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Two More Years of Democratic Obscurity In Oklahoma

In a piece of great news for Oklahoma Republicans this weekend, Wallace Collins was reelected chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party. Collins was first elected to the position in 2011 and Oklahoma Democrats have taken a beating ever since, even from their own chairman.

Since Collins became chairman, Democrats have lost every statewide elected office, lost seats in the state House and the Senate, Obama failed to win a single county in the presidential election and the lone Democrat-held Congressional seat is now occupied by a Republican.

In the Oklahoma presidential primary in 2012, President Obama lost fifteen counties to two other Democrats, one a publicity-seeking antiabortionist. After the results came in, Collins said, “Racism is alive and well in Oklahoma.” Apparently, someone forgot to remind Collins that Oklahoma has closed primaries and any ‘racism’ was confined to his own Democratic party.

Also during the 2012 presidential election cycle Collins made remarks comparing the Tea Party to a domestic […] → Keep reading

Oklahoma Democrats Scrap Their Own Rules

President Obama did win Oklahoma’s Democratic primary earlier this month, but he is so unpopular in the reddest state in the Union that he lost more than a dozen counties in the western part of the state.

Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry was also on the ballot as a Democrat and he managed to take 18 percent of the vote. Terry had himself placed on the ballot in several states in order to enable his anti-abortion commercials to be broadcast, labeling them as political ads. FCC rules require ads from political candidates be broadcast, even if the television stations would ordinarily have rejected them due to content.

Despite party rules that say Terry is entitled to a share of Oklahoma’s delegates to the Democratic convention, state party officials said last Friday that they would not give Terry any because they say he didn’t follow the party’s procedures and because he has proclaimed himself a “lifelong Republican.”

“He’s not a bona […] → Keep reading