Brett Farley has had enough. As the Director of Communications for the OKGOP, he was unhappy with the silence of the OKGOP when it comes to Donald Trump's vulgarity and immoral conduct.
Farley posted the following on his social media account:
"The time for bold action is long overdue. I have officially resigned as Director of Communications for the OKGOP. I can no longer countenance an official role with a party that is unable or unwilling to act upon the pressing moral gravity of the situation at hand. https://brettfarley.us/alea-iacta-est/"
KOKH reports on the story...
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — A key figure of the GOP party in Oklahoma is stepping down from his position amid the recent controversial conversations released revealing Donald Trump indulging in lewd conversation. Oklahoma Director of Communications Brett Farley says after hearing the 2005 recording he simply could not stand behind the Republican presidential hopeful any longer.
Farley told Fox 25 he addressed the party Chairman pleading that the organization drop Trump, and choose a new candidate, however they declined. It was then Farley made the decision to resign. "After he officially clinched the nomination this was a decision that I had considered numerous times over the last three months," Farley said, "This simply pushed me over the edge. I couldn't any longer justify remaining associated with a party that would defend this man."
OKGOP Chairman, Pam Pollard has buried her comments in a post which started out talking about the hurricane in Florida.
"Somehow I feel the devastation coming in politics will not be as easily repaired as the storm damage still taking place.
Our Constitution set in place an election for President and Vice President every four years. We must choose a new leader and right now we have two leading candidates.
Our choices are:
Donald Trump, a man that has made some of the most disgustingly vile comments I have ever heard against women and minorities; a man that was given an opportunity as a young man to follow in his father’s footsteps and has used that opportunity to become a billionaire; a man whose ego has empowered him most of his life.
In my opinion Donald Trump’s arrogance is exactly what people are looking for right now to send to Washington, DC because they see Mr. Trump as a fighter against the “establishment” that has ruled our government for the last 20 years. They are not looking for a moral leader. Almost everyone I talk to has a common goal, change the direction of our government. People believe Donald Trump will restore our country and Make America Great Again with the same success he has had in his businesses.
Choice number two is Hillary Clinton, a woman who turned her back on American citizens and her own employees leading to the torturous deaths of four Americans; a woman who sought to destroy any male or female that got in the way of the rise to the top of the Clinton empire; a woman who is recorded on tape as bragging and laughing at her success as an attorney as she was able to get a plea bargain of time served of 2 months for a man who raped a 12 year old little girl.
You are saying right now, but there is more. Wait, you forgot to mention ….. Therein lies my point. In this new day of technology we are overloaded with information on these two candidates.
Yesterday 2,000 more pages of emails of Hillary’s hypocritical politics were released; today they will fire back with more video of Donald Trump being rude and crude.
Where does it stop and where will it lead us? It will never stop. NEVER. We are very quickly becoming a divided and weakened nation. In the world view, our enemies are rejoicing and our friends are worried who will lead the world.
We must not lose sight on what the outcome of this election means. We must focus on the policies that will restore our government to the people, protect our Constitution and protect our nation against enemies, both foreign and domestic.
This morning I weep for every sentence I just wrote.
My only hope is in the Lord Jesus Christ and mornings like this make me want to spend the day on my knees in prayer that God may forgive Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and me and you.
This is the same OKGOP whose female legislators and the female governor declared a moral outrage last year, over a party staffer who had an expunged misdemeanor.
Perhaps it's time to hear from those same female leaders in the OKGOP, regarding the proper respect for women, by our elected and party leaders.
Alea iacta est
["The die is cast" is a Latin phrase attributed by Suetonius to Julius Caesar
on January 10, 49 BC as he led his army across the Rubicon river in Northern Italy.]
This morning I sent an urgent message to the Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party insisting that the party release a statement thusly:
I am the father of three daughters with a fourth daughter due in February. One of my greatest joys of late has been teaching my oldest daughter of twelve years about the sort of character and Christian ethic that befits a man worthy to call himself one day her husband and my son-in-law. I cannot and I will not, then, through some twisted logic attempt in the same breath to justify a vote for a man who is the quintessential opposite of everything I am teaching her to expect in a man. To put a finer point on it, I cannot bring myself to place a mark next to the name of a man whom I cannot trust to be alone in a room with my daughters.
Ronald Reagan once famously quipped about his switch from the Democrat to the Republican Party that he did not leave his party, for his party had already left him. Over the years I have often wondered what such a scenario might look like on this side of the partisan divide. Alas, I need not wonder any longer; the answer is plainly before us.