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Tue Sep 24, 2019, 02:37 PM

I'm Roy Cohn's Cousin. He Would Have Detested Trump's Russia Fawning.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/09/24/roy-cohn-trump-cousin-228167

My cousin Roy Marcus Cohn—counsel to Senator Joe McCarthy, consigliere to Mafia bosses, mentor to Donald Trump—had almost no principles. He smeared Jews even though he was Jewish. He tarred Democrats even though he was a Democrat. He persecuted gay people even though he was gay.

Yet throughout his life, he held fast to one certainty: Russia and America were enemies. Roy often told me the Kremlin blamed the U.S. for Russia’s failure to prosper, so Russian leaders were bent on destroying our democracy.

If Roy had lived another 30 years, I’m sure he’d be pleased to learn that his protégé was elected president. But I am equally sure Roy would be appalled by Trump’s obsequious devotion to ex-KGB officer Vladimir Putin. In his nasal tone, Roy would warn that Putin follows the Soviet playbook by interfering with elections in Western Europe; invading sovereign nations such as Ukraine; and assassinating dissidents and journalists.


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PupCamo Sep 2019 OP
lapfog_1 Sep 2019 #1
Hekate Sep 2019 #2
Dave Starsky Sep 2019 #3
UTUSN Sep 2019 #4
boston bean Sep 2019 #5

Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 02:41 PM

1. When Roy was Donny's mentor

Donny was living large off Daddy Trump's money...

After that ran out, Donny needed a new "Daddy" to fund his failing businesses... enter the Oligarchs and Putin

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Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 02:45 PM

2. Roy Cohn mentored young Donald, & shaped his worldview

This evil is as much on him as on anyone else.

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Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 02:48 PM

3. I really doubt that.

That piece of shit detested homosexuals and leveraged knowledge about people he knew were gay against them, even though he was one.

He would have rationalized this, just like he rationalized anything.

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Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 03:12 PM

4. K&R but giving COHN one point of credit is too much credit. Other cousins of Roy COHN:

Dick Toesucker MORRIS and Lawrence FERLINGHETTI - one good one out of three.






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Response to UTUSN (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 03:14 PM

5. I did not know the sucker was his cousin! Explains a lot!

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