Yes, Coburn, You Really Are a RINO.

Another case of Butthurt in the First Degree from a Republican Congressleech who doesn’t much like being reminded that refusing to fight, no matter what the odds, doesn’t translate into “heroism” and “commitment.”

“I’m getting all sorts of e-mails from people that supported me because they’ve been totally misled about what’s possible…I’d love to get rid of Obamacare. But I don’t see a path forward to doing that until the president is out of office.”

And you are, of course, missing the point. That, by the way, is the charitable interpretation. The more likely one is that you don’t really give a flying fuck what the Americans who were daft enough to vote for you have to deal with for the next three years as long as you have a subject to raise funds on. After all, you’ve got yours. YOU don’t look at losing your job, your home and your healthcare coverage because of a law that you won’t even fight against.

Listen, you drooling twat, there isn’t anybody on the Defund It side who doesn’t realize that getting past a veto is impossible at this point. Or, at the very least, extremely unlikely.

But your “strategy” of just telling the American people to lay back, close their eyes and enjoy it for another three years and then, THEN you’ll fight, fight, FIGHT FIERCELY INDEED, to get it repealed isn’t exactly, how can we put it diplomatically?, “inspiring.”

There is value in fighting even though you can’t win. First and foremost the value of showing your increasingly disillusioned constituents that you actually know what fighting is, but also creating a rallying point, getting the message out and building a platform and a battlefield where you can win in the future.

Constantly rolling over does NOT convince the teeming masses upon which the success of your future fight depends that you’ll bother fighting even then and, without their enthusiasm, without their backup, without them driving people to the polls, there won’t BE a future fight, you inexcusably imbecilic fucktard.

But then you’ll just fall back on your current excuse, won’t you? “We don’t have the votes, so let’s don’t be beastly to the socialists. But we’ll fight the NEXT time!”

Fuck you. We’ve heard that refrain so many times now that it doesn’t even make the needle on the Enthusiasm Meter twitch, yet we’re the Bad Guys for pointing out that a limp-wristed fuck who won’t even try to fight unless victory is ensured isn’t exactly the sort of guy anybody would want to rally to the banner of? You think the 101st told the Nazis to go fuck themselves at Bastogne because they knew they were going to win? Should they, perhaps, rather have surrendered because things looked pretty hopeless? According to your idea of “courage”, they obviously should. And everybody should have praised them for their “pragmatism” forever more.

Or how about, say, Leonidas? Thank Zeus that he, when faced with the enormous might of Xerxes, pragmatically decided that there was no way in Hades that he could win at Thermopylae and heroically packed up his Spartans and went back home, thus setting a heroic example of realistic pragmatism that would rally the Hellenic nations and ultimately crush the Persian invasion.

Oh wait. That’s not how it really went down, was it?

Just shut up, you puling coward.

Go put some ice on that butt of yours and decide whether you’re here to lead, follow or get the fuck out of the way.

Until then, kindly shut up.

Coward.

Thatisall.

22 comments

  1. 1
    LC Light29ID - The Imperial Asshole growls and barks:

    “I’m getting all sorts of e-mails from people that supported me because they’ve been totally misled about what’s possible…I’d love to get rid of Obamacare. But I don’t see a path forward to doing that until the president is out of office.”

    Imagine the 2nd Marine Division saying that while trudging towards the beach at Tarawa or the 116th Infantry saying that while struggling at Omaha.

    Fucking Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys…every goddamn one of’em.

  2. 2
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    you don’t really give a flying fuck what the Americans who were daft enough to vote for you

    Tut, tut, my good man. No one” voted” for me. I was ordained by the Lord, thy God, who pointed unto me with his arm clad in the purest shimmering samite signifying by Divine providence that I, Tom Coburn, was chosen by His will to rule over you lot – given dominion over you and yours as was Adam over the beasts. Whatever earthly machinations you peasants went through was nothing more than an affirmation of His design. To say that you matter naught to me is to give yourself far, far greater importance than you could ever hope to achieve in a million lifetimes.

  3. 3
    Cougar1978 growls and barks:

    Let’s see Coburn. He can join Cornhole Cornyn, McLame, B#tch McCockless, Corker, that Wyoming Asshole who cussed out Ted Cruz, Murkowski, Snowe or Collins, on the RINO Hunting List.

  4. 4
    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    Filthy traitors are worse the the Marxists they enable.

  5. 5
    Eric Praline growls and barks:

    Since Your Imperial Majesty brought up Leonidas and the 300, here’s Col. West analyzing the defund fight through the example of Thermopylae.

  6. 6
    Tallulah growls and barks:

    Imperator, Citizens: This, I think, will be to your taste. In the spirit of RESISTANCE. (Read it through to see what the title means; also, emphases mine.)

    ZIG-ZAGGING AGAINST OBAMACARE

    Posted by William A. Jacobson [@ Legal Insurrection] Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 7:45pm

    I realize I have re-posted this a number of times. The original post was November 11, 2008, a week after Obama’s first election. Because I knew we had elected Door No. 2.

    Watching Ted Cruz and others on the floor of the Senate tonight, I have to repost it again.

    Is It Time For Conservatives To Sit Down In The Snow?

    Conservatives face a choice. Yield to “progressive” policies which, once implemented will take a generation to undo, or stand on principles of free enterprise, individual liberty, and capitalism? Giving in is much easier, but in the long run more costly. We can learn a lot about the power of standing on principle from Anatoly Sharansky ….

    Sharansky spent almost a decade in Soviet prison because of his activities on behalf of Jews who wanted to emigrate to Israel. Sharansky was subjected to torture and other indignities, but never lost his spirit. Sharansky notoriously refused to obey even the most mundane orders from his captors. Sharansky understood that to compromise even a little would lead to compromising a lot. Throughout his ordeal, Sharansky kept his spirits alive by reading a small book of psalms.

    As Sharansky was being led to the airplane that would take him from the Soviet Union to East Germany for the exchange, the Soviets confiscated his book of psalms. It would have been easy for Sharansky simply to keep walking towards the plane and freedom. But Sharansky understood that the Soviets confiscated his book of psalms not because they wanted the book, but because they wanted to show that even in this last moment, they were in control.

    In front of reporters covering his departure, Sharansky sat in the snow refusing to move unless the Soviets gave him back his book of psalms. Here was this diminutive man, after 10 years in prison, on the verge of freedom, refusing to budge unless one of the world’s two superpowers gave him back his book. And give him back his book of psalms they did.

    Sharansky proceeded to the plane, where he read Psalm 30: “I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.”

    Jay Nordlinger’s 2005 interview with Sharansky recounts not only the episode in the snow, but also the final moments when Sharansky walked to the car for the exchange:

    Sharansky spent nine years in the Gulag, a harrowing time in which he demonstrated what resistance is. More than 400 of those days were spent in punishment cells; more than 200 were spent on hunger strikes. His refusal to concede anything to the Soviet state was almost superhuman. This was true to the very last. When they relinquished him to the East Germans, they told him to walk straight to a waiting car — “Don’t make any turns.” Sharansky zig-zagged his way to that car.

    Isn’t it time for conservatives and supporters of free enterprise, individual liberty, and capitalism in the Congress and elsewhere to do the political equivalent of sitting down in the snow? When told by the new administration, the majority party in Congress, and the mainstream media to walk straight, isn’t it time to zig and zag?

    Sitting in the snow was not a rational strategy for Sharansky.

    Had it been the fight against Obamacare, supposedly wiser people than he would have counseled caution, urging him to wait until the Soviet Union collapsed of its own weight to make his stand. Not realizing that stands such as that taken by Sharansky in the snow ultimately would cause the collapse.

    –William Jacobson

    LEGAL INSURRECTION is a great blog. Jacobson is a Dissident Lawyer.

    Sit in the Snow = Become the REFUSENIKS!!!!!

  7. 7
    Tallulah growls and barks:

    And there’s always this:

    “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed;

    if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly;

    you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival.

    There may even be a worse case:

    You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory — because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

    Winston the Great

    BTW: George Orwell, who greatly admired Churchill, named “Winston” in the novel 1984 after him as a tribute.

  8. 8
    Greywolf125 growls and barks:

    One of the true positives of the internet is that you can find articulate people expressing and clarifying troubling concerns that help you focus and seek starts of solutions.

    Consider this quote by Winston Churchill. Do recall his mother was an American pilloried by the British snobbery. Do recall he was abandoned and later scorned by many of the very people whose lives and way of life he saved.

    http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/winstonchu130619.html

    “Courage is the first human quality …”

    and

    We are looking down the barrel or into the abyss of going from the “smartest person in the room” to the “smartest woman in the world” whose “turn it is to be President”.

    Well said, Misha & commenters

  9. 9
    NR Pax growls and barks:

    Senator Coburn, you were not put in that office to warm a chair and mark time. If doing your job is so scary and demeaning, step down and fade away.

  10. 10
    Greywolf125 growls and barks:

    Over the last months and just past weeks, I have removed my listing from the campaign sites of coburn, cornyn, and rubio.

    During Cruz’ marathon, I sent his a token donation. A “”money where mouth is”?

    …………………………..

    Off topic, but salient as to our overall catastrophe is Noonan, through Drudge from WSJ – – “Small President”

    online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303342104579099623833385780.html?mod=rss_mobile_uber_feed

    kerrytard must have had some botox seep into his brain — he does not even perceive he has had his _ _ s handed to him

  11. 11
    LC Ogrrre growls and barks:

    Tom Coburn has turned into such a disappointment in the last few years. When first elected, he was a standup Republican. He was such a pain in the ass that the Senate tried to make him either give up his medical practice or resign from the Senate. He did neither. Early in his career as a Senator, he made some very good conservative votes that were not popular with Ear Leader and the Commucrats. These days he’s turned into a huge pussy. It is time for him to either nut up and do his job, no matter how hopeless he considers it, or he needs to resign, come on back to Oklahoma, and try to make a living as a Physician under the law he considers bad, but won’t fight to repeal.

  12. 12
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    LC Ogrrre @ #:

    Tom Coburn has turned into such a disappointment in the last few years. When first elected, he was a standup Republican.

    Republicans “grow” in office. Like surrender and betrayal, it’s just what they do, though unlike the former, it’s partly forced on them by their philosophy. It’s part of the problem with being “conservative” – the very things that you defend tend to “grow” over time. Yesterday’s outrage is today’s fact is tomorrow’s cherished tradition.

  13. 13
    Eric Praline growls and barks:

    Here are the 19 who actually had the balls to fight:
    Crapo (R-ID)
    Cruz (R-TX)
    Enzi (R-WY)
    Fischer (R-NE)
    Grassley (R-IA)
    Heller (R-NV)
    Inhofe (R-OK)
    Lee (R-UT)
    Moran (R-KS)
    Paul (R-KY)
    Portman (R-OH)
    Risch (R-ID)
    Roberts (R-KS)
    Rubio (R-FL)
    Scott (R-SC)
    Sessions (R-AL)
    Shelby (R-AL)
    Toomey (R-PA)
    Vitter (R-LA)

  14. 14
    Eric Praline growls and barks:

    Here’s a list of the RINO cunts who voted with Harry Reid to fund OstalinCare:
    Alexander (R-TN)
    Ayotte (R-NH)
    Barrasso (R-WY)
    Blunt (R-MO)
    Boozman (R-AR)
    Burr (R-NC)
    Chambliss (R-GA)
    Chiesa (R-NJ)
    Coats (R-IN)
    Coburn (R-OK)
    Cochran (R-MS)
    Collins (R-ME)
    Corker (R-TN)
    Cornyn (R-TX)
    Graham (R-SC)
    Hoeven (R-ND)
    Isakson (R-GA)
    Johanns (R-NE)
    Johnson (R-WI)
    Kirk (R-IL)
    McCain (R-AZ)
    McConnell (R-KY)
    Murkowski (R-AK)
    Thune (R-SD)
    Wicker (R-MS)

    Flake (R-AZ) and Hatch (R-UT) didn’t vote, so they may as well have voted with the traitors.

  15. 15
    L.O.R. Ankle biter growls and barks:

    Senator Richard Burr on twitter today

    Filibustering such a bill is not only the height of hypocrisy, but also lays bare for the world the hollowness of this so-called strategy.

    Not been able to find an official rollcall yet, but I know which way both mine went. I repeat. One is a squish and one is an actual democrat. Both need to go. NC needs two new senators, yesterday. Ah, looks like others found the roll call. Now we all know. Fuck ’em all, every last one.

  16. 16
    watchyerlane growls and barks:

    Good morning, fellow Rotties, keep an eye on the news today. I have a suspicion you may very well see the 21st century Lexington and Concord at noon eastern time today. Today is the multi-state Stop FEMA Now rally and the one in Toms River NJ looks to be the rowdiest of all. Pissed off seniors, militia, 2A folks many of whom also happen to be waterfront owners that got viciously ass raped by both Christie and Obama and have had enough.
    Keep an eye on the news, the 3rd American Revolution may kick off this afternoon. I will be shooting video all afternoon in case something good breaks out.

  17. 17
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    US Federal Deficit/Debt Details

    2012 total federal government spending: $3.54 trillion
    2012 total federal government revenues: $2.45 trillion
    2012 federal budget deficit: $1.1 trillion
    2012 mandatory spending $2.24 trillion

    Mandatory spending plus net interest on the national debt equals 63% of total spending. Mandatory spending plus net interest on the national debt equals 91% of total government revenue.

    The U.S. Treasury must borrow $4.2 billion per business day

    In 1944 U.S. national debt reached $204.1 billion. It reached the $1 trillion mark in 1981. By 2008 U.S. national debt zoomed to $10 trillion. Only 3 years later, it reached $14.3 trillion. By April of 2013 total outstanding debt for the U.S. federal government reached $16.8 trillion.

    The U.S. Treasury collects approximately $180 billion a month; enough to pay nearly most of the important bills like:
    $59 billion per month for Social Security.
    $58 billion per month for National Defense.
    $38 billion per month for Medicare.
    $17 billion per month for Net Interest.

    After that, the U.S. Treasury will have approximately $8 billion to fill in critical holes. Even so, it will not be enough to fulfill all of the federal government’s financial contractual obligations. They will be short approximately $100 billion per month.

    When will it be too much debt? $20trillion, $30trillion. It will have to stop one day. Whenever that day comes, it will be painful and disruptive. The sooner that day arrives, the less disruptive it will be.
    Obamacare is Nearly Here

    Two days and counting: OMG! Obamacare is almost here; the straw on the camels back that is America. Efforts to defund the program or delay the individual mandate should continue and a temporary government shutdown may result. The probability of success is not high, though is absolutely zero if no effort is made.

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama in January 2010…remember: the premise for the law was to provide health insurance for the estimated 30 million Americans who did not have it. Remember the vote on passage in the Senate occurred late on Christmas Eve 2009; under the cloak of darkness. The Senate passed the law 60-39 with not a single Republican in support. The House passed the law only days before 219-212 with 34 Democrats voting Nay. Remember Dem Rep Bart Stupak and the abortion provision in the law. Remember the political theater. Recent estimates indicate as many as 120,000 abortions per year could be covered by Obamacare. Remember businesses have been granted a 1 year delay to comply. Remember Congress and their staff are subsidized.

    To be a supporter of Obamacare one must willfully neglect the cost side of the cost/benefit analysis. America’s central government cannot afford Obamacare. Cost projections have already more than doubled. Billions in new tax revenues will be swamped by many billions more in new costs. Obamacare will serve to accelerate America’s relative decline amongst nations, the decay in the quality of medical care, our standard of living, and the dependency on government handouts for the basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter.

    When needs are provided by another, wants are compromised.

  18. 18
    LC SmokeyBehr growls and barks:

    Any of the Congresscritters or D-Bags on TV that say shit like “It was passed by Congress, signed by the President, and upheld by SCotUS” is a worthless RINO and should be figuratively beaten to a pulp. I’m sick of those MFers rolling over and pissing all over themselves at Dingy Harry’s feet.

  19. 19
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    Greywolf125 @ #:

    salient as to our overall catastrophe is Noonan

    Unfortunately, Peggy is trying to re-rat back to being on the Right after swooning over the Obamessiah. Doesn’t diminish what she says, I suppose, but it’s more jilted lover than astute observer.

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    rickn8or growls and barks:

    …I’d love to get rid of Obamacare. But I don’t see a path forward to doing that until the president is out of office.”

    Soooo. FDR’s been out of office for a spell; you ready to step up and take a swing at eliminating Social Security??

    And instead of talking about Thermopylae, talk about the Alamo. If Cornyn doesn’t understand then, beat his ass.

  21. 21

    LC SmokeyBehr says:

    Any of the Congresscritters or D-Bags on TV that say shit like “It was passed by Congress, signed by the President, and upheld by SCotUS” is a worthless RINO and should be figuratively beaten to a pulp. I’m sick of those MFers rolling over and pissing all over themselves at Dingy Harry’s feet.

    Figuratively? Figuratively? :em08:
    rickn8or says:

    And instead of talking about Thermopylae, talk about the Alamo. If Cornyn doesn’t understand then, beat his ass.

    Indeed.