Thursday, September 25, 2008

Just a Bit More About Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK)

This guy …

… says the death penalty should apply to people who perform abortions.

… pushed for a law that would give doctors the right to demand an HIV test before they treat a patient, and

… would allow insurance companies to demand an HIV test before issuing a policy.

… tried to block a bill recognizing the 100th birthday of Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, saying her book promoted “junk science.”

… complained that Silent Spring led to the unfair outlawing of insecticides such as DDT.

… said, “The gay community has infiltrated the very centers of power [in this country] …”

… also said, “[The gay] agenda is the greatest threat to our freedom that we face today.”

… was seen doing a crossword puzzle during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Count Chief Justice John Roberts.

… attacked NBC for airing the Oscar-winning film, Schindler’s List, calling it “irresponsible sexual behavior.”

And this is the guy …

… who's holding up critical funding for Amtrak on a technicality because, he said yesterday, Amtrak’s food service operation loses money. (See previous post.)

There's a lot more, but you get the picture. By the way, this guy is a medical doctor. Is that scary, or what!

1 comment:

Mike said...

It could be written off as taking principled stands until the use of the parliamentary technicality. That's regrettably part of today's Republican brand.