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  •  Tom Cole is a pretty vile person (11+ / 0-)

    I'm not sure that he's any better than Coburn or Inhofe.

    I heard him on NPR this morning and he was emphatic about getting help for his constituents and had nothing but praise for Obama. The thing about it is that this tornado missed his house by about three blocks. These are his neighbors. These are people that he knows. They are mostly middle to upper middle class white people.

    This seems to be a real thing with Republicans. They only have empathy when it impacts them or their family directly. Otherwise it's just a bunch of moochers looking for a handout from the government.

    •  As odious as Rpeublicans (6+ / 0-)

      like Cole and Christie might be, we would have a great deal more difficulty beating them, were all Republicans like them.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      Who is twigg?

      by twigg on Tue May 21, 2013 at 07:33:46 AM PDT

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    •  I disagree (3+ / 0-)
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      twigg, hnichols, mad cat

      Coburn and Inhofe and horrible human beings, and Inhofe is an order of magnitude worse than Coburn. As Oklahoma politicians go, Cole isn't too bad. Sure, I disagree with him on almost every issue, but he recognises that his job is to serve his constituents. (I have friends, liberals of course, who have come away from meetings with him feeling like they didn't completely waste their time speaking to him. I can't say the same for either of our senators.)

      Maybe his (Chickasaw) upbringing provides a bit of a counterweight to the Randian "me, me, me, me".

    •  Cole stood up against the Republicans (4+ / 0-)
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      when they demanded spending offsets for Hurricane Sandy relief.

      I disagree with him about most everything - but he has been consistently right on this issue.

      “What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?” - Sherwood Rowland

      by jrooth on Tue May 21, 2013 at 08:29:07 AM PDT

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