Who is your pick for U.S. Congress?

Who is your pick for U.S. Congress?

Created by msbobbie on Jun 16, 2012

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Dwayne Thompson

Dustin Rowe

Markwayne Mullin

Wayne Pettigrew

Dakota Wood

George Faught

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No degree

Claremore, OK

#21 Jun 18, 2012
There are only 28 members of the HOuse and Senate without a bachelors degree, and one of them has an MD. We have two in this race that believe they are the frontrunners without degrees.
joebob

Durant, OK

#22 Jun 18, 2012
msbobbie wrote:
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Wood and Pettigrew are both pretty full of themselves; too snobbish to win the 3 way General Election race. I don't think either will be in a run off.
All of the candidates support some sort of tax reform. Mike Huckabee has endorsed George and 4 years ago Eastern Oklahoma voted for Mike Huckabee for the Republican nomination for President because Huck supported the FairTax.
George is certainly NOT scared to talk about FairTax:
On taxes, Faught said he could support either a fair or a flat tax. He likes the idea of the fair tax as it is a consumption tax. He believes there is enough momentum to get something going on changing the tax code. The fair tax would replace the income tax and become a national sales tax.
http://pryordailytimes.com/local/x514654011/F...
Which ever of these candidates is nominated and (hopefully) elected they will be a junior member of the House with no clout.
You are right. George is not afraid to talk. Lot's of talk. Just another pro looking for a well paying fence to perch on, test the wind, and send us the tab. No thanks.
joebob

Durant, OK

#23 Jun 18, 2012
No degree wrote:
There are only 28 members of the HOuse and Senate without a bachelors degree, and one of them has an MD. We have two in this race that believe they are the frontrunners without degrees.
One of them won't need a degree to "go up there and kick tail, and come back". Reminds me of a book of short stories I once saw, "Plumbers I Have Met in Congress".
Carl

Durant, OK

#24 Jun 18, 2012
mreed918 wrote:
I am vacillating between Faught and Mullin. I like that Mr. Mullin recognizes the importane of term limits in ridding our government of the corruption that plagues our country. I have requested Mr. Faught's thoughts on that issue and have not heard anything from him or his campaign staff. So, right now, I am a Markwayne Mullin supporter.
Ask Markwayne his position on gun ownership and campaign contributions. That could be interesting.
Dakota Wood

Claremore, OK

#25 Jun 18, 2012
msbobbie wrote:
The Wood family moved to Claremore in 1978. Dakota graduated from high school in 1981, entered the Naval Academy, joined the Marines and seems to have spent nearly all of his 20 year career in the Washington D.C. area.
He returned to Oklahoma just in time to establish residency and file for the seat being vacated by Dan Boren.
He also seems to be very anxious to go back to Washington and a lot of people seem anxious for him to return. The end of March FEC reports showed nearly half of his campaign contributions coming from that area.
I was told you were again posting inaccuracies/untruths about my background so I am taking a moment to respond. I've posted at my website a synopsis of my service record (covering my 20 in the Marine Corps) for ALL to see anytime they want. There is nothing hidden about what I've done since graduating from Claremore's Sequoyah High School. The service record is here: http://www.dakotawoodforcongress.com/files/D_... Five minutes of reading would dispel this falsehood that I'm some sort of DC-insider. My adult life has been serving our country wherever our country needed. The experience I've gained across the country and around the world is what provides me a different perspective and understanding than others. It is one thing to read the newspapers. It is another to live what is being reported. I could have picked anywhere to maintain my residence, many places with much lower taxes. I chose Oklahoma where for my 24 years total in uniform (4 while a midshipman at the US Naval Academy) I paid OK taxes and voted by absentee ballot. I trust that voters in OK-2 will actually look into my record instead of making insinuations about it.
msbobbie

Heavener, OK

#26 Jun 19, 2012
Dakota Wood wrote:
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I was told you were again posting inaccuracies/untruths about my background so I am taking a moment to respond. I've posted at my website a synopsis of my service record (covering my 20 in the Marine Corps) for ALL to see anytime they want. There is nothing hidden about what I've done since graduating from Claremore's Sequoyah High School. The service record is here: http://www.dakotawoodforcongress.com/files/D_... Five minutes of reading would dispel this falsehood that I'm some sort of DC-insider. My adult life has been serving our country wherever our country needed. The experience I've gained across the country and around the world is what provides me a different perspective and understanding than others. It is one thing to read the newspapers. It is another to live what is being reported. I could have picked anywhere to maintain my residence, many places with much lower taxes. I chose Oklahoma where for my 24 years total in uniform (4 while a midshipman at the US Naval Academy) I paid OK taxes and voted by absentee ballot. I trust that voters in OK-2 will actually look into my record instead of making insinuations about it.
Dakota you are going to have to point out what I have said about you that is inaccurate/untruthful.
James

Claremore, OK

#27 Jun 19, 2012
msbobbie wrote:
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Dakota you are going to have to point out what I have said about you that is inaccurate/untruthful.
msbobbie,

I think you are a patriot and a steadfast conservative. I enjoy your posts on these forums and your leadership in conservative oklahoma thought. I just think you are betting on the wrong horse. Dakota Wood is the real deal. His military service is a plus, not a negative.

I appreciate your loyalty to GF, but its blinding you to the reality of a far superior candidate.

In the end we'll all have a candidate we agree on. We have to if we are going to get this seat back.

JB
my2cents

United States

#28 Jun 19, 2012
msbobbie,

I can appreciate your zeal for Mr Faught. He seems like a really nice guy. If you'll watch closely, our Congress is full of really nice guys who tell us what we want to hear so they can keep their jobs up there, and waste our money as they please. It's time to put a halt to it, our country is sinking in debt and the nice guys are sitting on the deck while the band plays on.

In the past when our country has been in trouble, who have we called on that we can actually count on? The carpet cleaners? The plumbers? The nice guys? Not hardly. Our military. The U.S. Marines are the first in line to defend or save us. First in, last out.

Think about it. This is not an ice cream social. We are in big trouble as a nation and need help now. Stick with someone with a proven disciplined background. A U.S. Marine.
liberty

London, UK

#29 Jun 19, 2012
My, what a selection of candidates you have.
Frank Lee Speaking

Orange, CA

#30 Jun 19, 2012
From what I hear, this Mullin the Plumber must be quite a piece of work. Possible gun related felony charges hanging over his head? Good luck folks. The Dems going to have a field day with this one.
msbobbie

Heavener, OK

#31 Jun 20, 2012
James wrote:
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msbobbie,
I think you are a patriot and a steadfast conservative. I enjoy your posts on these forums and your leadership in conservative oklahoma thought. I just think you are betting on the wrong horse. Dakota Wood is the real deal. His military service is a plus, not a negative.
I appreciate your loyalty to GF, but its blinding you to the reality of a far superior candidate.
In the end we'll all have a candidate we agree on. We have to if we are going to get this seat back.
JB
I would be less uneasy about Mr. Wood if he had returned to Oklahoma when he retired, but he chose to stay in the DC area where he had lived most of the previous 20 years and take a Civilian job (doing pretty much the same thing he had always done); where he owned a home and where his children were growing up.

That makes him a Washington Insider in my mind and he seems quite anxious to get back there. A lot of others seem quite anxious for him to return.
msbobbie

Heavener, OK

#32 Jun 20, 2012
my2cents wrote:
msbobbie,

In the past when our country has been in trouble, who have we called on that we can actually count on? The carpet cleaners? The plumbers? The nice guys? Not hardly. Our military. The U.S. Marines are the first in line to defend or save us. First in, last out.
And who makes up the Marines when our country is in trouble? Plumbers and carpet cleaners; butchers, bakers and candlestick makers.
This is interesting

Claremore, OK

#33 Jun 20, 2012
On the one hand we have "msbobbie" who seems a bit grandmotherly, but more like the grandmother in the movie Hoodwinked...."use the hood, Red, use the hood!" She's probably an MMA fighter when no one is looking. She does lots of research, is fiercely loyal to an inferior candidate, willing to excuse anything misstep from most conservative candidates(except one), but willing to make mountains our of molehills from the smartest and most honorable candidate, Dakota Wood. And she is obsessed with the phrase "and he seems quite anxious to get back there. A lot of others seem quite anxious for him to return."

Then we have a gazillion other people, jumping to the defense of the candidate that msbobbie says can't win, Dakota Wood.

Wood sure gets a lot of support for someone who "can't win in a million years."
Apparently his backers aren't rich because he hasn't raised money as much as some others have. Probably because they are old military veterans, and regular middle class Oklahomans who don't donate to candidates when their kids need new shoes. They also don't show up in a hand selected sample of 400 people the Mullin campaign paid someone to call.

But they are obviously out there: the people who believe in Dakota Wood. Don't underestimate their intensity or their numbers.
msbobbie

Heavener, OK

#34 Jun 20, 2012
Who said "can't win in a million years" It was not me.

"grandmotherly"? Perhaps, as I am a grandmother of three voting age young adults.

Your post is just full of opinions. I do not see the "lots of support" for Dakota Wood in the district, just a few people from Claremore.
Robert

Anonymous Proxy

#35 Jun 20, 2012
msbobbie wrote:
Your post is just full of opinions. I do not see the "lots of support" for Dakota Wood in the district, just a few people from Claremore.
It's probably hard for you to see the support from your jaded vantage point. You mentioned earlier that when you asked a question, that by the end of the answer you forgot what you asked, so included is a link that spells out in writing Mr Wood's positions. I'll challenge you to show me anything that Faught has said or done that even pales in comparison. George Faught is a nice guy. A good old boy. Bought and paid for by the powers that be. We want better. We want someone that can stand alone and take the heat. Read on:

http://pryordailytimes.com/statenews/x5007825...

peace

Claremore, OK

#36 Jun 20, 2012
msbobbie wrote:
Who said "can't win in a million years" It was not me.
"grandmotherly"? Perhaps, as I am a grandmother of three voting age young adults.
Your post is just full of opinions. I do not see the "lots of support" for Dakota Wood in the district, just a few people from Claremore.
Oops, you said a snowballs chance in hell.

Have you checked to see how large the base of Republican primary voters in Rogers County is? Example, we have had more people change party from democrat to republican in the last 6 months, just to vote in this primary, than the two largest other counties average number of primary voters. That doesn't count our republicans who have voted regularly. You probably wouldn't know that because Claremore usually divides itself equally among the many candidates. THis time we have a candidate of our own to support. People really seem to like him. Rogers Countians have never been good political givers...but they get their butts out there and vote.

The part of the district you live in hardly has any republicans with a history of voting in a primary (by comparison). You'd have to actually be in claremore, go to a meeting, a church, or a social gathering where people talk to each other to know how many people are hoping we can finally send a local republican to washington.
msbobbie

Heavener, OK

#37 Jun 21, 2012
peace wrote:
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Oops, you said a snowballs chance in hell.
I do not believe I said that either. I do recall someone saying it about Dwayne Thompson, but that was not me either.

You are going to have to go back and find what I said and quote that post if you are going to refer to it.
msbobbie

Heavener, OK

#38 Jun 21, 2012
Robert wrote:
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It's probably hard for you to see the support from your jaded vantage point. You mentioned earlier that when you asked a question, that by the end of the answer you forgot what you asked, so included is a link that spells out in writing Mr Wood's positions. I'll challenge you to show me anything that Faught has said or done that even pales in comparison. George Faught is a nice guy. A good old boy. Bought and paid for by the powers that be. We want better. We want someone that can stand alone and take the heat. Read on:
http://pryordailytimes.com/statenews/x5007825...
I did not say when I ask him a question. I said "Ask him a question and by the time he stops talking I have forgotten what the question was" That means when anyone asks him a question. I only recall asking him one question and I closed it "..in 50 words or less, please."
msbobbie

Heavener, OK

#39 Jun 21, 2012
Robert wrote:
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It's probably hard for you to see the support from your jaded vantage point. You mentioned earlier that when you asked a question, that by the end of the answer you forgot what you asked, so included is a link that spells out in writing Mr Wood's positions. I'll challenge you to show me anything that Faught has said or done that even pales in comparison. George Faught is a nice guy. A good old boy. Bought and paid for by the powers that be. We want better. We want someone that can stand alone and take the heat. Read on:
http://pryordailytimes.com/statenews/x5007825...
Wood did not “grow up” in the Claremore area. His own resume says his family moved there from Missouri in 1978, he graduated from high school in 1981 then went to the Naval Academy

He lived there 3 years and was an adult when he left, and has spent about half his life in Washington, D.C. I just cannot call him an Okie or “one of us”

I also do not like that he has received nearly half of his campaign contributions from the Beltway area. Who is he going to represent if by chance he is elected?

“On taxes, Woods said his preference is the fair tax”

It’s FairTax; and I like FairTax too. So did Mike Huckabee. He won in Eastern Oklahoma in 2008 and has endorsed George Faught.

Military service goes a long way with me when deciding what candidate to support, but it is not a single qualifier. I was married to a diesel boat submarineer stationed out of Hawaii and patrolled the gulf 3-4 times during the Vietnam Conflict. I have a daughter older than Dakota who is a Veteran and actually had boots on the ground in harms way.

As a wife and a mother I have served too.

Whoever is elected will be a junior legislator when they get to Washington, with no clout. There are a few up there that were there before Dakota was born and they will not let him forget it, despite his rank.
msbobbie

Heavener, OK

#40 Jun 22, 2012

June 22, 2012

For the last 9 months I have worked hard in Le Flore County for the candidate I believe is best prepared to represent Eastern Oklahoma in the United States House of Representatives.

That candidate is George Faught. He just completed 6 years in the State Legislature and has a RECORD to go with the campaign trail rhetoric while all the rest only have opinions on the ISSUES facing our nation today. He is well known and liked throughout the District because he attends all of the meetings and seminars to learn what We The People think and expect from government. A true public servant.

He has earned more than 50 endorsements from Social Issue and Constitutional Issue people and organizations for the nomination to represent the Republican Party on the General Election ballot in November, and I believe the only GOP candidate who can win the three way race.

I have been determined that the first live vote in Le Flore County go to "my" candidate and was first in line this morning when they opened the doors at the County Election Board for early voting to begin.

Voting is a RESPONSIBILITY, not just a right or a privilege. I urge you to accept that responsibility and vote George Faught when you decide to go to the polls for this Primary Election.

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