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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:11 AM

Tom Coburn(R-OK) vote to confirm Kerry to State.

Can anyone tell me why Coburn voted Yes when his homestate collegue Inhofe voted no?
Is it based on his personal friendship with Obama or he actually believes Brown will be coming back to the US Senate within a next 6 months.

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Reply Tom Coburn(R-OK) vote to confirm Kerry to State. (Original post)
NPolitics1979 Jan 2013 OP
patrice Jan 2013 #1
NPolitics1979 Jan 2013 #2
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #3
karynnj Jan 2013 #4

Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:14 AM

1. What does Tom Colburn know about Massachusetts politics?

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Response to patrice (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:23 AM

2. The Texas Oklahoma US Senators Cruz,Cornyn and Inhofe voted No.

Inhofe is some crazy old nut. Cruz is a douche, Not sure for what Cornyn's rationale to vote No.
Coburn voted Yes when he easily could have voted No like his home state colleague.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:32 AM

3. Leadership usually controls how they all vote. They had no good reason to vote against Kerry.

He's been in the Senate forever. He's head of the SFRC. He is not tied to scandal or immoral behavior. The fact that any R's at all voted against him was just to be a token burr in Obama's saddle.

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Response to NPolitics1979 (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:04 AM

4. Coburn and Kerry had a cordial relationship

Coburn's main issue is waste in government. Kerry often praised that work and he often mentioned the ideas Coburn had (stating them as Coburn's). The root of Obama's personal friendship is rooted in that too.

Inhofe's main crusade is that global warming is a hoax - and Kerry has called him the chair of the flat earth caucus many many times. Inhofe said it was Kerry's passionate believe that we need to do something on climate change that was a problem.

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