To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Monday, June 17, 2024


Try To Get Your Political Minds Around This


Oklahoma, one of the three reddest states in America, has as its governor Clueless Kevin Stitt, a wealthy businessman who takes great pride in knowing very little about how government works – or doesn’t – and earned that ignorance the old fashioned way by not voting for 20 years before being elected to his current post.

Clueless K. filed for re-election last week and promptly drew seven opponents of all political stripes and backgrounds. He also held a prime-morning time presser where he signed his 11th in a row unconstitutional anti-abortion bill, SB 612, authored by Don Rickles look-alike Rep. Jim Olsen, R-Roland, and Sen. Nathan Dahm, pronounced Dumb, R-Broken Arrow. Sen. Dumb/Dahm is term-limited in 2024 so following the example set by his mentor, Sen. James Mountain Inhofe, Dumb/Dahm is running for the United States Senate so a government check will continue to find his PO Box. After the November 2022 elections the only things that will find his mail post will be spiderwebs and duns for his unpaid campaign bills.

But I digressed.

What I want you to wrap your heads around is this: The Republican Governors Association has decided that Clueless Kevin is in such trouble with his re-elect numbers – 46% and dropping – they are shipping in $500,000 of their own money to buys ads to try to turn around Stitt’s Ship of State which has been taking on water for months.

Also, Clueless spent all of last Thursday at Mar-a-Lago Resort with another vacuous headed and corrupt businessman [believe this guy also was president at one time, Donald John Trump, who held an evening fundraiser for Stitt after a long day of issue-oriented activities at the resort.

The day in Florida. Thursday, April 14, as Clueless himself reported during a long radio interview with KRMG, 102.3 on the Tulsa dial, went like this: Breakfast with Trump; golf with Trump; lunch with Trump; puttering around time with himself and then the fundraiser-plus-dinner again with, you guessed it, Trump.

So there you have it. Stitt needed to go grovel at the feet, or stomach, of Trump to get some of that South Florida cash allegedly from a bunch of Okies who have moved there but still love Clueless and have been looking for a chance to wander the grounds of Mar-a-Lago which Stitt should have done before the radio interview and here’s why.

Clueless described the place as a beautiful 40-room resort which Trump describes No. 1 in the world which makes both of them way wrong. Trump’s joint has 128 rentable suites and isn’t remotely No. 1 in anything except being owned by the owner of the largest ego in the world.

So Trump money. RNC money. Out of state money. Corporate and dark money. All this from allegedly the most “transparent” administration in the history of Oklahoma. And if you believe that how about some oceanside property for you with a great view of the Everglades?

After all, motor oil is motor oil so water is bound to be just water.

Cal Hobson
Cal Hobson
Cal Hobson, a Lexington Democrat, served in the Oklahoma Legislature from 1978-2006, including one term as Senate President Pro Tempore.
Mark Krawczyk
Mark Krawczyk
March 9, 2023
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Brette Pruitt
Brette Pruitt
September 5, 2022
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