Obama’s misguided ‘friends’ in high placesBy Jonathan P. Hicks
Sen. Tom Coburn readily acknowledges that he considers Barack Obama to be a friend and that he has great respect for the president. Last week, Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, was asked by a reporter in Tulsa whether the president was seeking to destroy the country with his policies. Here was the senator's answer:
"No, I don't. He's a very bright man," Coburn said, sounding very much like a friend.
Then, Coburn starts to veer. "His intent isn't to destroy. It's to create dependency because it worked so well for him."
The friend gets more chilling. "As an African-American male, coming through the progress of everything he experienced, he got tremendous benefit through a lot of these programs," Coburn continued, sounding a little less friend-like. "So he believes in them. I just don't believe they work overall, and in the long run, they don't help our country. But he doesn't know that because his life experience is something different."
With friends like Coburn, who needs foes?Complete article here.