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  • Last December, the Washington Post claimed: Trump must dump Michael Flynn

    03/02/2017 7:14:57 PM PST · by granada · 10 replies
    the Washington Post ^ | December 6, 2016 | Richard Cohen
    In the 1964 movie “Dr. Strangelove,” the part of Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper, described in Wikipedia as a “paranoid ultra-nationalist,” was played by Sterling Hayden. If the movie was made today, the role would go to Michael T. Flynn — on the face of it as much a paranoid ultra-nationalist as the fictitious Ripper. Flynn, though, is no fictional creation. He’s Donald Trump’s choice for national security adviser. Flynn, a former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and a retired lieutenant general, is already known for his bizarre tweets, not to mention his bizarre management style. (He was ousted...
  • How to remove Trump from office

    01/10/2017 10:07:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 98 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 9, 2017 | Richard Cohen
    Donald Trump is a one-man basket of deplorables. He is a braggart and a liar. He is a bully and a demagogue. He is an ignoramus and a deadbeat, a chiseler and either a sincere racist or an insincere one, and his love for himself is matched only by my loathing of him. He is about to be president of the United States. A constitutional coup may be in the offing. Since winning the election, Trump has not moderated his behavior. He still behaves like a brat — his childish tweet zinging Arnold Schwarzenegger for failing to get Trumpian ratings...
  • WaPo’s Richard Cohen Rips Obama’s Failure of Leadership: ‘Waved a Droopy Flag’

    12/27/2016 6:07:10 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen is no conservative, and certainly no fan of Donald Trump. The headline of a column he wrote during the campaign, after all, was “Trump’s Hitlerian disregard for the truth.” Which makes his column of today, “Thanks to no-drama Obama, American leadership is gone,” which absolutely rips the bark off Barack Obama, all the more remarkable. Observing that Obama “has been all too happy to preside over the loss of American influence,” he describes the current president as having “waved a droopy flag. He did not want to make America great again. It was great enough...
  • Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission files ethics charges against Chief Justice Roy Moore

    05/06/2016 8:38:54 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    ABC33/40 ^ | 5/6/2015 | ABC33/40
    MONTGOMERY,Ala.-The Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission has filed ethics charges against Chief Justice Roy Moore over his effort to keep gays and lesbians from marrying in the state. In April, the Southern Poverty Law Center filed complaints accusing Moore of violating judicial ethics when he told Alabama probate judges to refuse issuing same-sex marriage licenses despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling making gay marriage legal across the country. "Moore has disgraced his office far too long," SPLC President Richard Cohen said in a statement released Friday night. "He's such a religious zealot, such an egomanaiac, that he thinks he doesn't have...
  • SPLC chief Richard Cohen named in bar association complaint

    08/12/2016 8:21:37 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    WND ^ | Aug 11, 2016 | Bob Unruh
    A key player behind what has been described as an orchestrated attack on conservative justices on the Alabama Supreme Court is now, himself, on the defense after being named in an Alabama Bar Association complaint for allegedly making “unethical statements” about his targets. The complaint, of which WND obtained a copy this week, names Southern Poverty Law Center chief Richard Cohen The complaint filed by lawyers Trent Garmon and Holly Garmon was submitted to the Alabama State Bar Disciplinary Commission and alleges Cohen repeatedly has violated Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 8.2, which states, “A lawyer shall not make a...
  • Press targets voters for fueling Trump's rise

    05/31/2016 7:32:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 31, 2016 | Eddie Scarry
    Columnists are starting to blame voters for the rise of Donald Trump, and say their collective decision to make him the presumptive Republican nominee is a terrible mistake. Liberal columnist Richard Cohen wrote in the Washington Post on Monday that the election has filled him with a sense of "fear of my fellow Americans." "I don't mean the occasional yahoo who turns a Trump rally into a hate fest," he wrote. "I mean the ones who do nothing. Who are silent. Who look the other way… I always knew who Trump was. It's the American people who have come as...
  • Donald Trump vs. Ted Cruz: An awful choice between two tigers (Double Gigantic Barf)

    03/07/2016 6:48:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Daily News ^ | March 7, 2016 | Richard Cohen
    <p>A mong some people, the new parlor game is choosing who would make the worse President: Ted Cruz or Donald Trump. This is not a lady-or-the-tiger dilemma, but a tiger-or-tiger one. The choice is between a fiercely friendless reactionary and a bombastic, thoroughly dishonest egomaniac. You pick.</p>
  • Richard Cohen: Michelle Obama’s asinine attackers

    05/13/2015 12:10:17 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 40 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / ^ | Monday, May 11, 2015 | Richard Cohen
    <p>Sometimes I think that Rush Limbaugh is the dumbest man in America. This happens whenever I take him at face value and forget that he is basically an entertainer with contempt for his audience.</p> <p>He will tell them anything. Last week, as if to validate my opinion of him, he went after Michelle Obama for playing the “race card” at the dedication of a museum in New York City. He described her as angry and complaining. The word he should have used was “right.”</p>
  • Poland’s overdue Holocaust education

    04/21/2015 4:10:39 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 141 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / ^ | Monday, April 20, 2015 | Richard Cohen
    <p>In the category of “no good deed goes unpunished,” we now have the speech of FBI Director James Comey at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He said some remarkable things. The first is that he requires all his agents and analysts to visit the museum so that they can acquaint themselves with evil. The second is that he personally is so “haunted” by the Holocaust that “it has long stood as a stumbling block to faith.”</p>
  • Obama quietly hands out names of Muslim leaders he met with privately

    02/06/2015 9:49:49 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 40 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    The White House has finally divulged the names of American Muslim leaders who met with President Obama this week, including Imam Mohamed Magid, who has advised the administration on formulating responses to incidents that Islamists consider offensive. After stonewalling journalists for two days about the names of the participants at the meeting Wednesday, the White House quietly attached the list of attendees to the end of its daily press briefing transcript Thursday evening. The guest list identified Imam Magid as a representative of the Adams Center, a large mosque in Sterling, Virginia. He has also served as president of the...
  • Netanyahu’s contempt for President Obama

    01/27/2015 11:38:13 AM PST · by KingofZion · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 27, 2015 | Richard Cohen
    It would not surprise me if, at the next Republican National Convention, Benjamin Netanyahu took a seat in the delegates-from-abroad section. The Israeli leader has both allied and associated himself with congressional Republicans who differ with President Obama over whether to impose additional sanctions on Iran and who also — let’s not beat around the bush — hate his guts. Their foreign policy is actually a domestic one: to destroy the president. Whether this is political or personal — or a combination of the two — is beside the point. Whatever the case, when Netanyahu accepted John Boehner’s invitation to...
  • Richard Cohen: Conservatives Will Buy Anything [Ed Klein's Book is one example]

    07/15/2014 6:34:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 07/15/2014 | Richard Cohen
    They had a term for her, but I've forgotten it. It was a name applied to a person who could not say no to a door-to-door salesman. The one I remember from my brief career selling magazines was totally upfront about her intentions. "I'll buy whatever you're selling," she said. I sold her Esquire and two other subscriptions. Salesmen back then had a name for such people. Today, I would call them conservatives. They, too, will buy anything. The current evidence for this is Edward Klein's latest book, "Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas." It has just jumped over...
  • Richard Cohen: The GOP’s unhinged Benghazi fixation

    05/13/2014 1:22:42 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 90 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 05/13/2014 | Richard Cohen
    Tuning the car radio some weeks back, I heard the President denounced as a moron. I was shocked. I had reached some right-wing talker and he was carrying on about something Barack Obama had recently said — that he worries more about a nuclear attack on New York than he does about Russia. The radio guy declared that the president had given terrorists an idea. He apparently forgot that the notion of attacking New York had already occurred to them. -SNIP- I feel about the GOP as I do about the religion of others: I don’t get it. -SNIP- No...
  • Christie’s tea-party problem (Mind-numbingly wrong)

    12/15/2013 2:50:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 11, 2013 | Richard Cohen
    The day after Chris Christie, the cuddly moderate conservative, won a landslide reelection as the Republican governor of Democratic New Jersey, I took the Internet Express out to Iowa, surveying its various newspapers, blogs and such to see how he might do in the GOP caucuses, won last time by Rick Santorum, neither cuddly nor moderate. Superstorm Sandy put Christie on the map. The winter snows of Iowa could bury him. From a Web site called the Iowa Republican, I learned that part of the problem with John McCain and Mitt Romney, seriatim losers to Barack Obama, “is they were...
  • Playing the Race Card—Again

    11/18/2013 4:17:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    American Spectator ^ | November 18, 2013 | Roger Kaplan
    Another stupid media controversy, this one touched off by a characteristically stupid column by the Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, not known for the density of his gray matter. The Post man, sort of the epitome of what used to be called bleeding-heart liberals, suggested “conventional” Americans “gag” when they see an inter-racial couple. He was supposed to be writing about the new mayor of New York and his wife. In fact, he was writing about himself and his ilk. The Washington media went into navel-contemplation exercises for several days following and revealed the startling fact that they have no...
  • Richard Cohen Insists That the Tea Party Hates Race-Mixing

    11/13/2013 7:49:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Slate ^ | November 13, 2013 | David Weigel
    I've tried my level damndest to ignore the latest Richard Cohen column controversy, because life is short and Cohen will stumble into another racial contretemps within six weeks or so. And I don't like the idea of a columnist being Mau-Mau'd out of a job because he's a casual bigot. The smarmy-sounding Fred Hiatt defense—that Cohen "isn’t afraid to take on subjects where culture and politics and emotion overlap"—isn't entirely wrong. Past-their-prime white guys have opinions, too. No, the problem with Cohen's column was that he made an assertion about an entire class of people being racist, and did no...
  • WaPo Pundit Who Falsely Accused Tea Party of Racism, is Falsely Accused of Racism

    11/13/2013 9:33:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/13/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Poor Richard Cohen. He was just trying to accuse the Tea Party of being a bunch of racists when he ended up being accused of racism.Writing about “Christie’s Tea Party Problem”, another one of those boring “Christie would be a great candidate but the radical right wing won’t let him” that once he becomes the candidate will transition predictably to “Christie used to be moderate, but he became a right-wing nut job to appeal to the Tea Party”, Richard threw in the usual stuff.1. Palin is illiterate2. Ted Cruz and his dad are bigots who hate gay people3. The Tea...
  • Richard Cohen and a Plate Glass Window (Attacked Palin, Cruz, etc and went too far)

    11/12/2013 10:34:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | November 12, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    It probably seemed like a good idea: Trash Iowa, trash the Tea Party — an easy day’s work for a Washington Post columnist, and hey, why not throw in a cheap shot at Sarah Palin for good measure? . . . Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah (considered to the right of Cruz, if such a thing is possible), Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the party’s recent vice presidential candidate and its resident abacus, and the inevitable Sarah Palin, the Alaska quitter who, I think, actually now lives in Arizona. If this...
  • Lib columnist Richard Cohen called racist over Zimmerman article

    07/16/2013 5:10:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | July 16, 2013
    Columnist Richard Cohen is not a friend of conservatives (see past articles posted at FR). However, he did write an article in the WaPO, see Racism vs. reality (posted here today) that was pretty balanced. Needless to say, the rest of the left is not pleased with their colleague. Yes, Richard Cohen is now a racist. Elspeth Reeve of The Atlantic and Tom Scocca of Gawker have chimed in. There have been others as well. Meanwhile, WaPo is standing by Cohen for now. Will the Post end up firing Cohen? Will this experience wise Cohen up to his leftist brethren?
  • What FDR said about Jews in private

    04/07/2013 8:00:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 111 replies
    L.A. Touches ^ | 4/7/13 | Rafael Medoff
    In May 1943, President Franklin Roosevelt met with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at the White House. It was 17 months after Pearl Harbor and a little more than a year before D-Day. The two Allied leaders reviewed the war effort to date and exchanged thoughts on their plans for the postwar era. At one point in the discussion, FDR offered what he called "the best way to settle the Jewish question." Vice President Henry Wallace, who noted the conversation in his diary, said Roosevelt spoke approvingly of a plan (recommended by geographer and Johns Hopkins University President Isaiah Bowman)...