Democrat Congress people (to be politically correct as they like) have egos out of proportion to their real importance. Nancy Pelosi, for instance.
None, though, probably is more impassioned with him/her/xi-self than our own Steve Cohen. He never minds making our county look like it is populated by idiots when he takes the spotlight to eat fried chicken or goes on MSNBC to slur the president with made up nonsense.
In Shelby County he must think himself appreciated and applauded as none of his inanities ever sticks. He gets by with whatever outrageous thing he wants to say. Cohen figures his constituency of liberals is stupid enough never to question or doubt him. His ego balloons with each term.
Proof? He’s always claimed Trump is a dictator and, apparently, Cohen alone is what keeps us from being sent to racist, xenophobe, sexist, homophobe camps by Orange Man Bad. His latest newsletter hits new highs.
It headlines “Correcting Trump’s Assertion of ‘Total Authority” in This Emergency.”
He explains: “As the Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, I was deeply concerned by the President’s assertion that he has ‘total authority’ to reopen the nation’s economy and relax social distancing measures during ongoing coronavirus pandemic. I take assertions that the President makes that are contrary to the Constitution seriously. We are in a difficult time, and the current occupant of the White House either doesn’t understand or can’t accept that he does not have the powers of a dictator. That’s why Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler and I wrote to our colleagues on Wednesday spelling out where the President had misrepresented the powers granted to him by the Constitution. See my release and the letter here. We must remember that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”
Teaming up with Jerry Nadler should give you the first clue that this is a descent into more madness.
You can imagine that he figures his constituents will agree wholeheartedly with his version of truth, justice and the American way. “Total authority? That sounds like a dictator. He’s not going to tell me what to do! We’re Americans, free to do whatever we want. I won’t stand for that! It’s not in the Constitution!” That’s the thinking he hopes to prompt with his assertion.
Democrats need outrage like a parasite needs a host. They simply can’t maintain their existence without it.
Only, he’s got this wrong. Just like the media that doesn’t tell you the whole story, Cohen doesn’t either.
On April 14 Trump said he was the “absolute authority” on when to relax the shutdown. That makes sense because his people have been the repository of all the data and the experts have been pouring over it. Two days later they believed the peak had been reached and Trump noted that circumstances differ throughout the country.
“You’re going to call your own shots,” Trump told the governors Thursday afternoon in a conference call, according to an audio recording obtained by the Associated Press. “We’re going to be standing alongside of you.”
He explained that it was up to the governors of each state to decide what to do next, and gave them a basis for making that determination with some guidelines.
That is exactly what the Constitution requires, despite what angry reporters and Democrats (sorry to repeat) tell you. States still have power over their citizens. Gov. Lee will be the one to decide when and how Tennessee can reopen, not Donald Trump. Trump himself is saying that.
Cohen doesn’t want you to know the full truth. For him – like all Democrats – fear is what herds you into their big corral. Nothing in their platform would compel you otherwise.
Cohen and the Dems hope to use these fears to transform the country, which can only be achieved if they win the presidency.
You can expect a lot more of this until November. Disregard it.