Thursday, September 11, 2008

Rep. Cohen - Obama like Jesus /Palin like Pontius Pilate

Fox News reports:

[Jewish] Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen riled Republicans Wednesday after he compared Barack Obama to Jesus Christ and suggested Sarah Palin is akin to Pontius Pilate.

The Tennessee Democrat, who supports Obama, was on the House floor giving a one-minute speech when he offered the comparisons.

“If you want change, you want the Democratic Party,” Cohen said. “Barack Obama was a community organizer like Jesus, who our minister prayed about. Pontius Pilate was a governor.”

A similar statement has been circulating in e-mails and on blogs in recent days, before Cohen spoke Wednesday.

But Cohen was referencing shots Palin took at Obama during her address last week at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Palin, a former mayor, poked fun at Obama for crediting his work as a community organizer, saying, “I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities.”

The National Republican Congressional Committee objected to Cohen’s statements Wednesday in a press release, pointing out that Pilate sentenced Christ to death and asking, “What point was Cohen trying to make?”

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  1. This Cohen is a loser if he has to rely on such a dumb and pathetic analogy and none of his constituents, except the Black ones maybe, will take himseriously!

    "Obama is Jesus", give us all a break... or a belly ache of a laugh!

  2. Can there be a bigger Chillul Hashem? Bli neder, I am going to write him a letter to be mocheh.


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