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Bob's Words of Wisdom

Idaho Politicians Who Call Themselves Conservative

Let’s start with the big lie about Rank Choice Voting being promoted by “conservatives” like former Governor Butch Otter and Former AG Jim Jones. Ranked choice voting is wrong for Idaho’s elections. To start off, it is a complex election process where voters can rank multiple candidates for a single office. If one candidate receives […]

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Opinions / Op-eds

RINO Mike Simpson Proves an “R” After Your Name Means Nothing

Congressman Simpson has been in Congress from Idaho for the past 24 years and that “magic R” after his name has kept in office along with campaign contributions from the corporate interests. He spent 14 years prior to this in the Idaho House of Representatives so for nearly 40 years he has been living at […]

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John Livingston

Get Er Done!

The Republican Party in both Idaho and Washington DC is dysfunctional. In Idaho we have the Eastern Republicans—District 2, led by Mike Simpson and Scot Bedke. The Western Republicans are led by Raul Labrador, Russ Fulcher and Dorothy Moon. Let’s see which faction is able to rally around one candidate for each statewide office, and […]

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Opinions / Op-eds

Are They Trying?

On September 28, 2023 the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 4665, The Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act. Both Rep. Fulcher, and surprisingly Rep. Simpson, voted yea. It now heads to the Senate so there is no guarantee it will survive there. While the whole appropriations bill itself is […]

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Bob's Words of Wisdom

Too Many Attorneys in our Washington D.C. Legislature

[responsivevoice_button rate=”1″ voice=”UK English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Article”] I’ve been wondering for some time why is our country in such a mess politically and I think l have found at least a partial answer to the question. I did a little research and found out that most of our members of Congress and the Senate […]

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An Open Letter to Rep. Mike Simpson: Breaching four dams on the Snake River to supposedly save the salmon

I read your information concerning salmon and other issues concerning the breaching of four dams on the Snake River. I appreciate your information, but you did not address what I listed as major problems to improve salmon recovery without dam breaching. These are: THE COST OF $33 BILLION ADDS TO OUR BLOATED NATIONAL DEBT: We […]

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Opinions / Op-eds

To Debate or Not to Debate

Reprinted with permission of the Idaho Freedom Foundation Republican lieutenant governor candidate Priscilla Giddings is 100% correct to not subject herself to a debate run by Idaho’s leftist news media. Her position is defensibly different from candidates who outright refuse to debate. It’s all about the venue and media bias. I’ve never understood why the […]

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Simpson Absent in Fight Against Federal Vaccine Mandates

Idaho Falls, ID – Once again liberal Mike Simpson is missing in the fight for our freedom. Much like on protecting the unborn, Simpson is one of the few Republican members of Congress not to oppose federal vaccine mandates. An amicus brief was filed by 47 United States Senators and 136 Members of the United […]

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Mike Simpson Fails to Stand-Up for Pro-Life Community, Again

Idaho Falls, ID – An amicus brief on a Mississippi abortion law banning abortions after 15 weeks was filed in July 2021 by a large coalition of interested parties, urging the Supreme Court to recognize state government as the proper level of authority to settle controversy on that matter.  Over 200 members of Congress signed onto […]

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News Opinions / Op-eds

The Magic “R” In Idaho – What makes a “Red” State?

In a prior column, we discussed the trends in Idaho and that even though 41 out of 44 counties were generally reliable GOP that didn’t seem to be the answer when it came to living in a state that operated on conservative principles. For example, it is almost impossible to be elected to statewide office […]

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Idaho Republicans Have No Confidence in Simpson

In response to Congressman Simpson’s proposal to breach four hydroelectric dams on the lower Snake River, I wrote an article last month entitled, “Congressman Simpson Should Put Idaho First and Do No Harm.” The article named players who oppose Simpson’s plan including, Governor Brad Little, United States Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo, Representative Russ […]

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Congressman Simpson Should Put Idaho First and Do No Harm

The expression “first do no harm” is a popular phrase often attributed to the Hippocratic Oath taken by doctors. The idea is that it may be better to do nothing rather than intervening and causing more harm than good. The Hippocratic oath taken by dentists includes a similar promise to do no intentional harm to […]

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