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Wallace Collins – Embarrassment to OK Democrats

wallace collinsWallace Collins, chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, has refused to back down from comments he made last week in which he said if Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh were alive today he would be in the Tea Party.

“I certainly stand by my remarks, because it’s widely known that McVeigh was anti-government. I think that he was a right-winger, and I think the current tea party people, while I’m not saying that they’re proposing violence, they’re anti-government,” Collins said Tuesday. “They dislike the government. I don’t know if you’d call them a government hater, but I certainly see them in a similar vein. Maybe they’re an offshoot or offspring or next generation.”

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Matt Pinnell, chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party, said Collins’ comments crossed the line of decency.

“Chairman Collins has stooped to a new low with his latest remarks,” Pinnell said in a statement. “This is as offensive and despicable as they come. To imply that a deranged madman who killed 168 people including 19 children is someone like me, a ‘right-winger,’ is way over the line. He should immediately apologize for making that statement.”

Collins said he has no plans to apologize and stands by his statement.

Collins has a history of shooting off his mouth and embarrassing Oklahoma Democrats. 

After the poor showing that President Obama had in the Oklahoma Presidential Primary, Collins’ comment on the vote was, “Racism is alive and well in Oklahoma.”  An odd and provocative thing for the Chairman to say about his own party since Oklahoma does not have an open primary and only Democrats were allowed to vote in their primary.

If this is the person Oklahoma Democrats want running their party, power to them, but they shouldn’t be surprised the next time Collins opens his mouth and makes a laughingstock out of himself and the Oklahoma Democratic Party.

2 comments to Wallace Collins – Embarrassment to OK Democrats

  • Is there something about being a liberal that makes someone stay ignorant things? Why do they insist in portraying the Tea Party as something out of a horror movie?

  • In most cases I think demonizing the Tea Party is an attempt to scare people into not wanting to be associated with something said to be so ‘horrible’. But in Collins’ case, he’s just an idiot who says whatever comes to his mind. He’s been sued for libel more than once that I’m aware of. I’m actually surprised he was selected as Chairman of the OK Democrats. Maybe no one else wanted the job.

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