Politico: Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe is going down swinging, insisting he’ll still send earmarks to his state even though his fellow Senate Republicans are poised to adopt a two-year ban on pet projects.
“I'm going to look out for my state of Oklahoma,” Inhofe told POLITICO. “Obviously, that's what the Constitution says I’m going to do, and I'm going to do it. Let's keep in mind this is over. I'll be the last conservative standing.” [MORE]
Could someone please explain to Mr. Inhofe that with a $3.8 trillion budget where $1.4 trillion must be borrowed, there simply isn’t any bacon to bring back to your state. I have to blame Mitch McConnell for this one. Simply put, McConnell just does not have the cajones to keep Republican senators in line. How I wish Jim DeMint would have taken over. DeMint would not be afraid of punishing wayward Republicans who refuse to get the message that there is no business as usual.
Perhaps Tea Partiers in Oklahoma can sent a clear message to Inhofe that they disapprove of his stance. Kind of like how Ben Nelson got slammed for the same thinking when he cut the Cornhusker Kickback deal.