Category Archives: US Presidential Race 2012
Larry Boggs, republican candidate for Oklahoma state senate tells SE Oklahoma voters that the GOP is in control & that unless we vote for a GOP senator, then the GOP controlled state senate are not gonna approve our water rights bill nor hear our voices. SE Oklahoma near McAlester area is mostly democrat.
The frightening part of all this is that the subject matter Boggs was referring to was about SE Oklahomans water rights Bill. I dont like my water being held hostage like this.
Larry Boggs is the republican nominee seeking election to the Oklahoma Senate District 7 that is being vacated by Richard C. Lerblance (democrat). Bogg’s opponent is J. Paul Lane, the democratic nominee. Election is November 6, 2012.
This political candidate forum sponsored by Mcalester News-capital, in Mcalester, Oklahoma. This event was held on Oct 16, 2012 at 6pm at the Kiamichi Center in Mcalester. Approximately 200 people attended.
NAACP – Ardmore Chapter Public meeting Nov. 1, 2012. Crash course on how to vote on Affirmative Action Question & other ballot items in General Election on 11/6/2012
Nov. 1, 2012, in Ardmore Oklahoma the NAACP will be hosting a community meeting to provide information, and to answer questions about several ballot items that Oklahomans will be voting on in the general election on Tuesday – November 6, 2012. There will also be sample ballots shown at this meeting. Also several guest speakers will be present: Tom Cole, RJ Harris, Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, Pat 0wnbey, Carter County Commissioners, Donna Marie Bebo, Brian Spencer.
Ms. Liz Jenkins Williams the president of the Ardmore Chapter of NAACP said that 1 of the main focus of discussion at this meeting will be the Oklahoma SQ (state question) 759, which is an initiative to get rid of affirmative action. An Oklahoma GOP controlled legislature is unashamedly against affirmative action. BOTTOM LINE on HOW TO VOTE on this ballot initiative is to VOTE NO on SQ 759. Also the Carter county propositions 1-3 which will be on the ballot will be discussed. This is a tax issue that not everyone will benefit from.
Time & location of this meeting will be from 7pm – 9pm at the 31 Burton, Ardmore, Oklahoma (American Legion Hall 31).
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.
GOP senate candidate Larry Boggs did a throw-down on Obama & was met w/fierce opposition by Obama supporters at candidate forum in McAlester Oklahoma. Boggs & Obama supporters got into argument when he said Obama, if elected will control guns. And that he, as a NRA member will do what ever he can to get Obama out of office. He & his opponent J Paul Lane were given the question what would they do to protect 2nd amendment rights if Obama was re-elected. He said that Obama would control guns, that when the sparks flew.
Who ever the voter in the crowd that sent that question to the moderator, did Larry Boggs a dis-service. When he got into an argument w/the audience & then got engaged, he c could had lost the election. Even the law enforcement in the audience didn’t look too happy w/ Boggs. In a way I felt bad for Boggs because personally I like him. Yes, I have a soft spot for country boys. But this is politics & its not kool for a politician to engage in hostile exchanges w/the audience. Sorry. However, Lane, on the other hand, was smooth, calm & focused. Lane simply responded that as a military veteran he’s committed to protecting the 2nd amendment rights.
Larry Boggs is the republican nominee seeking election to the Oklahoma Senate District 7 that is being vacated by Richard C. Lerblance (democrat). His opponent is J. Paul Lane, the democratic nominee. Election is November 6, 2012.
This political candidate forum sponsored by McAlester News, in McAlester, Oklahoma. This event was held on Oct 16, 2012 at 6pm at the Kiamichi Center in McAlester. Approximately 200 people attended.
(OK-GOP) Markwayne Mullin admits taking Fed Stimulus from Cherokee Nation. But suggest government oversight of fed stimulus $ is not required
After candidate forum, I interviewed Markwayne Mullin about the controversial stimulus money he received. His responses seem as though he was trying to back peddle from his prior public GOP talking points that bashed federal stimulus programs & President Obama admin support for those programs. In the interview he admits receiving the federal stimulus money thru the Cherokee Nation for his plumbing business. However, he tried to spin it as though it was the Cherokee nation who got the stimulus funds & that all he did was got paid for doing a job w/what just so happen to be “stimulus funds”. As his father (standing behind me) was trying to define the word “stimulus”, I saw Mullin making hand gestures to hush him up.
Also I believe Mullin presented a falsehood in this interview when he said that how the Cherokee nation choose to spend stimulus funds is totally up to them. The problem w/this statement he gave me is that it strongly suggest that government oversight on how those federal tax payer funds are disbursed by the Cherokee nation is not required. If what he said is actually true, then it would be appropriate for a federal investigation to be called to look into this matter. This also makes me wonder if this kind of GOP mindset could be the reason for waste & fraud. In other words he wants the government grants, but without stipulations or rules or supervision. Its my understanding that it would be illegal for a qualified entity to disburse federal monies (such as stimulus) to another party w/out documentation to show that the other party prior to receiving disbursement (payout) has knowledge that funds received is in fact government funds. Otherwise, there would be no accountability of tax payer funded programs. Furthermore, the only way I’m aware of that any private person or private business can receive federal grants is not directly from the federal government, but instead its thru another organization that received the federal funds for purpose of disbursing it to qualified persons/businesses. Therefore, Mullin responses revealed to me that either he actually has no grasp of how federal grant programs work because the only way he could had received those specific funds was to apply for it thru the Cherokee nation. Or it could be that Mullin was simply lying & “yanking my chain”.
Also, Mullin’s view was that federal stimulus money was the same as a tax refund check (like regular taxpaying folks get in the mail from IRS). Mullin maintained that he never filled out any paperwork nor sought out to get the stimulus funds. However, in order for tax payer to get tax refund from IRS, the taxpayer must apply for that refund. Therefore, Mullin apparently applied for the stimulus if his view is truthful that stimulus & tax refund are the same.
On the matter of veterans as benefactors of federal funded programs, he made some exception (somewhat) – such as: (1) When I asked if he would be opposed to me as a veteran in getting federal grant on the farm bill so that I can start organic chicken farm, he avoided answering. This 1st example is about grants that is considered as stimulus funded. I figured he avoid answering this question because the GOP failed to pass the farm bill which had expired. But (2) When I asked if he would be opposed to me as a disabled veteran in obtaining federal grant to get modification of bathroom to accommodate disability (veteran HISA grant) , he seemed to be more approving of it when he responded: “if that program is available to you” .. “because you served our country”. This 2nd example is not considered as fed stimulus funds, according to what I was told by the VA.
Marywayne Mullin is the republican nominee running for election for US Congress (2nd district of Oklahoma). His opponent is Robert Wallace – democrat. The seat they both seek was held by democrat Dan Boren who is retiring & have has 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, whereas the republicans are trying to turn the entire state Red. The election will be November 6, 2012.
This interview was videoed on October 9, 2012 at the Armory center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma after a candidates forum. That event was sponsored by the Tahlequah chamber of commerce. Location of that event: 100 Water Avenue, Tahlequah, OK.
- Oklahoma’s Biggest Stimulus Hypocrite Tapped To Deliver GOP’s Weekly Address
- Markwayne Mullin said he had ‘not a clue’ of source of federal funds he received
- Okla. GOP candidate Mullin got $370K in stimulus
- GOP congressional candidate Mullin condemns federal stimulus plan while pocketing the benefits. Mullin’s plumbing company received $370,000 for their services
- Mullin has big federal contracts. Deficit hawk’s company holds up to $1.4M in government deals
- Republican who criticizes stimulus received funds from stimulus
- Mullin’s opponent lists more ‘hypocritical’ federal contract involvement