He's a good senator overall, but I think he's misread the anger in the
electorate that is about fed up with the government and its incompetence.
Bennett better than Hatch?No way. Bennett is one of the main problems back
in DC. Hatch has been back there too long, but if they were running against each
other, I would vote for Hatch in a heart beat.
He promised us only two terms and now is running for a 4th. To be fair, he is
head and shoulders above Hatch. As for his new book out on religion I admire it
and want to read it, but the cynic in me says if he got the idea in 2002 to
write it, why publish it now, unless it is to be rolled out when he needed
reelection. Bob voted for TARP for which I do honestly admire him. Romney
would have also voted for TARP.
Senator Bennett for standing up against making the next chapter in American
History Chapter 13.
BOB?He's an INCUMBENT.He's a REPUBLICAN.He
votes against AMERICA spending money on her own people.He votes for
700 BILLION + to be spent on Iraq.VOTE FOR BOB.
Just a reminder that apostrophes are not used to make words plural. They make
contractions and possessive forms.Wrong: Senator's like Bennett need
to go.Right: Tenured senators like Bennett are the GOP's last line of
defense against the Democratic super-majority.
Now is the time that we need to kick out the Republicans in the Senate with
tenure, longstanding relationships with their colleagues, committee
chairmanships, and experience and replace them with greenies.This
message brought to you by the Democratic Party.
Obama, Biden, Reid, Pelosi, Barney the Frank, all....allllll.... all are
disastors and must be replaced before they totally destroy this nation.I'm disgusted the Republicans haven't been more agressive......at least Sen.
Bennett has woke up....
Hats off to Mr. Bennett on this one. Where were you when the insane govt. was
passing spending bills that have driven us to the brink of bankruptcy as a
country? We are a Christian nation. If you repent and stop with the same old
spending sins, we might reconcider re-electing you.
There's no such thing as a RINO anymore because all the Republican Party itself
stands for Dick Gephart liberalism. Constitution Party, AIP, and
Liberitariens are the only conservative left.Bob Bennett is a
liberal and bashing a fellow liberal doesn't make himm any more conservative.
Gosh, I had no idea Bennett was running against Obama. Bennett is a lying
weasel. I have lost all respect for him.
vote democrat - its easier than getting a job
I love when the liberals squirm when a conservative calls them out and tells the
To the vociferous know-it-all criticizing Senator Bennett for having "government
run" health care through FEHB. You are completely wrong. I'm a federal
employee as well. Our health plans are not government run! THe government
simply pays for it as an employer-provided benefit, just like private sector.
The government employee can choose from several plans, but it's the private
insurance providing the coverage, not the federal government. So get your facts
straight, people! There is so much disinformation out there. Democrats have
spun this thing into a huge mess in order to make a straw-man to enact their
socialistic plans. If Pelosi care, heaven forbid, is signed into law, it WILL
be federal control of all of our plans, regardless of public or private. If you
loved the government's response to Hurricane Katrina, or getting flu vaccine out
this fall, then you'll absolutely Love Pelosi care, and the huge tax increases
it brings in order to cover Illegal aliens and abortion. (They'll just sneak
those provisions back into the final bill in the conference committee). VOTE
OUT THE DEMOCRATS WHO VOTED FOR THIS BILL!
It is really a shame Bob Bennett et al are rooting for the President to fail.
Because, if the President fails, Americans fails. Did we not learn that from
the Bush administration?It is really a shame Bob Bennett puts his
political party above America.
When you lack merits you are left with vilifying others. Attacking our present,
should have a positive effect on negative conservatives.He needs to hold a
series of whine in throughout Utah were conservatives can communally
The infighting among the GOP is a surefire recipe for their disaster. Their only
interest is re-election, and they will say anything, including half-truths to
reach their goal.Not a one of em cares a lick about you or I.
...health care!He has health insurance through the Federal
Employees' Health Benefits Program AND is eligible for Medicare.OK,
Bennett. IF you are against government-run health care, why haven't you dropped
out of both of those systems?In fact, I challenge ALL politicians
who are against health care reform, to drop their own coverage. Come on, Chaffetz, Hatch, Matheson, Bishop and Bennett. DROP YOUR GOVERNMENT
HEALTH CARE BENEFITS!We dare you! Stand up for what you're saying
or forever be a hypocrite!
This absurdity of no government health care flies in the face of all posters who
will one day use Medicare.Sometimes the logic speaks more to cognitive
dissonance than to awareness.Sad that this once fine leader has
decided that the politics of confusion and ideology is the rhetoric of the
campaign. The time has come for us to put down our ideological swords and focus
on real solutions to the problems of your time. The evolution of knowledge moves
forward, we need to cultivate new leaders who can respond accordingly.
Bob, you can't sell it anymore. We are not buying it anymore. You are on the
list of removal and your buddy Hatch is next!
all I can say is I am dissapointed in Bob Bennett for stooping to the level of
The problem with the idea, "Health-care reform should be based on free-market
principles", is that these principles mean that insurance companies and the
health care industry stand to make the most profit by charging exorbitant
amounts and covering very little. Rather than trying to hurt American's with
these concepts and completely trying to defeat healthcare, perhaps the
Republican party could devise a "non-profit" insurance company.
And to "Bennett is the guy," methinks you give the Eager folks to much
credit. Just because you are anti Bennett doesn't mean you have to be pro Eager.
Bennett's record stands on its own. Why do we keep voting the same idiots into
office so they can get more and more power? They need to remember that they work
for us. Here in Utah, we give our politicians free reign based on their party
affiliation. We need to be watching the foxes who are guarding the henhouse a
little more closely.
He knows this stuff cold, and he's a solid conservative. Nice to see the Eagar
people out in full force, though. Would have been nice if she could have been
just a tiny bit gracious to Mark Shurtleff on his way out. Eagar is
loony. Bridgewater is a three-time loser. Bennett is the guy.
The Congress and Senate and Senator Bob Bennett plus Hatch spend our money on
personal foolishness, anything for a vote. The House of
Representatives think that proving a baseball player took steroids is more
important than the millions of really pressing issues they were elected to deal
with. The whole point boils down to this. The people in Washington
just ain't listening to the people who sent them up there. They turn a deaf ear
to the problems that are eating this nation alive while Henry Waxman and company
follow a television camera around like a dog after a juicy bone. That's not the way it's supposed to work, they're supposed to be =he House of
Representatives. They're supposed to be representing we the people, =nstead
they're grandstanding. If some pitcher who played a couple of years in the
majors and had an undistinguished career had done washtub full of steroids a day
I'll guarantee you Senator Bob Bennett and the Congress couldn't care less.
Bennett yearly has taken hundreds of thousands in campaign contributions from
the banking industry and sits as the head of the senate banking committee ?.
We should thank Bennett for his service, and let him retire. He has got too
liberal for me. He is in the top 10% in spending, has more earmarks than I don't
know who, and thinks he should be bringing home the bacon.I wan't to
keep what I have and not have him spend more than we have to. He
failed us re: Banks, and Healthcare. we need a change.
The man has taken hundreds of thousands in campaign contributions from the
banking industry and sits as the head of the senate banking committee. Talk
about conflict of interest and corruption!
Bennett NEVER spoke here. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has directed nearly
$100,000 from her political action committee to her husband's real estate and
investment firm over the past decade, a practice of paying a spouse with
political donations that she supported banning last year. Financial Leasing
Services Inc. (FLS), owned by Paul F. Pelosi, has received $99,000 in rent,
utilities and accounting fees from the speaker's "PAC to the Future" over the
PAC's nine-year history. The payments have quadrupled since Mr. Pelosi took over
as treasurer of his wife's committee in 2007, Federal Election Commission
records show. FLS is on track to take in $48,000 in payments this year alone -
eight times as much as it received annually from 2000 to 2005, when the
committee was run by another treasurer. Lawmakers' frequent use of campaign
donations to pay relatives emerged as an issue in the 2006 election campaigns,
when the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal gave Democrats fodder to criticize
Republicans such as former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas and Rep.
John T. Doolittle of California for putting their wives on their campaign and
PAC payrolls for fundraising work.
Senator Bob Bennett was NEVER fearlessly confronting the high priests Nobama of
the Church of Liberalism. ACORNS their HIGH god inside their Church of
Liberalism. Though liberalism rejects the idea of God and reviles people of
faith, it bears all the attributes of a religion itself. In Godless, she throws
open the doors of the Church of Liberalism, showing us: its sacraments
(abortion) its holy writ (Roe v. Wade) its martyrs (from Soviet spy Alger Hiss
to cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal) its clergy (public school teachers) its churches
(government schools, where prayer is prohibited but condoms are free) its
doctrine of infallibility (as manifest in the "absolute moral authority" of
spokesmen from Cindy Sheehan to Max Cleland) and its cosmology (in which mankind
is an inconsequential accident) Then, of course, there's the liberal creation
myth: Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. For liberals, evolution is the
touchstone that separates the enlightened from the benighted. But Coulter neatly
reverses the pretense that liberals are rationalists guided by the ideals of
free inquiry and the scientific method.
Isn't that an Oxy-moron? With emphasis on "moron?" So many "progressives"
delude themselves with arrogant elitism that their views are so much more
enlightened than conservatism. It's possible to be so progressive that you run
full-circle, and from a grander view, are actually regressing, especially with
regards to social and economic policies that promote family decay, collective
responsibility versus individual, and emphasizing a top-town governance
otherwise known as a "nanny-state" in its earlier stages, which history has
shown can mestatize quite quickly into fascist or marxist type dictatorships.
Yes, that's what we need more of thse days. More ranting and railing?? I'm
sorry brother chuck, but I have read your rant several times and it doesn't flow
for me. Senator Bennett is a good man who has served the State of Utah well
during his time back there. He is now a powerful member of the Senate
Appropriations Committee and Utah needs all of the help it can get in competing
for its fair share of power and influence in comparison to other states. you
throw him out now after 17 years, Utah has to start all over at the bottom of
the pecking order. there will be no shortage of bright-eyed bushy tailed
ambitious people who believe it's their foreordained right to be a Senator, but
absent a few sour votes, Bennett deserves to be re-elected in my opinion. He
likely only has 1 more term in him anway. Why throw him out right at the Zenith
of his power, influence, experience? Only in Utah would Bennett be considered a
"liberal." That's an absolute joke. He's solidly conservative.
Funny how he runs an anti-government run healtcare bill when he proposed one
himself. I will be very surprised if Bennett makes it out of convention
Bennett's bill, S.391 Healthy Americans Act:(3) COVERAGE FOR FAMILY
PLANNING-(A) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in subparagraph (B), a
health insurance issuer shall make available supplemental coverage for abortion
services that may be purchased in conjunction with enrollment in a HAPI plan or
an actuarially equivalent healthy American plan.(B) RELIGIOUS AND
MORAL EXCEPTION- Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to require a
health insurance issuer affiliated with a religious institution to provide the
coverage described in subparagraph (A).
Bennett started running TV ads last Winter.In March of this year
Senator Bob Bennett was rated one of the ten most liberal Republicans in the
Senate by Human Events based on the American Conservative Union Ratings for
2008. Why Bennett would pay money to convince voters he is Conservative is
Sen. Bennett has HIS finger's in this pie way to long. Vote him out in 2010.
Separation of powers, checks and balances, enumerated powers, independent state
governments, frequent elections, impeachment processes, the right to bear arms,
an independent private sector, property rights, the right to petition government
for redress of grievances, freedoms of speech and press etc, was all created
through Judicial Activist Judge's, and, Special Interest groups plus
bureaucrats, for control of power, through these people. A fine example, of
this, is in a new DVD, that just came out, titled "FOOD, Inc.", a Robert Kenner
film. In it, you'll see the few GIANT's that control everything we do, how we
live and what we are forced to eat etc., these same people have powerful seats,
and are in Congress also, apointed by the President as well, both on the GOP and
Democrat side, and, with these people running the show, we can't and will not be
able to limit government ever, until they are all gone from those seats, no
matter how long we all whine about a smaller government. It's time to stand up,
and, face the truth.
Calling Pete Ashdown.........your progressive/Democratic brethern are eagerly
anticipating your announcement. Just for the record......I still have my
Ashdown yard sign from a couple years ago. It's ready to be deployed at a