Democratic insiders say House Democratic leaders have refused a request from Tennessee Rep. Stephen I. Cohen — a white man in a majority-black district — for money to fend off a primary challenge from a black woman.
But they gave Cohen a consolation prize this week: a quick voice vote on his resolution apologizing to African-Americans for the “fundamental injustice” of slavery and racial segregation.
Cohen faces an Aug. 7 primary challenge from Nikki Tinker, a corporate lawyer who has received a $5,000 contribution from the Congressional Black Caucus PAC run by Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.), as well as fundraising support from Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio).
According to Democratic insiders, Cohen has appealed to party leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), for help in holding on against Tinker. Cohen was told that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee would not get involved in his race, the insiders said.
- I HAVE BEEN A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT SINCE 1974.
- THE PARTY USED TO BE GOOD FOR JEWS AND ISRAEL, BUT NOW IT IS BAD.
- NOW IT IS THE HOME OF ANTISEMITISM.
- MORAN, MCDERMOTT AND OTHER LEADING DEMOCRAT CONGRESSMAN CONSISTENTLY VOTE AGAINST PRO-ISRAEL RESOLUTIONS.
- ANTISEMITISM IS BEHIND THE LEFT'S HATRED OF "NEOCONS".
- IT'S CODE FOR LIKUD/ZIONISTS/JEWS.
- IT'S WHY THEY LIKE THE BOOK, THE ISRAEL LOBBY.
- THEY BLAME JEWS FOR THE IRAQ WAR.
- SO YOU THINK OBAMA AND THESE DEMS WILL SUPPORT ISRAEL AFTER ISRAEL SAVES THE WORLD BY PREEMPTIVELY ATTACKING IRAN?!
- NO EFFIN WAY.
- REMEMBER: A MAJORITY OF THE BLACK CAUCUS CONSISTENTLY VOTES AGAINST RESOLUTIONS SUPOPRTING ISRAEL .
- NO GOOD JEW SHOULD VOTE FOR OBAMA.
- HIS DECADES LONG FRIENDSHIP WITH KHALIDI PROVES IT.
- THE DEMOCRAT LEADERSHIP HAS CODDLED SYRIA AND SEEK TO APPEASE IRAN, TOO.
- THE ONLY REASON THIS CONGRESSMAN IS BEING CHALLENGED IS BECAUSE HE IS A JEW AND HIS OPPONENT IS BLACK.
- AND THE DEMOCRAT LEADERSHIP IS BEHIND IT.
- AND A VOTE FOR OBAMA IS A VOTE AGAINST ISRAEL.