Tom Coburn used to be one of the most conservative senators in the senate, but now that is over. He is a liberal, a communist, and a lesbian, starting this afternoon. Mostly a lesbian, an old lesbian. What he did is tell the folks at a recent town hall that Nancy Pelosi is a “nice lady,” as if she’d never aborted 32 million babies a few weeks ago with her Hammer! This led to some jeering, and then more jeering when he told a lady that the major point of health care reform was not to put people in jail, and that that’s just crap Fox News says to manipulate people, and that people should read a range of news outlets to be properly informed in the national debate. Why is lesbian Tom Coburn such a Muslim?
CONSTITUENT: If there is a possibility of imprisonment, then that’s taking away our liberty. And so, to me, I don’t understand the people who are questioning the constitutionality of this, which I applaud them and I hope our Democrat attorney general will join that fight. But the next question I have is if they can put us in prison, take away our prison, take away our liberty, are they not trampling on our fifth amendment rights by putting it under the IRS?
CONSTITUENT: Because the IRS thinks you’re guilty.
CONSTITUENT: Until proven innocent.
COBURN: I want everybody else to get answer a question, ask a question, so let me. The intention is not to put anybody in jail. That makes for good TV news on Fox, but that isn’t the intention. There is the intention, though, to use the Internal Revenue Service to hold you accountable and you have to prove that you have bought health insurance.
Why can’t Tom Coburn understand that if you can be imprisoned for something, like breaking a law — this new liberal “tax evasion” concept — then that is not in the constitution or whatever? We’ve all heard of “prisons” before. They had them in the Soviet Union, in Barney Frank’s district.
Later on, hellfire:
COBURN: Now that’s the truth. That’s the words. So, I want to set that precedent. So I’m 180 degrees in opposition to the Speaker. She’s a nice lady. I don’t think we can wait.
CROWD REACTS LOUDLY
COBURN: Come on now. She is a nice. How many of y’all have met her? She is a nice person. She’s a nice person. You know, let me give you a little lesson here. I hope you will listen to me. Just because somebody disagrees with you doesn’t mean that they’re not a good person. And I want to tell ya, I’ve been in the Senate for five years and I’ve taken a lot of that because I’ve been on the small side, both in the Republican Party and the Democrat Party. Just because I don’t agree with them, it doesn’t mean I’m bad. It means I have a legitimate point of view that’s different than theirs. And what we have to have is make sure we have a debate in this country so that you can see what’s going on and make the determination yourself. So, don’t catch yourself being biased by Fox News that somebody’s no good. The people in Washington are good. They just don’t know what they don’t know.
Somewhere, David Frum is getting fired from another job.