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  • Union threatens retribution for House Dems opposing Keystone

    04/11/2014 5:16:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    A top building trades union is launching a midterm-election assault on House Democrats who oppose construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. A letter distributed Friday by the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) to the districts of 27 House Democrats calls for union members to make sure their representative "feels the power and the fury of LIUNA this November." Their crime: signing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry last month urging him to reject Keystone, which would carry oil sands from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.
  • Americans Losing Insurance, Dem Rep. Tells Obamacare Critics 'Get Over It'

    11/03/2013 8:05:17 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 45 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 02, 2013 | Tony Lee
    On Friday, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) defended Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, telling Obamacare critics at an event in Memphis to "get over it." "Change is hard. Get over it," Cohen said, according to National Journal. "Barack Obama is president, and the Affordable Care Act is the law."
  • Sebelius Explains How Obamacare Isn't Like Tickle-Me Elmo

    11/01/2013 2:47:50 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 20 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11-1-2013 | Andy Meek
    November 1, 2013 Sebelius Explains How Obamacare Isn't Like Tickle-Me Elmo Andy Meek MEMPHIS -- Kathleen Sebelius brushed off questions Friday about reports saying only six people signed up for coverage on the first day of Obamacare website's operation. Speaking at a library in Memphis as part of an effort to encourage healthcare sign ups in the city, Sebelius said she didn't know where that figure came from and that the government doesn't have "reliable enrollment figures yet." "I don't pay a lot of attention to these early reports, because the system was flawed," she said, adding that the flaws...
  • Ted Cruz's father equates 'liberal media' to communist propaganda ministries

    10/19/2013 11:56:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | Octobe 19, 2013 | Justin Sink
    The father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said that the "liberal media" in the U.S. has an "evil agenda" that reminds him of the “ministry of misinformation” in communist countries like Cuba. In an interview with radio host Glenn Beck, Cruz said that the media was interested in "destroying what this country is all about.” “In your previous segment you were talking about imagining America,” Cruz said, according to a video clip obtained by BuzzFeed. “I’ll tell you what, it almost seemed like I was listening to what was happening in Cuba during Castro. The very same thing, the ministry...
  • Dem Rep. Steve Cohen: Tea Partiers are ‘domestic enemies’ [VIDEO]

    10/19/2013 11:52:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 19, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Tennessee Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen called tea party congressional Republicans “domestic enemies” against which he must defend the country, describing them as rabid, sophomoric and in ambitious pursuit of their policies. “I obviously do not have an opportunity to go within the conference, the Republican — we call it a caucus, they call it a conference,” Cohen said on Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Up with Steve Kornacki.” “But I know some of the members there — and a lot of those members — they’re rabid, they’re sophomoric, literally, they’re second term in Congress, never worked in politics before, and they...
  • Rep. Steve Cohen: Tea Party Republicans 'Domestic Enemies' We Took Oath To Defend Against

    10/19/2013 8:05:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 98 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Watch out, Alan Grayson: you've got competition when it comes to uttering the ugliest slur on Tea Party Republicans . . . Sure, you've compared them to the Klan. But fellow Dem Steve Cohen has upped the ante. On Steve Kornacki's MSNBC show this morning, Cohen called Tea Party members of congress: "domestic enemies" that congressmen have taken an oath to defend the country against. Kornacki didn't challenge Cohen's libel, managing only to feebly observe that Cohen sounded "pessimistic." Think of it: a congressman has just accused many of his colleagues of treason, and the most you can muster is...
  • Congressman Calls House Judiciary Cmte. “Murderers’ Row”: “They All Like Their Guns”

    09/18/2013 11:21:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 18, 2013 - 12:59 PM | Jeffrey Meyer
    Apparently, being pro-Second Amendment in Congress is equivalent to supporting mass shootings in America. At least, that’s the interpretation of Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) during an appearance on MSNBC today. …
  • 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...
  • Pilate: What is truth? in "The Passion of the Christ"

    03/29/2013 7:49:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    CatholicEducation.org ^ | February 2004 | Our Faith in Action
    Pilate: What is truth? in "The Passion of the Christ" OUR FAITH IN ACTION The Pontius Pilate of "The Passion of the Christ" is a more multi-dimensional man than traditionally portrayed in film. Not just a mean-spirited bureaucrat, he is an all-too-human proxy for modern man. Sadly, we may see a little of Pilate in ourselves. A product of the Roman military, Pilate is a "results-oriented" ruler who finds himself in a most uncomfortable situation; he must determine Christ's fate. Should he give the enemies of Christ the blood they desire? Should he stand up for the rights of an...
  • 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.
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Steve Cohen on GOP/Nazi analogy: All I meant is that Republicans are liars like Goebbels

    01/21/2011 6:55:00 AM PST · by laotzu · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/19/11 | Allahpundit
    Of course he’s not sorry. As Ed noted this morning, not only has Cohen proved himself fully capable of vicious demagoguery before, but the last time he stooped this low he tossed in a little joke about McCain looking like a Vietcong POW again when he stood next to Palin. That’s the mentality you’re dealing with here — exhibit 8,579 in what a sleazy fraud the left’s ostentatious handwringing over “civility” is. “I wasn’t trying to say, never would say, haven’t said and wouldn’t say that the Republicans are akin to the party that he [Goebbels] was a part of,...
  • 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....
  • Cohen’s Tirade of Hate

    01/21/2011 5:32:04 AM PST · by SJackson · 25 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 21, 2011 | Rick Moran
    Little more than a week after President Barack Obama entreated the country to make a new commitment to civility in discourse, the president’s party has returned to its vitriolic ways. In a statement that has generated stern disapproval from the Jewish community, and utter silence from the Left, Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) stood in the well of the House of Representatives early Wednesday morning and compared his opponents to Nazis and their cause to the Holocaust. One can’t help from wondering: Is this what our president had in mind when he said that we should make sure “that we are...
  • Rep. Steve Cohen apologizes for Nazi comments

    01/20/2011 1:34:03 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    Rep. Steve Cohen apologizes for Nazi comments By: Jennifer Epstein January 20, 2011 02:00 PM EST Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) is insisting that he didn’t mean to call his Republican colleagues Nazis for their opposition to the health care reform law, but nonetheless is apologizing to anyone offended by what he said on the House floor earlier this week. In a statement released midday Thursday, Cohen said he wants “to be clear that I never called Republicans Nazis.” Rather, he said, he referred to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels in a Tuesday night floor speech because he considers Republicans to be...
  • 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...
  • Anderson Cooper vs Congressman Cohen Debate: Is Comparing Republicans To Nazis Out Of Line?

    Channel flipping last night and I caught this exchange on Anderson-Cooper's 360. Surprisingly Cooper did a half way decent job of outing the Tennessee Dem Rep for his language. I was also dumbstruck by the absolute unwillingness by this Democrat to admit he was wrong. Additionally, during the interview he not only defended his Goebbels Nazi charges, he then switched to the TEA PARTY and KKK comparisons that he felt were "relevant"!
  • 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...
  • (AUDIO) Steve Cohen stands by remarks; Steve King on Cohen: There he goes again

    01/19/2011 7:29:49 PM PST · by paltz · 16 replies
    Washington Times Water Cooler Blog ^ | 1/19/11 | Kerry Picket
    Speaking on the floor to an empty House chamber on Tuesday night, Rep. Steve Cohen, Tennessee Democrat, took a shot at Republicans for planning to repeal the Democratic Health care law: They don't like the truth so they summarily dismiss it," said Rep. Cohen. "They say it's a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like [Nazi propagandist Joseph] 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. That's the same kind of thing." "You tell a lie over and over again....
  • (D-TN) Rep. Steve Cohen stands by ‘Nazi’ comments

    01/19/2011 4:36:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/19/11 | Chris Moody
    Tennessee Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen stood by comments he made on the House floor late Tuesday night in which he used a Nazi comparison to discuss Republicans who call the health care law a “government takeover,” but insisted he was making a point about lying, not trying to insinuate that Republicans were Nazis.“It wasn’t about Nazis, it was about lies,” Cohen told The Daily Caller Wednesday. “The biggest liar, the biggest political liar was Goebbels. Politifact called this the biggest lie of the year. If you don’t stand up and say lies are lies, they stand for the truth. Somebody...
  • House Dem compares GOP health care case to Nazi propaganda (Oh The Civility!)

    01/19/2011 3:38:02 PM PST · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    msnbc ^ | 1/19/2011 | staff
    In the days following Tucson, lawmakers and the press monitored each modicum of political speech to see if a moment of intemperate rhetoric would signal a break in a “new era of civility” ushered in by the tragic shooting. Looks like: Yup. In a little-noticed floor speech last night (flagged today by ABC News), Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee invoked Nazis, the Holocaust, Germany’s infamous Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels, and – yes – blood libel in describing how Republicans have characterized the health care law as a “government takeover.” “They say it's a government takeover of health care,...
  • House Dem compares GOP health care case to Nazi propaganda

    01/19/2011 1:55:07 PM PST · by speciallybland · 17 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 01/19/2011 | Carrie Dann
    In the days following Tucson, lawmakers and the press monitored each modicum of political speech to see if a moment of intemperate rhetoric would signal a break in a “new era of civility” ushered in by the tragic shooting. Looks like: Yup. In a little-noticed floor speech last night (flagged today by ABC News), Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee invoked Nazis, the Holocaust, Germany’s infamous Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels, and – yes – blood libel in describing how Republicans have characterized the health care law as a “government takeover.” “They say it's a government takeover of health care,...
  • Democratic lawmaker compares GOP health law claims to Nazi 'lies'

    01/19/2011 11:15:52 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Democratic lawmaker compares GOP health law claims to Nazi 'lies' By Jordan Fabian - 01/19/11 01:21 PM ET Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) on the House floor Tuesday night compared Republican claims about the healthcare reform law to lies perpetrated by the Nazis that led to the Holocaust. Cohen, who is Jewish, made his remarks during floor debate over the GOP bill to repeal the law. "They don't like the truth so they summarily dismiss it," he said. "They say it's a government takeover of healthcare. A big lie just like Goebbels. You say it enough and you repeat the...
  • Iowahawk: Dear Nazi

    01/21/2011 1:17:51 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Iowahawk | January 21, 2011 | David Burge
    Dear Nazi The correspondence of Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN), America's most dynamic metaphoristContinued
  • Tennessee Democrat stands by Nazi remarks (Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis)

    01/20/2011 10:31:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 1/20/11 | Ben Evans - Associated Press
    WASHINGTON, CA (AP) -- A Tennessee Democrat is defending his comparison of Republican health care arguments to Nazi propaganda. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis made the remarks earlier this week as House lawmaker debated repealing the new health care law. Cohen, who is Jewish, said Republicans are repeating lies and spreading false information, much like Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels did about Jews before the Holocaust.
  • Video: Dem Who Compared Republicans To Nazis, Once Compared Tea Party to KKK

    01/20/2011 7:17:48 AM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 25 replies
    Rep. Steve Cohen, who is taking heat for saying Republicans lie like the Nazis, once compared the Tea Party to the KKK, as Anderson Cooper calls him out on his hypocrisy in this clip. Cohen wrote an editorial in Roll Call on the dangers of ‘hateful rhetoric’ and ‘reckless speech’, he wrote: “Reckless and hateful speech often have a terrible human cost. If the events in Arizona are not enough to modulate our public discourse, it is likely there will be more violence and more deaths”, also mentioned by Cooper. Cooper also nails him by pulling up an audio clip...
  • So much for civility

    01/20/2011 3:20:32 AM PST · by Scanian · 9 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | January 20, 2011 | Rick Moran
    Elevating the political dialogue, Democratic style: 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...
  • 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,...
  • House Democrat Compares GOP To Nazis In Health Repeal Debate (video)

    01/19/2011 10:28:08 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 24 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 19, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) on the "lie" of government takeover of health care: "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, blood libel. That's the same kind of thing." "The Germans said enough about the Jews and people believed it and you have the Holocaust," Rep. Cohen said.
  • Charlotte Bergmann says she’s listening

    10/29/2010 12:44:47 PM PDT · by GailA · 7 replies
    Ready to give voice to District 9’s need for jobs “Charlotte Bergmann can win!” The catchy slogan signals a Ninth Congressional District campaign that has catapulted this local mother and grandmother into national celebrity. Bergmann, a native Memphian, is the Republican who will face the Democratic incumbent Rep. Steve Cohen in Tuesday’s general election. On Tuesday, Chris Canale (left) of D. Canale & Co., hosted a fundraiser for Ninth District candidate Charlotte Bergmann. Held at Canale’s office at 79 South Second St., the event featured 8th District Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn. Bergmann was accompanied by campaign supporter Arthur Robinson. (Photo by...
  • 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...
  • U.S. Capitol Police investigating e-mailed threat to Cohen; FBI alerted

    04/06/2010 7:04:52 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 30 replies · 1,121+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 4/6/10 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Police are investigating an E-mailed threat to U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen's campaign committee, and the FBI in Memphis is aware of the threat and is taking it seriously, spokesmen for both agencies said today. Someone with a Yahoo.com address sent the message to a Cohen for Congress website saying, "If our tea parties had hoods, we would burn your ass on a cross on the White House front lawn." The reference to hoods followed a Cohen interview last week in which he described TEA Party activists using racial epithets "without robes and hoods" of the...
  • Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) Bashes Tea Party Movement On Radio Show - calls them rascist

    04/03/2010 4:07:07 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 90 replies · 2,738+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | April 3, 2010 | Kristina Goetz
    Congressman Steve Cohen of Memphis teed off on the Tea Party movement in a Thursday night radio interview attracting national attention. The two-term Democratic congressman said the Tea Party — "without hoods and robes" — has shown an angry, hardcore side of America that's against any type of diversity. “We saw opposition to African-Americans, hostility toward gays, hostility to anybody who wasn’t just, you know, a clone of George Wallace’s fan club,” he said on The Young Turks, an Internet and satellite radio talk show.
  • Steve Cohen (D-TN) calls the Tea Partiers racist Nazis.

    04/03/2010 1:51:59 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 35 replies · 901+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 4/3/2010 | Moneyrunner
    Via Ed Driscoll. In the congressman's own words: [video at link] Cohen represents a Black district where race baiting is a requirement: [he] introduced the resolution formally apologizing for slavery that recently passed the House, and last year tried to join the Congressional Black Caucus before being rejected on account of insufficient pigmentation. And one month later in September of 2008, Cohen would practice his own brand of racial demagoguery, comparing a certain modern day former community organizer to Jesus, and a then-governor of Alaska to Pontius Pilate. Which brings us to Cohen’s latest slur. As with small government Tea...
  • House Democrat: All that’s missing from the tea party are the robes and hoods

    04/03/2010 10:29:59 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 36 replies · 1,000+ views
    HOTAIR.COM ^ | 03 APRIL 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Of all the incendiary smears of tea partiers over the last few weeks, this one’s my very favorite. Not only is it relentlessly nasty, especially for a congressman — note the cute little joke he makes near the end referencing McCain’s torture in Hanoi — but it’s part of a critique of, ahem, right-wing vitriol. Come for the finger-wagging about civility, stay for the George Wallace and Kristallnacht analogies. Then again, that’s par for the course. As Ed Driscoll reminds me, what makes this clip extra special is the fact that Steve Cohen himself was compared to a Klansman and...
  • Dem Congressman Uses Murtha's Death To Push For Health Care Reform

    02/08/2010 2:57:51 PM PST · by ianschwartz · 56 replies · 1,314+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Februrary 8, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) uses John Murtha's death to push health care.
  • Is FBI Special Agent King Set To Take Down Stevie Cohen?

    12/04/2009 12:26:55 PM PST · by FromLori · 3 replies · 628+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/4/09 | Tyler Durden
    The man who brought down Galleon is not finished, and if the report by Reuters' Matt Goldstein is correct, FBI special agent B.J. Kang may well have his sights set on the top of the hedge fund pantheon: SAC Capital itself. This is not a surprise to Zero Hedge, and is something we have speculated on in the past, however the intricacies of such a spectacular take down would have to be refined beyond any reasonable doubt as any allegations against Mr. Cohen will likely see the involvement of every single $1,000/hour billing lawyer in the world, taking on any...
  • Ex-Mayor of Memphis Starts Bid for Congress, Invoking Race in Campaign

    09/13/2009 7:45:10 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 46 replies · 1,334+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 13, 2009 | Robbie Brown
    MEMPHIS — A Congressional race in Tennessee has become freighted with racial overtones almost a year before the election, with a prominent black politician saying the white incumbent cannot properly represent black voters. The black candidate, former Mayor Willie W. Herenton of Memphis, has argued that Tennessee needs a black voice in its currently all-white delegation. He is running a blistering campaign against Representative Steve Cohen, a fellow Democrat with a precarious hold on the majority black district. “To know Steve Cohen is to know that he really does not think very much of African-Americans,” Mr. Herenton said in a...
  • As Cohen passes landmark resolution, Tinker camp readies attack ad

    08/03/2008 8:53:50 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 478+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 8/3/8 | Zack McMillin
    While first-term U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen was on the floor of the House on Tuesday, guiding passage of a historic resolution apologizing to African-American citizens for slavery and Jim Crow laws, his most prominent and well-funded Democratic primary opponent was out in the Memphis heat trying to win voters. Nikki Tinker likes to wear a baseball cap and athletic shoes to go with a skirt, giving her the look of a woman hard at work, and she would often show voters the tan line on her arms as evidence of it. She said she worked outside at the early-voting sites...
  • Lawyer: Ark. attack suspect 'radicalized' [while in prison] in Yemen

    06/04/2009 5:01:39 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 48 replies · 2,512+ views
    Google AP ^ | June 4, 2006 | By JON GAMBRELL
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The man accused of fatally shooting a soldier outside a recruiting center begged for FBI agents to free him from a Yemeni jail where he was "radicalized" by Islamic terrorists, his lawyer told The Associated Press on Thursday. Lawyer Jim Hensley described Abdulhakim Muhammad as an impressionable youth driven to public service in an impoverished Middle Eastern country. But teachings by "hardened" terrorists in Yemen and experiences with Afghan child refugees who were missing limbs drove him to become someone his parents didn't recognize, Hensley said. "Here comes the FBI, who may be able...
  • Steve Cohen (D-TN) Equates Obama to Jesus and Palin to Pontius Pilate

    09/11/2008 11:06:40 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 38 replies · 292+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 9/11/08 | Bill Levinson
    Redstate.com reports that Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) had this to say in the House of Representatives. 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. Perhaps Rep. Cohen believes that Obama is the Jewish Messiah (whom Christians would probably call the Second Coming of Jesus). After all, the National "Jewish" Democratic Council proclaims with a straight face that the Messiah is...
  • Tenn. Democrat beats lawyer who linked him to KKK

    08/07/2008 9:06:08 PM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 20 replies · 495+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8-7-2008 | WOODY BAIRD ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A racially charged Democratic primary campaign ended Thursday with an incumbent congressman trouncing the opponent who ran an ad linking him to the Ku Klux Klan. Early, unofficial results showed Democrat Steve Cohen with 79 percent of the vote to 19 percent for Nikki Tinker, a black corporate lawyer who was his chief opponent in the district that covers Memphis.
  • Cohen asks photographer to leave his home, then pushes him out

    08/06/2008 3:17:43 PM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 1,248+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 8/6/8 | Zack McMillin
    The staff of Congressman Steve Cohen called police to his home today after an argument with an Armenian-American activist in town from California ended with Cohen physically pushing him out the side door. Peter Musurlian, a documentary producer for Globalist Films in Glendale, Calif., followed a reporter from The Commercial Appeal into Cohen’s Overton Park home, where the Congressman had invited local media to respond to a commercial from Nikki Tinker, his 9th Congressional District opponent in Thursday’s Democratic Primary, that Cohen called “more mudslinging.” When members of Cohen’s staff realized who the cameraman was – Cohen said Musurlian followed...
  • Cohen meets with black ministers group over his support of hate crimes bill

    08/29/2007 7:45:52 AM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies · 1,091+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 8/29/7 | James Dowd
    Tempers flared and emotions erupted Tuesday at a meeting between U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen and a group of black ministers, stemming from the freshman congressman's support for a federal hate crimes bill. More than 100 ministers and guests showed up Tuesday for the weekly meeting of the Memphis Baptist Ministerial Association, where Cohen had been invited to speak. During a volatile question-and-answer forum that followed, many loudly commented that Cohen, who is white, can't adequately represent the primarily black Ninth District. "He's not black and he can't represent me, that's just the bottom line," said Rev. Robert Poindexter of Mt....
  • What If Republican Grilled Muslim Like Dem Grilled Goodling About Christian Education?

    05/24/2007 12:01:30 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies · 1,074+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    During her testimony before the House Judiciary Committee testimony Dem congressman Steven Cohen of Tennessee quizzed former Justice Department official Monica Goodling regarding her Christian faith and the Christian law school at Regent University, founded by Pat Robertson, that she attended. An internet search reveals brief references to the interrogation in articles by Dana Milbank in the Washington Post and Maura Reynolds in the Los Angeles Times. But I saw no coverage of the grilling on any of the morning news shows, nor have CNN or MSNBC picked it up as far as I have noticed. I'm setting forth...
  • Family ties hurting Jr., says Cohen (Tennessee Senate race)

    10/22/2006 10:34:46 AM PDT · by freespirited · 18 replies · 961+ views
    Commercial Appeal ^ | 10/21/06 | Richard Locker
    Democratic congressional candidate Steve Cohen said Friday that Harold Ford Sr.'s work for his son Jake's campaign against Cohen is hurting Harold Ford Jr.'s bid for the U.S. Senate. Cohen said Jake Ford's independent candidacy for the 9th Congressional District seat is "overreaching." He said he suspects that Ford Sr.'s heavy involvement in Jake's campaign, Ford Jr.'s failure to endorse Cohen as the Democratic nominee, and remarks Ford Sr. has made about Cohen will cost Junior votes in his Senate race. The comments prompted a strong written statement from Ford Jr.'s campaign. It read, in part: "Now, it appears that...
  • COMMANDER IN CHIEF

    10/19/2005 5:19:50 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 47 replies · 1,886+ views
    Neal Boortz ^ | 10/19/05 | Neal Boortz
    COMMANDER IN CHIEF Many listeners have phoned the show to ask me if the new television show which features Geena Davis playing the role of a female president is an overt attempt to promote the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. Up until now I've said that while the show will certainly help the American people accept the idea of a female president, I didn't really think that was the design or intention. Well ... now we have more information. Now we learn that the creator of the program has said that he will take credit by claiming that the show helped...