Friday, August 19, 2011

Tom Coburn (R-OK)--Racist Gunloon Lunatic

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) is pretty clownish by low Midwestern standards.  Aside from pandering to the NRA, Coburn's schtick is to maintain a holier-than-thou faux-Christian facade, even when counseling a fellow GOPer on how best to get away with adultery and extortion.

But ever so frequently, Tom Coburn opens his yap and something stupid falls out.  Sometimes, many stupid things.

Yesterday,  Coburn was ranting to a bunch of slack-jawed rubes in his home state and said:

 "It's just a good thing I can't pack a gun on the Senate floor." 

Now, if you or I said we wanted to pack a gun on the Senate floor--to get things done the way we want--we should expect a visit from some law enforcement agencies.

But Coburn wasn't through being an imbecile:

"As an African-American male," Coburn said, Obama received "tremendous advantage from a lot of these programs." 

Who knew?  I guess that's why blacks are doing so much better than whites in this country.

14 comments:

  1. Speaking of racist gunloons, check out this one from "Blue's Blog":

    http://elevenbravotwenty.blogspot.com/2011/08/family-is-fine.html

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  2. Why give him more traffic, Baldur.

    I prefer not to give these people any more attention than they deserve.

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  3. Seemed relevant to the post to illustrate it's not just one gunloon, but more widespread.

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  4. Baldr Odinson:

    I concur with Laci The Dog on not giving any traffic to vile scum (it's prolly why most times my blog is like a ghost town, oh,well) but thank you for having the stomach to do the surveillance.

    Tom Coburn is a piece of shit. I would like to think that he's THE KKKrazzeefuck senator from OK, but then, there's Inhofe.

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  5. African-American? So Obumble really was born in Africa & immigrated to this country? Because otherwise, he'd be an American. I have an African-American friend; he was born in Somalia. That's the only way to be one.

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  6. Hey, TB, how about African-American is a more polite term than what he'd probably call him in private!

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  7. Laci The Dog said...

    Hey, TB, how about African-American is a more polite term than what he'd probably call him in private!


    Nah, unlike you Laci we judge people by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.

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  8. I think Tennesse Budd is just breakin' balls, I can't imagine he really believes what he wrote about what African-American means.

    I like to break balls myself some, so I'm not complaining.

    JadeGold thanks for a great post. That Coburn is a piece of work. OK can have him.

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  9. African American, like being Italian American, Anglo-American like our Laci, or any number of other possible terms, is simply one more identification that people use to indicate their antecedents, usually used with pride by those persons.

    TB either chose to ignore this obvious usage, to do a little ball breakin' as MikeB calls it, or it was a more prejudicial interpretation that buys into the stupid birther conspiracy insanity.

    Or there is the third possibility that he is a teabagger, which would raise the issue of racism again, given the findings of the very smart Notre Dame professor.
    here

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  10. So, TB, ARE you one of those anti-science Tea Partiers?

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  11. Stop projecting said...

    Nah, unlike you Laci we judge people by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.

    To parody the line from the well-known Lone Ranger and Tonto joke,
    "What we White Man?"

    Exactly who is it you are identifying with when you use the word 'we'? Because if it is people who believe that to be African American suggests you were born in Africa, it sounds like you are one of the group identified by the professor from Notre Dame?

    Because this sure looks like right wing racism to me, and the research is all the more plausible in so far as they weren't looking specifically for it.

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  12. The proper link to the story Dog Gone mentions is this

    So what do Tea Partiers have in common? They are overwhelmingly white, but even compared to other white Republicans, they had a low regard for immigrants and blacks long before Barack Obama was president, and they still do.

    Come on, it's just a word.

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  13. You wouldn't by any chance be referring to my Clarence Thomas comment, would you?

    I hate to tell you, but quite a lot of black people agree with that remark.

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  14. right back at ya....August 22, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    So what do Black Panthers have in common? They are overwhelmingly black, but even compared to other black Democrats, they had a low regard for hispanics and whites long before Barack Obama was president, and they still do.

    And they get a pass at racial intimidation from the justice department...

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