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Huck: Revenge Of The Regan Repubs

Jeff Ward, a founder of the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans, views his Tea Party Lite group as an underdog. Never mind that Kootenai County is one of the most Republican counties in one of the most Republican states. On Thursday, reacting to the outcry over an insensitive anti-Obama “joke” told by Coeur d’Alene school trustee Brent Regan, Ward compared the Reagan Republicans to the underdog nerds in the “Revenge of the Nerds” movie. Ward said conservatives who speak out “are taking a lot of crap” from people who sit back and snipe. Quoth Ward: “The reality is it has nothing to do with something we’ve done bad or anything we’ve said bad. It has everything to do with the fact that they don’t like us participating. They don’t like the nerds on campus. Because what’s happened in the last four years in this community is the powers that be have found that the nerds have started … electing people to office”/DFO, Sunday Huckleberries. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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