Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

WOW! Sen. Coburn lays it out: Sell your vote and we will publish it
Patriot Room ^ | 03/18/10 | Clyde Middleton

Posted on 03/18/2010 11:20:30 AM PDT by American Dream 246

SEN. TOM COBURN (R), OKLAHOMA: I want to send a couple of messages to my colleagues in the House.

If you voted no and you vote yes, and you lose your election, and you think any nomination to a federal position isn't going to be held in the Senate, I've got news for you. It's going to be held.

Number two is, if you get a deal, a parochial deal for you or your district, I've already instructed my staff and the staff of seven other senators that we will look at every appropriations bill, at every level, at every instance, and we will outline it by district, and we will associate that with the buying of your vote. So, if you think you can cut a deal now, and it not come out until after the election, I want to tell you that isn't going to happen. And be prepared to defend selling your vote in the House.

VIDEO AT LINK


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: 111th; coburn; deemocrats; democrats; donttreadonme; fascism; healthcare; obama; obamacare; socialisthealthcare; standdown
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-77 last
Comment #51 Removed by Moderator

To: American Dream 246

About time that crooks were called out to account, not that it will stop them from accepting bribes.

However, might set the stage for Impeachment on “HIGH CRIMES (Treason) and Misdemeanors” charges.

Hell, Obama, Reid, Pelosi and Holder all qualify on these charges. Time to bring them to the bar of justice and screw their Miranda rights. In fact, screw Carmen Miranda, Willy Miranda and the Democrats.

Jail to the Chief and all his merry marxists.


52 posted on 03/18/2010 12:09:27 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: American Dream 246

Hooray for the Okies! Pin their ears back, Senator!


53 posted on 03/18/2010 12:09:45 PM PDT by Temujinshordes
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TonyRo76

He’s my Senator. What he said, he means, and he will follow through.

To sum up what Dr Tom said: We will discover your corruption, publish it, and work to ensure that you do not profit from it.


54 posted on 03/18/2010 12:10:44 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if people follow. Otherwise, you just wandered off.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 51 | View Replies]

To: American Dream 246

I have a sneaking suspicion that this could have big ramifications over the few days. This may cause some dums to think otherwise.


55 posted on 03/18/2010 12:11:02 PM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: American Dream 246

Coburn is great. My favorite senator.


56 posted on 03/18/2010 12:11:09 PM PDT by kidd (Obama: The triumph of hope over evidence)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Army Air Corps
I want to know what he drinks so that I can buy a case and send it to him.

He keeps talking like this, and it comes across as his drink of choice is the blood of his enemies.

57 posted on 03/18/2010 12:12:07 PM PDT by kevkrom (Hey, IRS: can I simply "deem" my taxes paid instead of paying them?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: American Dream 246

Publish, then prosecute.


58 posted on 03/18/2010 12:12:46 PM PDT by mewzilla (No taxation without representation!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2Jedismom

BTTT


59 posted on 03/18/2010 12:23:29 PM PDT by E.G.C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: FightforFreedomCA

Joined the fanpage for him there a few minutes ago. Wished what he said was standard policy.


60 posted on 03/18/2010 12:23:41 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: American Dream 246

next we have to find all the goodies that have already been promised and kill those appropriations when GOP gets the majority


61 posted on 03/18/2010 12:32:09 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: American Dream 246

Sen. Colburn, I was naked applauding you when I heard this!! (Was listening to Rush in the shower when he announced it.)


62 posted on 03/18/2010 12:33:51 PM PDT by Yaelle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Yaelle
Sen. Colburn, I was naked applauding you when I heard this!!

Well, before you dress, head down to the Congressional showers and see if you can swing a few votes to our side.

63 posted on 03/18/2010 12:36:55 PM PDT by kevao
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 62 | View Replies]

To: American Dream 246
If you voted no and you vote yes

I think he should do this to anyone who "votes yes", regardless of how they voted in the past.

Other than that minor nitpick, a great statement. About time somebody stands up for us.

WTG Senator!

64 posted on 03/18/2010 1:01:25 PM PDT by walsh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #65 Removed by Moderator

To: annieokie

As a Southern redneck myself, I agree!


66 posted on 03/18/2010 1:19:08 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: TonyRo76
His exact words..just for the FR record here: SEN. TOM COBURN (R), OKLAHOMA: I want to send a couple of messages to my colleagues in the House. "If you voted no and you vote yes, and you lose your election, and you think any nomination to a federal position isn't going to be held in the Senate, I've got news for you. It's going to be held." "Number two is, if you get a deal, a parochial deal for you or your district, I've already instructed my staff and the staff of seven other senators that we will look at every appropriations bill, at every level, at every instance, and we will outline it by district, and we will associate that with the buying of your vote. So, if you think you can cut a deal now, and it not come out until after the election, I want to tell you that isn't going to happen. And be prepared to defend selling your vote in the House."
67 posted on 03/18/2010 1:25:36 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 65 | View Replies]

To: American Dream 246

At breakfast with a co-worker I put forth a suggestion: our Congressmen should pool their staffers and set up a rotating duty for some of them: Official Maintainers of The Cut List(tm). Sen. Bunning should NEVER have been hung out to dry when he insisted on pay-go. There should have been legions of allies with The List in hand. “how to pay for it?” “Cut THIS...or THIS” we should never want for a long list of things to cut from the budget, and WHO had those wasteful projects in their district.


68 posted on 03/18/2010 1:26:28 PM PDT by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Windcatcher

bttt


69 posted on 03/18/2010 2:11:03 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 68 | View Replies]

To: All

I just called his office and said thanks, that we are working like hell to do our part, glad to see the Republican Senators up there fighting as well.

Watch the vid so Senator Coburn knows you support what he’s doing.

His local office number is:

918-581-7651


70 posted on 03/18/2010 3:48:58 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Donate to keep ads running against Obamacare & Rat congresscritters http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

I also was very impressed with what Sen. Coburn and the other Senate Republicans came out with a few days ago. They are going full body-parts to the wall on this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljg_pQi35cg


71 posted on 03/18/2010 3:51:51 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Donate to keep ads running against Obamacare & Rat congresscritters http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 4everontheRight

Thank you! I hope you’ll consider passing this one on as well —

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljg_pQi35cg


72 posted on 03/18/2010 3:53:05 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Donate to keep ads running against Obamacare & Rat congresscritters http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Argus
This means war.

The left declared war when they decided to suborn the will of the people and try to ram this garbage down our throats.

Looks like the good guys might finally be mounting an offensive.

We've been playing defense too long.

73 posted on 03/18/2010 3:53:14 PM PDT by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: savedbygrace

He also said he will put a hold on post-retirement appointments given to buy yes votes. Such as for Bart Gordon, who was just promised appointment as NASA Administrator for his yes vote (peeling off from the Stupak group, BTW) and the other TN Senator who was just promised the Ambassadorship to NATO for his yes vote.


74 posted on 03/18/2010 3:56:31 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Donate to keep ads running against Obamacare & Rat congresscritters http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 54 | View Replies]

To: American Dream 246

Coburn is willing to take on both parties for deeply held beliefs. Sometimes he ruffles feathers in the GOP but definitely a leader not a follower.


75 posted on 03/18/2010 3:59:51 PM PDT by egannacht (Inalienable rights granted by...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fightinJAG

Yes, that falls under the category of “work to ensure that you do not profit from it”.


76 posted on 03/18/2010 5:06:37 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if people follow. Otherwise, you just wandered off.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 74 | View Replies]

To: Liberty Valance

bttt


77 posted on 03/18/2010 7:11:29 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-77 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson