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Democratic congressman mocks tea party’s affinity for ‘guns and the Bible’
dailycaller.com ^ | September 18, 2013 | Katie McHugh

Posted on 09/18/2013 2:32:04 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Tennessee Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen blamed opposition to gun control on voters’ affinities for “guns and the Bible” on Wednesday in an MSNBC appearance.

“I got the vitriol from on the Twitter from all these people who opposed that cartoon,” said Cohen, who tweeted a cartoon that appeared to blame the National Rifle Association for the Navy Yard shooting spree on Tuesday. ”They are hardcore Republicans. This I think means more to them than — I think their guns are right there next to their Bibles. I’m not sure which they find more important to them.”

Cohen’s remarks bear a strong resemblance to comments made by President Barack Obama in 2008 at a California fundraiser, where he explained that economic downturns pushed “bitter” Pennsylvania voters to “cling to guns or religion” — a point co-host David Corn quickly made.

Corn also asked if opposition to disarming private citizens was “a cultural matter that can’t really be broken by simple politics.”

Corn’s question prompted Cohen to blame guns and the Bible for primary challenges to moderate establishment Republicans.

“It’s been that way for a while, and it certainly is in the Republican caucus,” Cohen said. “These people are afraid to get primaried, which they would. And you see Lamar Alexander, who’s a reasonable Republican, now has a right-wing opponent in his primary in my state. Mitch McConnell has one in Kentucky. Rich Luger, one of the stars of the Senate, was defeated by a right-winger, so it’s around, and it’s difficult. And it is guns, and the Bible.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 113th; condescendingliberal; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 09/18/2013 2:32:04 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Rep. Steve Cohen Calls Gun-Rights GOPers 'Murderers Row' - September 18, 2013 - "It’s no Newtown. People are almost inured to it, because they’ve seen what happened in the Senate, and seen the votes can’t be cobbled together. And in the House, on the Judiciary Committee, which I sit on, that's Murderers' Row; that's Foxx, Gehrig and Ruth. They all like their guns," Cohen clumsily said.

Cohen also said of gun-rights advocates: “I think their guns are next there to their bibles. I'm not sure which they find more important to them.” After his “Murderers Row” comment, Cohen insisted that Republicans like their guns more than God: “I think guns trump bibles on that side of the aisle.”

2 posted on 09/18/2013 2:34:50 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And I mock the Democrat Party’s affinity for policies that are designed and implemented to destroy society and ensure Democrat rule.


3 posted on 09/18/2013 2:37:21 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And sucking Obama’s c0ck means more to you than the country and constitutional rights rep Cohen....

Blow it out of your @$$


4 posted on 09/18/2013 2:37:56 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The public at large certainly seem to pay more attention to a gun than a bible.


5 posted on 09/18/2013 2:38:35 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Another communist heard from...
They come in all shapes and sizes these days.
Mr. Congressman: You can stick it up yours. Don’t like it, leave.


6 posted on 09/18/2013 2:39:13 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
”They are hardcore Republicans."

No, They are hard-core, patriotic Americans.

They cling to the quaint idea that loyalty to our country comes before fealty to a political party or a socialist fantasy.


7 posted on 09/18/2013 2:39:21 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you donÂ’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Iron Munro

So this buttcheese will be waiting for a cop and praying they get there before the democrat voter kicks his door down and ends his life.


8 posted on 09/18/2013 2:40:43 PM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“It’s the damned fault of the will of the people in a representative Republic. If we could just have a king or an emperor we wouldn’t have to put up with these little people.”


9 posted on 09/18/2013 2:42:18 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Gonna teach the youth group Revelation 14 tonight, then come home and resize some 5.56 ...


10 posted on 09/18/2013 2:42:47 PM PDT by dartuser
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I got the vitriol from on the Twitter from all these people who opposed that cartoon

He must be from the part of Tennessee where inbreeding is still popular.

11 posted on 09/18/2013 2:44:24 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

That’s OK, I mock liberals for their affinity for sucking c***. I think if a handgun fit in a bung hole comfortably, they’d be more inclined to defend their use.


12 posted on 09/18/2013 2:48:13 PM PDT by RC one
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"They are hardcore Republicans. This I think means more to them than — I think their guns are right there next to their Bibles. I’m not sure which they find more important to them.”

Yea.....and?

13 posted on 09/18/2013 2:48:17 PM PDT by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; All

Steve Cohen has a 0.67 lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union.

Steve Cohen, DEMONRAT from Tennessee, makes a RACIST tweet, the media forgives him after he "explains" his racism.

14 posted on 09/18/2013 2:49:33 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’d like to ask Mr. COHEN a question. Would you want the people (IDF) of Israel to give up the guns they keep at HOME?
The dead don’t bother you, rather it is their ‘right’ to defend themselves when the fan gets hit.
Before you accuse me of “ “, I, too spent much of the last 2 weeks in the synagogue.
Some say “Never Again”, while Mr. Cohen says, “Well, maybe just once more.”


15 posted on 09/18/2013 2:51:33 PM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Not smart to bash one’s own state ...


16 posted on 09/18/2013 2:53:02 PM PDT by x
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And we mock their affinities for Islam and underage boys.


17 posted on 09/18/2013 2:53:13 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Rats love guns, too. They just love them in the hands of government thugs.


18 posted on 09/18/2013 2:55:06 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

”They are hardcore Republicans. This I think means more to them than — I think their guns are right there next to their Bibles. I’m not sure which they find more important to them.”

You know, he thinks he is insulting us, but I take this as high praise. We are correctly prioritizing two of the most important things in life (the Bible does come in first though). Thanks for noticing, lib!


19 posted on 09/18/2013 2:56:23 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Tailgunner Joe
feh...
20 posted on 09/18/2013 2:58:05 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This guy must be in a really safe gerrymandered, vote frauding, obama loving, dimocrat district to say something like that in Tennessee. But maybe Tennessee isn’t the Tennessee i imagine it to be.


21 posted on 09/18/2013 3:01:21 PM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Tennessee Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen...RESIGN you POS anti-American totalitarian wannabee...and PAY UP...

http://www.usdebtclock.org

Where’s that wanted poster for socialist robbery?

Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat


22 posted on 09/18/2013 3:04:25 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Just another gutless puke who somehow, in spite of much history to the contrary, thinks that he's been exempted from cattle car seats . . .


spit

23 posted on 09/18/2013 3:07:01 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Yeah, we're clinging to our guns and Bibles you ignorant jerk.
Imagine acting stupidly to plagiarize the highest IQ POTUS in all the 57 states.
CORPSEman, CORPSEman, HELP I'm dying of laughter over here.
24 posted on 09/18/2013 3:09:47 PM PDT by Amagi (God Save the Republic.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I guess we know where this douche bag stands on the 1st and 2nd amendments.


25 posted on 09/18/2013 3:10:38 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Steveies latest Twit...er tweet...


26 posted on 09/18/2013 3:10:41 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: WayneS
He must be from the part of Tennessee where inbreeding is still popular.

No, he's from the part of Tennessee where Communists and whitey-bashing are still popular.

He has a ton of "service"/"good guy" awards, one of them from the Human [homosexual] Rights <ptui!> Campaign. He's also bigtime ACLU/NAACP buddy.

Remember that Tennessee produced two Fords and two Gores, all pinker than a rhesus monkey's ass.

27 posted on 09/18/2013 3:11:14 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He’s a white liberal from a Memphis district that is 60% black. Which makes me seriously wonder how much he has to debase himself to get elected.

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee%27s_9th_congressional_district


28 posted on 09/18/2013 3:16:47 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: SolidRedState

Memphis; that tell you anything?


29 posted on 09/18/2013 3:17:57 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: tomkat
Isaiah 10 New International Version (NIV)

1 Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees,

2 to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless.

3 What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar? To whom will you run for help?

Where will you leave your riches? 4 Nothing will remain but to cringe among the captives or fall among the slain.

30 posted on 09/18/2013 3:19:21 PM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The video is on MSNBC. What do you expect.

They have ALWAYS been in the tank for Obozo. No matter how ridiculous the argument was.

31 posted on 09/18/2013 3:27:45 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: shankbear
“So this buttcheese will be waiting for a cop and praying they get there before the democrat voter kicks his door down and ends his life.”

I don't know which scenario I'd like better:
1. Read that the SOB was shot dead in his home unable to defend himself due to his aversion to guns

or

2. Have him shoot an intruder and thus expose himself as a hypocrite.

Either way we would win!

32 posted on 09/18/2013 3:28:34 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Tailgunner Joe

to Steve:

Steve, you are an idiot

the dude that did it was an obamaton


33 posted on 09/18/2013 3:31:08 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Democratic congressman mocks tea party’s affinity for ‘guns and the Bible’

Yup. That's me. Proud of it, too. :)

As opposed to the congressman's affinity for gay boys and the devil. :)

34 posted on 09/18/2013 3:31:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Farnsworth

I don’t know how you got away with it, but you expressed my feelings very well.


35 posted on 09/18/2013 3:34:23 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: SpeakerToAnimals
While thanking you for offering them: having seen precious little enforcement of those admonitions in this lifetime, I remain thoroughly skeptical.

(btw, good tagline !   d:^)

36 posted on 09/18/2013 3:38:27 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He represents that toilet bowl Memphis...no wonder.


37 posted on 09/18/2013 3:40:04 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yes, Rep. Stevens - I do have an affinity for my Bible, it helps me know my God better. Teaches me about my salvation through Jesus. It inspires me and helps guide me.

Explain to me the problem Mr. Stevens. Try to.


38 posted on 09/18/2013 3:42:49 PM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Farnsworth

Farnsbaby, our sentiments exactly.


39 posted on 09/18/2013 4:18:35 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: tomkat

Thanks. The tagline goes with the alter ego. Google my screen name and check out the Wikipedia explanation. If you are a Larry Niven fan you already understand. Speaker did finally earn the name Chmee, but I am sentimental.


40 posted on 09/18/2013 4:20:14 PM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bumpersticker....

“I keep my gun next to my bible
and a copy of the Constitution.”


41 posted on 09/18/2013 4:25:26 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Tennessee Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen blamed opposition to gun control on voters’ affinities for “guns and the Bible” on Wednesday in an MSNBC appearance.

We wish that Tennessee Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen would explain his affinity to the killing of 60 million defenseless babies, and his affinity to death panels, and same sex marriage. Does Steve Cohen believe that men and women are interchangeable? Does Steve Cohen believe that our military should be armed? If yes, why are our domestic bases gun free zones? (technically ammunition free zones)?

Why is Steve Cohen obsessed with taking guns away from law abiding, tax paying citizens? Can Steve Cohen connect the dots between reduced crime rates and guns? High crime rates correlate with strict gun control laws such as being exhibited in Chicago and Washington, DC.

42 posted on 09/18/2013 4:27:59 PM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Government and Dictators have killed millions more humans than our armed citizenry. The results of the 2008 election shows the need of stronger background checks for our elected officials.


43 posted on 09/18/2013 6:05:28 PM PDT by Joshua (:z)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Cohen insisted that Republicans like their guns more than God: “I think guns trump bibles on that side of the aisle.”

Guns and bibles are co-equal in importance. You can't fight a dictator without a gun and without the Bible, you won't have the resolve to do it.

This is why dictators get rid of guns and religion first.

44 posted on 09/18/2013 6:14:48 PM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: Venturer

great minds my friend, great minds....


45 posted on 09/18/2013 6:26:25 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: x1stcav

Cohen probably goes home and dresses in a knock off of Michelle’s inaugural dress and dances with his Obama love doll.


46 posted on 09/18/2013 6:29:13 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: Farnsworth

Keep up the fire, friend.


47 posted on 09/18/2013 6:43:34 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: x1stcav

Got to preach to the choir, been kicked off the liberal sites


48 posted on 09/18/2013 6:44:54 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: lentulusgracchus
"...pinker than a rhesus monkey's ass"

That's good! I'm going to have to remember that one.

All I have to offer in trade right now is: "crazier than a rat in a tin sh!thouse during a hail storm", which you are welcome to provided you do not already have it.

49 posted on 09/19/2013 5:03:43 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: WayneS

Actually, I can’t claim the rhesus monkeys .... that’s an oldie from the 50’s or even the 40’s, belonged to the Great Generation.


50 posted on 09/19/2013 2:42:54 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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