My Offer to Obama
by Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman Matt Pinnell
In a recent interview with The Hill, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine said Democrats who do not run with Obama's agenda risk alienating their most energetic supporters.
“If you distance yourself from the president, you can pour cold water on the excitement about what he is doing,” said Kaine.
If Kaine feels so strongly that this state and country are headed in the right direction then I think Obama owes Oklahoma a visit to defend his agenda.
Jari Askins' campaign said last week that they wouldn't be inviting the President to Oklahoma, saying "This election is about Oklahoma and Oklahomans determining their future.”
I agree, this election is about Oklahoma, and when Oklahoma Democrat candidates stand with Obama on legislation that has serious consequences for our state--from mandated healthcare to immigration to cap and trade--then they should stand with Obama in Oklahoma and defend these policies.
I also agree that Oklahomans should be able to determine our own future. What Askins’ campaign and their slate of candidates don't get, however, is that we have a Democrat Administration and Congress that are unconcerned with states' rights. It's time to push back; our Republican candidates have proven they will, and that speaks volumes about the positive leadership they will provide if elected.
Mr. President, your colleagues in Oklahoma are just playing hard to get, they are big fans. The offer is officially on the table. It's not Spain, but weather is fantastic in late September.