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George: Idaho D's Should Infiltrate

It's totally futile to vote for a democrat in Idaho. The Hart victory shows how far the faithful will lockstep in maintaining party loyalty. The value of the candidate is immaterial - only the R counts. My guess is that it will take 20 years before Idaho moves into a progressive mindset. Meanwhile, we're getting what the majority wants - which is the way its supposed to work. IMO, activist progressive democrats who are unhappy with the state of affairs should consider joining the republican party and taking their social values with them. The changes that they could make in the party might be much faster than waiting for the demographics to change in their favor.

Question: Is that the best way for Idaho Democrats to make an impact -- join the Republican Party and try to work from within?

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