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Rep. Steve Cohen says Tea Party movement shows America's hardcore side against diversity
AP - vai Kingsport Times News ^ | April 3, 2010

Posted on 04/04/2010 5:09:44 PM PDT by don-o

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen is drawing national attention for remarks he made about the tea party movement in a recent radio interview.

The Commercial Appeal reports that the two-term Democrat said the tea party - "without hoods and robes" - has shown an angry, hardcore side of America that's against diversity.

He made the comments Thursday night on The Young Turks, an Internet and satellite radio talk show.

Cohen went on to say tea party members have shown hostility toward anybody who isn't "a clone of George Wallace's fan club," and that he has seen no Republican standing up to appeal for reason.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesnews.net ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: diversity; frameups; lefties; racecard; reichstagfire; reichstaggers; setups; teaparty
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Click through for transcript of interview, including sympathy for John McCain.
1 posted on 04/04/2010 5:09:44 PM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Desperate attempt to be relevant.


2 posted on 04/04/2010 5:11:21 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: don-o

**America’s hardcore side against diversity**

Mr. Cohen .. what you see is America’s hardcore side against STUPIDITY, which, Unfortunately, you seem to be afflicted with.


3 posted on 04/04/2010 5:11:52 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (Islam is a Political System DISGUISED as a RELIGION!)
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To: don-o

Yawn.

Sorry, your race card has been declined:

http://joytiz.com/2009/sorry-your-race-card-has-been-declined/


4 posted on 04/04/2010 5:12:19 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: don-o
Cohen went on to say tea party members have shown hostility toward anybody who isn't "a clone of George Wallace's fan club," and that he has seen no Republican standing up to appeal for reason.

Because they Tea Partiers are reasonable and the democrats are the ones that needed to stand for an appeal to reason on their spending and big government welfare.

5 posted on 04/04/2010 5:12:46 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: don-o

Remind me again whick party had the white robes and hoods and has one of their former members sitting in the US Senate? I believe it was a Democrat organization because they controlled all the politics in the south in those days. Maybe this idiot needs a history lesson.


6 posted on 04/04/2010 5:12:51 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: nolongerademocrat

They dun gitit.


7 posted on 04/04/2010 5:12:54 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: don-o

All the hippies are going bezerk trying to deflect attention from Obama and thinking about ObamaCare.


8 posted on 04/04/2010 5:12:59 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: don-o

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What does being Taxed Enough Already have to do with diversity?


9 posted on 04/04/2010 5:15:02 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: jazminerose

Love that!


10 posted on 04/04/2010 5:15:17 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: don-o

They still believe if they repeat it enough it will be so.........NOT!! We should find old pictures of Klu Klux Bird with a hood on! These people are disgusting.


11 posted on 04/04/2010 5:16:45 PM PDT by marygam ((Obama is not a messiah, wake up folks!))
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To: don-o
...as a matter of fact, I'm strongly for a diverse Free people. Your party is the party of slavery.

It makes absolutely no sense to continue to support big government when that government is going broke, even if you are dependent. Break your chains man, before it's too late.

12 posted on 04/04/2010 5:17:01 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: don-o

Most of the tea party members that I know, don’t appreciate your treasonous actions Comrade Cohen!


13 posted on 04/04/2010 5:18:11 PM PDT by Yorktownpatriot
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To: don-o

The Left makes it clear who they most fear — those they most slander and most ridicule.


14 posted on 04/04/2010 5:18:33 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: don-o

Cohen, just another race baiter.


15 posted on 04/04/2010 5:18:44 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: don-o

I was born and raised in Memphis. Like most all Jewish Democrats, Cohen has always been a jerk, playing the race card, while screwing the blacks in business dealings.


16 posted on 04/04/2010 5:18:46 PM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: don-o

Oh yes, the race card. Typical dem move - use fear and hate against someone, but we are the ones that are against diversity.

We can’t let this stand this time. They know nothing about the Tea Party and they have no right to paint us as racists. Everyone should be writing to their local newspapers and calling the dems out on this stunt.

This is something that needs to be incorporated into the Tea Party protests - Maybe everyone needs to hold signs that says “who are the real racists? “ Boy this campaign against the tea party by using race just ticks me off.


17 posted on 04/04/2010 5:19:04 PM PDT by kezzek
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To: don-o

Cohen who is Jewish faces a tough primary against a former mayor of Memphis who is black. He has to go against whitey just to survive.


18 posted on 04/04/2010 5:19:16 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (November can't come soon enough!)
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To: don-o

George Wallace (D)


19 posted on 04/04/2010 5:19:35 PM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: don-o

U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen needs to be retired by the voters in congressional district PRONTO!


20 posted on 04/04/2010 5:19:50 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: don-o

A little “diversity” is fine but throwing EVERYTHING AMERICAN out the window to make way for the cowardly losers who ran away from their own home country is just stupid and should be declared illegal. If the losers want their “diversity”, I recommend they stay home and fight for their own country.


21 posted on 04/04/2010 5:21:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: don-o

Socialists to the core! All of them.


22 posted on 04/04/2010 5:25:41 PM PDT by Wontsubmit
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To: don-o

I can’t wait for someone to tell me that kind of nonsense to my face.


23 posted on 04/04/2010 5:26:08 PM PDT by unkus
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To: don-o
Steve Cohen you are the perfect example of confusing individual responsibility and dignity with a persecution complex.

Perhaps you are projecting your own bigotry on to other more legitimate human beings. No?

24 posted on 04/04/2010 5:26:40 PM PDT by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
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To: don-o

They can take their diversity and shove it. I will not agree or cave to perversion (homosexual agenda), abortion or any other bedrock moral issues for the sake of “diversity”.

These Alinsky tactics will only grow in intensity to silence dissent just as it’s designed to do. It only remains whether we have the sand to continue speaking truth to power and backing it up when necessary.

There will be a move to negate valid elections in both ‘10 and ‘12. Count on it, the past is prologue. They will soon expose their “plan” for all to see and play their hand by November. My gosh, they’ve done that anyway with the take overs of the auto industry, Insurance via “healthcare”, banking, militarizing the IRS, etc. They will soon criminalize dissent. Anyone that can’t see that coming is on something. Immigration, “Civilian Security Force” is coming next.


25 posted on 04/04/2010 5:27:06 PM PDT by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: PhiKapMom

Besides that George Wallace WAS a denocrat!


26 posted on 04/04/2010 5:29:54 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: don-o
Dems...When anyone disagrees them they never debated the facts... the just behave ignore and call everyone racist…
27 posted on 04/04/2010 5:31:46 PM PDT by tophat9000 (It ain't about Black... It ain't about White...It's about a Red...Trying to take our rights!)
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To: don-o

Sorry, “diversity” is liberal-speak for any culture but traditional US culture. Worse, as with many liberal talking points, it is not meant to increase diversity in order to improve the performance of a business or government, it is meant to marginalize Americans with conservative values and give disproportionate weight to people who are hostile to those values.

I don’t buy this leftist crap. Indeed, many people see straight though but must be passive-aggressive to it in order to not attract any enforcement or negative publicity, yet to thwart it from degrading the meritocracy that is best for organizational performance.


28 posted on 04/04/2010 5:33:47 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: don-o

Q: What do people who wore “hoods and robes” and Wallace have in common?

A: They all belonged to Representative Steve Cohen’s party.


29 posted on 04/04/2010 5:33:51 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Sybeck1
Cohen who is Jewish faces a tough primary against a former mayor of Memphis who is black. He has to go against whitey just to survive.

No more calls, please -- we have a winner.

He has a lot of black voters in his district and has to "out-black" a black former mayor. Good luck with that, white boy, and come back and see us after the race, and tell us some more about all those waciss! white voters out in the suburbs again.

Then he can head on down to New Orleans for a pity-party with former Congresswoman and triple-dipped liberal Democrat Lindy Boggs, who got turned out of her seat because, as the nice black ministers explained, "it's time for one of our own". Who turned out to be, iirc, William Jefferson, he of the crooked relatives and the hard-frozen cash.

30 posted on 04/04/2010 5:34:18 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: keats5

good point although Wallace ran as an independent in 1968...got 6 EVs and 10 million votes


31 posted on 04/04/2010 5:34:59 PM PDT by wardaddy (Will adobe ever fix shockwave to work consistently?)
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To: jazminerose

Sorry, your race card has been declined
____________________________________________________

Brilliant! Perfect! Excellent! Fabulous! Smashing! Hurrah!


32 posted on 04/04/2010 5:37:09 PM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: don-o

Hate to pop his bubble but George Wallace was a Democrat.


33 posted on 04/04/2010 5:37:52 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If someone calls me a racist I'll just tell them you're just saying that because I'm white ....)
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To: SkyDancer

Exactly, what boobs.


34 posted on 04/04/2010 5:39:28 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: wardaddy

True, he did run as an Independent at one point in his life, but he but he died a Rat.

George Corley Wallace
(born Aug. 25, 1919, Clio, Ala., U.S. — died Sept. 13, 1998, Montgomery, Ala.) U.S. politician. He served in the Alabama state legislature (1947 – 53). As a circuit court judge (1953 – 59), he was known for his resistance to federal investigations of racial discrimination. Campaigning as a segregationist, he was elected governor in 1963 and kept his pledge “to stand in the schoolhouse door” to prevent enrollment of African American students at the University of Alabama. He yielded only in the face of the federalized National Guard. Further confrontations made him a nationwide symbol of Southern opposition to racial integration. He formed the American Independent Party and was its presidential candidate in 1968, winning 13% of the popular vote. He again served as governor (1971 – 79). While campaigning for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination, he was shot in an assassination attempt and left partly paralyzed. In the 1980s he renounced his segregationist views, and he won his last term as governor (1983 – 87) with support from African American voters.

For more information on George Corley Wallace, visit Britannica.com. (From Answers.com)


35 posted on 04/04/2010 5:39:46 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: SkyDancer

Hate to pop his bubble but George Wallace was a Democrat.
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So were the Klansmen. Democrats have an unbroken record of racism — right down to the set asides, affirmative action, hate speech and the racism of today.


36 posted on 04/04/2010 5:40:10 PM PDT by Woebama (Never, never, never quit)
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To: jazminerose

I’d love to see someone make up an actual card like that to present to people who play the race card. Have one with a bunch of numbers along the edge and you pull out a punch, punch it ‘canceled’ and hand it to them.


37 posted on 04/04/2010 5:40:51 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If someone calls me a racist I'll just tell them you're just saying that because I'm white ....)
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To: keats5

I don’t need dictionary.

I lived that history.

Wallace changed his stripes after being shot.


38 posted on 04/04/2010 5:41:08 PM PDT by wardaddy (Will adobe ever fix shockwave to work consistently?)
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To: Woebama
When diversity becomes a goal, competence is sacrificed.
39 posted on 04/04/2010 5:42:04 PM PDT by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, telling it straight since AD 33)
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To: don-o

How ironic that we should hear this from a guy who represents a largely black district yet was denied membership in the Congressional Black Caucus because he has the wrong skin color.


40 posted on 04/04/2010 5:42:25 PM PDT by freespirited (I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise. --Robert Frost)
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To: Woebama

They had it since almost 1830’s ....


41 posted on 04/04/2010 5:42:54 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If someone calls me a racist I'll just tell them you're just saying that because I'm white ....)
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To: don-o
COHEN

Cold

Openly

Hopeful

Enraged

Neanderthal

42 posted on 04/04/2010 5:43:15 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Woebama

Well, thank you. Glad you liked it.


43 posted on 04/04/2010 5:44:31 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: marygam

What’s funny and obvious is that Cohen is the white guy who has a black opponent in the Dem primary. Now, Cohen has to give this hateful rhetoric out to convince (somehow) the voters that he’s a “good massah” and they should keep him instead of one of the “uppity” ones. His opponent is vastly and legendarily corrupt, but he IS black and this IS Memphis. What can a poor Jewish boy do except start this vile race-baiting?


44 posted on 04/04/2010 5:44:50 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: don-o

Demagoguery, Hyperbole, and Cupidity: The cornerstones of Democratic thinking and actions.


45 posted on 04/04/2010 5:45:40 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Woebama

AND their current racism is more insidious than their past racism. At least back then the Rats were honest and the blacks could clearly see what they were up against.

Today, the Dems have successfully eroded the black family and have somehow managed to garner black support for their own demise.

I wish we could just ignore race entirely, but the Rats will never let that happen.


46 posted on 04/04/2010 5:46:12 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: keats5
In the 1980s he renounced his segregationist views, and he won his last term as governor (1983 – 87) with support from African American voters.

Of course, that is of no consequence to the real haters, is it?

47 posted on 04/04/2010 5:46:45 PM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal texted me at 0330 on 2/3/10: AMERICA!)
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To: don-o
The Commercial Appeal reports that the two-term Democrat said the tea party - "without hoods and robes"

LOL! Hey Stevie! Here are the roots of your Democrat Party and THEY have hoods and robes!!!


48 posted on 04/04/2010 5:48:23 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Alfred E. Neuman for President! Oh, wait a minute ...)
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To: don-o

Meanwhile, in today’s Chattanooga Times Free Press, in a portion of the editorial pages called “The Rant”, I got to read this gem...

“To Republicans and “Tea Baggers;” Shut up! You lost the election and you lost health-care reform.”

No signature from the spineless twit, of course.

It appears that the freeloaders are in the process of jumping the shark as we speak. They’re biting the hand that’s been feeding them since 1965 and that hand is starting to form a fist.


49 posted on 04/04/2010 5:49:05 PM PDT by meyer (It's time...)
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To: keats5

Dems have ALWAYS been on the wrong side of civil rights. A Republican freed the slaves & ordered the Guard to Little Rock, not a demtard.


50 posted on 04/04/2010 5:49:59 PM PDT by jazminerose
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