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  • Religion of peace? I'm not so sure

    08/08/2004 3:46:54 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 6 replies · 414+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 8, 2004 | Zev Chafets
    The two men arrested in Albany for allegedly taking part in a terrorist plot were men of God. So friends and neighbors have been telling reporters. Mohammed Mosharref Hossain was a pillar of the local congregation. Yassin Muhiddin Aref was a prayer leader. They called their mosque the House of Peace. The mosque belongs to the North American Islamic Trust, which runs many other mosques in the U.S. The trust is funded mostly by the Saudis. It has other enterprises, too, including a book club. One of its featured offerings is "Jihad: A Commitment to World Peace." Or if you...

    10/24/2015 5:07:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 23, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Then again, how could they not. Otherwise the only senator they could fundraise for would be Tom Cotton. AIPAC backed the Corker bill. So did most Republicans. Everything else was political theater. AIPAC played its part to get publicity, and then it's back to business as usual, fundraising for people who voted to let Iran go nuclear. Steve Rosen, a former foreign policy director for Aipac, told me his former organization will be inclined to work with Democrats rather than turn them into enemies. "There is no question Aipac lay leaders will in the future be holding fundraisers for Democrats...
  • Khobar Towers The Clinton administration left many stones unturnd.

    06/25/2006 3:28:43 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies · 1,384+ views
    OpinionJournal ^ | Sunday, June 25, 2006 | LOUIS J. FREEH
    Khobar Towers The Clinton administration left many stones unturnd. BY LOUIS J. FREEH Sunday, June 25, 2006 12:01 a.m. Ten years ago today, acting under direct orders from senior Iranian government leaders, the Saudi Hezbollah detonated a 25,000-pound TNT bomb that killed 19 U.S. airmen in their dormitory at Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The blast wave destroyed Building 131 and grievously wounded hundreds of additional Air Force personnel. It also killed an unknown number of Saudi civilians in a nearby park. The 19 Americans murdered were members of the 4,404th Wing, who were risking their lives to enforce...
  • Hero CIA officer who led the hunt for Bin Laden and converted to Islam is removed from his post in

    03/26/2015 6:14:09 PM PDT · by null and void · 33 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 13:48 EST, 26 March 2015 | Wills Robinson
    The CIA official who led the hunt for Osama Bin Laden is being removed from his post, it has been revealed. The head of the agency's Counter­terrorism Center, who also directed drone campaigns which killed thousands, has been in the position for nine years and is described as a 'true hero'.
  • Stephen Cohen: There Is a Real Chance of War With Russia

    03/15/2015 11:38:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Nation ^ | March 12, 2015
    Will diplomacy prevail in Ukraine? The Nation’s Stephen Cohen joined The John Batchelor Show on Tuesday to discuss the feasibility of the Minsk II agreement and the increased war footing among NATO officials and policymakers in Washington. Cohen argued that the “rhetorical war” on Minsk II is based on “political ideological imaginations,” because there is no “hard intelligence to back up the claims that there’s been this massive Russian invasion.” If Minsk II fails and fighting escalates, the United States and NATO face “a real chance of war with Russia,” Cohen said.
  • Damage control: Dem Rep. Steve Cohen skips Netanyahu speech, tweets photo proving he watched it

    03/03/2015 9:40:04 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 3-3-2015 | Twitchy Staff
    For days now we’ve watched Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen from Tennessee make the rounds on cable TV and hear how he was planning to skip Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s big speech to Congress…
  • Senators Petition Boehner to Postpone Netanyahu Speech

    02/09/2015 5:35:51 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 62 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/2/15 | Elad Benari
    A group of Democrats in the House of Representatives are circulating a petition asking Republican Speaker John Boehner to postpone the March 3 speech by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to a joint meeting of Congress, Bloomberg reported on Monday. “As members of Congress who support Israel, we share concern that it appears that you are using a foreign leader as a political tool against the president,” states the letter, which is being circulated among lawmakers by Representatives Keith Ellison, Steve Cohen and Maxine Waters. The three started sending the petition to fellow lawmakers last week, said Mike Casca, a spokesman...
  • The Great Unraveling

    09/16/2014 8:26:28 AM PDT · by Baynative · 43 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/15/14 | Roger Cohen
    It was a time of beheadings...It was a time of aggression...It was a time of breakup...It was a time of hatred.... It was a time of weakness. The most powerful nation on earth was tired of far-flung wars, its will and treasury depleted by absence of victory. An ungrateful world could damn well police itself. The nation had bridges to build and education systems to fix. Civil wars between Arabs could fester. Enemies might even kill other enemies, a low-cost gain. Middle Eastern borders could fade; they were artificial colonial lines on a map.
  • Stanley Cohen, attorney to terrorist suspects, pleads guilty to obstructing the IRS

    04/14/2014 9:03:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Syracuse Media Group ^ | April 14, 2014 | Dave Tobin
    Attorney Stanley Cohen, who has defended Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and the leader of Hamas .. SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Stanley Cohen, a prominent lawyer who has represented political activists and terrorism suspects, among them Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, pleaded guilty this morning in Syracuse to obstructing the IRS. ... Last month, Cohen was the lawyer representing Osama bin Laden's son-in-law in a high-profile New York City criminal trial. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was convicted of conspiring to kill Americans and of other terrorism charges. ... Assistant U.S. Attorney John Duncan wrote that Cohen failed to file tax returns from 2005 through...
  • Roger Cohen admits the truth, takes a swipe at Israel anyway

    02/10/2014 9:03:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/10/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The New York Times' Roger Cohen, who is not exactly a friend of the Jewish state, admits the truth in this New York Times op-ed: The BDS movement aims to bring about the end of Israel as a Jewish state. Yet these developments make me uneasy for a simple reason: I do not trust the B.D.S. movement. Its stated aim is to end the occupation, secure “full equality” for Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel, and fight for the right of return of all Palestinian refugees. The first objective is essential to Israel’s future. The second is laudable. The third, combined with...
  • 'Revolution Muslim' A Gateway For Would-Be Jihadis

    10/15/2010 12:37:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    NPR.org ^ | October 13, 2010 | Dina Temple-Raston
    Note: Audio files, transcript and photos at link. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130519592 SNIPPET - quote: When Yousef al-Khattab demonstrated outside New York mosques just a couple of years ago, it was pretty obvious where he stood on the political spectrum. "All we want is the non-Muslims, at this point, off the lands of Muhammad. ... We want the kafirs out of it," Khattab said in one interview, using a term for infidels or Muslim nonbelievers. When asked if he wanted Islam to take over the world, his answer was unequivocal: "Of course I want it to ... and it will." To promote that...
  • Democratic congressman mocks Tea Party’s affinity for ‘guns and the Bible’ [VIDEO]

    09/19/2013 8:23:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/19/2013 | Katie McHugh
    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...
  • U.S. Poised to Charge Billionaire Steve Cohen’s SAC Capital Hedge Fund

    07/25/2013 8:57:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    Time ^ | July 24, 2013 | Sam Gustin
    The United States government is preparing to charge SAC Capital, the multi-billion dollar hedge fund operated by the reclusive Wall Street trading legend Steven A. Cohen, with criminal charges, according to multiple reports. Manhattan-based federal prosecutors, working in conjunction with the FBI, are poised to move against the massive hedge fund as early as this week. On Wall Street, this type of criminal charge amounts to a death sentence, because few major clients would be willing to invest money with a firm under federal indictment. It’s possible that lawyers for Cohen, a secretive 57-year-old billionaire with lavish tastes in art...
  • Checks & Balances are DEAD; What Other Agencies are the Administration Abusing?

    "Failure to Supervise" is the charge in the civil action being leveled by the SEC against legendary hedge fund manager Steve Cohen. This story has been running ad nauseum on CNBC since Friday afternoon. There is little information to go on but my conjecture is that this is another agency being directly used and abused by the Obama Administration to accomplish greater control over anything financial. Based up the well established pattern, his finger prints can be found anywhere intimidation is being exerted by government agencies. The default assumption with this President should be that every federal agency is being...
  • Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe [Funded DNC, 0, and Hillary!]

    10/17/2009 8:11:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 1,516+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | October 17th 2009
    OCTOBER 17, 2009 Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe By EVAN PEREZ and MATTHEW ROSENBERG WASHINGTON—The hedge-fund billionaire charged as part of a vast insider-trading case surfaced in an earlier, separate probe into U.S. fundraising by a Sri Lankan terrorist group, people familiar with the probe said. As part of that investigation, federal agents said they uncovered documents showing that Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon Group, was among several wealthy Sri Lankans in the U.S. whose donations to a Maryland-based charity made their way to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, according to people familiar with the probe. Raj...
  • 23 Ways Your Wall Street Job Will Ruin Your Life

    03/26/2013 2:47:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/26/2013 | Linette Lopez and Julia La Roche
    If you're considering going to Wall Street, you should really know what you're getting into. Yes, you will get paid better than average people all over the world. Yes, you will get to learn new things constantly, and yes, you will be involved in important transactions (well, hopefully) and meet interesting clients. However, there is a downside, and it's generally all in your head. A Wall Street veteran, who will remain anonymous, gave us a laundry list of ways working on the Street can actually ruin your life. Wall Streeters have to deal with a distorted sense of money, questions...
  • Imperial Washington

    03/27/2013 5:07:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | John Stossel
    The Senate did something this past weekend it hasn't done in four years: passed a budget. The law requires the Senate to pass a budget, but Congress often ignores its own laws. For most of Barack Obama's presidency, a series of continuing resolutions kept the money -- your money -- flowing. Now the Senate wants to add a trillion dollars of new taxes, even more than President Obama seeks. Despite our growing debt, the Senate wants to fund things like the Senate barbershop, which loses a third of a million dollars every year. It's like they live in a...
  • Wall-Street Craziness Is Back

    03/29/2013 4:16:03 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI ^ | 3-29-2013 | Wolf Richter
    Wall-Street Craziness Is Back Wolf Richter, Testosterone PitMarch 29, 2013 The craziness on Wall Street, the reckless for-the-moment-only behavior that led to the Financial Crisis, is back. This time it’s Citigroup that is once again concocting “synthetic” securities, like those that had wreaked havoc five years ago. And once again, it’s using them to shuffle off risks through the filters of Wall Street to people who might never know. What bubbled to the surface is that Citigroup is selling synthetic securities that yield 13% to 15% annually—synthetic because they’re based on credit derivatives. Apparently, Citi has a bunch of shipping...

    03/02/2013 6:22:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 03/01/2013 | Becket Adams
    Screen grab.Noted hedge fund manager Stan Druckenmiller, 59, on Friday warned that the U.S. economy is headed for a “storm” that could prove to be far worse than the financial meltdown of 2008.But first, if you’re not familiar with his name, here’s what you need to know: He’s one of the most respected and successful hedge fund managers in the past 30 years.Obviously, you don’t achieve that type of success (or notoriety) on Wall Street by running your mouth. That being said, if Druckenmiller, a former partner of billionaire liberal philanthropist George Soros, is predicting serious economic trouble for the...
  • Tennessee Congressman's Alleged Twitter Love Is Actually His Long Lost Daughter

    02/15/2013 4:18:43 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 33 replies
    The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! ^ | February 14, 2013 | Adam Clark Estes
    Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat, attracted unwanted attention during the State of the Union address, when press reported on what appeared to be flirtatious tweets sent to a very pretty 24-year-old blonde. It didn't help Cohen's case when he then deleted the tweets just a few minutes. Oh no, it's another Weinergate only not as exciting because there's no penis photo, the conservative media crowed. Turns out Rep. Cohen actually has a very pretty 24-year-old daughter, a fact that has been kept secret from the public for, well, 24 years. Scandal dodged. Sort of. It's actually pretty sweet story....
  • Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad (Carlos Bledsoe) Confesses to More Murderous Jihad

    04/13/2011 4:27:04 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 13 April 11 | Unknown
    Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, (formerly known as Carlos Bledsoe) who reportedly studied jihad with an Islamic scholar in Yemen, is being tried for the shooting of two US Army soldiers outside a Little Rock, Arkansas armed forces recruiting office in the spring of 2009. Muhammad shot Private William Long and Private Quinton I. Ezeagwula. Long died from his wounds. Since that incident we have learned more about Muhammad’s violent actions after he returned from Yemen.
  • Several Democrats attack State. Dept. pipeline finding

    08/27/2011 4:23:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 27, 2011 | Ben Geman
    Capitol Hill opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline are attacking the State Department’s finding that the proposed project will cause minimal environmental harm if managed properly.The State Department’s conclusion in an environmental analysis released Friday is a crucial step toward final federal approval of the 1,700-mile pipeline, which would bring crude from Alberta’s oil sands projects to Gulf Coast refineries.But the finding isn’t sitting well with Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), who called the analysis flawed, alleging the State Department failed to “adequately asses the real environmental impact.” The pipeline would run through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska and...
  • The Comcast-Obama Alliance

    08/26/2011 9:35:39 AM PDT · by opentalk · 13 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 26, 2011 | Ed Lasky
    The media is still showing the love for Obama. Not only does the fawning coverage continue but media executives are putting their money where their collective mouths are, by showering the Obama campaign with money. Comcast, the nation's largest cable operator and the new owner of NBC (and MSNBC) is the company that tops out the list of executives giving money to the Obama Victory Fund. Abby Phillip writes in Politico: President Obama raised eyebrows this weekend when he visited Comcast CEO Brian Roberts' Martha's Vineyard home on Sunday. Comcast, beyond being a telecommunications giant, is also the parent company...
  • Richard Cohen Calls Perry "Intellectually Unqualified" To Be President

    08/24/2011 10:55:17 AM PDT · by hermanj04 · 52 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/rick-perry-should-stop-and-think/2011/08/22/gIQAsF2NXJ_story.html?wprss=rss_opinions Washington Post opinion columnist Richard Cohen wrote Monday, "The Republican Texas governor clings to an ice floe of diminishing credibility, emerging in just about a week’s time as intellectually unqualified to be president." He concludes his column with another similar statement, "It’s not his thinking I fear. It’s the lack of any at all." Cohen's claim about being "intellectually unqualified" to be President would more appropriate for the current President than the candidate from Texas. It is this President who has presided over the largest decline in the workforce. (Regardless of fault, Obama's policies have done nothing to prevent...
  • A Tale of Two Columns: the Israeli question & Obama's Speech

    05/21/2011 4:08:59 PM PDT · by jobim · 5 replies
    New York Times & National Review ^ | May 20/21, 2001 | Roger Cohen & Andrew C. McCarthy
    Roger Cohen in the NYT: Obama, in a first for an American president, has now said the border between Israel and Palestine should be “based on the 1967 lines.” Yes, it should. Netanyahu still talks of “Judea and Samaria,” a lexicon that, true to his Likud party’s platform, does not acknowledge those lines but sees one land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean..... What is “indefensible” over time for Israel is colonizing another people. That process has continued with settlements expanding in defiance of Obama’s urging. Andrew C. McCarthy in the National review: As the president utters his paeans...
  • Oakland Mayor Jean Quan slashing salary 25%

    02/09/2011 8:15:06 AM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/9/11 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is voluntarily giving back 25 percent of her $183,397-a-year salary. Quan will make $137,000 - or about $46,000 a year less than her immediate predecessor, Ron Dellums."We are going into some very, very tough times, and I wanted to lead the way," Quan said. . . . On the home front: San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen has joined the ranks of the foreclosed, having lost her $581,178 condo to the bank. The 33-year-old Cohen was a community organizer and ran a social-media business before her election in November from District 10. She says she was the...
  • Editorial: Vilification has no place in debate

    01/23/2011 2:23:47 PM PST · by SmithL · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 1/23/11 | Editor
    U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, disgraced us all this week when he compared Republicans to Nazis in an almost empty House chamber. With the smell of gunpowder from the Tucson, Ariz., mass killings and President Barack Obama's words of reconciliation still hanging in the air, he derailed any steps toward civility in favor of partisan exaggerations beyond the bounds of decency. Cohen accused the GOP of lying about health care reform and then compared their tactics to those of notorious Nazi propaganda chief Josef Goebbels. He then said, echoing Republican former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, that the GOP was engaged...
  • With 'Nazi' words, U.S. Rep. Cohen of Memphis known nationally

    01/23/2011 10:08:38 AM PST · by GailA · 32 replies · 1+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 1/23/24 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    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.
  • Megyn Kelly Pushes Back When Guest Compares Rep. Cohen’s “Nazi” Comments To Fox News Hosts

    01/21/2011 11:50:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/21/11 | Mark Joyella
    Fox’s Megyn Kelly talked to Equality Matters’ president Richard Socarides Thursday, discussing the dustup over Rep. Steve Cohen’s recent comments on the floor of the House, when he compared Republicans’ “lies” to the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. On America Live, Socarides and Kelly disagreed over whether Cohen’s comments since amounted to an apology or not, and somehow that led to a back-and-forth over Socarides’ belief that Fox News hosts regularly use the same kind of language: “Every night on the very network that we’re on right now, the leading commenters on this network use this kind of language.” Kelly...
  • Congressman Steve Cohen Defends 'Nazi' Statements (a sorry excuse)

    01/21/2011 6:36:23 AM PST · by GailA · 20 replies
    My Fox News 13 Memphis ^ | 1/20/11 | staff
    "They say it's a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like Goebbels. You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually, people believe it. Like blood libel," Cohen said. "The Germans said enough about the Jews and people believed it -- believed it and you have the Holocaust." snip "I don't think there is anything to apologize for… I do regret that people, whether the Jewish people might be offended because of a reference to an infamous Nazi political propagandist or to my Republican colleges who I certainly didn't say anything about....
  • Lessons in civility

    01/20/2011 3:06:21 PM PST · by jpf · 4 replies
    my big mouth blog ^ | 1/20/11 | flood
    I've always liked Anderson Cooper. I think he's pretty fair for a CNN anchor and he can be funny. In spite of this I rarely watch his show-Anderson Cooper 360-except for last night. Last night something told me to watch, call it serendipity, call it a total lack of anything interesting to watch on the history channel, whatever, I watched and now Anderson is like my all time favorite CNN anchor. In his Keeping Them Honest segment last night Cooper ripped Representative Steven Cohen (D- Tennessee) a new one in front of a substantial national audience. (see above video) I'm...
  • Rep. Steve Cohen: Tea Party “Reprehenisble” But My Nazi Comment’s Fine,(Okay To Play “Nazi Card”)

    01/20/2011 10:20:36 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | January 20, 2011 | annem040359
    Well, the efforts to be “civil” between the Republicans and the Democrats in Washington, D.C. this week did not last too long. Once again, Representative Steve Cohen, (D/TN) calls the tea party movement, which is to be given credit for making a conservative GOP USA House majority possible, “reprehensible”, yet Rep. Cohen has NO PROBLEM with his “nazi” comments. How ironic this is, because it was the same Rep. Cohen who called for more “civility” to tone down the rhetoric not that long ago after the horrible tragic aftermath of the recent Tuscon, AZ, USA, shootings. Could it be that...
  • Sarah Palin: The Left’s “Blood Libel” Scapegoat

    01/20/2011 9:10:25 AM PST · by wayne_shrugged · 2 replies
    Justin Washington, the Blogger ^ | 01/19/2011 | Justin Washington
    The Left and its handmaidens – the gaggle of talking heads on MSNBC/CNN/ABC/CBS/NBC and their allied printed versions, namely the “The Washington Compost,” “Slime” and “Newspeak” magazines, etc. – have been rather harsh on Sarah Palin this past week after she went public in a 7-minute video segment on Facebook, defending herself against the Left’s accusations that she was the actual perpetrator (along with Rush, Beck, Hannity and anyone else who didn’t vote for Obama) behind the cue-ball-headed madman who opened fire on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and several other innocents on Saturday, 01/08/2011. How dare Sarah Palin defend herself against...
  • Are Republicans the New Nazis?

    01/20/2011 8:38:10 AM PST · by Lexluthor69 · 12 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 01-20-11 | Southernman
    Democratic Representative Steve Cohen Seems to think so. Wasn’t there supposed to be a “toning down” of the rhetoric? Maybe not. Watch the video and decide for yourself. 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...
  • Goodbye civility as Rep. Steve Cohen says Republicans lie like the Nazis

    01/20/2011 6:18:39 AM PST · by GailA · 60 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 1/19/11 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    They don’t like the truth, so they summarily dismiss it,” he says. “They say it’s 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. “That’s 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 we’ve heard it on this floor — ‘government...
  • Say What? Democrat Compares Republicans to Nazis (More of that Obama Civility At Work!)

    01/19/2011 11:52:54 AM PST · by MissesBush · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | 01/19/11
    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,...
  • Richard Holbrooke has died

    12/13/2010 4:59:54 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 234 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 13, 2010 | Jack Tapper
    ABC News has learned that Richard Holbrooke, the US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, has died. On Friday, Holbrooke was rushed to the hospital with a torn aorta. He went through more than 20 hours of surgery. Earlier this evening, speaking at the US State Department, President Obama sang Holbrooke's praises and called him "a tough son of a gun." Holbrooke, 69, was a former ambassador to the United Nations and served as chief negotiator at the Dayton Peace Accords, which ended the war in Bosnia. The New Yorker's George Packer wrote a nice story about Holbrooke last year,...
  • Palin needs a history lesson (Richard Cohen flips out)

    11/23/2010 6:58:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 84 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/23/10 | RICHARD COHEN
    Palin needs a history lessonRICHARD COHEN Tuesday, November 23, 2010 When I was 11, my father thought it was time to show my sister and me the nation's capital. **SNIP** It's appalling that Palin and too many others fail to understand that fact - indeed so many facts of American history. They don't offer the slightest hint that they can appreciate the history of the Obama family and that in Michelle's case, her ancestors were slaves - Jim Robinson of South Carolina, her paternal great-great grandfather, being one. Even after they were freed they were consigned to peonage, second-class citizens,...

    10/31/2010 11:28:59 AM PDT · by GailA · 53 replies
    wreg ^ | 10/30/10 | N/A
    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....
  • 9th Congressional District race growing tighter (Bergmann a tougher fight than Cohen anticipated)

    10/31/2010 6:13:35 AM PDT · by GailA · 15 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 10/31/10 | Zack McMillin
    oing into the 2010 election cycle, conventional political wisdom held that U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, the incumbent 9th Congressional District representative from Memphis, would face his toughest test in the Democratic primary before cruising to victory in November. After all, it was former Memphis mayor Willie Herenton challenging Cohen in the primary, and the general election would likely pit him against a Republican candidate embracing tea-party philosophy in a district where 77 percent of the voters went for President Barack Obama in 2008. But that general-election opponent, a rare African-American Republican candidate named Charlotte Bergmann, appears to be galvanizing more...
  • No, That's Not A Jobs Program!

    10/28/2010 9:29:36 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | October 28, 2010 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    “Hello, my name is Eco Nomic Illiterate, and I’m voting for Scott Lee Cohen.” Sorry if that seems cruel, but there are some commercials in the current cycle that are really bothering me, and they exemplify a much larger issue: the problem of economic illiteracy across broad swaths of the electorate. For most of our nation’s history, there was general uniformity in the understanding of what created jobs and wealth. The Founding Fathers – Republican and Federalist alike – understood that a small government was good for the economy, and a large government was not. They differed a bit on...
  • Charlotte Bergman Gets Campaign Boost from National Figures (obama clone incumbent Steve Cohen)video

    10/28/2010 11:18:30 AM PDT · by GailA · 5 replies
    News 13 Memphis ^ | 10/27/10 | Les Smith
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - For someone who her incumbent opponent has dismissed as a "fringe candidate", 9th District Republican congressional challenger, Charlotte Bergmann, stridently sends a "mainstream message"- granted with a conservative bent. “Success comes with people voting to insure the government stays out of the business of people who are trying to grow their businesses,” said Bergman. “I don't think of her as a maverick in the sense of being a maverick in ideas. But, I know one thing. Her ideas will be for the people. All the people,” said John Willingham, former Shelby County Commissioner. If the variety of...
  • Wendi C. Thomas: Bergmann more of a blip than a threat (bigoted opinion writer)

    10/24/2010 9:28:45 AM PDT · by GailA · 25 replies · 2+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 10/24/10 | Wendi C. Thomas
    Charlotte, Charlotte, Charlotte. Where to start with the doomed campaign of Republican Tea Party-backed Charlotte Bergmann, who is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen for the Ninth District Congressional seat? Let's start with her campaign signs -- symbols of a political novice and her delusions.
  • Like Carter, Obama is Right But Doesn't Get Credit (Ultra/Mega Barf Alert)

    10/12/2010 10:43:16 AM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies · 1+ views
    RCP ^ | 10/12/2010 | Richard Cohen
    Almost like an apparition, Jimmy Carter stalks Barack Obama. The former president has published yet another book, his 25th, which has been greeted with some scorn and plenty of ridicule. Garry Wills, in the reliably liberal New York Review of Books, writes that "Carter is a better man than his worst enemy would portray him as. And his worst enemy, it turns out is himself." To which a chorus of critics would quickly add, "Not as long as I'm around." Those critics are having a very good time with Carter's latest book, "White House Diary." It turns out that Carter...
  • (Former TN GOV) Winfield Dunn to stump for Charlotte Bergmann (US 9th TN)

    09/22/2010 6:52:53 AM PDT · by GailA · 7 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 9/21/10 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    WASHINGTON - Former Tennessee Gov. Winfield Dunn will be in Memphis Oct. 9 for a fundraiser breakfast for 9th Congressional District Republican candidate Charlotte Bergmann, he confirmed this afternoon. "She is our nominee and from all that I've been told she's a fine person with excellent credentials, and it's on that basis I agreed to come down and lend what influence I might to her efforts," Dunn said. "She's someone I look forward to meeting." Bergman is running against Democratic incumbent Steve Cohen.
  • US REP (D) Cohen vs. Bergmann in 9th Congressional District (D refuses to debate GOP Bergmann)VIDEO

    09/18/2010 3:52:25 PM PDT · by GailA · 18 replies
    News 24 Memphis ^ | 9/17/10 | Jeff Beimfohr
    Start unloading on the reporter!Jeff Beimfohr's email JBeimfohr@abc24.com
  • Steve Cohen not worried about 9th Congressional

    09/12/2010 9:30:43 AM PDT · by GailA · 19 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 9/12/10 | Zack McMillin
    Yet, even as Steve Cohen's 9th Congressional District opponent prepares a campaign that may include a billboard proclaiming "Charlotte Bergmann can whip Steve Cohen," Memphis' most popular elected Democratic legislator is indicating he will not mount a large campaign aimed at motivating Democratic voters. Snip Cohen wasn't even sure how much effort he would put into a get-out-the-vote operation for his Democratic base.
  • WaPo Hack Cohen: You Just Don't Get How Awesome This Obama Train Wreck Is

    07/20/2010 11:36:47 AM PDT · by sdkruiser · 5 replies
    Stephen Kruiser ^ | 07/20/10 | Stephen Kruiser
    "Really, it's not him, it's you."Journolist may be gone but the brain-dead mantra generating machine continues its uncritical support of The Lightbringer. Not only do six out of 10 voters "lack faith in the president to make the right decisions for the country," according to a Post-ABC News poll, but Barack Obama does not even get credit for the right decisions he's made. The bank bailout averted a financial crackup and the stimulus package pulled the economy back from the abyss. Along with reform of the financial industry and health care, these are considerable achievements. Only the voters disagree. Stupid...
  • Cohen responds to Herenton's claim he evaded the former mayor

    07/18/2010 3:19:40 PM PDT · by GailA · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Commercial Appeal ^ | 7/18/10 | N/A
    Cohen responded to a billboard that says Republican challenger Charlotte Bergmann will "whip" Herenton. "She's first got to win her primary," Cohen said, "and she's got two opponents." The winner of the Republican primary goes up against the Democratic primary winner in November. Cohen said it was a waste of campaign money to put up such a billboard without knowing who Bergmann will be up against until the primary election on August 5.
  • New York Times Ethicist: Socialist Not an Insult

    06/20/2010 6:08:03 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 06/20/10
    NEW YORK--Answering a question from a reader as to whether a teacher should post a cartoon on his door that disparages President Obama as a socialist, New York Times columnist Randy Cohen writes: [W]hile this teacher does not transgress ethically, he does seem to fall short intellectually, offering not deft political analysis but slogans and clichés... Incidentally...how does it defame a person to call him a “socialist” (outside of nutty far-right circles) — a set of ideas many advanced Western democracies find congenial, what with the accessible health-care, affordable higher education and good public transportation? Cohen, who writes the Times'...