Those who say that negotiation and compromise are what got us here in the first
place, are the ones who just entered the political arena. I'm glad you are
finally here, but having done my civic duty for 40 years does not make me a
RINO, it just makes me informed by history.Wild swings from the far
left to far right have never been more abrupt. The contention and partisan
bickering never more virulent and irresponsible. This has been gradually
occuring for the last two decades and is reaching its zenith. It doesn't make
sense to say that compromise is the problem, because there is no compromise, and
the voters are more cynical and dissatisfied then ever.Our campaigns
have devolved into something that resembles a mud fight in a pig stye.
Candidates claim to be experts on the constitution, but are not informed and
can't intelligently discuss a single important issue facing our nation. The new
voters resemble an angry motorist flashing a vulgar hand signal.Perhaps intelligent debate on the issues, and understanding one another's
perspective is really what we need. After all, We have none of it now!
I voted this morning but as far as this election cycly being an ugly one.
nothing new here its the same old mud slinging, dirt digging, whining,pathetic
low down make up trash about the other guy as usual. just think in two years we
get to go through another mud slinging, dirt digging,whining,pathetic low down
make up trash about the other guy side show ( break out the popcorn and peanuts
) and dont forget the clowns. dont worry about it. it wont be anything new same
old stuff differant day and then you get to watch the same thing on the
following election. ho hummm
Here's to partisan bickering. As long as they are fighting they won't get
anything done. My wallet is safe.
This isn't one of the most negative campaigning elections we've seen in Utah,
not even close. Attacking an oponent's voting record does not qualify as
negative campaigning. This process is supposed to produce oppositional
friction. Making vote decisions based on TV ads showing the candidate's cute
family and slogan does not encourage critical thinking and ultimately will not
produce the best public officials.
My my Doug why such cynicism?
UTAH - Don't count your chickens before they hatch. The liberal news media,
giant talking heads, conservative radio talk show hosts, pollsters, strategists
and scribes, before Election Day are a flurry of predictions about who will win
the nation's most competitive races, polling and stable national trends to base
their assumptions upon, their prognostications are usually more or less not
close to the mark. But politics is unpredictable, and pollsters use different
methods to determine who's up and who's down. Every once in a while, they get it
wrong to. Do we have to kill a tree, to get the paper to use to really vote for
them at the polls ?. Should we be then like those "Waco Environmentalists" and
just hug a tree and get lost in the woods like Al Gore does and stay at home on
the couch eating pizza getting fat while growing a beard like he did when he
lost a election, rather then vote on some paper for a politician we really don't
want in Office in the first place, but are stuck with them, in this two party
system that's all corrupt and no one likes ?.
Robinson mentioned the negative advertising in the 2nd Congressional Race.
Philpot started it by attacking Matheson' Record, as voting to adjourn instead
dealing with extending the tax cuts. Matheson countered later by attacking
Philpot's record such as missing votes as a State Legislator, keeping his
taxpayer provided health benefits as an "absentee" legislator (went to Law
School in Michigan for eight months before resigning), taking four years and
court imposed action to pay his property taxes, etc. Should Matheson have voted
differently (there are arguments for and against) but Philpot being
irresponsible is also fair game.
Counter Intelligence | 9:10 a.m. If your going over my
comments alone, with a fine tooth comb maybe you should add something to the
conversation. Since most ask me to find comments to support
their own points, why don't you look them up yourself? You don't
have google with your internet access? 'Ultimate dirty'
Seriously. I almost laughed.
Please, politics have been 'dirty' long before this election.
'You lie' - Joe Wilson 'Death Panels' - Sarah Palin
'They're going to kill grandma' Spitting on volunteers
Final solution Claims to wear 'man pants' from women who are not
supposed to be sexist - Sharon Angle Headless bodies - Jan Brewer 'I'll take you out' - Carl Palidino If you
want to look at negative campaining, you just need to turn on the TV. It's not limited to one group. We need to make these people accountable.
Great quote from Jimmy Carter. It's too bad that he has never followed his own
advise. I recall his attack ads against Reagan and his criticism of sitting
Presidents not of his party.
Doug Robinson, Just why is the Election cicle an ugly one this year?. I'll tell
you if you don't know then. On a State or Federal level, it's all the same
hogwash. Newly elected representatives may come to Washington with high ideals
and lofty principles. Then they're confronted with a big pool of money
that’s there for the taking. If they don't claim it, someone else will. In
this world, thrift isn't a virtue. The meek don't inherit anything. After
elected, they put blinder's on us, to cover up their corruption, while we rot
and suffer. That's not real politics folks. And I for one am sick of it. Are
you?. We The People are tired of RINO GOP's that are interested in money,
greed, corruption, above the law, (ignore us common people unless they need your
votes while re-campaigning again), career politician's who will take money from
any special interest and say or do anything to keep his hold on power. It's
secret government by the insiders, for the insiders only today. That's for BIG
BUSINESS ONLY and their deep pocket's.
On the one hand Corroon chose to concentrate his efforts on giving us his
opinions on Herbert instead of telling us what he would do. On the other hand
Corroon came up with a "cash for clunkers" idea for Utah. He just didn't know
how we would fund it.