- Ada, Oklahoma

State News

January 11, 2013

Cole: Writing Republican Party obit premature

Ada —  

Congressman Tom Cole calls himself an optimist, and he was proving it during a visit to The Ada News conference room Wednesday afternoon following a talk at Ada Rotary Club.

Granted, he and his party once again failed to win back the presidency last November, and they were unable to win the public’s sentiment in a battle with the president that walked the nation right up to the proverbial fiscal cliff. 

True, Cole is an elected member of a body-politic that recently won a record-low 5 percent approval rating from Americans.

However, this is Oklahoma, not Washington, D.C.

Having been sent to Congress six times now, Cole must be doing something right.

While the nation watches with seemingly increased aggravation at one of the least productive congressional performances in years, as far as passing legislation, Cole seems quietly confident better days are ahead. His party may have been beaten up at the voting booth and in opinion polls in recent months, but the 60-year-old politician from Moore remains quietly confident he’s serving the will of his constituents.

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