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MountainGoat
I'm a 4th generation Idahoan and a Democrat.
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An excerpt from Oliver Twist, used as a metaphor for this session of the Idaho Legislature: The room in which the boys were fed, was a large stone hall, with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2011 at The MountainGoat Report
You get a tax cut and you get a tax cut and you get a tax cut! Everyone gets a tax cut! 'Cept if you make less than $20,000 as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
A failed strategy leads to this: Did you give credence to some of the early polling that showed Rep. Minnick with a measurable lead? We were ahead in all of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
In the debate about where Idaho Democrats go from here, Dave Neiwert provides a great starting point at Crooks and Liars [emphasis added]. The profile of the kind of candidate... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
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Thought the lame duck session would be any different for Idaho's Walt Minnick after becoming a one-term congressman in decisive fashion this month? Think again. Thursday, Minnick was one of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
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Sisyphus has been living up to his namesake at 43rd State Blues. In dual post-election analyses he has advanced the theme that the blowout Idaho Democrats endured this election had... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
He's pro-whale stoning, anti-secular teabagging and pro-childbirth quotas. Now the man who put the "good riddance" in goodbye when he left Idaho for the national stage has added another in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
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This is how someone in Canyon County celebrated Veteran's Day. Yes, that's a confederate flag proudly flying where others were displaying Old Glory that day. Been trying to wrap my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
The "experts" have spoken and disagree that Minnick's negative ads affected the outcome of the 1st Congressional District race. Citing only internal polls showing "the ads had great effect," the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
Here it is. Election day 2010. Not quite the election day of 2008. Not even close, really. Then, you could almost feel the pulse of a Democratic wave surging. Yes,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
Walt Minnick has become a hero to white nationalists. With his continuing descent into bigotry, using his first "Willie Horton" ad as just a warm up to his most recent... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
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Congressman Walt Minnick is often touting his business experience as making him uniquely qualified to represent Idaho's 1st District. Just last week at a Meridian Chamber of Commerce forum, Minnick... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
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The November 2010 edition of Reader's Digest featured an article by Michael Crowley entitled "Tin Soldiers: Phony vets, fake heroes—there's an epidemic of lying about military service." Crowley writes about... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
What does it say about the character of a man whose defining moment in life never really happened? In the final month of the 2008 election cycle, embroiled in a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick finally comes clean about his vote against peace in Thailand. Noted here as "perhaps the strangest vote of his term and in what [could] easily be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
Idaho Blue Dog Congressman Walt Minnick has made his opposition to the Troubled Asset Relief Program a centerpiece of his campaign this cycle -- even using that opposition in his... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
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In a Wall Street Journal article last week, debunked as a "false hit piece" by Think Progress, Jonathon Weisman asserts that "loyalty to Obama costs Democrats." Weisman attempts to make... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
Memo to Labrador supporters: If you're going to yap about your opponent telling "bald-face lies," you can't then turn around and tell bald-face lies. There's a word for that --... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
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This is Margaret from McCall. She lost her home, her business and her husband all in the same year. She couldn't afford health insurance and still pay her rent, so... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
Setting aside his indefensible pandering to bigotry altogether, this argument would carry more weight if it weren't for this. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
Before the campaign in Idaho's 1st Congressional District had spiraled into a contest over who was the more anti-government, anti-Democratic, anti-Mexican candidate, Congressman Walt Minnick was crusading for the commercial... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
This is the ad every Idaho Democrat should see: Thank God Walt Minnick is running as far from the Democratic Party as he can get because this is not what... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
How much of this: For two years, [Idaho’s chief economist Mike Ferguson's] forecasts missed actual state revenue totals, prompting criticism from some lawmakers he was too optimistic amid turbulence that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report
Walt Minnick's "strategy" is "lunacy" writes David Keene in The Hill [emphasis added]: Outside the Congress, Democratic loyalists like Paul Begala have been excoriating candidates who have distanced themselves from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2010 at The MountainGoat Report