It’s time now for you to vote for the Statist of the Quarter. That’s right. We’re now going to take a look back at the Statists of the Week from from April, May, and June, and choose the best one for the second quarter of the year. The Statist of the Quarter--the person or persons you believe are most deserving of special recognition for supporting Big Government--will go on to compete against Congressman Mike Simpson in the contest for Statist of the Year. So this is an important selection.
Our first nominee is Boise Mayor Lauren McLean for creating a climate activist boot camp at city hall.
No. 2: Gov. Brad Little and the Flip Flop Five, for the governor’s veto of a bill to rein in his emergency powers and the five senators who reversed their votes and decided to uphold the veto.
No. 3: Sen. Fred Martin, who refused to hold a hearing on a bill to end the mask mandates.
No. 4: Reps. Carolyn Troy and Randy Armstrong, for supporting a higher education budget that let critical race theory and social justice continue on Idaho’s higher education campuses.
No. 5: Sen. Patti Anne Lodge, for refusing to hold a hearing and telling a constituent, hope you get to pay a lot of taxes in Idaho.
No. 6: 33 state senators. That’s 33 out of 35 state senators. For consistently advocating bigger government.
No. 7: Lewiston Tribune writer Marty Trillhaase, because Marty Trillhaase loves big government and wrote an editorial basically advocating for more socialism.
No. 8: Sen. Pro Tem Chuck Winder, for driving the Senate down the road to socialism.
No. 9: Gov. Brad Little for repealing Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s executive order that ended any mask mandates in Idaho.
No. 10: The State Board of Education for advocating full day kindergarten and teacher loan forgiveness programs.
No. 11: Rep. Rod Furniss for defending his low Freedom Index scores by heaping praise on the state Senate, making stuff up about what happened last session and for trying to smear the Freedom Foundation.
There you have it. Now it’s time to vote. Who should be the winner for the second quarter of 2021? Vote using the form below: