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With 'Nazi' words, U.S. Rep. Cohen of Memphis known nationally
The Commercial Appeal ^ | 1/23/24 | Bartholomew Sullivan

Posted on 01/23/2011 10:08:38 AM PST by GailA

The Memphis Democrat has been called out by Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show" for his "wrong" choice of words. He's gone toe-to-toe with Anderson Cooper on CNN, who called him a hypocrite. Rush Limbaugh called him "pathetic." And people across the spectrum have called on him to apologize.

His newfound notoriety stems from a Tuesday night speech in which Cohen called Republicans' talking point about "a government takeover of health" the kind of repeated "big lie" Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels perfected.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cohen; dem; godwinslaw; nazi; rhetoric; tone; vitriol

Mr. Cohen supports the GENOCIDE of the Unborn in all forms with his 30 year history first as a State Senator and a US Rep.

1 posted on 01/23/2011 10:08:40 AM PST by GailA
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To: GailA

MSNBC: Rep. Cohen Compares Mike Pence to Goebbels
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2011/01/21/msnbc-rep-cohen-compares-mike-pence-goebbels-no-challenge-ed-schultz

Cohen: You know, Pence is like a bad guy from last century I can’t name
http://hotair.com/archives/2011/01/22/cohen-you-know-pence-is-like-a-bad-guy-from-last-century-i-cant-name/


2 posted on 01/23/2011 10:09:19 AM PST by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: GailA

To the left, hate is reason.


3 posted on 01/23/2011 10:10:03 AM PST by Spok ("What are you going to believe; me or your own eyes?" -Groucho Marx)
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To: Spok
The "nazi" meme IS the Big Lie.
4 posted on 01/23/2011 10:11:33 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Capitol Hill operator 866-727-4894 toll free. Just say which Representative/Senator you want to spea)
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To: GailA; Nachum; Ingtar

House Dem compares GOP health care case to Nazi propaganda

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/01/19/5878241-house-dem-compares-gop-health-care-case-to-nazi-propaganda

Say What? Democrat Compares Republicans to Nazis
http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2011/01/abc-news-jonathan-karl-reports-the-newfound-civility-didnt-last-long-political-rhetoric-in-congress-doesnt-get-much.html

ABC News Jonathan Karl reports: The newfound civility didn’t last long. Political rhetoric in Congress doesn’t 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 it’s 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. That’s the same kind of thing. And Congressman Cohen didn’t stop there.

“The Germans said enough about the Jews and people believed it—believed 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’

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/138805-democratic-lawmaker-compares-gop-health-law-claims-to-nazi-lies

VIDEO ON THIS ONE
House Democrat Compares GOP To Nazis In Health Repeal Debate (video)

http://realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/01

(D-TN) Rep. Steve Cohen stands by ‘Nazi’ comments
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2659984/posts

The guy is a certifiable wack-a-doodle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiOpEpGAhHM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxkdWQG5ETU&NR=1

News 3 Video (has a hospital back drop)
http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-cohen-controversy,0,7471216.story

It’s not his first open mouth and insert foot moment.

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/09/10/kossified-congressman-obama-was-a-community-organizer-like-jesus/

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.

http://www.israpundit.com/2008/?p=2662

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.

http://washingtonscene.thehill.com/in-the-know/36-news/5227-lawmaker-thanks-god-is-gone

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.

Career Politician, never held a real job.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Cohen

Stephen Ira “Stevo” Cohen (born May 24, 1949) is the U.S. Representative for Tennessee’s 9th congressional district, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served as a Tennessee State Senator for 24 years.

Tennessee’s 9th district includes almost three-fourths of Memphis. Cohen is Tennessee’s first Jewish congressman. Cohen is the only non-black representing a black majority district in Congress.[1]

While serving for three years as Legal Advisor for the Memphis Police Department, Cohen rose to political prominence when he was elected to the Tennessee Constitutional Convention of 1977 at the age of 27. The Convention elected him its vice president.[6] Cohen was then elected to serve as a commissioner on the Shelby County Commission, an office he held from 1978 to 1980.[2] During his time at the Commission, Cohen was instrumental in the creation of The Med, a community-funded regional hospital.[6] In 1980, Cohen served as an interim Shelby County General Sessions Court judge.[2] He has also served as a delegate to the 1980, 1992, and 2004 Democratic National Conventions.[2]

‘I did not compare Republicans to Nazis,’ House Dem says of floor remark
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/139007-democratic-lawmaker-i-did-not-compare-republicans-to-nazis

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2660369/posts

Cohen Controvery
http://www.wreg.com/videobeta/?watchId=1c5e818d-f5a0-42b2-9b8e-e710c74acf5d

TNGOP Chairman’s Statement Regarding Democrat Congressman Steve Cohen’s ‘Reckless Rhetoric’
http://www.tngop.org/wordpress/?p=4460

Democrat Demonstrates “New Civility” in Health Care Debate
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2661681/posts


5 posted on 01/23/2011 10:14:20 AM PST by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: GailA

Dems like Cohen use words, Goebbels used a lot of words therefore, Cohen is like a modern day Goebbels.


6 posted on 01/23/2011 10:14:40 AM PST by omega4179 (Loughner-leftist oriented)
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To: GailA

“With ‘Nazi’ words, U.S. Rep. Cohen of Memphis known nationally”

... as a disgraceful, hystrionic liar. (the new Grayson)


7 posted on 01/23/2011 10:16:22 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: omega4179; Biggirl

You just have to look at his 30 year pro-abortion record to know that.

Rep. Steve Cohen: Tea Party “Reprehenisble” But My Nazi Comment’s Fine,(Okay To Play “Nazi Card”)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2660426/posts


8 posted on 01/23/2011 10:17:31 AM PST by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: omega4179
Goebbels

Did you notice that "Goebbles" pronounced [gœ-buhls] is pronounced by all talking heads as "GeR bels?" If they can't make the German pronounciation, "Go-bells" is good enough.

What gives? Public skools, huh?

I bet you our Pah-keeestani 0b0z0 would pronounce perfectly after a month of training.

9 posted on 01/23/2011 10:25:17 AM PST by melancholy (Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: omega4179
Cohen is like a modern day Goebbels.

Ironically!

10 posted on 01/23/2011 10:27:34 AM PST by melancholy (Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: GailA

Gail, the one thing they leave out is that Cohen is representative of the people of Memphis that elected him. Cohen is a white version of the most vile racist black one can imagine which is what he is.


11 posted on 01/23/2011 10:27:55 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: GailA
listen you stooopid POS... you never heard of Godwin's law???
12 posted on 01/23/2011 10:43:59 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: melancholy

I think the oe gives “r” sound you’re hearing. Also, the “s” at the end would be somewhat of a “z”.

Of course, I never studied German language except for my time in the many Gast Hausen when I was stationed there. I may not have heard everything distinctly and clearly over the beer.


13 posted on 01/23/2011 10:50:36 AM PST by damper99
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To: vetvetdoug

So very true. Ottis Sanford stunned me when he called mr. nazi out over the remark. Of course he had to follow that up with the GOP lied.

When we know the opposite is true the DEMS LIE through their TEETH.


14 posted on 01/23/2011 10:56:13 AM PST by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: GailA
What's he complaining about? The ‘American Civil Liberals Union’ went to the US Supreme Court to support the rights of Nazis to march, give speeches, hand out literature and even wave their swastika. Those not recalling the actual events will surely recall them as parodied in The Blues Brothers. Liberals throughout the land defended the self-styled Nazis, (falsely) citing Voltaire: I detest what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. Obama's own state's Supreme Court then ruled that even waving the swastika was protected First Amendment speech, not "fighting words" and let all proceed in Obama's own community. By their own explicit rules, even if we were Nazis that wouldn't be sufficient to stop us from speaking! What's become of the once lauded civility of liberals? Have they all forgotten their own pasts? They once supported free speech, but used SNL humor to smite a message they detested. Are they, and their SNL, too pathetic to do the same today?
15 posted on 01/23/2011 10:59:44 AM PST by JohnBovenmyer
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To: GailA

He’s the new Alan Grayson. This is the kind of mindless liberal insanity that works well in less-than-sane places like San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Can’t see how it’s going to play in his favor in Tennessee come 2012.


16 posted on 01/23/2011 11:05:37 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: damper99
I may not have heard everything distinctly and clearly over the beer.

LOL!

I hear a distinct "R" and yes its "Z" sound for the "S."

I had a six months private course in German and lived in Braunschweig, W. Germany (then) for sometime.

17 posted on 01/23/2011 11:11:25 AM PST by melancholy (Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: GailA
The fact that this guy is Jewish makes it even more reprehensible. I learned a lot about liberal Jews during the 2008 election but obviously there is always someone to lower the bar even further: The smug arrogance of one who thinks he is above the political process and can slander whomever he wishes with impunity. Time for the Volunteer State to deal a blow for truth and decency in 2012.
18 posted on 01/23/2011 11:16:24 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: GailA
people across the spectrum have called on him to apologize.

I don't want his apology. I want him to keep talking.

I hate phony apologies. We don't need more civility from uncivil people, we need to identify them and defeat them.

19 posted on 01/23/2011 11:19:18 AM PST by marron
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To: melancholy

Umlauts in German take some getting used to.

I was taught, “form your mouth to say `oh’ (or `oo’) but actually say `ee’”. Works, sort of.

Anyway, Cohen is a loudmouthed jerk who has just outgraysoned Grayson. What an accomplishment.


20 posted on 01/23/2011 11:24:22 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The chair is against the wall. John has a long mustache.")
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To: hinckley buzzard

It’s not the Volunteer State which put this reprehensible human being in office, but rather one district of the State...just take a look at his district boundaries and be educated!


21 posted on 01/23/2011 11:30:50 AM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: GailA

And the total number of babies killed under this “legalized” murder is how many? And the Holocaust was responsible for how many total deaths? Dangerous ground we are walking on, don’t you think?


22 posted on 01/23/2011 11:34:07 AM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: elcid1970

You explained the pronounciation exactly right.

As for Cohen, he’s no different than Goebbels himself as one FReeper mentioned upthread.


23 posted on 01/23/2011 11:51:34 AM PST by melancholy (Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: GailA
He is still a Schmuck


24 posted on 01/23/2011 11:56:44 AM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: elcid1970

The problem is the oe is what we use to spell the umlat o of the German language. We simply don’t have that sound in our language so when we pronounce the oe it just comes out naturally with the r sound on the end.

Now, if you want to say it truely, without the “er” sound, say “ay” (like in say, day, ray, etc) while rounding your lips in an “o” sound.


25 posted on 01/23/2011 12:02:53 PM PST by Graneros ("The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits." — Albert Einstein)
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To: GailA

Mr. Cohen is like the little leprechaun who likes attention. I just remember him as the rabid proponent of the lottery in Tennessee. I’m sure there’s a lot more garbage there, but these Democrats in Tennessee make me real tired.


26 posted on 01/23/2011 12:26:17 PM PST by Twinkie (LEFTIST FREE SPEECH GOOD. - CONSERVATIVE FREE SPEECH BAD.)
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To: GailA

The words “nazi,” “holocaust,” “goebbels,” “hitler,” and all other related epithets are one accusation from losing all of their original meaning, thanks to self-serving psychos like this idiot.

Vapid charges from vacuous morons like cohen have done immeasurable violence to the English language, and have totally rendered many formerly useful words totally without impact.

Liberals bear the blame for this. And they continue.

We can only hope that republicans understand that being branded any of the supposed epithets in vogue among liberals means nothing. But if history is any guide, they will run scared of the nazi label and give odious frauds like cohen a victory.


27 posted on 01/23/2011 12:48:23 PM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: GailA
The term "NAZI" refers to Hitler's "National Socialist Party."

How about that?

America's Democrats are -- most definitely -- American Socialists.

28 posted on 01/23/2011 12:53:24 PM PST by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: GailA

Fine little Apparatchnik that he is...he, of course understands and supports socialisism in ALL its forms...National Socialists, International Socialists, Democratic Socialism, etc.,

Moses Mordecai Levy (otherwise known as Karl Marx) would be proud of him.

Despicable little pr*ck.

What gets me is why John Boehner and every other Republican in the House didn’t IMMEDIATELY get to their feet and verbally bitch-slap the little weasel.


29 posted on 01/23/2011 2:12:08 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: GailA

Gail, as much as I despise Willie Herenton, I wished he had beaten the loathsome Cohen. I hated him then and I still do.


30 posted on 01/23/2011 2:49:49 PM PST by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

I hate Illinois Nazis


31 posted on 01/23/2011 2:58:07 PM PST by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

Thanks GailA.


32 posted on 01/23/2011 6:09:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Brilliant

his district are plantation libs, except for a few of us Conservatives on the fringes of the district. We are hoping we will be redistricted out of his.


33 posted on 01/24/2011 7:11:16 AM PST by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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