The Oklahoma GOP is turning on Jim Inhofe…
8:04 AM EDT on April 14, 2021
Somewhat surprisingly, Senator Senile (a.k.a. Jim Inhofe) has been a bit reserved and muted on the whole insurrection-MAGA stuff that's infected the Republican party.
As opposed to jumping on the post-election MAGA train like it was a fresh pool of blue-green algae, the Senator has distanced himself a tad from this anti-reality segment of the GOP, even going so far as to make reality-based decisions, like certifying the fair, democratically-held election results from other states.
According to a Ben "Smelder-Is-The" Felder article with The Frontier, this has turned the Senator – a once famed anti-reality crowd-pleaser who threw a snowball on the Senate floor in defiance of global warming – into a bit of a villain in the Oklahoma GOP.
Concerned about a possibly hostile crowd, State Republican Chairman David McLain warned the audience not to boo or shout before U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe took the stage at the state GOP convention on Saturday.
Inhofe’s speech defending his vote to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election drew a mixed reaction from the crowd of several hundred people at the Oklahoma City Convention Center, many of whom still dispute the election of President Joe Biden.
“The constitution … demands that the states pass the presidential ballot,” Inhofe said in an address that included slides of the U.S. Constitution and the specific requirements he said mandated that he vote to certify Biden’s win.
Charles DeFuria, a Republican delegate from Luther, stood up and began shouting as Inhofe spoke before officials removed him from the room.
“I didn’t want to hear blah, blah, blah,” DeFuria told The Frontier. “What I wanted from Inhofe and from (Sen. James) Lankford was on Jan. 6 to stand up and say we need to figure out what really happened during the election.”
As a guy who has published over 58,000 volumes of a series title "Jim Inhofe Is Still An Idiot," I'm going to stick up for Senator Senile on this one. The dude's been saying "Blah, Blah, Blah" for his last 30 years in office, so it's a bit harsh for his once loyal followers to suddenly judge him for it now.
Seriously, the dude doesn't latch onto your crazed anti-reality voter fraud bullshit and you're going to abandon him? Where's the loyalty?! If Inhofe's "Blah, Blah, Blah" didn't bother people like DeFuria then, it shouldn't bother them today.
That being said, this is still fun to watch... or read:
Some gave Inhofe a standing ovation after his address but the response was fairly subdued with many people shaking their heads in disagreement.
After his speech, Inhofe said in an interview that his explanation might not have been what the crowd wanted to hear but he felt it was important to explain himself.
“I didn’t get the response I really wanted, I don’t think people understand, it’s a difficult message,” Inhofe told The Frontier. “It is a little bit in the weeds but something I really don’t have a choice.”
I honestly don't know what that quote means, and I'm pretty sure Jim Inhofe doesn't either. Maybe he was recalling an old waiter nightmare where he forgot he had a table while rolling silverware?
Either way, I wonder what Jim Inhofe's going to do here? When the same anti-reality Republicans turned on Lankford, at least he was able to shift even farther to the right and shoot videos of himself blistering like a red cherry in the sun at the border wall. Inhofe's already gone about as far to the right as you can go, so what's his next move? Calling for Joe Biden's birth certificate? Bringing back 8-Chan?? Throwing snowballs at other senators while having a temper-tantrum on the senate floor???
On that note, I have to ask – what is keeping Jim Inhofe from just appeasing the crowd here and playing along with the fraudulent election, anti-reality stuff?
As proven by his book "The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future," he obviously has no problem wielding the dark arts of misinformation, propaganda, and distortion for political gain, regardless of the destruction and consequences those actions may cause. Why stop now?
Perhaps the answer could lie in this campaign ad from September. You know, the one where an Oklahoma sheriff, while standing with many other sheriffs, talks about how law enforcement will always have Jim Inhofe's back in his war against crazed socialists.
It's kind of funny how opinions can change when the people who allege to have your back also march on the place you work with a crazed mob. Apparently, it's enough to make you reconsider what reality you live in, and the "Blah Blah Blah" bullshit that spews out your mouth.
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