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VIDEO: Sen. Tom Coburn, Senate Floor 5/17 on Oil, Gas & Dollar (Excellent - 10:30 minutes)
CSPAN ^ | May 17, 2011 | Sen. Tom Coburn

Posted on 05/18/2011 9:21:58 AM PDT by jazusamo

Excellent speech on Senate floor by Senator Coburn on oil and gas prices and lack of knowledge by our Congress. He also addresses government regulation and rips the Obama administration.

VIDEO 10:30 minutes

H/T to blueyon for the heads up.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: coburn; energy; oil; tomcoburn

1 posted on 05/18/2011 9:22:05 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: blueyon

Ping!


2 posted on 05/18/2011 9:22:42 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Ping to watch later. Thanks for posting.


3 posted on 05/18/2011 9:33:34 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: jazusamo
I am pretty well disgusted with what I am hearing on both sides of the aisle because the real problem is not the price of oil. The real problem is the price of the dollar, and if we will fix that, we will fix tons of things that will help our economy. But we are recalcitrant to the point we will not do the things we need to do.
Pretty good read, all around.

Congressional Record, 112th Congress, Page S3021

4 posted on 05/18/2011 9:38:42 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

Coburn for president?


5 posted on 05/18/2011 9:44:40 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Cboldt

Thanks for the link!


6 posted on 05/18/2011 9:44:59 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks. Just watched and sent.

God bless, Senator Coburn.


7 posted on 05/18/2011 9:50:04 AM PDT by victim soul
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To: jazusamo

Thanks. Just watched and sent.

God bless, Senator Coburn.


8 posted on 05/18/2011 9:50:15 AM PDT by victim soul
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To: jazusamo

This is probably the best speech I have ever watched on C-SPAN.

The problem is that Coburn is attempting to educate people who either don’t want to become educated or are simple to stupid to become educated.

Still, it’s refreshing to hear the truth spoken in the Senate.


9 posted on 05/18/2011 9:56:03 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: Skepolitic

simple to = simply too

[Preview, what’s that?]


10 posted on 05/18/2011 9:58:12 AM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: RitaOK

Every interview I’ve seen with the guy, he is smart, plain spoken and brutally honest. And he hates DC.

I would love to see him enter the race.


11 posted on 05/18/2011 10:01:04 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Cboldt
Cobern - THEY'RE LAWYERS WHOSE FIRST CREED IS DON'T DO WHAT'S BEST FOR THE COUNTRY, DO WHAT'S SAFE FOR THE BUREAUCRACY.
12 posted on 05/18/2011 10:05:20 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Every interview I’ve seen with the guy, he is smart, plain spoken and brutally honest. And he hates DC. “ ========

Coburn would be much better than Rick Perry at entering the race. I saw a townhall meeting by way of CSpan where his kindness labeled Nancy Pelosi as, “...she’s a nice lady”, which didn’t go over very well with his audience but he won his re-elect with 65% of the vote. He tried to pal up Obama when a senator for all the good it did, but now that he has been b!&@+ slapped on more than one occasion he has been a better steward of his outreach to the marxists.

That organization of congressmen/women who pray together held up some fallen colleague who had to resign, and msm has tried to use that against Coburn and the others. I think that is the worst they have dug up on him, that he is a devout evangelical.


13 posted on 05/18/2011 10:25:12 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: RitaOK
I would rate Coburn waaaaaaay above Perry. Coburn is a pretty solid conservative who has a healthy disgust for the political process. Perry is much more of a political animal who embraces conservatism for specific purposes.
14 posted on 05/18/2011 10:31:11 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: jazusamo

Coburn talks the talk. When it came down to acting he voted FOR the bailout. I don’t know, I’d just like to see more out of him than always saying the right things. I don’t think he’s full of crap I just think he’s too enamored with the process. You’ll often see him and my other senator being one of only a hand full of senators voting against something. I think that’s somewhat self serving though.


15 posted on 05/18/2011 11:10:23 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

I guess I feel like he doesn’t hate DC. He still thinks the solution to our problem lies in DC. If he brought his plain spoken leadership back home, and helped formulate a state based opposition to DC, we (Oklahoma) could be prosperous. Instead, he’s happy being the lone voice of reason in an environment that will never take his side.


16 posted on 05/18/2011 11:18:11 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: jazusamo

Thank you


17 posted on 05/18/2011 1:59:30 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: blueyon

Thank you! What a great address by Sen. Coburn.


18 posted on 05/18/2011 2:13:55 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

ping


19 posted on 05/18/2011 2:29:40 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: demshateGod

I run hot and luke warm on Tom. I think he needs to choose his friends and affiliations more carefully. I think he is like some other people that appear to be nice, he is gullible. I also think he is a sharp fellow who understands what it takes to make the world run and what makes a lot of people tick.

The speech is one any of us who live in the business world and work for a living could make and that does not make it any less true. True but not exceptional in the large scheme... exceptional only because it was made in the Spinate.

Tom has it right though... they have quit caring about what is good for the country and instead constantly care about what is good for them. If he hates DC we have at least one thing firmly in common.

I’ve wondered for decades now if Oklahoma could ever be truly prosperous or if it were so if it would still be Oklahoma? A builder I know says that it never has gotten really bad in Oklahoma because it is never really that great. Even at that though it is good enough for him to have a nice ranch, drive nice trucks, take nice vacations, pay his hands pretty well (by the looks of the parking lot and their houses). I think things being good enough is what makes Okies appreciate things more and what makes them rely on one another for a hand up and not a hand out when you get away from Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Lawton. ‘Course, you could do away with all three cities and the best part of Oklahoma would be left, the land and the people who work the land.

Frankly, I like Oklahoma just like it is. I wouldn’t like it to get any more prosperous or populated than it is now and it would be better yet if a few people would pack their crap and move back south of the Red and the Rio Grande.


20 posted on 05/18/2011 3:02:46 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: jazusamo

I thought it was a great speech he made! I was in a hurry this morning and tried to find but could not...I commented on it in another thread. This afternoon when I saw your ping, I was so excited to see your post. Wonderful job Freeper for paying attention to the little comments in Freeperland and running with it! Hats off to your wonderful Freeper skills!!


21 posted on 05/18/2011 3:41:24 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: jazusamo

Ron Wyden from Oregon looks like a greasy rat.
Watching the fiscal morons that make up our Senate grill the oil company executives last week was a real treat. I never knew Jay Rockefeller was so ignorant, actually, stupid.
Thanks for the link to C-SPAN.


22 posted on 05/18/2011 4:32:49 PM PDT by La.daddyrabbit (Obama could f**k up a cup of coffee.)
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