After His Cruz LIE Was Exposed, Debunked, And Condemned By Coburn, Trump REPEATED It On Stage
Tonight Donald Trump had a rally in Beaufort, SC, and while on stage, he repeated his campaign’s earlier fabrication where they attributed a quote to Senator Tom Coburn that he never said. The fake quote was identified and debunked by Jake Tapper, it was written about at multiple sites including here, and the offending Tweets were deleted; surely an admission of guilt. Even so, some | Read More »
Trump Camp FABRICATES Quote of Tom Coburn In Order To Smear Ted Cruz
This tweet probably alarmed a lot of people. Dan Scavino, of the Trump campaign, claimed that Tom Coburn trashed Ted Cruz as “without a doubt, one of the most dishonest people in DC.” That would indeed be a scandalous and damaging thing if it had happened. But it didn’t happen. It’s a lie. UPDATE: After this story and others were published. After the below exposé | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Border Funding Plan is a Bad Idea
Barack Obama has flown to Texas to fundraise. He won’t actually go visit the border. But he did come up with a $3.7 billion plan to deal with what’s happening. Senator Tom Coburn is voicing his opposition. The GOP would be wise to listen to Senator Coburn. As he noted last night on Crossfire, “That’s $60,000 per child we will spend, in emergency money.” He | Read More »
The “Cowardly” Senate Leaders Employ Another Budget Gimmick
Here is exhibit A of why we don’t trust current Senate leadership to do the right thing if they were to win back the majority; they refuse to block new spending when in the minority. Last week, House leadership decided to pass the “doc fix” bill (H.R. 4302) by voice vote. This bill reimburses healthcare providers for the scheduled 24 percent cut in payments for | Read More »
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Tom Coburn Supports Ben Sasse Too
Senator Tom Coburn is endorsing Ben Sasse for the Senate. Sen. Coburn joins an ever growing list of conservatives doing so. National Review, the Club for Growth, RedState, the Senate Conservatives Fund, Mark Levin, Paul Ryan, and more are all on board. In fact, Sasse’s campaign may be the one this year that stands out as united several parts of the conservative movement. About the | Read More »
Aaron Blake on SOTU and the Race to Replace Tom Coburn
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss last night’s State of the Union address, a crazy exchange between a GOP Congressman and a reporter and the latest on the race to replace Senator Tom Coburn.
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In Which Congressman Lankford Proves Our Point
Earlier today, Congressman James Lankford announced his candidacy to replace Senator Coburn in Oklahoma. Groups like Senate Conservatives’ Fund and Madison Project (my day-job employer) pointed out that Lankford has gone along with the establishment leadership in the House on a number of critical votes and that he’d offer more of the same in the Senate. They called on Congressman Jim Bridenstine to get in | Read More »
Oklahoma? Jim Bridenstine. Okay?
To answer the question that keeps invading my vacation in the form of tweets, Facebook messages, texts, and emails — Congressman Jim Bridenstine. Jim is the guy I would support in an instant to replace Senator Coburn in Okalahoma. I don’t know whether he is running or not, but conservatives would be insane to not draft him into the race. In fact, I think conservatives | Read More »
This Just In – Tom Coburn To Retire Before Senate Term Ends UPDATED
His reasoning for retiring early has to due with battling reoccurring cancer. It’ll be after midterms meaning there’ll be a special election scheduled for that time. Likely Republican candidates could be Reps. Tom Cole, James Lankford and my own Jim Bridenstine. And this is on top of other high profile statewide offices up like the Governorship and the Senate seat held by Jim Inhofe. Speaking | Read More »
The Horatius of Oklahoma Exits
Senator Tom Coburn is the very first person I ever asked RedState readers to give money to support. We at RedState declared him Senator Trainwreck, endearingly, when he ran for the Senate. His book, Breach of Trust, is one of the best reads on the corrupting nature of Washington, D.C. Over the past year, with all the budget fights, I’ve said more than my fair | Read More »
From Pig to Man, and From Man to Pig
In 2003, then just Doctor Tom Coburn, published his book. It was titled Breach of Trust: How Washington Turns Outsiders into Insiders. An eye witness account of the Republican Revolution of 1994 and following, journalist Robert Novak wrote the forward to the book. In his forward, Novak noted that Coburn, while serving in the Gingrich House of Representatives, realized “Speaker Gingrich, House Majority Leader Armey | Read More »
Republicans Declare Soviet Union is Here to Stay
Were it Tom Coburn in the White House in 1981 instead of Ronald Reagan, we’d still be dealing with the Soviet Union.Ronald Reagan was in the minority who thought the Soviets should be fought and could be beaten. The majority of Republicans and Democrats alike had so thoroughly bought into detente and peaceful coexistence and containment that Reagan had to fight his own side and | Read More »
Will John Lewis accuse Obama of “comin’ for our children”?
USDA cuts assistance to 600,000 women and children while increasing subsidies for wineries and alcoholic beverage distilleries. Back in 1995 when the first Republican House majority in 40 years proposed welfare reform and a smaller increase in the federal school lunch program than had been appropriated in the previous fiscal year, civil rights icon and Democratic representative of the city of Atlanta in Congress, John | Read More »
16 GOP Senators Being Denounced for Their Vote Did What, Exactly?
Yesterday 16 Republican Senators, including both Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker from Tennessee, joined Democrats in voting to begin debate on legislation expanding background checks on gun purchases. With 68 votes to begin debate, a threatened GOP filibuster was stopped before it started. Grassroots reaction was both swift and pointed. Grassfire.com wrote, “Sen. Harry Reid’s gun-control legislation has cleared the first hurdle … bringing the creation of | Read More »
Why is Bipartisanship a One-Way Street?
We really need to make Republican members of Congress sign a pledge that they will not engage in gang violence against the party. This secretive bipartisan gang work is getting out of hand. While working on ways to stop the hemorrhaging in our party from the Schumer/Rubio amnesty gang, I discovered today that Senator Coburn is working with a Democrat gang to advance a universal | Read More »