Obama's Strange Way Of "Uniting"
by Jeff Dinelli
While Barack Obama joins with John Edwards in attacking everything Hillary Clinton does or says, he claims he "can bring the country together in a way she cannot do." Since becoming a senator, Obama brags of forging friendships with Republicans, saying, "The opportunities are there to create a more effective relationship between parties." Members of the other party he would seek help from include Sens. Richard Lugar of Indiana, John Warner of Virginia and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma.
It's this last guy who should raise some eyebrows. "I would also seek out people like Tom Coburn, who is probably the most conservative member of the U.S. Senate. He has become a friend of mine." Coburn is probably best known for advocating the death penalty for doctors and caregivers who perform abortions. As reported in The American Prospect, during his 2004 campaign for his senate seat Coburn claimed the town of Colgate, Oklahoma lesbianism was "so rampant in some of the schools...that they'll let only one girl go to the bathroom." He's been quoted as saying, “The gay community has infiltrated the very centers of power in every area across this country, and they wield extreme power … Why do you think we see the rationalization for abortion and multiple sexual partners? That’s a gay agenda.” Also during his campaign, Obama's friend called global warming "just a lot of crap." When NBC showed "Schindler's List" in 1997, then-Congressman Coburn lamented that the network had taken television "to an all-time low, with full-frontal nudity, violence and profanity." He also said the broadcast should outrage parents and decent-minded individuals everywhere. Coburn described the airing of Schindler's List as "...irresponsible sexual behavior...I cringe when I realize that there were children all across this nation watching this program."
Would we want a President Obama "uniting" the country with the help of men such as this?