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Poll: Appalled By ‘True Blue’ Ranking

  • Thursday Poll: A plurality of Hucks Nation voted that it's appalled that 3 of 4 Idaho congressmen received perfect 100% ratings for their voting records from the socially conservative Family Research Council. 61 of 129 respondents (47.29%) were appalled. Meanwhile, 38 of 129 respondents (29.46%) were delighted with the rating, and 27 of 127 (29.95%) didn't care either way. 3 were undecided.
  • Today's Poll: Should Idaho athletics continue to try to keep up with Boise State now that Bronco footballers appear headed for the Big East?

3 Of 4 Idaho Reps ‘True Blue’

Three of Idaho's four GOP members of Congress — Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and Rep. Raul Labrador — had 100 percent voting records this year, according to Family Research Council Action and CitizenLink. The trio won “True Blue” status for their perfect voting records. There were eight senators and 44 House members with 100 percent scores. Idaho's fourth national lawmaker, Rep. Mike Simpson, scored 80 percent. He differed with Labrador on two votes. … FRCA is the political action committee affiliate of the Family Research Council, a leading opponent of the health care reform law, abortion and gay rights/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.


Sis: Idaho’s Most Notorious Export

Hard to fathom that someone is giving Larry Craig a challenge as undisputed champion, but the Village National Idiot has launched himself, and the American Family Association (AFA), the social conservative organization Bryan Fischer was selected to represent, into notorious territory by its addition as a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). As the watchdog organization instrumental in taking down the Aryan Nations compound in northern Idaho, the SPLC now lists the AFA, along with the Family Research Council (FRC) in the same category as the KKK and the Aryan Nations, which unfortunately is still active in Idaho. Their leader just last year described Obama’s election as “the greatest recruiting tool ever”/Sisyphus, 43rd State Blues. More here.

Question: Do you agree with the listing of the American Family Association and the Family Research Council as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center?

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