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Last week, Republicans dominated at the polls in Oklahoma. Keven
Stitt, a political newcomer, beat Drew Edmondson by 13 percentage points.
That was the case for every state wide race - Republicans dominated.
More women will serve in the Oklahoma legislature than in any time in
the state’s history. Also teachers will be in the legislature - in both Parties.
Three observations and predictions for the upcoming legislature session:
First, lobbyists are happy. New members mean new people to influence
and get into the fold. Many legislators elected are political novices and
will listen to special interests. That is never good for the average Okla-
homan and usually winds up costing us money. New blood is good only
when they understand the issues before the get there. If they are educated
after election, then Oklahomans lose.
Second, legislative leadership is happy. New
members means new people to influence and get
into the fold. Same as above. Legislative lead-
ership isn’t looking for people with new ideas.
They don’t want someone who thinks outside the
box. They want someone who will toe the line
and vote like they tell them. Radical ideas like
repealing taxes, auditing government, and cutting
waste is just for campaign brochures. It’s not for
actual implementation. Until the grassroots GOP
infrastructure is strong and active, candidates will
be recruiting, trained, and funded by special inter-
ests, which will result in poor government.
Third, little to nothing will change in the up-
coming legislative session. The primary reason is
because we are electing the wrong people. There
are no risk takers or innovators being elected.
The new people being elected to the legislature
are just happy to have a title and want to make
sure they get re-elected. Expect the same rep-
resentation you had before; people who pay lip
service to conservatives while raising taxes and
growing government - all in the name of mov-
ing Oklahoma forward. Until a groundswell of
Oklahomans force their legislators to defend their
votes, we will have the same thing we have al-
ways had- Republicans who vote like Democrats
after they have been elected.
 There may be some hope. The election of
Kevin Stitt and Matt Pinnell may make a dif-
ference. Both are somewhat political outsiders.
Neither Stitt or Pinnell had never ran for office,
albeit Pinnell has been involved in politics his
entire adult life as an operative. Neither appear
to have deep ties to special interests and want to
move the state forward. That could be a game
changer. Oklahoma needs strong leaders who
think outside the box. That visionary leadership
is not going to come from the legislature - it will
have to come from the executive branch. Stitt and
Pinnell may be those guys. They are both from
the private sector. They are both entrepreneurs.
Time will reveal whether they are risk-takers and
visionaries, but different than what we have had
has to be good.
A conservative view of national, state and local politics
Steve Fair is the Chairman of the 4th Congressional
District for the Oklahoma Republican Party. He may
be reached by phone at 580-252-6284 or email at
. Read more at stevefair.blogspot.
com. The views expressed in this column are his
and his alone and does not necessarily represent
the views of the Oklahoma Republican Party.
that works
 After the revivals in
town had concluded, the
three pastors were dis-
cussing the results with
one another.
The Methodist minis-
ter said, “The revival
worked out great for
us! We gained four new
 The Baptist preacher
said, “We did better than
that! We gained six new
 The Presbyterian pas-
tor said, “Well, we did
even better than that! We
got rid of our 10 biggest
trouble makers!”
Woman to Pharmacist: “I want to buy some arsenic.”
Pharmacist: “What do you plan to do with arsenic? I would
need a prescription to sell it to you.”
Woman: “I am going to kill my husband, he is cheating on
Pharmacist: “That’s pretty strong reaction. Do you have
any proof that he’s cheating on you?”
Woman: “I have this picture.”
Pharmacist: “What! That’s my wife in that picture. So I see
you do have a prescription after all.”
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