Tom Cole, (R) 4th District U.S. Representative, was the guest on Flash Point. He was the only Congressman who voted yes to end the shutdown and allow an increase in the debt ceiling. He said he was looking out for his military and support constituency. He also added that spending needs to be reined in. He went on to say that Pres. Obama has had four years of $1 Trillion plus budget deficits.
He said that the budget deficit only started to come down when Republican won the House. He agreed that the GOP strategy was not the wisest thing to do.