March 27, 2011
As Reported by the Tulsa World;
“Tulsa GOP moves further right at convention Saturday”
They say it like this is a bad thing…
The Tulsa County Republican Party moved further to the right at its biennial convention on Saturday, adopting a series of measures intended to enforce greater discipline on elected officials and party members, and voting down every candidate associated with the more moderate old guard.
Michael Bates,Tulsa Batesline blogger, characterizes the split (more accurately in my opinion) this way;
“The dispute boils down to this: Principle vs. partisanship. Should the party organization back anyone with an R after his name, or should “protect the brand” by insisting that the R actually mean something?
Speaker after speaker hammered Fallin and GOP legislators for backing the use of a $54 million federal grant to design and implement a health care exchange – a web-based informational system designed to help individuals and businesses find affordable health insurance.
Read more from this Tulsa World article at http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=16&articleid=20110327_16_A19_CUTLIN208875&allcom=1
From the Oklahoma Truth Council;
Kirk Humphreys call them “Nuts”
The attacks on those who oppose government-run healthcare continued over the weekend when Fallin supporter Kirk Humphreys stated on Flashpoint that, “some people in my party just want to be mad all the time…” “every family has a few nuts in it…” After trying to pass off those who question Fallin’s decision as nuts, he continued to explain the logic of taking the money, “what happens if she doesn’t take it… they’re going to spend it somewhere else… so if they are going to tax us, go in debt, let’s take our share.”
and one more…
Democrats thank Fallin for health-care exchange
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party Central Committee formally commended Republican Gov. Mary Fallin on Saturday for her support of a health-care exchange.
Read more from this Tulsa World article at http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=16&articleid=20110327_16_A19_CUTLIN208875