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Hee-Haw Logic: Idaho’s Donkey Voters

A bunch of progressive legislators are pretending to be legitimate members of the conservative party.

Idaho's Donkey Voters

Hee-Haw Logic: Idaho’s Donkey Voters

Editorial by Sue Dawson

What do you call a Republican who votes like a Democrat? –A DONKEY VOTER!

Heeee-haw, hee-haw! A whopping 26 of the 35 Idaho Senators* are Donkey Voters!

And 45 of the 70 Idaho House of Representatives* are also Donkey Voters!

The voting record does not lie. If a legislator has voted wrong 31% of the time against basic conservative Republican values, that would be equivalent to a “D” grade in any civics classroom in the state of Idaho! Would that “D” stand for Democrat or for Donkey? That’s a really bad grade for a professing Republican.

Just to be clear, that legislator would be voting for Republican values only 69% of the time. If that’s not bad enough, understand this refers to the high end of the Donkey Voters. The worst of the bunch are voting only 42% of the time for conservative values right along side the registered Democrats. It is a big fat fib to run as a Republican and then vote consistently on the side of big government, big taxes, and big regulations. In kindergarten we used to taunt that kind of double crosser, “liar, liar, pants on fire”!

A bunch of progressive legislators are pretending to be legitimate members of the conservative party. And to make it worse the “Republican” governor is in cahoots with the same House and Senate Donkeys. No wonder Idaho is $5 billion in debt and expanding by leaps and bounds every year.

“Hey, wait just a minute,” a Donkey Voter might contend. “The Republican Party is a really big tent and has room for lots of diversity!” Well then, would you feel the same way if a crew showed up to your neighborhood driving a fire truck and moved from house to house setting fires? Would you say to your friends “No problem, we welcome all kinds of people here”? Or maybe you would say “They seem like nice guys; they just have a different point of view than the rest of us. After all, so far they are only burning down 6 of our 10 houses”. Wake up! They’re NOT firemen; they’re arsonists!

Do you think Republican Donkey Voters are proud of their votes? -No photo ops in the paper? Would they be trying to keep the truth of their voting record quiet in the overwhelmingly Republican state of Idaho?

In truth, the Donkey Voters are supporting the exact opposite of real Republican principles. Their voting record is aligned with the more liberal/progressive principles of the Democratic Party platform. –A philosophy of big, all-knowing government that manages and provides for almost every aspect of humanity (evidently because they believe people can’t be expected to provide for themselves). By the way, this is also known as Socialism.

Spend, Spend, Spend, Grow, Expand, Regulate! Big beautiful government is a magnificent idea… until it OWNS you. It’s like buying a 747 Jumbo Jet to get the free peanuts! No thanks. I’ll keep MY house, MY family, and MY money and provide my own snacks.

Throw the Donkeys out this coming election year and Make Idaho Great Again! MIGA

*Voters can go here on Redoubt News to see a ranking of how each Idaho legislator has been voting for the last three years on conservative bills.

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1 Comment on Hee-Haw Logic: Idaho’s Donkey Voters

  1. I do not care if they are democrats or republicans, what I care about is if there votes are in Pursuance thereof the US Constitution. Most seem to not know, or to have forgotten, that we are NOT supposed to have political parties, (called factions by the framers, forefathers).

    Alexander Hamilton: “We are attempting, by this Constitution, to abolish factions, and to unite all parties for the general welfare.” (Debates in the Convention of the State of New York on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Tuesday, June 25, 1788. In: Henry Cabot Lodge, ed., The Works of Alexander Hamilton (Federal Edition), Vol. 2, New York, 1904, p. 57.)

    Here is why – which we are experiencing today.

    George Washington, Farewell Address: “Let me… warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party.”
    plus “And of fatal tendency … to put, in the place of the delegated will of the Nation, the will of a party – often a small but artful and enterprising minority. … They are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the Power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government; destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”
    And “The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism.”

    Alexander Hamilton: “Nothing could be more ill-judged than that intolerant spirit which has, at all times, characterized political parties.” (Federalist 1, October 27, 1787)

    James Madison (regarding political parties):”Hearken not to the unnatural voice which tells you that the people of America, knit together as they are by so many cords of affection, can no longer live together as members of the same family; can no longer continue the mutual guardians of their mutual happiness…. No, my countrymen, shut your ears against this unhallowed language. Shut your hearts against the poison which it conveys; the kindred blood which flows in the veins of American citizens, the mingled blood which they have shed in defense of their sacred rights, consecrate their Union, and excite horror at the idea of their becoming aliens, rivals, enemies.” (Federalist 14)

    James Madison: “So strong is this propensity of mankind to fall into mutual animosities, that where no substantial occasion presents itself, the most frivolous and fanciful distinctions have been sufficient to kindle their unfriendly passions and excite their most violent conflicts.” (Federalist 10)

    Thomas Jefferson: I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. (Letter to Francis Hopkinson (March 13, 1789). In: Merrill D. Peterson (ed.), Letters of Thomas Jefferson, New York, 1984, pp. 940-42. [PL Ford, Writings of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 5, pp. 75-78])

    And Jefferson said: “The happiness of society depends so much on preventing party spirit from infecting the common intercourse of life, that nothing should be spared to harmonize and amalgamate the two parties in social circles. (Thomas Jefferson, To William C. Claiborne, July 1801) again Jefferson: “You will soon find that so inveterate is the rancor of party spirit among us, that nothing ought to be credited but what we hear with our own ears. If you are less on your guard than we are here, at this moment, the designs of the mischief-makers will not fail to be accomplished, and brethren and friends will be made strangers and enemies to each other.” (To James Monroe, March 1808)

    James Madison: “A zeal for different opinions concerning religion, concerning government, and many other points, as well of speculation as of practice; an attachment to different leaders ambitiously contending for pre-eminence and power; or to persons of other descriptions whose fortunes have been interesting to the human passions, have, in turn, divided mankind into parties, inflamed them with mutual animosity, and rendered them much more disposed to vex and oppress each other than to co-operate for their common good.” (Fed 10)

    Nor do the people seem to know that the STATES created the federal government for specific purposes as the STATES representative in dealing with foreign affairs. Why do you think that each state sends representatives to serve within the general (federal) government? To make sure that the people of each state be represented.

    John C. Calhoun’s 1831 “Fort Hill Address”: “The error is in the assumption that the General Government is a party to the constitutional compact. The States, as has been shown, formed the compact, acting as Sovereign and independent communities. The General Government is but its creature;”

    How many know that it is the House of Representatives ALONE that determines the budget for the general government? Yes, the Senate may give suggestions, but they have NO LAWFUL POWER OVER THE BUDGET. That was so that the direct representatives of the people of their state had say so over where the money was spent, how much of it, etc.

    James Madison, drafter of the Constitution, 4th US President, commonly referred to as the “Father of the Constitution”, about the budget in Fed 58: “The House of Representatives cannot only refuse, but they alone can propose, the supplies requisite for the support of the government…This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutatory measure.”

    Virginia Representative Alexander White to James Madison: “The Constitution, having authorized the House of Representatives alone to originate money bills, places an important trust in our hands, which, as their protectors, we ought not to part with. I do not mean to imply that the Senate are less to be trusted than this house; but the Constitution, no doubt for wise purposes, has given the immediate representatives of the people a control over the whole government in this particular, which, for their interest, they ought not let out of their hands.”

    Madison confirmed this reason to V. Rep. White with these words: “The principle reason why the Constitution had made this distinction was, because they (the House) were chosen by the people, and supposed to be the best acquainted with their interest and ability.”

    Mark Twain: “For in a Republic, who is “the country?” Is it the Government which is for the moment in the saddle? Why, the Government is merely a servant – merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn’t. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them.”

    There has been a lot of Misappropriation of Funds by those who serve within our federal government.

    James Wilson: “I leave it to every gentleman to say whether the enumerated powers are not as accurately and MINUTELY DEFINED, as can be well done on the same subject, in the same language…nor does it, in any degree, go beyond the particular enumeration; for, when it is said that Congress shall have power to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper, those words are LIMITED AND DEFINED by the following, “for carrying into execution the foregoing powers”, it is saying no more than that the powers we have already particularly given (enumerated), shall be effectually carried into execution.”

    Also, all might want to consider these wise words by Patrick Henry, an American colonial revolutionary: “The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”

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