Wagoner County Republican Party Newsletter
November 20th, 2017
We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Below is the first National Day of Thanksgiving Proclamation by George Washington
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor, and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness. Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us. And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best. Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
— George Washington
Coffee, Confections, and Conversation
Thank you to the three candidates for Governor who participated in our Panel Discussion; Gary Jones, Gary Richardson, and Kevin Stitt! It was a very informative night and a great opportunity to meet directly with the candidates. We would also like to thank Eddie Huff for moderating the discussion! In addition, the facilities at Our Finest Hour Church were top notch and the staff were especially accommodating! We appreciate the opportunity to rent the church for our event. Finally, a special thanks to all who attended. Your support of the Wagoner County GOP is greatly appreciated!
We will be participating in two upcoming Christmas Parades.
Coweta Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 2nd
Line up at 5:00 PM
We will line up at the back of the Coweta Junior High School (700 E Chestnut St).
Wagoner Christmas Parade
Thursday, December 7th
Line up at 6:00 PM
We will line up at the intersection of East Cherokee and North Story Street in downtown Wagoner.
Next Meeting – Thursday, January, 4th
Church of God of Prophecy
(123 West Sycamore Street, Coweta)
Guest Speaker: RNC State Party Director Matt Pinnell, candidate for Lt. Governor
Join us at 6:30 pm for a time of friendly fellowship.
Crock-Pot Pot Luck - Bring a crock-pot meal such as stew, chili, etc. to beat the cold and share others! We will also be hosting a food drive to help restock the shelves of local food banks after the holidays. Bring non-perishable items only please.
Please use the West parking lot and entrance when attending regular monthly meetings.
Possible Special Election for the 1st Congressional District
If Congressman Jim Bridenstine is confirmed as NASA administrator by the end of the year, a special election will be held to fill his seat for the remainder of his term. Otherwise, a replacement will be voted on during the regular 2018 election cycle. We currently have five candidates vying for the position so please check them out:
Andy Coleman, www.andycoleman.com
Nathan Dahm, www.nathandahm.com
Tim Harris, www.votetimharris.com
Kevin Hern, www.hernforcongress.com
Danny Stockstill, www.stockstillforcongress.com
Shall a bugle sound? - a wake-up call resonating a warning to Republicans lest a dirge of destruction reigns.
Ahhh! – with vindication, you might agree that our elected Republicans are not voting conservatively and should be thrown out! Destruction for the Republican Party!
BUT – this warning is for YOU!!! – for all of us - ‘we the people’.
Another OK State Senate seat (Senate District 37 in Tulsa County) has fallen to the Democrats! Brian O’Hara, whom we know to be a Conservative voice and a conscientious servant of the people through his work for Congressman Bridenstine, lost by 31 votes!
The Tulsa World (Randy Krehbiel) reports:
“low voter turnout was an important fact — only 4,437 people voted in this election, compared to almost 32,000 in last year’s regular general election.”
“A year ago, Democrats threw $200,000 and a first-tier candidate at Senate District 37, trying to unseat incumbent Republican Dan Newberry.
They lost the conservative west Tulsa County district by 15 percentage points.
This year, with Newberry leaving the Senate, Democrats entered a lightly funded, little-known 26-year-old lesbian.”
“She said she understands “feeling as though your voice doesn’t matter. I want them to feel that someone will listen.””
Do I see a key Progressive liberal word? – FEEL! Can we not feel good about government! Touchy, feely, let’s grow government so that we can all feel like government is our friend. Let’s become California! They have LOTS of ‘REALLY GOOD - feel good’ programs! Not!
Here’s the deal. The legislators will listen if you speak! If you show up!
In the recent past weeks, the totally non-conservative tax plan did not pass because constituents showed up and called and convinced their legislator to vote NO.
Yes, a lot of Republicans still voted Yes.
That is Why we have Primaries. To make sure that we are electing those Republicans who will listen to their constituents and vote according to the Republican Party Platform.
voting Republicans are succumbing to the media vitriol… the onslaught of fake news… constant negativity that encourages inaction, disgust and apathy. A barrage of media sentiment that translates to ‘just throw them ALL out” without mentioning the intentional consequence – if we get rid of ALL the Republicans, then we are left with Democrats and can implement another 8 years of Obama-Hillary- Bernie like policies.
Goodbye America as we (who study history) know it.
Do we have a problem with some of our elected Republican officials? Yes. Are some Republicans voting as if they were Democrats? Yes. But the alternative is putting Democrats in power and the liberal agenda will move forward at an increased pace… we submit to big government.
The Democrat Party is forging ahead… after the defeat of Hillary, they are rallying. They are working to increase their registrations and they are working to get out the vote. And they are succeeding.
The Tulsa World (Randy Krehbiel) reports:
“Allison Ikley-Freeman’s victory Tuesday over Republican Brian O’Hara continued a string of Democratic special election upsets over the past two years. It gives Democrats three special election victories in predominantly Republican districts in the Tulsa area in the past two years, including two this year.”
“The Democrat wins have come since Anna Langthorn became the Oklahoma Democratic Party chairwoman. At 24, Langthorn became the youngest person currently leading a state Democratic Party, and maybe the youngest ever.”
A dirge of destruction for our state…
Do we retreat? Do we stay home and thereby give up?
The real solution is to elect true conservative Republicans, who believe in the Constitution and follow the Republican Platform – the voice of the Republican voter.
This process starts in the PRIMARY ELECTION.
And the process starts NOW…even though the election is not till November 2018 (or in the case of a special election for 1st District Congress, possibly much sooner) … why pay attention now? Because name recognition and money collection for campaign materials is cumulative. The non-informed voter shows up at the poll and pulls the lever for the most positively recognized name – and that is often from advertising. And so, we end up with candidates who have not been truly Republican.
Break the cycle of the non-informed voter and for a change, let’s elect real conservative public servants.
This is the time when all should be questioning and scrutinizing the candidates. This is when we discover the true mettle of the candidate. We the people should use this opportunity to vet the candidates.
Wagoner County Republican Party has been bringing candidates to meetings for you to meet and question and listen. We have heard from two Lt. Governor candidates (Dana Murphy and Dominique Damon Block, Sr) and will hear from a 3rd Lt. Governor candidate, Matt Pinnell at the January 4th meeting.
We have just concluded the Coffee, Confections and Conversation Event at which we had the opportunity to personally meet and visit with 3 gubernatorial candidates and then hear them respond to some tough questions during a panel discussion.
Many thanks to Gary Jones, Gary Richardson and Kevin Stitt for participating in this event.
And yes, there were supposed to be 4 gubernatorial candidates… Dan Fisher cancelled at the last moment for a ‘scheduling conflict”. (After being on the calendar for at least 2 months, a last-minute schedule conflict? When does someone’s yes really mean yes – and their no really mean no?) Primaries are for discerning character.
And yes, there are 2 other candidates who chose NOT to attend. Todd Lamb and Mick Cornett. Again, this is the Primary. This event was months in the planning. Why wasn’t Wagoner County – an event hosted by the Wagoner County Republicans – important enough to be on their schedule? Discern their intent to listen to voters in Wagoner County.
We had a room of 100 people interested in determining the next governor of Oklahoma. It was very informative and extremely helpful in getting to personally know these candidates as well as discovering their approach to solving education and budget problems for Oklahoma.
But we had arranged for a venue to hold 350 -400 people.
Listen for the bugle blaring the demise of our great America. If we do not pay attention now…if we do not participate now… if we do not now work to choose the best candidate…
Then we have chosen to accept the mediocrity of the uninformed and we have chosen to allow the narrative of the media Democrat Party to give up…
Socialism here we come.
Or not, if you heed the call and stay involved and participate in your civic duty.
Be an informed voter!
God Bless Oklahoma and America,
1st District Committeewoman, Wagoner County Republican Party