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(Talking Points Memo)   OK Sen. Tom Coburn (R-heartless): No disaster aid for my constituents until budget cuts are made to compensate   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 289
    More: Asinine, GOP, austerities, disaster aid, Oklahoma City Bombing, Superstorm Sandy, tornadoes  
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2013-05-20 11:49:27 PM
Yet he had no problems trying to strip nearly all disaster aid from the East Coast last year.  Pathetic douchebag.


/submitted to News tab, just for the extra exposure potential
//one of the few times that's called for, imo
 
2013-05-21 12:02:17 AM
This needs to be promoted.  Along with video of some of his statements.
 
2013-05-21 12:08:57 AM
 
2013-05-21 12:11:43 AM
This is the mindset of today's GOP.  Millions of dollars towards useless gestures like voting to repeal Obamacare, billions of dollars fo outdated and unused military programs, but for AMERICANS that really need help?  Fark them.

And this guy is even FROM Oklahoma?  What a farking piece of shiat.
 
2013-05-21 03:46:37 AM
The GOP is a terrorist organisation. Support for them is treason.
 
2013-05-21 04:54:23 AM
At least it's his own farking state.  'Course, he's retiring and therefore gives zero farks.
 
2013-05-21 07:07:12 AM
The world of hyperpartisanship begets nonsense. Rank and file will support his statement.
 
2013-05-21 07:16:22 AM
Somehow, I don't think the people who voted for him are going to like this. Of course, he's retiring, and I bet with a lot more money than when he joined congress.
 
2013-05-21 07:16:44 AM
At least he's consistent, in a fiscally sound sociopathic way.
 
2013-05-21 07:17:55 AM
Offset it by confiscating his salary, and the salary of all his staffers as well as the income provided to the other OK senator, their staffers and continue on with the remove of the funds from all the house of representative person-ell and staff.

Then confiscate all their highway funds, we do not want any of them dumb farks escaping the state anyway.
 
2013-05-21 07:18:23 AM
Sometimes, moral consistency is worse than hypocrisy.
 
2013-05-21 07:18:38 AM

DeaH: Somehow, I don't think the people who voted for him are going to like this. Of course, he's retiring, and I bet with a lot more money than when he joined congress.


His income will probably quadruple in 2016 when the lobbying contracts start kicking in.
 
2013-05-21 07:22:58 AM
Yeah, yeah, any excuse at all for layoffs.  Jobs, jobs, jobs, gotta get rid of them.
 
2013-05-21 07:26:00 AM
He mentions the wars that weren't paid for...I wonder if he voted for those?
 
2013-05-21 07:26:38 AM
Well, they voted for him...
 
2013-05-21 07:27:09 AM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: At least he's consistent, in a fiscally sound sociopathic way.


FTFY
 
2013-05-21 07:28:35 AM
People can complain about the federal government spending all they want, but this is one of the reasons why the federal government is needed.  The federal budget does not work like a household budget, and even if it did a massive emergency like this would typically see a household putting something on a credit card.

OKC and Moore need help right now.  Give it to them.
 
2013-05-21 07:29:08 AM
The Chinese word for Tornado means both danger *and* opportunity to make cuts to the budget.

*blink*
 
2013-05-21 07:30:06 AM
Then he will claim: 'See you dumb libs, I DO care about the budget issues and economy of my state!'

Elections have consequences? No, electing republicans have consequences, usually for the ones who elected them.
 
2013-05-21 07:30:21 AM
soberbizzy.files.wordpress.com Republicans are assholes. News at 11.
 
2013-05-21 07:33:44 AM
Hooray for Cantor version 2.0. How do these utter wastes of space keep getting elected?
 
2013-05-21 07:34:10 AM

AdolfOliverPanties: This is the mindset of today's GOP.  Millions of dollars towards useless gestures like voting to repeal Obamacare, billions of dollars fo outdated and unused military programs, but for AMERICANS that really need help?  Fark them.

And this guy is even FROM Oklahoma?  What a farking piece of shiat.


I'm not sure you caught what he is saying.  His constituents can have aid, but some other part of the budget has to be cut to make up for it.  Let someone ELSE suffer!
 
2013-05-21 07:34:47 AM
This is what they voted for.

Frankly I don't see why they should even be provided rescuers until we get to the bottom of this Benghazi thing.
 
2013-05-21 07:36:31 AM
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"Shanna, they bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into. I say, let 'em crash."

/f'ing career politician against government
//ass cancer, please get it
 
2013-05-21 07:36:31 AM
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2013-05-21 07:37:09 AM
Today's GOP is the greatest threat our country has ever faced.
 
2013-05-21 07:37:27 AM
Oh, and not only has Coburn been a complete douchewank about holding up random spending bills for the last two decades, he's also been closely affiliated with The Family.  So he's just trying to make Oklahoma as much of a shiathole as Uganda.
 
2013-05-21 07:39:23 AM
To be fair, Obama is just using this opportunity to come in and re-build abortion centers and gay marriage enclaves dirt, before "helping" real Oklahomans.
 
2013-05-21 07:41:00 AM

Tigger: The GOP is a terrorist organisation. Support for them is treason.


/eyeroll

Always such a fine-tuned sense of perspective.
 
2013-05-21 07:43:40 AM
The more and more this shiat goes on the more it becomes clear to me that the GOP are the largest group of domestic terrorists the U.S. has ever faced.
 
2013-05-21 07:43:54 AM
The saddest part is that Oklahoma will still vote Republican despite this.
 
2013-05-21 07:44:11 AM
Time to stop campaigning and start governing. If you keep trying to score points and if something is good for the other guy it must be bad for you then shouldn't be in office.  Holding political office isn't a zero sum event it is about make the lives of Americans better.
 
2013-05-21 07:44:19 AM
fark the survivors! Yay Dogma! Dogma trumps everything.
 
2013-05-21 07:44:57 AM
I'm actually shocked at the lack of hypocrisy, though I I'm sure it helps he is retiring. At last a Republican is attending up for his principles and farking everyone equally.
 
2013-05-21 07:45:08 AM
It's amazing how many of the respondents didn't RTFA and only this flametatic headline.

FTFA "Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn will seek to offset federal aid to victims of amassive tornado that blasted through Oklahoma City suburbs on Monday with cuts elsewhere in the budget. "

Bookkeeping is now heartless? I guess some of you would say that the only way to have a heart is blind spending without at least trying to manage the accounts being spent?
 
2013-05-21 07:47:51 AM

GoldSpider: Tigger: The GOP is a terrorist organisation. Support for them is treason.

/eyeroll

Always such a fine-tuned sense of perspective.


I'm sensing unwarranted sarcasm.
 
2013-05-21 07:49:01 AM
People too stupid to not have life insurance and tornado insurance shouldn't be bailed out by the government
 
2013-05-21 07:50:06 AM

Relatively Obscure: At least it's his own farking state.  'Course, he's retiring and therefore gives zero farks.


If I were him I'd move somewhere out of OK.
 
2013-05-21 07:50:34 AM

Spaz-master: Bookkeeping is now heartless? I guess some of you would say that the only way to have a heart is blind spending without at least trying to manage the accounts being spent?


In the grand scheme of things, disaster aid isn't going to impact the budget at all, and would provide the immediate assistance these people need.  It's a silly thing for him to dig his heels in on.

That said, this business of equating different spending priorities with "terrorism" shows how far away we are from being able to debate anything rationally.
 
2013-05-21 07:50:41 AM

AdolfOliverPanties: This is the mindset of today's GOP.  Millions of dollars towards useless gestures like voting to repeal Obamacare, billions of dollars fo outdated and unused military programs, but for AMERICANS that really need help?  Fark them.

And this guy is even FROM Oklahoma?  What a farking piece of shiat.


yeah but he's not running for re-election
 
2013-05-21 07:52:02 AM
It'd be nice to see some consequences for his action......like perhaps his constituents burning his home to the farking ground.

Heavy-handed, sure, but it just seems like other messages aren't really getting through.
 
2013-05-21 07:52:19 AM

GoldSpider: Tigger: The GOP is a terrorist organisation. Support for them is treason.

/eyeroll

Always such a fine-tuned sense of perspective.


I wouldn't go so far as to say support for them is treason.  I would go so far as to say you might as well eat a bullet if you're going to support them.
 
2013-05-21 07:52:28 AM

Despair of the Cheese: Hooray for Cantor version 2.0. How do these utter wastes of space keep getting elected?


low (valid) information voters
 
2013-05-21 07:53:16 AM

Skarekrough: It'd be nice to see some consequences for his action......like perhaps his constituents burning his home to the farking ground.

Heavy-handed, sure, but it just seems like other messages aren't really getting through.


meh, one of his CEO buddies would just build him a bigger one.
 
2013-05-21 07:53:32 AM
The GOP will ask for budget offsets that target liberal programs, the Democrats will object and the GOP will blame them for holding up the relief funds.   The media will cover it with their simplistic "both sides are bad" treatment and the country will continue its decline.  It worked for the debt ceiling and too many people were too dumb to see through it.  It will probably work here as well.

/sigh
 
2013-05-21 07:53:41 AM

Spaz-master: It's amazing how many of the respondents didn't RTFA and only this flametatic headline.

FTFA "Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn will seek to offset federal aid to victims of amassive tornado that blasted through Oklahoma City suburbs on Monday with cuts elsewhere in the budget. "

Bookkeeping is now heartless? I guess some of you would say that the only way to have a heart is blind spending without at least trying to manage the accounts being spent?


www.cyclonefanatic.com
 
2013-05-21 07:53:56 AM
Well, at least he's consistent.
 
2013-05-21 07:53:58 AM

Spaz-master: Bookkeeping is now heartless?


Kind of, yeah.

Let's see what he wants to cut. I'm guessing it will be something that aids the poor, or otherwise disadvantaged.

He could also ask for a new tax and have his wealthy benefactors pony up some cash, but he won't.
 
2013-05-21 07:54:58 AM
I think I actually appreciate this more than Ted Cruz saying disaster relief is pork, then turning around and asking for it after the Waco explosion. This Oklahoma guy might be an asshole, but at least he's consistent.

Consistently evil and ignorant, but consistent nonetheless.
 
2013-05-21 07:55:27 AM

GoldSpider: Spaz-master: Bookkeeping is now heartless? I guess some of you would say that the only way to have a heart is blind spending without at least trying to manage the accounts being spent?

In the grand scheme of things, disaster aid isn't going to impact the budget at all, and would provide the immediate assistance these people need.  It's a silly thing for him to dig his heels in on.

That said, this business of equating different spending priorities with "terrorism" shows how far away we are from being able to debate anything rationally.


Yep. But the smartest people in the intertubes say terrorism
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