The amusing gall of some politicians

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You just canít help but be amused by the gall of politicians, in this case the Republicans and their Idaho chairman Ryan Davidson.

They feel threatened by the tiny minority Democrats? The big bad party who controls over 80 percent of the state legislature? Who are always shoe-ins for the governorís chair?

Whose candidates hold all four national representative offices as well as most of Idahoís county commissions?

Now they want partisan city elections so as to identify those nasty leftist commie Democrats who now run in non-partisan elections. Because this ďtiny minorityĒ (40-plus percent is not a tiny minority), are stealing elections when they donít identify their party affiliation. Candidates do articulate their polices and voters can still judge on that basis whether or not to vote for a particular candidate.

You know what this reminds me of? Those blind product taste tests. No labels, just brand A, the big usual favorite and brand B, the lesser know, but tastier alternative. The customer, armed only with this knowledge, picks the lesser known brand B and is surprised to find they chose it over brand A which they get automatically because of itís better known name.

In this case, brand A are the Republicans and brand B the Democrats. Brand B gets elected based on its better taste or in this case, positions and policies that more often favor or help the average citizen instead of large corporations, the rich and well connected.

As for stealing elections, Mr. Davidson, itís your party who have raised the bar so high around the country so as to suppress the voting rights of those who might usually vote for Democrats.

Maybe if your party supported policies that actually help the poor and middle/working class people instead of focusing on divisive fringe issues that pander to single issue voters, you wouldnít loose the blind ďnon-partisanĒ political taste test.

LAWRENCE FURY

Sandpoint

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