Let's say one thing for Sen. Tom (Dr. No) Coburn: he's consistent. Of course, if you are consistently wrong, that's a problem.
Yes, Sooner fans, Dr. No was in Tulsa this week, speaking to those long-suffering working stiffs at the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa. He told 'em how awful things are—in spite of the fact that things aren't that awful.
Turns out, the housing market in these parts is pretty good. Also, unemployment isn't so bad either.
Not bothered by actual facts, Coburn trotted out usual the right-wing talking points, including, as the Tulsa World put it, "the abandonment of the U.S. Constitution."
That and this little bit of exaggeration: The end of the republic is here, Coburn says. The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
This is the usual overheated GOP rhetoric in an election year, but you'd think that a thoughtful Republican with an M.D. behind his name could describe the world is a more or less realistic way.
But if you thought that, you'd be wrong too.