Eastern Oregonians are a more conservative lot than Westerners. That's a good thing because ideas are always better when battered back and forth between ideologies.
But, why are you folks still Republicans? Looking at Grand Old Party performance shows an appalling picture of ideology gone sour. Unless I missed something, these recent activities show a cult of people under the sway of mindless leaders.
In Republican states, laws have been enacted making it more difficult for certain groups or peoples to vote. If there ever was an unpatriotic effort this has to be it. Consider the Republican Party's hatred of its own followers. The GOP stridently told its adherents to ignore basic safety steps needed to avoid COVID-19. Hence, the percentage of GOP deaths by COVID-19 is far higher than the deaths of other groups.
Prevaccine, the death rate is 76% higher in Republican counties than Democratic. Postvaccine, the excess death rate gap widened to 153%.
Legislatively, the newly elected GOP House of Representatives passed as its first legislation a bill to rescind an earlier law giving the Internal Revenue Service $80 billion. This would add agents so all income groups would be equally likely to be audited rather than just the average earner as it is now. Without the extra funding we average earners may continue footing the bill for the super-rich as we have been doing for decades. You are welcome.
I apologize for saying it, but the GOP hates everyone. It is a shame.
Welcome to the discussion.
Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.