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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 17 2012 12:19 p.m. MST

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patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

To Jamshid Ghazi Askar, try to show a little bit - just a little bit - of non-partisan journalism here. Your liberal leaning ideology makes your articles better suited to east coast liberals instead of Rocky Mountain conservatives. Recall the 2010 mid term elections and the united opposition to Obama and the democrat's - 2012 is going to be WORSE for your beloved liberals. Folks have been waiting for nearly 4 miserable years to re-cast their mistaken vote on 2008 and throw Obama and his fellow radicals out the door. You talk about Mitt Romney but who you should be talking about is the REAL leading candidate and his name is ABO (Anybody But Obama). Yes ABO is who all conservatives and a majority of independents want as well as many "unemployed democrat's". ABO is gaining more and more momentum as well as Obama continues to flounder in his experimental presidency.

CottageCheese
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

I agree with both comments made above, particularly the one about the media.

Mainstream media is attempting to show weakness, unhappiness, frustration, and distrust within the GOP. Why? Because the mainstream media's homeboy is Obama.

They have difficulty attacking proposed policies, procedures and legislation becuase it is all sound. What are they left with to attack? People and parties.

Tune into MSNBC and watch for 5 minutes. Thats all it takes for my point to be validated. They discuss nothing but people and parties and attack each personally and intimately. They do not talk about policy, issues, and their reprocussions and consequences.

Barf.

Still Blue after all these years
Kaysville, UT

Romney will turn out to be more conservative than many think. He's anything buy dumb. He knows the deficit and national debt have to be turned around. Face facts, Gingrich and Santorum are not chasing the social conservative vote. They are chasing the evangelical who don't like Mormon's vote. That's hardly a plurality of republicans.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@patriot
"Folks have been waiting for nearly 4 miserable years to re-cast their mistaken vote on 2008 and throw Obama and his fellow radicals out the door."

Polling shows Obama leading every Republican candidate by half a dozen or more points except Romney who Obama leads by 2 points.

eagle651
Chino Valley, AZ

And we want to let these kind of people be our leaders. No wonder Congress is so ineffective.

1conservative
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

@"patriot and "cottagecheese"

I AGREE wholeheartedly. Romney's biggest impediment to a sure election is a media that is totally biased against anything Republican.

This Presidential election will be a big test of whether Americans want to be victimized and "dumbed down" by the lamestream media.

I don't think that Americans are near as stupid as the MSM believes them to be!

Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

CI: "The GOP has a pretty clear goal of ending the misguided policies of Obama..."

Which is why conservatives aren't getting any traction with the substantial majority of American voters who consider themselves to be "moderates."

The only goal the GOP has clearly articulated is that they seek to make Obama as ineffective as possible.

They don't actually have anything resembling workable alternative solutions to the myriad pressing problems we face as a nation - just an endless call for defeating Obama (and ever more tax cuts for millionaires).

That unhelpful message isn't giving middle-of-the-road Americans much confidence in the ability of the GOP to run the country.

1conservative
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

@"Blue"

That's because Obama IS the main impediment to making progress. He controls the Senate and has the power of the veto.

We ALL realize he's great at shifting blame to ANYONE ELSE BUT HIM, but at the end of the day, he SHOULD be leading.

He's not!

BTW - Obama and the Demos. complaints about "tax cuts for millionaires" isn't the issue.
The issue is government spending more than they have. It would make NO DIFFERENCE whatsoever if "millionaires" were taxed at 99% rate, the government would spend all that and more!

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@1conservative
"That's because Obama IS the main impediment to making progress. "

No he's not. The Republicans filibustering everything to help create jobs is the main impediment to making progress. Their stubborn refusal to add any revenue is why deficit deals are small. Democrats have been willing to put entitlements on the table if taxes are put on it too.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

re:atl134

Exactly my point. Let's see what were Obama's poll numbers among independents back in 2008??
Hmmm, seems to me they were somewhere in the 66% in favor and now they are nearing 30%... that is a whopping 50% change for the KEY independent voters who - as I said - were fooled in 2008 but won't be fooled again in 2012. These independent voters can't wait to re-cast their vote and right the wrong of 2008. As I mentioned also - the liberal media kept saying that the 2010 mid-terms were going to be razor close. Yes all the so-called polls said it as was too close to call. The 2010 mid terms ended up being a LANDSLIDE for the GOP not only in congress but also in governor races all across the nation. 2012 will be the same for your Dem's - only worse. As people enter the voting booth in November the 800 lb gorilla in the room is going to be the economy and I can't think of too many unemployed democrat's that are going to vote for 4 more years of unemployment with Obama - can you??

a bit of reality
Shawnee Mission, KS

@ Still Blue after all these years | 12:48 p.m. Jan. 17, 2012
You said, "Romney will turn out to be more conservative than many think. He's anything buy dumb. He knows the deficit and national debt have to be turned around."

If he faces those facts, he'll raise taxes and cut the defense department. Being conservative and responibly dealing with reality went out of fasion with George H. W. Bush.

Thinkin\' Man
Rexburg, ID

The headline is prejudicial. As long as there is more than 1 candidate, the party will be "divided." The headline implies some sort of ideological divide that does not exist.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

GOP is still looking for "Anybody BUT Romney".
The media doesn't divide the GOP, religions zealotry does, and will continue to.
Because part of being conservative is not looking for common ground, but why
your religion (or party) is the only correct religion and all others are an abomination.

The tent continues to shrink, as the party of corporate control continues to be exposed for the
destruction of America that started with reaganomics, one of the biggest jokes played on the American people.
Trickle down, torrent up redistribution of the middle class to the wealthy.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"The Republicans filibustering everything to help create jobs is the main impediment to making progress. Their stubborn refusal to add any revenue is why deficit deals are small. Democrats have been willing to put entitlements on the table if taxes are put on it too."

For one, you haven't considered how much Obama's job-creating bills will cost the nation. If I'm hungry, I'm not going to be spending $20 for a loaf of bread unless I am desperate (and we are not to that point just yet). Two, you make it sound like the Republicans are only trying to cut revenue, when in fact they want to bring balance by cutting spending. Democrats, on the other hand, want to increase spending and then increase revenue to compensate.

I hate to break it to you, but the Republican plan makes more sense considering how much debt we are in already. Needlessly adding more is just stupid. Besides, isn't that why the Democrats hate Bush so much? How hypocritical!

Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

Twitter polls (yeah, I know, not official) had Ron Paul winning this debate overwhelmingly. I saw the debate and after 40 minutes of shunning Dr. Paul, this hostile panel finally asked him tough and somewhat demeaning questions and he smoked the panel and the other candidates (in my humble opinion). Regardless of who you choose to vote for, I implore you; read the text of this article. Look at the picture that goes along with this article.

Is someone missing? Why? What is mainstream media afraid of?

1conservative
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

Obama wouldn't have needed Republican support (although he would have gotten it)to approve the Keystone pipeline which would have provided approx. 20k jobs.

If Obama demanded stronger and tougher enforcement of illegal alien workers being here taking American jobs, (or allowed the states to enforce immigration)wouldn't that have provided more jobs for working Americans?

He didn't need Congressional approval for either of those things.

Why didn't he DO those things if he actually wanted jobs for Americans?

Then there's the issue of employers being afraid to hire workers due to Obamacare costs.

Most of us conservatives believe he only wants more jobs for government employees.
Thats what we're seeing so far in his Presidency.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@RivertonCougar
"I hate to break it to you, but the Republican plan makes more sense considering how much debt we are in already. "

No it's not. Romney's tax and defense policies alone increase the deficit ~200-250 billion a year (his tax policy is 180 billion of it, I don't know exactly what defense spending increases he wants, just that he wants increased defense spending so I'll call it 20-70 billion or 3-10% of defense spending increase). The only way to reign in the deficit is to cut spending AND raise taxes while with Romney you need massive spending cuts just to get to Obama level deficits.

Mc
West Jordan, UT

In the debate last night Newt Gingrich didn't mention something about his 13 year-old daughter's first job as a janitor. The rest of the story is the reason why she was given that job at the church that she attended with her single mom and sister. Their pastor and congregation did all they could to take care of the family because her father was a deadbeat dad. Gingrich did everything he could to avoid paying child support and alimony while his family lived on the generosity of their church.

Newt may be right about poor kids needing to learn to work. Seems like all kids need to learn that and maybe rich kids have a harder time learning it than poor kids. But what we don't need is another government program interfering with how local school districts run their schools or clean their schools.

Cougar Blue
N. Las Vegas, NV

Is anybody else sick and tired of people refering to the main stream media as liberal leaning? All you have to do is follow the money and see who owns the TV networks, etc. and it sure isn't the liberals with but one exception. Your senseless rhetoric is indeed becoming very tiresome. If you don't have a voiable plan, by all means blame the liberal (as it were) media. What a joke.

awsomeron
Waianae, HI

If for no other reason it provides jobs. Teaches work ethics and job skills, such as showing up, doing workyou may not want to do. (Clean the Vomit). Above all working with people you may not want to work with.

Also it can say, I better not drop out, and I better go to college or I may be doing this the rest of my life.

I would hold to Min Wage Rules and perhaps a lot of people working short work weeks with No Sundays Work.

My Son who is now 23 works most Sundays in Retail, I would not stand for it and his still living at home, and did not when he was a teenager.

However iin our society which is weak that we can't keep from shopping 1 day a week and its work Sunday or have No Job and it darn hard to get a job evan with College Credits, you have to kind of give in, if you want your kid working and moving on.

Now he can finally learn to Drive and take someone out and pay for the Slurpee.

Jobs for Youth are Vital.
Do Not the Members clean the Church.

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