TOM COBURN [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
Not to be too cheesy about government service, but watching the Senate Judiciary Committee as I just did, however casually (i.e. while multitasking)...Tom Coburn just strikes you quite often as the good-guy, citizen legislator who really cares about good ole things like (what is actually in) the Constitution and "integrity." You know where he's coming from, and he wants his opponents to be just as up front. Anyway, his presence both encourages you that such people are in public service and infuriates you that they get a lot of grief for that which encourages you--that he's an actual true-to-life citizen legislator. Even if his colleagues want to make him not be.
Posted at 12:45 PM
Yes, that CONSTITUTION lovin' is really deep amongst the GOP at the moment -- a group that cannot apparently bother to actually fucking read the Fourth Amendment. I'm guessing that Mr. "I Love the Constitution SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much I'll only sterolize Native Americans without Consent" Coburn is a big fan of the warrentless wiretap. Abortions for none, warrentless wiretaps for all!
Other profoundly Constitutional Thoughts of Senator Coburn:
1. "I favor the death penalty," Coburn told the AP last week, "for abortionists and other people who take life."
2. “The gay community has infiltrated the very centers of power in every area across this country, and they wield extreme power … Why do you think we see the rationalization for abortion and multiple sexual partners? That’s a gay agenda.”
Yes, he's just the very model of a modern major moron.
Beep, Beep Bitches, the new Bill of Rights of Coburn & Lopez et al:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of a religion - except Christian ones, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof - except Christian ones; or abridging the freedom of speech, unless it is critical of Dear Leader, or of the
Have a gun, enjoy!
No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. Ha! Time of Peace! Enjoy the Halliburton Hotel.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by a pure jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, unless there are a lot of black people there, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law (are there black people there?), and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation (are you a black guy? a liberal? a liberal black guy?);
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, upon offending Republicans nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted, unless they are cool and you are poor.
NO ABORTIONS, NO BUTT SEX!
Kind of redundant. How about... Feel free to burn that cross?