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Charlie Meadows

Jul 6, 2010, 10:39:19 AM7/6/10
to Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee
Members and friends of the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action
Committee (OCPAC)


Our 12 noon luncheon for Wednesday, July 7th will be held at
Italiano’s restaurant, 4801 North Lincoln in OKC. We will continue to
interview candidates for legislative primary races during this week’s
meeting. Invited to attend this Wednesday are David Brumbaugh and Tony
Curtis Griffith, both of Broken Arrow, running for the term limited
seat of Representative John Wright. Since Mike Thompson has vacated
his seat to run for congress, the 3 Republicans vying for his seat
have also been invited to this week‘s meeting. They are Elise Hall,
David Looby and Tim McCoy. In addition, though the survey for
candidate Bob Barnett was mailed in plenty of time for our meeting
last week, it didn’t arrive until after our meeting thanks to the U.S.
Post Office. Mr Barnett stood for questions and this week we will pass
out his survey and allow our members to vote whether or not to support
Mr. Barnett. Rob Johnson and Bob Bradway did not show for our
interview, they must already have plenty of campaign funds or perhaps
they aren‘t conservatives and believe they might not do well before
our members. Rob Johnson was in the House of Representatives from 2004
through 2008 and had a lifetime average on the Conservative Index of
only a 59 before he ran for Corporation Commission 2 years ago and
lost to Dana Murphy.


Absentee ballots are now available and I am already getting e-mails
and phone calls regarding candidates. I hope to have my infamous
“Charlie’s Picks” out shortly after July 14th. Until that time please,
just let me list the names of the candidates that the members of OCPAC
have endorsed. In some of these races there is not a lot of
differences, but our members worked hard to find that important edge
to distinguish one candidate from another. Sorry, I just can’t help
with judicial races, not enough time to investigate the many judges
and county court house races in such a busy election year. I will deal
with the appellate judges for the November general elections at a
later time. OCPAC endorsements are as follows:

Governor - Randy Brogdon, Lt. Governor - John Wright, Attorney General
- Scott Pruitt, State Superintendent of Schools - Janet Barresi, State
Labor Commissioner - Mark Costello, State Treasurer - Owen Laughlin,
State Insurance Commissioner - John Doak, and State Corporation
Commissioner - Dana Murphy.

For Congressional candidates, for the 1st Congressional District
Nathan Dahm, For the 2nd Congressional District, Howard Houchen, For
the 4rd Congressional District, R.J. Harris, and for the 5th
Congressional District, Kevin Calvey.

On Wednesday, June 23rd our members voted to endorse and support David
McClain over RINO (Republican In Name Only) nominee Eddie Fields.
David seeks to win the Republican primary to then go on and defeat the
Democrat for the term limited seat of Joe Sweeden. On the same date,
we also voted to endorse and support Tim Clem as he has taken on
Oklahoma’s most liberal Republican Senator, Harry Coates from
Seminole. Coates was the winner of this year’s RINO award, which makes
it his 3rd time for the dubious award. He has also been runner-up on
two other occasions. There is not Democrat in the race, so July 27th
will determine if the Republican voters in District 28 have the wisdom
to retire the liberal Coates and replace him with the true
conservative, Tim Clem. The district includes all of Seminole county,
the Northern part of Pottawatomi county, most of Lincoln and the
Northeastern part of Oklahoma county.

Last week, our members endorsed Matt Jackson in his effort to replace
the term limited Glen Coffee in the Senate. Matt’s opponent, David
Holt, is the model for what I call a “political groupie” turned
politician. Let me explain. David Holt graduated from one of the
Putnam City high schools and moved to Washington for college. While
there, he interned for J.C. Watts as well as Ernest Istook. He then
worked as a staffer for President George W. Bush, then on to Denney
Hastert and eventually Mary Fallin. Upon return to Oklahoma, he has
more recently worked as chief of staff for Oklahoma City Mayor Mick
Cornett. What I find with most candidates like David, is that they
have learned to be really good little Republicans, but often times
they fail to developed a limited government, conservative ideology.
The true definition of a neo-con is one who has no problem with re-
distribution of wealth, they just want to be in charge of it and maybe
tone it down from the levels the Democrats would prefer.

That process which I just described is how we turn a young man,
interested in government, into a big government politician. It is
exactly how we end up with so many “statist” Republicans. We
Republicans are critical of a Democrat like that, someone who has
never worked in the private sector. We will criticize a Kenneth Corn
of Poteau, term limited from the legislature where he has been since
age 21, and now is a candidate for Lt. Governor, but we wink an eye at
someone like David Holt. Almost overnight, after David announced, he
had over a $100,000 in his campaign fund. Why would the central
planners in OKC rush to fill Mr. Holt’s campaign chest for a State
Senate seat? Could it be, they are confident, the next time OKC needs
some kind of a subsidy from STATE Government, they can depend on David
to bring the bacon home for the next pet project?

I have met David, heard him speak, and he is a nice young man.
However, since he didn’t attend our interview process, I can’t assure
anyone he is a strong conservative, though he claims to be. In fact,
after hearing him defend his vote for MAPS III, the evidence suggests
something other than a “consistent” conservative. Because of his huge
campaign war chest and the fact that he is working so hard knocking
doors, I would have to consider him as the favorite. However, after
also hearing Matt Jackson, I would chose him over Mr. Holt if I lived
in the district.

If Mr. Holt is elected, I don’t believe he will turn out to be another
Harry Coates, a Patrick Anderson or the new liberal Republican in the
senate, Jim Halligan. On the other hand, he is not likely to become
the next Randy Brogdon, Anthony Sykes or Bill Brown. Matt Jackson is
more likely to be like the latter. If David is elected, he may
surprise me, but he is the perfect model and has lived the perfect
career path as to how we elect so many “go along to get along”
moderate Republicans. If it turns out that I am wrong, then I want to
be the first in line to apologize to David for my misgivings. In the
mean time, I hope the voters chose Matt Jackson as their next Senator.
That will be decided on July 27th.


** TUESDAY (tonight) - ADA AREA - The Ada Tea Party #8 will be
held Tuesday night, July 6th at the Pontotoc Technology center
Industrial Arts Classroom in Ada. The time will be from 6:30 to 9:00
p.m. The two guest speakers will be Jenni White, President of ROPE
(Restore Oklahoma Public Education) and Miki Booth. Jenni, is working
hard to get ROPE to a place where it will be able to educate parents
to many of the problems in our government schools as well as work the
halls of the State Capitol, educating our lawmakers regarding the
fundamental problems in Education. Miki Booth recently returned from
the Dr. David Manning Trial regarding Obama’s eligibility issues. Miki
is from Hawaii where her husband and son were both born in the same
hospital in which President Obama claims to have been born. Obama was
born about half way between her husband and son and she has copies of
her husband and son’s birth certificates and then the very different
document Obama puts forth as a supposedly legal document to prove that
he was also born in Hawaii. In addition, there will be 3 candidates
for office speaking. Bryan Cain, Republican candidate for House
District 28, Richard Cooper, candidate for State School Superintendent
and Mark Costello, candidate for State Labor Commissioner. Mark has
been endorsed by the members of OCPAC. The folks in Ada do a really
good job at these meetings and I urge people in the area to attend.

** THURSDAY - OKC AREA - Thursday evening, July 8th there will be
a come and go Homecoming Celebration for Emoly West, the newly crowned
Mill Oklahoma. The location will be 4612 North MacArthur in Warr Acres
and the time will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.. Refreshments will be
served, with music and video presented by professional DJ Mark Burney.
There will be an inflatable for the kids, courtesy of www.AllAboutInflatables.net
and of course you may have your picture taken with Miss Oklahoma.
While there is no cost to attend, a $10 donation is requested if you
have your picture taken with Emoly, with all proceeds going to the
Children’s Miracle Network. Please RSVP with the number planning to
attend by calling (405) 789-9350 or email Step...@BellWest.us. This
will be a great time to congratulate Emoly on her accomplishment. I
hope to see a lot of our folks at this fun event.

** FRIDAY & SATURDAY - YUKON - Reclaiming America For Christ, has
replaced Reclaiming Oklahoma For Christ. July 9th and 10th will be the
5th consecutive year for the event, which has been moved from the
campus of Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond to Trinity Baptist
Church in Yukon. This will allow us to seat a couple hundred more
people in the very nice and new facilities at Trinity. The address is
600 North Cemetery Road (exit I-40 at Garth Brooks Blvd and go South 1
mile). Friday evening will begin at 6:30 and end at 10:00 p.m.
Saturday morning will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.

The featured speakers are David Barton of the Wallbuilders ministry,
considered by many as the foremost Christian historian alive today.
Last Friday, Glen Beck called him the most important person in
America. David has authored 15 or so books and produced several
excellent DVDs. He probably speaks in excess of 400 times per year not
counting radio and TV appearances. He is one of the most sought after
speakers in America. Many of his books and materials will be available
at the conference.

Another featured speaker will be Ken Ham of the Answers in Genesis
Ministry. Ken is a scientist, originally from Australia, who now lives
just South of Cincinnati Ohio, where he built, what is perhaps the
worlds premier Creation Museum and scientific discovery center. He
works tirelessly to teach Christians as to why they can have utter
confidence as to the veracity of the Holy Scriptures. Both David and
Ken will speak 3 times during these 2 days. Also speaking will be the
powerful cultural warrior Rick Scarborough of Vision America and
Bailey Smith of the Bailey Smith Ministries.

Anita Bryant, a former Miss Oklahoma and first runner-up to Miss
America, will sing some patriotic songs. There will be a 30 minute
break on both Friday evening and Saturday morning. During that break
there will be 3 break-out sessions of about 15 minutes each. Mark
Lerner will be conducting one of those meetings regarding the bio-
metric identification and the data base linking which is such a
serious threat to your privacy, not to mention the serious prophetic
ramifications for Christians. I will be conducting one of the sessions
regarding the performance of our legislature and there will be one
more with an out of state speaker, I just don’t remember the subject
matter. There is no cost to attend this conference, though a love
offering will be taken to help cover expenses. This is one of the
really important conferences in the state this year and I hope folks
will take advantage of such a great opportunity.

** SATURDAY - LAWTON AREA - Probably the largest candidate forum
and perhaps the final forum before the primary elections will occur
this Saturday, July 10th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.. The location
will be the Great Plains Technology Center (building 100), 4500
Southwest Lee blvd. in Lawton. Confirmed candidates are Senator Randy
Brogdon, Scott Pruitt, R.J. Harris, Janet Barresi, Owen Laughlin, Mark
Costello, John Doak, Ryan Leonard, Todd Lamb, along with
Representatives Dennis Johnson and Ann Coody, as well as several
candidates for courthouse offices. This will be the time for people in
Southwestern Oklahoma to hear these candidates, ask them questions and
get answers. Gary Jones and T.W. Shannon have been invited, but not
confirmed as yet.


Following will be the rankings for all Republican Senators from most
conservative to least, based on their scores in the Oklahoma
Constitution Newspaper’s Conservative Index. The paper has been
grading Oklahoma’s state legislators on a conservative vs. liberal
basis for the past 31 years. The next issue of the paper will be out
in about 10 days and it will have a summary of each bill used in this
years index and how each lawmaker voted on each bill. If you are not
currently a subscriber to the paper, it is a must for all
conservatives. Mail your $12 for a 1 year subscription right away to:
THE OKLAHOMA CONSTITUTION, P.O. Box 53482, Oklahoma City, Ok 73152. If
you act quickly, you should receive the Summer issue with the Index,
the most important issue of this quarterly publication.

I have the scores in advance and all I am doing is taking their scores
and ranking them from most conservative to least. Following each name
will be the number which represents the score for the just adjourned
2010 session. The next number will represent each lawmakers average
score for 2009 and 2010. This is the most important number as it
represents where we draw the line for the acceptable Republican
lawmakers and those NOMINATED for this year’s RINO (Republican In Name
Only) awards. The 3rd number beside their name will represent their
lifetime average, which could range from a 2 year average up to 12
years based on how long they have been in the legislature. Following
this year’s rankings, I have a separate list which will rank them
based on their lifetime scores only. Following the Republicans will be
the Democrats and then next week, I hope to reveal the rankings for
the House members.

1) Randy Brogdon Owasso 100-95-93

1) Anthony Sykes Moore 100-95-93

3) Bill Brown Broken Arrow 86-83-82

4) Jim Reynolds OKC 83-78-72

5) Gary Stanislawski Tulsa 90-75-75

6) Cliff Aldridge Midwest City 80-72-76

7) Dan Newberry Tulsa 90-70-70

8) Steve Russell OKC 86-70-70

9) Cliff Branan OKC 90-67-66

10) Mike Schulz Altus 80-65-69

11) Bryce Marlett Woodward 80-65-65

12) David Myers Ponca City 80-65-63

13) Ron Justice Chickasha 80-65-62

14) Mike Johnson Kingfisher 70-62-59

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We suggest lawmakers should have a two year
average score of 61 or higher to avoid being
nominated for the RINO award. All the following
senators were nominated for the RINO award
with Harry Coates from Seminole being this year’s
winner. It is his 3rd time for the dubious distinction
and he has been runner up on two other occasions.
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15) Clark Jolley Edmond 80-60-66

16) Brian Bingman Sapulpa 80-60-59

17) Jonathan Nichols Norman 76-58-64

18) Glen Coffee OKC 70-58-62

19) Todd Lamb OKC 73-57-66

20) John Ford Bartlesville 70-55-62

21) Don Barrington Lawton 70-55-58

22) Mike Mazzei Tulsa 69-51-66

23) Brian Crain Tulsa 60-50-63

24) Jim Halligan Stillwater 60-50-50

25) Harry Coates Seminole 56-48-46

26) Patrick Anderson Enid 46-38-57

Below are their rankings based on
their lifetime average scores only:

1) Randy Brogdon 93

1) Anthony Sykes 93

3) Bill Brown 82

4) Cliff Aldridge 76

5) Gary Stanislawski 75

6) Jim Reynolds 72

7) Dan Newberry 70

7) Steve Russell 70

9) Mike Schulz 69

10) Cliff Branan 66

10) Clark Jolley 66

10) Todd Lamb 66

10) Mike Mazzei 66

14) Bryce Marlett 65

15) Jonathan Nichols 64

16) Brian Crain 63

16) David Myers 63

18) Glen Coffee 62

18) John Ford 62

18) Ron Justice 62

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21) Brian Bingman 59

21) Mike Johnson 59

23) Don Barrington 58

24) Patrick Anderson 57

25) James Halligan 50

26) Harry Coates 46

Following are the scores for the Democrats:

1) Tom Ivester Elk City 70-50-45

2) Susan Paddack Ada 60-45-40

3) Kenneth Corn Poteau 66-45-26

4) Jerry Ellis Valliant 60-40-32

5) Sean Burrage Claremore 60-35-32

6) Charlie Laster Shawnee 33-33-30

7) Earl Garrison Muskogee 50-32-33

8) Randy Bass Lawton 43-32-29

9) Jay Paul Gumm Durant 36-25-27

10) Connie Johnson OKC 16-25-14

11) Mary Easley Tulsa 30-22-25

12) Charles Wyrick Fairland 20-22-22

13) John Sparks Norman 30-20-25

14) Roger Ballenger Okmulgee 20-20-20

15) Judy McIntyre Tulsa 20-20-17

16) Debbie Leftwhich OKC 13-17-22

17) Tom Adelson Tulsa 20-15-24

18) Richard Leblance Hartshorne 0-15-17

19) Jim Wilson Tahlequah 0-15-14

20) Joe Sweeden Pawhuska 20-13-19

21) Andrew Rice OKC 10-12-17

22) J. Crutchfield Ardmore 10-5-15

Following are their rankings based on their
lifetime average score only:

1) Tom Ivester 45

2) Susan Paddack 40

3) Earl Garrison 33

4) Sean Burrage 32

4) Jerry Ellis 32

6) Charlie Laster 30

7) Randy Bass 29

8) Jay Paul Gumm 27

9) Kenneth Corn 26

10) Mary Easley 25

10) John Sparks 25

12) Tom Adelson 24

13) Charles Wyrick 22

13) Debbe Leftwhich 22

15) Roger Ballenger 20

16) Joe Sweeden 19

17) Richard Lerblance 17

17) Judy McIntyre 17

17) Andrew Rice 17

20) J. Crutchfield 15

21) Connie Johnson 14

21) Jim Wilson 14

I hope you find this informative and look forward to seeing everyone
this Wednesday.

Charlie Meadows

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