Pathetic Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn Says Cuts Must Be Made Before He’ll Support Tornado Relief

coburnBefore the final body count has even come in (which currently stands at 51, with officials telling the medical examiner’s office to expect at least 40 more) a pathetic excuse for a human being, GOP Senator Tom Coburn, will apparently require offsets to spending before he votes in favor of disaster relief for the areas of Oklahoma devastated by tornadoes on Monday.

Yes, you’ve read that correctly.  Even with 20 children confirmed dead, along with 31 others (as of 12:30 am CDT), and countless others with their lives destroyed, this sorry excuse for a human is already playing politics with the lives of Americans who are in desperate need of help.

When did this country become one that only helps its citizens when the “proper budget cuts” have been made?


When lives are lost, ruined and Americans need help because of a natural disaster—we help.  PERIOD.  I don’t give a crap how much it costs.

We don’t leave our citizens stranded, relying on the charity of others (which is always great, and more than anyone could ask for, but more is always needed), just because you want to push some kind of bullshit political agenda.

And this isn’t a new thing for this piece of crap Senator Coburn.  Apparently, this is just his policy.  Anytime there’s a disaster, he has pushed for offsets in spending to cover disaster relief. His most recent attempt to block disaster relief came last fall when he voted against funding for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Even after the Oklahoma City bombing he pushed for offsets in spending.  I’ll say it again..

After a domestic terrorist blew up a federal building in Oklahoma City, killing hundreds, this man pushed for offsets in spending before he would support funding for the victims.

How the hell can anyone vote for someone like Tom Coburn?

After seeing the destruction and devastation that’s fallen upon Oklahoma tonight, anyone who would continue to support this guy should be ashamed of themselves.

Coburn epitomizes everything that Americans should strive not to be.  When people are in desperate need of help, instead of putting politics aside to help people try to put their lives back together—they decide to try and score political points.

Which begs my question, “What kind of sick and sad human beings are you catering to when you score political points by playing politics with people lives?”

I’d encourage every one who reads this to contact Senator Tom Coburn and let him know exactly what you think of his pathetic attempt to play politics with disaster relief for Americans. You can also visit his Facebook page to let him know what you think.

I’m utterly ashamed to call this man an American, and anyone who supports this man should be ashamed of themselves.

Updated death toll as of 4:30 pm CDT 5/21, the medical examiner’s office has said that earlier reports were erroneous.  The current death toll stands at 24 confirmed, including 9 children. 

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About Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has a degree in Political Science. He is a co-founder of Forward Progressives, and author of the popular Right Off A Cliff column. He is also the founder of the Right Off A Cliff facebook page, on which he routinely voices his opinions and stirs the pot for the Progressive movement. Follow Allen on Twitter as well, @Allen_Clifton.

  • http://twitter.com/Discursions Alarms & Discursions

    Besides the fact that your exaggerated numbers, which you as a good human being so obviously were hoping would go up to justify even more government, actually went down because of double counting, what I found most interesting here was the way you, again as a super duper good human being, can, in so many passages, judge the way that others fall short of being human, telling us that, say, someone you disagree with is not just wrong but actually not really even fully a person. Just a pathetic excuse for one. I’m so glad that on the Left we have so many people willing to tell us which among us aren’t fully human or which are simply the poorest excuses for being called human. The sick and sad excuses of humanity need people like you to tell them how, as you see it, they aren’t as human as, say, Democrats and their voters. Some people may say there’s a downside to quite literally dehumanizing your political opponents, but I for one can’t see it. I think once we all see, as Allen Clifton does, that Republicans and those who vote for them aren’t actually human beings in any real sense, we can proceed accordingly. And by “we,” I of course always mean the state, since it’s impossible to imagine people acting in any other way collectively.

  • former Republican

    I think you may have misunderstood his intention. He said that FEMA presently is funded to take care of this Oklahoma situation and no action by congress is needed. What he is against is another spending bill like Sandy relief where pork barrel politics allowed everyone to attach pet spending projects to it and ballooned the price to over 60 billion in cost. I totally agree with his thinking in this case. That SHOULD NOT happen in the Oklahoma relief package and he will not vote for it if that is how it is handled. Tom Coburn is one of the clearest thinkers in the Congress and is trying to get a handle on excessive spending to reel in the deficit. We should applaud him and not castigate his efforts.

  • Kawika Mac

    If Coburn wants federal spending cuts before he will support tornado damage relief, then he should choose which federal spending in Oklahoma he wants to cut.

  • save America

    Good for Sen Coburn. Government doesn’t have the answer to every problem. Take a lesson from the Cajuns in Louisiana after Katrina. Let the private sector take the lead.