Idaho Voters and Party

If you watch Idaho election-night television, you may have seen a Democratic candidate at the Democrat’s Boise party, surrounded by Democrats, eating food Democratic contributors are paying for, state emphatically, “I am not a Democrat.”

Yes, Idaho Democrats have had candidates who’ve made being Democratic seem something to be ashamed of.

They claim  to be moderates–neither conservative nor liberal–but supporters of reason and compromise.

To know how party activists think about this, remember that 78 percent of Idahoans attending the 2016 Democratic presidential caucus …

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A Do Nothing Senate?

On May 22 Sen. John Kennedy lambasted the Senate saying, “We have done nothing. Zero. Zilch. Nada.”

Now, Democrats have taken to calling the Senate a “legislative graveyard,” but Kennedy is a Louisiana Republican. Believe it. No Democrat would have added that the Senate has approved some great judicial and executive nominees or that House Democrats have accomplished nothing by passing legislation that they know will be “dead on arrival” in the Senate.

Has the Senate actually been doing little except rubber stamp nominees?

Party of Fiscal Responsibility?

Just how can voters cling to the idea that Republicans are the fiscally responsible party?

Democrats are credited with supporting education and discredited for channeling money to the poor.

But people consider Republicans responsible with public funds.

Maybe it’s a holdover from the Eisenhower administration (1952-60). Facing a stagnant economy, the five-star general initiated an Interstate highway system. Our national  defense, he claimed, required connecting the country from coast-to-coast.

Putting a lot of people to work at taxpayer expense and increasing interstate trade were …

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Democratic Contenders

Well, the Democrats now have 24 presidential contenders–about 16 more than a person can comfortably keep track of.

It’s a new record–one we may hope is never broken.

Early on the Democratic Central Committee decided to limit participation in their forums to 10 a night for two nights. With competition increasing, candidates may have to get both over one percent in three recognized national polls and donations from 65,000 individuals, including at least 200 from 20 different states.

Actually, the media and pollsters did …

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Lessons from Nevada?

This year the Nevada legislature became the first in the country where women are the majority. Thirty-three of its 63 members are women . And 80 percent of these women are Democrats.

Democrats have held a majority in the legislature since 2017.
Legislative sessions, held only in odd-numbered years, last into June.

So what has this crew of lefties been up to?

To start with, election reform.

Several bills would bring Nevada’s laws in-line with Idaho’s. Two would allow same-day registration and limit the number of …

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