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Old 10-16-2017, 01:36 PM
 
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I think Oklahoma has become closer aligned with the politics of the old south over the last decade. If I'm more right than I want to be, Fisher will get the nomination from Republicans to run as governor of Oklahoma next year. However, if Oklahoma is enough like the state of Louisiana, the Democrat will be the next governor of Oklahoma.
I agree. I would say Oklahoma is a lot more like Mississippi and Alabama than it is Kansas, Colorado, or New Mexico. Texas is half and half. It's conservative but not quite as oppressively so as Oklahoma, especially on social issues. Oklahoma is the buckle of the Baptist Bible Belt. It's a very frustrating place to live if you don't align with the far Christian Right.

I hope you are wrong about Fisher. If he becomes governor people in Mississippi might start saying "thank God for Oklahoma."

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Old 10-17-2017, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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I agree. I would say Oklahoma is a lot more like Mississippi and Alabama than it is Kansas, Colorado, or New Mexico. Texas is half and half. It's conservative but not quite as oppressively so as Oklahoma, especially on social issues. Oklahoma is the buckle of the Baptist Bible Belt. It's a very frustrating place to live if you don't align with the far Christian Right.
My state rep is one of those rare ones who does not align with the Christian Right. On twitter profile, he refers to himself as a "pragmatic humanist", is pro-choice, helped Payne County in 2012 to legalize liquor by the drink on Sundays and wasn't afraid to say he felt that the Ten Commandments monument did not belong at the state capitol. Yet, after all that, he was unopposed for reelection in 2016. Also him being about the only legislator not too afraid to speak out against the earthquakes didn't hurt him, either.
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