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Principle or Power

“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.” Alexander Hamilton What is a Republican? Anyone who is qualified to vote can affiliate with the Republican Party and call themselves a “Republican.” There is no test or oath, just check a box and you are in. But what if there is a candidate who claims to […]

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Answering the Critics

There is a coordinated statewide effort to destroy the Idaho Conservative Grassroots Movement from the inside and turn Idaho blue. A gang of Boise political consultants calling themselves “Gem State Conservatives” brag about having $2 million to accomplish this goal. In truth it’s the “Gem State Heist” because it’s nearly identical to the Rocky Mountain […]

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Recommended Candidates

The Kootenai County Republican Central Committee (KCRCC), the official Republican Party, has made their recommendations for the upcoming May Primary Election. The KCRCC candidate rating and vetting process is just that, a process involving questionnaires, interviews, candidate forums, due diligence, sub-committee reports, discussion, debate, and finally a vote by the full KCRCC. Candidates are initially […]

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Kootenai County Republican Central Committee Rejects Supremacy

3/27/24 – In response to the rising levels of vitriol in political discourse and the reported terrible events of last week, the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee (KCRCC) has issued a Resolution which unequivocally rejects all forms of racial, religious, sexual, and political supremacy. Additionally, we condemn all political violence and the weaponization of labels […]

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Republicans Do The Splits

In our current political scene, it looks like Republicans in North Idaho are doing the splits. We have a far right extremely small splinter group largely composed of out-of-state agitators who are either Catholic monarchists, anti-Semites, Christian Nationalist authoritarians, or some combination of those or other tiny faction. Then we have the Kootenai County Republican […]

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The New Republican Party

Kootenai County is the home of the most successful, respected and emulated Republican Central Committee in Idaho, the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee or KCRCC. The mission of the KCRCC is to enhance freedom and prosperity by promoting fiscally and socially conservative candidates who will implement the Idaho Republican Party Platform as policy. Republican voters […]

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Are You Brainwashed?

The short answer is yes, we all are to some degree brainwashed. Our society is flooded with competing messages designed to influence your viewpoint and perceptions. Some brainwashing efforts are small and localized while others involve the entire country or even the world. Regardless of scale, every stream of information seems to have a bias. […]

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Monetizing Hate

Rudyard Kipling’s classic poem “If” begins: “If you can keep your head when all about youAre losing theirs and blaming it on you,If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,But make allowance for their doubting too;If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,Or being […]

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Blame Game Fear

“Fear is the mind killer.” Frank Herbert Fear is a powerful motivator, which is why fear is often deployed as a tool for persuasion, particularly in politics where blame is assigned to past events and future predictions. We see it all the time. If you don’t vote a certain way something bad will happen. Your […]

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‘Making America Great Again Begins in Idaho’ KCRCC Lincoln Day Dinner Sets Records in Cd’A

“Making America Great Again Begins in Idaho,” and it began in North Idaho on Saturday night March 4th in Coeur d’Alene at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Hotel where the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee (KCRCC) held its annual Lincoln Day Dinner. KCRCC Chairman Brent Regan was pleased to announce they set new records for attendance […]

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