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(CNN)   Senator who voted against disaster aid for Sandy: now is not the time to discuss my position on Federal disaster aid. Did we mention he is from Oklahoma?   (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 362
    More: Followup, Senator Tom Coburn, Mary Fallin, Inhofe, Superstorm Sandy, United States Senate committees, Joint Base Andrews  
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2013-05-21 08:06:26 PM  
"It's insensitive to even talk about it now,"

Dick
 
2013-05-21 08:10:28 PM  

impaler: "It's insensitive to even talk about it now,"

Dick


Bears repeating.  You really ought to reap what you farking sow, Senator.  Except that the rest of the Senate don't seem to be quite as dickish as you, so the people you represent won't be punished for your assholery.

You, on the other hand, deserve to lose your goddamn seat and be subject to public ridicule in perpetuity.
 
2013-05-21 08:15:17 PM  
Sounds like he just wants some type of offset in the budget. OK, I nominate corn subsidies. You can turn OKC into the farking Taj Mahal with that much lucre.
 
2013-05-21 08:16:17 PM  
As one of Tom Coburn's constituents, Fark you Senator.  Stop being an ass and help your people.
 
2013-05-21 08:17:49 PM  
Apparently disaster aid isn't socialism when they do it.
 
2013-05-21 08:25:59 PM  
His comments came as he was walking out of a meeting with the Oklahoma congressional delegation, who were on their way to Joint Base Andrews to get on a military plane for Oklahoma to survey the damage and assess and help with the federal response.

Here is some waste for you, unless of course you and your buddies are trained in disaster relief.
 
2013-05-21 08:26:34 PM  
I'd call it even if someone would just haul off and kick this frikking sh*tstain in the balls

/NOW we'll disregard your previous position
//fetal position holding your balls suits you better anyway
///balls
 
2013-05-21 08:36:18 PM  
After enduring years of people railing against aid to New Orleans after Katrina, I am all out of farks to give about the butthurt, but don't punish the people in Oklahoma for this.
 
2013-05-21 08:41:47 PM  

Nabb1: After enduring years of people railing against aid to New Orleans after Katrina, I am all out of farks to give about the butthurt, but don't punish the people in Oklahoma for this.


I agree the people of Oklahoma do need help, and they need it now. With no bullsh*t "debate", and no bullsh*t pork in any bill to cover it

/but they also deserve to have their noses rubbed in the fact that they voted for this idiot
//pick your representatives wisely, for in this age, they truly DO represent you
 
2013-05-21 08:46:34 PM  
'f*ck you I got mine' is the Republican mantra.  what I find fascinating to watch tho is the Religious right wing faction of the GOP justify screwing over disaster victims.  their god clearly stated that his followers were to help those in need.  I mean it was clear cut.  spelled out in black and white - you want to be christian, you help those in need.  period.

if one were so inclined, one might think the christian god was testing his followers....
 
2013-05-21 08:53:16 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: impaler: "It's insensitive to even talk about it now,"

Dick

Bears repeating.  You really ought to reap what you farking sow, Senator.  Except that the rest of the Senate don't seem to be quite as dickish as you, so the people you represent won't be punished for your assholery.

You, on the other hand, deserve to lose your goddamn seat and be subject to public ridicule in perpetuity.


He did vote for the $9.7 billion insurance bill after Sandy (according to this article).  He didn't vote for the $60 billion bill that not only pre-funded FEMA, but also gave $150 million to Alaskan fisheries (among other ridiculous expenditures).  That second bill turned into a giant pork barrel for Democrats and Republicans alike, and only 30% of the money allocated from it was scheduled to be spent in the next 21 months.  Not exactly what you are looking for in an emergency bill.

In short, there were plenty of good reasons to object to the bill, but not enough to vote against it.  However, a few more $50-60 billion bills and we're talking real money.
 
2013-05-21 08:54:14 PM  

Lsherm: He didn't vote for the $60 billion bill that not only pre-funded FEMA, but also gave $150 million to Alaskan fisheries (among other ridiculous expenditures).


Need to clarify that:

Pre-funding FEMA was a good part of that bill.  The Alaskan fisheries was one of the bad parts.
 
2013-05-21 08:54:30 PM  

Weaver95: 'f*ck you I got mine' is the Republican mantra.  what I find fascinating to watch tho is the Religious right wing faction of the GOP justify screwing over disaster victims.  their god clearly stated that his followers were to help those in need.  I mean it was clear cut.  spelled out in black and white - you want to be christian, you help those in need.  period.

if one were so inclined, one might think the christian god was testing his followers....


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"I keep sending you messages, and you don't seem to get it. KNOCK OFF THE CRAZY AND DO WHAT I TOLD YOU TO DO"
 
2013-05-21 08:58:23 PM  
If you've ever wondered if they're self-aware...

 "It just shows the crassness of Washington versus the sensitivity that we need to have."
 
2013-05-21 08:58:36 PM  

whither_apophis: Sounds like he just wants some type of offset in the budget. OK, I nominate corn subsidies. You can turn OKC into the farking Taj Mahal with that much lucre.


No they will offset social spending for poor people in a permanent way because they see an opportunity to do that.
 
2013-05-21 08:59:57 PM  

Mentat: As one of Tom Coburn's constituents, Fark you Senator.  Stop being an ass and help your people.


He wont. He's too busy trying to figure out a way to blame it on Obama.
 
2013-05-21 09:02:59 PM  

Weaver95: 'f*ck you I got mine' is the Republican mantra.  what I find fascinating to watch tho is the Religious right wing faction of the GOP justify screwing over disaster victims.  their god clearly stated that his followers were to help those in need.  I mean it was clear cut.  spelled out in black and white - you want to be christian, you help those in need.  period.

if one were so inclined, one might think the christian god was testing his followers....


Jesus did warn about wolves in sheep's clothing.
 
2013-05-21 09:05:40 PM  

whither_apophis: OK, I nominate corn subsidies.


Those should go anyway, but okay.

I get that Coburn distrusts NY/NJ politicians' ability and willingness to be careful and honest with a buck - you are a farking moron if you want to give either Andrew Cuomo or Chris Christie a blank check to pay for anything larger than a double calzone - but if that's what Coburn believes he needs to come right out and say that there are very few lawmakers who can be trusted not to turn disaster relief into an opportunity to play the rescuer come from on high with money to scatter about willy-nilly regardless of results. And then he needs to come out and explain why Oklahoma lawmakers are among the few trustworthy ones.

And he's absolutely right that disaster spending is great for drawing thieves out of the woodwork. Fair enough - but how does he propose to prevent that and punish the crooks while still cranking out the relief money to the people who can't wait around for it?

And he needs to cut out the bullshiat drama about it being too soon to discuss the money. There's no such thing.
 
2013-05-21 09:19:06 PM  
He should be forcibly thrown out of the Senate, and set loose without protection in OKC
 
2013-05-21 09:19:33 PM  
Too Sooner
 
2013-05-21 09:21:58 PM  
And Coburn said in a statement earlier in the day that as "the ranking member of Senate committee that oversees FEMA, I can assure Oklahomans that any and all available aid will be delivered without delay."

Cockpunch this bastard as often as humanly possible. Someone. Anyone.
 
2013-05-21 09:22:34 PM  

Lsherm: Pre-funding FEMA was a good part of that bill. The Alaskan fisheries was one of the bad parts.


Of course, the fisheries needed that money to recover from their own disasters, but f*ck them, right? Oh, and it wasn't just for Alaska, but for all fisheries, including those in the Gulf and along the Atlantic. But I know you don't care
 
2013-05-21 09:22:41 PM  
"It's insensitive to even talk about it now," Coburn said in an exclusive interview with CNN's Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash on Capitol Hill. "It just shows the crassness of Washington versus the sensitivity that we need to have."

How is it even possible for someone to be this colossal of a prick? I mean fark, you'd think he'd have been killed by a neighbor or beaten into a coma during a traffic stop by now.
 
2013-05-21 09:23:15 PM  
Both of the OK senators are completely terrible. Every time I hear them speak I want to hurt them for subjecting me to their nonsense.
 
2013-05-21 09:23:41 PM  
He makes a good point, the Sandy bill was filled with more pork than a fat man at a pig roast.
 
2013-05-21 09:24:43 PM  
And this is our semi-sane Senator.

If you ever needed proof of the dumbassery of most Oklahomans, just know that they elected this clown over a Rhodes Scholar.
 
2013-05-21 09:25:17 PM  
My S/O's employer was thinking of donating money.  She said they shouldn't and cited these assholes.
 
2013-05-21 09:25:37 PM  
As I said in the Inhofe thread, this is the UNITED States of America, and we take care of people regardless of which state they're from. OK, NY, NJ, wherever.
 
2013-05-21 09:25:43 PM  
So I take it none of you Democrat Freeloaders read the article? This stance on federal aid is amazing!
 
2013-05-21 09:26:59 PM  
It's nice to know that when it comes down to it, the people are nothing but pawns to our politicians. I bet there are still areas that were hit by Hurricane Sandy which are still waiting for the relief funds they need.
 
2013-05-21 09:27:38 PM  

Godscrack: He wont. He's too busy trying to figure out a way to blame it on Obama.


They both start with "O" and end with "A". Study it out.
 
2013-05-21 09:28:15 PM  

Lsherm: Lsherm: He didn't vote for the $60 billion bill that not only pre-funded FEMA, but also gave $150 million to Alaskan fisheries (among other ridiculous expenditures).

Need to clarify that:

Pre-funding FEMA was a good part of that bill.  The Alaskan fisheries was one of the bad parts.


I'm sorry, but wasn't that bill already in the pipeline before Sandy?
 
2013-05-21 09:28:38 PM  

Nabb1: After enduring years of people railing against aid to New Orleans after Katrina, I am all out of farks to give about the butthurt, but don't punish the people in Oklahoma for this.


Why not?  They elected him.
 
2013-05-21 09:29:00 PM  
Coburn and Inholfe are both absolute scum. It is an insult to humanity itself that they hold positions of power.
My fellow Oklahomans are farking idiots that relish the chance to vote for these malcontents, though.
Oklahoma gets what it voted for.
 
2013-05-21 09:29:22 PM  
Facing questions on his position about federal disaster aid Tuesday, Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma confirmed he would want to offset any relief money with cuts to other parts of the budget but quickly added now was not the time do be discussing such matters.

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2013-05-21 09:29:31 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Nabb1: After enduring years of people railing against aid to New Orleans after Katrina, I am all out of farks to give about the butthurt, but don't punish the people in Oklahoma for this.

Why not?  They elected him.


I've voted against him twice, so uh...yeah.
 
2013-05-21 09:29:41 PM  
Will this work as a distraction against the new American Politburo?  Let's watch and see....
 
2013-05-21 09:30:13 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Lsherm: Pre-funding FEMA was a good part of that bill. The Alaskan fisheries was one of the bad parts.

Of course, the fisheries needed that money to recover from their own disasters, but f*ck them, right? Oh, and it wasn't just for Alaska, but for all fisheries, including those in the Gulf and along the Atlantic. But I know you don't care


Not fark them, but does it really belong in a bill meant to cover emergency expenses for a hurricane on the east coast?

Whatever, you're emotional, so we should spend money on whatever your feelings tell you.  This is how you get an out of control national debt.
 
2013-05-21 09:31:02 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Nabb1: After enduring years of people railing against aid to New Orleans after Katrina, I am all out of farks to give about the butthurt, but don't punish the people in Oklahoma for this.

I agree the people of Oklahoma do need help, and they need it now. With no bullsh*t "debate", and no bullsh*t pork in any bill to cover it

/but they also deserve to have their noses rubbed in the fact that they voted for this idiot
//pick your representatives wisely, for in this age, they truly DO represent you


FARK 'em!  Not a single OK county went Obama in 2012.  Let them reap what they sowed.
 
2013-05-21 09:31:14 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: impaler: "It's insensitive to even talk about it now,"

Dick

Bears repeating.  You really ought to reap what you farking sow, Senator.  Except that the rest of the Senate don't seem to be quite as dickish as you, so the people you represent won't be punished for your assholery.

You, on the other hand, deserve to lose your goddamn seat and be subject to public ridicule in perpetuity.


This.  He should be ridiculed and tar and feathered.  The citizens of OK need to be helped.

/I am for smaller government and live in VA, so neither this nor Sandy directly affected me. That being said, if the government is going to exist in any fashion, it should do so to help its citizens in times of crisis.  Raise my taxes a dollar if that is what it takes.  I'll pay that.

//donated too
 
2013-05-21 09:31:41 PM  

skinink: It's nice to know that when it comes down to it, the people are nothing but pawns to our politicians.


Totally not true. In chess you actually care a little when you lose pawns.
 
2013-05-21 09:31:46 PM  
As usual, one's own disaster assistance is "much-needed aid" and anyone else's is "pork in a fat fark's mouth".


FOAD, you gorram asshats.
 
2013-05-21 09:32:18 PM  
FTFA: Asked if they'll need federal funds, (Republican Rep Tom) Cole said yes, adding that these situations are what disaster relief is for and said he was proud he had voted for both parts of Sandy relief.

Well, at least this guy has a conscience during disasters. I was genuinely concerned about a clean sweep.
 
2013-05-21 09:32:27 PM  
People of Oklahoma: this is the man you've elected to represent you.
 
2013-05-21 09:32:27 PM  
Does this kind of hypocritical asshattery really come as a surprise to anyone?
 
2013-05-21 09:33:54 PM  
Here's the room full of people who didn't see this coming:

preview.turbosquid.com
 
2013-05-21 09:34:11 PM  
If only that school had been armed. That tornado would have never gotten past the gate.
 
2013-05-21 09:34:27 PM  
Lsherm:
Whatever, you're emotional, so we should spend money on whatever your feelings tell you.   This is how you get an out of control national debt.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-21 09:34:29 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-21 09:35:38 PM  

stoli n coke: If only that school had been armed. That tornado would have never gotten past the gate.


The only defence against a bad tornado is a good man armed with another tornado.
 
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