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RUSH: Tom Coburn, you gotta listen to this, this afternoon at a press conference threatening the Democrats, playing hardball.

COBURN: I want to send a couple of messages to my colleagues in the House. If you voted ‘no’ and you vote ‘yes’ and you lose your election and you think any nomination to a federal position isn’t going to be held in the Senate, I got news for you, it’s going to be held. If you get a deal for you or your district, I’ve already instructed my staff and the staff of seven other senators that we will look at every appropriations bill at every level, at every instance, and we will outline it by district and we will associate that with the buying of your vote. So if you think you can cut a deal now and it not come out ’til after the election, I want to tell you that isn’t going to happen. And be prepared to defend selling your vote in the House.


RUSH: Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma throwing down a gauntlet. When he says your nomination will be held, he means: ‘We’re going to stop it. If you’re gonna get a plum federal job for selling your vote to Barack Obama or Pelosi, you ain’t going to get the job. We’re going to hold it and we’re going to tell everybody what you got, because every nomination has to go through us in the Senate, we’re going to tell everybody what you got before the election so you better be prepared to defend selling your vote in the House.’ This is Tom Coburn, Senator from Oklahoma, and he is a doctor.

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