No, this is not deranged jabber. Comparing the president of the United States to a conflagration that tragically tore through a national, world, and religious icon is perfectly sane — at least for today’s Democratic Party.
Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen made the ill-advised analogy this week, telling MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on Monday that like the fire that ravaged Notre Dame, Trump “torching” the federal government. “What he has done to the Constitution and the rule of law is as bad as that fire did to Notre Dame,” Cohen asserts. “He’s torching the entire structure of government and the people’s respect for it. And the Congress needs to act.”
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Our understanding is that such incendiary (no pun intended) rhetoric is an incitement to violence against the president, as it allegedly was in the case of Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Cohen’s History of Wild Statements
Somebody on Cohen’s staff needs to pull him aside and let the congressman know that hyperbole is not his strong suit. This is not the first time the Tennessee Democrat has ventured off the deep end. His previous rants include:
- suggesting that rogue FBI agent Peter Strzok deserved a Purple Heart for testifying before Congress about his anti-Trump messages and the Mueller report.
- advising the military to do something about the president because “the Commander in Chief is in the hands of our enemy!” Allegedly.
- claiming that football greats Peyton and Eli Manning “don’t do sexual assaults against people other than their wives.” (We’re sure their wives would be delighted to hear that.)
Cohen’s willingness to use irresponsible rhetoric to make the President look bad is a classic symptom of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS).
He represents the impeachment wing of the Democratic party, having introduced articles in 2017 over the president’s reaction to violence in Charlottesville, Va.
During the current session, Cohen has implied he has more than enough cause to bring articles of impeachment yet again.
“I think there’s a case for obstruction,” Cohen claimed, ignoring the fact that there can’t be obstruction unless there is a crime.
Cross posted at the Mental Recession