What a scoop! Cantor backs Romney! Whoda thunk it? BTW, did Colin Powell say
It's fascinating how a Republican candidate for office from any state gets
to Washington and no longer is a representative from that state but instantly
becomes another cyborg drone in the Republican machine. It must be something
unique to those people who become Republican to suddenly see themselves as
suddenly something larger than their campaign promises to represent their
constituents.Of course, there is the argument that merging with the
Republican body politic is the same as representing one's constituency in
Utah, but it's weird that these candidates lose regional autonomy for the
sake of Party. Maybe this is why Republicans are so disciplined in coalescing
around Party ideology, essentially voting as a bloc on various issues or
obstructing certain issues that the Party hierarchy had decided upon, rather
than represent people.With the rise of the Tea Party as the
influencial core of the Republican Party, it is understandable that a candidate
in Utah, graced with Tea Party support, would, eventually, become another in a
line of worker bees in the national conservative movement. And in Utah all
Republican candidates must have the approval of movement conservatives if they
want to enjoy a political career.
It is good to see that Representative Matheson has a couple of supporters but
just as he does in Congress, they are out of his district and can't vote
for him.That is the problem for Matheson is he chose to be in the
district he doesn't live in. If he sold his home and moved, then people
may choose to vote for a person that lives in their district. It is sort of
like a carpetbagger from Arkansas moving to New York and due to name recognition
becomes a U.S. Senator for awhile.The Democrats want to win the
House back and put Nancy Pelosi in, if nothing else as an irritant for Romney if
he wins or push the agenda, hidden but now written in 20 photographic
Presidential pictures for 3 million people's library as a limited edition.
I don't know if he signed any of them to make money as a collector's
item. However, he chose not to accept $5M for his favorite ACORN charity.Mia Love will do a great job in Congress but it is hard for a freshman
to make very many big decisions as elections are quick.
Can't(or)/obstruct has been a disaster for America.He's
been wonderful for repubs.Majority Leader in a House with a single
digit favorability rating...Marvelous.
The irony (read: hypocrisy) is Mia Love is not even a Conservative - though she
claims to be. She balanced her city budget not by cutting government, but by
raising taxes - three times! It continues to amaze me people are taken in by
what she says and don't look at what she does. Actions speak louder than
Re: Mark B Eureka, CA"What a scoop! Cantor backs Romney!"When Mitt Romney said goodbye after the 2002 Winter Olympics were over he left
$100 million in the bank. How many hundred billion is the state of California
paying interest on? (Answer is $617.6 billion plus or minus a few odd billion.)
Marky,Who is Colin Powell?
The tea party common sense that wants to trash the economy and obstruct to
assume power? This radical right wing agenda will be the downfall of Romney.
Mia brings in the NFL and Matheson brings in the 2A.
ute alumni said: "Marky, Who is Colin Powell?"I see your adhering
to the Republican strategy of quickly forgetting there last administration ever
existed, bush who? colin powell, Funny how quickly conservatives
institute revisionist history.
When I hear people say or indicate that the Tea Party will bring the downfall of
what our United States of America standard of the Bill of Rights, Constitution
and Declaration of Independence means to the world, it is amazing that people
can think that. Those people haven't read any of those documents, if they
believe that way.Government is for the people and by the people. It
is not just our leaders we elected. The leaders we elect raise their hands and
swear that they will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of
America. The Tea Party people have seen a President that supposedly has an
advanced degree in Constitutional law. If he does, he has used that degree to
bend and get around the principles our forefathers espoused. He has put several
people of his choice on the Supreme Court who listens to him and obeys him. He
will put several more on that highest court of our nation if elected again.The Tea Party people were upset with what they have seen from this
President. He wanted Governor Romney to put out his plans so he could attack
them like he did BinLaden.
Hey, Alum - Who's Meat Loaf? PS - Just how do you get someone on the
Supreme Court to "obey" when the appointment is for LIFE?
Mark B,Apparently you haven't read or been taught to understand
the US Constitution.I suggest you read it first before making any
comments on the Supreme Court.
Thinkman said: Mia brings in the NFL and Matheson brings in the 2A.So in your world little to no experience as mayor of small town = NFLThe
professional with experience and a proven record of voting his conscience =
little league I totally get it now man?With analogies
like that it's no wonder the radio can mislead you.
Romney's vision is sharper then the Solyndra president.
I may have been mistaken but there may be unhappy or dissatisfied people that
came to Utah from either Arkansas, New York, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Idaho or Iowa, I
am not sure which place.If these people are dissatisfied, it seems
like they wouldn't have moved to Utah, which is such a good place to live,
with family oriented neighborhoods, activities of all kinds for families, most
of the land in Utah being owned by the federal and state government and people
sworn to protect our land, plenty of places to worship and meditate and find joy
and happiness.There are a lot of people in other countries who would
love to have just one percent of the peace and tranquility that we enjoy in
Utah.I am glad Governor Romney helped Utah's common sense in
his life outside of Utah and he will hopefully become our President of the
United States of America.Thank goodness for good people who will
share their desire for defending the Constitution of the United States of
America. Even though he wasn't in the military, he has done a lot of good
for our country, nation, and world by being in dedicated.
"I see your adhering to the Republican strategy of quickly forgetting there
last administration ever existed, bush who? colin powell"At
least conservatives can admit when they made a mistake (I don't think Bush
was as bad as people make him out to be, especially when compared to 4 years of
Obama). Democrats, on the other hand, still support Obama (at least in
part).Who is more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?
"Mitt Romney's 'common sense' vision would serve Utah well,
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says"============= Really?Which one(s)? -- He has a completely different one everyday.
Of course Cantor would say that. He's a Republican campaigning for another
Republican.BUT that doesn't make what he says true.
President Obama's campaign has painted their opponents with all different
magical paint that makes the opponents look evil, disgusting and distasteful to
people that appeal to Obama. Obama did that with Hillary, his chief
rival in the Democratic field. She finally gave in to his tactics after having
gone through that with her husband. After a month of the Benghazi incident, she
finally said she was responsible, the day before Obama's 3rd debate. It is not only Republicans he paints differently to make him look good
and unreproachable. He did that with one of our most dedicated and
distinguished military POWs and a serving Senator John McCain in 2008. John
McCain should have received respect from a fellow freshman and very junior
Senator. Obama's method is as if he is playing street ball where there is
no diplomacy.He attacks our country with words and deeds when he
visits foreign nations. He joins in with their hatred toward our country,
bowing to a Prince of another nation. He chooses his words very selectively,
not like his Vice President. The President doesn't acknowledge he ever has
a Syntax or parsing problem. He knows what he does.
Rifleman: Mitt Romney secured 1.3 BILLION dollars from the federal government
for the Salt Lake Olympics and he and his cohorts took huge bonuses while
taxpayers were left to pay for the bail-out. Bain Capital also enjoyed a
government bail-out at one point. The hypocrisy never stops. They want smaller
government until they are in need. Paul Ryan also applied for and received
bail-out money in his state on behalf of businesses. If you are going to
criticize this admin, at least make sure you are not guilty of doing that which
you criticize. And JWB, Obama is merely treating other
country's leaders with respect after the Bush/Cheney machine ran roughshod
over our reputation abroad and shamed America with their tough swaggering cowboy
JWB : Can you give specific examples where President Obama's administration
is not adhering to the constitution? I hear that a lot, but nobody seems to be
able to give examples. If you watch Fox News, President Obama is made out to be
the epitome of evil, also with no specifics. I don't know why having
affordable health care for everybody is a bad thing. Governor Romney has laid
out no plan that he would implement as president to provide health care to those
who cannot afford it currently. Paul Ryan was able to go to college because of
Social Security after his father died, and now he wants to pull that safety net
out from under other people. I see more people falling into poverty if Mitt
Romney and Paul Ryan are elected. Their orientation is to become wealthy, but
not everybody is able to do that, so we have a very few who are very wealthy,
and many, many who are desperate and poor in our future. Their quality of life
would decrease.Everybody should try expanding the number of places from
whence they get information.
At one time slavery was excepted as a normal part of life, until some with a
vision changed things.Today it's normal for many to have
government take from the working man and redistribute it. Many have excepted
stealing, lying, and covetousness as a way of life, and expect government to do
this for them, with the excuse of providing a living.Some day
leaders with a vision will recognize this, and will help us be responsible for
our care. This is what made America great.
Guess it depends on what Mitt would be President? We have seen so many different
Mitt's the last year and have no idea who the real one is? I kind of doubt
he even knows anymore, he has changed his positions so many times!