If You Elect Clowns, You Get a Circus

Last Saturday, February 11, a crowd of protesters greeted Marjorie Taylor-Greene’s arrival in Coeur d’Alene with jeers and condemnation. In fact, about one hundred people turned out from Kootenai County and Spokane to display signs and protest the GOP and MTG’s visit. They also acknowledge supporters and passing cars with loud whistles and high fives.

Having people from Spokane arrive to join the contingent was gratifying since we share common views and similar challenges. Like Boise is for us, Seattle is a long way from Spokane, and it is easy to feel ignored.

I am happy to report the protest did draw media attention outside Coeur d’Alene including from the Spokesman Review and Newsweek who both featured it. Unfortunately, however, the Coeur d’Alene Press did not.

The protest affirmed that if you choose to elect clowns to govern, you end up with a circus. Marjorie Taylor Greene is a perfect example of this rightwing ineptitude and callous buffoonery, but we have similar examples right here in Kootenai County.

Protecting Democracy in The Face of Extremism

In another response to this unwelcome visit, the Kootenai County Democrats are sponsoring a Hijacking Democracy Symposium. It takes place next Saturday, February 25 at Templin’s Resort in Post Falls. Get your tickets now, the deadline is February 18th.

Moderating the event is Dr. David Adler. He will chair two panels on Threats to Democracy: one addressing a national perspective and one with a local focus. The panelists will include Former NIC Board Member Christie Wood, City Councilman Dan Gookin, former NIC staffer Dr. Teresa Borrenpohl, and others. We will also hear words of encouragement from Representative Pramilla Jayapal and DNC Chairman Jaime Harrison.

Leadership Position Available

The KCDCC is seeking a political director. This job is crucial to our success and includes oversight, recruitment, and retention of candidates and precinct captains. More than one individual can share the job if needed. Now is the time to get to work so please consider stepping up.

Have a momentous week everyone, and thanks for being a Democrat.

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