Sunday, July 23, 2017

Republican Freshman Campaigns For Democrat Congressional Candidate

TULSA REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE
BETRAYS THE PARTY 
AND 
SUPPORTS A DEMOCRAT IN AN ELECTION IN OKLAHOMA CITY

By the Watchman

In an article dated December 20, 2016 this article was posted on the internet. MuskogeePolitico.com: RINO Alert: HD70 Rep. Carol Bush shows true colors. There is little doubt that this article proved to be true. In fact she has proven to be more than a RINO, she is in fact an undocumented Democrat. She was recommended to run for the office by a Democrat and now she is out campaigning for Democrats. We must ask, why did you do this Tulsa? A failed surf shop operator in Tulsa is now your representative. Unbelievable.

The next article of interest we found was this One of the good ones - The Tulsa Voice - December A 2016. In an interview on thetulsavoice.com, she was the epitome of pride, arrogance and braggadocio, while speaking to a longtime friend and probably too ignorant of the fact that what she was saying was going to be printed. It's either that or she just didn't care what her House colleagues might think. She failed as a business women, who would open a surf shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma, so decided to suck on the public teat for her income. She has worked for the Tulsa Crime Commission during which time the recidivism rate went up continuously, and the Tulsa Health Department where her one claim to fame was getting soda vending machines removed from the schools. That's not having accomplished much for her life to date.

She then goes on to agree with the interviewer that Oklahoma has cut education funding more than any other state since 2008, showing the depth of her complete ignorance of the fact that education spending has actually increased every year since 2008. She is pro-abortion, against Charter Schools ever receiving a dime of the money that parents and other tax payers have paid for public education. She is all for single payer health coverage for all, pro-gay rights, pro- increasing taxes including last year's failed cigarette tax, advocates for a "luxury tax" and any other tax that they can think of. Those are not Republican positions.

She saved her worst comments for an attack on the Christian legislators when asked about the first caucus meeting at the Capital she said "Okay it was fine, a reunion of sorts for many, but then John Bennett (R-Sallisaw) spoke and I thought I was back at ORU and that was just offensive. It was a prayer revival. Bible thumping and it shouldn't have been. And it was just offensive to me—I am sitting in a row of about ten people and we're all looking at each other thinking, 'What are you doing? Oh, I'll pick a fight with him. We need to muffle his megaphone. And how the hell does he keep getting re-elected? Let's start there. You should worry about your own chances first Mz. Bush.

Representative Bush went much farther than that by saying Christians like Representative John Bennett "sucks the energy out of real legislation and embarrasses the state." We want to know how you would know that. You had never even spent a day in session when you made that remark. To us this is just more political grandstanding from an incompetent far left politician who was recruited by a Democrat to run for the office.

In another statement she made she said "Yes, absolutely. When I was campaigning I'd knock on doors and ask questions, try to go deeper, and one woman said she'd never let her kids go into a public bathroom again because she didn't want them kidnapped and raped. And I thought Oh dear God, the ignorance. I said "Do you know who the pedophiles are? It's usually your white, next door neighbor. I laid into her because I was so angry about the ignorance." We would like a clarification on who was ignorant. Were you or the person whose door you knocked on? We ask that because while you were campaigning some store had already adopted the gender neutral or go to the gender you feel you should be policy. That angered a lot of people in the country and made many pedophiles extremely happy. It was like that policy opened a candy store for them. So which one was it?

Mz. Bush admits that former Democrat Jeannie McDaniel recruited her to run for the office. She is even advocates for an assisted death law in Oklahoma to deal with her ill mother. Talk about a dysfunctional family.

The next article of interest we found was this Bush-league politics - The Tulsa Voice - January B 2017. This article we would urge you to open and read. After her tirade about the Republican's at the caucus, and the article, she was made by House Leadership to apologize directly to Mr. Bennett and by email to the rest of her colleagues in the House. She also did the typical politician thing and threw her longtime friend who had written the previous story under the bus. We all knew this was going to be the way she operated.

We next went to www.ok.gov to look at her official web site here Representative Carol Bush - Oklahoma House of Representatives. We were shocked to find that even after all the stunts she pulled between Election Day and the opening day of the session she was still appointed as Vice Chair for the Conference Committee on Health Services and long term care, and the Committee on Health Services and Long Term Care. This is an individual who wants to bring assisted suicide to our state so she can be rid of the burden of her seriously ill mother. What the hell were they thinking?

We next went to www.votesmart.org to see what information they had available on her. The first article of interest we found was this Carol Bush's Political Summary - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. We would urge you to open this link and read the article yourself. Here is some of what we found.

06/28/2017 Research Institute for Economic Development 95%
06/28/2017 Sooner Tea Party 5%

Those type of figures tell you that she is all for the business people getting richer while they keep raising prices on those that do the actual work. She's pro-business and anti-consumer

We found it strange that someone who has indicated that she was pro-abortion would miss a vote on the very subject.

02/16/2017 HB1549 Prohibits Abortions Based on Genetic Abnormalities No Vote
The strange part of this summary was when we got to the Issue positions. She hasn't completed the political courage test as of yet, but this is what we found
Issue Position: Budget left blank
Issue Position Education left blankIssue Position: Public Safety left blank

Those items being left blank are curiously the direct opposite of the rhetoric she used during her campaign. That would indicate to us that she has no intentions of keeping any of her campaign promises. In other words she's just another typical lying politician.


We next went to her biography page here Carol Bush's Biography - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. This was a lot like her. A whole lot of nothing.

We next went to her voting record here Bush's Voting Records - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. Every single Democrat in the House had a better voting record than she did. It is very obvious that she knows little about the state Constitution. She did score a 5% on the Sooner RINO index. She scored that because she missed the vote on abortion. Here are the pieces of legislation that mattered to Oklahoman's that made up the RINO index and how she voted.

HB 1427 Out of State Tax Collection Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 1449 Electric Vehicle Tax Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 1837 Lottery % Raid Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 1845 Real ID Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2131 10% Sales Tax Rebate Scheme Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2348 Deduction Freeze Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2351 Tax Incentive Credit Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2356 Franchise Tax Date Move Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2367 Tax Collector Claw Back Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2372 $1.50 Cigarette Tax Increase Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2387 OJA Bonds Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2389 Health Department Bonds Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2403 Tax deduction limit bill Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2414 Log Rolling 3 Tax Bills Voted Yea, Liberal VoteHB 2433 Car Sales Tax Voted Yea. Liberal VoteSB 38 Fee increases Voted Yea, Liberal voteSB 120 Aerospace Tax Credit Extension Voted Yea, Liberal VoteSB 170 Income Tax Rate Cut reversal Voted Yea, Liberal VoteSB 786 Soft on Crime Bill Excused. Did not voteSB 845 Smoking Fee Voted Yea, Liberal Vote.

Twenty chances to help the people and she only got one right, because she wasn't there. That is a disgrace. Some of these votes were conducted in violation of the States Constitution. Does she not believe in the rule of law?

The next article we looked at was this Carol Bush's Ratings and Endorsements - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. Here is what we found.

Business and Consumers

2017 Research Institute for Economic Development 95%

Fiscally Conservative

2017 Sooner Tea Party Position 5%

Those numbers indicate that she is not working for her constituents but is working for the business people she represents. That means you, as tax payers, can expect to pay more in the future for almost everything you purchase.

Guns
2016 National Rifle Association 86%

We would prefer to see a rating from the premier Gun Rights organization in the state, the Oklahoma 2nd
Amendment Association, but the NRA will do.

Socially Conservative
2017 Sooner Tea Party 5%

Those were the only numbers available at the time of this writing. We will hope that others will add their weight in on her performance before too long.

We next went to the Campaign Finance report here Carol Bush's Campaign Finances - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. What we found here was a lot of fiction and should be investigated by the State Ethics Committee for Campaign Finance Violations. Using as an example in one column she indicates receiving no funds from any company. In the donations she listed some of the companies that contributed to her campaign include AHS Legacy Operations, Farmers Insurance Group, AT&T AND Cox Communications. We knew we had to dig deeper and we did.

There is not a campaign finance report on file for the time frame of January through March of 2016. That is a campaign violation. Charged her credit card fees to the campaign, numerous donations from lobbyist. Accepted donations from unions and many special interest groups including the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce. She also accepted funds from a campaign fund bundler for former President Obama, George Kaiser. We will concede that a vast amount of her funds came from private donors, but we have to ask what promises she made to the various Chambers of Commerce in order to earn their support. We can promise you it wasn't to ease the burden on your income.

The next item of interest we found was this Carol Bush (Oklahoma) - Ballotpedia. We learned more about her biography here than any of the biography pages. We would urge you to open the link and read it. We would like to know what mental midget assigned an individual who desired to euthanize her own mother on the Children, Youth and Family Services Committee, Health Care and Longtime care Committee Vice-Chair and Public Health Committee. That's insane.

The next article of interest we found was this Rep. Carol Bush and Sen. A.J. Griffin: Oklahoma women can't wait for justice reform | Reader's Forum | tulsaworld.com. Here we have two liberal legislators that want to reform the judicial system because to many women are being put in jail. Neither one of these legislators or the Committee to study the problem have really hit on what the problem is. We hear constant talk of sentences for non-violent offenses being too long. You legislators are the ones that made the penalties. You have the power to fix that. Your biggest problem is getting away from private prisons. The state pays for so many beds each year under contract. Those contracts run almost $100 million dollars a year. In order to keep the beds full you increased the penalties for all offenses. Now you need to find a way to get out from under those contracts and lower the sentences of crimes. That along with teaching prisoners a skill they can use to support themselves and their families once they are released would lower the recidivism rate. Instead you all keep kicking a decade's long problem with our prisons down the road for someone else to fix.

The next article we found was this OK State Rep. Carol Bush Shows Her Pro-Abortion Colors - OK Politechs. She is one of several Republicans that voted no in committee on a Pro-Antiabortion bill. Her vote along with the other Republicans caused the bill to not pass out of committee.

The next article we found was this Al Gerhart: Carol Bush, a.k.a. The Pariah of the Oklahoma Legislature. This article is well worth the time of opening the link and reading. This will tell you how and when she was disciplined before she ever stepped foot into the chamber of the House. It was well deserved, but as we mentioned earlier, she went too far when she threw her longtime friend under the bus for the article he wrote. This just proves she's in it for herself and no one else.

Then we found this
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This photo is proof of her betrayal of the Republican Party. She has no respect for the party and we truly suspect that she has been a Democrat who changed parties several years ago because she knew she wouldn't get elected as a Democrat. Kendra Horn is running against Congressman Steve Russell for the U.S. House seat in District 5.

 Her actions over the campaign and through the first year as a state legislator has convinced us here that the woman should be removed from office. We recognize the feasibility of that the state lacks a recall clause and it would be nearly impossible to recall her. We do seek remedies for the good of the state. We ask the Speaker to remove her from all committee assignments. We also ask the House of Representatives to vote for her to be censored during the next session. We further ask that she not receive the endorsement of the state GOP or the Tulsa GOP should she decide to make a bid for re-election. We will be watching.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Mullin's False Promise




Caught with his Hand in the Till, Congressman Mullins
Breaks Campaign Promise of Only Three Terms to Avoid Paying Back the Campaign Funds?
By the Watchman

Never before in our eight years of coverage of Oklahoma politics have we ran into such an arrogant politician like Markwayne Mullins. This man is so self-centered and power hungry that he has fooled himself into believing that he doesn't work for the people who elected him. We can't help but wonder if his plumbing business is being ran as bad.

What brought our attention to this individual was this story Oklahoma pol: 'Bull crap' constituents pay salary - CNNPolitics.com. We realize that using CNN as a source may cause some heartburn over this maybe being fake news. That is not the case here. Their story is supported by this article Rep. Markwayne Mullin calls 'bullcrap' at town hall in Jay: 'This is a service. No one here pays me to go' | Government | tuls. In fact you will find that this story is not only included in these two articles, but is also included in many local newspapers in Congressional District 2. This is a clear example of a man who has let power go to his head.

The next article of interest we found was this The unbearable arrogance of the ungrateful plumber - The Tulsa Voice - May A 2017. We do realize that this publication is not well known outside of the Tulsa metro area, but you should open the link and read the article. It is our opinion that the headline has hit the nail right on the head. How in the world did this man ever get elected to Congress to begin with?

Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Claims Of The Attorney General



Whadda yah mean I gotta run for office after this?
Fallin can't just appoint me again?

OKLAHOMA STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL CLAIMS
A GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE HAS NO STANDING TO FILE A CASE
AGAINST THE CAR TAX BECAUSE HE ISN'T BUYING A CAR
By the Watchman

We've seen and heard a lot of bad decisions in our life time. Most of those are politically based decisions. This decision by the Attorney General of the State of Oklahoma has to be one of the most idiotic that we have ever heard. A Gubernatorial Candidate and Attorney doesn't have legal standing to challenge an illegally passed tax simply because he isn't buying a car at the time the tax goes into effect. That's as ludicrous as the Supreme Court's decision that residents of a district do not have the right to legally challenge the appointment by the Governor to the Supreme Court that lives outside of the district until after the Governor announces the candidate, when the announcement comes after the appointment has been approved. It's beginning to look like a mini dictatorship that is running the state.

The first article of interest we found was this MuskogeePolitico.com: Richardson to Challenge Tax Hikes in Supreme Court. We say good for him. Someone needed to challenge many of these unlawful taxes that are being implemented by this failure of a government. Not only has this administration failed in its fiduciary duties, the legislators are now walking around like they had nothing to do with passing thee bills. As far as we are concerned the lot of them can resign and the state would be better off.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Mike Osborn's Constitutional Confusion



WE FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT AN
ATTORNEY KNOWS SO LITTLE ABOUT THE STATES CONSTITUTION
By the Watchman

Since the Oklahoma Legislature is responsible for writing laws that affect everyone in the State of Oklahoma including those who visit here, one would think that an attorney would be very familiar with the States Constitution. Apparently this Representative either doesn't care about the State's Constitution or just decided to ignore it. He is one of several Representatives tied for being the worse members of the House as far as following the Constitution goes.

We began our research by going to his campaign web site here About — Osburn Representative. There are two items on this site that cause us to question his commitment to the Republican Party and to the people he was elected to serve. The first item we noticed is that his banner fails to identify his political party that he affiliates with. This is a tactic we have noticed that is prevalent in the Democratic Party. That raises the question of Party Loyalty. The second is no where were we able to find where he stood on any of the subjects that mattered to the citizens of this state and his district. By doing this he was able to tailor his campaign speeches to the audience without breaking one of his campaign promises. We call that cowardly.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Worst Republican Freshman In the Legislature



CONSTITUTIONALLY THE WORST FRESHMAN LEGISLATOROF THE YEAR AND SHE RAN AS A CONSERVATIVE
by the Watchman

We can understand the people of a district recognizing a name of a School Board Member that is seeking a higher office. We find it disturbing when we see candidates who run as Republicans who are really Democrats at heart. Unfortunately she even campaigned as a Conservative and won. It was painfully obvious that she needs a refresher course in the Oklahoma Constitution and a course in ethics wouldn't hurt either.

We began with the lowest scoring member in the House. We began by going to her state web site here
Representative Tammy West - Oklahoma House of Representatives. What we find interesting on this page is that she is assigned as Vice-Chair of the Higher Education and Career Tech committee. She is also the Vice Chairman of the Majority Caucus. Those are awfully lofty positions for someone serving their first term and first session in the House. We can't help but ask how many votes did she throw to get those positions? What promises did she make to the Speaker of the House?

Monday, June 19, 2017

Osborn Ignored State Constitution ... Again


THE APPROPRIATIONS CHAIRMAN FAILS TO FOLLOW THE OKLAHOMA STATE CONSTITUTION
The Watchman

We as citizens of the State of Oklahoma must ask ourselves if we are doing enough to protect ourselves from the vultures the fly around the halls of the State Capital in Oklahoma City. Judging by this year's budget battle the answer is clearly no. We remember the words of the Chair of the Appropriations Committee from May 2, 2017 in this article Tax increases can slow Oklahoma's economic growth | News OK. She also says "Energy production is a foundational element of Oklahoma's economy, but there are signs some state lawmakers are taking it for granted." She is correct. What she failed to mention is she is one of them. This is said just three weeks before they violate the Constitution and pass some of the biggest tax increases in state history. Once again they have failed to take any action towards expanding the economic base of the state. It's like nothing in the state matters but oil and gas. That is sheer lunacy.

We started by going to www.ok.gov to look at her official biography page here Representative Leslie Osborn - Oklahoma House of Representatives. We found little information available on this page. It makes you wonder what she's hiding.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Legislators! Follow The Law!


WOULD IT BE TO MUCH TO ASK THATOUR OWN LEGISLATORS FOLLOW THE RULE OF THE LAW?

By the Watchman. 

  Our state legislature is spending like a bunch of drunk sailors. Most people in America understand the basics of finances. You should never spend more than you can afford. So why is our legislature doing so and doing it in violation of the State Constitution and the blessing of the Governor on top of that. Why hasn't the Attorney General stepped in and brought this to a halt? What kind of idiocy is ruling our state? This is idiotic.

  The first article of interest we found was this Update: House, Senate committees approve $6.9 billion general appropriations bill | Capitol Report | tulsaworld.com. Finally they reach a possible agreement, or did them. Instead of a tobacco tax of $1.50 they changed it to a fee of $1.50. There hope is to avoid the fact that they passed the deadline for revenue raising measures by the chancing of a few words. Most of the legislation being passed with less than the required supermajority that is required by law. We are a nation of laws and a state of laws. Since when did the elected members of our state feel that they had the authority to break the law anytime they felt like it didn't suit them.