The Newspaper's Editorial Board Rebukes House Leaders For Defamation & Eviction of Conservatives
Chairman Chris Kannady just got called out by the new editorial board of the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. He was exposed for his intolerance of any House Republican caucus member who didn't sign on to his massive tax increases; and he amazingly labeled his detractors as the 'intolerant' members who must be purged from public office.
the Editorial opened their scathing remarks this way;
"NOTHING highlights the continuing dysfunction of the Oklahoma House of Representatives more than a Republican leader claiming that GOP unity is achieved, in effect, via backstabbing and double-talk.
This year, several Republican incumbents who argued that teacher pay raises should be funded with existing growth revenue, rather than tax increases, were targeted by a well-heeled group calling itself the “Conservative Alliance PAC.” The PAC isn't required to identify its donors."
Kannady is called out for his 'over the top' and irrational arguments to destroy the reputations of many of the legislature's most veteran lawmakers. These are colleagues most threatening to Kannady's own aspirations for political ascendency. He becomes the very hypocritical poster child for the thing he denounces.
The newspaper said it this way;
.. Kannady said the PAC's anti-Republican attacks were designed to “cut out the cancer that was attacking us.”; promote many things, but caucus “unity” isn't one of them.
What does this editorial mean to the average Oklahoma conservative?
It's a refreshing sense of sensibility, that the new editors running the state's largest daily newspaper are grounded in some reality.
SoonerPolitics commends and even stands in ovation for this excellent editorial piece.
No, we don't believe that the Oklahoman will always get it right in their editorials. But what this signals to the informed conservative base of citizens, is that the new management at Gateway Media, who recently acquired the OKC publication, is a well-grounded and sensible team of political analysts.
Here's how they summed up the Kannady plot and it's impact;
Many attacks by the Conservative Alliance PAC had nothing to do with taxes or education. Some mailers claimed an incumbent voted multiple times in support of “expanding Obamacare.” Yet the three bills listed were so innocuous they passed the House by margins as large as 83-1. And in that case, the lone opponent was a Democrat.
One radio ad claimed an incumbent “supports not allowing Native Americans to speak their native language.” No legislation or vote was cited to document that claim.