August 6, 2008

THE SKINNY ON TRIBALISM:

Tinker attacks Cohen over religion (Josh Kraushaar, 8/06/08, Politico)

The campaign of Democratic attorney Nikki Tinker is now overtly using race and religion to attack freshman Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), a white Jewish congressman representing a majority-black Memphis district.

Just days after airing a racially charged ad connecting Cohen with the Ku Klux Klan, the Tinker campaign is up with a new ad not-too-subtly attacking him over his religion.

“Who is the real Steve Cohen, anyway?” a narrator says in the ad as a child is heard praying in the background . “While he’s in our churches clapping his hands and tapping his feet, he’s the only senator who thought our kids shouldn’t be allowed to pray in school. Congressman, sometimes apologies just aren’t enough.”


If you're looking for racism in politics, you look to the party of particulars, not the universal one.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 6, 2008 11:11 AM
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