Friday, August 24, 2012

Censure Time: Tulsa Republicans Gone Wild!

Those ever-so-vindictive Tulsa County Republicans are at it again.

Yes, Sooner fans, it's another exciting food fight among the purists, the fine folks who insist that that every GOP utterance and every GOP action follow the right-wing party line.

In case you haven't been following the news, this latest outburst of spite concerns the GOP's official response to Tulsa County's two Republican County commissioners, Fred Perry and John Smaligo, who voted to put the Vision2 tax proposal before local voters.

The proposal would extend a 0.6 percent county sales tax, raising $748.8 million for economic and industrial improvements for public works projects in Tulsa and Tulsa County, including the Tulsa International Airport. 

Local GOP bigwigs were outraged (of course!) and promptly voted to oppose the tax increase since, as we all know, all taxes are evil and should be opposed at all times for any reason at all. (Who needs improved roads and safe bridges?)

But wait! There's more!

Not content to merely oppose this horrible, horrible idea to improve the Tulsa community (Heavens!), the small-minded bigwigs voted to censure Perry and Smaligo. After the censure vote last Saturday, a few local Republican leaders, including Sen. Brian Crain, criticized the censure, to which we say, good for him.

We don't have a dog in this fight, but the whole episode is powerful evidence for the pettiness of local Republicans. Their message is clear: Woe be unto any Republican who thinks for himself and actually wants to make things better in Tulsa County.

28 comments:

Tulsan said...

This intensifying GOP quest for "conservative" purity has a similar arc and etiology to that of the Southern Baptist organization over the last couple of decades.

Both populations are mostly old, white, and in decline. Both have been taken over by their hardline members. Both have become more doctrinaire and exclusive to the detriment of their numbers.

The smart people in both groups realize that they need to attract minorities to grow, but their old white members can't really get behind this strategy.

Probably both are doomed to continue dwindling until they are absorbed by some larger entity, or, less likely, a societal crisis makes their old message appealing to a new segment of the population.

Tulsan said...

The Return of Brent Rinehart

You may recall the discussion here a few years ago:

http://alternativetulsa.blogspot.com/2008/07/oklahoma-countys-very-scary-gays.html

AT said then:

"Rinehart's election-year gimmick is a crudely produced (and poorly spelled) comic book he's mailing to GOP voters in his district. In it, angels are on Brent's side (of course!) and Satan (who else?) is supporting those evil gay people."

In comments, Tulsan (I) said:

"That comic book of his looks like a Jack Chick tract drawn by a child and written by a simpleton."

An often-wrong AT commenter warned in reply:

"With respect, there are times I think you are being 'too clever by half,' as the saying goes. I don't think you recognize this for the kidney punch that it is."

That "kidney punch" proved to be a flaccid sissy tap, as Rinehart lost in a landslide, then was indicted on nine felony counts for receiving illegal campaign contributions.

Attorney General Drew Edmondson ultimately dropped all of the charges after Rinehart plead guilty to a single misdemeanor.

Thus "vindicated," Rinehart is back again, running for office:

http://www.thelostogle.com/2012/03/05/brent-rinehart-is-coming-back/

The Lost Ogle japes:

"That comic book really is a thing of beauty. It looks like it was created in the back of a spiral notebook by the weird kid in high school who liked Rush, played the drums in band and just happened to be a right-wing lunatic.

"Seriously, that comic book had more clichéd Republican talking points than a Rick Santorum loyalty oath. Here are some of the parts of the comic book that stirred obvious controversy back in 2008."

(which you can peruse at the link)

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