Skip to comments.Okla. Sen. Coburn to retire after current session
Posted on 01/16/2014 8:09:12 PM PST by Olog-hai
U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn will finish out the current congressional session and then resign from his seat nearly two years before his term is scheduled to end, he said in a statement released late Thursday. [ ]
Coburn, a physician from Muskogee, recently was diagnosed with a recurrence of prostate cancer, but said his decision was not about his health.
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Start looking for a solid conservative replacement NOW.
“Start looking for a solid conservative replacement NOW.”
Yes, before Rove swoops in to nominate another RINO.
I would imagine the tragic death of his son, combined with the recurrence of his prostate cancer put his priorities in a new, differ ent and sharper perspective.
The old timers from both parties appear to have become sickened by the corrupt, America-hating Congress that we have now.
Are you referring to Senator Inhofe, whose son died Nov. 10, 2013 in a plane crash?
I liked the guy. A lot. Until he went wobbly on me.
Exactly. You know the RINOs are already circling.
Godspeed to Senator Tom Coburn as he transitions into the next chapter of his life. He has cared for his patients, delivered thousands of babies, and fought the good fight for conservatives. Time to take care of himself.
I am sure Trump would accept the spot if he doesn’t have to go through a primary. He wants annointed.
I have a sneaking suspicion that Oklahomans would not take too kindly to a carpetbagger from New Yawk City.
“I liked the guy. A lot. Until he went wobbly on me.”
There is nothing wrong with Tom Coburn’s conservative credentials. The problem many here on FR don’t understand is that Tom Coburn is a (balanced) conservative statesman. He is a fiscal watchdog without being a Tea Party ideologue. There is NOTHING “wobbly” about that. We need more “statesmen” in both houses of congress.
I haven’t always agreed(did not understand) with Tom’s positions...but I trust him, and know he has a good reason for them.
I get so tired of extremists here on FR belittling good “balanced conservatives” serving in congress.
J.C. Watt comes readily to mind.
“Start looking for a solid conservative replacement NOW.”
Oklahoma has abundant “solid conservatives” both old and young.
Who can blame Coburn? Washington is broken beyond repair. He recommended $250 BILLION in easy cuts the GOP should get behind...and instead they spend $1.1 TRILLION on a 1,500-page bill they didn’t read, while screwing vets and rewarding illegals. What’s the point of staying?
“J.C. Watt comes readily to mind.”
Julius Caesar Watts is through with politics.
From the article: His resignation is certain to draw the interest of a deep bench of ambitious Republicans in Oklahoma. State law requires the governor to call a special election in the case of a vacancy.
Jim Bridenstine: You Okies gotta do two things ... get him in the Senate (he's another Ted Cruz) ... and find another on like him to fill the Oklahoma First Congressional seat!
You owe it to yourselves and your country!
Cutting veterans benefits, amnesty, fixing instead of repealing ObamaCare, spending like drunken Democrats, war against the TEA Party...
Can someone tell me what the point of the Republican Party is?
Besides the few conservative candidates what is the point for voting for the Republican Party?
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Maybe you’re on the wrong website.
what in the world is that?
Yes,yes,yes! Sorry, a senior moment.
Thank you for saying that. A lot of us feel the same way.
How are you doing, Taxman? ltns!
Doing just fine, TYVM.
You have FReepMail.
A conservative that knows how to get elected and accomplish all that can be accomplished under the circumstances. Ronald Reagan comes to mind.
Too many of the Kamikaze Conservatives on this forum only know how to rant and rave, have their sacred litmus tests, and don't understand that compromise is the winning art of politics. They would rather be "right" and inflexible and say home rather than vote for a less than perfect Republican. They are the sort that helped elect Obama.
Barry Goldwater certainly sounded good, but what did he accomplish. Name just one thing.
The GOP is the first line of defense for the Commie Rats.
Goldwater wasn’t a conservative.
So tell us what the RINOs have achieved of late, except push the country further left?
About as much as Paul Ryan has accomplished. Zip nada. The lesser of evils begats more evil. No sale.
“Balanced conservative” now?
Run that by the Founding Fathers and see what we get. They will probably quote James 1:8 in response.
You can’t fix stupid.
I used to see J.C. Watt and Steve Largent walking/talking together in the tunnels between the House side of the Hill and the Capitol Building in the few short years they were in Congress. They were elected in the ‘94 Republican sweep of the House, and, IMHO, were fine Representatives of We the People.
IIRC, both were pushed out by the GOPe Old Bulls after a couple of terms. Again, IIRC, they were TEA Partiers before there was a TEA Party!
GOPe Old Bulls couldn’t have that you know, so out they went.
Who are the other 'balanced conservatives' that the 'lot' of you Freepers are so proud of?
Paul Ryan? Jeb Bush? McCain? McConnell? Collins? Do tell, show us the error of our ways.
That's how it's done.
Maybe youre on the wrong website.
BS. Maybe you’re drunk.
Well said. You are correct.
I would think Coburn’s chosen his own replacement.. if that’s possible with his election laws.
In other words, they help pass leftist legislation
In America we practice representative government. Dynasties and ruling class elites don’t do that. I believe the approval rating of Congress is still in the single digits.
Some FReepers are already getting their daily email from Karl and Jeb, and I wouldn't doubt that some make a profit from the rot in DC.
Too many of the Kamikaze Conservatives on this forum only know how to rant and rave, have their sacred litmus tests, and don’t understand that compromise is the winning art of politics. They would rather be “right” and inflexible and say home rather than vote for a less than perfect Republican.
They are the sort that helped elect Obama.
You hit it straight on the nailhead.
It’s official, Coburn is resigning but not anytime soon.
OK law allows the special election to take place before the resignation will go into effect, correct? Just like in 1994
Coburn, an ob-gyn, came to Washington with good motives like fiscal responsibility and protecting the sanctity of life, but times have changed.
I was disappointed when he disagreed with Ted Cruz’s stand several months ago, saying we needed to make the mandatory health insurance marketplace more “market friendly” (Romneycare).
I wish him well perhaps he just doesn’t want to be around when budget deals will get worse than the Murray-Ryan one last month because the creditors of the United States will demand it.
Cuts for programs all over the place and new taxes on everyone and everything......
Balanced Conservative is code for “Liberal”
When Coburn supported Amnesty Liberal John McCain early in 2008 primary season, I knew Coburn was a bought and paid for mule
Conservatives want leaders and leadership...not someone who works with Liberals like Coburn did these past few yrs
> “Barry Goldwater certainly sounded good, but what did he accomplish. Name just one thing.”
He set the stage for a fellow conservative named Ronald Wilson Reagan.
Did Reagan compromise with the Air Traffic Controllers union or Soviet Union? Reagan did not like RINOs and would frequently rail against GOP mainstream.
Don’t use Reagan to defend Coburn and RINOs.
Coburn is a semi-RINO. At least he is calling for a convention of the States which is a good thing.
Only if he recommends his replacement first.
He is the best rep I have ever had. And I’m old, so I’ve had a lot of reps.