The always predictable Sen. Jim Inhofe is out with an attack ad against Andrew Rice.
According to the ad, Rice is a gay-loving, values-bashing, tax-raising leftist, out to destroy the good folks of Sooner Land. The ad is a sad commentary on Inhofe and an insult to Oklahoma voters.
Inhofe hasn't had a new idea in, well, 20 years, so he has nothing to offer the people of Oklahoma now but gay-baiting and fear-mongering.
It's vintage Inhofe. Vote for me, Inhofe's ad argues, so Rice and those terrible gay people and their tax-hiking allies won't infect all us good and proper Okies.
News flash, Jim: Oklahoma has plenty of good and proper citizens (including some gay ones), none of whom are likely to be especially threatened by Andrew Rice. Calling Rice a zealot doesn't make him one, no matter how Inhofe's ad tries to manipulate the voters.
In fact, there's evidence that someone smart and thoughtful like Rice could be effective in the U.S. Senate, unlike the highly partisan and poisonous politics practiced by one Jim Inhofe.