On Energy Development, Hunters and Anglers Push Back



  1. SmokyMtMan Avatar

    The Republican Party seems suicidal. Just when they need them the most, the Republican base is being ran over by the Bush administration’s pro-energy development policies.

    Well, you can’t give the republicans too much intellectual credit considering their leader is Bush.

    I think the republican Party will be marginalized for a long time to come. And that is reason to celebrate.

  2. Monty Avatar

    SmokyMtnMan: I hope you are right. But as you probably know one definity of insanity: “is to keep doing the same things over & over again & expecting different results”. The democratics can still lose the next election because of the ‘Obama/Hillary thing’. And the middleclass keeps voting republican while descending into the working poor.

  3. SmokyMtMan Avatar

    I expect that McCain will win the Presidency, because as you say the ‘Obama/Hillary thing’ has become very negative for both of the Democratic candidates. McCain has great pull with independents, and he is currently getting a long, free ride.

    I also expect the Democrats to increase their majorities in the senate and the House.

    The way the election process is progressing for Obama/Hillary, it makes me think of the old saying that “Democrats never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.”


Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan’s Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of “Hiking Idaho.” He also wrote “Beyond the Tetons” and “Backpacking Wyoming’s Teton and Washakie Wilderness.” He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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