My mood this week after the mid-term elections, which were especially bad in Oklahoma, the ultimate red state. Statewide officials from top to bottom went overwhelmingly Republican, from Governor all the way down to dog catcher. I knew it was going to be bad but I didn't think it would be an overall extermination of Democrats across the state!
Here are some of the other low lights:
Representative Kris Steele of Shawnee looks to be the next Speaker of the Oklahoma House. He's a minister, awesome.
"Little Dixie" in the Southeast region of the state went Republican in areas for the first time since statehood.
Republicans lead in the state Senate 32-16.
Republicans lead in the state House 70-31.
And my most favorite:
My new Congressional Representative to the U.S. House in the 5th district, James Lankford. I just got a cold chill down my spine...
Where do Oklahoma progressives, liberals, and Democrats go from here? I have no clue. Just when I think it can't get any worse politically around here another election proves me wrong. I think it may be easier to move to another state than fight to change this one.
Thoughts and opinions?