HVHyou didn't answer the question. what you refer to as
gerrymandering does not prevent matheson from running in the district where he
lives.So I ask again, why does matheson not run in the district
where he lives?and no, I am not justifying Chaffetz for living
outside his former district, though it sounds as if isrred and Howard Beal are.
Matheson voted for that horrible, special interest favoring atrocity called the
ARRA. I will not be voting for him come November.
"why doesn't Matheson run in the district where he lives?"Did you ask the same of Jason Chaffetz his first two terms in Congress?
lost in DC: when Jason Chafetz won his election he didn't live in his
district either. What is good for the goose is good for the gander i guess...
The media has been telling us for years that the CoC is conservative. Those of
us who've watched them cave to various liberal causes over those years,
most notably the open border policy of the radical left, have stated
otherwise.Fortunate for me, I now have a reason not to pay them
The U.S. chamber of commerce from their endorsement seems to have no problem
with massive budget deficits and a lowering of our former triple A rating. Maybe
when we finally fall off the fiscal cliff will they realize that supporting any
Democrat, even a so-call blue dog one will still lead us to fiscal calamity. No
matter what Jim Matheson says, he will still caucus with the Democrats and Nancy
Pelosi. That endorsement is not a fair one, it is a stupid one.
lost in DC said:atl134,why doesn't Matheson run in the district
where he lives?Gerrymandering, you know, the opposite of what
RedShirt describes as "Fair"Why are the Republicans so
afraid of Jim? Why else would they have secret meetings and charge the
democrats $15,000 to see what they discussed secretly while pretending to do the
atl134,why doesn't Matheson run in the district where he lives?
To "atl134" actually the redistricting in Utah was set up so that each
district had roughly the same cross section of people with it. In other words,
they made them equal. If Matheson can't win running in an race where
things are equal, why should he be elected. What you and so many liberals and
Democrats want is a special district set up so that your pet candidate does not
have to run against the ideals that the majority of Utah have.
@firstamendmentUh... Matheson ran in that district because Republicans
gerrymandered his old district to be electorally unfavorable to him. His
decision had nothing to do with Mia who still had to win the nomination.
firstadmendment, I believe Matheson announced he was running in the 4th district
long before Mia became the candidate.I think it's interesting
that the Chamber didn't even consider endorsing Mia. Shows the level of
care they took in reaching their decision.
How tough are things for the GOP this year?They're allocating
national TV time to try to win a race in UTAH.
I lost a lot of respect for Matheson when he went out of his way (and district)
to run against Mia. It seems he is trying to keep her out of office. I wonder
what his motivation is. Possibly the same as those who spend their time here
attacking anything Conservative, religious (especially LDS) or anyone who wants
to keep traditional marriage as a foundation.
Well I hope the convention goes well as far as everyone being okay is concerned,
since it looks like TD9-soon-to-be-Isaac might make an appearance. Some of the
forecast models have it heading for Florida. Other models have the storm going
east or west though, and it is a week long forecast. @Mountanman"Sort of takes the “war on women” façade wind right out
of the Democrat’s sails to have articulate, self made, accomplished,
beautiful, very conservative African American woman speak to America!"Having Mia Love speak does nothing to change the legislation Republicans
try and pass.
Mountanman,the black caucus will NOT accept her. ANY person of color who
holds a conservative view is considered an Uncle Tom (or the female
equivalent)HVH,thanks for again confirming the tolerance of
Are Utah Republicans hunting down and destroying the last Nephite? Hang in there
To "Happy Valley Heretic" I feel bad for you, and the fact that you have
fallen for the lies of the liberals. Fortunately history shows that the GOP
(over the past 70 years) has been far more supportive of civil rights than the
liberals have been.You can choose to believe the liberals, or
history, but you can't believe both. Go and do some research about how the
GOP has helped minorities and women more than your beloved Democrats.
Let's reveal some realities of political theater here.Big
lobbying outfits "invest" in political races in hopes of getting
favorable action on their pet projects if the candidate they back wins. Many
actually contribute to BOTH candidates to hedge their bets.Some
normally right leaning groups like the Chamber of Commerce and the National
Rifle Association (and probably many others) like to be seen as non-partisan, so
they go out of their way to endorse Democrats whenever they find one who is not
too bad. Also. the NRA will ALWAYS endorse an incumbent even if a challenger is
equally qualified. Why? Because historically incumbents nearly always win, so
odds favor their keeping influence by sticking with the incumbent.Therefore, we should expect the Chamber, the NRA, and some other respected
groups to come out in favor of Matheson, despite Mia Love's outstanding
qualifications and principles.However, that does not mean that we
voters should ignore common sense, and what we actually see in the candidates
and be herded like sheep to vote as special interests tell us, be they the
newspaper or the Chamber, or the NRA.I will be proud to vote for Mia
Well, with everyone else turning them down, or not invited because the
tent's even smaller this year, this is really no surprise, mia's safe,
she only repeats what she's told. The republicans are scraping the barrel
for support.RedShirt said: "How can this be? The democrats tell
me that the GOP hates women and minorities, now they have invited a female
minority person to be their keynote speaker?"They do! But some
people are falling for this charade anyway.
Mia Love also hates women and minorities.
How can this be? The democrats tell me that the GOP hates women and minorities,
now they have invited a female minority person to be their keynote speaker? I
guess the Democrats are wrong once again.
This lady is a total STAR!!Go Mia!!!
What an effective, powerful and wonderful strategy to have her speak at the
Republican convention! Sort of takes the “war on women” façade
wind right out of the Democrat’s sails to have articulate, self made,
accomplished, beautiful, very conservative African American woman speak to
America! I wonder how the Black Caucus in Washington will accept her.
This is terrific! Just the product the GOP needs to succeed! Success!