Dem Rep Steve Cohen Blasts Super Bowl Fans For Not Standing During ‘Negro National Anthem’

Rep. Cohen suggested America has had slavery for 246 years. See his comments on the X social media platform about Super Bowl fans refusing to stand during the 'Negro National Anthem.'
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Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) criticized those Super Bowl fans who refused to stand during the playing of the “Negro National Anthem,” suggesting that it wasn’t a very good look.

He then outrageously claimed that America has had slavery for “246 years.”

The theater of the absurd took place on the X social media platform, formerly known as Twitter, when Cohen commented on the singing of the song “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” by Andra Day.

Cohen took aim at those in the crowd he saw as disrespectful to the fake anthem.

“Very very few stood at Super Bowl for … The Negro National Anthem,” he wrote. “Not a pretty picture of Super Bowl crowd.”

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The song, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” was named the “Negro National Anthem” by the NAACP in 1919. But even with that context, could you imagine if a Republican came out and criticized the song and even thought about using the word “negro?”

Cohen, however, doubled down on his view and said that he does support the real National Anthem.

“I honor our national anthem and respect it as representing our country and in our pride in it,” he responded to one user who criticized his message. “However if you look at the history and some of the verbiage, it does relate to slavery and not in a questioning manner.”

That’s when the Tennessee Democrat revealed his true ignorance in an exchange with a displeased follower.

“We had slavery for less than 100 years, that’s probably the fewest years of any country on earth that’s been around as long as we have,” one follower replied. “We aren’t perfect, no country is, but we’re better than everybody else, and should be treated as such.”

“246 years of slavery,” Cohen corrected.

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Now, for most of us living in reality, we’re well aware that the United States was born on July 4, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress.

Meaning by Cohen’s math, slavery seemingly ended in 2022.

But what Representative Cohen is referencing here is the 246 years prior to the end of the Civil War, which brings us back to 1619.

The 1619 Project is a fact-challenged effort by radical leftists to rewrite the history of America as beginning with the year African slaves arrived in Virginia.

By the way, here is the real National Anthem being performed by Reba McEntire at Super Bowl LVIII.

Cohen’s Super Bowl/Black National Anthem analysis is a little better than some of his previous commentary regarding the NFL.

Cohen, in 2014, discussed sexual assault allegations against a Tennessee Titans player but said he didn’t really know the details of the case with this rather strange explanation.

“I don’t keep up with football, except college football, except Eli Manning or Peyton Manning,” he said. “And Eli and Peyton don’t do sexual assaults against people other than their wives.”

We wish we were making that up.

Cohen’s office had to issue a statement clarifying that he “abhors sexual violence of any kind” and “is a fan of both Manning brothers.”

What do you think about Cohen’s latest comments? Let us know in the comments section.

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