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  •  It's a temporary victory (2+ / 0-)
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    amk for obama, SteelerGrrl

    The anti-woman forces have the votes to override his veto. They did so when he vetoed these bills (which were bundled together in violation of the state constitution and thus were overturned) the first time around.

    Gov. Henry isn't much of a Democrat, but he's better than having a Republican as governor, which is what we're likely to wind up with in November. As crazy as it is here now, it's going to get worse.

    Back in 2006, a candidate for state senate told me that the conventional backroom wisdom said it might be a good thing for the Republicans to take control of the legislature, so that Oklahomans could see just how batshit crazy they really are. I'm not so sure I agree. The combination of god, guns, and gays is pretty powerful, even for lots of so-called Democrats.

    It's important to understand that Democrats in Oklahoma are extremely conservative for the most part, to the point that their positions are often virtually indistinguishable from those held by Republicans. It's so frustrating!

    "What's dictatorship by the majority called again??? Oh yeah -- DEMOCRACY!" ---Eclectablog's friend Abby

    by deha on Sat Apr 24, 2010 at 10:55:14 AM PDT

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