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  • MSNBC Gives Tom Coburn Some Love for His Defense of Nancy Pelosi - Video

    04/16/2010 8:32:54 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies · 341+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 16, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of GOP Sen. Tom Coburn getting some love from MSNBC for his recent defense of Nancy Pelosi as a "good person," and for his attack on Fox News. On MSNBC's "Morning Joe," they led into an interview with Coburn by playing audio of his remarks in which he defended Pelosi and warned the audience not to be biased by "Fox News." Joe Scarborough then praised Coburn, agreeing with him that Pelosi is a "good woman," and was followed by Donny Deutsch who told Coburn he "just gave Republicans the playbook" of how to go after Democrats. First,...
  • Bill O'Reilly Talks to Tom Coburn About His Attacks On Fox News - Video

    04/13/2010 7:27:02 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 23 replies · 1,180+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 13, 2010 | Michael
    Bill O'Reilly talks to Republican Sen. Tom Coburn about his criticism of Fox News during a town hall meeting. At the town hall Coburn said, "Don't catch yourself being biased by Fox News that somebody's no good." He made the statement while he was defending Nancy Pelosi as "a good person." O'Reilly told Coburn that he, "Used Fox News as a whipping boy when we didn't qualify there."
  • Inhofe to Tom Coburn: Actually, Pelosi’s not a “nice lady”

    04/11/2010 10:14:35 AM PDT · by pissant · 86 replies · 2,047+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 4/10/10 | Allahpundit
    It’s a sad commentary on our politics that he can’t show civility to a leader of a movement that routinely calls people like you and me teabagging racists. “There’s nothing nice about Nancy,” Inhofe said during an interview on KFAQ radio in Oklahoma this morning. “She disagrees with everything we believe.”… “She is nice – how many of you all have met her? She’s a nice person,” Coburn said. “Just because somebody disagrees with you don’t mean they’re not a good person.” Inhofe had a slightly different take. “She is a powerful person,” he said. “People wonder how she can...
  • Coburn bashes Fox, praises Pelosi

    04/10/2010 3:51:03 AM PDT · by Scanian · 55 replies · 1,590+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 09, 2010 | Greg Halvorson
    Perhaps it's the political zeitgeist these days, but statements made by Tom Coburn (R-OK) at a recent townhall are puzzling. Coburn, speaking before constituents, one of whom expressed concern over jail should she reject ObamaCare, turned into a mouthpiece of fawning progressivism. Coburn is conservative. According to his web-site: Dr. Coburn's priorities in the Senate include reducing wasteful spending, protecting your liberty, balancing the budget, improving health care access and affordability, protecting the sanctity of all human life - including the unborn - and representing traditional Oklahoma values. Seems clear. Not so clear, however, are his defense of Pelosi and...
  • Pro-Life Democrats Who Switched Vote for Health Bill Request Billions in Earmarks

    03/30/2010 3:09:37 AM PDT · by Son House · 19 replies · 1,755+ views
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | March 29, 2010 | FOXNEWS.com
    Since the health care reform push hit its final stretch, numerous sweeteners for lawmakers' districts and states have been found inside the package. Earmark requests are made outside of the health care bill, making them a bit more difficult to link to any vote-trading. But it is precisely that kind of tricky-to-catch deal-making that Republican Sen. Tom Coburn said he and other GOP senators would be monitoring for months to come. "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," Coburn...
  • Patty Murray (D-WA) Votes To Allow Convicted Sex Offenders To Receive Taxpayer-Funded Viagra

    03/25/2010 8:21:26 AM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies · 1,392+ views
    Patty Murray Votes To Allow Convicted Sex Offenders To Receive Taxpayer-Funded Viagra   Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 09:03 PM Highlighting her left-wing agenda and the extreme lengths to which Democrats are going to preserve their massive government-run health care bill, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) voted today to block an amendment that would have prohibited health care plans administered by the federal government from covering erectile dysfunction drugs for individuals convicted of child molestation, rape, or other forms of sexual assault.The amendment, which was offered by U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), was defeated by Murray and her Democrat Senate...
  • Coburn Takes Out the Guns: GOP Plans Series of Gun Amendments

    02/05/2010 9:17:08 AM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,328+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News Feb 5, 2010 Can't Get a Gun Here? No problem: Florida Will Issue Permit, and Local Police Must Honor It. Phila. Authorities Are Irate Imagine having your driver's license revoked in Pennsylvania but then being able to get one in Florida - through the mail - that must then be honored here. Now imagine it happens with guns. Because it does. Pennsylvania residents who are denied a license to carry a concealed weapon, or have theirs revoked, have found a loophole that allows them to get a license from another state that must be honored here. ...read...
  • Murtha-tied Company Wins Sole-Source Vaccine Contract

    01/04/2010 11:20:48 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 10 replies · 526+ views
    Weekly Standard Blog ^ | 1-4-2010 | Michael Goldfarb
    Murtha-tied Company Wins Sole-Source Vaccine Contract Michael Goldfarb January 4, 2010 Several months ago we warned that Tara O'Toole who recently became Under Secretary for the Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security would reward her friends resulting in millions of dollars in gifts to John Murtha cronies who supported her nomination. And it now appears the Murtha/O'Toole favor factory has begun production. In February 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a request for proposal (RFP) for a second-generation Anthrax vaccine. This RFP was issued to be a re-procurement for a contract that...
  • Congress says it’s Constitutional. Do you agree?

    01/04/2010 5:50:32 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 22 replies · 1,048+ views
    Liberty Maven ^ | December 29th | Mike Miller
    The Enumerated Powers Act (EPA) requires that every bill must specify its source of Constitutional authority. This would prove very embarrassing to Congress, because there is no Constitutional authority for most of what they pass.
  • Voting Against Government-Run Health Care

    12/24/2009 1:56:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 840+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 24, 2009 | Sen. Tom Coburn
    This vote is indeed historic. This Congress will be remembered for its arrogance, corruption and stupidity. In the year of 2009, a Congress ignored the coming economic storm and impending bankruptcy of our entitlement programs and embarked on an ideological crusade to bring our nation as close to single-payer, government-run health care as possible. If this bill becomes law, future generations will rue this day and I will do everything in my power to work toward its repeal. This bill will ration care, cut Medicare, increase premiums, fund abortion and bury our children in debt. This process was not compromise....
  • Voting Against Government-Run Health Care

    12/24/2009 3:05:53 PM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 3 replies · 479+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 24, 2009 | Senator Tom Coburn
    This vote is indeed historic. This Congress will be remembered for its arrogance, corruption and stupidity. In the year of 2009, a Congress ignored the coming economic storm and impending bankruptcy of our entitlement programs and embarked on an ideological crusade to bring our nation as close to single-payer, government-run health care as possible. If this bill becomes law, future generations will rue this day and I will do everything in my power to work toward its repeal. This bill will ration care, cut Medicare, increase premiums, fund abortion and bury our children in debt. This process was not compromise....
  • Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn suggests Americans pray against Democratic health care vote

    12/21/2009 8:07:09 PM PST · by RGirard · 33 replies · 1,012+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Dec. 21, 2009 | Réne Girard
    On December 20, 2009 Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma said before Congress: "What the American people ought to pray is that somebody can't make the vote tonight. That's what they ought to pray. So that we can ... get the middle of America and the middle of the Senate a bill that can run through this country and actually do what we say we all want to do." Although no particular individual was named, it was an attempt to express disapproval for the overwhelmingly Democrat-supported H.R. 3590 Health Care Bill our Government wants to push through Congress before Christmas....
  • Sanders withdraws single-payer healthcare bill amendment

    12/16/2009 1:45:30 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 49 replies · 1,477+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/09 02:55 PM ET | By Jordan Fabian
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday withdrew his single-payer healthcare amendment after Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) initiated a procedural maneuver to shipwreck the measure. Coburn earlier in the day forced the Senate clerk to read aloud Sanders’s 767-page amendment to the Senate healthcare bill in an effort to halt the healthcare debate.
  • Senate Amendment Lottery: Guess the Time that the Senate Clerk Finishes Reading Sanders Amendment

    12/16/2009 11:06:31 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies · 541+ views
    Self | December 16, 2009 | PJ-Comix
    Here is a FUn contest. Guess the time that the Senate clerk finishes reading Bernie Sanders' entire 767 page single payer amendment to the health care bill. Whoever guesses closest to the actual time of completion wins. My own guess is 2:35 A.M. tomorrow morning. What are your guesses as to the time of completion?
  • 10 Amazingly Wasteful Stimulus Projects

    12/01/2009 9:34:31 AM PST · by FromLori · 12 replies · 1,002+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 12/1/09 | Bianca Male
    How would you spend $787 billion in government money? Probably not like this. Unfortunately, the details of the stimulus package had many states' hands tied - their funds had to be allotted to certain types of projects, or they wouldn't get any of it. On those terms, these states did what any of us would do: they took the money and ran with it. Yes, any form of stimulus spending helps by creating jobs and injecting money into the economy... but some of these are pretty ridiculous. Senator Tom Coburn outlined the worst offenders in his report, "100 Stimulus Projects:...
  • Tom Coburn: “Health Care Reform is malpractice!” (video)

    11/23/2009 4:44:15 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 5 replies · 402+ views
    DarkSkiesBlog.com ^ | 11/23/2009
    We received this embed by email this morning. Coburn nails it… Video Link
  • The Republican Party Wonders Why?

    11/22/2009 7:08:56 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies · 2,267+ views
    Germantown (WI) Now ^ | 11/21/2009 | Al Campbell
    The Republican party wonders why conservatives are so disappointed with it?Another glowing example of the problems confronting the Republican party occurred yesterday.  The Senate Republicans had the opportunity to force a full reading of the Senate's proposed health care bill so that every bit of the 2,200 pages would be made public by the reading, and so the people could become much better informed about its contents before it is passed...if it is passed.  It had the opportunity to really hold the Democrats' feet to the fire over this abominable excuse for legislation that is being crammed down the throats...
  • Msg from Senator Coburn - Senate regularly passes major legislation without even voting on it.

    11/22/2009 5:46:17 AM PST · by Man50D · 20 replies · 1,211+ views
    Resistnet.com ^ | November 22, 2009
    got this in an email....representative gooberment my butt....this is just more ammo for the We The People vs. Congress law suit.... The United States Senate regularly passes major legislation without even voting on it. That disturbing fact caught my attention when I first arrived in the Senate, and frankly, it still bothers me. The legislative process as it taught in eight grade civics class is logical, consistent, and most of all, transparent. The legislative process as it is practiced in the Senate today is nothing like that ideal. Every week, the Senate routinely passes legislation that is never voted on,...
  • Coburn threatening to have Healthcare bill read on the Senate floor

    11/09/2009 2:35:54 PM PST · by YoungGunConservativeRadio · 39 replies · 1,936+ views
    Young Gun Conservative ^ | Rudolph Carrera
    Good for Tom Coburn, but this should go for ANY bill, no matter what size. These monster bills that nobody reads in their entirety have to go. Cross-posted at RudyCarrera.com.
  • What I Learned From the 'Mob' (Coburn on ObamaCare)

    09/01/2009 7:47:00 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 6 replies · 900+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 2, 2009 | Tom Coburn, M.D.
    I spoke with thousands of voters at town-hall meetings this summer. What I gathered from them is that it's not just the proposed overhaul of health care that has them upset. Many also expressed a sense of betrayal. In spite of their hope for change, it still appears that the government in Washington is run for its own benefit and the benefit of special interests—not for the benefit of the American people. The folks I met with also don't trust politicians in Washington to address mounting long-term challenges to our economy. It's not just the attendees of town-halls meetings in...
  • VIDEO: Sen. Coburn: Health Care Reform Violates Hippocratic Oath

    08/25/2009 10:42:17 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 18 replies · 865+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 25, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma): "What I think is in front of us is violating the first oath of medicine, which is the first thing is to do no harm and that's not to deny a recognition that we have significant problems in terms of competitiveness and cost in our country."
  • Sen. Tom Coburn Says "There is No Legitimate Role for Government" in End of Life Decisions - Video

    08/16/2009 2:10:23 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 528+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 16, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of GOP Sen. Tom Coburn saying on Meet the Press today that "there is no legitimate role for Government" in end-of-life decision making for people. Coburn, a still practicing Medical Doctor, said the personal wishes of people about "end of life" situations are often disregarded because of the frivolous lawsuits doctors face. Often family members will demand of doctors to put family on life support, etc., and doctors often comply out of fear of lawsuits. Coburn believes those are the kinds of issues that need to be focused on. Coburn said Republicans want "change" in the Health...
  • Tom Coburn: Ten Questions Politicians Won’t Answer - Evasive politicians, not concerned citizens...

    08/10/2009 7:40:37 AM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 2,948+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 10, 2009 | Tom Coburn
    August 10, 2009, 4:00 a.m. Ten Questions Politicians Won’t AnswerEvasive politicians, not concerned citizens, are dividing America over health-care reform. By Tom Coburn The past week’s debate about health care has shown that in Washington the only things more stubborn than facts are politicians who evade them. In spite of a torrent of independent analyses showing that the so-called health-care “reform” bills moving through Congress will dramatically increase the deficit and cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance, the politicians leading the effort have steadfastly refused to consider that their ideas and policies, rather than the character...
  • Ohio Senator: GOP "Taken Over by Southerners"

    07/30/2009 4:06:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 81 replies · 1,622+ views
    CBS News ^ | July 28, 2009 | Prerana Swami
    Ohio Senator George Voinovich says that the GOP is "being taken over by southerners," the Columbus Dispatch reports. In an interview with with the paper, Voinovich said shrinking demographics and southern senators are alienating his conservative constituents. He cites Republican Senators Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn as the GOP's biggest problem. "We got too many Jim DeMints (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburns (R-Ok.). It's the southerners. They get on TV and go 'errrr, errrrr.' People hear them and say, 'These people, they're southerners. The party's being taken over by southerners. What they hell they got to do with Ohio?'," Voinovich said....
  • Armadillos, Marshmallows and American Liberty

    07/24/2009 9:43:38 AM PDT · by OkeyDokeyOkie · 272+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | July 24, 2009 | Jim Myers
    WASHINGTON – Armadillos, marshmallows and American liberty. U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn managed to connect those three in a speech Thursday on the Senate floor to explain how he traps armadillos that visit his yard in Muskogee and what Americans could learn from their fate. "They'll ruin a good yard 'cause they like grub worms,'' the Oklahoma Republican said in remarks on federal spending that could be described as vintage Coburn. "So all you have to do is to lay a few marshmallows out and then put a marshmallow or two in the trap cage. You'll catch those suckers.'' According to...
  • Sen. Tom Coburn Agrees that Government Health Care Will "Kill More Than It Saves" - Audio 7/16/09

    07/16/2009 8:05:17 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 263+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 16, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is audio of Sen. Tom Coburn - himself a medical doctor - saying that one million more Americans are alive today than would be the case if America had a Government-run Health Care System like Canada during the last ten years. On The Washington Times, "America's Morning News," Coburn was asked, "Will government-run health care in the United States end up killing more people than it saves?" To that, Coburn answered, "Absolutely." . . . . (Watch Video)
  • AUDIO: Coburn: Gov't Health Care Will "Absolutely" Kill More Than It Saves

    07/16/2009 5:16:02 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 17 replies · 391+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | july 16, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) said Obama's government run health care system will "absolutely" kill more people than it will save. He made the comments on The Washington Times' "America's Morning News."
  • Ensign's parents gave mistress's family $96,000

    07/09/2009 2:00:51 PM PDT · by freespirited · 31 replies · 1,604+ views
    The Hill ^ | 07/09/09 | Reid Wilson
    Sen. John Ensign's (R-Nev.) parents gave the family of the woman with whom he had an affair gifts totaling $96,000 after they learned of their son's affair, an attorney for the Nevada senator said Thursday. Ensign's parents gave the gifts to Doug and Cindy Hampton and two of their children, in the form of a single check. The gifts were limited to $12,000 per person at most, in order to avoid taxes on gifts, given by each of Ensign's parents. After the senator told his parents about the affair, his parents decided to make the gifts out of concern for...
  • Coburn's STD Lecture to Congressional Interns Put On Hold Due to Pizza Dispute

    06/08/2009 12:21:00 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 17 replies · 971+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Monday, June 08, 2009
    Capitol Hill interns might miss out this summer on a famed lecture from Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn on the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases -- all because of a dispute over who will pay for pizza. The Senate Ethics Committee is requiring that Coburn, a Republican, buy the pizza for the 150 to 300 interns -- rather than have outside groups that have previously helped sponsor the event foot the bill
  • Sen. Coburn Wants to Completely Ban Tobacco

    06/05/2009 12:28:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 188 replies · 5,350+ views
    Newsmax ^ | June 5, 2009 | Jim Meyers
    Sen. Tom Coburn, who is also a medical doctor, is calling for an outright ban on the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products. "What we should be doing is banning tobacco," the Oklahoma Republican declared on the Senate floor during a debate on a tobacco regulation bill. "Nobody up here has the courage to do that. It is a big business. There are millions of Americans who are addicted to nicotine." The battle against tobacco use has been ongoing. Earlier this year Congress passed legislation that included an increase in the federal tax on cigarettes of more than 60...
  • Hypocrisy as Usual in the U.S. Senate

    06/02/2009 12:22:13 PM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 1 replies · 274+ views
    NetRight Nation ^ | June 2, 2009 | Adam Bitely
    Earlier today, the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions fell short on passing an amendment offered by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) that would have placed medical marijuana under the same restrictions that the Senate is attempting to place on tobacco through the FDA. In a release from Americans for Limited Government, President Bill Wilson said the following: “This vote proves out and out that Senate Democrats are not concerned about health at all. Both tobacco and marijuana are weeds, both are smoked, both are carcinogenic, and yet the Senate Committee on Health has seen fit to...
  • Coburn Amendment

    05/13/2009 11:02:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 970+ views
    The Library of Congress ^ | May 12, 2009 | NA
    Text I copied from Thomas.loc.gov on the Coburn Amendment listed as S5383-5384. They only give you a temporary URL at Thomas for the text. TEXT OF AMENDMENT AS SUBMITTED: CR S5383-5384 Here's S5383. I guess CR means Congressional Record. SA 1068. Mr. COBURN proposed an amendment to the bill H.R. 627, to amend the Truth in Lending Act to establish fair and transparent practices relating to the extension of credit under an open end consumer credit plan, and for other purposes; as follows: At the appropriate place in the bill, insert the following: SEC. __. PROTECTING AMERICANS FROM VIOLENT CRIME....
  • National Park Gun Law Provided To Keep Liberals Out Of Parks

    05/24/2009 4:36:22 PM PDT · by writer33 · 24 replies · 868+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 05/24/09 | Chris Davis
    Washington—In what could only be defined as the first real legislation designed to keep liberals out of National Parks, Republicans have brought a victory for the National Rifle Association and its proponents. The amendment, added to the Credit Card Holders Bill of Rights, was signed by President Obama, and deviously added by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-OK. The move to add the amendment was described by Coburn “as a typical Democrat tactic used against them.” Coburn also said that the amendment was provided “to protect conservatives’ hygiene from funky liberals.”
  • Re-establishing two fundamental rights

    05/22/2009 10:10:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 798+ views
    NewsOK.com ^ | May 22, 2009 | SEN. TOM COBURN AND REP. DAN BOREN
    POINT OF VIEW Guns in national parks In 1999, a woman and two teenagers visiting Yosemite National Park were brutally murdered at gunpoint. That same year, park ranger Steve Makuakane-Jarrell, a father of three, was shot to death in Hawaii’s Honokohau-National Historical Park. These are just two of the many tragic crimes that have claimed the lives of innocent national park visitors since the possession of loaded weapons was banned in the national parks. How have law-abiding Americans been stripped of their Second Amendment right to bear arms and left unable to protect themselves and their families in national parks...
  • I'm Proud to Be an Okie from Muskogee

    02/06/2009 9:58:05 PM PST · by jenk · 20 replies · 1,093+ views
    my head | now | me
    I'm proud to be an Okie from Muskogee, A place where even squares can have a ball We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse, And white lightnin's still the biggest thrill of all We don't make a party out of lovin'; We like holdin' hands and pitchin' woo; We don't let our hair grow long and shaggy, Like the hippies out in San Francisco do. And I'm proud to be an Okie from Muskogee, A place where even squares can have a ball. We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse, And white lightnin's still the biggest...
  • Tom Coburn for Senate Minority Leader

    11/05/2008 6:42:30 AM PST · by andymin · 14 replies · 560+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | November 5, 2008 | Duane Lester
    The Republicans, step by step, became the big government politicians they once decried the Democrats for being. This abandonment of the most basic conservative values made it easy to support bailout bills and bridges to nowhere. However, there was one man who held on to his beliefs during this time. That man is Tom Coburn. He was a member of the Republican Revolution. He, along with other Republicans, pledged to limit his terms in the Congress. While others reneged on that pledge, Coburn held fast to his word.
  • Tom Coburn for Senate Minority Leader

    11/05/2008 6:14:21 AM PST · by Bodhi1 · 10 replies · 495+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 11-5-08 | Duane
    The Republicans were taken to the woodshed last night and there is a very good reason why. For those still looking for an explanation, you can find it in the words of Ronald Wilson Reagan: A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers. Following the Republican Revolution of 1994, the Republican Party started a journey which lead them away from the ideals that Reagan preached, ideals like "fiscal integrity and sound money and above all for an end...
  • Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn defends backing bailout (CONSTITUENTS EXPRESS ANGER)

    10/21/2008 5:35:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies · 748+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | October 21, 2008 | MICHAEL MCNUTT
    Facing several angry constituents at a town hall meeting, U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn defended his vote for the economic rescue plan by saying Monday it was critical to restart the country’s flow of credit. Advertisement Failure to pass the $700 billion bailout could have had dire consequences, Coburn said, predicting unemployment rates would have skyrocketed without the move. "I would vote that way again and again because the innocent in our society shouldn’t be paying for all these mistakes,” said Coburn, R-Muskogee. Those who disagreed with Coburn’s vote said they are concerned the Wall Street bailout is an unacceptable federal...
  • CSPAN2 9/23/08 11am EST Sen. Tom Coburn

    09/24/2008 10:34:13 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 11 replies · 674+ views
    YOUTUBE-VIDEO ^ | 23 Sept 2008 | C-SPAN2 (U.S. Senate)
    One of the BEST 10 min speeches I have seen on the floor of the U.S. Senate in YEARS !! Tom Coburn GETS IT FOLKS !! If anyone has a better quality video of this speech to post please do so ! This is a speech that BOTH McCain and Obama need to hear !! It is exactly what WE THE POEPLE would be saying if we had a camera and mic ! FReegards, David
  • [ICYMI-VIDEO] C-SPAN2 Sen. Tom Coburn 9/23/08 11:00AM

    09/24/2008 8:16:14 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 5 replies · 118+ views
    YOUTUBE-VIDEO ^ | 23 Sept 2008 | C-SPAN2 (U.S. Senate)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZel-Hxz-VQ ICYMI -- One of the BEST 10min speeches I have heared from the floor of the U.S. Senate in a very long time !! This speech was given following a hilarious dialogue between Sen Coburm and Sen Harry Reid !! Reid was getting all flustered because Sen. Coburn was objecting to a bunch of bills creating MORE government and NEW spending without debate..etc..etc..etc.. GO COBURN GO !!! I apologize for the poor quality of the video.. I had to record it from a handheld cam on a small TV to upload it to youtube...
  • Coburn supports Palin on 'bridge'

    09/16/2008 6:27:22 PM PDT · by pissant · 6 replies · 452+ views
    UPA ^ | 9/13/08 | staff
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., says Republican U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin deserves credit for sinking Alaska's infamous "bridge to nowhere." Coburn, who first publicized the earmark from Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, as an example of pork-barrel congressional spending, said Palin was instrumental in scuttling the project as Alaska's governor, The Washington Times reported Saturday. "The bridge didn't get built because Sarah Palin had the guts to say it wasn't going to get built," Coburn told the newspaper. Palin has been under attack by Democratic critics for initially supporting Stevens' earmark for the bridge in...
  • Pro-Life Senator Tom Coburn, Under Fire for Delivering Babies For Free

    08/07/2008 4:57:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 30 replies · 364+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/7/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Members of the U.S. Senate don't typically earn money from another job after they're elected to the august body because of concerns that they will be unduly influenced by customers or colleagues. Oklahoma pro-life Sen. Tom Coburn is an OBGYN and is coming under fire for helping his patients. When he is not in Washington, Coburn works at the Muskogee Regional Medical Center. The hospital changed from a public one to private ownership in April and, following that decision, Coburn has come under fire for working there. However, Coburn changed his practice and now delivers babies...
  • The Obstinate Obstetrician - Sen. Tom Coburn resists the tyranny of good intentions

    08/01/2008 10:08:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 157+ views
    Reason ^ | July 30, 2008 | Jacob Sullum
    Frustrated by Tom Coburn's "unprecedented obstructionism," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid cobbled together a "Tomnibus" of 35 bills with "broad—virtually unanimous—bipartisan support" that Coburn had blocked. On Monday the Oklahoma Republican blocked them again.Unable to muster the 60 votes needed to overcome Coburn's opposition, Reid castigated the Republicans who had sided with the obstreperous obstetrician. "You go home and explain to...the next person you see in a wheelchair, 'I voted against you because Harry Reid was being a tyrannical guy in the Senate,'" the Nevada Democrat said. He also accused the Republicans of voting against victims of stroke, Lou Gehrig's...
  • Cheers for Dr. ‘No’ (Senator Tom Coburn!)

    08/01/2008 6:32:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 327+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 01, 2008 | By the Editors
    August 01, 2008, 4:00 a.m. Cheers for Dr. ‘No’ By the Editors Some people, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says, “you cannot negotiate with.” Terrorists? No: Tom Coburn, the conservative Republican from Oklahoma. Coburn has driven Reid to such a state of consternation by blocking action on 35 bills creating 36 new government programs, and costing $10 billion over five years. Lowlights include $1.5 billion to subsidize the DC Metro, $12 million to fund a botanical greenhouse in Maryland, and $17 million to enact a prohibition on the import or export of monkeys and apes. Some of the new...
  • Dems attack Sen. Coburn for delivering babies for free

    07/30/2008 9:09:51 AM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 76 replies · 221+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | July 30, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    By Michelle Malkin  •  July 30, 2008 11:07 AM How afraid is the Democrat leadership of truly maverick conservative GOP Sen. Tom Coburn, who is waging war with Hapless Harry Reid over binge spending and secrecy? They’re so afraid of his effectiveness that they are trying to kneecap him with bogus Ethics Committee complaints about his practice of not charging for delivering babies at the Muskogee Regional Medical Center. Coburn continues to serve as an OB/GYN in Oklahoma.Jill Stanek read my mind: If Sen. Coburn were aborting babies for free instead of delivering them, he’d be getting awards instead of ethics...
  • Democrats Try to Break Grip of the Senate’s Dr. No

    07/28/2008 6:30:19 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies · 139+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2008 | Carl Hulse
    WASHINGTON — Congress has dealt for decades with catchall bills known as omnibus legislation. Now, for the first time, comes the Tomnibus. A product of Democratic frustration with the tactics of Senator Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican and physician who has become the Dr. No of the Senate, the Tomnibus is a $10 billion collection of Coburn-blocked measures assembled by the Senate leadership in an effort to break his solitary grip on the legislative process. Engineered by Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader, the bill includes 35 of the most irresistible-sounding measures stuck on the docket, including the...
  • Obama's CEOs (Secret Meetings)

    07/18/2008 9:53:09 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 10 replies · 185+ views
    Patriot post ^ | 19 July 2008 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sen. Barack Obama has been meeting secretly with heavy industry CEOs in Washington to discuss issues that he would face as president. On the campaign trail, Obama has been highly critical of corporate executives and promised them nothing but tougher regulation and higher taxes. But the unannounced, small evening sessions with them since he clinched the Democratic nomination have been non-confrontational and cordial. Obama scheduled the meetings without any hopes of winning the captains of industry over from Sen. John McCain, but to show them they would be able to do business with him in the White...
  • Reid criticizes Coburn as bills merged for vote

    07/18/2008 11:38:10 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 16 replies · 177+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | 7/11/2008 | JIM MYERS
    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared Thursday that negotiating with Sen. Tom Coburn was a waste of time as he laid out an unusual effort to pass a number of bills held up by the Oklahoma Republican. Reid, D-Nev., told reporters that senators were assembling a package of bills, from a number of committees, that Coburn has blocked. He did not identify any specific measure but said the bills had wide support from both Republicans and Democrats. "It is going to be an omnibus bill,'' Reid said. The package would include about 40 bills, he said, adding that...
  • The 'Coburn Omnibus'

    07/14/2008 6:18:33 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 3 replies · 137+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 07/14/2008 | Brian Darling
    The 'Coburn Omnibus' by Brian Darling Coburn Omnibus Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has angered Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) so much that Reid is planning to force through a vote on a so-called “Coburn Omnibus” bill before the August Recess. The “Coburn Omnibus” is a package of about 100 bills. Coburn is blocking passage of them because of the million-dollar price tag and the fact that many of them would use taxpayer funds to buy up private lands and enrich developers. Much like the late conservative hero “Senator No” (Jesse Helms), Coburn seems to be the only conservative willing to...
  • Loaded, Hidden Guns in National Parks Puts Visitors at Risk [Barf Alert]

    02/08/2008 9:06:24 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 58 replies · 524+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | 2/7/08 | Paul Helmke/Brady Campaign
    A proposal facing action by the U.S. Senate would force National Park and National Wildlife Refuge managers to allow more loaded, hidden handguns in national parks and wildlife refuges, endangering the public as well as wildlife. "This is more of the same from the gun pushers - any gun, anywhere, at any time," said Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. "Why are we putting hikers, campers and families at risk by introducing loaded, hidden handguns into our national parks and refuges? This proposal is a bad idea that the Senate should reject." Senator Tom Coburn...