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Sen. Tom Coburn (R-asshole)
Oh noes, Sen. Tom Coburn has done the worstest thing ever. No, not the part about supporting policies that harm wide swaths of the American public, aka anyone who does not personally own at least one small Caribbean island. The part about how you can be as big a monster as you want in politics so long as you don't call anyone any bad words:
Sen. Tom Coburn addressed reports that he called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid an “absolute a—hole.”

“My words weren’t appropriate, but my frustrations are real,” Coburn (R-Okla.) said Wednesday on Fox News’s “Fox and Friends.”

I'm not sure it's possible to give a sincere apology on Fox and Friends. That said, it wasn't a sincere apology so who cares.
Explaining that frustration Coburn said, “the Senate’s not doing what it’s supposed to do and the leadership of the Senate has set it so that they can actually force consensus.”
Given that there seems to be a new effort to block a new nominee every new week and the Senate faces threats of filibuster if someone so much as requests consent to blow his own nose, I have no idea what Coburn thinks the Senate is "supposed to do" at this point or what it would take to reach this magical land of "consensus" that apparently the Senate was able to find all the time before America started electing people like Tom Coburn. That said, I have it on good authority that the esteemed gentleman from Oklahoma is, in fact, an asshole. I've looked at the polling for these things. I know.

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Originally posted to Hunter on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 10:45 AM PDT.

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