Skip to comments.Sen. Tom Coburn: Mitt Romney best equipped to solve problems facing our nation (Barf Alert)
Posted on 03/04/2012 8:45:11 AM PST by Josh Painter
Elections are about choices. This November, the most important choice facing the American people will be whether we will demand a solution and avert a debt crisis or whether we will continue to accept the status quo and hope for the best. I'm confident the vast majority of Americans on both sides of the aisle want a solution. The next choice, then, is deciding who is best qualified to enact a solution.
In life, and especially politics, our choices are seldom perfect and often difficult. But it is critically important to make a choice and support the person who is best equipped to solve the urgent problems before us. In my view, that person is Mitt Romney.
From my experience, Washington tends to be divided between two groups leaders and career politicians. Leaders tend to have a wealth of real-world experience outside of politics and are in office to give rather than take something from their position. Career politicians, on the other hand, mean well but are ill-equipped to solve problems. Their greatest skill is getting re-elected.
I'm proud to support Romney because he is a leader. What Romney has done in his 25 years in the private sector is precisely what we need a president to do in Washington. Romney has done hard things. He has turned businesses around, told people hard truths about what needed to be done, inspired confidence and overcome excuses. Romney is not a career politician or a career legislator. As a former governor and business leader, he is an executive who knows how to use executive power.
My endorsement is in no way an instruction on how Oklahomans should vote...
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No one in the GOP is best equipped to solve one damn thing.
We need an honest to God severe conservative to put us back on trak, not someone who has to tell you that he is severely conservative so you know him to be.
Coming up in '12.
Blind leading the blind. Double-Barf Alert!
I’m thinking we need a law that makes it illegal for an elected official to endorse a candidate for office. Its nothing more than an attempt to manipulate the mushy headed masses.
The GOP is using the Overton Window method of moving the whole country toward socialism while keeping us on the Grand Old Plantation.
They intend to lose this election and we’ll continue sliding to the left. When its their turn, they’ll move us marginally back toward the right (somewhere to the left of where we are today) and we’ll accept it because it will be better than the alternative.
Strait out of the "Lesser of Two Evils book for Dummies".
Today's conservative politician is yesterdays socialist politician.
An just who is going to bring this bill up in congress, and who among the politicians is going to vote for this bill and of course the president will sign it... what are you thinking?
Perhaps, we need a law making it illegal to demand laws making things illegal without thinking things through.. but I just don’t see that going anywhere either in certain circles.
Sen. Tom Coburn is a jackass!
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Oh, come on - when you think that Senator Tom Coburn, lifetime ACU rating of 98, veteran of the class of ‘94 who self-term limited himself, and the guy who we were told was too conservative to win a Senate race in OKLAHOMA is a stealth socialist, you probably have to re-examine where your head is at.
When Bush beat McCain in 2000 McCain swore to get even, if not against W then against his legacy at least, even if he won the nomination but lost the election to the most dangerous Marxist in America.
In 2012, McCain-a leader of the elitist wealthy GOP RINO establishment still hated the conservatives who elected and re-elected Bush and went after W's conservative supporters even though they didn't think Bush was really conservative at all just more conservative than Kerry or Gore—which ain't too dang hard to be.
McCain burned and hated so much the Bush conservatives (Sarah Palin was one of them so he let her be misled by his campaign) he has been a big “behind the scenes” backer of Mitt Romney ever since 2008 even though they despised each other harshly that year.
I submit that Sen McCain has always been the LBJ of the Republican senate in that every other member—excluding principled people like DeMint—are scared to death of his well documented temper and bully behavior.
And when he said “Mitt is it!” Gawd help the party members who dared to say otherwise. The true Conservatives of the GOP who see another Bob dole John McCain loser in Mitt Romney
are to be marginalized by big money and eventually cast aside by Mitt Romney. In other words, John McCain lost the White House in 2000 and 2008 and wants us to lose it again in 2012 because of his deranged hate of Bush--the Ross Perot curse of the Bush family still lives on.
I would not have believed this headline if I had not gone to the source link.
Tom Coburn? Really?
Who's next, DeMint?
Doesn’t that turd Coburn have a “Gang of...” meeting to attend with his buddies? I would think he is too busy undermining conservatives to be of much help to the GOP’s favorite socialist.
I helped him get elected.
I was hopeful back then that he would not turn to the dark side.
How disappointing he has become:(
Here we have people who are reliably conservative sprouting horns in the middle of their heads. As Ionesco wrote, once someone starts down that path, they become a full blown rhinoceros. The story is about a man who is watching everyone he knows turn into Rhinos.
Just like that story, we're watching people we know turn into RINOs right in front of our faces. Either that or someone has snatched their bodies and replaced them with Pod people.
Rhinoceros (French original title Rhinocéros) is a play by Eugène Ionesco, written in 1959... Over the course of three acts, the inhabitants of a small, provincial French town turn into rhinoceroses; ultimately the only human who does not succumb to this mass metamorphosis is the central character, Bérenger, a flustered everyman figure who is often criticized throughout the play for his drinking and tardiness. The play is often read as a response and criticism to the sudden upsurge of Communism, Fascism and Nazism during the events preceding World War II, and explores the themes of conformity, culture, mass movements, philosophy and morality. (Wikipedia)
Coburn has been a flake for several years now, obsessed with “compromising” on entitlements and the debt. I think he is a decent person, but misguided.
It’s no coincidence that all of these endorsements are coming out this weekend-—the GOP-E is trying to start a sudden stampede for Romney and end this thing now.
Don’t forget that Coburn and McCaskill gave us Obama in SR 511. Dems used the untrue phrase about ‘others once thought ineligible actually were’ to nominate Obama.
Hillary voted for it and got snookered, too, when her delegates were forced to support Obama’s nomination.
Several weeks ago I watched Coburn schmoozing with the MSNBC “Morning Joe” crew.
He was kissing up and talking “bipartisanship” in Lindsay Graham mode.
Oklahoma has a RINO for a United States Senator who’s pushed himself as a conservative for years and its possible he was one before he went to DC.
When Senator Coburn completes his current term, he will have served a total of 18 years in Congress. Senator Santorum served a total of 16 years and Speaker Gingrich served a total of 20 years. (Had Governor Romney been able to win any of the offices he sought, there is no telling how many years he would have been in public office.)
Senator Coburn has the right to endorse whoever he likes, but everyone in this race is a career politician just as the good senator is.
On the other hand, if I recall correctly, Coburn was in the House when Gingrich was the Speaker. And he saw how the Newtster ran things, up close and personal.
And before the Newtrinos pile on, I’m not backing Romney, nor Santorum. [Paul is to big a joke to require denial.
Coburn’s lifetime ACU rating is 98.4%, last year 100%.So what is it that he knows that I don’t? Because ]I don’t get it.
But is Coburn the best equipped to inform us that Romney is the best equipped?
“Tom Coburn? Really?
Who’s next, DeMint?”
Only a matter of time...
Eventually, they’ll ALL endorse him...
This is the same RINO that thinks oblabla is a nice guy.
Forget you Coburn, you are a disgrace.
So is Eric Cantor. He is endorsing Romney too!! Says he's the ONLY one who knows how to create jobs & can beat Obama. The elites are all singing the same song.
I hope in the end that WE THE PEOPLE make the right decision & show them up for who they are.
I’m getting the sinking feeling this is a done deal and Romeny will be a worse candidate than McCain. At least he had Sarah.
Romney is worse than a RINO. He has voted for democrat candidates and is the brains behind socialist HusseinCare.
Why do we keep letting them do this to us?
I'm confident he “knows” from personal experience that Newt is unstable and highly unpredictable. Coburn has pretty much said so in public statements.
(Ditto for other former Gingrich associates, like Tom Delay and Dick Armey.)
He might also “know” something damaging about il Santo — but just keeping it quiet for the time being, since "the Saint" still has an outside chance of getting the GOP nod -- in which case Coburn would certainly support him for POTUS.
On the other hand, Coburn may think Bro. Santo is basically an OK guy, but that he's somebody who stands very little chance of beating the Big Ø. You could disagree with such a judgment, but I don't think any thoughtful person should question Coburn's sincerity.
Eric Cantor just went over to the Dark Side, too.
Tom Slow Burn despises Newt.
What the deal really is, I don’t know, but Tom was the first one among a bevy of congressman who were mortified that Newt was in the race, and couldn’t get in front of a TV camera fast enough to say so!
Newt has the number of all these milquetoasts posing as conservatives 30% of the time.
Tom puts on his judicious face and brags of his
“friendship” with Obama, who promptly turned around and embarrassed Tom and Paul Ryan at that meeting early where Brak used them for canon fodder. So, how astute is that Tom?
NEWT is the only one with the where with all and the guts to look Barrack Obama right in the eye and tell him that he is full of CRAP!
Coburn is “sincerely” against Newt, using the usual reasons.
It goes something like this:
” Newt thinks too much, does too much, requires too much of ohters, and we just can’t deal with performing our jobs like he performs his, doing all this stuff and having to do it on time. WHAHAA. “
I like Tom Coburn though I think he could learn a thing or two from Newt and Santorum about not kowtowing to the press. But I take him at his word when he says he thinks Romney is the best nominee. I’m not a big believer in shunning other conservatives because we disagree and here we definitely disagree.
I have never been able to figure out coburn. At times, he is spot on, over times I think he is naive and in way over his head. He seems to ignore the fact at times that the left has zero interest in compromise. On this, I am a little surprised since a lot of wise conservatives like Steve King, Demint and Rubio have chosen not to endorse.
I saw the Cantor thing today
I am supporting Newt; never Romneycare Mitt.
“I voted for Bush and felt he was too moderate, I voted for McCain and he is a moderate...this time I refuse to cave. NO MITT ROMNEY!”
Don’t be like that. Whatever the consequences of a Romney presidency, they are insignificant compared to those of the looming disaster of a second Obama term.
I’m no big fan of Romney’s candidacy. It’s remarkable that he has not been able to make the sale to Republican voters despite his having an overwhelming advantage in money, organization, executive experience, and support by the Republican party establishment. However, if Obama wins the 2012 election, we will witness the full fury of Obama unleashed, with grave consequences for our freedoms and prosperity. Having said that much, just try to imagine a second Obama presidency with the Bamster in control of both the House And the Senate.
Just like the others, Coburn needs to be gone! Vote them all out!
We must replace them all before we can start fixing our country.
Coburn supports a stealth socialist.
Santorum for the win. I wouldn’t mind a Santorum/Gingrich ticket or a Santorum/Bachmann ticket or Santorum/West ticket. As I said before Romney wins, I vote 3rd party. I still will support real conservatives and the real tea party base.
J.C. Watts and Fred Thompson were in Congress when Newt was too and they endorsed him. It’s certainly possible Coburn has a grudge based on Newt not letting him have a perk of some sort.
That’s true. But it is equally true that the House GOP revolted against Gingrich, and his “retirement” was due, in part, to the likelihood that they were going to replace him as Speaker.
And it is equally as plausible that Cobburn [and others] have as principled reasons for opposing him as Watts and Thompson do for supporting him.
Yes, they were going to replace him as Speaker. They were caving in to the media. He became radioactive simply because the Democrats and the media decided to smear him as a strategy, similarly as they did to Palin, or as Media Matters does to FOX News. If it was possible to file “ethics charges” against a president, they certainly would have done that to Bush.
It’s hard enough to get the country club Republicans now to understand that the media is their mortal enemy and not to be negotiated with or surrendered to. But most sure as heck didn’t understand it in the ‘90s. And even if they did, the alternative media (FOX/internet/talk radio) was just getting started, so Republicans figured they had no choice but to cave into the media rather than fight them unarmed.
You see Dole now claiming he lost in 1996 because the media and Democrats used Newt to smear the party in ads and so forth. Problem is he still blames the victim, Newt, and not the media or the Democrats. If Republicans constantly make sacrificial lambs out of their own in an effort to appease the media, they will lose. And it’s always the conservatives the media and Democrats target of course. What’s really going on in the GOP elites’ minds is that they believe a true conservative candidate will be attacked heavily by the media the way they always are, and they don’t want to fight for them if they can win easier with a RINO. So if we accept the GOP “old guard” strategy of appeasement then the party will continue becoming less conservative.
Today’s a very different environment with conservative media and the Tea Party grass roots activists. We are ready to fight the battle now and will certainly be motivated to do so if the candidate is as conservative as Newt.
lost a lot of resepct for my second favorite senator in DC