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Poor Tom Coburn has a case of the wahs and needs some cheering up because being a Senator just ain't what it's cracked up to be.  

“On Monday mornings when I get up, I get up about 4:30 to catch a flight to come back up here. And I’ve noticed that I have an attitude problem, I don’t want to come anymore,” Coburn said in a statement on the Senate floor. “And the reason I don’t want to come anymore is because we’re not doing anything to address the real problems that are in front of our country.”
Wah.  I wanna just quit cuz of stoopid Republican obstructionism.  And that is a noble thing Tom.  You should quit.  We'll open the door, pay for the cab and serve you drinks on the long flight back to Oklahoma.
“We’re ignoring the real problems so we can create political contrasts, for an election all the while the country is sinking, sinking and sinking,” Coburn said.
Really?  Politicians are working to divide the country?  Say it ain't so Tommy.  That would never happen in an America where women and gays and minorities and immigrants were just allowed to be EQUAL would it?  Those types of issues wouldn't ever be used to divide the country would they?  And certainly not during a time when the nation is "sinking, sinking, sinking."

Refresh my memory Mr. Senator, do you looooooove the troops?  Do you haaaaaaaaaaaaaate obstructionism?  Then what is this?

If you can't remember I am more than happy to refresh the old neural network:

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said these types of pay-go bills are part of the problem of the growing national debt.

“The question in my mind is, will we at some point in the future recognize the hole we’re in,” Coburn said on the floor Wednesday. “When we find ourselves in $16 trillion of debt and we pay for a five-year bill over 10 years, we make the problem worse.

But, Senator Coburn doesn't mind spending money for the troops...as long as the "support" is aimed at the defense industry.  So, while I don't discount the soldiers needing new and better equipment...I'd prefer to spend the money at this time on making sure the kids that we've shipped to a needless hell can come home and find a job instead of being labeled a 47%er by people who love them some duplicitous Tom Coburn.
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice renders to virtue. --François de La Rochefoucauld, Maximes
Mr. Coburn is correct on the fact that "we are not doing anything to address the real problems" facing the nation.  Why?  Hypocrisy is the menagerie within which the media and government choose to sleep together.  Truth is no longer a fungible commodity within the walls of power.  The ability to lie or distort and then completely reverse track on either has become the norm.  The voter/consumer/citizen is left in a perpetual state of confusion as to what the fuck is actually happening in Washington.  No one trusts the media and Congress polls at a 10% approval rating.

So stop Tom.  Stop claiming to love the troops while voting against them.  Stop whining about spending while seeking votes for your own pet bills that require superfluous spending.  Stop talking the talk if you aren't willing to walk the walk.

If you want to be a real Senator Tom...stop elevating abortion as the most dire threat facing the country.  Stop allowing your cohorts to attempt to redefine rape.  Stop the bullshit and obstruction and keeping track of the D v R scorecard like it was some fantasy sport.  The idea of a non-homogenous government is that each player will get elected on their own (or party) platform but that when they take office they will work with their opponents to come to a mutually beneficial compromise where all sides feel comfortable that the best possible arrangement has been made on behalf of their constituents and not on behalf of themselves.  That isn't what is happening, Tom.  Your side has decided that politics is all that matter.  Fuck the citizens.  Fuck the world in general...so long as one side, your side gets to claim victory.  The nation doesn't need a majority Dem or GOP govt.  The nation needs a govt filled with Sane and thoughtful people with different ideas and plans that will work together to meld those ideas and plans into legislation that moves the country forward rather than holds the country ransom for purely partisan reasons.

We deserve better Tom...and you can start.  Break ranks with your stringent party and work with Democrats to return our government to one of functionality rather than one of snafu'd gridlock.

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  •  Tip Jar (17+ / 0-)

    But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have laid my dreams under your feet; tread softly, because you tread on my dreams. – Yeats

    by Bill O Rights on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 05:12:03 AM PDT

  •  I woke up to this SOB (8+ / 0-)

    He was challenged about the vets jobs bill, and immediately started whining the usual talking points:  it wasn't paid for with cuts to other programs; we already have other programs and don't know how they're working; we haven't cut taxes and thrown out regulations, which of course is the answer to every problem.

    Then Morning Ho fellated him on his way out with effusive and utterly inaccurate praise.  I woke up enough to switch the channel.

    For the love of money is the root of all evil; and while some have coveted after it, they have erred from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Timothy 6:10)

    by Dallasdoc on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 05:25:49 AM PDT

    •  Ya know.... (0+ / 0-)

      There have been some mornings I wake up to 'morning sludge', only because I've fallen asleep with the TV on watching Rachel, Ed or Lawrence.
      The droning of sludge himself or the blonde fool is NOT what I want to hear upon waking.  
      I change the channel ASAP.  I loathe that program.

      I think, therefore I am........................... Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose....AKA Engine Nighthawk - don't even ask!

      by Lilyvt on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 06:36:12 AM PDT

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    •  Yea, that came on right after I shut (0+ / 0-)

      my computer down or I would have mentioned that awful "interview".

      I love the way the filibuster has been used and abused to block everything for two years and yet somehow its not the people who are calling for the filibusters who are at fault.  

      "We need to break the gridlock and get stuff done...but we aren't going to be the party that compromises."  

      But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have laid my dreams under your feet; tread softly, because you tread on my dreams. – Yeats

      by Bill O Rights on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 07:54:57 PM PDT

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  •  I have an attitude problem, too. (7+ / 0-)

    I don't want him to go there anymore either. Or the rest of his cronies. Hopefully, when the time comes, we can treat the issue and eradicate the disease by sending them all home permanently.

    •  That's what I'm working on (0+ / 0-)

      I live in Oklahoma, vote against both Coburn and Inhofe every chance I get, and support all their opponents.

      I've joined the local Democratic Party group. I'm helping some older Democrats and some young working mothers -- those less likely to vote -- to vote absentee this time under our state's new policy of not requiring any specific reason for an absentee ballot.

      We have been remiss in our state in getting Dems elected to lower level offices, school board, city council, etc., so wee are short on people ready to run for state offices such as the state legislature and then for Congress. This year, I'm supporting a Democratic Congressional candidate in a district I don't even live in realizing that his vote will count just as much as would the vote of a Dem from my own district.

      The last time Inhofe ran for re-election, I was so disturbed that I actually hand wrote "letters" to "my cousin in another state," posing as a disaffected Republican,   mentioning factual things I can't stand about Inhofe and planted them in public places -- restrooms, parks, etc. -- in the hope that some nosy Republican would read them. Now, I'm posting on the comments sections of our local newspaper although I much prefer being here singing with the choir.

      When the time comes to retire these two permanently, I'll be here begging for help for their opponents. I feel sure some of you will be willing.

      Eliminate tax breaks that stimulate the offshoring of jobs.

      by RJDixon74135 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 07:17:51 AM PDT

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  •  Coburn. Coburn...Coburn, wasn't he Ensigns bagman? (4+ / 0-)
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    deha, skillet, Lilyvt, RJDixon74135

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 05:29:47 AM PDT

  •  Saw this whining on cspan yesterday. Hey Coburn... (2+ / 0-)
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    deha, Bill O Rights

    if things are screwed up.....FIX 'EM. Cut the Drama Queen Routine.

  •  So let me get this straight... (3+ / 0-)
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    skillet, Lilyvt, Bill O Rights

    One of the most partisan Senators in Congress is complaining about not getting anything done because everything is too partisan?

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!

    Well, you can always leave now, Coburn and leave it to the adults to fix this mess.

    And while your at it, please take your noxious cohort Inhofe with you back to the oil plains.

    Kthxbai, Tom!

    "If you're looking for somebody with George W. Bush's economic policy, Dick Cheney's foreign policy, and Rick Santorum's social policy, then Mitt Romney's your man." -- James Carville

    by terabthia2 on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 06:11:55 AM PDT

  •  Hmmmm.... (1+ / 0-)
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    Bill O Rights
    Sen. Tom Coburn (OK-R) needs a tissue
    No, Sen Coburn needs another job.
    He and the other obstructionist R's are what's wrong with the Senate.  
    Don't like coming to work, Tom?  
    Fine, then quit, don't let the door hit you on the way out.  
    You will NOT be missed.

    I think, therefore I am........................... Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose....AKA Engine Nighthawk - don't even ask!

    by Lilyvt on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 06:30:48 AM PDT

  •  bum...i'm sick of paying his salary (1+ / 0-)
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    Bill O Rights

    Colorado has a much higher GDP than Utah because it is culturally superior

    by memofromturner on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 07:28:51 AM PDT

  •  Coburn Fail (0+ / 0-)

    Great job screwing veterans Mr Senator. Really classy. And thanks to Mr Stewart for skewering him. Wish the segment was longer so there could be more skewering. When will the Republican party just disappear and make the world a better place for everyone.

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