DARK HORSE?

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 | Uncategorized

If Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn runs for president in 2012, count me in:

If you voted no and you vote yes, and you lose your election, and you think any nomination to a federal position isn’t going to be held in the Senate, I’ve got news for you. It’s going to be held.

Number two is, if you get a deal, a parochial deal for you or your district, I’ve already instructed my staff and the staff of seven other senators that we will look at every appropriations bill, at every level, at every instance, and we will outline it by district, and we will associate that with the buying of your vote. So, if you think you can cut a deal now, and it not come out until after the election, I want to tell you that isn’t going to happen. And be prepared to defend selling your vote in the House.

Coburn enjoys baiting Democrats.

On Tuesday, the GOP put its strategy into action, with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okl.) introducing an amendment beyond agreeable. Titled “No Erectile Dysfunction Drugs To Sex Offenders” it would literally prohibit convicted child molesters, rapists, and sex offenders from getting erectile dysfunction medication from their health care providers.

While it will undoubtedly be difficult for Democrats to vote against the measure (one can conjure up the campaign ads already), the party plans to do just that.

If Republicans, in a bit of legislative trickery, offer an amendment to the Senate reconciliation bill that allows for the establishment of a public option for insurance coverage, Democrats — despite longing for the proposal for more than a year — won’t even take the bait.

Knowing that means that the Senator can have a lot of fun.

Everyone get the joke here? If the Dems amend the reconciliation bill for any reason, they have to send it back to the House for yet another vote. So anything the GOP proposes — anything — they’re basically bound to vote no on. And Coburn knows it. One tasty shinola sandwich, coming up!

Exit question: How long after they vote on the Viagra amendment before we see a YouTube ad asking, “Why does Harry Reid want to give rapists erections”? Over/under is two days.

COBURN, 2012!!

21 Comments to DARK HORSE?

Sinner
March 24, 2010

If Republicans, in a bit of legislative trickery, offer an amendment to the Senate reconciliation bill that allows for the establishment of a public option for insurance coverage, Democrats — despite longing for the proposal for more than a year — won’t even take the bait.

Frankly if the Republicans did this, the Dems should pass the amendment, recall the house, pass it there and be done with the whole mess.

jedinovice
March 24, 2010

The real dark horse is the Philippines.

I’ve made a small fortune by investing in the peso in just three months.

OK, that’s got nothing to do with the subject but with the West in total freefall, and living in what amounts to a communist state without exit visas (yet – but we do have border checks by the Government on its own citizens and you can be refused exit for non payment of a parking fine) I’ve got to get my delight where I can.

I get none this side of the globe.

Carry on. Sorry for disturbing.

Ed the Roman
March 24, 2010

Ryan 2012 has its point too.

Mark Windsor
March 24, 2010

A pox on both their houses.

Allen Lewis
March 24, 2010

I am with Mark Windosr. I don’t like anybody!

Allen Lewis
March 24, 2010

That would be Mark Windsor!

Robb
March 24, 2010

I understand the pox on both houses feelings, but maybe that is one of the reasons we have the crew we do in the White House. Just saying….

Dale Matson
March 24, 2010

I don’t think the idea is for the Republicans to “out clever” the Democrats. Why not put their energy into finding a leader and an agenda they can articulate. If not, the Republicans will continue to be portrayed as the party of “no” and a bunch of cry babies. I wish a younger person with less baggage in the Republican Party could generate the righteous outrage that McCain expresses.

unreconstructed rebel
March 24, 2010

It will be interesting to see how all this settles out. Think about it: the Senate is under no obligation to do anything. Obama has his healthcare. The Democrats in the Senate can claim to have supported him. No one need do (or risk) anything more. If attempts to reconcile in the Senate peter out, it’s the House that gets thrown under the bus.

My money is on the outcome that the Senate allows reconciliation die as they gladly move on to other things.

Ed the Roman
March 24, 2010

There is not any particular reason for the Senate to do anything. THey have what they wanted.

Grandmother
March 24, 2010

Sorry, McCain had his chance, and he is one of the many reasons we are in this mess now! He “reached across the aisle” one too many times, and now his hands are sticky sort of like Pooh……

Time for some new blood, except for a faithful few…..
Grandmother

WannabeAnglican
March 24, 2010

I love Coburn, too. This Texan may have to stop dissing Oklahoma.

Truth Unites... and Divides
March 24, 2010

If Coburn gets the GOP nomination, and its Coburn vs. Obama in 2012….

I’d vote for Coburn in a second!!

But then again, if it’s Palin vs. Obama, I vote Palin.

If it’s Huckabee vs. Obama, I vote Huckabee.

If it’s Jindal vs. Obama, I vote Jindal.

If it’s Condaleeza Rice vs. Obama, I vote Condi.

If it’s General Petraeus vs. Obama, I vote Petraeus.

Anybody but Obama.

Amy P.
March 24, 2010

If it’s a bag of CHEETOS vs. Obama, I’m voting for Cheetos. They can’t sign legislation.

I like Ryan (he’s also my Congressman!). He’s one of the few who can take Obama rhetoric apart in grand fashion.

Ryan/Coburn 2012?

The Little Myrmidon
March 24, 2010

Can’t you people just shut the “Biden” up?

Smurf Breath
March 24, 2010

Why are such drugs covered by the medical plan in the first place?

Daniel Muller
March 24, 2010

Mmm … Cheetos!

Christopher Johnson
March 24, 2010

Actually, Viagra has other medical uses besides, er, uh, that particular one. After my prostate cancer surgery, my doctor strongly urged me to take it since it increases blood flow and speeds healing, er, uh, down there. They’re so enthusiastic about it that after every single one of my follow-up appointments, they’ve given me sample packages of the stuff for free.

Truth Unites... and Divides
March 24, 2010

Obama vs. Rush Limbaugh… I vote Limbaugh!

Obama vs. Ann Coulter… I vote Ann Coulter!

Obama vs. Sarah Hey… I vote, I vote, I vote Sarah Hey!

Dale Matson
March 24, 2010

TU&D,
“Obama vs. Sarah Hey… I vote, I vote, I vote Sarah Hey!”
Good Choice!

Truth Unites... and Divides
March 24, 2010

Blogpost Title: Dark Horse?

Dale Matson,

Sarah Hey is a dark horse against Obama.

;-)

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