Randy Brogdon Leads the Pack of Conservatives for US Senate Race in Oklahoma

As a matter of fact you might say he is the only conservative in the race for US Senate in Oklahoma.

Several weeks ago, grassroots leaders got together in Oklahoma to tell you why we are not supporting TW Shannon for US Senate. This occurred in response to some ‘national teaparty’ leaders who made a swing through the state telling us he was our man. Our letter letting them know about the error of their ways is entitled why Oklahoma Grassroots Leaders and Activists Do Not Support TW Shannon and it is here >>>

Then there are those telling us why James Lankford deserves a promotion including via his own TV ads touting his ‘conservatism’; that is until you look at his voting record which is in and of itself rather dismal. I shared with you his bad votes recently on FGST here >>>

So now it seems only fitting to let you know that there is a real conservative leader on the ballot in the primary. The media is trying to ignore him and even excluding him from some events (so what else is new right?!), but the people know that he has been there for us on so many fronts in so many battles over recent years. He’s the kind of man who is there at crunch time for you and not all focused on taking credit for all the hard work of so many people in the matter when the job is done! However you know that he was there early on and when it mattered – like for instance with the repeal of Common Core recently. Now that is a leader and one that we will not have to lobby all the time to get to do the right thing!

Document-Randy Brogdon for US Senate - 3 key issues Mon Jun 09 2014 Randy Brogdon

Stop the Debt

Repeal Obamacare

Stop NSA Spying

Document-Randy Brogdon for US Senate - Bio Mon Jun 09 2014 Randy Brogdon

Randy Brogdon’s brief bio and principles

Randy Brogdon.com

@RandyBrogdon

 

Document-Randy Brogdon for US Senate  Mon Jun 09 2014 Randy Brogdon

“Be leery of politicians that will promise you the world.  My Campaign Promise:  I will tell you the truth.  

And I will do everything in my constitutional authority to protect your freedom”

Document-Randy Brogdon for US Senate p2 Mon Jun 09 2014 Randy Brogdon

Comparison piece with startling differences between the top three candidates.  

Randy Brogdon 93%  others both in the 70 % range – barely passing!

But then of course I must also point out the differences in support for higher spending.  Lankford voted 3 times to raise the debt ceiling.  That does it for me – how about you?  Real ID anyone?  Support for Mitch McConnell?

Looks to me like the choice is clear – Randy Brogdon for US Senate.  I believe he can take it without a run-off  if only people look at the record and the money trail.  Will you help me tell the story and get out the word in your precinct?  Primary elections are about voting for the best candidate.  Run-offs will be held if necessary.  This one is a no brainer as far as I am concerned!

Here is my flyer of my favorites candidates in my area >>>

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Permalink: https://scrosnoe.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/randy-brogdon-leads-the-pack-of-conservatives-for-us-senate-race-in-oklahoma/

 

My Favorite Candidates for Republican Primary 2014 – Washington County Flyer

Washington County Grassroots Sample Flyer

This is a flyer I am giving to friends. It is not endorsed by any candidate so if you like it and can make some version of it work in your area, please feel free to do so.  Some candidates do not like to have their campaigns linked and I understand that, but I am only going to hand out so many flyers and to so many people, so mine are going to have my favorites of course!  Make your own version, walk the talk, make friends, and have fun along the way…

The flyer is also available on scribd for easy printing and downloading and sharing (pdf version available there).

Download * Print * Share * Adapt for your area

To plug in with the various campaigns:

Randy Barnett for HD10

Randy Brogdon for US Senator

Dax Ewbank for Governor of Oklahoma 

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Lankford Voting Record Dismal – Barely Passing by Most Standards – Send him back to Camp!

Don’t get me wrong, I personally like James Lankford.  I suspect he was a very good Christian camp director.  His politics certainly do not match mine nor I dare say any real conservative in the state of Oklahoma.  He doesn’t even get close to articulating a limited government, constitutional philosophy.  So if you were looking for another Dr. No. then I suggest you keep looking.

Let’s take a look at his bad votes over recent years and how he rates with one of the best ‘graders’ in the nation – the JBS.  I love the reports in the New American and the fact that it is online too.  You can review a complete summary of James Lankford’s votes on the Freedom Index.

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Score Breakdown:
60% (113th Congress: 2013-2014); 70% (112th Congress: 2011-2012)
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Let’s list only the ‘bad votes’ and see just how many of the planks of the constitution he managed to shred in his short tenure in the house (my words not those of the New American).
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The votes below are pulled directly from the Freedom Index with a tiny summary of the vote analysis included there.  There is much more there if you want to dig deeper and compare with others too! And again this is just the ‘bad votes’ from that index for Lankford:
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H R 2397: On Agreeing to the Amendment 54 to H R 2397

Military collaboration with the Chinese regime will not diminish the security threat it poses to the United States but, if anything, heighten it.

H R 2397: On Agreeing to the Amendment 64 to H R 2397

Authorizing the president to use military force without a declaration of war is a shifting of responsibility from Congress to the executive branch that essentially allows the president to exercise dictator-like powers and should be opposed.

H R 2397: On Agreeing to the Amendment 70 to H R 2397

Blanket collection of electronic records of citizens who are not under investigation is a violation of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on search and seizure without a warrant.

H R 1947: Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act

These subsidies have resulted in large market distortions as the government essentially picks winners and losers in the food production industry, and the fact that the number of people enrolled in food stamp programs has grown consistently illustrates that these programs do little to lift people out of poverty.

H R 1960: On Agreeing to the Amendment 12 to H R 1960

Under the National Defense Authorization Act, the president may abrogate these rights simply by designating terror suspects, including Americans, as “enemy combatants.” A government that would lock up anyone indefinitely without trial is certainly moving toward tyranny, and legislation to prevent this abuse of power is needed.

H R 624: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection (CISPA) Act

…the massive sharing of private citizens’ online data by Internet companies with federal government agencies authorized by this bill violates “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures” as set forth in the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution.

H R 933: Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013

… passage of this mammoth continuing resolution provided a way for Congress to perpetuate its fiscally irresponsible, unconstitutional spending habits with a minimum of accountability to its constituents.

H R 325: To ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until May 19, 2013, and for other purposes

…the federal government should live within its means and because most of the spending responsible for the ballooning national debt is unconstitutional.

H.J.Res. 117: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013

…passage of this mammoth continuing resolution provided a way for Congress to perpetuate its fiscally irresponsible, unconstitutional spending habits with a minimum of accountability to its constituents.

H.R. 5949: FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012

…because warrantless surveillance is unconstitutional and violates privacy and individual liberty. While ostensibly carried out only on “foreign suspects” communicating with U.S. citizens, it is difficult to imagine this surveillance not extending to U.S. citizens.

H.Amdt. 1414 to H.R. 5856: An amendment to reduce appropriations made in Title IX of the bill by $20,843,869,000. The reduction shall not apply to the following accounts 1) Defense Health Program; 2) Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense; 3) Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund; and 4) Office of the Inspector General.

…the massive expenditure on undeclared foreign wars and nation building is unconstitutional and unaffordable.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass H.R. 6018: Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2013

…U.S. participation in the United Nations involves an unconstitutional delegation of our national sovereignty to the UN.

H.Amdt.1127 to H.R.4310: An amendment numbered 46 printed in House Report 112-485 to strike section 1022 of the FY2012 NDAA and amend Section 1021 of same Act to eliminate indefinite military detention of any person detained under AUMF authority in U.S., territories or possessions by providing immediate transfer to trial and proceedings by a court established under Article III of the Constitution of the United states or by an appropriate State court.

…the War on Terror must not be allowed to destroy constitutional legal protections, including the issuance of a warrant based on probable cause (Fourth Amendment) and the right to a trial (Sixth Amendment).

H.R. 3523: Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)

…the CISPA bill would permit government access to the private information of citizens, in violation of the Fourth Amendment “right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.”

H.R. 3521: Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2012

…providing any form of line-item veto power to the President violates the Constitution’s separation of powers.

H.R. 2055: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012

…many of the bill’s spending programs — e.g., education, housing, foreign aid, etc. — are unconstitutional. Moreover, passing this mammoth appropriations bill in light of the ongoing trillion-dollar annual deficits is grossly fiscally irresponsible. Furthermore, packaging the appropriations bills for so many large federal agencies into one mega-bill greatly reduces the accountability of the Congressmen to their constituents.

H.R. 3080: United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act

…agreements such as this one are intended to transfer trade (and other) powers to super-national arrangements binding the United States, despite the fact that under the Constitution only Congress has the power “to regulate commerce with foreign nations.”

S. 365: Budget Control Act of 2011

…the debt deal allows both the national debt and spending to continue their upward trajectories. Moreover, the budget process established by the legislation is clearly unconstitutional since no Congress can bind the actions of future Congresses via the so-called automatic cuts.

H.Con.Res. 51: Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove the United States Armed Forces from Libya

…not merely because Obama’s Libya deployment is now in violation of the War Powers Act’s 60-day requirement for congressional authorization, but also because it violates the Constitution, which clearly assigns to Congress the power “to declare war.”

S. 990: PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011

…because the provisions that were extended, as well as the Patriot Act as a whole, violate the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.

Now lest you are thinking well, that is just the JBS.  They are a little right wing.  Here’s what the Senate Conservative Fund says – oh and the Senate is no bastion of real conservative thought either as you well know.

Oklahoma Representative James Lankford will announce his intentions later Monday afternoon for Senator Tom Coburn’s seat in the U.S. Senate. He’s expected to seek the election but he won’t have a key group supporting him.

The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) says Lankford’s voting history will prevent support from them.

“We won’t support Congressman Lankford’s bid for the Senate because of his past votes to increase the debt limit, raise taxes, and fund Obamacare,” said SCF Executive Director Matt Hoskins. “We have reviewed his record and it’s clear that conservatives cannot count on him to fight for their principles.”

The SCF sites a number of Lankford’s voting history that includes raising the debt limit, funding Obamacare, and supporting the Ryan-Murray budget agreement. (article reference here)

So are you beginning to understand why James Lankford should not be promoted?  In fact he should be sent home with a copy of the constitution to read and study a lot more diligently if he ever wants to run for any office in the land in this author’s opinion.  Rhetoric always sounds appealing in campaign season and TV ads always look good, but the proof is in the track record of the actual recorded votes.  There it is folks.  He did it to himself.  Time to send James Lankford back to camp.

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Permalink: https://scrosnoe.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/lankford-voting-record-dismal

Sample Ballot for Washington County Republican Primary Election 2014 set for June 24th

Sample Ballot for District 10 June 24th

And now the question is – Do You Know these People?

Washington County is partly in House District 10 and partly in District 11.  This particular ballot is for District 11.  If you are in District 10 you need to be aware of the open seat being vacated by Steve Martin for which Randy Barnett is running.

To plug in with my favorite campaigns:

Randy Barnett for HD10

Randy Brogdon for US Senator

Dax Ewbank for Governor of Oklahoma 

Now this is a flyer I am playing with and it is not endorsed by any candidate so if you like it and can make some version of it work in your area, please feel free to do so.  Candidates do not like to have their campaigns linked and I understand that, but I am only going to hand out so many flyers and to so many people, so mine are going to have my favorites OK?!  Make your own with your favorites, walk the talk, make friends, and having fun along the way….

Download * Print * Share * Adapt for your area

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Republican Primary Election is June 24th – Do You Know Who is on the Ballot?

Sample Ballot for District 10 June 24th

And now the question is – Do You Know these People?

Washington County is partly in House District 10 and partly in District 11.  This particular ballot is for District 11.  If you are in District 10 you need to be aware of the open seat being vacated by Steve Martin for which Randy Barnett is running.  He will be one of the featured speakers at Sooner Park this weekend.  (h/t Joy Molina Collins for the sample ballot photo and so much more!)

Some of the brightest and the best will be speaking here in Bartlesville this weekend.

Rock the Vote - Sooner Park

Sooner Park *

May 18th 2-5PM

Featured Artists:

New Kings

Eric Aubrey

KSON

Featured Speakers:

Randy Brogdon

Dax Ewbank

Randy Barnett

Rock the Vote – B’Ville 2014

This should be a lot of fun and a great family event too! Mark your calendar for Sunday afternoon May 18th at Sooner Park with music and candidates too! ‪#‎R3s‬ ‪#‎4life‬ ‪#‎4liberty‬ #FreeEvent #DonationsAppreciated

Sponsored By: Bartians For Academic Freedom, Washington County Prayer Team, The Capital Meeting, OK Grassroots, R3publicans, Washington County Republicans – OK Grassroots, Liberty on Tap, Tulsa 9.12, Day of Resistance – Tulsa Area, OKforTEA

* Sooner Park is located on South corner of Madison & Tuxedo — just 1 mile East of Hwy 75 in Bartlesville Oklahoma.

To plug in with the various campaigns:

Randy Barnett for HD10

Randy Brogdon for US Senator

Dax Ewbank for Governor of Oklahoma 

Now this is a flyer I am playing with and it is not endorsed by any candidate so if you like it and can make some version of it work in your area, please feel free to do so.  Candidates do not like to have their campaigns linked and I understand that, but I am only going to hand out so many flyers and to so many people, so mine are going to have my favorites OK?!  Make your own, walk the talk, make friends, and have fun along the way….

Download * Print * Share * Adapt for your area

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

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