's against any type of diversity.

“We saw opposition to African-Americans, hostility toward gays, hostility to anybody who wasn’t just, you know, a clone of George Wallace’s fan club,” he said on The Young Turks, an Internet and satellite radio talk show.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 111th; canard; congress; democrats; memphis; politics; reichstaggers; stevecohen; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; tennessee; tennesseememphis; tn2010
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1 posted on 04/03/2010 4:07:07 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

“a clone of George Wallace’s fan club,”

Wallace was a democrat, stupid.


2 posted on 04/03/2010 4:09:28 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: raptor22

3 posted on 04/03/2010 4:09:43 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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4 posted on 04/03/2010 4:10:14 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: darkangel82

Racist = opposed to the socialist takeover agenda.


5 posted on 04/03/2010 4:10:19 PM PDT by TigerBait
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To: TigerBait

exactly. I think I need a Libtard-to-English Dictionary.


6 posted on 04/03/2010 4:10:58 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: raptor22
“We saw opposition to African-Americans, hostility toward gays, hostility to anybody who wasn’t just, you know, a clone of George Wallace’s fan club,” he said on The Young Turks, an Internet and satellite radio talk show.

We see flaming socialists/marxists who are trying to use Saul Alinsky tactics in order to deflect attention away from the unconstitutional,socialist health care agenda that is rapidly losing support by the day.
7 posted on 04/03/2010 4:11:28 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: raptor22; All

Contact information:

Memphis
The Clifford Davis / Odell Horton Federal Building
167 North Main Street,
Suite 369
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 544-4131
Fax: (901) 544-4329

Washington, D.C.
1005 Longworth House
Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3265
Fax: (202) 225-5663


8 posted on 04/03/2010 4:12:08 PM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: TigerBait

Rats are peaking too early with their race card.


9 posted on 04/03/2010 4:12:11 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.JDforsenate.com .............................. myfastpc.com is malware)
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To: raptor22
The two-term Democratic congressman said the Tea Party — "without hoods and robes" — has shown an angry, hardcore side of America that's against any type of diversity.

Meet the angry twisted mob...


10 posted on 04/03/2010 4:12:18 PM PDT by jessduntno ( If someone calls me racist, I reply "you are just saying that because I'm white!")
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To: raptor22
...he said on The Young Turks, an Internet and satellite radio talk show.

If the term "useful idiots" described anyone, it would be the Young Turks.

11 posted on 04/03/2010 4:14:14 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (<----Click over there for a special message from GOP_Raider)
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To: kcvl

Is that guy related to Waxman? Or has he just had his nose pressed into that shape by being against Hussein’s backside so hard and so often?


12 posted on 04/03/2010 4:14:17 PM PDT by jessduntno ( If someone calls me racist, I reply "you are just saying that because I'm white!")
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To: GOP_Raider

You can count their listeners on one, maybe both hands.


13 posted on 04/03/2010 4:15:13 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: raptor22

The next rational thought that crosses Steve Cohen’s mind will be the first. This is the guy that fought for the most regressive tax there is (a lottery) to “fund higher education.”


14 posted on 04/03/2010 4:15:54 PM PDT by hometoroost (Proverbs 8:36 - All those who hate me love death.)
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To: omega4179
Rats are peaking too early with their race card.

It's their bread and butter play.

15 posted on 04/03/2010 4:16:22 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: raptor22

Cohen must have received that memo to tell him what words he should use. Notice how most of the Dems are saying the same thing.


16 posted on 04/03/2010 4:16:24 PM PDT by fatnotlazy (Never forget!)
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To: raptor22

Well Steve Cohen to me is a JINO and a Rat.....


17 posted on 04/03/2010 4:16:38 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: hometoroost

Obongos gums are getting more and more purple


18 posted on 04/03/2010 4:17:15 PM PDT by manonCANAL
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To: raptor22
The two-term Democratic congressman said the Tea Party — "without hoods and robes" — has shown an angry, hardcore side of America that's against any type of diversity.

“We saw opposition to African-Americans, hostility toward gays, hostility to anybody who wasn’t just, you know, a clone of George Wallace’s fan club,” he said on The Young Turks, an Internet and satellite radio talk show.

Where will he go when he loses his seat?

He's too stupid to be hired in business.

I know, a jobs program will snarf him up!

19 posted on 04/03/2010 4:17:33 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: raptor22

Another jerk who wouldn’t recognize a tea party. Must have been in a congressional black caucus meeting. Such ignorance from someone who should really know better. Nice to know what we are dealing with. Makes things just a little easier.


20 posted on 04/03/2010 4:19:07 PM PDT by wita
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To: raptor22

I think the Dems’ decision to portray the Tea Party movement as racist is going to backfire. At a minimum, it is a very risky move. What do they think this is going to do to help them? Do they think that the white Dems who have migrated to the Tea Party or are considering doing so are going to come back to the Dem Party because they don’t want to be branded a racist? Puleez. Destroying the Tea Party wouldn’t help the Dems anyway since the Tea Party will just move over to the GOP anyway. All their hate-filled venom is doing is creating a further turn off for conservatives and moderates who are fed up with the Dem Party. The mere fact that the Tea Party is largely white does not mean it’s racist. If the Dems want to go with the line that white and racist mean the same thing, then they are just destroying their own credibility.


21 posted on 04/03/2010 4:19:28 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: raptor22; Alamo-Girl

I’d love to see someone do an Alamo-Girl tour-de-force type effort like she did on Klintoons.

NOT her, of course! She’s paid her dues for eternity on such scores! LOL.

But someone who’d document how RAW BONE MARROW DESTRUCTIVELY RACIST

THE DIMRATS HAVE BEEN FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY. AND PARTICULARLY UNDER OTHUGA.

Then to distill about a dozen examples into very powerful talking points that we could rub in their faces every time they opened their yaps.


22 posted on 04/03/2010 4:19:38 PM PDT by Quix (BLOKES who got us where we R: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: jessduntno

I guess Cohen and others mistook the American flags for pitchforks.


23 posted on 04/03/2010 4:19:47 PM PDT by fatnotlazy (Never forget!)
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To: EGPWS

“He’s too stupid to be hired in business.”

***

He’ll be a consultant, a lobbyist or a professor at one of our liberal institutions of higher learning.


24 posted on 04/03/2010 4:21:29 PM PDT by fatnotlazy (Never forget!)
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To: fatnotlazy
"I guess Cohen and others mistook the American flags for pitchforks."


25 posted on 04/03/2010 4:22:53 PM PDT by jessduntno ( If someone calls me racist, I reply "you are just saying that because I'm white!")
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To: raptor22

This Cohen guy seems to say a lot of nice things about John McCain, I bet they would be really close buddies.


26 posted on 04/03/2010 4:25:12 PM PDT by RatsDawg
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To: jessduntno

Prior to his election to the House in November 2006, Cohen was a Tennessee State Senator for 24 years. He is Tennessee’s first Jewish congressman. Cohen is one of only two non-blacks representing majority black districts in Congress

Cohen told reporters that he would seek to become the first white member of the Congressional Black Caucus, but later decided against attempting to join after members of the CBC (influenced by co-founder Bill Clay) indicated that they would not allow a non-black to join

On February 27, 2007, Cohen introduced a resolution in the House that apologizes for African-American slavery and the system of Jim Crow laws that persisted for 100 years after the abolition of slavery.

In March 2005, Cohen was one of three Tennessee Senators to vote against the Tennessee Marriage Protection Amendment, which Tennessee voters approved via a referendum in November 2006

Cohen is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He is the most liberal member of the Tennessee congressional delegation, as well as one of the most liberal members ever to represent the state in Congress.

He is known for his staunch support for environmental protection, opposition to George W. Bush and John McCain over the War in Iraq, and support for a woman’s right to an abortion. To expand funds available for research and development of alternative energy sources, Cohen supports the imposition of an excess profits tax on oil companies.

Cohen has said that he believes that adequate health care is a “fundamental right” of all citizens. Cohen supports gender equality, progressive taxation, medicinal use of marijuana, gun rights and capital punishment. Cohen was the headline speaker at the Marijuana Policy Project’s January 2010 annual gala in Washington.


27 posted on 04/03/2010 4:25:21 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: raptor22

Keep talking Dems! You are rapidly driving every moderate dem from your party because most of them know someone,or is related to someone who participates or believes in the tea party or they themselves have been to one. I guess the dems are depending on their hard left which nunbers about 17% to get them all reelected?


28 posted on 04/03/2010 4:26:43 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: kcvl

Obama: Say hello, Steve.
Steve: Hello Steve.
Obama: Now folks, Stevie here will sing my praises while I drink a glass of water

29 posted on 04/03/2010 4:26:53 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: raptor22

“The two-term Democratic congressman said”

Wouldn’t that be “democrat” congressman.

Nothing ticks off the libs more than being called ‘democrats’ rather than ‘democratic.’

They should be called out every time.


30 posted on 04/03/2010 4:27:07 PM PDT by quantim
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"Cohen told reporters that he would seek to become the first white member of the Congressional Black Caucus, but later decided against attempting to join after members of the CBC (influenced by co-founder Bill Clay) indicated that they would not allow a non-black to join"

Heh heh...

31 posted on 04/03/2010 4:29:16 PM PDT by jessduntno ( If someone calls me racist, I reply "you are just saying that because I'm white!")
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To: raptor22

Rep. Steve Cohen:

Sarah Palin Made John McCain Look Like “A Captured Soldier in North Vietnam”

Rep. Steve Cohen was on The Young Turks last night and he brought it. He said the Republicans in Congress seemed to be encouraging the Tea Party protests to the point of nearly inciting a riot. He said it was like “mob rule.” In Tennessee people were throwing rocks through windows. Talking about the local and national protests, the Congressman said, “It was the verge of Kristallnacht.”

Rep. Cohen commented about the former presidential nominee for the Republican Party, “When I saw John McCain stand behind Sarah Palin, he looked more like a captured soldier in North Vietnam than he did a United States Senator.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cenk-uygur/rep-steve-cohen-sarah-pal_b_523647.html


32 posted on 04/03/2010 4:30:45 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: jessduntno
This Cohen and Waxman are simply Democrat party apparatchiks.
33 posted on 04/03/2010 4:31:34 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: muawiyah

“This Cohen and Waxman are simply Democrat party apparatchiks.”

Well, they say that dogs start looking like their owners...


34 posted on 04/03/2010 4:32:40 PM PDT by jessduntno ( If someone calls me racist, I reply "you are just saying that because I'm white!")
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To: kcvl

I don’t believe this particular Cohen is a Jew at all. He’s going to have to prove it.


35 posted on 04/03/2010 4:33:15 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: raptor22

The word has lost all meaning. Give a crap if they call me one.


36 posted on 04/03/2010 4:33:19 PM PDT by cydcharisse (`)
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To: darkangel82

“Libtard-to-English” dictionary might be one of the funniest phrases I’ve seen. Thank you for the huge laugh!


37 posted on 04/03/2010 4:33:54 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: raptor22

Memphis officials worry about financial impact of dismal response to census

While 54 percent of households across the United States have returned their census forms, as have 52 percent of those in Tennessee, the participation rate in Memphis is a mere 40 percent.

At a morning rally marking Census Day on Thursday, local and federal officials urged residents to return their forms to help ensure an accurate count, noting that about $400 billion in federal appropriations will be divvied up according to population.

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, called census participation a “patriotic duty” that benefits the area.

“I want as much federal money for Memphis and Shelby County as possible, and the only way we’ll get it is if everybody fills out their census forms,” Cohen said.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/apr/01/40-percent-memphis-earns-f-census-performance/


38 posted on 04/03/2010 4:35:31 PM PDT by kcvl
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"The two-term Democratic congressman said the Tea Party — "without hoods and robes" — has shown an angry, hardcore side of America that's against any type of diversity."

The "hoods and robes" those were worn by democrats to hide their faces when they hung both white and black Republicans. This short history lesson of who the democratic party really is is quite informing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bEOiDjdhF4

And the way the democratic congressmans fellow democrats talk when they write to our friend and fellow freeper Alfonzo Rachel, Zo to his friends, is sickening.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCrss-bXSNo

39 posted on 04/03/2010 4:35:45 PM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro-Choice = Pro-Death........ Pro-Life = Pro-LIFE!)
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To: kcvl

“peas in a pod?”


40 posted on 04/03/2010 4:36:50 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: Travis McGee

love it!


41 posted on 04/03/2010 4:37:10 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus sayin')
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To: Brilliant

Brilliant post #22.


42 posted on 04/03/2010 4:43:35 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: raptor22

And, yet again, the only folks playing the race card, the intolerance card(s), are the leftist gasbags who seek only the destruction of the America given us by the Founders.

It’s time to take back the country.


43 posted on 04/03/2010 4:43:46 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: raptor22

Racist? Yawn.


44 posted on 04/03/2010 4:44:14 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: Brilliant

Post #21


45 posted on 04/03/2010 4:45:48 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: raptor22

Perhaps a Tea Party rally at one of Conehead’s townhall meetings would be appropriate. Up close and personal. You know, just so he understands why he’ll be out of a job come November.


46 posted on 04/03/2010 4:46:24 PM PDT by sjneuf
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To: raptor22

Democrat Government:

Government of the scu&bags, by the scu&bags and for the scu&bags. (Unbelievably disgusting philosophy from a bunch of psychiatric, visceral animals.)

IMHO


47 posted on 04/03/2010 4:48:56 PM PDT by ripley
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When they find out the racism thingie no longer works what will be next?


48 posted on 04/03/2010 4:51:18 PM PDT by bergmeid (Fumigate Washington NOW!!)
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To: raptor22

rep steve is full of Krapola! May he rest in H&LL


49 posted on 04/03/2010 4:57:39 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: bergmeid

“When they find out the racism thingie no longer works what will be next?”

Honestly? Probably they’ll whine about religion for a while (because everyone knows only ultra-conservative Protestant Evangelicals go to Tea Parties) but ultimately end up with the “class warfare” schtick. That’s what undergirds 99.9999% of the accusations of racism, and it’s the natural ideological conclusion for a party of Marxists.


50 posted on 04/03/2010 5:00:36 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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