Tom Coburn (R-Okla) Hates America and Loves Child Pornography
He also hates our troops, especially those whiny ones who complain about being paralyzed. And thirty-nine of Coburn’s fellow Senate Republicans agree with him.
A total of thirty-six bills have been blocked by Coburn. One of his stated reasons is “excessive spending.” Hey, I know how we can fix that.
But more recently he’s been blocking every Senate bill that doesn’t deal with oil exploration. He wants to blackmail the Senate into voting on whether to allow offshore drilling. Democrats have refused to bring this topic to a vote.
Newsflash for Coburn: the majority party (and right now that’s the Democrats) controls the congressional agenda. Get over it Douchebag.
Before the Senate’s summer recess, Harry Reid lumped together all 36 of the bills blocked by Coburn, and tried to get them passed as the Advancing America’s Priorities Act. That was when Coburn and his 39 Stooges stood together to block the bill. Democrats needed 60 votes to pass the bill; they got 52.
In addition to helping paralyzed veterans, some of the other blocked bills included funding for Homeland Security and to fight child pornography.
So, the question is: why is the “media” silent about this? And why aren’t Democratic strategists (in case there actually are any) capitalizing on this and shouting about it from the rooftops?
When a Democrat is against offshore drilling, the Republicans scream in unison that gas would go down to $2 a gallon TOMORROW if it weren't for those Democrats and treehuggers standing in the way. And these screams and soundbites are dutifully recited by thousands of Republican secretaries in the “media.”
But when Republicans defeat a bill that would require oil companies to start drilling on the 68 million acres where they already hold leases, the media is dead silent and the Democrats just grumble among themselves. And how many people even KNEW that the oil companies were already leasing 68 million acres where they aren’t drilling? Another big Fuck You Very Much to our lapdog “media.”
And why don’t congressional Democrats seem to know any of these obscure legislative maneuvers that Republicans are always pulling out of thin air? As much as I hated the late unlamented Jesse Helms — and don’t forget, the entire country celebrated with fireworks on the day he died — he seemed to know every obscure bylaw and parliamentary maneuver that ever existed. And he wielded them like a scalpel. He kept Bill Clinton in a straitjacket with his constant maneuvers — even during Clinton’s first two years when the Democrats controlled Congress.
Why don’t Democrats use any of these procedures? And they seem to be unable or unwilling to capitalize on Republican votes that would infuriate most Americans — if the public only knew about them.
Obama and his campaign staff need to articulate these issues and communicate them to the voters. If they can’t or won’t, we’re all gonna be stuck with Dumbya’s Significant Other in the White House next January.
cross-posted at Bring It On!