Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) got mercilessly mocked by Jon Stewart last night for cutting up an enormous fake “credit card” on the floor of the Senate to protest the rising federal debt levels. But that didn’t stop him from pulling the trick once again on Fox News Thursday afternoon, this time without a pair of scissors and with a lot more success.
Coburn began by criticizing Speaker John Boehner’s short-term debt deal, saying the real question is whether Congress will continue to raise the debt ceiling without addressing major spending issues.. “We continue to raise the debt limit and don’t fix the real problems,” he said. “We ought to use the debt limit as a way to attract a coalition to actually fix the problem.”
When The Real Story host Gretchen Carlson brought up Coburn’s credit card antics, he revealed an identical prop that read “Washington” across the front, had the national debt in place of the card number and an expiration date of 10/13. “Should we get another one or should we rip this one up?” he asked as he successfully tore it asunder.
“Well, I’m so glad that the second time around you were actually able to rip the entire credit card for us,” Carlson said, before letting Coburn go.
Watch video below, via Fox News:
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