If you want to clean up campaigns you need to hold the advertisers accountable.
At present libel and slander do not apply to "famous people". No where
do we need accurate information more than in choosing our elected leaders. If a
candidate or PAC lies then they should be sued.
I find Jim Matheson's ads a little confusing.He touts his
failures... He says he voted against Obamacare... well he failed and
we got Obamacare.He says he voted against the Obama stimulus... well
he failed and we got the Obama stimulus.We also got a trillion
dollar deficit and a 6 trillion dollar increase in the national debt... all
under the watch of Jim Matheson.Jim has failed in his supposed
attempts to protect Utah from Obama's reckless policies... and that is what
he chooses to run on???A strange record to be running on if you ask
me.Time for Jim to move on... he had his chance and he failed.
If you are like me and are tired of the competing claims about Rep. Jim
Matheson's voting record re: ObamaCare, consider the following:For those that think Rep. Matheson helped fight "ObamaCare" when it
passed, think again.Look at what votes he made the last week prior
that helped set up what happened Sunday March 21, 2010. For those that wanted
the bill to pass, he voted against it, for those that wanted it to fail, he
voted to suspend the rules so it could pass.Look at votes 129, 130,
as well as votes 159, 160, 162 and 163He did the same thing months
before:Look at votes 881, 882, 884, 885, 886, 887The
legislature didn't redistrict Rep. Matheson out of the 2nd district. He
lives in the current 2nd and new 2nd district. The new 2nd district and 4th
district are reportedly both as republican as his current district. He chose to
run in the 4th district because he resides in Utah and the US constitution
doesn't say he has to run in his own district. Unless he moves, he
won't be able to vote for himself this fall.
$3.5 Million add was a waste. Matteson has to go which he was and is lying too
Howard S. There are over 400 serving in the house of representatives. One vote
doesn't count for much. I have seen the ads, my opinion is they are both
misleading. Political spin is nothing new. LBJ ran an ad implying that Barry
Goldwater would start a nuclear war. It is up to the voters to make better
choices. Utah used to lead the nation in voter turnout, now we are among the
lowest. Wouldn't have amything to do with all the negative campaigning and
extreme partisanship would it. Didn't think so.
Howard S! Don't confuse the voters with facts, Matheson's record of
support of Obama is shameful, he belongs to the social progressives all the way,
time for him to go, he has corrupted the system, and is giving the other 1% a
bad name.A progressive calling foul, oh brother!Besides he needs to
show Mia a little, if you will....LOVE.
"Time for Jim to move on... he had his chance and he failed."That's a fine position to take as long as you're also willing to
apply the same standard to Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz. They were also there
and "failed" on those things as well. Time for them to move on too.
Matheson voted for Nancy Pelosi.Enough said!
@NeilT"Utah used to lead the nation in voter turnout, now we are
among the lowest. Wouldn't have amything to do with all the negative
campaigning and extreme partisanship would it. Didn't think so."I don't think so. What it has to do with is simple: Utahans (for
whatever reason) vote overwhelmingly Republican. If I want to vote for a
Democrat, my candidate doesn't stand a chance, and my vote means little.
And, if I want to vote for a Republican - well, everybody is voting for the
Republican, so my vote means little.Utahans have figured out that
their votes don't matter. So why bother?
I totally disagree with Matheson claiming he has more negative ads against him
than Mia does; I get multiple mailings every week from the Democrats spouting
negative statements against Mia. Matheson says in one of his ads, "I support
Obama" -- enough said. Anyone who could support that poor example of a
president will NOT get my vote!
Jim Pelosi, or Nancy Matheson. We can't tell. Matheson =
Pelosi/Reid/ObamaMatheson = Negative adsMatheson = time
for a job in the private sector.Go Mia Love, a breath to fresh air
for District 4.
@mytymouse69Thank you for your thoughtful comments regarding The
President of The United States of America.
I learned many years in Communication graduate school the following truism.
"Some kinds of communication brought to the attention of some kinds of
people under some kinds of conditions have some kind of effects." It all
depends of your frame of reference, what you believe, what your core instincts
tell you. From my perspective, this current race is between a good choice (Mia
Love) and the best choice (Jim Matheson). For those like me who will vote for
Matheson, we have our reasons and will act accordingly. For those who will vote
for Mia Love, they have their reasons and will also take action. But I feat that
consequence should she win. I regret that this race has deteriorated
into a negative fight from both sides. I point out that the Republicans see an
opportunity to oust an Democrat opponent who has embarassed them for 12 straight
years, winning in strong GOP districts. It's party politics that is at the
fore front. It's too bad since Matheson has tried his best to not act that
way. Mia Love is not his opponent, it's the GOP establishment that wants
to drive the nails in Matheson's coffin.
@The RockActually, Mattheson voted AGAINST Pelosi being the minority
@Thomas PaineActually Mattheson voted FOR Pelosi as Majority Leader!
Look at it this way: any vote for Matheson is a vote for Pelosi. Hopefully BO
will not be there so that side of the issue is of no consequence.
Look at it this way. Jim Matheson wasn't standing up for Utah when
Obamacare went through. He did not even know where he stood. A strong opinion
against Obamacare would have given him credibility. He lost credibility by not
taking a stand. Agree with her or not you know where Mia stands on issues and
that is truly refreshing. She has the support of our entire house and many of
Bottom Line = If Jim Matheson wanted to continue as a Congressman for Utah, he
should have switched to the Republican Party a year or so ago! Sorry Jim, too