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RRepub: We Embrace Who We Are

ReaganRepub: Reagan Republicans don't do dog and pony shows. KCRR do not summon candidates to phony interviews. No candidates, endorsed or not, were interviewed. Everyone on HBO has to admit they knew who BNI would endorse and everyone knew who KCRR would endorse. In CdA is was simple. If you were a Republican, supported a vote on McEuen, dared to question salaries of department heads, and opposed the gay rights ordinance there is no way you were going to get the BNI endorsement whether you were interviewed or not. If you fit that profile you got the KCRR endorsement. It was a matter of philosophy of governance not a spurious job interview. Here is the simple truth, the difference between KCRR and BNI is this: we admit we are not balanced. We never have been. We support conservatives and Republicans. There are no Democrats on our Board and we don't endorse people who will govern contrary to our conservative principles. We are partisan. More below.

In contrast BNI pretends to be balanced but refused to endorse any Republicans except in the one race where they had no other choice. Even their name was taken from the 2012 Idaho Democratic Party slogan.

There is no balance in any group endorsements. You make a choice on who to support and by that very act you become a partisan, a supporter not an impartial observer. To try and purport yourself to be otherwise is hypocrisy.

DFO: I appreciate Reagan Repub's input.


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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