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Where Tuesday's Tide Was All Republican (Oklahoma Turns Redder Alert)
New York Times ^ | 11/7/2008 | James McKinley, Jr

Posted on 11/07/2008 9:30:12 PM PST by goldstategop

Among Oklahomans, Mr. Cook and Mr. White are hardly alone. Though the state’s Democrats still outnumber its Republicans, you would never know it by looking at the election results. Oklahoma voters went for Senator John McCain by almost two to one, bucking the tide that swept Mr. Obama to the presidency. Not a single one of the state’s 77 counties backed Mr. Obama, despite his endorsement by the popular Democratic governor, Brad Henry. ...

Indeed, the state has a political landscape closely resembling that of the old solidly Democratic South, especially in its southeastern corner, known as Little Dixie, where many Southerners settled after the Civil War. When conservatives of the Old South began abandoning the party decades ago, Oklahoma’s Democrats lagged behind the historical trend. Further, the state has relatively small black and Hispanic populations, and so the Democrats did not absorb as many new voters from those groups as in the states of the old Confederacy.

These days Oklahoma Democrats dread running for local office in presidential election years, for fear of being associated with liberal nominees at the top of the ticket.

“Being liberal in Oklahoma, with the exception of a few legislative districts, will not get you elected,” said State Representative Joe Dorman, a conservative Democrat.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: 2008election; buckingthetide; conservatism; ok2008; oklahoma; redstate; republicanparty
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Oklahoma... it bucked the Obama tide. It only turned Redder Tuesday. John McCain carried all of the state's 77 counties. The GOP took control of the Legislature for the first time in a century. Liberals? Nope - Okies don't like 'em!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

1 posted on 11/07/2008 9:30:12 PM PST by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop

Will keep OK on my list of place to run to. Thanks. :)


2 posted on 11/07/2008 9:31:57 PM PST by madison10 (Pray for the U.S.A. and her future.)
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To: goldstategop

Oklahoma is OK!!


3 posted on 11/07/2008 9:33:00 PM PST by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: goldstategop

I need to move there. Arizona is being overtaken by people from California and Wisconsin. And of course, there is Juan McCan’t himself...


4 posted on 11/07/2008 9:33:13 PM PST by ponygirl
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To: goldstategop

The same thing happened in Tennessee.


5 posted on 11/07/2008 9:33:41 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: goldstategop

Oklahoma is OK!


6 posted on 11/07/2008 9:33:42 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: goldstategop

Proud of my STATE!!!


7 posted on 11/07/2008 9:34:32 PM PST by I'm ALL Right! (When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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To: PhiKapMom

Way to go! Great job!!


8 posted on 11/07/2008 9:35:35 PM PST by Norman Bates
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To: I'm ALL Right!

bttt


9 posted on 11/07/2008 9:36:11 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: madison10

Well if I ever have to flee I will head to OK..... although I’m in “red” Utah so I’m not too worried.... but McCain far underperformed Gov. Huntsman’s re-election bid and most Republican presidential candidates here.


10 posted on 11/07/2008 9:36:52 PM PST by Enchante (Sarah Palin is Worth Infinitely More to Us than Any Vicious RINO Anonymous Staffers)
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To: goldstategop

Oklahoma has been one of the only SOLID REPUBLICAN states for voting Presidential elections the last three elections, with many conservative (REAGAN) Democrats voting for GOP over their own party. In case anyone didn’t get a hint....LIEberals and elite GOP RINOs are not welcome!


11 posted on 11/07/2008 9:37:56 PM PST by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: ponygirl

We need to keep AZ red!


12 posted on 11/07/2008 9:37:59 PM PST by Norman Bates
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To: LdSentinal

In Tennessee, McCain took 79 of 87 counties - the most since Nixon in ‘72.


13 posted on 11/07/2008 9:38:43 PM PST by Norman Bates
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To: goldstategop

I knew I loved that song “I’m Proud to be an Okie from Muskokee” for a reason! :O)


14 posted on 11/07/2008 9:39:40 PM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("But obviously, a lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me." - 0bama (he said it not me folks))
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To: goldstategop

We also took back a Corporation Commission seat from the Dems the “popular” governor of OK appointed. The only reason he won reelection is the Republicans here shot themselves in the foot nominating Ernest Istook. He was elected to Congress with big numbers but most people didn’t know he was Mormon. As soon as it came out, he was beat in the general election almost 2-1.

We picked up Senate and House seats in the OK Legislature this time. A Dem Senate member who switched from GOP to Dem because in 2006 she didn’t like how she was treated in her run for Governor was defeated.

We have counties with very few Republicans that went for McCain because Obama was too liberal for most Dems. Still don’t understand the Dems nominating the liberal Rice with Soros consultants to oppose Sen Inhofe. It failed.

Our houses are affordable, have less then 4% unemployment, and we are solid conservatives! I get the feeling the NY Times thinks we are racist. I prefer to see it as the residents of the Sooner state can recognize a socialist like Obama and won’t vote for him.


15 posted on 11/07/2008 9:40:20 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: goldstategop

Nice to know there are still a few places we can make a stand if we need to...


16 posted on 11/07/2008 9:41:00 PM PST by FredZarguna (And please, no more Vanities that are Goedel Sentences.)
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To: I'm ALL Right!

I plan to retire there someday..


17 posted on 11/07/2008 9:41:12 PM PST by max americana
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To: Norman Bates

Told someone that maybe it is in the water and we should start exporting to light blue states to turn them red! :)


18 posted on 11/07/2008 9:42:14 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: PhiKapMom
Okies are old line white Southern Democrats. They have nothing in common with the national party. The state has not voted for a Democrat since 1964 and kept that streak unbroken Tuesday.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

19 posted on 11/07/2008 9:42:54 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

We had something like that in TN also...I’m glad our retirees aren’t all dems.

http://www.tngop.org/wordpress/2008/11/05/history-republicans-win-majority-in-state-house-senate-for-first-time-since-reconstruction/


20 posted on 11/07/2008 9:43:54 PM PST by eyedigress ( My first 4 wheeler was on the rocks in Fairbanks)
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To: Norman Bates

That would be 89 of 95. Hee Hee.


21 posted on 11/07/2008 9:45:16 PM PST by eyedigress ( My first 4 wheeler was on the rocks in Fairbanks)
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To: ponygirl

I think it’s safe to say that McCain has NO CHANCE for reelection in Arizona 2010. It won’t matter if Satan himself is running against him. His opponent was the antichrist and McCain only got 53% in AZ. Both Obama and Palin won 61+% in their respective home states.


22 posted on 11/07/2008 9:45:21 PM PST by ponygirl
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To: goldstategop

That’s my hometown. My dad drinks coffee in that cafe with some of those men. He was Republican when Republican wasn’t cool. He’s still to the right of Goldwater and Reagan. :-)


23 posted on 11/07/2008 9:45:57 PM PST by Not A Democrat
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To: goldstategop

Oklahoma also has two of the best senators in the country: Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn.


24 posted on 11/07/2008 9:46:31 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
I knew I loved that song “I’m Proud to be an Okie from Muskokee” for a reason! :O)

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I'm from CA and I love that song too!

"...a place where even squares can have a ball...and white lightning's still the greatest thrill of all..."

25 posted on 11/07/2008 9:48:15 PM PST by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!)
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To: goldstategop

I’m stuck here in moonbat controlled Oregon. We’re thinking of moving and I’ve got my eye on OK. SW Missouri is also on my short list. My husband and I are looking to start up a small business soon (can’t be too successful though) and need to find a good, conservative place with low taxes.


26 posted on 11/07/2008 9:49:08 PM PST by Evie Munchkin (Sarah in 2012!)
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To: goldstategop

The funny thing about trying to make us Southern Democrats is that we were not a state until 1907 so we were not involved as a State in the Civil War. The south never claims us. We are in the heart of Middle America with a large Native American population. The Chief of the Cherokees is a Republican.


27 posted on 11/07/2008 9:49:36 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: Norman Bates

89 of 95.


28 posted on 11/07/2008 9:51:44 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: PhiKapMom

My friend works for the Cherokees. I guess the CEO endorsed Obama saying it was better for the casinos for poor people to have money, they would go and waste it in the casinos.

On the one hand I find that kind of preying on people a terrible thing, on the other I admire the blunt honesty of it.


29 posted on 11/07/2008 9:53:18 PM PST by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: PhiKapMom
OK belongs in the Midwest. But the pull of Little Dixie the southeast is strong and OK shares cultural and political attitudes in common with TX to its south. The movement to the GOP has been somewhat slower than in the South but its been happening nonetheless.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

30 posted on 11/07/2008 9:53:54 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Oklahomans are also protecting their state by passing one of the toughest anti-illegal immigrant bills in the past year or two. What I would give to live amongst like-minded people right now!! I’m working/living in San Francisco right now...imagine the horror.


31 posted on 11/07/2008 9:54:19 PM PST by Azzurri
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To: PhiKapMom

I thought your rally cry was “own the center” - that doesn’t sound very conservative to me.


32 posted on 11/07/2008 9:54:24 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Tagline scrubbed to prevent invitation to indoctrinization camp)
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To: stillonaroll

My hubby says I’m such a nerd for loving that song. *LOL* I sing it all the time. My favorite lines:

We don’t make a party out of lovin’;
We like holdin’ hands and pitchin’ woo;
We don’t let our hair grow long and shaggy,
Like the hippies out in San Francisco do.

And I’m proud to be an Okie from Muskogee,
A place where even squares can have a ball.
We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse,
And white lightnin’s still the biggest thrill of all.


33 posted on 11/07/2008 9:54:59 PM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("But obviously, a lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me." - 0bama (he said it not me folks))
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To: PhiKapMom

Nobody was going to dislodge Henry in ‘06. Istook I’m surprised even decided to give up a safe seat to do a kamikaze run. I wouldn’t be so harsh towards him.


34 posted on 11/07/2008 9:55:32 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Azzurri

Please make room for me when I retire in 20 years. PA is a lost cause anymore. What are your gun laws like?


35 posted on 11/07/2008 9:55:34 PM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda arm.)
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To: goldstategop

There were quite a few states out of the 20+ we took where the result was 2 to 1 or more Republican.

All is not lost, I hope.


36 posted on 11/07/2008 9:57:57 PM PST by thesetruths
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To: PhiKapMom

Republican Blue is a much better color. Too much Red Rodent Communist in this election elsewhere.

37 posted on 11/07/2008 9:58:33 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Windcatcher

Make room in San Francisco?? You can have my spot. I’m not from Oklahoma, unfortunately.


38 posted on 11/07/2008 9:58:36 PM PST by Azzurri
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I like your blue-state agenda. It’s is true.


39 posted on 11/07/2008 9:59:52 PM PST by eyedigress ( My first 4 wheeler was on the rocks in Fairbanks)
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To: Azzurri

LOL, sorry about that. Of course I meant OK ;^) The Treasury doesn’t print enough dough to get me to move to NJ, let alone CA!


40 posted on 11/07/2008 10:00:10 PM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda arm.)
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To: eyedigress
THIS is a Red state:

and this...


41 posted on 11/07/2008 10:04:08 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: ponygirl

“I think it’s safe to say that McCain has NO CHANCE for reelection in Arizona 2010. It won’t matter if Satan himself is running against him. His opponent was the antichrist and McCain only got 53% in AZ. Both Obama and Palin won 61+% in their respective home states”

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That’s what McCain gets for being the Chief Priest of Amnesty.
53% is just pathetic.


42 posted on 11/07/2008 10:04:09 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: goldstategop; PhiKapMom

Can I move to Oklahoma?


43 posted on 11/07/2008 10:08:45 PM PST by Perdogg (01-20-2013)
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To: SmokingJoe

Worse is that even with McCain running in his own state, the House delegation moved to MAJORITY Democrat (5D-3R) for the first time in 44 years (6 years ago, there was only ONE Democrat in the entire delegation). Contrast that with Bob Dole running in Kansas in 1996 and he kept the entire federal delegation Republican, including a new Conservative that won in a notoriously RINO district.


44 posted on 11/07/2008 10:10:03 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Perdogg

You gotta be a member of the Civilized Tribes. ;-)


45 posted on 11/07/2008 10:10:46 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
...we don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee...

...the kids here still respect the college dean...

46 posted on 11/07/2008 10:10:49 PM PST by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!)
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To: PhiKapMom

Okies are so racist that they elected a black Republican congressman (J.C. Watts) who served four terms. Oh, wait he’s a Republican. He’s not really black. The Dems would just toss Oreos at him like they did to Michael Steele.


47 posted on 11/07/2008 10:12:19 PM PST by hout8475
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To: stillonaroll

You mean they’re all like Omega House ? That’s no fun. ;-D


48 posted on 11/07/2008 10:12:23 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Yep.

Dude look at CO. The swing in the deep red counties was amazing. Tells me one thing: while McCain was conservative enough for me he wasn’t for CO.

Now NV has me SCARED. Obama added 100,000 voters in LV and 20,000 in Clark. Probabaly the lot of them went for him.

I mean Obama got a higher % in NV than OR. We need major strategizing.


49 posted on 11/07/2008 10:16:15 PM PST by Norman Bates
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I read your posts and understand your point. In 1976 I had to keep my ill Father informed of the primarys as we had two TV’s in the house and he was incapable of watching. It was the Republican Convention he was concerned about. He was a Kennedy Democrat but saw the magic of Reagan. He liked Reagan but unfortunatly didn’t see him elected in ‘80.


50 posted on 11/07/2008 10:16:49 PM PST by eyedigress ( My first 4 wheeler was on the rocks in Fairbanks)
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