HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Former SOD William Cohen ...

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 08:47 PM

Former SOD William Cohen (R) just shamed all the silent GOP senators like no other Repub has done

He was on CNN a few minutes ago, and he went up one side of those cowards and down the other for not coming out to publicly recognize Joe Biden as the winner of the election. Among many other things, he said Trump is defying the 10th Amendment to the Constitution at this very moment, and how all those republican senators who love to quote the Constitution all the time are saying nothing when Trump is defying it right now. He also used a great WWII analogy how we had our soldiers risking their lives and limbs in a war against fascism to preserve our democracy, and here we have all these GOP senators who are scared to death.....not because they might lose their life or one of their limbs in a war but because they are petrified that Trump or some lunatic might say bad things about them or that they might risk their re-election. He was awesome.

57 replies, 11316 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 57 replies Author Time Post
Reply Former SOD William Cohen (R) just shamed all the silent GOP senators like no other Repub has done (Original post)
mtnsnake Nov 20 OP
sheshe2 Nov 20 #1
IcyPeas Saturday #32
cwydro Saturday #40
MerryBlooms Saturday #41
sheshe2 Saturday #43
crickets Saturday #49
LisaM Saturday #50
colorado_ufo Saturday #56
StarryNite Nov 20 #2
cilla4progress Nov 20 #18
elleng Nov 20 #3
malaise Nov 20 #4
grumpyduck Nov 20 #5
msongs Nov 20 #6
TNNurse Nov 20 #7
Silent3 Nov 20 #8
mtnsnake Nov 20 #9
Boomerproud Saturday #33
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 20 #25
NoRoadUntravelled Nov 20 #10
TeamPooka Nov 20 #11
mtnsnake Nov 20 #13
thenelm1 Nov 20 #12
mtnsnake Nov 20 #14
thenelm1 Nov 20 #20
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 20 #26
panader0 Saturday #34
Laura PourMeADrink Saturday #38
panader0 Saturday #39
thenelm1 Thursday #57
Chili Saturday #30
Lonestarblue Nov 20 #15
JudyM Nov 20 #16
True Blue American Saturday #54
videohead5 Nov 20 #17
oasis Nov 20 #19
pansypoo53219 Nov 20 #21
LovingA2andMI Nov 20 #22
Rural_Progressive Nov 20 #23
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 20 #24
Cha Saturday #27
mtnsnake Saturday #36
UTUSN Saturday #28
argyl Saturday #29
IcyPeas Saturday #31
mtnsnake Saturday #35
Piasladic Saturday #45
Illumination Saturday #37
zentrum Saturday #42
Hotler Saturday #44
Hotler Saturday #46
BobTheSubgenius Saturday #47
IsItJustMe Saturday #48
IronLionZion Saturday #51
flying_wahini Saturday #52
byronius Saturday #53
Evolve Dammit Saturday #55

Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 08:50 PM

1. K&RECOMMEND.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 02:02 AM

32. **** HERE IS THE CLIP ****

He also managed to say happy birthday to Biden.

He also said the media should stop covering Trump and only cover Biden after he is sworn in.


?s=19

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to IcyPeas (Reply #32)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:17 AM

40. I agree they should stop covering the buffoon.

The media is enjoying itself way too much.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to IcyPeas (Reply #32)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:26 AM

41. Rec. Thank you for the clip.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to IcyPeas (Reply #32)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:38 AM

43. Thank you, 😊

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to IcyPeas (Reply #32)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:49 AM

49. Thanks for posting the link, IcyPeas. Well worth the listen. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to IcyPeas (Reply #32)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:53 PM

50. I saw that.

I agree a million percent. Turn off the cameras when he's finally gone.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to IcyPeas (Reply #32)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:19 PM

56. Awesome and inspiring!

It is so uplifting to hear a voice like that!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 08:50 PM

2. Wow!

Hopefully what he said will shake more trump humping Senators out of their stupor.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to StarryNite (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 10:50 PM

18. Do they watch

CNN?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 08:52 PM

3. 10th Amendment

'The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.'

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 08:52 PM

4. Saw him

Had to look twice

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:17 PM

5. He didn't shame them.

They don't give a flying fuck.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:18 PM

6. can't shame people with no positive morals nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:19 PM

7. I agree they have no shame.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:20 PM

8. Doesn't mean shit until the NON-former Republicans do it.

It's disgusting that merely wanting to cling to their offices, and not wanting to face a primary challenger (oh, boo, hoo!) is enough to by so much craven self-serving silence.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Silent3 (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:27 PM

9. His words were powerful enough that it just might mean shit to who it matters the most

Hopefully it might anyway. This wasn't anything like what Romney and Sasse said. This was cutting right to the hearts of those cowards in the GOP.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:16 AM

33. Accent on "former".

Will accomplish nothing.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Silent3 (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 11:55 PM

25. Yup. People like Schmidt and Cohen and Kasich have

Nothing to lose. And you can tell.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:37 PM

10. Good. Good.

Yes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:40 PM

11. I have met/spoken with Sec Cohen several times over the last 20 years and found him an honorable man

He's smart and quite funny too.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TeamPooka (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:50 PM

13. That is cool! nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:45 PM

12. To this day he is the only Repub I ever voted for. (Though only once.)

Admittedly it was years ago when he was a member of the House from Maine at the time I turned 18. His performance during the Watergate hearings was impressive, even to a political neophyte like me back then. (Plus he was a local guy. His family owned a popular bakery in Bangor, ME. Every family gathering included bulkie rolls from that bakery. They were to die for.)

He doesn't say much nowadays unfortunately, and though probably still a pubbie, his views were always what today would be considered as conservative/moderate Democratic. He was in Clinton's cabinet as Defense Secretary for some part of that admin's 8 years. Republicans of that sort have been long gone from public office (and discourse) for 20 plus years.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to thenelm1 (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:55 PM

14. Very interesting post. Now I'm gonna have to find out what bulkie rolls are though!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 10:58 PM

20. Fresh out of the oven they were devine.

It's been years and I'm not even sure that is what the actual name of them was, but it's what we always called them. I can taste them even now.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 11:57 PM

26. Me 2 :)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #26)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:20 AM

34. Bulkie rolls--I had to look them up too.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to panader0 (Reply #34)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:50 AM

38. Thanks! Just started baking bread during pandemic

but have only tried french bread; rolls.

I want to know more. So curious on what makes some so soft vs hard and crusty.

It says on your link that bullies are similar to Kaiser.

When I lived in Nola there was one company that made the bread for all the poboys. Used to watch them deliver everywhere. Perfectly crusty yet soft inside.

Do you bake bread?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #38)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:01 AM

39. No, even though my handle is panader0 (baker in Spanish)

It was a nickname given to me by my Mexican fellow bricklayers, as my last name is Baker.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to panader0 (Reply #34)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 11:52 PM

57. Nice find, but the accompanying photo looks like a typical sandwich roll found

in every supermarket I've ever seen in my state. I did notice that the wiki site said it was a New England thing. Can't say as I've ever had the need to look for them elsewhere.

Most of that type of roll that I've seen from supermarket sources are blah. I did try to avoid adding the ethnic aspect, but it would not surprise me that if one could find a true Jewish family bakery one might find something similar to the bakery I remember from years ago. Maybe. The ones I remember were on a whole different level. (I think this might be it - http://www.brickovenbangorrye.com/ - the location looks about right and I seem to remember the "The Bangor Rye Bakery" name. No idea if the quality is still the same.)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to thenelm1 (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:01 AM

30. he won me over during the Iran-contra hearings

When he published one of his early books, I bought it and read it and liked him even more - learned a lot about how the House and Senate work. Used to work. His mentor when he was a rookie in the House was Barbara Jordan - he loved her dearly.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 10:25 PM

15. Perhaps Republicans aren't truly afraid of Trump, but actually love what he is doing.

He is weakening our democratic norms and guardrails to the point where breaking the law is just ignored, along with partisan misbehavior. A third of the people who voted for Trump believe the election was stolen—and they will hate Democrats even more. Republicans never seem to pay a price with their voters for their lies and cheating. The next election could be just as chaotic as this one with constant lawsuits and challenges, and the one after that as Republicans solidify their redistricting plans and retake the House through gerrymandering. Donald Trump has shown them the way to take the presidency, too, by simply contesting everything and calling on all those judges McConnell put on the federal courts to change election results. In a close election, they truly could get away with stealing the election, and Republicans will try it because they have no morals and no love for democracy. They want total control.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 10:40 PM

16. Bleak forecast. But you're right, trump's conflicts of int. and other corruption are in plain view

and may well get away with most of it. We need McConnell in jail.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:16 PM

54. You put your

Finger on the truth with that post. Everyone who stays silent is as craven as Trump is. Starting with McConnell and going right on down the line. They love what Trump is doing. This Country means nothing to them. Only unbridled power. So are the voters who keep electing them.

Anyone could watch Lindsey and see what a butt licking piece of slime he is. Yet the voted him back in.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 10:44 PM

17. He was Bill Clinton's

Secretary of defense.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 10:52 PM

19. Stand up guy.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 11:02 PM

21. the moron hasn't been able to accept REALITY since his 'election'. he can't FAKE news his way out

this time.

FAKE PRESIDENT.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 11:16 PM

22. Former Senator Cohen was EXCELLENT...

In his Shaming. The State's Rights Republicans are just as fake as their "Leaders' Hair". That being Dump's hair.

Senator Cohen was a true hero is calling out their SHAME!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 11:40 PM

23. Took awhile to find out that in the situation SOD

stands for Secretary of Defense.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 11:53 PM

24. There's a certain honesty and major passion we are seeng with anti-trump-Republicans

that seems so real to me. Kasich was like that the other night too. Miss that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:02 AM

27. Yeah, "no shame" as some are saying But..

William Cohen Still Let the World Know What Sniveling Treasonous Cowards they are.

Hopefully it Will Come Back to Haunt them someday.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cha (Reply #27)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:49 AM

36. "William Cohen Still Let the World Know What Sniveling Treasonous Cowards they are."

Ain't that the truth!! With the background William Cohen has, his words really do matter. Ya gotta love how he doesn't parse his words.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:04 AM

28. Excellent summary!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:50 AM

29. Their precious careers. Fuck them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:59 AM

31. **** HERE IS THE CLIP ****

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to IcyPeas (Reply #31)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:44 AM

35. Thank you for posting that to this thread, IcyPeas!

The clip is worth watching in its entirety. One of the parts I liked the most that I forgot to mention in my post was toward the latter part of the clip where he said, come Jan 21 he wishes that the media would stop covering Trump and instead cover Joe Biden and the enormous challenge that he has. He went on to elaborate. Very cool man.

on edit: I didn't notice until just now that you posted it up above as well. Not enough coffee yet. Thanks again!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to IcyPeas (Reply #31)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:45 AM

45. really good clip

Thanks for it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:44 AM

37. What a GREAT patriot!...

.......... ..... ..... ..... .....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:29 AM

42. Danger here.

When I hear a Republican conservative invoke state's rights a a good ole Republican principle, I hear voter suppression, school segregation and all the rest of their ugly record. It was used as dog whistle in the past.

Voting rights should be universal and Federal and sacrosanct across the country.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:39 AM

44. They're are not afraid. It is all about hate for the left.

They support the orange one because he's their tool to hurt or own us. It is all about hurting and owning democrats and liberals.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:46 AM

46. Have the press stop covering the orange one. What a novel idea.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:21 AM

47. Hopefully, he has emboldened more Rs to start talking this way.

How do we see the end of this very dangerous nonsense coming? Like a dam bursting? A slow walk gradually gathering fellow travelers along the way? The vast majority saying nothing at all, and just going about the business of working towards a new administration without acknowledging that they are doing that?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:35 AM

48. Perhaps many of these silent Republicans will be primaryed by people who ask the question

Where the hell were you when our democracy was being flushed down the drain?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 03:24 PM

51. They don't make Republicans like they used to

Even for northeast moderates

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 03:41 PM

52. Expect Nothing from the KGOP. McConnell has them well trained.


The only way the wall will break is if McConnell dropped dead or
McConnell unleashes them on Trump.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:01 PM

53. Jeez, that was beautiful.

I used to be able to talk to Republicans like they were Americans.

Not so much after 12/12/00.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mtnsnake (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:51 PM

55. Bill Cohen is an honorable man. Rebublican with a conscience and dedication to our country.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread