Update: Lots of links and news from Capital Fax on those madcap Obama Dimocrats in Chicago.
More from fabulous Chicago:
Scott Lee Cohen admitted to ABC7 today that he used “injectable steroids”…
He confirms his ex-wife’s claim that he was using injectable steroids in 2005 but denies her claim that he confessed to repeated affairs and was abusive.
Yesterday, before the divorce records and everything else came out, ABC7’s Ben Bradley asked Cohen if what had surfaced to date was all of it. “Anything else?” Bradley asked…
“No, you know. Again, it was an unfortunate time,” said Cohen.
He also admitted to ABC7 that his wife had an order of protection against him in 2005.
Dude is like Jack Ryan meets Blair Hull meets Charlie Sheen.
…Adding More… Commenters are saying that Cohen’s wife has been on ABC7 and NBC5 defending him. Nothing yet on their websites.
…Adding Still More… NBC5’s video of Cohen answering a couple of questions about steroid use and his wife…
…And some more… Cohen’s wife reportedly said that she voted for him this week. She said that he was going through a “phase” back then and is fine now.
*** UPDATE – Cohen’s ex-wife speaks *** “He was a different person than he is now.” Watch it…
*** UPDATE 2 *** Oh, man. CBS2’s Mike Flannery’s report is a must-watch. Flannery’s lead-in…
“His own brother Larry had to sue him and got a judgment for 200 thousand bucks. Scott Cohen’s wife told me that prior to his marriage he did try to choke her. Now she’s back in court trying to get back child support that he didn’t pay while he was spending $3 million on his run for lt. governor.”
Oh, man. The end. The end.
Cohen claimed that the wounds on his prostitute ex-girlfriend’s throat were “self-inflicted.” But here’s more from Flannery…
“His wife says, by the way, contrary to his denials, that the things that she alleged occurred.”
“Sin is rampant and rife – in Chicago!”
Consider the capacity for destruction by the inmates who run the current incarnation of the Democratic Party – the Obama Dimocratic Party. Consider how the unvetted Chicago flim-flam man, Barack Obama, has caused such harm to the party and its “brand” that the sane recoil in horror.
Now Chicago does it again. On Tuesday, the citizens of Chicago and the asylum of Illinois held their primary elections and they came up with another set of choices with which to amuse and afflict.
One of the candidates we have written about since 2007. Chicago and the asylum of Illinois nominated a candidate for Senate who most understand is a made member of what can easily be characterized as a “mob bank”.
But it’s as if the “situation comedy” Dimocratic Party has re-programmed yet again. Now the Dimocrats appear to abandon the “situation comedy” and adopt the Jerry Springer Show as the model institution.
Today, we discover that the lieutenant governor nominee of the Dimocratic Party of Illinois has a batch of unvetted “problems”. Chicago – you have done it yet again. The Jerry Springer Dimocrat nominated for Lieutenant Governor turns out to be a former pawnbroker arrested four years ago for “holding a knife to a former live-in girlfriend’s neck“.
Cohen’s Oct. 14, 2005, arrest came five months after his wife filed for divorce and convinced a judge to give her a temporary order of protection, records show. A status hearing in the divorce case took place Wednesday, hours after Cohen’s election-night triumph.
Cohen — who records show also had federal tax troubles that he says he has settled — denied in a written statement that he ever hurt the ex-girlfriend or his family.
In true Jerry Springer “top this” fashion, “the woman — who had just been found guilty of prostitution“…. “Jerry, Jerry, Jerry”… and, well let’s just ignore the “federal tax troubles”.
A batterer, potentially of his own wife, a knife wielding, prostitute threatening thug, an apparent misogynist, nominated to high office – in Chicago. Why are we not surprised?
The excuse for such behavior is worthy of an Obama Nobel Prize:
“I fell in with the wrong crowd.“
What “crowd” could that possibly be? Clearly this is a wonderful new addition to the successful Obama Dimocratic Party:
Cohen, now 44, placed “a knife up to complainant’s neck causing minor scars,” according to the police report from his arrest. There also were “minor scars on her hand from her trying to defend herself against the arrestee swinging the knife at her.” Cohen also allegedly “pushed complainant’s head against [a] wall, causing a bump on the back of her head.”
Paramedics treated the now 29-year-old woman at Cohen’s Near North Side home. Police photographed her injuries, which they described as “mild abrasions from knife wound.”
“She never came to court and the charges were dismissed,” Cohen said. “I realized this relationship was not healthy for me. I ended it, and we parted amicably.”
Ah, the redemptive powers of Lake Michigan waters! The campaign flack (Phil Molfese) said of the candidate and the Chicago mindset:
“He’s been honest and up front from the beginning,” Molfese said of Cohen’s arrest. “It’s just that nobody cared.
“Nobody cared” in Chicago.
The Dimocratic governor, Pat Quinn, who was just nominated for a full term – he got the job due to the indictment of the former governor Blagojevich – is unfazed. “Vetting?” Who cares about vetting in Chicago?:
Quinn said it was not the job of the Democratic Party to vet Cohen, but rather the job of the voters.
The powerbrokers of Chicago did not vet the pawnbroker from Chicago – after all, he self-financed his campaign. Chicago did not bother to vet Barack Obama and his thugs, why bother with a lowly Lieutenant Governor?
Hopium resistant columnist John Kass serves up the Jerry Springer “top this” moment:
Cohen is insisting it’s all lies, and that he didn’t know his live-in girlfriend was a hooker. She told him she worked as a “massage therapist,” the Pawnbroker’s spokesman said.
That explains everything.
Now Republicans will scour the state for the “massage therapist” who just may — based on Illinois’ recent history of governors not finishing their terms — end up as Illinois’ first lady.
Ignoring all the bad publicity in Chicago, the unvetted Chicago flim-flam man continues, as the old joke about the pathetic “celebrity” goes, to appear at the opening of an envelope. This after a publicity stunt speech urging Americans to turn off the TV because of the endless discussion of politics and the evils of the “echo chamber”.
We further presume the Rahm Emanuel war on what he terms “retards” is over as well, and that the party will still excuse use of the term “negro” too. Use of “negro” will be excused if it is a powerful Dimocrat using the word. But the Special Olympics, like the mayor of Law Vegas, will not accept yet another insincere apology.
Insincere apologies, ceaseless publicity stunts, mob banks, hookers, knife attacks, – welcome to Barack Obama’s new Dimocratic Party. 2010 is the Obama legacy year.