New Tone: Sooner Tea Party co-founder charged with blackmailing Oklahoma state senator

Gerhart sent the email March 26 to Sen. Cliff Branan, promising to make the senator a laughing stock unless the Senate Energy and Environment Committee passed a bill dealing with a United Nations plan.

Branan, R-Oklahoma City, is chairman of the committee. The senator turned the email over to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Misspelling one word, Gerhart wrote: “Branan, Get that bill heard or I will make sure you regret not doing it. I will make you the laughing stock of the Senate if I don’t hear that this bill will be heard and passed. We will dig into your past, yoru family, your associates and once we start on you there will be no end to it. This is a promise.”

Gerhart admitted at a news conference at the Capitol last week that he sent the email.

“Political pain and embarrassment will be necessary if the citizens expect to regain control of this Senate down here from the state chamber of commerce and special interests,” he said. “The time for ‘nice’ behavior is over with.”

I think the headline is a bit misleading, or perhaps overly dramatic. The Left does this every day in the media and this administration does it as well — in far worse ways.  Mr. Brannon also needs to grow up and grow a pair.

The last paragraph quoted is very telling of an an undercurrent we’re seeing nationwide.  People are unhappy with BOTH parties and it’s wacko bird season.