Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Coburn Cobags

Senator Tom Coburn has dropped out of doing the tough work needed to come to some sort of compromise.

May 17 (Bloomberg) -- Senator Tom Coburn said he will stop attending deficit-cutting negotiations by the bipartisan "Gang of Six" senators, saying the group is unlikely to reach an agreement.

"We're at an impasse. There's no reason to sit and talk about the same things over and over," Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, said after the group met today in Washington. He said that "right now" he doesn't plan to attend any more of the group's meetings.

Hey, um, Senator? It's not like there's anything on the line here, you know. Just the future of the greatest nation on the face of the planet ever, as well as your children's and grandchildren's future.

Not that you really care about people's families...

My instinct tells me he dropped out more because of the Ensign scandal than not wanting to roll up his sleeves. If he dropped out to keep an unwanted distraction out of the proceedings, then I'm wrong and I apologize. If that's why he left the Group of Six, however, he should have come up with a better excuse than blaming the other five men.