As Republican groups around the state begin mobilization for a heated primary race, many have been expressing shock and deep regret regarding the choices they made, too years ago.
Their expressions are consistent and repetitive; "He told me he was a fiscal conservative."
"She said she was focused on ending waste and protecting taxpayers."
Of the 70 Republicans in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, a majority voted to not only raise taxes, but also to dismantle constitutional rights of the people against a legislature who oppresses the people by escalating taxation.
The map on the left shows the districts (shaded purple) where a Republican voted more liberal than the House Democrats.
75% of the Democrat Caucus rejected the plea of House leadership when asked to join the effort to raise taxes, yesterday.
The good news is that there are also Republicans who are finding their own errors from last year's session and have realigned their compasses to a voting record which supports their creed and convictions. At this time last year there were only about 12 consistently fiscal conservative Republicans in the House. Yesterday we saw 24 showing fidelity to the OKGOP platform principles.
Muskogee Politico published responses from 4 of the 6 Republican Gubernatorial candidates (Richardson, Lamb, Jones, & Fisher), who a indicated a condemnation of the House's resolution. Cornett & Stitt have not responded.