Skip to comments.Goodbye civility as Rep. Steve Cohen says Republicans lie like the Nazis
Posted on 01/20/2011 6:18:39 AM PST by GailA
They dont like the truth, so they summarily dismiss it, he says. They say its a government takeover of health care a big lie. Just like Goebbels. You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually people believe it. Like blood libel, he said, pounding his fist on the dais.
Thats the same kind of thing. The Germans said enough about the Jews and the people believed it and you had the Holocaust. You tell a lie over and over again. And weve heard it on this floor government takeover of health care.
... There is no government takeover, he said.
Cohens reference to blood libel follows former Alaska governor Sarah Palins use of the term to describe attacks on her from left-leaning pundits after the Tucson massacre earlier this month.
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Civility = libspeak for gagging conservatives.
But they’re free to up the vitriol and the MSM ignores it!
House Dem compares GOP health care case to Nazi propaganda
Say What? Democrat Compares Republicans to Nazis
ABC News Jonathan Karl reports: The newfound civility didnt last long. Political rhetoric in Congress doesnt get much nastier than the words of one House Democrat during the debate on repealing the health care law.
In an extraordinary outburst on the House floor, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) invoked the Holocaust to attack Republicans on health care and compared rhetoric on the issue to the work of infamous Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
They say its a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like Goebbels, Cohen said. You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually, people believe it. Like blood libel. Thats the same kind of thing. And Congressman Cohen didnt stop there.
The Germans said enough about the Jews and people believed itbelieved it and you have the Holocaust. We heard on this floor, government takeover of health care. Politifact said the biggest lie of 2010 was a government takeover of health care because there is no government takeover, Cohen said.
Cohen made his comments late last night, but they have attracted no attention because his speech was made to a virtually empty House chamber with no reporters around to watch.
Democratic lawmaker compares GOP health law claims to Nazi lies
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House Democrat Compares GOP To Nazis In Health Repeal Debate (video)
(D-TN) Rep. Steve Cohen stands by Nazi comments
Charlotte would not have that for sure!
Projection from a typical Democrat. Anything a Dem claims a Republican does is a reflection of themselves, and what they do.
Ahhh! The classic “I know you are, but what am I?” defense.
We ALL know these are Alinsky tactics!
Yup... they demand decency and restraint from others but as usual it doesn’t apply to them. The end justifies the means.
The right needs to come back HARD on this. Cohen’s outburst means one of two things. Either Obama has lost control of his party members in congress as they have apparently completely disregarded his call for civility, or bambi’s speech was given with a tacit nod and a wink knowing that he wasn’t really serious. Well Gibbs, which is it?
Just something about him.
No, not talking about the "involuntary" folks ~ just the real weirdos who actually volunteered for it imagining they'd be killed last or something.
I bet if you asked this guy whether moral absolutes existed,
he’d deny it.
So, why were the Nazis “bad”? Weren’t their standards just “different”? How are your standards “better”?
It is so easy to make a post-modern liberal spin in circles with their moral relativism.
This guy should be sanctioned and forced to make an apology. We must use their rules against them. Either the Left will be embarrassed or they will stand up for this guy by demanding free speech rights.
Either way, we win. The Left will tire of being forced to live up to their own standards or they will be forced to support free speech and we will keep them to that standard.
But theyre free to up the vitriol and the MSM ignores it!
I wish something could be done about the main stream media. They are completely biased but as long as it suits the leftists/socuialists/communists nothing is said. Yet Fox News is constantly being attacked because it is more balanced.
Looks like a typical, frumpy, disheveled communist apparatchik.
The guy is a certifiable wack-a-doodle.
He’s never been the same he wasn’t allowed to join the CBC!
Classic case of Marxist argument. Accuse others of what you do (or are). When or if the Republican party becomes the socialist workers party and openly advocates for goverment take over of health care then they can be compared to NAZIs...just like what the socialist Dems are doing.
I think you are misinterpreting. He’s telling fellow libs HOW THEY DO THINGS. Read it again with that in mind!
new tone = nazi comparisons. Great “leadership” there. Just great!
Somebody needs to ask Cohen what he’d call it if a President (say someone like Obama) for months told the nation the insurance mandate was decidedly *not* a tax, and then after the healthcare bill passed, argued forcefully in court that the insurance mandate was constitutional because it definitely *was* a tax.
It’s pretty obvious they’re using the “big lie” technique with the “pre-existing conditions” issue.
Insurance companies don’t drop you for getting sick. This is what the ‘rats are implying.
Nor do they deny you coverage for a “pre-existing condition” if you were previously covered.
Of course, 'these folks' pay no attention to that which they put forth per required 'civil dictums'. They know this is a 'silencing' MO for their opposition and certainly not meant to silence the Leftist perps themselves. . .
No mention of the southern democrats and the KKK.
More vitriolic speech from the Democrats.
DemonRATs now blubbering about “civility”. Well, I’m just roflmao. What a joke.
Wow I go to check the local news and the post explodes
News 5 has NO mention of Cohen’s remarks.
News 3 Video (has a hospital back drop)
But, by all means: let’s have Republicans and Democrats sit together during the State of the Union address and hold hands and sing “kumbayah” for the cameras.
It’s not his first open mouth and insert foot moment.
Dem. Rep. Steve Cohen (TN) I submit to you, Mr. Speaker, that the parties have differences. But if you want change, you want the Democratic Party. Barack Obama was a community organizer like Jesus, who our minister prayed about. Pontius Pilate was a governor. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
I submit to you, Mr. Speaker, um, that the parties have differences, but if you want Change, but if you want change, you want the Democratic party, uh, Barack Obama was a community organizer like Jesus who our, uh, minister prayed about, uh, Pontius Pilate was a governor.
Lawmaker: ‘Thank God’ Bush is gone
July 22, 2010,
There are many Democrats and at least a few Republicans on Capitol Hill who say they’re glad former President George W. Bush is no longer in office, but Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) this week went one step further: He thanked the Almighty for it.
Cohen took to the House floor on Tuesday, where he delivered remarks titled “Thank God Bush is Gone.”
Cohen blamed the 43rd president for the financial crisis, calling him “Hoover George Bush,” after former president Herbert Hoover.
“Now all [people] can say is Bush is gone,” Cohen said, “Nobody can defend him.”
The lawmaker took a few more swipes at the former president over tax cuts and the Iraq war before concluding, “Now all they can say is that he’s gone. Thank God he’s gone.
Clinton-yearly unemployment avg.
1995 5.6 (Republicans take over congress)
Bush -Yearly unemployment avg.
2002 5.8 ( after 9/11 attacks)
2004 5.5 (starting to come back down)
2007 4.6 (democrats take congress Jan 2007)
Obama-Avg. yearly unemployment avg.
2009 9.3 (democrats control all 3 branches of government)
2010 9.7 (through June!)
Won’t happen. Bohener won’t do it to uncivil and petty. The big thing that comes out of this is it is all over the airways in Memphis, and will be on the evening talk show...BTW start sending it to RUSH! One of us could get through.
With cohen that’s the only kind he does. He used the Giffords shooting to say he’s going to get a handgun permit. Forgetting he has to do the safety course, the FBI & TBI background checks and that takes about 3 months, and prove he’s a US Citizen. You can’t snap your fingers and get one, not even if you are a congresscritter.
The come back will have to come from RUSH. It will not come from the Speaker of the House. So start emailing it to RUSH.
I already did, but it takes multiple ones to get through.
In my opinion, the Kapos all reside on the Left and in this Regime starting with their God, Soros. All Goebbel’s-style propaganda flows out of this Regime and morons like this one. Talking about the pot calling the kettle what?
If they voted on a bill they never read, how can they comment on it whatsoever? If they do claim it's a good bill, ask them to outline the ten largest cost aspects of the law and how they benefit the taxpayer?
Clinton tactics. You accuse your opponent of what you are doing. You do it with outrage and anger. This insulates you from being asked about your position or comments on any related subject or matter. The media and left fall for it every time.
As a practical matter, ObamaCare is a Federal government takeover of health care. It mandates coverage - enforced by the Federal government. It creates dozens of new government bureaucracies that will control coverages, pricing, and delivery systems through the power to issue rules and regulations as they see fit. The purpose is to drive private insurers out of business - and it will, without a doubt - because it destroys their business model.
When companies are legally enjoined from using actuarial science to set insurance rates, or from offering different tiers of coverage based upon both science and experience - they are no longer in the "insurance" business. Unless we overturn ObamaCare, we will be left with only government "insurance", and those who accuse Republicans of lying about it are themselves guilty of dissembling.
The only way to bring back civility is to return to the “Code Duello”.
With CODE DUELLO you very carefully weigh each word before you spout off.
They can all bite me.
If there were only a few idiots like this one we might stand a chance. The fact that these nuts are being elected in a conservative state is reason to believe that America is totally and utterly $$%&$*&^%!
Perhaps the Leftists think the Nazis were bad because they outlawed the killing of Aryan babies. If they allowed for more baby killing then the Nazis would be wonderful defenders of freedom.
This is all assuming that the leftists have a coherent “moral code” beyond their base feral drive. It is still more likely that these THINGS will say, do, and even believe whatever they need to feed off their enemies, support their own selfish agenda, and consume the host in the process.
That and downgrading the quality and availability of medical care for the majority of Americans, and destroying the medical profession and other health care professions in the process.
This is not the first time that Cohen has gone on an outrageous rant on the House floor. But this comes on the heels of the 'Rats' innuendos about the "tone of the political debate" contributing to the recent Tucson shootings.
Cohen is just as off-the-wall as several other 'Rat colleagues in the House when it comes to grossly inappropriate rhetoric. Unfortunately, unlike the since departed Allan Grayson (for example), he was re-elected in November.
No no no! We need to make sure EVERYBODY hears his rants - just like with Alan Grayson.
Cohen is a dead soul democrat. lying is second nature to these vermin.
Yet another self-hating Jew.
Oh no, not even. The arrogance of his blindness is evidence of a demigod complex.
“...The right needs to come back HARD on this...”
The time to come back hard on this was 25 seconds after this stupid little commie pr*ck made the statements on the House floor. Every Republican in the place should have stood up and shouted the weasel down.
Interesting isn’t it...an International Socialist calling his opposition National Socialists.
“...Either Obama has lost control of his party members in congress...”
Flunkies and hacks would be a better description...
“...or bambis speech was given with a tacit nod and a wink knowing that he wasnt really serious...”
You are most likely spot-on there, Joe.
And if so, that’s fine.
Like an earlier article of a few days ago stated...I don’t want Civil Discourse either.
Rush made one of his RARE mistakes
cohen is a CAREER POLITICIAN 20 years as a TN State Senator, and is now a 3rd term US Rep.