By: Bill Hurst
Weeding Out “Minnick Myths”
Looking deep into Idaho’s Liberal Congressman’s voting record and his previous campaigns against Crapo and Sali, we see his liberalness in his words and actions of the not so distant past. Minnick likes to play conservative when he comes to Idaho or has his campaign put this false mantra out to the Idaho voters. It is ‘well Walt’s the blue dog Democrat from Idaho.’ The “blue dog” mantra is a gimmick to help the liberals that are in trouble with their conservative constituents. This is a well orchestrated move by the DNC to keep their liberal Democrat majority. This gimmick for Minnick is not going to work; when you look behind Walt Minnick you see all his liberal friends. The fact is he aligns himself with the liberal rank and file and with Pelosi topping the buddy list.
Here is some of the latest of Minnick’s gimmicks… he won’t say, in other words, don’t ask him then he doesn’t have to tell you. This is what Boise Weekly reported:
We reported that when we asked (twice) Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo why he was supporting Raul Labrador over Walt Minnick, he didn’t even mention the Democratic incumbent by name, but did repeatedly refer to Minnick’s 2009 vote for Rep. Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House. Minnick campaign spokesman John Foster wasted no time to remind us that his boss “hasn’t yet made any commitment in who he would or would not support for speaker next year.” Minnick opposed the speaker on three headline-grabbing bills: cap-and-trade, health-care reform and stimulus spending.