U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis last week compared Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn to The Waterboy.
Adam Sandler portrayed the character in a movie 20 years ago.
In the movie, The Waterboy’s real name is Bobby Boucher. Boucher, according to IMBD, is “a socially inept, stuttering, simpleton” with hidden anger issues “due to constant teasing and excessive sheltering by his overbearing and domineering mother.”
As reported, this is not the first time Cohen has publicly tried to demean Blackburn.
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No one at Cohen’s office returned The Tennessee Star’s request for comment Monday.
Cohen made his remarks on MSNBC.
The MSNBC host asked Cohen for his opinion on the latest polls in the U.S. Senate race between Blackburn and her Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen.
One poll showed Blackburn has a 14-point lead over her opponent.
“The Kavanaugh hearings had an effect, and I don’t know that former Governor Bredesen helped himself by saying he would have voted for Kavanaugh at the end, but he did and it cost him some enthusiasm among Democrats,” Cohen said.
Cohen went on to describe a coming “big blue wave and a big turnout” among Democrats.
That’s when he delivered yet another below-the-belt insult to Blackburn.
“I served four years while he was governor as a state senator. I served with Marsha Blackburn for four years as a state senator and 12 years as a Congressman,” Cohen said.
“There is no comparison in the two people. It’s like comparing Archie Manning to The Waterboy.”
As reported last week, Cohen has knocked Republicans for supposedly mistreating women during the confirmation hearings for now U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Of course, he also said Blackburn should jump off the Harahan Bridge in Memphis.
Last week, on another MSNBC appearance with Al Sharpton, Cohen said Blackburn has “no individual unique thoughts.”
As The Tennessee Star reported, the Brett Kavanaugh U.S. Supreme Court nomination hearings prompted Cohen to take to the floor of the House of Representatives. While there he delivered a fiery speech against Republicans and their supposed problems with the #MeToo Movement and respecting women.
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