Noted Christian Senator Calls on Wingnut Masses to Pray for Death of Other Senator

12.21.09 Cajun Boy

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Oh hey did you hear the Senate passed a health care reform bill last night at 1am? Yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s a shit bill that everybody hates, but hey they did SOMETHING, so now they can all go home for Christmas and brag about that. Oh, and then there’s this:

In the hours leading up to the vote, renowned Jesus freak/leviathan Republican asshole Tom Coburn asked his fellow Jesus freaks out there in Americaland to pray “that somebody can’t make the vote tonight.”

Of course, Coburn was probably referring to 867-year-old Senator Robert Byrd, but perhaps he was implying that with a little prayer muscle, maybe God would make Harry Reid’s limo skid off of an icy road and into the Potomac?

Reports the Washington Post:

At 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon — nine hours before the 1 a.m. vote that would effectively clinch the legislation’s passage — Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) went to the Senate floor to propose a prayer. “What the American people ought to pray is that somebody can’t make the vote tonight,” he said. “That’s what they ought to pray.”

It was difficult to escape the conclusion that Coburn was referring to the 92-year-old, wheelchair-bound Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.V.) who has been in and out of hospitals and lay at home ailing. It would not be easy for Byrd to get out of bed in the wee hours with deep snow on the ground and ice on the roads — but without his vote, Democrats wouldn’t have the 60 they needed.

Afterward, Senator Dick Durbin called Coburn out on it…

Tom Coburn gives Christianity a bad name.