November 19, 2014 11:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn has a dire warning about President Obama’s Thursday immigration announcement.

“The country’s going to go nuts, because they’re going to see it as a move outside the authority of the president, and it’s going to be a very serious situation,” Coburn said on Capital Download. “You’re going to see — hopefully not — but you could see instances of anarchy. … You could see violence.”

Coburn, 66, is a conservative Republican but one who has a personal relationship with Obama. They entered the Senate in the same class, elected in 2004, and the new senators from opposite ends of the political spectrum and their spouses immediately hit it off at an orientation dinner. Last year, the president wrote a tribute in Time magazine to Coburn as “someone who speaks his mind (and) sticks to his principles.”

“I really like the guy,” Coburn, 66, told USA TODAY’s weekly video newsmaker series Wednesday. “I thought he’s neat, and I think Michelle’s a neat lady…

“Instead of having the rule of law handling in our country today, now we’re starting to have the rule of rulers, and that’s the total antithesis of what this country was founded on,” Coburn says. “Here’s how people think: Well, if the law doesn’t apply to the president … then why should it apply to me?”[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

26 responses to Republican Senator: ‘You Could See Violence’ After Obama Immigration Announcement

  1. Ron Jackson November 20th, 2014 at 12:06 am

    All right wingers want to see this president and his family assassinated. End of stroy

  2. Obewon November 20th, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Big OIl (R-OK) Coburn is admitting that 85+ are shot by guns every day in the USA plus another 280 shot every day. It sure is amazing how Every Single one of the right wing clowns claiming to follow “Jesus” always lie like hell.

  3. rg9rts November 20th, 2014 at 3:48 am

    This idiot should be arrested along with that buttwipe Nixon for inciting to riot.

  4. Eugene Kiedrowski November 20th, 2014 at 7:11 am

    This the excuse those ‘white’ right-wing racist bastard are looking for to eliminate a bunch of people of color to ensure racial domination. Those left would be told to cower and do as Massa say or face the penalty. Back to the 50’s, the 1850’s.

  5. Jake November 20th, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Is this not a blatant call to harm our president? The Republicans are jumping the shark here.

  6. Matt Dillon November 20th, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Let’s not go off the deep end.

  7. Schuyler Thorpe November 20th, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Just so you know? I’m waiting for that ‘civil war’ the right-wingers promised us would happen if the ACA was ever enacted into law back in 2010.

    5 years now and…no biggie. Right?

    • Bunya November 20th, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      …and what about those “death panels” we were promised?

  8. alan carter November 20th, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Strike FEAR. Hey, it’s worked before. PATHETHIC!!

  9. Angelo_Frank November 20th, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Arrest the dunderhead Coburn for inciting violence.

  10. Michael Hayden November 20th, 2014 at 11:27 am

  11. FMJ November 20th, 2014 at 11:28 am

    But it was OK for Reagan to let almost 4 million stay here and no one said a thing?? Obama told you to handle it before you went on vacation, and you went on vacation instead and told him to handle it, so you get what ever he decides. If Congress had done it’s job, would there be violence??

  12. Dwendt44 November 20th, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Does he mean that the KKK will start something because a million or two aliens that have been here for years and years can stay a little longer?

    • tracey marie November 20th, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      over 50% of the immigrants have been in the country between 10-25 years. Now the right has a problem

  13. Bunya November 20th, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    “…. now we’re starting to have the rule of rulers…”
    Where was Coburn’s concern for the rule of law during the Reagan administration? Dubya’s administration? Funny how the republicans became real patriotic all of a sudden like.

  14. John_St_John November 20th, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    I would like to perpetuate violence upon Tom Coburn’s skull with a #32 Louisville Slugger.

  15. debdebbyg November 20th, 2014 at 2:48 pm


    noun si-ˈdi-shən

    : the crime of saying, writing, or doing something that encourages people to disobey their government

  16. allison1050 November 20th, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    None of those asses have any idea what this country was founded on.

  17. Janet Dimperio November 20th, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    There he goes. Thinking with his prostate again. I’m just so proud he’s from Oklahoma.

  18. tracey marie November 20th, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Now the whites in power are calling for violence against minorities, this racist garbage has got to stop. The party of ignorance needs to stop marginalizing and denigrating the President

  19. alfredpeterson November 20th, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Of course it was ok when Raygun & Bush did it. But they weren’t democrats nor were they black.

  20. emma richmond November 20th, 2014 at 5:03 pm


    • tracey marie November 20th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

      while we agree with you we do not see the reason to shout. Turn off your caps lock key

  21. eric2001 November 20th, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Well, nobody went crazy when George W did exactly the same thing. The republicans really have a short memory, when it serves their purpose of demonizing the current president.

  22. southsidemike November 21st, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Translation: “Some of our base are crazy assholes and will become terrorists at the drop of a hat.”

  23. OldLefty November 22nd, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Stephen Colbert;

    “If Obama doesn’t deport these people who are already here, I can only imagine how violent the American people will be when they wake up to see how same things are.”