Analysis: Rep. Jim Bridenstine was hired by the people of the First Congressional District of Oklahoma to be their voice in the U.S. House of Representatives. Like fire on the prairie, Bridenstine has been a uniquely significant voice earning growing respect.
Bridenstine did not support the reelection of House Speaker John Boehner. He sleeps in his office during the work week and returns to Oklahoma often to be with his young family and his constituents.
While there has been a great deal written about President Obama’s Chicago “push or pay” way of intimidating or buying political support by hook or crook; Bridenstine delivers what some call “Okie Attitude” to counter the “Chicago Way.”
Non-Oklahomans, lacking experience with the term, should first understand that Okie Attitude has nothing to do with money or prestige (social or political), it does not reflect how attractive or physically fit an Okie may be or not. Okie Attitude is the ability and the individual courage to stand on principle – regardless. As the more common saying goes, “It is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog that matters.” It is an all go, no stop, chips in, no reserve or regard for what anyone else may do or say. Like a rock they stand.
It is then with great pride that Oklahoma’s second largest city and the Cosmopolitan Capital of Indian Territory provides Rep. Bridenstine to explain to the nation and to the world the difference between bull chips and prime beef. Watch as he “Owns Obama” in only one minute.
Call it Okie Attitude. Call it wisdom. Call it truth, but just call it. America; does your representative stand for your freedom in Washington? If so; take a moment and call their office not to complain or push a particular cause, but to thank them for defending the Constitution.
We just did.