Tag Archives: Tom Coburn

“Financial Apocalypse”

The staff at Bloomberg aren’t taking any prisoners as they lay out what defaulting on the national debt would mean for the economy here at home and abroad. Failure by the world’s largest borrower to pay its debt — unprecedented … Continue reading
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Quote of the Day

“I am a global warming denier. I don’t deny that.” -Senator Tom Coburn at the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce 8-26-13 Tom Coburn does not deny that he’s a denier. I’m glad we’ve settled that. Not to be overlooked, during … Continue reading
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The Coburn Show

Artist – RJ Matson In other news, under a new law passed this week Illinois public schools will be required to provide information on birth control in sex-education classes. Abstinence-only education will be prohibited. Have a good 3-day Memorial Day … Continue reading
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Reminder: Congressional Republicans are Terrible People

The good news is Senate Democrats defeated an amendment introduced by Republicans that would have stripped protections for Native American women from the Violence Against Women Act. The bad news is Senators Tom Coburn and John Cornyn believe protecting Native … Continue reading
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They Really, Really Hate Medicare and Social Security

Tom Coburn repeated the newly minted GOP line about rolling back the Bush tax cuts — but only if it’s accompanied by “significant entitlement reform”: “Will I accept a tax increase as a part of a deal to actually solve … Continue reading

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Republican Party Opening Up Needful Things Shop

Tom Coburn (R-Castle Rock), reported today that he and the Republican party are seeking to open up a new Needful Things shop in the heart of America’s budget. Via Raw Story: Speaking to ABC’s George Stephanopolous on Sunday about the … Continue reading

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Noise Polution

Artist – Dave Granlund In other news, the Senate Ethics Committee concluded today that Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) acted improperly for his role in the John Ensign affair. Also — Mitt Romney’s car-elevator has now been identified as the $55,000 … Continue reading

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WTF Tom Coburn?

No, really. What in the fuck is this? Sen. Tom Coburn is blocking legislation that would provide $20 million a year in federal funding for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at ground zero, demanding that co-sponsors of the … Continue reading

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Something Is Trickling Down

Artist – Jimmy Margulies In other news, after briefly holding the re-authorization of the FAA hostage again, Senator Tom Coburn (R) gave into pressure from colleagues and agreed to drop his filibuster. Coburn was protesting the re-authorization because it includes … Continue reading

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Tom Coburn’s Diarrhea of the Mouth

Someone must have kicked Senator Tom Coburn’s dog, because he’s apparently suffering from from a very bad case of diarrhea of the mouth. First he implied that his colleagues in the senate are lucky he is not allowed to carry … Continue reading

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Coburn Supports Gun Control

The sociopaths at the NRA won’t be happy about this. WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, viewed as a staunch congressional supporter of gun rights, said Sunday he is willing to work to make sure the mentally ill cannot get … Continue reading

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Why Tom Coburn Is a Rat Bastard

He enumerates the reasons for blocking healthcare for the 9/11 heroes here. Tell me if you can find a single valid reason anywhere in that text. I can’t. These are Americans who risked their lives in our darkest hour and … Continue reading

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Doof Quote of the Day

“I’d issue this challenge: anyone who thinks we oughta pay for tax cuts, oughta have to put up a list of programs that we oughta eliminate to pay for them.” Tom Coburn As Benen notes, yes, Coburn really said that. … Continue reading

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Coburn Blocking Food Safety

The Republicans blocking something that will help people to not get sick? Shocker! Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Senate will not take up food safety legislation before the Nov. 2 elections, citing a Republican senator’s objections. Reid and Majority … Continue reading

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'Stop Spending!'

The Republicans, whose whole thing is to question the patriotism of Democrats and liberal support for the troops, blocked the Homeless Women Veterans and Homeless Veterans With Children Act yesterday. Benen reports: It was approved in committee with bipartisan support, … Continue reading

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Stay Classy, Republicans

Tom Coburn last night on the floor of the Senate: “What the American people ought to pray is that somebody can’t make the vote tonight.” And the Republicans got all pissed at the accusation that their healthcare plan is “die … Continue reading

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Crazy Quote of the Day

“What’s really great is if you’re really sick anywhere in the world, this is the best place to be sick, it just costs too much.” —Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) Yep, we only bankrupt and destroy the lives of people who … Continue reading

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