Republican activist and local blogger David Arnett weighed in this week with an attack on the Sally Bell faction of the party, including her allies, blogger Michael Bates and radio host Chris Medlock.
Writing at Tulsa Today, Arnett unloaded on his fellow Republicans. We don't have a dog in this fight, but the tone of Arnett's comments was downright nasty.
We seem to recall something about Ronald Reagan's Eleventh Commandment, which had to do with not criticizing fellow Republicans. So much for that notion.
Here's an edited sample (though we don't vouch for any of this):
This [factional] difference is significant because of the ongoing divisions within the Party inspired by what is called here the “three blind mice of public policy debate - Michael DelGiorno, Michael D. Bates, and Chris Medlock." All three...[claim] to be conservative republicans most well known for attacking elected republicans. They have repeatedly used fringe media to allege conspiracy where none has been proven.... Drawn to their banner are Ron Paul supporters, John Birch Society Members, and others most charitably called “anti-government folk” that during the last Republican State Convention tried to seize control of Oklahoma’s national delegation to benefit Ron Paul’s presidential campaign. A vocal leader of that rebel effort was Sally Bell’s husband, Bob Bell.