by: the Common Constitutionalist
I never knew much about former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn. The few things I had read in years gone by led me to believe that the Republican was kind of a middle-of-the-road guy. Not conservative, but not full on establishment. This is no longer my position.
ThinkProgress , as we know, is about as far left as one can get without falling off the edge of the earth. I usually glance at their site just to see what the extremist extreme left is up to, but then I saw this title: “Former GOP Senator Trashes Party Presidential Field: ‘Scares Me to Death,’ ‘Not Ready for Prime Time.’”
Okay, that intrigued me enough to read on, only to find that the GOP Senator is the aforementioned Coburn.
Now, back in 2011, the New York Times wrote that “Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma was a Tea Partier long before the movement even had a name, the family physician who came to Washington to hammer on Democrats and Republicans alike. His years of bill blocking earned him the nickname Dr. No.”
Now fast-forward to 2015 and MSNBC quoting Coburn as saying: “I think Hillary’s experience would make her a very effective president, I think, if she were to win. First of all, she’s been on the inside of politics for a long time, so she knows the inside game inside and out. She also knows the relationship game. Her husband was great at it.” read more