Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) compared Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaA simple fix can bring revolutionary change to health spending US and UK see eye to eye on ending illegal wildlife trade Top nuclear policy appointee removed from Pentagon post: report MORE to Jesus Christ during a speech Wednesday on the House floor, and implicitly compared Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) Sarah Palin to Pontius Pilate.

"The parties have differences, but if you want change, you want the Democratic Party," Cohen said. "Obama was a community organizer, like Jesus, who our minister prayed about. Pontius Pilate was a governor."

The National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) fired back at Cohen Wednesday afternoon, sending a memo condemning the Tennessee Democrat's remarks.

"The Democrats have lost their minds