Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Absurdity: Lewis Spring's Statements About Tom Coburn

Lewis Spring is running against U.S. Senator Tom Coburn. Obviously, hasn't got a clue about Tom Coburn's record.

Spring says this on his campaign website: "[Coburn] is also one of the biggest pork barrel spenders in the United States Senate."

Uh, excuse me? Coburn is one of the most prominent crusaders against pork-barrel spending.

He also states that "[Coburn] continues running for office even after promising to abide by his own self proclaimed term limits." Again, wrong. Coburn pledged to run for no more than three terms when he was in the U.S. House. He served three terms, from 1994-2000. When he ran for Senate in 2004, he pledged to run for no more than two terms. He is finishing up his first term in the Senate; if elected (as he will be, barring major health issues on his part), he will serve a second and final term in the Senate.

Spring doesn't quit while he's way behind, though. He rails against Israel and the "Zionist movement in America". He also states that while he won't be taking campaign donations, he will be selling copies of his country music CD for $12, which will be funding his run.

While I do encourage people to get involved in politics, and run for office, sometimes it can be... embarrassing...