HUFFPOST: Living With The Far-Right Insurgency In Idaho

Living With The Far-Right Insurgency In Idaho
A radical GOP faction, in open alliance with extremists, is seizing power and targeting its opponents with cruelty. Some wonder: Is it time to leave?

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8 thoughts on “HUFFPOST: Living With The Far-Right Insurgency In Idaho

  1. As I’ve mentioned before, there was a measure on the Oregon voting ballot for certain counties in Oregon to become part of Idaho. As of this writing, no results have been published (polls closed yesterday).

    While I know that even if this measure were to gain sufficient votes, there are still other steps that must be taken (and approved) before the transition could take effect … so it’s not an “overnight” deal. However, reading the CRAP in this article is extremely scary!! Although the thought of moving either out-of-state or to an unaffected county in this state is scary … especially at my age … I KNOW without a shadow of doubt that I would have to make the effort!

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    1. UPDATE: The county I live in and one just south of us both voted NO-GO — thank the unicorns. However, there are about 5 or 6 other (smaller) counties that did vote yes, so I’m not sure how things will proceed. I would imagine it would need to be unanimous, but I’m not sure.

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        1. Latest — I may have celebrated too soon. Today’s paper provided a voting update and reported that the “margin has narrowed.” No figures were provided.

          It’s mostly the more conservative eastern counties that want this, but they are trying to wrap our county and the one south of us into the mix as well.

          The thing is, as with most Republican ideas, they avoid mentioning the monetary drawbacks and just focus on the emotional side that people’s desires are being over-run by Oregon’s Democratic-learning government.

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          1. Hello Nan. Yes the Republican mode of hiding or lying to get what they want by fooling the voters, if they even include the voters. The religious right won’t give up something they want even if the laws are against them. They spent 50 years trying to overturn the right of a woman to control her body and it looks like they are going to get what they worked for. Most of them thing they are on a mission from their god like that Leo guy I posted about. God has appointed them to make the nation god wants but is somehow powerless to make himself.

            I admit I don’t understand them. I work for progress, for more rights, expand equality and diversity, and more learning in the world to deepen our understanding. I get my morals from modern understanding. But they work to do the opposite.

            They want to make the country regressive, to deny rights, to create inequality, to stop diversity, to limit learning to what the people 2 to 4 thousand years ago knew. They get their morals from that same time frame.

            As I said I can’t wrap my head around that. It seems so unreasonable to me. It also seems to disregard the wishes of the majority and the other religions. Even sects of the Christian religion that are not as extreme. All I can do is watch them and work against them. But it is disheartening that they have managed to take over so many positions of power. Hugs

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            1. I’ve been looking at a couple of websites that have posted results of the various political positions and issues here in Oregon … and what is most discouraging is NOT so much who won or lost, but that the percentage of turnout to vote was so very, very low. Less than half. On both sides of the fence.

              No wonder things are so chaotic in this country …

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    2. Hello Nan. I agree, and I share your concerns. Florida when I moved here was a very progressive state working for equality and improving the lives of the people. Now it has become a highly gerrymandered red state that the Republicans moved into and took over. Ron talks constantly of wanting to move but being in the lower middle-class end economically it would be hard for us to do. But if they go to being more of a theocracy and they outlaw our marriage or make our situation illegal, we also will be forced to move. I often ask why gay people do not leave countries that would kill or imprison them if they are found out, now I am facing that situation myself. Hugs

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