Tag Archives: Tom Coburn

Sen. Mitch McConnell Takes Stage At CPAC While Waving A Rifle

McConnell then presented the rifle to retiring Sen. Tom Coburn. If you can stand it, CPAC is being live-streamed on CSPAN3.

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GOP Sen. Tom Coburn (OK) To Retire

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) has announced that he retire this year before the 2016 conclusion of his term. He has been battling prostate cancer. Coburn’s decision could set off a major scramble among Republicans hoping to replace him. U.S. Reps. Tom Cole, R-Moore; James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City; and Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, will likely consider the race, along with Oklahoma Attorney ...

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GOP Sen. Tom Coburn: The Cowards In The Senate Are Just Lucky I Can’t Carry A Gun

GOP Sen. Tom Coburn says he’s so disgusted with his colleagues, that “It’s a good thing I can’t pack a gun on the Senate floor.” Coburn continued his diatribe by declaring that the health care system was better back when patients paid their doctors in chickens. “You can’t tell me the system is better now than it was before Medicare,” ...

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Sen. Coburn’s Prayer Backfires, Other Oklahoma Senator Misses Health Care Vote

Remember when Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) asked for prayers that a fellow Senator miss the crucial cloture vote on health care reform, presumably due to illness or death? This morning, teabaggers were wondering if their prayers backfired when Coburn’s Oklahoma GOP colleague Sen. James Inhofe failed to show for a second procedural vote. From a caller to Sen. John Barrasso ...

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Sen. Tom Coburn: Pray For Something Bad To Happen To Pro-Reform Senators

Facing a possible 60-vote approval of health care reform, last night Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) said, “What the American people ought to pray is that somebody can’t make the vote tonight. That’s what they ought to pray.” Pray for an illness, Senator? A car accident? A death? What, exactly?

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Sen. Coburn: If You’re Sick, Tough Luck

Wingnut Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) tells a woman that she shouldn’t expect help from the government just because her husband has a traumatic brain injury. “The idea that the government is a solution to our problems in inaccurate.”

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