Newspaper Sets Up Big Endorsement For Trump

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The Oklahoman editorial board is setting itself up for a big endorsements of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, the racist xenophobe trying to get his opponent assassinated and playing to every low-denominator in the American psyche.

Trump, as all reasonable people know throughout the world, suffers from mental illness and possesses all the hallmarks of a nationalistic dictator waiting to happen.

The newspaper’s editorial board for a long time during the bizarre Republican primary warned conservatives against supporting Trump because his lack of electability, but that’s all changed now. For weeks, editorials have slowly and surely put in the fix for the newspaper’s support of Trump. It’s really despicable, and, no, it’s not just partisan politics. This is a dangerous moment in our country’s history.

The Tulsa World, for example, has declined to support either Trump or Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton for president. That’s a big deal in a freaky, red state like Oklahoma, where the stupidity grows and festers like summer bag worms in the trees here.

A majority of people in Oklahoma vote against their own financial interests because of, choose one or all of the following, people: (1) They hate themselves. (2) They are single-issue voters based what they hear from the Southern Baptist Church or other right-wing Christian pulpits. (3) They are as racist and xenophobic as Trump. (4) They are prone to paranoia and conspiratorial suggestions because of a lack of education and awareness. (5) They are extremely rich, like Trump, and manipulate the rubes with trinkets of ideology and promises that will never happen to make even more money. I could go on, but the analysis has been done over and over again.

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State Of Emergency

As much as state and Oklahoma City leaders either want to disguise it or simply don’t want to believe it, all signs point to the fact that the state and local economy continues to disintegrate in a manner that constitutes a real emergency.

Don’t expect action soon, though. Some GOP leaders probably enjoy watching the tax revenue crunch put the squeeze on education funding and state agencies, and Oklahoma City leaders can’t do much about it. Oil prices continue to slump—this is EVEN during the driving season—and nothing is going to stop that in the short-term. The state’s frackers enjoyed their heyday, got their unbelievable tax breaks, and now have put everyone—except for the rich, of course—at risk of living in a place that will increasingly become non-viable and even more mediocre.

But wait, well, we have Bricktown, sir, a.k.a., La Renaissance. Yet businesses are leaving in droves from this puny, minor league, entertainment district with its polluted, trash-filled canal. We even have an area minor league baseball team to remind us we’re minor league.

Maybe “minor league” is too nice of a term to describe the tyranny of awful leadership in this place, from Gov. Mary Fallin to Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett to Oklahoma Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger, all Republicans. Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller, another Republican, doesn’t hide the gnarly truth, but he won’t or can’t do anything about it. Miller could leave the Republican Party in response to the financial malfeasance, but I bet he won’t, and he’s supposedly an academic.

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Logical Move: End The Death Penalty In Oklahoma

The fact that Oklahoma’s temporary moratorium on the death penalty will hold up at least through the end of the year is good news for those of us here who want to abolish capital punishment.

What this means, of course, is that if Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wins the election she perhaps can have time to appoint a new U.S. Supreme Court Justice who can act as the swing vote in finally ending the barbaric practice throughout the country and before another botched execution in Oklahoma.

That’s the good news, and yet another reason why Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump must be defeated. The only way he can be defeated is if Clinton is elected. The stakes on this and other issues are high, and they will impact Oklahoma. The overall popular vote does matter in terms of mandates even if it’s unlikely Clinton will win Oklahoma.

The bad news is the Oklahoma voters will get to vote on State Question 776, which would make the state’s judicial and corrections system—at least on paper—double down on its use and potential use of the death penalty.

Here’s the text that will be added to the Oklahoma Constitution as an amendment, according to Ballotpedia, if the question is approved in the Nov. 8 election:

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