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US 9TH REP. STEVE COHEN: GEORGE WASHINGTON & THOMAS JEFFERSON WERE CAREER POLITICIANS
wreg ^ | 10/30/10 | N/A

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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DON'T know where cohen learned his history. But TJ and GW were NOT career politicians!

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1 posted on 10/31/2010 11:29:03 AM PDT by GailA
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To: GailA

9th Congressional District race growing tighter (Bergmann a tougher fight than Cohen anticipated)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2618152/posts


2 posted on 10/31/2010 11:30:08 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

Steve Cohen is an idiot.


3 posted on 10/31/2010 11:30:36 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Just vote them OUT!!)
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To: GailA

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.


4 posted on 10/31/2010 11:32:23 AM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Since Cohen is a Democrat, saying he is an idiot may be redundant.
5 posted on 10/31/2010 11:32:55 AM PDT by SeaWolf (Orwell must have foreseen the 21st Century US Congress when he wrote 1984)
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To: GailA

The ignorance of liberals has no bounds!!


6 posted on 10/31/2010 11:33:12 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: GailA

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.


7 posted on 10/31/2010 11:33:17 AM PDT by MichaelNewton
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To: GailA

They were Career Patriots.


8 posted on 10/31/2010 11:33:26 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Jim Robinson

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

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

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/


9 posted on 10/31/2010 11:34:14 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA
Find me men (or women) the equals of Washington or Jefferson and I'll let them stay as long as they want. Instead we now have a flood of Aaron Burrs and Benedict Arnolds.
10 posted on 10/31/2010 11:34:17 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Grblb blabt unt mipt speeb!! Oot piffoo blaboo...)
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To: GailA

Utterly delusional, and easily debunked. Washington had to be cajoled at length to become the president.


11 posted on 10/31/2010 11:35:02 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder ("No longer can we make no mistake for too long". Barack d****it 0bama, 2009, 2010, 2011.)
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To: GailA

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.


12 posted on 10/31/2010 11:35:27 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: GailA

Wait . . . that district went 77% for Obama two years ago? Then it’d be hilarious if this moonbat Cohen got voted out this week.


13 posted on 10/31/2010 11:36:29 AM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: GailA
Some people say we don't need anymore career politicians, but Thomas Jefferson was a career politician and so was George Washington," Cohen said.

"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."

14 posted on 10/31/2010 11:36:39 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Artemis Webb

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


15 posted on 10/31/2010 11:37:08 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Baladas

He thought he was so ‘safe’ he didn’t even campaign or run a tv ad until this week. LOL


16 posted on 10/31/2010 11:39:07 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Zeppo
“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible."… Pres George Washington

"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?

17 posted on 10/31/2010 11:42:23 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: Artemis Webb
They were Career Patriots.

Beautifully stated. About as far away as you can get from The One and idiots like the quoted Congressman.
18 posted on 10/31/2010 11:43:32 AM PDT by rockvillem
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To: KarlInOhio

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.


19 posted on 10/31/2010 11:44:41 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Offical WH history on Washington

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/georgewashington


20 posted on 10/31/2010 11:44:43 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

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.


21 posted on 10/31/2010 11:45:25 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Just another white boy riding in the back of the bus next to the Emergency Exit.)
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To: tflabo
"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 Steve Cohen

First as a career State Senator, now as 2 term US Rep.

22 posted on 10/31/2010 11:48:32 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

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.


23 posted on 10/31/2010 11:48:55 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: GailA

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.


24 posted on 10/31/2010 11:50:27 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: GailA
We know how Washington works; we're effective at making it work

No better definition of a political elitist...

25 posted on 10/31/2010 12:11:33 PM PDT by mikrofon (Bow down before us, Peasants...)
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To: GailA

This man apparently knows nothing about Washington and Jefferson - and what they stood for.


26 posted on 10/31/2010 12:12:47 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: GailA

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.


27 posted on 10/31/2010 12:15:27 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder ("No longer can we make no mistake for too long". Barack d****it 0bama, 2009, 2010, 2011.)
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To: MichaelNewton
Big difference between George and now. Washington walked away from it even when he was wanted. Today's politicians wont walk away even when they are despised.
28 posted on 10/31/2010 12:20:59 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: GailA
but Thomas Jefferson was a career politician and so was George Washington,"

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.

29 posted on 10/31/2010 12:28:35 PM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: MichaelNewton
Jefferson was a farmer and an architect as well: he designed Monticello.

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.

30 posted on 10/31/2010 1:18:13 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
"werved"="served"

Sheesh!

31 posted on 10/31/2010 1:21:13 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: GailA

Well democrats aren’t very smart, are they


32 posted on 10/31/2010 1:23:26 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

They don’t read history..just like they don’t read the US Constitution.


33 posted on 10/31/2010 1:43:09 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

As far as I know he went from college to politician.


34 posted on 10/31/2010 1:44:17 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

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.


35 posted on 10/31/2010 1:48:00 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Smokin' Joe

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.


36 posted on 10/31/2010 1:51:30 PM PDT by MichaelNewton
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But I wouldn’t necessarily disagree if somebody called Jefferson a career politician

And he died broke and in debt IIRC. Contrast that with today's career politicians.

37 posted on 10/31/2010 1:55:59 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: GailA

Jefferson was...


38 posted on 10/31/2010 1:59:34 PM PDT by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: GailA
Cohen also single-handedly fought off a Martian invasion in 1957b, another alternate universe where he did amazingly good things that we have no record of.

Oh, and he won American Idol last week.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

39 posted on 10/31/2010 2:05:19 PM PDT by The Comedian (Let's see who can punch the softest. You go first.)
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40 posted on 10/31/2010 2:33:58 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: paulycy

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.


41 posted on 10/31/2010 3:35:12 PM PDT by MichaelNewton
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To: MichaelNewton
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.

Yes indeed.

42 posted on 10/31/2010 3:36:57 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: GailA

Exactly


43 posted on 10/31/2010 4:21:04 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: MichaelNewton
I think the word which makes the distinction between Washington and Jefferson versus the modern crop, is statesmen. Unlike the politicians of today, neither of them aspired to be Monarch, and Washington turned the post down.

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.

44 posted on 10/31/2010 4:29:49 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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45 posted on 10/31/2010 4:37:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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Stoked by incredible stupidity and historical ignorance, attaining the boiling level.

Thanks!
46 posted on 10/31/2010 5:14:35 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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;’) thanks BL.


47 posted on 10/31/2010 5:49:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

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.


48 posted on 10/31/2010 7:15:41 PM PDT by MichaelNewton
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To: GailA; SunkenCiv
Boy is this guy Cohen a solid gold idiot. If General Washington was such a career politician, why did he leave the office of POTUS after two terms and head back to Martha and the farm?

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).

49 posted on 10/31/2010 7:27:42 PM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: GailA
He may have been (marginally) right about Thomas Jefferson, but dead wrong on Geo. Washington.

I still wonder how Mr. Jefferson would react to what the Democrats have done with his party. Particularly their stand on Gun Control(tm).

50 posted on 10/31/2010 9:35:03 PM PDT by Old Student
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