Sen Coburn: a good thing I can't pack a gun on the Senate floor

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    Republican Sen Tom Coburnon Tues told a reporter from the Tulsa World, "It's just a good thing I can't pack a gun on the Senate floor", referring to his disgust with the debt ceiling vote. The remark was delivered at an event in OK. At another point, a man asked Coburn whether Obama wants to destroy America. Coburn responded by saying that Obama is a bright man, but, "as an African-American male," he received "tremendous advantage" from government programs.

    So, not only did Coburn make extremely questionable remarks (especially considering the recent attack on Rep Giffords) about bringing guns to the Senate floor; he also managed to make some borderline racist remarks regarding Obama. Nice one, Tom. :clap2:

     
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    Why can't senators carry guns to work?
     
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    "...make extremely questionable remarks..."

    * Obama: “They Bring a Knife…We Bring a Gun”
    ** Obama to His Followers: “Get in Their Faces!”
    ** Obama on ACORN Mobs: “I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!”
    ** Obama to His Mercenary Army: “Hit Back Twice As Hard”
    ** Obama on the private sector: “We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick.“
    ** Obama to voters: Republican victory would mean “hand to hand combat”
    ** Obama to lib supporters: “It’s time to Fight for it.”
    ** Obama to Latino supporters: “Punish your enemies.”
    ** Obama to democrats: “I’m itching for a fight.”
    Who said that? - Atlas Shrugs
     
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    Seems like the pro gun republican controlled house would at least allow them to carry guns there?
     
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    And? Did Obama say that he wants to bring a gun to debates? And what about Coburn's remarks about Obama? You just ignore those, right?
     
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    Right. He ignores, because he agrees.
     
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    It's hyperbole, man...just like the Obama statements.
     
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    His remarks were unacceptable.
     
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    True... but they were unacceptable hyperbole, in both cases... him and Obama. There should be no place for that type of remark. However, then you get into the whole 'free speech' thing, and it starts to get ugly.
     
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    Lame. We all know what Sen. Coburn meant. He's frustrated with Congress.

    I'll admit the African-American stereotyping is bad, though.
     

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