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Henry: Idaho R’s Lean Too Far Right

In high school I was one of 10 Republican appointees to serve as a page in the Idaho House and was later presented with an award by then-Congressman C.L. "Butch" Otter honoring my outstanding contributions to the Republican Party. Recently, however, I've begun to seriously question my affiliation with the Republican Party, local or otherwise. See, I'm nowhere close to agreeing with the Democrats, and I'm too, well, sane to be a Libertarian, Constitutionalist or one of the other many parties. I'm probably best described as an Independent who leans on the side of moderate conservatism. The Idaho Republican Party has always leaned strongly to the right - I don't dispute that fact. However, in recent years they've become a party of staunch ideologues, so ignorant and narrow minded in their thinking that even the best proposals before the Legislature can't gain traction/Henry Johnston, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here.

Question: Does the Idaho Republican Party lean too far to the right for you?

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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