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Published: Thursday, July 18 2013 5:31 p.m. MDT

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the truth
Holladay, UT

Sounds like Matheson is either weak or naïve,

or unwilling to stand for something and risk being labeled.

Constantly compromising is not a solution or answer, rolling over for everyone nothing good will come of it.

Esquire
Springville, UT

The No Labels movement is laudable in concept, but it is a pipe dream. Starting with Newt Gingrich and his "destroy the other side" approach, to Denny Hastert's policy of not allowing votes on legislation unless the majority of Republicans supported it (thus negating the votes of the minority), to the radical right wing of the GOP that refuses to compromise even if it literally harms the country and its people, the Republican Party is what is wrong with the country. Until the GOP starts thinking about the people instead of wealthy special interests, things will only get worse and Matheson will be irrelevant. It would be worse, though, to elect Love. We see the dysfunction of the GOP House, and there is no point to contribute to the mess.

hnoel
Layton, UT

Of course reasonable compromise is the much-needed solution or answer. Our very form of government, with all its revered documents, is a product of compromise. For the past years we have seen what intransigence has done for us. I applaud Huntsman, Matheson, and all who are trying to get something done.

hnoel
Layton, UT

Perhaps Esquire is right....No Labels may be a pipe dream. But I hope it gets a good chance to play out and see how effective it is. Something has to counter the extremes we find in both parties.

Moabmom
Moab, UT

Looks like the No Labels movement is the political version of the Coexist bumper sticker. It's nothing more than progressives trying to "re-brand" themselves...again, hoping we won't notice what they are doing. Nice try.

m.g. scott
clearfield, UT

Esquire, you are a perfect example of what's wrong with politics today. Thanks for making Jims point. And thanks for showing why nothing gets done in Congress. No one wants to be called names and then asked to work with the name callers.

Jory
payson, utah

Hello, we need labels. Labels help you quickly decide things. Like bonds. If some bods didn't have the Label of junk, investors could lose a lot of money. If someone doesn't have the label as a Muslim: you wouldn't know to not offer that person pork. People use labels to make decisions faster. We label some schools as Ivy league. We label some foods as organic. It gives us a quick description on that item without having to spend a couple hours describing the object.

David
Centerville, UT

Esquire, you think Democrats behave any differently regarding special interests, a "destroy the other party" mentality, and an inability to compromise (think Obamacare)?

Regardless of Mattheson's votes and positioning himself to be independent, he remains liberal enough, and fails to represent a majority of Utahns enough, to vote for Pelosi as Speaker of the House. House and Senate leadership controls the bills that go before the respective bodies. When Mattheson votes for Pelosi he completely fails to represent most Utahns.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Matheson is just trying to run from the label that best fits him so he can once again deceive Utah voters.

The No Labels movement is laudable in concept, but it is a pipe dream. Starting with the “Borking” of Reagan’s SCOTUS nominee (LOOOONG before Newt Gingrich), Dan Rostenkowski and his "destroy the other side" approach, to harry reid's policy of not allowing votes on ANY legislation (thus negating the votes of the minority), to the radical left wing of the dem party that refuses to support BO’s compromise with Boehner even if it literally harms the country and its people, the Democrat Party is what is wrong with the country.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

...like the Fiscal Cliff compromise which accomplished nothing.
We have two very different mindsets regarding America. We need contrast, not consensus.

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