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Battling cancer again, Sen. Tom Coburn may cut short his term
Politico ^ | 01/09/2014 | Manu Raju

Posted on 01/09/2014 7:23:08 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Sen. Tom Coburn doesn’t seem like a typical cancer patient.

The Oklahoma Republican often arrives in his office two hours before his aides, sometimes as early as 4 a.m. He attends virtually all of his committee hearings. And in the evenings, he either dines with his senator buddies at Capitol Hill establishments or attends his weekly meetings of Christians, conservatives and others at his well-known C Street house.

But for the past several months, the 65-year-old Coburn has privately been undergoing intensive treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer, a battle that could end up cutting short his second Senate term, which is scheduled to expire in January 2017.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: cancer; oklahoma; senate; tomcoburn

1 posted on 01/09/2014 7:23:08 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Good luck to you, Tom, fighting cancer. This should be your number one priority. Perhaps it’s time to retire and beat this disease.


2 posted on 01/09/2014 7:28:59 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Prayers for Sen Coburn.


3 posted on 01/09/2014 7:30:16 AM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Recurring prostate cancer....

Been there, doing that, and prayers for his recovery.

If he retires I’m sure OK has some solid replacements.


4 posted on 01/09/2014 7:32:27 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The best to he and his family. Would be a huge loss.


5 posted on 01/09/2014 7:39:11 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

Prayers for his recovery.

Having said that.. I hope he does cut short his term and we can get someone more Conservative in.

His last 4 years have been a trainwreck.

I am ready for a new Senator.


6 posted on 01/09/2014 7:41:50 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
His last 4 years have been a trainwreck.

It goes back a lot farther than 4 years. I heard him interviewed once a couple of years ago. He ranted and raved about how we "had to get spending, debt and deficits under control or we risk the collapse of our economy". Then, in the very next breath, he went on to plead that we "must save Socialist (in)Security and Medicare". (two of the biggest drivers of spending, debt and deficits)

7 posted on 01/09/2014 7:49:14 AM PST by Thermalseeker (If ignorance is bliss how come there aren't more happy people?)
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To: Thermalseeker

I agree with you.

I’ll rephrase. I have just been paying more attention to him the past 4 or 5 years.

He’s voted for big money bailouts, for gun control, for amnesty.. and on and on and on.. I’ve called his office many a times and chewed them up and down...

In addition to that he voted FOR Janet Yellen for Fed Chair.

The sooner this guy is out the better off we’ll be.


8 posted on 01/09/2014 7:52:48 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: SeekAndFind

BYE BYE Sen Coburn, You NOW have the Washington DC STENCH ALL OVER YOU! Go back to OK and WASH IT OFF and be CLEAN!


9 posted on 01/09/2014 8:00:01 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

LOL. When he originally ran he was painted by the Democrat establishment media as a far Right Conservative LUNATIC! Check it out. It just goes to show you what too much time in DC does.

Term Limits NOW!!!!

2 Five year terms for Senate
5 Two year terms in Congress

PLUS: NO DC or DC Lobby job for 5 years when your terms are over.

This would HELP wipe out the STENCH and distrust of DC.


10 posted on 01/09/2014 8:13:29 AM PST by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: LeonardFMason

bttt


11 posted on 01/09/2014 8:15:50 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Tom’s biggest mistake, IMO, was not vetting Obama when both were on the Senate Judiciary in 2008. Instead, the committee focused on John McCain. If Tom is terminal, I hope he will acknowledge that and expose Obama.


12 posted on 01/09/2014 8:46:23 AM PST by charlie72
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To: RIghtwardHo
He's a good man so it'd be a loss to humanity if he passes, but Ok could get a more conservative senator.
13 posted on 01/09/2014 8:55:07 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Totally agree. Ok can do better. But I wonder, does the gov appoint? If so, look out.


14 posted on 01/09/2014 8:57:06 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: LeonardFMason

Plus, No Retirement Benefit. Having to earn retirement benefits outside of gov’t office will encourage them to get in & get out again.


15 posted on 01/09/2014 8:57:20 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: demshateGod

No, Thank goodness she would not appoint. Position would be filled by a special election.

Now.. just like in NJ there is a possibility there could be a gap in between when he retires and when the election is held.

She could appoint an interim to serve during that time.


16 posted on 01/09/2014 8:59:49 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I agree with YOU! He WAS conservative, then started wavering. He trashed Ted Cruz, et al and has begun the McCain/Graham line dance. It is sickening to watch! This proves that good intentions can go very wrong when you stay in DC too long. He said he believed in term limits, then he jumped from one (House) to the other (Senate). Sorry, but that is a dirty trick! I do like his research that he does on government waste, but it never goes anywhere. He doesn’t follow through with proposed legislation to curb it. A waste of time if you are NOT going to act on it.


17 posted on 01/09/2014 9:01:50 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: kitkat

He was originally quite a conservative, seemed to be another Helms, then he joined the McC faction and was never again reliable politically.


18 posted on 01/09/2014 5:54:40 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014 cheer: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: SeekAndFind; Armen Hareyan; B4Ranch; bayareablues; BykrBayb; cajungirl; cookcounty; dadfly; ...
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19 posted on 01/09/2014 8:36:56 PM PST by Tired of Taxes
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To: SeekAndFind

Good luck, Senator, and may God be with you.


20 posted on 01/09/2014 8:58:09 PM PST by Tired of Taxes
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To: SeekAndFind

Is his insurance cancelled due to the Obamacare he helped inflict on Americans? Will he get the same medical care as his constituents that he stabbed in the back?


21 posted on 01/09/2014 9:49:42 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: LeonardFMason

I remember when he won (and it was a real low point for Dems); I believe he had said abortion was murder and any involved should get the death penalty, and he still won.

In the early 2000s the Dems looked at their playbook and had to concede it was a total failure; to their credit they revamped it brilliantly.


22 posted on 01/10/2014 4:18:09 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SeekAndFind

May God Bless and Heal you Dr. Coburn. You are a good man and I am proud you are my Senator. You will continue to be in my prayers.

I am sad, however, to be posting this on a news gathering and discussion board whose population includes some who cannot pass an opportunity to spout vitriol and smear any person not perfect as they seem to consider themselves as being even when compassion and empathy are called for in a civil society.

As I know you personally read and answer virtually all of your constituent’s messages to you, I will repeat my first paragraph at your Senate site.


23 posted on 01/10/2014 11:21:52 AM PST by YankeeinOkieville (Obamanation [oh-bom-uh-nay-shuhn] n. -- ignorance and arrogance in the highest offices)
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To: YankeeinOkieville

It’s not that we never liked or trusted Senator Coburn, YankeeinOkieville, it’s tht he turned against us when he joined with McC & Lindsey so many times.


24 posted on 01/11/2014 8:50:51 AM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014 cheer: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

Good idea, take a powder and get healthy buddy. Maybe the Governor will appoint a conservative to replace you, that would be swell.


25 posted on 01/12/2014 9:01:03 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

bump


26 posted on 01/12/2014 9:08:45 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Impy; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; Theodore R.; BillyBoy

Here's a potential appointee if Coburn steps down early... OK House Speaker T.W. Shannon. It would make more leftist heads explode.

27 posted on 01/12/2014 9:24:51 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; Theodore R.; BillyBoy

Speaker Shannon would be the obvious choice (a young, accomplished, popular conservative who would be unbeatable in the special election), and, as you said, he would make liberals’ heads explode (twice over, actually, since Shannon not only is African-American, he’s also a Native American (a registered member if the Chickasaw Nation)).


28 posted on 01/13/2014 1:59:32 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what ma kes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj
I like that idea.


29 posted on 01/13/2014 5:06:28 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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