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Trillhaase: GOP Moderates Surrender

Anyone who's seen the picture of General Douglas MacArthur lording over the defeated Japanese on the deck of the USS Missouri at the close of World War II can appreciate the plight of Idaho's moderate Republicans. The moderates are the guys seated at the table, signing surrender terms. The terms may be generous in the short term. The long term, however, beckons the slow but certain strangulation of the pragmatic, centrist-oriented wing of Idaho's dominant political party. Already under siege from the ideological faction that gave you bills to nullify the U.S. Constitution and put a gun in every college student's hand, Idaho's moderate Republicans lost the war earlier this month. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill said the party apparatchiks could close the state's GOP primary to all but card-carrying Republican voters/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Are there any moderate GOP legislators remaining in North Idaho?

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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