From this post at C&L, detailing some of the appalling behavior of Illnois' junior senator -- from John McCain, we expect appalling behavior at this point -- this little nugget:
Senator Tom Coburn has a database of the earmarks that made it into this year’s omnibus – you can see what kinds of projects are funded – things like Army Corps of Engineer projects, funds for Community Colleges, Universities, and other research facilities, foreclosure assistance programs, anti-drug programs, crime prevention programs, vaccine programs, assistance for farmers, green energy projects, medical research, funding for military bases, etc. This is funding that will help keep people in jobs and help innovate at a time when we need to create jobs. So what did Republicans do? They voted against the American people and voted for playing politics – and then they laughed like sociopaths.
And there you have it -- the country's being run by a bunch of sociopaths.
That explains a lot.