Published: Wednesday, Oct. 3 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
Imagine that, an elected Democrat deciding to caucus with the Democrats. Obviously the voters of the old 2nd district thought he represented
"Utah values" (whatever that means) because the continued to re-elect
him, or are they not part of Utah?The new fourth district now gets
to make that distinction.
Funny thing: after the last election, Matheson did NOT vote for Nancy Pelosi as
Speaker. So, the premise of this letter is wrong.
"Rep. Jim Matheson keeps crowing about Utah values, but when the House meets
to organize at the start of every Congress, he votes to caucus with the
Democrats."Well yeah... because on the ballot it says he's
a Democrat. I mean... it's pretty straight-forward.
Michael, when you repeat the phrase "Utah values" you are speaking code
for North Temple. I personally prefer to join the nation in progressing through
the 21st century rather that going back to the 19th.
So he should run as a democrat and get elected by the people of his district as
a democrat then turn his back on the people that voted him into office as a
democrat and caucus with republicans?
EVERY Congressmen is elected to represent the people of his STATE, not the
people of his district. There is no Constitution subdivision of a State.
Representatives are allocated according to population, not to
"districts".Jim Matheson has not served the people of the
State of Utah. He has served a small minority of the people of Utah who agreed
with his principles of taxing others to pay for their personal welfare. He
supported Obamacare, no matter how many times he denies it. Had he had the
back-bone to stand up for the Constitution, instead of standing with Ms. Pelosi,
we would not have to repeal Obamacare.He stands for big government.
He stands for government handouts. He stands for SOMEBODY ELSE PAYING for those
costs. No man that I know would expect a neighbor to be taxed for
his own personal utilities or mortgage, yet that is exactly what Jim Matheson is
doing. He agrees with Mr. Pelosi and with Obama that students should not have
to pay for their own college tuition. He wants to gives away something of
great value to those who will not work for it.He deserves to be
Excuse me, but since when do you have to be a Republican to have values! Pat
yourselves on the back. You must really think a lot of yourselves. You
don't care about the poor. You don't care about the phsically or
mentally handicapped. After all, they make our government to big! Guess what,
the first people you pick on are the ones who need us the most. Oh yeah,
republicans preach and preach and preach, but their actions show what their
values truly are.See, doesn't it sound stupid to acuse one party of not
having values! There are good people with values in both parties. I am sick of
people slamming this stuff in my face. I am a democrat and I do have values. You
need to look in the mirror. Maybe some of your own values need improvement
Huh? What's wrong with what Matheson is doing? Where was this letter
writer's outrage when Chaffetz, Hatch, etc all went to Republican caucuses?
Oh, i get it, it's okay to hang out with your party... As long
as it's Republican? Awesome. What great logic...
Shocking! He actually caucused with Democrats! How could he! Who knows who
he'll caucus with next!
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