Steve Cohen (D, TN-09) called racist by Democrats, returns the favor to Tea Partiers.

[UPDATE] Welcome, Instapundit readers.  Do I regret?  Certainly the specifics, although you can argue that the principle – standing up against bigotry – was sound.

You know, back in the day, I had a certain sympathy for Democrat Steve Cohen (TN-09): back in 2008 he had been targeted for being a Jew by primary challenger Nikki Tinker, with nary a word of objection made by then Senator and now-President Barack Obama, who Cohen enthusiastically supported. It was obvious, even as early as last year, that this theme would probably be revisited in 2010 by former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton, if a bit more skillfully. At the time, I was disappointed.

My reaction now, given that he likes to call us all Klansmen and Nazis?

(Via Hot Air & Ed Driscoll)

You go and have yourself a nice, karma-laden primary there, Rep. Cohen. I hope it’s the political version of a knife fight in an alley. Just Blue-on-Blue, and it’s no skin off of my nose who wins.


Moe Lane

PS: (Republican) Charlotte Bergmann for Congress. She doesn’t hate people.

Crossposted to RedState.

7 thoughts on “Steve Cohen (D, TN-09) called racist by Democrats, returns the favor to Tea Partiers.”

  1. Good grief. The hyperbole… the extreme exaggerations used, and the comparisons to Nazis and the KKK… it’s just breathtaking the level of stupidity.

    In his mind (and the minds of others like him), it can’t POSSIBLY be about anything other than race. We’re afraid of what we don’t understand, to hear him tell it. It can’t be because we’re against an ever-expanding government which has now moved into unprecedented areas of influence and control.

    Do the dems and their enablers realize how stupid they make themselves look, every time they scream “Racism!” Or “Nazis!” Or “It’s the Klan!” Every time they holler about how we look like an angry mob ready to lynch them… all because we dare to express our First Amendment rights?

    Jeeze. I didn’t realize only members of one party could be patriotic while they dissented — even when they hanged the then president in effigy — but for the rest of us, it’s tantamount to treason. Thanks for clearing that up, dems. And, for the record, when the real Nazis come along (or islamofascists, or whatever boogeyman that’s out to enslave the country after the Obama-caused collapse), then I hope, dear DNC, you can at least have the grace to admit to yourselves that those Tea Party yokels weren’t really so bad. But I won’t hold my breath…

  2. Wow! I just realized:

    If Obama weren’t black, and Barney Frank weren’t gay…well, I would have no problem with the government taking over the private economy, bankrupting the country, lying to us, and telling me what I have to buy!


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