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Have the Rich and Powerful Taken Over our Idaho?

The Gem State Patriot has been talking for years about the political corruption in Idaho and the powerful people behind the scenes pulling the strings of our elected officials. This Cabal of elite wealthy businessmen and women along with our taxpayer-supported colleges have been at the center of everything that is going wrong with our […]

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Idaho Turns Blue?

This morning, we talked about how Idaho is changing, little by little, each election cycle with the crony politicians continuing to dominate our legislature. Much of this is because of the ambivalence and inability of Idaho’s voters, who live in the urbanized areas, to elect true conservatives. Idaho is going to change first culturally and […]

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Don’t Let Idaho Become Oregon

I would like to address Oregon Governor Brown’s order to arrest republican senators who have boycotted a vote on climate change funding. Here you have a governor who is worried about the carbon footprint from truckers and other carbon emitters when Oregon, like most western states, has more smoke emitted into the air with just […]

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An Open Letter to Idaho Governor Little

Dear Governor Little, I was looking forward to good things happening under your administration, and some have, but what your Office, the ISP, the Prosecutor’s Association and other law enforcement interests have done to the Hemp Bill, H 122a, is a serious tragedy and a public disgrace. Certainly, when laws are made those who will […]

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Stand up for the People not the Crony Politicians

A Lesson for all Precinct Committee People in Idaho This article is in response to Eva Gay Yost’s comments on the Kevin Miller Show 580KIDOam and 107.5fm about me not being part of the crony republican process of working to help politicians win their elections when I don’t agree with their policies. Eva is still […]

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The Three Stooges go to Washington

This past week many of you may have received an e-mail from Lt. Governor Brad Little or seen him on Fox News blustering about his recent visit to Washington to meet with officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Seema Verma. Little, accompanied by Senator James Risch and Department of Insurance […]

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Idaho’s Swamp Dwellers Don’t Listen to the People Who Elect Them

It’s time that the taxpayers of Idaho wake up and take a hard look at the Idaho Swamp and the legislators who only work for themselves, the lobbyists, and the Governor. It has taken four years to get good gun rights legislation passed with concealed carry and campus carry. The last important piece is the […]

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POLL: Who do you support in the Idaho Governor Race?

Idaho’s Primary Election will take place on May 15, 2018. Which of these Republican candidates do you support in Idaho’s Governor Race? Your options are “Raúl Labrador,” “Tommy Ahlquist,” “Brad Little,” “Other / Undecided.” If you select “Other / Undecided,” please leave a comment letting us know which way you are leaning or who you […]

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Too ‘Little’, Too Late

It appears that Brad Little decided to try playing Governor by issuing an Executive order on March 19 designated the “Licensing Freedom Act”, which is supposed to be a review of State Licensing Requirements. Now does anyone really think that this order was issued while Little was acting Governor without the ok of Butch Otter? […]

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All Polls are not Equal: Fulcher Maintains Strong Lead With Conservatives

The Editorial Board of the Gem State Patriot decided to do this poll for the 2018 gubernatorial race because of a poll published by the Idaho Freedom Foundation taken Feb. 6 – 8. While we have enormous respect for the Idaho Freedom Foundation, we felt their poll presented a slanted result because of the narrow […]

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You Want a Good Governor for Idaho? ‘Read the Resume’

We just finished reading Idaho Freedom Foundation President Wayne Hoffman article “2018 campaign for governor starts now” and tried to figure out why his first comments were about Congressman Labrador. The Congressman is not even a declared candidate for governor so why would you put him in a poll with the declared candidates? The IFF […]

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POLL: Who is your top choice for Idaho Governor in 2018?

The 2018 Idaho Governor’s race is shaping up to be a crowded field. Who is your preferred candidate in this race? Incumbent Butch Otter isn’t running for reelection, so it’s an open seat which only makes the outcome of the race that much more unknown. Don’t let the talking heads in the mainstream media tell […]