Skip to comments.US 9TH REP. STEVE COHEN: GEORGE WASHINGTON & THOMAS JEFFERSON WERE CAREER POLITICIANS
Posted on 10/31/2010 11:28:59 AM PDT by GailA
Steve Cohen, who greeted voters at a Democratic event several blocks away in Midtown, said that he had in fact been a part of historic bills to give people tax breaks, not tax hikes.
"We voted on the largest tax breaks in United States history in the 111th Congress. In fact, the stimulus bill was 40 percent tax breaks. There have been more tax breaks for 95 percent of the citizens of the middle class," Cohen said.
Cohen is not knocking on doors this weekend, but is still passing out his signature buttons that he said he likes to collect.
He said that it is in fact a difficult year for some of his Democratic colleagues, but that he is not nervous himself. He remains unfazed by some demands to remove people who seem to be Washington insiders.
"We know how Washington works; we're effective at making it work. That's been my life. Some people say we don't need anymore career politicians, but Thomas Jefferson was a career politician and so was George Washington," Cohen said.
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Steve Cohen is an idiot.
This is par for the course. They do not understand the Founders, they do not understand the US Constitution, etc...
They always say the exact opposite of the truth.
Like Brokaw today trying to say the Internet is 100% lies...when actually it is Brokaw and the activist journalists are the one that spin the lies...the Internet just happens to be an accessible medium that the scumbags can control.
Our country is in seriously deep trouble...if they don’t wake up soon...the 2012 election will no be peaceful.
The ignorance of liberals has no bounds!!
You can argue that Jefferson was a career politician, but Washington certainly was not. He never campaigned for a single position he held and spent more time farming and in battle than in politics.
They were Career Patriots.
I know Jim, which is why I’m working OT to oust him. This is not the first time he has opened his mouth and inserted his ignorance.
STEVE COHEN is an obama/pelosi/reid clone
I vote like a black woman, he said in an interview. I dont 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
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Utterly delusional, and easily debunked. Washington had to be cajoled at length to become the president.
Yeh Cohen-—GW and TJ you ain’t. In fact you probably never even mentioned or cited one of their many quotes either! Dems = Frauds.
Wait . . . that district went 77% for Obama two years ago? Then it’d be hilarious if this moonbat Cohen got voted out this week.
"Congressman, I served with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. I knew George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were friends of mine. Congressman, you're no George Washington or Thomas Jefferson."
That is more accurate. This Socialist Listed POS wouldn’t know what a Patriot was if it bite him on his socialist fanny. That was the biggest piece of BS on tax cuts I’ve ever read.
Go leave a comment...and a history lesson
He thought he was so ‘safe’ he didn’t even campaign or run a tv ad until this week. LOL
"I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive." -- Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 12/20/1787
And what say you Steve Cohen?
As Vice President, Aaron Burr served as Chairman of the Senate with great distinction. He was responsible for some of the early rules that governed that body, and in a time when political hatreds ran high, he ensured a comity that has rarely every been aproached again. His departure address to the Senate is known as one of the great speeches ever given in that institution. Frankly, these days we could do with a few more Aaron Burrs, a man whose honesty was legion.
Offical WH history on Washington
Sorry Stevie. That was a different time and YOU are no Washington or Jefferson. You’re nothing but a dumbass career politician afraid of having to find a real job.
First as a career State Senator, now as 2 term US Rep.
Liberals, Democrats, Whatever’s, call ‘em what you will are incredible. They say whatever crosses whatever it is that should have been their minds, or what is left of their minds AD (After Drugs), and actually believe what it is they say.
And the woman in the paper last week bragged about how Cohen “owned” the district. I’m afraid Memphis lefties miss the whole point of republican government.
No better definition of a political elitist...
This man apparently knows nothing about Washington and Jefferson - and what they stood for.
I think if you research deeper than a “one-pager” summary, you’ll find that Washington was quite reluctant to take office. He simply wanted to retire and work his farm.
Yeah but James Madison was a race car driver and he was a black guy too, and Spanish was his native language. And Cherokee because he was part Cherokee too.
I'm a Democrat. I can say any stupid thing I want.
Washington started out on a farm, but left to survey on the frontier, werved in the militia, and in later years returned to farming, where he made many innovations in agriculture.
Neither man was limited to one thing, unlike so many today.
Well democrats aren’t very smart, are they
They don’t read history..just like they don’t read the US Constitution.
As far as I know he went from college to politician.
I know, but that is the ‘official’ WH viewpoint. It does show he was not a career politician...unlike stevie boy...and he sure wasn’t a socialist anti-American like stevie boy.
Yes, but Jefferson got involved in politics at an early age (26 years old) and was active until he died. We can argue about how much time he devoted to politics during those years.
Washington didn’t get involved in politics until he was 42 years old.
But I agree that there is no comparison in terms or worth or choice between these men and today’s politicians. But I wouldn’t necessarily disagree if somebody called Jefferson a career politician. I certainly would in Washington’s case.
And he died broke and in debt IIRC. Contrast that with today's career politicians.
Oh, and he won American Idol last week.
I totally agree that Jefferson did not use politics to become wealthy like today’s pols. Same thing with Hamilton. In fact, these people became poor because of politics. Whether we side with Jefferson or Hamilton in their many arguments, we can all agree (at least us Freepers can) that they and the other Founders saw politics as a public service, not a means to gain power and wealth for themselves.
Both of them worked for a future for their countrymen. Personal gain appears to have been on the back burner for them. They made real sacrifices and took very real risks for the cause of freedom from English rule.
The majority of the crop of politicians we have today are but a pale shadow at best.
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;’) thanks BL.
Another major difference is that today we have people that enter politics with good intentions but get corrupted by the system. Our Founders were not corrupted. When Jefferson became President, he launched an investigation into Hamilton and his bank and couldn’t find anything he did wrong, though he disagreed with the whole idea of the bank. Today, there is corruption under every stone, even by those we think of as incorruptible.
If he just shut up, we would think he was just another liberal, but now we know he is an ignorant dumbass liberal (yeah, it's redundant).
I still wonder how Mr. Jefferson would react to what the Democrats have done with his party. Particularly their stand on Gun Control(tm).