It’s not his first open mouth and insert foot moment.
Dem. Rep. Steve Cohen (TN) I submit to you, Mr. Speaker, that the parties have differences. But if you want change, you want the Democratic Party. Barack Obama was a community organizer like Jesus, who our minister prayed about. Pontius Pilate was a governor. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
I submit to you, Mr. Speaker, um, that the parties have differences, but if you want Change, but if you want change, you want the Democratic party, uh, Barack Obama was a community organizer like Jesus who our, uh, minister prayed about, uh, Pontius Pilate was a governor.
Lawmaker: ‘Thank God’ Bush is gone
July 22, 2010,
There are many Democrats and at least a few Republicans on Capitol Hill who say they’re glad former President George W. Bush is no longer in office, but Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) this week went one step further: He thanked the Almighty for it.
Cohen took to the House floor on Tuesday, where he delivered remarks titled “Thank God Bush is Gone.”
Cohen blamed the 43rd president for the financial crisis, calling him “Hoover George Bush,” after former president Herbert Hoover.
“Now all [people] can say is Bush is gone,” Cohen said, “Nobody can defend him.”
The lawmaker took a few more swipes at the former president over tax cuts and the Iraq war before concluding, “Now all they can say is that he’s gone. Thank God he’s gone.
Clinton-yearly unemployment avg.
1995 5.6 (Republicans take over congress)
Bush -Yearly unemployment avg.
2002 5.8 ( after 9/11 attacks)
2004 5.5 (starting to come back down)
2007 4.6 (democrats take congress Jan 2007)
Obama-Avg. yearly unemployment avg.
2009 9.3 (democrats control all 3 branches of government)
2010 9.7 (through June!)