Monday, April 12, 2010

All Hail, Col. Randy Brogdon, Oklahoma Wingbag of the Week

Let us praise the Tulsa World today for its dead-on criticism of Sen. Randy Brogdon, Republican candidate for governor and would-be secessionist. 

That's right, Sooner fans, candidate Brogdon has been foaming at the mouth lately, saying things about Oklahoma seceding from the United States. We should reduce our ties to Washington, Brogdon claims, because those D.C. types are ruining America and taking away our liberties.

But as the World correctly points out, that could be a problem. Which ties does Brogdon want to sever? The ones that fund Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City? Federal matching dollars for highway and bridge construction? Medicare? Social Security?

Then there's Brogdon's charge that
the Feds are taking away individual liberty. He neglects to mention his own interest in taking away some liberties, including "the right of a woman to make her own, legal choices concerning her own body."

For his overblown rhetoric and political doublespeak, the World has named Brogdon honorary "Colonel" in the Oklahoma Secessionist Army, a fantasy military force for a fantasy governor.

All Hail, Col. Randy.


Tulsan said...

From Hullabaloo:

Rock-ribbed Republican Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, proffered a solution, tells us that Democrats must accept the finality of their powerlessness.

"Once the minority of House and Senate are comfortable in their minority status, they will have no problem socializing with the Republicans. Any farmer will tell you that certain animals run around and are unpleasant, but when they've been fixed, then they are happy and sedate. They are contented and cheerful. They don't go around peeing on the furniture and such."

Digby: We didn't like that very much and so we worked hard to boot them out of office at the first opportunity. Silly us. We should have issued death threats and raised an inner city army instead. Apparently, that's how it's done in America in this new century. Live and learn.

Tulsan: I bet Norquist's piddle pattern is pretty splashy these days. But cheerful and sedate at the same time.

Jeff Shaw said...

I agree completely.
Here's a link to a blog post I made several weeks ago.

Monk-in-Training said...

Apparently Co. Brogdon has not read the Constituation of the State of Oklahoma;

Article 1, Sec II

The State of Oklahoma is an inseparable part of the Federal
Union, and the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law
of the land.

Tulsan said...

Noticed that MotW has been having a little gun porn party on his blog for the last couple of weeks.

Lots of gun nuts have been fantasizing most of their lives about end times and oppressive government as reasons to break out the arsenal and the kung fu.

So much mental energy is invested that they actually hope for death and chaos in the U.S., just so they could play out their dream of being the big man.

But alas for them and hurrah for us, neither scenario is likely.

I Love America said...

"Hullabaloo" mentions several ways that Oklahomans might not be happy should the Federal government withdraw its support of the State or should succession become a reality. Let me add the following that I would insist on if I were the President of the other 49 states with a foreign nation in the heartland. I would require visas and passports for any travel to the USA, potentially deny airspace rights to airline flights going to or originated in this new country, halt goods being exported from the USA without proper trade agreements, establish border check points. The citizens of the old state of Oklahoma would give up their protections under the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence would no longer being a guiding principle for the new State's conduct. Instead of the protections of the Federal government, the new State would be ruled by "State's rights" advocates who may or may not be as interested in individual liberties as they are the State’s powers. Without the protection of the Federal government, the new state could be subject to foreign invasion from any global power. Sounds like a new utopia, doesn’t it?