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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
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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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