Idaho is a Red State. I don't think I'm out of line to say that. It's steeped in Conservative Ideals. It's been my home for 70 years and I love this state and chose to continue to live here when I could have lived anywhere in this country. But is this the same state I grew up to love and respect? In some ways, yes, in other ways no.
In this last election I saw just
how ugly we can get with people who don't agree with us. God help
you if you are a Democrat in this state. Most of my life was lived
as a Republican, but since the election of Ronald Reagan, and the
deregulation of Big Businesses and the Fuzzy Math involved in
Trickle-down Economics, I dropped out of the Republican Party and now
call myself a Democrat.
I've lived through Nixon's lies and
deceit. I've lived though eight years of Dubya's nuttiness and his
leading us into a needless war with Iraq and driving our country into
a near depression. Finally, I watched the biggest flip-flopper of
all time, Mitt Romney, try to take over this country by buying the
election [$400 billion spent...can you believe it?]. I think the
money could have been better spent.
Now, after the defeat of the
Republican in this year's national election, the Affordable Care Act
will remain law for the foreseeable future. Just once, I would like
to see Republicans work with us Democrats to get things done for the
good of America. And, Republicans, forgodsake stop saying President
Obama is some great big evilness that will ruin our nation. That's
just ridiculous and demeaning to yourself and your party. Stop
whining. You lost. The people won. LET IT GO.