Thursday, March 18, 2010

Coburn fires a warning shot to Democrats who sell their health care vote

Senator Tom Coburn threw down the gauntlet today with a warning to Democrats who switch their health care vote to yes in the coming hours and days:


Allahpundit at HotAir surveys the landscape that prompts Coburn's unusual warning:
The key bit is his promise to scrutinize appropriations bills too. That’s how the horse-trading on this one will be done — in future bills, quietly, after the public’s disgust over dealmaking in ObamaCare has abated a bit. In fact, rumors are circulating that Bart Gordon’s vote was purchased with the promise of a job at NASA and that fellow retiree John Tanner might find himself with an ambassadorship if he plays his cards right. Can we place much stock in rumors, though? Remember, it was also rumored that Joe Sestak was offered an administration role if he dropped his challenge to Specter and there were no witnesses to that. Except, er, Joe Sestak.
The Cornhusker Kickback, the Louisiana Purchase, the sudden re-allocation of extra water for drought-plagued Central California districts, now NASA-gate?  The abject corruption is breathtaking.

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