Rob Wallace (OK-D) for US Congress said SE Oklahomans need to send someone to capital hill who knows how to go toe-to-toe, as he has the experience in dealing w/the worst people imaginable. Wallace said that NOBODY in Washington is going to intimidate him. He also said that the political system has been a system of hired voices, & further indicated that regular folks don’t have the bucks to hire K-street lobbyist to carry their voice.
Wallace said the system has become a set of members who only listens to hired voices. Therefore, the only way for people in SE Oklahoma to get heard, he added, was for them to send someone from this area who will stand up to the special interest.
The moderator’s question posed to Rob Wallace was:”Gridlock is clogging up Capital Hill & with the 2 major parities often polarized to the detriment of the nation as a whole, and as a freshman US Representative what can you do to try to break down the lock jam that often occurs on capital hill?”.
Robert (Rob) Wallace, a democrat & Former Assistant US Attorney General is running for the office of US congress (2nd congressional district Oklahoma). His opponent is Marywayne Mullin — a republican & local plumber. The seat they both seek was held by democrat Dan Boren who is retiring & have held that seat since 2005. US Congressional district 2 of Oklahoma is the only democrat district in the entire state. Therefore, its imperative that the democrats hold on to that district, as the republicans are trying to turn the entire state Red to impair political balance. The election will be November 6, 2012.
Oklahoma GOP senate candidate – Barney Taylor says now is not the time for Oklahoma to outlaw affirmative action. He 100% guarantees lawsuits to follow.
Barney Scott Taylor, a GOP state senate candidate 100% guarantees that if Oklahoma outlaws affirmative action, it will be sued. He said now is not the time for Oklahoma to do away with affirmative action. He brings up the NAACP & ACLU. Taylor says we (Oklahoma) don’t need that. As Taylor considers himself a pragmatist, he pointed out that a pending affirmative action case is before the supreme court (Abigail Fisher vs. University of Texas); & that while he could not answer the question if affirmative action is working because he could not get past the pragmatic part of it. He feels that the whole affirmative action thing could be shot down by the supreme court before the people of Oklahoma can even vote on it.
His view was that it didn’t make any sense for Oklahoma to come up with its own law, while the supreme court case has similar matter still pending. He said that Oklahoma should of waited to see how the supreme court rules on it.
There is a proposed eradication of affirmation action from Oklahoma law that will on voting ballot in the general election – November 2012. It was not until later on that I had learned that a black republican named T.W. Shannon was the 1 who presented this anti-affirmative action initiative.
Barney Taylor is running for Oklahoma state senate district 9, which covers Muskogee & Wagoner county. The election is November 2012.
His opponent, Earl Garrison, a democrat is an incumbent. Garrison was not present at this forum. It was announced that Garrison could not be present due to prior engagement to attend a hall of fame induction of his friend.
This interview was videoed at the Armory center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on October 9, 2012 after a political forum sponsored by Tahlequah chamber of commerce.
Russell Turner, republican candidate running for state representative is anti”affirmative action. Turner wants to do away w/affirmative action in Oklahoma & says that it was no longer needed.
Russell Turner a republican running for state representative is anti”affirmative action candidate. There is a proposed abolishing of affirmation action from Oklahoma law that will be on voting ballot in the general election – November 2012. Turner response was that he wants to do away w/affirmative action & that it was no longer needed because he felt it causes division between “our” people.
Turner was also a bit evasive to specific question I asked regarding Hate crime charges of the 2 gunmen who went into Tulsa’s black community killing black citizens on Good Friday. I asked Turner if he thought the 2 men should had been charged w/a hate crime (which the DA was reluctant to charged them with from the onset until Jesse Jackson arrived Tulsa). Turner’s response tended to generalize by saying that he think all crimes are hate crimes. It was difficult for me to get him to answer the question directly.
His opponent, William Fourkiller – a democrat, was interviewed on Affirmative Action law repeal. Fourkiller told me that he believes in the affirmative action law whole heatedly, and said that as a minority himself, he feels that we need that opportunity to not be discriminated against in employment, contracts, etc.. FourKiller added that affirmative law is working as it was intended to work & that there was no reverse discrimination as certain others claimed it was. He did mention that proposed abolishing of affirmative action in Oklahoma, was a political move by a state house member who was seeking to be promoted to speaker of the house. It was not until few days ago that I had learned that a black republican named T.W. Shannon was the 1 who presented this anti-affirmative action initiative. FourKiller said that he was OSU to explain this affirmative action law that is threatened to be abolished by the republican held House of the Oklahoma state legislature. He said that he explained to the NAACP OSU chapter that the Affirmative Action question on the 2012 ballot also affects women & that young women especially need pay attention to this issue as it affects their gender as well. The affirmation law question on the ballot will be SQ (State Question) 759 & that if voters want to keep that law then VOTE NO – which would be a NO VOTE on its removal from Oklahoma law books.
FourKiller currently is a state representative for house district 86 in Oklahoma. District 86 covers northeast Cherokee county, southern Delaware county and all of Adair county.
This interview of Russell Turner was videoed at the Armory center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on October 9, 2012 after a political forum sponsored by Tahlequah chamber of commerce.
Russell Turner a GOP running for Oklahoma state house representative Dist. 86 says Gridlock in legislature is good & that by him being conservative that makes him right.
At political forum – the question to Oklahoma GOP state representative candidate Russell Turner: “How would you help in the gridlock so congress & legislature can get something done for a change?”. Turner responded that sometimes gridlock is a good thing. He added that he’s a conservative & that he thinks he’s right.
This was videoed at the Armory center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on October 9, 2012 at a candidate political forum sponsored by Tahlequah chamber of commerce.
Russell Turner is running for state representative for house district 86 in Oklahoma. The election is November 2012.
His opponent is William (Will) FourKiller (incumbent) who is a democrat & currently the state representative for house district 86 in Oklahoma. District 86 covers northeast Cherokee county, southern Delaware county and all of Adair county.
I predict that Fourkiller will win re-election since he appeared to be extremely popular & I detected hard boots on the ground in the area campaigning for Fourkiller, whereas I do not recall seeing any campaigning fgr Turner. Considering Turner’s responses at this forum, I would be personally relieved if my predictions came true.
Its been reported that Wayne Shaw, the 2012 GOP candidate for Oklahoma senate district 3, does not know what the 10th amendment is, according to Qadoshyah Fish. Shaw was a no show at the candidate forum in Tahlequah, Oklahoma for Oct 9,2012. He is running against democrat Jim Bynum for this seat. Jim Wilson (democrat) is not running for reelection.
Its agreed that Jim Bynum political signs have flooded the area & that there was no Shaw activity on the ground. Therefore, it’s a safe bet that Bynum is favored to win this election.
Ms. Fish, said that when Shaw spoke in her area, he responded that he did not know what the 10th amendment was; and further indicated that its a mystery as to how he beat out Cyndi McArtor in GOP primary, who was said to be much more articulate & knowledgeable of the issues.
The general election is November 2012. Oklahoma senate district 2 includes Tahlequah & Stillwell Oklahoma.
This interview was videoed at the Armory center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on October 9, 2012 prior to a political forum sponsored by Tahlequah chamber of commerce.
Joyce Sells – coordinator of the meet-the-candidates forum held at Calvin Senior Citizen Center in Calvin, Oklahoma explains how this political forum was put together. I interviewed her after this forum basically because I was curious why no republican candidates were in attendance. Ms. Sells explained that all candidates were invited regardless of party affiliation. She further explained that deliberate & massive effort and methods were used to reach out to all people to attend & participate in this forum. The methods this coordinator used were: publication in newspapers, invitations were sent to all candidates, and posting of fliers.
At this political candidate speaking forum, there was an estimated attendance of little over a hundred people. It appeared to be standing room only.
The candidates who spoke were running for the following offices: Hughes County sheriff, Oklahoma state house of representatives district 18, and Oklahoma state State district 7. There was 1 other politician who spoke who I do not believe is running – Susan Paddack. All candidates & the politicians who spoke were democrats. As already stated, no republican candidates / politicians were present at this forum.
For the political offices for Oklahoma state house of representatives district 18, there is no republican candidate running. The incumbent is Donnie Condit. Carolyn McNatt is challenging him for that seat.
However, for State Senate district 7, there is 1 republican running for that seat, namely Larry Boggs. Since Boggs is the only republican running, he will not be running opposed in the primaries which will be held on June 26, 2012. But, Roger Shirley & J Paul Lane (both democrats) will run in the June 26th primaries against each other & which ever 1 of them wins in that primary will compete against Larry Boggs. This state senate seat is currently held by democrat Richard C. Lerblance, but he is retiring. So 1 of the 3 candidates (Boggs, Shirley & Lane), if victorious, will be a first timer for this state senate district 7 seat.
According to the Oklahoma Sheriff association website, all candidates running for Hughes county sheriff are democrats.
This political candidate speaking event that was held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 was located at Calvin Senior Citizen Center (Calvin Nutrition Center) in Calvin, Oklahoma.