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It's Not About Republican vs. Democrat ....

by Steve Lackmeyer Modified: June 16, 2013 at 9:45 pm •  Published: June 11, 2013

The timing of this commentary by CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria couldn’t be better, and the man has not just a national but a global following. His portrayal of Oklahoma City is dead-on, and those who attempt to introduce partisan politics into what is and has long been a non-partisan City Hall in Oklahoma City might want to ponder Zakaria’s thoughts on how we’ve gotten as far as we have.
MAPS wasn’t split between Republicans and Democrats. Neither was the unity of this community after the bombing, during the 2007 Centennial celebrations, or at any given win by the Thunder.
Think about it. Are we Republicans and Democrats first, or Americans and Oklahomans first? And under which banners do we get more accomplished?

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by Steve Lackmeyer
Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter, columnist and author who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's...
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