Coburn rips the left and right alike

Pat McMahon Contributor
Font Size:

WAGONER – U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn called out Democrats, Republicans, Newt Gingrich, the military-industrial complex, teachers unions and Medicare – to name a few – at a town hall meeting Friday.

“The real problem is that America is asleep,” Coburn said, speaking mostly in response to questions from an audience of about 65 people at the Wagoner Civic Center. “America is not involved. I think this election they’ll be more involved than they ever have been, and the reason is they’re scared.”

The audience generally seemed to find comfort in the potential for a Republican takeover of Congress, but Coburn warned that that alone would not necessarily yield the desired results.

“If the conservatives in Congress gain control and don’t live up to expectations,” he said, “the Republican Party will be dead.”

Full story: Coburn rips the left and right alike | Tulsa World