Tuesday, July 6, 2010

RANKINGS FOR OKLAHOMA’S STATE SENATORS

++ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING

++ OCPAC ENDORSEMENTS - STATE WIDE - CONGRESS & LEGISLATIVE

++ ANNOUNCEMENTS

++ RANKINGS FOR OKLAHOMA’S STATE SENATORS

Our 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, July 7th will be held at

Italiano’s restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln in OKC. We will continue to

interview candidates for legislative primary races during this week’s

meeting. Invited to attend this Wednesday are David Brumbaugh and Tony

Curtis Griffith, both of Broken Arrow, running for the term limited

seat of Representative John Wright. Since Mike Thompson has vacated

his seat to run for congress, the 3 Republicans vying for his seat

have also been invited to this week‘s meeting. They are Elise Hall,

David Looby and Tim McCoy. In addition, though the survey for

candidate Bob Barnett was mailed in plenty of time for our meeting

last week, it didn’t arrive until after our meeting thanks to the U.S.

Post Office. Mr Barnett stood for questions and this week we will pass

out his survey and allow our members to vote whether or not to support

Mr. Barnett. Rob Johnson and Bob Bradway did not show for our

interview, they must already have plenty of campaign funds or perhaps

they aren‘t conservatives and believe they might not do well before

our members. Rob Johnson was in the House of Representatives from 2004

through 2008 and had a lifetime average on the Conservative Index of

only a 59 before he ran for Corporation Commission 2 years ago and

lost to Dana Murphy.

++ OCPAC ENDORSEMENTS - STATE WIDE - CONGRESS & LEGISLATIVE

Absentee ballots are now available and I am already getting e-mails

and phone calls regarding candidates. I hope to have my infamous

“Charlie’s Picks” out shortly after July 14th. Until that time please,

just let me list the names of the candidates that the members of OCPAC

have endorsed. In some of these races there is not a lot of

differences, but our members worked hard to find that important edge

to distinguish one candidate from another. Sorry, I just can’t help

with judicial races, not enough time to investigate the many judges

and county court house races in such a busy election year. I will deal

with the appellate judges for the November general elections at a

later time. OCPAC endorsements are as follows:

Governor - Randy Brogdon, Lt. Governor - John Wright, Attorney General

- Scott Pruitt, State Superintendent of Schools - Janet Barresi, State

Labor Commissioner - Mark Costello, State Treasurer - Owen Laughlin,

State Insurance Commissioner - John Doak, and State Corporation

Commissioner - Dana Murphy.

For Congressional candidates, for the 1st Congressional District

Nathan Dahm, For the 2nd Congressional District, Howard Houchen, For

the 4rd Congressional District, R.J. Harris, and for the 5th

Congressional District, Kevin Calvey.

On Wednesday, June 23rd our members voted to endorse and support David

McClain over RINO (Republican In Name Only) nominee Eddie Fields.

David seeks to win the Republican primary to then go on and defeat the

Democrat for the term limited seat of Joe Sweeden. On the same date,

we also voted to endorse and support Tim Clem as he has taken on

Oklahoma’s most liberal Republican Senator, Harry Coates from

Seminole. Coates was the winner of this year’s RINO award, which makes

it his 3rd time for the dubious award. He has also been runner-up on

two other occasions. There is not Democrat in the race, so July 27th

will determine if the Republican voters in District 28 have the wisdom

to retire the liberal Coates and replace him with the true

conservative, Tim Clem. The district includes all of Seminole county,

the Northern part of Pottawatomi county, most of Lincoln and the

Northeastern part of Oklahoma county.

Last week, our members endorsed Matt Jackson in his effort to replace

the term limited Glen Coffee in the Senate. Matt’s opponent, David

Holt, is the model for what I call a “political groupie” turned

politician. Let me explain. David Holt graduated from one of the

Putnam City high schools and moved to Washington for college. While

there, he interned for J.C. Watts as well as Ernest Istook. He then

worked as a staffer for President George W. Bush, then on to Denney

Hastert and eventually Mary Fallin. Upon return to Oklahoma, he has

more recently worked as chief of staff for Oklahoma City Mayor Mick

Cornett. What I find with most candidates like David, is that they

have learned to be really good little Republicans, but often times

they fail to developed a limited government, conservative ideology.

The true definition of a neo-con is one who has no problem with re-

distribution of wealth, they just want to be in charge of it and maybe

tone it down from the levels the Democrats would prefer.

That process which I just described is how we turn a young man,

interested in government, into a big government politician. It is

exactly how we end up with so many “statist” Republicans. We

Republicans are critical of a Democrat like that, someone who has

never worked in the private sector. We will criticize a Kenneth Corn

of Poteau, term limited from the legislature where he has been since

age 21, and now is a candidate for Lt. Governor, but we wink an eye at

someone like David Holt. Almost overnight, after David announced, he

had over a $100,000 in his campaign fund. Why would the central

planners in OKC rush to fill Mr. Holt’s campaign chest for a State

Senate seat? Could it be, they are confident, the next time OKC needs

some kind of a subsidy from STATE Government, they can depend on David

to bring the bacon home for the next pet project?

I have met David, heard him speak, and he is a nice young man.

However, since he didn’t attend our interview process, I can’t assure

anyone he is a strong conservative, though he claims to be. In fact,

after hearing him defend his vote for MAPS III, the evidence suggests

something other than a “consistent” conservative. Because of his huge

campaign war chest and the fact that he is working so hard knocking

doors, I would have to consider him as the favorite. However, after

also hearing Matt Jackson, I would chose him over Mr. Holt if I lived

in the district.

If Mr. Holt is elected, I don’t believe he will turn out to be another

Harry Coates, a Patrick Anderson or the new liberal Republican in the

senate, Jim Halligan. On the other hand, he is not likely to become

the next Randy Brogdon, Anthony Sykes or Bill Brown. Matt Jackson is

more likely to be like the latter. If David is elected, he may

surprise me, but he is the perfect model and has lived the perfect

career path as to how we elect so many “go along to get along”

moderate Republicans. If it turns out that I am wrong, then I want to

be the first in line to apologize to David for my misgivings. In the

mean time, I hope the voters chose Matt Jackson as their next Senator.

That will be decided on July 27th.

++ ANNOUNCEMENTS

** TUESDAY (tonight) - ADA AREA - The Ada Tea Party #8 will be

held Tuesday night, July 6th at the Pontotoc Technology center

Industrial Arts Classroom in Ada. The time will be from 6:30 to 9:00

p.m. The two guest speakers will be Jenni White, President of ROPE

(Restore Oklahoma Public Education) and Miki Booth. Jenni, is working

hard to get ROPE to a place where it will be able to educate parents

to many of the problems in our government schools as well as work the

halls of the State Capitol, educating our lawmakers regarding the

fundamental problems in Education. Miki Booth recently returned from

the Dr. David Manning Trial regarding Obama’s eligibility issues. Miki

is from Hawaii where her husband and son were both born in the same

hospital in which President Obama claims to have been born. Obama was

born about half way between her husband and son and she has copies of

her husband and son’s birth certificates and then the very different

document Obama puts forth as a supposedly legal document to prove that

he was also born in Hawaii. In addition, there will be 3 candidates

for office speaking. Bryan Cain, Republican candidate for House

District 28, Richard Cooper, candidate for State School Superintendent

and Mark Costello, candidate for State Labor Commissioner. Mark has

been endorsed by the members of OCPAC. The folks in Ada do a really

good job at these meetings and I urge people in the area to attend.

** THURSDAY - OKC AREA - Thursday evening, July 8th there will be

a come and go Homecoming Celebration for Emoly West, the newly crowned

Mill Oklahoma. The location will be 4612 North MacArthur in Warr Acres

and the time will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.. Refreshments will be

served, with music and video presented by professional DJ Mark Burney.

There will be an inflatable for the kids, courtesy of www.AllAboutInflatables.net

and of course you may have your picture taken with Miss Oklahoma.

While there is no cost to attend, a $10 donation is requested if you

have your picture taken with Emoly, with all proceeds going to the

Children’s Miracle Network. Please RSVP with the number planning to

attend by calling (405) 789-9350 or email Stephanie@BellWest.us. This

will be a great time to congratulate Emoly on her accomplishment. I

hope to see a lot of our folks at this fun event.

** FRIDAY & SATURDAY - YUKON - Reclaiming America For Christ, has

replaced Reclaiming Oklahoma For Christ. July 9th and 10th will be the

5th consecutive year for the event, which has been moved from the

campus of Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond to Trinity Baptist

Church in Yukon. This will allow us to seat a couple hundred more

people in the very nice and new facilities at Trinity. The address is

600 North Cemetery Road (exit I-40 at Garth Brooks Blvd and go South 1

mile). Friday evening will begin at 6:30 and end at 10:00 p.m.

Saturday morning will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.

The featured speakers are David Barton of the Wallbuilders ministry,

considered by many as the foremost Christian historian alive today.

Last Friday, Glen Beck called him the most important person in

America. David has authored 15 or so books and produced several

excellent DVDs. He probably speaks in excess of 400 times per year not

counting radio and TV appearances. He is one of the most sought after

speakers in America. Many of his books and materials will be available

at the conference.

Another featured speaker will be Ken Ham of the Answers in Genesis

Ministry. Ken is a scientist, originally from Australia, who now lives

just South of Cincinnati Ohio, where he built, what is perhaps the

worlds premier Creation Museum and scientific discovery center. He

works tirelessly to teach Christians as to why they can have utter

confidence as to the veracity of the Holy Scriptures. Both David and

Ken will speak 3 times during these 2 days. Also speaking will be the

powerful cultural warrior Rick Scarborough of Vision America and

Bailey Smith of the Bailey Smith Ministries.

Anita Bryant, a former Miss Oklahoma and first runner-up to Miss

America, will sing some patriotic songs. There will be a 30 minute

break on both Friday evening and Saturday morning. During that break

there will be 3 break-out sessions of about 15 minutes each. Mark

Lerner will be conducting one of those meetings regarding the bio-

metric identification and the data base linking which is such a

serious threat to your privacy, not to mention the serious prophetic

ramifications for Christians. I will be conducting one of the sessions

regarding the performance of our legislature and there will be one

more with an out of state speaker, I just don’t remember the subject

matter. There is no cost to attend this conference, though a love

offering will be taken to help cover expenses. This is one of the

really important conferences in the state this year and I hope folks

will take advantage of such a great opportunity.

** SATURDAY - LAWTON AREA - Probably the largest candidate forum

and perhaps the final forum before the primary elections will occur

this Saturday, July 10th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.. The location

will be the Great Plains Technology Center (building 100), 4500

Southwest Lee blvd. in Lawton. Confirmed candidates are Senator Randy

Brogdon, Scott Pruitt, R.J. Harris, Janet Barresi, Owen Laughlin, Mark

Costello, John Doak, Ryan Leonard, Todd Lamb, along with

Representatives Dennis Johnson and Ann Coody, as well as several

candidates for courthouse offices. This will be the time for people in

Southwestern Oklahoma to hear these candidates, ask them questions and

get answers. Gary Jones and T.W. Shannon have been invited, but not

confirmed as yet.

++ RANKINGS FOR OKLAHOMA’S STATE SENATORS

Following will be the rankings for all Republican Senators from most

conservative to least, based on their scores in the Oklahoma

Constitution Newspaper’s Conservative Index. The paper has been

grading Oklahoma’s state legislators on a conservative vs. liberal

basis for the past 31 years. The next issue of the paper will be out

in about 10 days and it will have a summary of each bill used in this

years index and how each lawmaker voted on each bill. If you are not

currently a subscriber to the paper, it is a must for all

conservatives. Mail your $12 for a 1 year subscription right away to:

THE OKLAHOMA CONSTITUTION, P.O. Box 53482, Oklahoma City, Ok 73152. If

you act quickly, you should receive the Summer issue with the Index,

the most important issue of this quarterly publication.

I have the scores in advance and all I am doing is taking their scores

and ranking them from most conservative to least. Following each name

will be the number which represents the score for the just adjourned

2010 session. The next number will represent each lawmakers average

score for 2009 and 2010. This is the most important number as it

represents where we draw the line for the acceptable Republican

lawmakers and those NOMINATED for this year’s RINO (Republican In Name

Only) awards. The 3rd number beside their name will represent their

lifetime average, which could range from a 2 year average up to 12

years based on how long they have been in the legislature. Following

this year’s rankings, I have a separate list which will rank them

based on their lifetime scores only. Following the Republicans will be

the Democrats and then next week, I hope to reveal the rankings for

the House members.

1) Randy Brogdon Owasso 100-95-93

1) Anthony Sykes Moore 100-95-93

3) Bill Brown Broken Arrow 86-83-82

4) Jim Reynolds OKC 83-78-72

5) Gary Stanislawski Tulsa 90-75-75

6) Cliff Aldridge Midwest City 80-72-76

7) Dan Newberry Tulsa 90-70-70

8) Steve Russell OKC 86-70-70

9) Cliff Branan OKC 90-67-66

10) Mike Schulz Altus 80-65-69

11) Bryce Marlett Woodward 80-65-65

12) David Myers Ponca City 80-65-63

13) Ron Justice Chickasha 80-65-62

14) Mike Johnson Kingfisher 70-62-59

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We suggest lawmakers should have a two year

average score of 61 or higher to avoid being

nominated for the RINO award. All the following

senators were nominated for the RINO award

with Harry Coates from Seminole being this year’s

winner. It is his 3rd time for the dubious distinction

and he has been runner up on two other occasions.

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15) Clark Jolley Edmond 80-60-66

16) Brian Bingman Sapulpa 80-60-59

17) Jonathan Nichols Norman 76-58-64

18) Glen Coffee OKC 70-58-62

19) Todd Lamb OKC 73-57-66

20) John Ford Bartlesville 70-55-62

21) Don Barrington Lawton 70-55-58

22) Mike Mazzei Tulsa 69-51-66

23) Brian Crain Tulsa 60-50-63

24) Jim Halligan Stillwater 60-50-50

25) Harry Coates Seminole 56-48-46

26) Patrick Anderson Enid 46-38-57

Below are their rankings based on

their lifetime average scores only:

1) Randy Brogdon 93

1) Anthony Sykes 93

3) Bill Brown 82

4) Cliff Aldridge 76

5) Gary Stanislawski 75

6) Jim Reynolds 72

7) Dan Newberry 70

7) Steve Russell 70

9) Mike Schulz 69

10) Cliff Branan 66

10) Clark Jolley 66

10) Todd Lamb 66

10) Mike Mazzei 66

14) Bryce Marlett 65

15) Jonathan Nichols 64

16) Brian Crain 63

16) David Myers 63

18) Glen Coffee 62

18) John Ford 62

18) Ron Justice 62

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21) Brian Bingman 59

21) Mike Johnson 59

23) Don Barrington 58

24) Patrick Anderson 57

25) James Halligan 50

26) Harry Coates 46

Following are the scores for the Democrats:

1) Tom Ivester Elk City 70-50-45

2) Susan Paddack Ada 60-45-40

3) Kenneth Corn Poteau 66-45-26

4) Jerry Ellis Valliant 60-40-32

5) Sean Burrage Claremore 60-35-32

6) Charlie Laster Shawnee 33-33-30

7) Earl Garrison Muskogee 50-32-33

8) Randy Bass Lawton 43-32-29

9) Jay Paul Gumm Durant 36-25-27

10) Connie Johnson OKC 16-25-14

11) Mary Easley Tulsa 30-22-25

12) Charles Wyrick Fairland 20-22-22

13) John Sparks Norman 30-20-25

14) Roger Ballenger Okmulgee 20-20-20

15) Judy McIntyre Tulsa 20-20-17

16) Debbie Leftwhich OKC 13-17-22

17) Tom Adelson Tulsa 20-15-24

18) Richard Leblance Hartshorne 0-15-17

19) Jim Wilson Tahlequah 0-15-14

20) Joe Sweeden Pawhuska 20-13-19

21) Andrew Rice OKC 10-12-17

22) J. Crutchfield Ardmore 10-5-15

Following are their rankings based on their

lifetime average score only:

1) Tom Ivester 45

2) Susan Paddack 40

3) Earl Garrison 33

4) Sean Burrage 32

4) Jerry Ellis 32

6) Charlie Laster 30

7) Randy Bass 29

8) Jay Paul Gumm 27

9) Kenneth Corn 26

10) Mary Easley 25

10) John Sparks 25

12) Tom Adelson 24

13) Charles Wyrick 22

13) Debbe Leftwhich 22

15) Roger Ballenger 20

16) Joe Sweeden 19

17) Richard Lerblance 17

17) Judy McIntyre 17

17) Andrew Rice 17

20) J. Crutchfield 15

21) Connie Johnson 14

21) Jim Wilson 14

I hope you find this informative and look forward to seeing everyone

this Wednesday.

Charlie Meadows

Charliemeadows7@gmail.com

7 comments:

TellerIP said...

Re: "the very different document Obama puts forth as a supposedly legal document to prove that he was also born in Hawaii."

The document that Obama has posted, becoming the first and only US president to show his birth certificate, is the Certification of Live Birth, which became the official birth certificate in 2001.

Of course Obama was born in 1961 and there is an original birth certificate. But he asked Hawaii for a copy of his birth certificate in 2007 and Hawaii sent him the new, short-form Certification, which is what it sent to everyone since 2001. Hawaii no longer sends out copies of the original anymore to anyone.

Yes, some people still have the originals that they saved from the time of birth. Obama simply lost his original and thus cannot show it. But there is no need to show it even if he found it because the Certification is the OFFICIAL birth certificate, accepted as proof of birth in the USA by all the departments of Hawaii (yes including DHHL, I checked) and by the US State Department and the branches of the military. And, in Obama's case the facts on the document were confirmed twice by the officials of Hawaii (members of a Republican governor's administration) and by the Republican governor herself.

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