Steve Cohen Flashback: Republicans will never win again
Congressman Steve Cohen has a long history of making inflammatory remarks aimed at dehumanizing and debasing his political opponents. Here’s one of his rather arrogant remarks from the Democratic National Convention in 2008:
Steve Cohen Flashback:
“It’s post-Republican politics. It’s symbolic of the fact that in Shelby County a Republican is never again going to win a countywide seat in Shelby County. Never!”
quoted by Jackson Baker in the Memphis Flyer, August 28, 2008
Just two years later, in August 2010 — thanks to the efforts of many volunteers and voters who were willing to give our candidates the opportunity to serve them — Republicans Mark Luttrell, Bill Oldham, Jimmy Moore, Kevin Key, Joy Touliatos, Paul Boyd, Wayne Mashburn, and Tom Leatherwood won every Countywide seat on the ballot.
- Knoxville News-Sentinel Editorial: Vilification has no place in debate
- Greta Van Sustren: “Dem Who Compared GOP to Nazis Is a Chicken”
- Letter to the editor from former SCRP Vice-Chairman Anne Truett — “Fill that Attention defecit”
Steve Cohen’s outrageous comments are even bringing shame to our community from around the world.
- Michael Tomasky, a reporter for the UK’s left-wing Guardian newspaper denounced Cohen’s remarks
- In The Telegraph, another UK paper, Nile Gardiner submits that Cohen’s remarks are a “leading candidate for the most inflammatory, ignorant, and downright offensive political statement of the year.”