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Published: Sunday, Aug. 7 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Murray, UT

Anyone who thinks Matheson is going to beat any Republican in Utah hasn't lived here very long. 2012 is going to be a throw out the incumbents year just like 2010 was, you can count on it. He is part of the big spending regime in Washington that is going out.

Rick for Truth
Provo, UT

A Vote for Matheson, whether it be for the house, senate or city dog catcher, no matter how you spin it, is a vote for Obama and his continued and unprecedented runaway spending. He will rubber-stamp Obama care and every other policy of the far left. You have to remember the Chamberlin lessons of WW2. You cannot negotiate or compromise with people who are determined to destroy the constitution and everything this nation stands for. I for one will do all I can to convince everyone I know not to support or vote for him in any capacity. Our country cannot survive another term of people like him in control of the Government.

Logan, UT

"2012 is going to be a throw out the incumbents year just like 2010 was, you can count on it."

I only wish you were right. I am so sick of Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz. Those incumbents need to go!

Tooele, UT

I would laugh my head off if Jim Matheson ran for Hatch's senate seat and won.
Mainly because you would have Hatch's seat occupied by a Democrat, while Ted Kennedy's old senate seat in Massachusetts is held by Republican Scott Brown.

Oh, how ironic that would be.

Somewhere in Utah, UT

To CB | 1:08 p.m. Aug. 7, 2011
Salt Lake City, UT
I hope he does run for the Senate, then maybe we can be rid of him.


You are speaking of Chaffetz, of course.

Salt Lake City, UT

*'Hatch proposes drug testing for welfare, unemployment recipients' - KSL News - 06/16/10
"We should not be giving cash to people who basically are going to go and blow it on drugs and not take care of their own children." - Sen. Orrin Hatch

*'Sen. Orrin Hatch utters profanity about President Obama's health care reform' - By Jamshid Ghazi Askar - DSNews - 03/01/11

*'Hatch, Republicans challenge tax cut expiration' - By Becky Bruce, Deseret News - 12/01/10

'WASHINGTON, D.C. Republicans in the U.S. Senate are drawing a line in the virtual sand, vowing to keep all legislation off the Senate floor unless Congress extends the Bush-era tax cuts...'

"According to the Pew Economic Policy Group, an extension of all of the Bush tax cuts will cost $3.1 trillion over ten years, once the costs of servicing the debt are factored in."

I know where my vote goes.

And it's not to Hatch, who's been part of the problem...

for 36 years.

I'm 32.

Boise, ID

Obama and his brand of socialism has done in three years what Hitler and his brand of socialism and the Russians and their brand of socialism could not do in 70.

Salt Lake City, UT

'Obama and his brand of socialism...' - JLFuller | 10:42 a.m. Aug. 8, 2011

You mean healthcare reform?

How was it before?

*'Wellpoint Drops Coverage For Some Women With Breast Cancer' - By Mary Ellen Egan - Forbes Magazine - 04/23/10

'Yesterday, an investigation by Reuters revealed that Wellpoint routinely drops coverage of women with breast cancer. According to the report, Wellpoint used a computer algorithm that automatically targeted...'

I'm sure we would be better off if your mother or wife was dropped off private insurance when they were found to have cancer....

(Sarcasm off)

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Pagan | 11:02 a.m. Aug. 8, 2011

Bottom line is that a strong Democrat (Peter Corroon) lost the gubernatorial election to a weak Republican (Herbert) 32% to 64%. What was the main reason for this lopsided Republican victory? Obama.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that only 22% of voters strongly support Obama nationwide, and in Utah I'm guessing that number is high.

Clearfield, UT

"Lucy you have sum splainin to do"... What about "term limits"?

Mr. Matheson, alias the walking, talking constitutional fiscal contradiction. Are you kidding me? "this is not your dads America/Utah" anymore, so don't even think about going down that bankruptcy road. You will never be in a position to bring your fiscal ideology to the State of Utah, you have done enough fiscal damage in the US House of Representatives, can you say downgrade to AA?

He can summon Mr. Ross C Anderson as his LG. to work on ridding Utah of any sign of national defense and space and intelligence agencies as well as Mr. Peter Carroon to negotiate the US surrendering and become fully submitted to the New World Order of communism.

He also would do well to summon [all the other] social progressive fiscal contradictions to serve in cabinet level positions, that way Utah's premier credit rating will be downgraded consistent with The United States rating due to a lack of j o b s and low expectations. What newspapers and magazines are you reading anyway?

Give me a break! No more Mr. Matheson

Midvale, UT

People Matheson is just like every other politician, Stand up on the soap box, and tell the people what they want to hear, and once all you deer in the headlight people go and vote,and he win's, he is saying sucker, all the way to the hill. I tell you when we the people have a politician that can throw political correctness out the window, and force feed the truth down the throats of Senators, and Representatives living in fantasyland, we the people will finally have a voice, and our voice will tell them, that we no longer care for the way you all are doing your job, that business as usual will not cut it. I think that they will feel uneasy knowing that we the people may not be those simpleton deer in the headlights anymore, and actually just might cross the road, and see if there is something better that makes sense. Matheson is not worth a vote. Ask yourself is he making the right decisions, or is he just a business as usual representative, and does he listen to the people,or does he blow them off? For me, he doesn't listen. Vote smart 2012

high school fan
Huntington, UT

if you want this country to straighten up, there is an easy way to do it. All you have to do is remove all the perks from being in washington and they will not stay as long. they have a retirement system that us common folk can only dream about and they only have to be there one term. there health care is far better than ours, make them go just like us. take everybody that does not contribute to social security like government workers and railroad workers and make them contribute just like us and the system will improve. there are remedies but those in washington do not want to make the change, they are coward or power hungry or both, we must get rid of them. i am glad that people will take time to have a thought because that means they care, that is a good thing. this is a great country and this is a great state, we all nedd to keep it that way.

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