Cohen Gadol

When Steve Cohen won a House seat in Memphis’ Ninth Congressional District, it seemed more the result of a unique harmonic convergence than a sign of any future. In a field crowded with black candidates, Cohen won with a mere 30 percent of the vote. Despite that, Cohen proved himself to be not merely a capable rep, but one who was pretty well attuned to his constituents. So attuned, in fact, that his opponents in this year’s democratic primary race decided to play the Jew card. The ad pictured above was distributed by a group of Christian clergyman–of course, "not affiliated" with chief rival, Nikki Tinker, who nonetheless admitted she planned to make his "non-Christianity" an issue. Jewdar is pleased to announce that Cohen won in a landslide, bringing in close to 80 percent of the vote. Maybe Nikki Tinker didn’t want him in there, but it seems that most of the District’s voters didn’t mind have a Cohen in the church.

What do you think?

About The Author


The Tel Aviv-born, Milwaukee-bred Jewdar has a bachelors' from the University of Wisconsin, a Masters from NYU, and an Honorable Discharge from the US Army, where he spent two years as an infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division. He's the co-author of "The Big Book of Jewish Conspiracies", the Humor Editor of Heeb Magazine, and a watcher of TV. Smarter than most funny people, funnier than most smart people, he lives on the Lower East Side with his wife and two sons.

5 Responses

  1. mrnhghts

    These ads drawing attention to Cohen’s Jewishness were simply not tastefully done, and were apparently often just black and white text. If I had been in charge of this slur campaign, I believe I could have made it work.

  2. jewdar

    Showing a picture of yourself and saying ‘Do you want people like me representing you’ doesn’t count.

  3. ebonyjewess

    Umm 30% someone need to do fact checking. Steve Cohen won with almost 80% of the vote with a district that is over 60% Black.

    As a Black and a Jew I found MS. Tinker;s campaign in the end to be disgusting with all the race baiting she did. I think she

  4. walmartian009

    Having traveled around your planet on occasion with an interest in various faithmodes, I am hesitant to classify certain ingrown cults gone wild as actually Christian, although I do not question their belief that they are Christian. However, unless they


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