++ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING
++ CHARLIE’S PICKS & ANNOUNCEMENT
++ GOVERNOR FALLIN - ACTION ITEM
++ CONGRESS AND THE FEDERAL BUDGET
++ OCPAC MEMBERSHIP
++ AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING
Our 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, April 6th will be held at
Italiano’s restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln in OKC. Our unconfirmed
speaker for this Wednesday will be Jerry Bohnen, long time
investigative reporter and director of the news department for KTOK
radio. Jerry did excellent work reporting on the OKC Bombing and the
subsequent weeks, months and years of the controversy that followed.
He will discuss that subject as well as the principles a news reporter
should adhere to versus the broader latitude in which an opinion
commentator may function.
++ CHARLIE’S PICKS & ANNOUNCEMENT
* OKC WARD 2 SEAT - DR. ED SHADID - To remind everyone, these are
my opinions, they do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of the
members of OCPAC. Just prior to the March 1st primary election when
analyzing this ward 2 seat, I said Dr. Shadid and Charlie Swinton were
the 2 people not to vote for in this race and left it up to the voters
to choose between the other 4 other candidates. I expected these 2
candidates would be the leading contenders and as it happened they are
in a run-off to be decided this Tuesday, April 5th.
About 3 hours after my e-mail went out recommending folks not to vote
for either of these candidates, I received a call from Dr. Shadid. We
had a very good talk that lasted for at least an hour or more. Dr.
Shadid is an independent. Make no mistake, he is also a liberal, but
so is the Democrat Charlie Swinton. In fact I have access to an audio
recording of Swinton telling a group of liberal Democrats that he is a
yellow dog Democrat. In Friday’s Oklahoman, certainly no surprise,
they endorsed Swinton, basically saying his experience gives him the
edge over the, “2 good candidates.” Of course my thought is the
Oklahoman must be jumping for joy with 2 liberals running.
Bottom line, Swinton is the beneficiary of tens if not hundreds of
thousands of dollars in campaign help from OKC’s central planners, or
as I have recently dubbed them, the Oklahoma City Mafia. For the most
part, Dr. Shadid has funded his own campaign, not wanting money from
PACs or special interests. He has asked that independent groups not
expend independent campaign funds on his behalf. I am supporting him
because he does not believe in the good ole boy corporate welfare
schemes that are so prevalent in OKC. I believe he will expose those
back room deals and be a voice that will speak up when necessary and
not just push that green button on the Council horseshoe every time
the OKC Mafia wants something done.
I also believe Swinton should not be trusted. In May of 2004 he
testified before a State Legislative Commission investigating then
Insurance Commissioner Carrol Fisher who was later convicted on
charges of bribery. Swinton, a Senior Vice President and lobbyist for
BankFirst, facilitated a gift from the bank of an ice machine for
Fisher’s office valued at over $3500. Swinton nor the Bank were ever
charged because the deal was approved by central services, but I
believe it just shows how well he knows the ropes of how to go along
to get along.
To justify his taking the many thousands of dollars in campaign
contributions he has said he can’t self fund his campaign like Dr.
Shadid. In my opinion, a Senior Vice President of BankFirst and a
lobbyist, married to a district judge, and with an extra 20 years of
earning power over Dr. Shadid should be able to write a check to fund
his campaign if he chose. If not, then he may not be the kind of
person you would want to serve making decisions over a government the
size of OKC. I think he is dishonest in his rhetoric as he has
continually misrepresented Dr. Shadid’s positions on Maps 3 even
though he has to know the truth. I imagine these decisions come from a
Republican consulting firm which is whoring out their talents to the
liberal Swinton. Ultimately Swinton is responsible for these
* EDMOND SCHOOL BOARD RACE - ANN CAMERON - I believe it is the Ward
1 run-off race where my pick was Mike Blaylock who just missed the run-
off by 21 votes. The other most conservative candidate in the race was
Ann Cameron of whom Mike gladly endorsed.
* EDMOND CITY COUNCIL RACES - YOUR CHOICE - No matter where you
live in the city you will be able to vote for the candidate of your
choice in each of the two wards. I have read a great deal on these
candidates and others have spent time with most of them and the
possibilities are not good. I couldn’t endorse any of them.
* CANADIAN COUNTY JAIL ISSUE - VOTE YES - A blue ribbon panel,
chaired by pastor Dan Fisher, looked at ways to fund a new jail and
came up with a viable way to get it done without a tax increase.
Currently a .35 cents county wide sales tax goes to support a facility
for criminal juveniles. Canadian county had the largest percentage of
populations growth of any county in the state and as such the tax
revenues have really flowed into county coffers. In fact they intend
to pay off the juvenile center’s debt by the first of the year and
years early. As such, the center is deemed to be able to give up a
third of their revenues to fund the new jail. This is brilliant,
getting a necessary job done without a tax increase.
* ONE TO WATCH - The citizens of Wisconsin will go to the polls on
Tuesday to select Supreme Court Justices. The union thugs in Wisconsin
are working feverishly to get their puppets elected to the Supreme
Court and defeat any conservatives running for positions on the court.
This will be somewhat of a public opinion test in the “fiscal
responsibility war” in this battle ground state, though many citizens
don’t always do a good job of knowing how one issue relates to
another. If conservatives win, conservatives nationally will push
forward, if they lose, some will get weak kneed. That is why it is
important that conservatives never go to sleep. Our enemies never
* For those out there that have been wanting to see the Truth
Project, it is now being shown at the Northside Bible Church, 1401
Northwest 100th (McKinley and NW 100st). Lesson #1 was shown last
week, but lesson #2 will begin Monday evening at 6:30. This will run
for the next 12 weeks to get all 13 lessons finished. I really suggest
people making every effort to view these powerful programs if at all
++ GOVERNOR FALLIN - ACTION ITEM
While governor, Brad Henry formed the Governor’s Ethnic American
Advisory Council. That group met a couple of weeks ago and was found
to represent people from about 25 Middle Eastern countries. I believe
the members of this council are for the most part a front for the
activities for the Muslim Brotherhood or CAIR, which is an un-indicted
conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trail and convictions of that
organization’s efforts to funnel money to the terrorist organization
As we learned at the recent counter-terrorism conference, the strategy
of many Muslims in this country is to become an advisor to elected
officials and promote multi-culturalism. I believe Governor Fallin
will have to decide this week to either disband this council or keep
it in place.
Please call and or e-mail the Governor’s office and urge her to
dissolve the GOVERNOR’S ETHNIC AMERICAN ADVISORY COUNCIL. The
Governor’s office number is (405) 521-2342. This is important as Mary
promised an OCPAC member before the election that disbanding this
group would be one of her first actions. However, in a recent story in
the Oklahoman she indicated she hadn’t decided as yet what she would
Please view this important you tube called Multicultural France
http://www.youtube.com/embed/A3YQANdwbY. You will see what destruction
the multicultural experiment has done to Europe. If the advances of
Islam aren’t stopped in this nation the results will be the same here.
As a point of interest, our speakers at the recent counter terrorism
conference were invited to Great Britton to speak on these issues
regarding Islam. They contacted General Jerry Boinkin (sp?) to see if
he wanted to go. It was his opinion that England was too far gone so
he didn’t want to waste valuable time. The belief is that the Britts
are so weak kneed and politically correct that they will have no
stomach for the kind of violence necessary to take their nation back
from the hordes of Muslims that now populate their nation. These men
believe it will only be time before England is firmly under the
control of Sharia Law and the Muslims. In my opinion, that is why we
must stop the advance of Sharia Law in America through political
efforts before it might ever come to a day that it would break down
++ CONGRESS AND THE FEDERAL BUDGET
We are nearing the next deadline to approve a budget with at least $61
Billion in spending cuts or have a partial shut down of the
government. This is a budget for the remainder of the current year,
which ends this September 30th. I have suggested this is probably a
good amount in mid year with much larger cuts in next year’s budget.
However, the Democrats have absolutely NO intentions to responsibly
reduce our massive amount of deficit spending, so Republicans must
have the courage to step up to the plate, do what is right and
convince the American public of their decisions.
Returning this nation to fiscal responsibility will be painful and
many who will feel the most pain are the blood sucking leaches who
have allowed themselves to become DEPENDENT on government for their
well being. This not only includes those on welfare, but also people
and entities who live on the government teat for functions and
programs which are unconstitutional. In addition, many on Social
Security, and Medicare (the entitlement programs) will eventually have
to see their benefits reduced to a level that is actuarially sound,
retirement ages increased or new revenues come into the system to keep
these programs from failing, but those battles should come at a later
One of the ways the Republican controlled House of Representatives can
win the public opinion war is to send pieces of the budget to the
Senate rather than a complete budget which would require the Senate to
take it or leave it. The Republicans should send a bill with funding
for Social Security and Medicare. They can send a separate bill to
fund the Military, then send bills with severe cuts for the EPA, the
U.S. Department of Education, The Department of Energy, title 10
funding, and other wasteful or unconstitutional give away plans. If
the Democrats won’t support these important pieces of legislation,
then the Republicans can hold up the bill in front of the cameras of
the mainstream media and say we funded these programs and the
Democrats wouldn’t pass those bills. That strategy will win in the
public opinion wars.
++ OCPAC MEMBERSHIP UP-DATE
As of March 31st we now have 182 dues paying members. We have broken a
membership record of some kind every year since our beginnings 13
years ago. The target to break the 2009 record, the last non-election
year, will be a membership number that is more than 217. With the
first quarter finished, we are now 36 dues paying members away from
breaking that record.
I want to urge those reading the OCPAC e-mails to consider joining if
you have not done so as of yet. As I have stated in the past, more of
our funds will now shift to accountability efforts as we really don’t
need a larger number of Republicans in the legislature. What is now
needed are better quality Republicans. Redistricting will present some
important opportunities to change out some of the stogy establishment
Republicans who consistently rank on the RINO nominee list. To do
that, we will need a large campaign war chest. All I can say is thanks
for all the support over the years. It is not time to shrink back, but
time to press ahead as there is still more to do in Oklahoma.
Information on how to join will follow my sign off.
* Last week Senate President Pro-Tem Brian Bingman (R-Sapulpa)
announced the legislation to create the insurance exchanges will not
be heard this year as his concern was that taking the $54 million
federal government dollars the Governor wants, might be used to compel
us to take part in Obama Care. I agree with the Senator, and thank him
for his sentiments.
However, I would have much preferred the legislation be heard and
defeated in committee. There are two reasons. First, in the spirit of
hearing every bill, I just don’t like it when leadership can make that
kind of decision. The other reason is that Governor Fallin brushed it
off and stated that the legislation will become a part of the
bargaining process between the legislature and the Governor’s office.
If it would have been heard and defeated, it would be dead for the
rest of the session and by the rules not able to be brought up again.
Conservatives are absolutely going to need to watch closely to keep it
from sneaking back in through some other means.
* Saturday before last, the conservatives ruled at the Tulsa County
convention. The convention passed a strong resolution to require
Republicans be responsive to conservative standards or suffer censure.
Mr. Burdick, an old friend from the McGovernite wing of the party,
argued we need to be working against Democrats rather than going after
Republicans. There was a day that was true, when we were in a
minority. However, if the Republicans were actually as conservative as
they say when they want our votes and money, they would govern within
reasonable bounds of conservatism and the Democrats who are in such
small minorities would be irrelevant. Sorry Don, its time for
Republicans to clean up their own house rather than worrying about
* During the primary elections I kept saying that Randy Brogdon was
the game changer and Mary Fallin was the establishment candidate who
would nibble around the edges of change but not be the real
conservative. I don’t want to just keep harping on that race, but I do
think it is important to point out decisions she makes to prove my
Governor Fallin recently named a new person to the Board of Regents
for the University of Oklahoma. It was none other than Clay Bennett,
point man for the ownership team of the OKC Thunder basket ball team.
Bennett married into the Gaylord family, principle owners of the
Oklahoman. In my opinion, the Gaylords and President Boren have had a
fetish with each other for many years, so it is a perfect
establishment pick on Governor Fallin’s part.
I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday.