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 (R-WY) during a C-SPAN show:

CALLER: Yeah doctor. Our small tea bag group here in Whitecross, we got our vigil together and took Dr. Coburn’s instructions and prayed real hard that Sen. Byrd would either die or couldn’t show up at the vote the other night. How hard did you pray because I see one of our members was missing this morning. Did it backfire on us? One of our members died? How hard did you pray senator? Did you pray hard enough?

(Via – Think Progress)