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Idaho R’s Try To Muzzle Tea Partiers?

As I'm sitting here in Court, something just hit me like a ton of bricks. This court case is actually NOT about incumbency vs challenger (in the strictist sense as I previously posted). It is far more pernicious than that. It goes beyond any candidate, past or future. It is about the deeply held anger/disrespect by many GOP incumbent office holders -- against the volunteer people in the Party organization -- the moms and dads -- the disaffected Tea Party folks. What? Does that even make sense? Yep. The long-term GOP elected representatives want party organization people/volunteers/Tea Party folks to simply be pampleteers during "election time" and then shut the hell up during the rest of the time/Dennis Mansfield. More here.

Question: What do you make of Dennis' premises that the goal of the lawsuit brought by Idaho Republicans is to keep Tea Partiers in line?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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