Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Nikki Tinker Runs Racist Ad Against Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN 09)

TPM says this brutal new attack ad by Nikki Tinker against liberal TN Rep. Steve Cohen "might be the nastiest, more race-baiting ad of the entire election cycle"

Nasty Attack Ad Hits Jewish Dem Congressman for Visiting "Our Churches"

This brutal new attack ad from House candidate Nikki Tinker, who is challenging liberal Tennessee Rep. Steven Cohen in tomorrow's Democratic primary, just might be the nastiest, most race-baiting (and Jew-baiting) ad of the entire cycle.

Nikki Tinker race baits Steve Cohen. @ Yahoo! Video

"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," the announcer says, referring to an old vote against school prayer from when Cohen was a state senator. And remember, this is coming from a Democrat.

(The Ad has Been Taken Down by the Tinker Campaign)

This follows another ad that tried to link Rep. Steve Cohen to the Ku Klux Klan:

This ad got the following reply from the Memphis Commercial Appeal:
Tinker Ad Lowers Bar in the 9th

See Also on Bilerco: Why is EMILY'S LIST Endorsing Anti-Semitism, Racism and Homophobia?

Re-Elect Rep. Steve Cohen August 7 in the TN 9th District primary!

UPDATE: Niki Tinker just made Keith Olbermann's "Worst Person in the World" on MSNBC's "Countdown" !

UPDATE: Emily's List Condemns Tinker's Ads

UPDATE: Barack Obama Responds to Tinker Ads
Democratic Presidential Nominee Senator Barack Obama has just issued the following statement regarding the negative campaign ads issued by Nikki Tinker in her 9th District Congressional campaign against Congressman Steve Cohen:
“These incendiary and personal attacks have no place in our politics, and will do nothing to help the good people of Tennessee. It’s time to turn the page on a politics driven by negativity and division so that we can come together to lift up our communities and our country,” said Barack Obama.

UPDATE: Cohen Wins!

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