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Democratic Activists Angry With Gumm & Hamilton

May 25, 2007


Democratic activists are angry with two of their legislators this week over the abortion issue. We reported Wednesday that demonstrators held signs in front of Rep. Rebecca Hamilton’s fundraiser Tuesday evening, calling for her censorship and accusing her of “Sleeping with the Enemy”.

Sen. Jay Paul Gumm raised the ire of the party faithful with his post on our Legislators’ blog titled: A “Poison” in the Body Politic. In the controversial post, Sen. Gumm writes:

Abortion was the other issue on which my position of conscience caused great anger, and to some degree disproves any suggestion that I make votes based partisan politics. I supported, and then helped resurrect, a bill that would prevent abortions from being performed with taxpayer resources.

That position caused activists in the Democratic Party to become very angry at me, even attempting to reprimand me at the state Democratic Convention. That effort failed because cooler heads prevailed. Again, however, what was missing was a reasoned discussion of the issue.

The following comment is representative of the sentiments expressed by many of those who left comments on the post and on demookie.com.

Jack Boyte said…

Senator Gumm, I was part of the group that voted for the censure resolution at the state convention. It was NOT about womens reproductive rights. It was about the WAY you and Rep. Hamilton went about reviving SB 139 with language from SB 714.

Forty out of forty-four members of the House Democratic caucus asked her not to ‘revive the bill’…and she did anyway. Many feel you encouraged and supported this tactic even though the overwhelming majority of House Democrats opposed the procedure.

I certainly respect your opinion on all issues and commend you for your service. But I feel this specific political maneuvering deserves the condemnation it received.

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Demonstraters Picket Hamilton’s Fundraiser

May 23, 2007

OKPNS reported to you yesterday about the demonstration planned at Rep. Rebecca Hamilton’s fundraiser. As you can see, the demonstraters showed up carrying signs with love quotes like: “Censor Rebecca Hamilton Hamilton” and “Sleeping with the Enemy”. All that aside, we wonder how the fundraiser went?

Demonstraters Picket Hamilton’s Fundraiser

May 23, 2007

MOPNS reported to you yesterday about the demonstration planned at Rep. Rebecca Hamilton’s fundraiser. As you can see, the demonstraters showed up carrying signs with love quotes like: “Censor Rebecca Hamilton Hamilton” and “Sleeping with the Enemy”. All that aside, we wonder how the fundraiser went?

Tip Line: Demonstration planned Tonight at Rebecca Hamilton’s Fundraiser

May 22, 2007

The Oklahoma Political News Service received the following email today:

Join the demonstration at Rebecca Hamilton’s fundraiser Tuesday evening

The official invitation reads:

Join Mike Lawter, Dr. Jim Muse amd Former Speaker of the House Steve Lewis In Honoring one of our best Democrats Representative Rebecca Hamilton.

May 22, 2007
Lawter Law Offices
3313 N Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 7311
Reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.”

The outrages are:

1. Steve Lewis is Planned Parenthood’s lobbyist,
2. Rebecca mightily angered her House Democratic Caucus members by conspiring with Republicans and giving them her bill to bring back SB-714 through her bill SB -139 (She was the House author). She forced her colleagues to vote AGAIN on anti-choice bills (8 of them rolled into SB-139) which they had already voted on before.

IF YOU CAN JOIN US, PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP. BE THERE BY 6:15 AT THE LATEST IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. I’M MAKING APPROPRIATE SIGNS OR BRING YOUR OWN.

THERE’S LOTS OF SPACE AROUND 3313 N. CLASSEN BLVD WHERE WE CAN STAND. I’LL GET A PERMIT FIRST THING TOMORROW MORNING. THERE COMES A TIME WHEN ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!

Tip Line: Demonstration planned Tonight at Rebecca Hamilton’s Fundraiser

May 22, 2007

The Oklahoma Political News Service received the following email today:

Join the demonstration at Rebecca Hamilton’s fundraiser Tuesday evening

The official invitation reads:

Join Mike Lawter, Dr. Jim Muse amd Former Speaker of the House Steve Lewis In Honoring one of our best Democrats Representative Rebecca Hamilton.

May 22, 2007
Lawter Law Offices
3313 N Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 7311
Reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.”

The outrages are:

1. Steve Lewis is Planned Parenthood’s lobbyist,
2. Rebecca mightily angered her House Democratic Caucus members by conspiring with Republicans and giving them her bill to bring back SB-714 through her bill SB -139 (She was the House author). She forced her colleagues to vote AGAIN on anti-choice bills (8 of them rolled into SB-139) which they had already voted on before.

IF YOU CAN JOIN US, PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP. BE THERE BY 6:15 AT THE LATEST IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. I’M MAKING APPROPRIATE SIGNS OR BRING YOUR OWN.

THERE’S LOTS OF SPACE AROUND 3313 N. CLASSEN BLVD WHERE WE CAN STAND. I’LL GET A PERMIT FIRST THING TOMORROW MORNING. THERE COMES A TIME WHEN ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!