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Tsunami Red Wave Election? Hold On!

Now is the time to look past the election and talk about what are our candidates are willing to do


Tsunami Red Wave Election? Hold On!

Now is the time to speak up about the next Idaho legislative session.

By Bob Shillingstad

As we get closer to November 8th, the polling and turnout numbers for conservatives look better and better. We know how important this election is and it may be our last chance to stop the tide of insanity on the State and Federal level. If we don’t, then what? As you meet or contact candidates running for office, now is the time to share the urgency of action and for them to be the “Horatio on the Bridge” to stop the madness.

Here in Idaho, we have a good idea how the election will turn out; the good news is there was an earthquake election in the legislature. We lost a few good conservatives but in the end, many of the RINOs were defeated and it will be a different legislative story in January. The bad news is that Governor Little most likely will be in office next year. He called the previous legislature into a special session this fall to pass his bills to spend the surplus. Not the least of his actions was a “bribe’ rebate to the voters with a note from our “magnanimous leader” that your income and wealth come from his largess.

When communicating to your legislator, ask them what they plan to do about real tax reform in Idaho? Will they stand up to the federal government’s overreach? Will they institute real school choice in Idaho as other states have done? Will they cut the budget and force the colleges to implement real change and stop teaching “social justice” and ESG equity? Will they stand by the 10th Amendment of the U.S, Constitution and reclaim our rights and our lands? Will they reform the legislature so that committee chairmen can’t thwart the will of the legislators and their constituents?

These and other questions need to be front and center to those that claim to represent the people. If a “blue state” like Virginia can stand up and say, “Enough is enough!” then we have to start now to emulate them, before January. Let them know we want answers and no more rhetoric that will be not backed by action.

On a national level, we are seeing Virginia-type action played out in many states. Who would have thought that Patty Murray in Washington would be in trouble? Or that Oregon very well may have a Republican, conservative, Christian Governor next year! The Governors’ races in New York and Minnesota are a real contest. The Democrats may pull it out with the vote counting but the populace is ready for real change.

Along with the results that are possibly in the wind are the deeper numbers that tell us why. Hispanic voters are leaving the Democrat party in droves. Donald Trump started this movement and it is continuing. This is also true of the black vote. We are seeing a change in their allegiance and it appears they will vote Republican in significant numbers or just not show up at the polls. Suburban women who tended to vote more liberal turn into “mama bears” when you try to brainwash their kids or ask their girls to share the bathroom with a guy! The world is changing. Here is the bottom line on these groups, they are not the “Fox News Junkies” who are glued to Hannity every night. These are voters, many younger, who are frustrated with inflation, endless wars with no purpose in sight, biology of sexes that are nonsense, people using the streets as a bathroom, open borders that facilitate drug and sex trafficking. The crime issue with no consequence for the perpetrator is more than a nuisance, it has driven murder rates to a level that a citizen is safer in Honduras than the USA.

What will our Congress do about these very serious issues? Will they pass the omnibus spending bill through most of next year and bypass the new legislators? Will they open up drilling for energy and expedite proven sources like nuclear? Will we have a secure border? Will the spending stop, budgets be cut and inflation brought under control? Will we finally wake up to the China threat to our economy and trade?

Our budgets are wrapped up in an Omnibus package, often approaching 3,000 pages and then given to the Congress in the wee hours of the morning of the vote. Will the Republicans support a swamp creature like Mitch McConnell to be majority leader in the Senate again? (He pulled funding from the Arizona Senate candidate and gave another $1 million to Senator Murkowski in Alaska in her race against the conservative candidate.) Minority leader Kevin McCarthy has not been much better. Will we have leadership that realizes our nation is at a tipping point? We either take bold steps next January or we are facing rebellion among the populace.

Now is the time to look past the election and talk about what are our candidates are willing to do and do they realize what time it is.

Don Bradway contributed to this publication

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