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Wolves OFF Liberal Minnick ON Endangered Species List! (Video)

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By Bill HurstThe Troublesome Conservative

Minnick’s gimmick, pose as a conservative to Idahoans.

Idahoans want to control the numbers of the aggressive Canadian Gray Wolf……



Studies have indicated that one (1) Canadian Gray Wolf eats 17 elk or 44 deer per year. False theories would advocate wolf populations will decline proportionately with the wild game populations. The truth is the hardy Canadian Gray Wolf is genetically predisposed to produce large litters, is a larger animal than the timer wolf, they hunt in extreme conditions in Canada and are aggressive by nature. In Canada the Gray Wolves prey would most likely be wild game where the populations of these wolves live, far away from any significant human populations.  It is obvious, by verified accounts, that these relocated wolves are opportunistic and will kill any prey available; wild game, livestock and pets. It has also been documented that wolves will not consume the entire kill and will kill multiple animals in sheep or cattle herds leaving them partly consumed and still alive.

Canadian Gray Wolf Not Right For Idaho

Taxpayers should not have to subsidize paid government hunters to remove individual wolves that kill livestock and/or are aggressive to the human population in a particular area. Expensive predator control programs have been implemented in many states. Professional wolf hunters here in Idaho are reportedly paid $1500.00 plus helicopter charges for each wolf eliminated.  Logic and economics would dictate that sport hunters would give the necessary reduction in the wolf population. The license fees paid by sport hunters would help with the funding the myriad costs of a wolf management program.

Protector of aggressive Gray Wolves: Minnick-posing as conservative-

Minnick, while posing as a conservative, has donated to Earthjustice, a legal group that uses litigation to force far left environmental policies through the courts, while destroying good paying jobs. Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm, (formerly the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund). In Earthjustice’s 2003 annual report, Minnick was listed as being a member of their “Advocates Circle,” their mid-level donor membership level. Minnick’s gimmick, in his run against Senator Crapo, was to call for the breaching of the Snake River Canyon Dams.

Yes, Walt will pretend that he is for wolf hunting, you know as well as I do that he will support the liberal view when push comes to shove….Minnick is a extremest when it comes to environmental issues. It has been proven with his association with the rest of the pack and his own call for extreme environmental measures.


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Weeding Out “Minnick Myths”:Let’s Take A Look At His History (video)

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By Bill Hurst, more hard-hitting facts about Idaho’s Liberal Democrat, posing as a conservative…..destroying the “Minnick Myths”

Special thanks to Terresa Monroe-Hamilton for her contributions to “Weeding Out “Minnick Myths” and the use of  her blog article Walt Minnick Idaho’s Stealth Progressive [Liberal] Terresa is a contributor to KeyWiki.

Tea Party members’ dissatisfaction crosses party lines, because it is mainly a populist uprising against the ineptitude of our government. The liberal-socialist trends starting as far back as, maybe further, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson era. Then marching through Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency and fueled again with Lyndon B. Johnson and his “Great Society.” The “Social Programs” enacted over the last 115 years have slowly burdened the middle and upper classes in the United States to a breaking point.  The silent majority–grassroots, taxpaying, hardworking Americans have the onerous task of shouldering the load of the voracious needs of the Federal Government.

Government continues status-quo with infinite process of social-welfare programs that are an endless dole to people and foreign  countries on a grand scale,  that  puts the United States in debt by over 13 Trillion Dollars!

These social programs have no expectation of improving ones quality of life or motivating people or nations to a self-sufficient and productive livelihood. You also have an “out of control” flood of illegal immigrants adding to the drag on the social-welfare system, jobs lost to the base laborer and law enforcement issues. The administration of these programs have taken on a life of its own, it is called “Massive Federal Bureaucracy” costing the taxpayers millions if not billions of dollar per year to support.

Then to top it off we have another enormous program called “Socialized Medicine” introduced by the new liberal-socialist guard.  Now upon us come the Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Dobbs, H. Clinton and other liberals’ greatest era. This being ushered in by Bill Clinton, Al-Gore, and the late Ted Kennedy, as the linking force between the two liberal-socialist administrations.  The frustration of an “out of control” government has led to the groundswell movements and actions by blue-collar workers and lower level white-collar workers with conservative values.

Larry Pegg, a grass-roots activist, states

“What you read or what you saw on T.V. would make you angry enough maybe to ‘call foul’ to a few friends but, not angry enough to, stop and write a letter to your Congressman, study issues, The Constitution, or really get very involved in politics…some people even stopped voting altogether because they felt it didn’t  make any difference who was in ‘power’” Pegg continues “Then these people found themselves with a crumbling economy and high unemployment. All of a sudden  finding themselves regretting their passive past.  Seeing now they should have been more involved, educated about governmental affairs and politics. People like myself are forming study groups and getting involved in the process. Not all Republicans can call themselves “conservative” and have a  big role in the downward spiral.”

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton lamented,

“It was with a sinking heart and something akin to grief that I heard the Tea Party Express endorse Walt Minnick here in Idaho. It should be noted that the Tea Party Express is not the actual Tea Party of Idaho – they are located in Boise and do not support Minnick.” Later she calls for Tea Party Express to consider:

“It was my understanding that the Tea Party movement is about more than fiscal issues. It goes to the heart of the corruption and malaise infecting our government – we have to remove the Progressive element from American government or our government will turn into a tyrannical thug that will enslave the American people and turn us into a form of government that will strangle our freedoms and ring the death knell of the Constitution and our founding principles.

I respectively ask the Tea Party Express to reconsider their endorsement of Walt Minnick.”

Monroe-Hamilton continues…..

“I am thoroughly puzzled at the Tea Party Express endorsement of Minnick. While Minnick would appear to be the most conservative of the Democrats I have seen, he is still a [Liberal] Progressive. Minnick has had numerous stances that I consider to be [Liberal] Progressive in nature and is supported by [Liberal] Progressive groups in Idaho.

He is strongly supported by the Unions in Idaho. This would include the Teamsters, the Teachers’ Union (NEA), the Carpenters & Joiners Union and a list of others as well.

Protector of Idaho Wolves: Wolf (Liberal Minnick) in sheep=disguise (posing as conservative)

Minnick was a donor to Earthjustice, a legal group that uses litigation to force far left environmental policies through the courts, while destroying good paying jobs. Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm, (formerly the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund). In Earthjustice’s 2003 annual report, Minnick was listed as being a member of their “Advocates Circle,” their mid-level donor membership level.

He is a strong environmentalist and he is pro-choice with a strong record supporting NARAL and Planned Parenthood. Minnick served on the Governing Board of The Wilderness Society for 16 years as well.

Wolves Not Right For Idaho

Minnick has strong ties to Congressman Steny Hoyer. Hoyer has contributed substantially to Minnick’s campaigns through AMERIPAC: The Fund for a Greater America.

He seems to be getting contributions from the left and the right, but there are some heavy players on the left that give to Walt Minnick including the law firm of Arnold & Porter, LLP which is a left-wing law firm from DC. If you follow the ties that bind, this firm is connected to individuals such as Charles Halpern, Sarah Bloom Raskin, Thurman Arnold and Jeremy Karpatkin. He also receives funds from ActBlue.”

As pointed out in previous articles by this author, Minnick voted for both Nancy Pelosi as speaker in 2008, stating that he will continue to support her as, speaker and Charles Rangel per the party line for the Democrats. Idahoans should know Liberal Minnick, posing as a conservative, voted against the resolution to remove Rangel as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee for ethics violations and against the Republican Study Committee’s (RSC’s) blueprint to restrain spending and to cut the budget.

Minnick has voted with the Democrats 72% of the time. After taking office, Minnick joined the Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats As stated in the article “Debunkin….Walt Minnick is a “Blue Dog Democrat”

Second Amendment

Walt Minnick is quoted as owning 7 guns. He is also an avid hunter by all accounts.

Minnick received a D+ from the NRA in 2008 in response to his answers on their 27-question survey. Minnick is backed by the liberal Maryland-based American Hunters and Shooters Association, which is an association that supports the banning of certain firearms and does not support the Second Amendment as implemented by the Constitution. They believe in government regulation and control. They are a liberal group advocating gun control on arms that are not strictly for hunting or recreation and they are extremely pro-conservation and pro-environment.

Minnick, posing as a conservative, has issued conflicting statements on gun control. First he is against it: “I think guns are part of our American culture,” Idaho’s liberal said earlier last month. “There is no one more opposed to gun control than I am.”

Then he is for it – from the NRA: The survey included this question: “The NRA opposes gun bans as a violation of both the Second Amendment and common sense. (However, fully automatic firearms, short-barreled shotguns and certain ‘destructive devices’ are currently very strictly regulated.) Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about banning firearms?”

Minnick, an NRA member, wrote “firearms with no legitimate sporting or recreational use should be banned.” Andrew Arulanandam, an NRA spokesman in Virginia and a former Idaho GOP state director, said that answer won Minnick the poor rating.

Minnick’s answers did conform with the NRA’s stance opposing registration, federal licensing and waiting periods. His answers also showed he was backing the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2008 decision to overturn a Washington, D.C. handgun ban. However, Minnick does support the Brady Bill.

Illegal Immigration

In 2008, Minnick compared the border fence being built along the Southern Border to the Berlin Wall. He also called for a path to normalization for illegal immigrants which is basically amnesty.

Although he calls for secure borders, Minnick has attempted to avoid until recently immigration as an issue and did not put it on his platform. He has made some statements in favor of a path to citizenship, but when an organization called the Club for Truth accused Minnick of being soft on illegal immigration, his spokesman, John Foster responded:

“Walt’s position on immigration has been consistent from the beginning, and it’s that we need to secure the borders, send troops to the borders if necessary. Everyone who’s failed a background check needs to be deported immediately, the remainder needs to pay a fine and move to the back of the line for legal immigration.”

This position mirrors President Obama’s current stance that if you are here illegally, you don’t need to be deported as long as you pass a background check and pay a fine. After doing this, you will receive one form of amnesty or another. This is the liberal stance on illegal immigration. Minnick continues to be what you want him to be so he can deceive the citizens of Idaho perpetuating “Minnick Myths”

Serve America Act

Minnick voted in favor of instituting National Service as a new social invention. The H.R. 1388: Serve America Act (Mar 2009). Following is a summary of this liberal piece of legislation:

  • Authorizes funding to promote, operate and expand service-learning programs in elementary and secondary schools through training, curriculum development, program assessment methods and community outreach (Sec. 1201).
  • Allows the Secretary of Education to designate up to 25 Campuses of Service, or institutions of higher education where service-learning is an important component of the curriculum to receive a government award to develop or disseminate service-learning models (Sec. 1203).
  • Establishes Youth Engagement Zones to involve middle and high school students in community service, including Summer of Service programs (Sec. 1204).
  • Expands AmeriCorps openings over 8 years, allowing for up to 250,000 AmeriCorps volunteers by fiscal year 2017 (Sec. 1301).
  • Establishes the Education Corps to improve schools, the Healthy Futures Corps to serve unmet health needs within communities, the Clean Energy Corps to work on energy projects, the Veterans Corps to work with veterans and their families, and the Opportunity Corps to work with the economically disadvantaged (Sec. 1302).
  • Raises the amount of the full-time national service educational award to the maximum amount of a Federal Pell Grant (Sec. 1404).
  • Aims to increase the percentage of disadvantaged youths in the National Civilian Community Corps to over 50% by 2012 (Sec. 1503).
  • Expands the National Civilian Community Corps mission to include projects on energy conservation, environmental stewardship or conservation, infrastructure improvement, urban and rural development or disaster preparedness needs (Sec. 1506).
  • Establishes the Serve America Fellowship to assist with areas of national need, as determined by the State Commissions on National and Community Service (Sec. 1805, 1606).
  • Establishes Silver Scholarships and Encore Fellowships and expands the Foster Grandparent Program, Senior Companion Program Grants, and the National Senior Service Corps to encourage community or national service among citizens age 55 and older (Secs. 1805, 2142, 2143, 2144, 2145).
  • Establishes the Social Innovation Fund, National Service Programs Clearinghouse and Volunteer Generation Fund to help local groups train, develop and maintain volunteers (Secs. 1807, 1808).

Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009

Walt Minnick voted for H.R.4173 – Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009. Here is a quick summary of this legislation in the article  “Exposing a “Minnick Myth”

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton concludes:

“After reading this, you have to ask yourself (especially if you live in Idaho), why is the Tea Party Express endorsing a Progressive Democrat? Someone told me that the Conservatives were Progressive as well. I have seen no evidence of that in what little research I have done so far. And even if it were true, it would be better to pull someone from the Conservative rank and file than endorse someone just because he voted the right way on a few fiscal issues.”

Idaho's Liberal Congressman Minnick, Posing As A Conservative

As stated previously Idaho’s Liberal Congressman has changed his mind on several occasions to fit his very conservative Idaho constituents.  When Liberal Minnick is in Idaho he wants to portray a conservative agenda, when he goes back to Washington D.C. When in fact he aligns himself with the liberal establishment. When you look behind Walt Minnick you see all his liberal friends. It is amazing how liberals can say or do anything that may not be acceptable in any circles and they can get away with it! His positions are riddled with contradictions, Liberal Minnick says one thing and does another.   “Well they didn’t mean it like that.” Rush Limbaugh, quoting the liberal press if one of their liberal politician or Hollywood buddies misspeak or They are  just were “Role Playing.”   Idahoans, this is serious business, do not be mislead by the liberal press and fall for the “Minnick Myths.” This will just give us more of the Liberal-Socialist path that our government has taken over 100 years, a path that will end in sadness and despair. Truth must be repeated and again, as error is constantly being preached round about.  Right is right, when you look at the ages of history you find that the conservative agenda and form of government has provided  fertile opportunities for personal growth, prosperous business claimant, and a highly educated population. All social needs are taken care of by a loving and God worshiping people.

Idaho’s proven conservative leader is Raul Labrador, he will fight; to strengthen our economy,  for new jobs, to protect the taxpayer from an over burdensome social programs and the wasteful bureaucratic spending. Labrador knows The Proper Role Of Government.  Help stop the “Liberal-Socialist” take over of America and  Please Donate Today!

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Raul is one of the leading conservatives in the Idaho Legislature. Elected in 2006 to a seat in the Idaho House of Representatives, Raul has been a clear and consistent advocate for Idaho values.

In the Legislature, Raul took the lead in fighting against efforts to raise the gas tax. Recognizing that tax cuts stimulate and help grow Idaho’s economy, Raul proposed comprehensive tax relief for Idaho’s families and businesses. In fact, on nearly every issue important to conservatives, Raul Labrador has been a leader in the Idaho Legislature.

Raul is the only candidate for Congress with a proven record of consistently standing up for our values. He is the rare politician who stands up and fights for what’s right. He knows his chief responsibility as a public servant is to protect the taxpayers, not the special interests. He has kept his promises to his legislative constituents and will keep his promises to you in Congress. More than ever, we need his strong conservative leadership in Congress.

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