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You May Not Be An Idaho Republican …

... (despite almost always voting Republican) if you believe:

  • The House Ethics Committee should have booted tax dodger Phil Hart.
  • Computers can't replace teachers
  • Tom Luna & Butch Otter pulled a fast one by not discussing ed reform during their campaigns.
  • Guns don't belong on college campuses in Idaho.
  • Most Idahoans on unemployment aren't lazy bums; they simply can't find scarce jobs.
  • Urban renewal has helped towns like Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls to prosper.
  • States can't nullify federal law unilaterally.
  • Party primaries, underwritten by Idaho taxpayers, should remain open.
  • Cigarette taxes should be raised to replace cuts in public education and/or Medicaid budgets.
  • Legislators were wrong to vote to reimburse the Idaho GOP $100,000 for legal expenses in the closed-primary lawsuit.

Question: Feel free to add to the list ...

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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