Mia Love says, 'I don't believe in labels'


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  • bradleyc Layton, UT
    Nov. 18, 2013 11:53 a.m.

    I like the Tea Party. I think we should work on growing it larger. This country needs lower taxes, fewer government programs and control of the money closer to the people.

  • TWfromAL Harvest, AL
    Nov. 18, 2013 8:17 a.m.

    As a conservative from Alabama I will be sending a donation to Mia Love's campaign. Her victory will send a unique message to the people of Alabama. First: It will put a crack in the "white male Mormon Utah" stereotype that Utah is known for out here. Second: Make History-- The first black female Republican in the House of Representatives. Lastly: Black, Female, Mormon, Conservative!

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 17, 2013 2:05 p.m.

    She doesn't believe in labels (such as tea party)? When she was running last time she didn't seem to mind such labels. What has changed?

  • kevinhey Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 17, 2013 12:15 p.m.

    So for everyone who is purposely misunderstanding, she is fighting the tactic of labeling her a tea partier to the exclusion of everything else she stands for and believes. What Matheson is trying to do is call her a Tea Partier as a way to dismiss her. Actually, a lot of people here appear to be doing that. It isn't fair and it is exactly what everyone is accusing the tea party of doing when they dismiss out of hand anything the democrats say and do. It is the empty headed method that has become modern politics. It gives the debate more of a middle school timbre and stymies real discussion.

  • Cletus from Coalville Coalville, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 1:10 p.m.

    "So, claim obama doubled the debt. I dare you. Because, it is a lie."

    Pagan--not sure where you come up with this kind of talk, but here are the facts:

    By the Obama administration's own projections, the debt will reach a predicted $20.3 trillion by the end of Obama's last full year in office. Approximately $9.7 trillion of that total will have been racked up during the Obama years, meaning that Obama's debt, by itself, will be nearly equivalent to the combined debt of every previous president in American history.

    I hope you are not saying Obama's claims are a lie.

    Furthermore, according to FactCheck.org, the amount that the federal government owes the public is set to double as well:

    "The Obama administration has projected an annual deficit of $750 billion in the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, and $626 billion the year after." FactCheck wrote in its third quarter update. "At that rate, the debt owed to the public will more than double during the Obama presidency."

  • Downtime Saint George, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 10:20 a.m.

    Here is one label from which she can never run: Politician.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 9:26 a.m.

    To "NeilT" I have, and it isn't that hard. I just tell them that I will be paying cash (in this case credit card) then I pay for it. I used to have a dentist that gave a 10% discount if you paid with cash. I have heard of other Doctors and clinics doing the same because it saves them that much when they don't have to deal with insurance companies.

  • Mike in Sandy Sandy, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 9:01 a.m.

    HER label is "can't think for myself, lock-step marching tea party clone."

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 15, 2013 8:44 a.m.

    We have the remake of Mike Lee and the remake of Mia Love, can the remake of Jason Chaffetz be far behind? Funny how Utah Congress persons and want to be congress persons are running from the tea party.

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 7:44 a.m.

    Red Shirt MIT. Try getting healthcare without health insurance. Enough said

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Nov. 15, 2013 6:52 a.m.

    @Bruce in San Jose - you claim

    "You misrepresent the FACTS. Obamacare, fraudulently named the Affordable Care Act, specifically voids ALL preexisting health insurance policies by requiring all policies to now contain "features and benefits" for which the majority of policy holders do not want or need. "

    This is completely false statement. I just renewed my insurance policy..... and had to make no changes because it already covered everything mandated. The vast majority of plans out there already cover the minimums. i can point to at least 13,000 plans in my own company that required no adjustments... so your statement is false.

    As to your statement "eatures and benefits for which the majority of policy holders do not want or need."... well duh... most plans do. I don't need any female issues coverage - but I have it. Every policy is that way, before ACA, and after ACA. The insurance system would not work if it only covered issues that you have... you wouldn't be able to afford the insurance if that is how it was written.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Nov. 15, 2013 6:43 a.m.

    I love Truth's version of the world. When Republicans control congress - they are RINOs. They are only conservatives when they aren't in control. Perhaps the solution to keep conservatives from morphing into RINOs is to keep them from having control.

    Then we have...

    "Our Government it too big.
    Our Government is too controlling.
    Our Government spends more money than it takes in.
    Our Government has chosen to do things that are not constitutionally mandated.

    These are facts and we need to either change it or dump the tea in the harbor."

    No... these are opinions.... except for the government spending more than it takes in. But the rest are opinions, and only opinions. Some I share, some I don't. Some are necessary evils because people left to their own devices are selfish and would hurt others to enrich themselves.

    "Too much control".... how? How did the government prevent you from doing what you wanted or needed to do. In most cases, you will find it is state laws impact your daily lives far more then any federal laws.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 12:20 a.m.

    Reagan tripled the debt.

    W. Bush doubled the debt.

    If Obama added ONE DOLLAR to the debt it would technically be 'more' debt than 'any other' President.

    Who is cherry picking now?

    So, claim obama doubled the debt.

    I dare you.

    Because, it is a lie.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 8:00 p.m.

    The onus is on too much government control. Period!

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 7:25 p.m.


    Your cherry picked stats are meaningless.

    Debt added by President, with who controlled the purse strings and raised the debt:

    Reagan, 8 years, democrat controlled congress
    $1.86 trillion

    Bush, 4 years, democrat controlled congress
    $1.554 trillion

    Clinton, 8 years, Progressive republican (RINO) controlled congress 6 years, democrat controlled congress 2 years
    $1.396 trillion

    Bush, 8 years, terrorist attack, Progressive republican (RINO) controlled congress 6 years, Progressive Democrat controlled congress 2 years
    $5.849 trillion

    Obama, 5 years still 3 more to go. 2 years Progressive Democrat controlled, 3 years split Progressive Republican (RINO) and Progressive Democrat control of congress,
    (with obamacare and other legislative policy yet to be added, which will add
    $5.081 trillion trillions more)

    NO conservative control ever.

    Obama will far surpass any president ever when he is done, probably equaling all past president combined.

    Certainly more than Bush when he is done,
    and many rimes more than Reagan.

    That is the real truth about Obama's debt.

  • Mikhail ALPINE, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 3:31 p.m.

    Mia Love has repudiated the summary of this story - the theme of which is that she is not someone who agrees with the TEA party. She posted the repudiation on Facebook.

    Isn't this evidence of the media's agenda to defame the TEA party? The bias of this newspaper is becoming more and more obvious. Even a paper that holds itself out as being "conservative" is attempting to defame and misrepresent people who have a conservative agenda as "extreme" and "out of touch."

    This article smells. The headline is, at best, dishonest. It just shows you that D News is mainstream media. Question what you read here. Not all things are as they once were.

  • Pearl94 Riverton, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 2:30 p.m.

    I hope more politicians will stand up to big government. It sounds like Mia may be willing to compromise her principles in order to win elections.

  • Bruce A. Frank San Jose, CA
    Nov. 14, 2013 1:54 p.m.

    To biil

    You misrepresent the FACTS. Obamacare, fraudulently named the Affordable Care Act, specifically voids ALL preexisting health insurance policies by requiring all policies to now contain "features and benefits" for which the majority of policy holders do not want or need.

    They were not "inferior" policies. They weree men's polices that do not contain prenatal care or periodic mammograms. They were women's policies that do not contain prostate cancer screenings. By requiring all policies to contain such coverage the cost is pushed through the roof. The ACA outlawed the "policy you like." The un-denied intent of Obamacare is to destroy the health insurance industry so there is no choice but the government single payer plan.

    The point, all of the "problems to be fixed," prices and lack of coverage, are being exacerbated by the ACA. There were EASY free market fixes for the high policy rates in some states; allow policy sales across state lines. Pre-existing conditions could have been covered by a pool funded by insurance companies OR by a federal fund costing pocket change (the number unable to get pre-existing condition insurance is a very small part of of the population)

  • RedShirtMIT Cambridge, MA
    Nov. 14, 2013 1:49 p.m.

    To "biil" give us a news article or something that proves that people are or have ever been "denied full access to our health care system." I have never heard of a person who has been denied access to our health care system.

    That is a complete and unsubstantiated lie.

    It is good to see that you agree that the ACA in its poor implementation has caused many insurers to change their plans and drop customers. The question is why the onus is on the insurance companies, when the problem lies in the fact that the insurance companies could not meet the requirements of the ACA without dropping clients?

  • TandJ LaVerkin, Utah
    Nov. 14, 2013 1:42 p.m.

    Mia may want to reconsider her untimely withdrawal from any association with the tea party movement. With Imam Hussein Obama's action this very day, it is abundantly clear the shut down of the government was not caused by Republicans. Imam Hussein Obama was the cause! If Obama had conceded just what he has today, there would have been no shut down. Please Mia, you have been mislead and have swallowed the media bias. That is not what I expected of you. I contributed to your campaign two years ago, but I will not this time. That might change if you retract your mislead opinion and point out that Imam Hussein Obama really shut this government down by his obstinate, bull-headed refusal then to do just exactly what he proposes doing now. The government was not shut down by the tea party, but instead by Imam Hussein Obama.

  • biil Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 1:13 p.m.


    Number of people who would continue to be denied full access to our health care system had tea party lawmaker succeeded in repealing The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): tens of millions.

    ACA grand-fathered all the individual policies that were in place at the time the law was enacted in 2010. This means that the plans in effect at the time that President Obama was pushing the bill could still be offered even if they did not meet all the standards laid out in the ACA.

    The plans being canceled because they don't meet the minimal standards were all plans that insurers introduced AFTER the passage of the ACA. Insurers introduced these plans knowing that they would not meet the standards that would come into effect in 2014. Insurers may not have informed their clients at the time they sold these plans that they would not be available after 2014 because they had designed a plan that did not comply with the ACA.

    The onus is on insurance companies.

  • Bruce A. Frank San Jose, CA
    Nov. 14, 2013 12:07 p.m.

    "Love joins a growing list of Republicans critical of the TEA party's tactics, including former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney."

    So, the shining hope of electing a conservative women in Utah, to join the leadership to reestablish the government under the law of the Constitution, is dashed. Love has just firmly established herself in the middle of the RINO camp. People, Romney lost on a national stage BECAUSE he decided to lean over the line to mistakenly embrace the left. That gained him NO votes from the Left. But, it lost him the core conservative constituency on the right...the deciding factor.

    By revealing a misunderstanding of, and accepting the misrepresentation of the TEA party, as defined by the Left, she has rejected the only movement for reigning-in an out of control totalitarian Federal government leviathan. She has just played to the Left, with an attempt to tiptoe down the centerline, thus losing my support; the support of the conservative core and, from historical records, a large chunk of the undecided. We don't need another John McCain-ish government official.

  • Open Minded Mormon Everett, 00
    Nov. 14, 2013 11:31 a.m.

    Don't tell me, let me guess...

    Mia Love was FOR the Tea-Party,
    before she was AGAINST the Tea-Party.

    Honing and Practicing those spineless Politicians skills...

  • MapleDon Springville, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 11:20 a.m.

    Since when was being associated with the Tea Party a bad thing? Give it a rest, DesNews. If anyone is involved in an organization that's a bad thing, it's you. Why not take a look at the poll numbers regarding your industry. They're in the toilet.

    This is an effort by the media to shape public opinion. And the Deseret News and KSL are amazingly obsessed about the Tea Party.

    Let me remind the reader that the Tea Party stands for freedom and liberty derived by a smaller and less intrusive government. That isn't radical. It's America's history. And it's a very good thing.

    Nov. 14, 2013 11:17 a.m.

    Number of viable alternative solutions to improve the healthcare system in this country put forward by the Tea Party = Zero

  • Cletus from Coalville Coalville, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 11:12 a.m.

    "Reagan tripled the national debt."
    "W. Bush doubled the debt."

    Pagan--you left out Clinton and Obama.

    Obama, has racked-up two times more total debt than all US Presidents combined.
    By the end of Obama's term, he will have increased the debt by 57 percent.
    Under Bush, total federal debt rose 38 percent.
    Under Clinton, total federal debt rose 32 percent.

    Many economists believe we have now passed a threshold of no return and that the debt can never be repaid. And don't forget that Obamacare is projected to add another $2.3 TRILLION onto the nation's obligations.

  • lket Bluffdale, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 11:10 a.m.

    here is a truth tea party does not stand for the constitution. american health act was passed and all 3 branchs of government made it leagal. the tea party would not fund the goverment to get rid of a leagal act. they went aganist the constitution instead of getting it repeeled, by vote and election. they have gone aganist the oath they took.

  • surferlou Albuquerque, NM
    Nov. 14, 2013 11:06 a.m.

    Number of people who have had their health insurance policies canceled because of the TEA party = Zero.

  • biil Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 10:59 a.m.

    "Slavery was the law of the land, too, wasn't it?" Excuse me? Was Ms. Love suggesting that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — which, in fact, is the law of the land and will enable millions to access our health care system, save lives, and rein in insurance company abuses — is as morally abhorrent as slavery? Was she implying that it is such an abomination that she'd advocate even a bloody civil war and a constitutional amendment to get rid of it? Or was this just an example of "dog whistle" rhetoric, a signal to her radical supporters that she hasn't lost her taste for the inflammatory?

  • suzyk#1 Mount Pleasant, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 10:52 a.m.

    Mia is wishy washy..it depends on what looks good to her. I don't feel any trust in her judgement. Now when it comes to Allen West - he is solid in what he believes and he would get my vote with question.

  • R Quin Ivins, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 10:39 a.m.

    The real problem with Obamacare is not the health care issues, it is the strings attached that remove our freedoms.

    Anyone who compromises with evil becomes evil to the extent they cross the line of compromise. That is the problem with all of our current politics. Evil has been slowly and steadily encroaching because of the compromises made by good people who want to help our country. Evil takes advantage of the naivety of those who try to compromise.

  • bradleyc Layton, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 10:21 a.m.

    Love the tea party. I wish Mike has been more successful.

    Our Government it too big.
    Our Government is too controlling.
    Our Government spends more money than it takes in.
    Our Government has chosen to do things that are not constitutionally mandated.

    These are facts and we need to either change it or dump the tea in the harbor.

  • Most Truthful and Patriotic Layton, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 9:54 a.m.

    Sorry, Mia, but YOU labeled yourself ... and you did it, without educating yourself as to our political system.

    March 2012, as quoted in the right-wing Daily caller:
    “I hope I’m a tea party candidate. I hope I’m everybody’s candidate. The tea party has done a lot of good for the country. And so I consider myself everyone’s candidate — my methods of fiscal discipline and limited government, I hope fits everybody,” she said.

    You, a candidate so uninformed that you didn't even know what "insider trading" was? Things like "insider trading" are not what you learn from your heroes (Glenn Beck, Palin, Limbaugh, Hannity) who denigrate true journalism as the "mainstream media".

    You want to abolish the student loan system, yet you had unpaid student loans between $15K-$50K for a degree in "singing and dancing"? Really? Have you paid them off yet?

    I think Mia is qualified to sing the National Anthem at the next Republican convention. Maybe she can go on tour?

  • portlander Arlington, WA
    Nov. 14, 2013 9:54 a.m.

    I agree with her desire to not be "labelled". She already starts off as person with 2 labels..."black" AND "conservative". And as long as she upholds the Constitution, is for government that lives within it's means, as well as within the divinely inspired Constitutional limits, then she will continue to have my support. But if she starts paling around with the likes of Orrin Hatch or John McCain, then all bets are off.

  • Chase1984 St George, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 9:46 a.m.

    Matheson voted to fund Obamacare. We will see how you guys feel when that goes straight to heck, lol.

  • Chase1984 St George, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 9:43 a.m.

    There isn't balance between Liberal and Conservative. Moderates can't define themselves and don't know what they stand for. Liberals are Pro choice ONLY when it comes to murdering babies. When it comes to choice with anything else they are against it if you don't agree with them.

  • happy2bhere clearfield, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 8:54 a.m.

    T-Party candidates are the reason the Republicans won the House in '10 and '12 in the first place. If Mia Love can't beat Matheson this time we need a new candidate.

  • PhotoSponge nampa, ID
    Nov. 14, 2013 8:52 a.m.

    I think if you really want to understand the Tea Party efforts, you have to stop listening to the "Parrots" and search it out for yourself. At least you know what Mike Lee and Ted Cruz stand for and will do to try to protect our nation from those who seek to destroy it with their double-talk and don't-rock-the-boat mentality.

  • carpoolmom SOUTH JORDAN, Salt Lake
    Nov. 14, 2013 8:49 a.m.

    Wow, Why did you show up at the rally for Mike Lee? That was a thank you to Mike Lee for standing up against Obama care. Now you say you didn't agree with that? I wanted you to win against Matheson and thought you would be another Mike Lee. Now I guess you are just another politician. Because the media has portrayed the tea party as extreme and weird you want to run away from it. The tea party is just the average American that doesn't want our country piled in debt. That is how it started by telling Republicans and Democrats to get the spending under control. Why is that bad? You are no different from Matheson. I'm so disappointed.

  • Mike in Sandy Sandy, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 8:42 a.m.

    What a waste of money this campaign will be for her.
    Matheson, on his WORST day, is better qualified, more in tune with reality, and overall a much better candidate.
    But she has to learn for herself.
    And comparing Obamacare to slavery was really a teaparty-esque move.
    See ya, Mia!

  • Moabmom Moab, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 8:40 a.m.

    Wonder why the article left out that she has hired Hatch's campaign guy? By trying to play both ends against the middle, Mia Love just insured Mathason's re-election.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Nov. 14, 2013 8:27 a.m.

    She is moving away from the Tea Party label because she wants to fully embrace her Anchor Baby label.

  • DGDENTON Gainesville, TX
    Nov. 14, 2013 7:59 a.m.

    So would she have had Lee roll over and play dead when he could clearly see what a "train wreck" was coming down the track. Thank goodness for Lee and Cruz who sounded the warning cry. When one sees a catastrophe, it is incumbent on him to sound the alarm. The Tea Party has been sounding the alarm for years and the media has cast them in the light of "extremist" We need these kind of leaders to get us out of the mess we are in.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Nov. 14, 2013 7:33 a.m.

    You know the whole problem has been attacking the Affordable Care Act....not focusing on how can we deliver medical services to our citizens in a more cost effective manner. Had the attention been on the latter, the ACA probably would have been a footnote in the history books already.

    But this hasn't been about fixing issues. This has been all about scoring political points. If republicans can actually improve the system by replacing parts or all of the ACA, they have my full and total support. But so long as this is about scoring "political" points, the strategy will continue to fail because it is grounded on a false narrative.

    If Mia is truly about being about doing something positive.... it is worth listening to the ideas she has. If she is more about sound bites and being on FoxNews...she deserves a collective pass.

  • owlmaster2 Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 7:24 a.m.

    Isn't Mia Love denying the Tea Party like Thomas Monson denying he is a Mormon???

    You can't have it both ways Mia.

    Man up Mia. Carry that rattlesnake banner with pride.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 7:09 a.m.

    Senator Lee ruined tea party. Did he do it intentionally?

  • financenco Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 6:58 a.m.

    Quit drinking the Koolaid, and believing what the Left Leaning Media Folks write, or say in their broadcasts. If you think the Tea Party are extremists, what are the Occupy Wallstreet folks? Mainstream? All Tea Party Members want is to follow, honor, and sustain the Constitution. This Govt Shutdown was done by Obama and Reid. The house passed several budgets. It was Reid and veto threats by Obama that failed to do anything. It has been 5 years since a budget was done. That isn't Tea Party fault. What was asked for, is being asked now by even fellow Democrats. Postpone it till next year, that everyone should have to live by it, or defund it. And the majority of Americans support ntohaving to use it. You also need to quit asking Orin Hatch Plants about their feelings. He is a RINO to, who has been in office too long to see the difference. Remember when he ran for the first time, how he campaigned against an incumbant who had been in too long? He has to.

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 6:38 a.m.

    Talk about distancing themselves, check out the Dems running away from The Big Lie. Sen. Cruz and Sen Lee nailed it by calling for repeal, defund, delay now it is the top of the list of all their critics. I say impeach the liar and repeal the law.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 6:30 a.m.

    First of all Mia, you owe Lee Benson and apology and the rest of us an explanation about your backstory.
    If a candidate can't get that right I am unwilling to listen to anything else he/she has to say.
    Political shape-shifting is the easiest way to run, but the Internet has a looooong memory.
    But as we've learned from the Obama experience, identity politics covers a multitude of sins.

  • Really??? Kearns, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 6:21 a.m.

    I find the media to be pretty balanced on the "liberal" and "conservative" slant. The problem with a lot of us, however, is that we only see what we want to see. We believe our media spokespeople, however, when they complain about the opposing viewpoint. Let's get some balance in our lives, people. It's time we see the extremes on both sides for what they are, leave them behind, and come to the middle to solve our problems.

  • bandersen Saint George, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 5:53 a.m.

    I have no idea what the "tea party" stands for, but if the democrats and the republicans are proud of where they have brought this country, then those who support them must be the most extreme of all.

  • Commodore West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 12:39 a.m.

    I don't believe her. She is a tea partier and will always be one. By definition she will and always has advocated for dangerous government policies.

  • Chase1984 St George, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 12:38 a.m.

    So many people blindly trust what the lying liberal media has said about the Tea Party. Why is it so hard for so many people to understand that all the Tea Party is, is a group of people that believe in the Constitution, the founding of this country and believe in freedom? TEA=Taxed Enough Already. So REPUBLICANS supported by the Tea Party movement used their constitutional power of the budget to try and stop one of the must destructive laws of modern history. I really don't see a problem with that and now I start to wonder if the 5 million people losing their health insurance are starting to wish they succeeded.

  • gittalopctbi Glendale, AZ
    Nov. 13, 2013 11:48 p.m.

    Mia, you don't like the Tea Party because they are a party of "No?" We need more parties of "No!" We need more representatives with the guts to say "NO!" Like NO to Obamacare. (Would've been good if they said that years ago before it was passed.) NO to amnesty. NO to illegal immigration. NO to higher taxes. NO to funding failing "alternative" and "renewable" energy frauds. NO to unconstitutional appointees. NO to IRS illegal harassment of conservative groups. NO to Benghazi cover ups. NO to a lot more things.

    And more in particular, NO to politicians who waffle, change their affiliation, and become ashamed of who they are and trying to become in vogue with what the "popular" view seems to be. Those kind of politicians show no integrity. Which is what you did, Ms. Love. So NO to you.

    Cruz and Lee campaigned specifically on stopping Obamacare and were elected because of it. They never backed down. And in spite of despicable people of both parties, politicians and the populace being childish and calling them names, they stuck with it. That is integrity.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 13, 2013 11:39 p.m.

    How does it feel to be a Token?

    After the Republican party has abandoned you?

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 13, 2013 11:30 p.m.

    $4 trillion spent on Iraq.

    $24 billion dollar government shutdown.

    Reagan tripled the national debt.

    W. Bush doubled the debt.

    You are against big spending?

    Vote Democrat.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 13, 2013 11:20 p.m.

    Government shutdown cost the US Taxpayer $24 billion dollars.

    Now that conservatives are feeling the backlash of wasting more of American tax payer money…

    they suddenly don't want to take responsibility for their actions.

  • high school fan Huntington, UT
    Nov. 13, 2013 10:53 p.m.

    And just what does Jim Matheson bring to utah? Not much I'm afraid. While I am not a tea party person, please explain what is wrong to saying no to more taxes, more spending and more government? Less would be better.

  • WestGranger West Valley City, Utah
    Nov. 13, 2013 10:43 p.m.

    When the mainstream media decides to launch and orchestrated and full scale attack on a group, most low-information voters follow along like sheep. Information is carefully selected and presented to the public in a slanted and highly prejudiced way. Even a slew of major scandals are minimized and certainly not given the same media coverage as a "republican scandal" be Pretty tough for any conservative to withstand these often highly personal attacks. Its called "demonizing dissent". The many forms of socialism have failed pathetically time and time again all over the world. We are still hearing the same tired and empty rhetoric and empty promises. Poor people are suffering much more under Pres. Obama. GWB at least gave seniors RX coverage reform that worked, though also very expensive. Even liberals like Jon Stewart are catching on to the absurdities and incompetence of Obamacare. Republican ideas on HC were not given a place at the table. This is the democrat parties train wreck.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 13, 2013 10:35 p.m.

    Mia Love is just another politician who sees a route to stuff the family larder. Yawn.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Nov. 13, 2013 10:30 p.m.

    So Mia is distancing herself from the Tea Party. Well she's young and inexperienced in politics. She's trying to fit in and doesn't quite know what to believe.

    It's happening on the other side of the aisle as well.

    I guess Bill Clinton and Diane Feinstein are not true liberals anymore either now that they are distancing themselves from Obama and his lies about keeping your health care plan.

    So it's looking like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz were right all along, this healthcare plan is really so bad that Dems are now bailing out of it too and Dems have given 'fearless leader' an ultimatum to fix it.

    It appears that the chickens are coming home to roost. Every Dem needs to be roasted slowly over hot coals for supporting this mess.

    And today's news... 1 million Californians with healthcare pink slips?

    Get your surfboard Mia, this is going to be a wave you will not want to miss!

    Surf's up!

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 13, 2013 10:03 p.m.

    Maybe after Mia loses to Matheson for a second time, she and Sarah Palin can hook up and become Tea Party running mates somewhere. Two peas in a pod.

  • Oldcoach Hurricane, 00
    Nov. 13, 2013 9:46 p.m.

    Mia says she is not "Tea Party", but she shows up on stage with Allen West? Who is she kidding?

  • Democrat Provo, UT
    Nov. 13, 2013 9:37 p.m.

    Some people run because they want to make a difference. Other people run because they want to sail the current political winds to victory, whatever those winds may be.

    Mia tried riding the hard-core tea party wave last time and lost.

    Now she is simultaneously trying to copy Matheson's long-time message of ("I don't believe in labels") while bringing in Allen West--one of the most uncivil tea party politicians in America.

    Since I'm a pretty moderate, Jello-O eating, Utahn, I think I'll stick with Matheson. Now, if the GOP nominated a mainstream, Reagan Republican they might make it exciting but in this non-Presidential year I think a candidate like Mia Love is toast.

  • cachedout Centerville, UT
    Nov. 13, 2013 9:16 p.m.

    "Mia Love rejects tea party label".

    Apparently she's going with the "start your campaign with a massive lie" strategy. Interesting move.

  • Shane333 Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 13, 2013 9:00 p.m.

    Tea Party types were instrumental in Mia Love making it past the primaries in the last elections. It would be very unfortunate if she cast away their support and distanced herself from them now.

  • On the other hand Riverdale, MD
    Nov. 13, 2013 8:20 p.m.

    If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck...

  • Kings Court Alpine, UT
    Nov. 13, 2013 8:15 p.m.

    If you take money from Freedom Works or any other financial backer of the Tea Party faction, then you are justly labeled as a Tea Party politician. If Mia wants to truly distance herself from the Tea Party, then she needs to distance herself from their money and the controlling influence it brings with it.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Nov. 13, 2013 7:33 p.m.

    You can tell Love is still a tea partier - she's so far right she doesn't know what she stands for.

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Nov. 13, 2013 7:29 p.m.

    it is amusing to watch people not just walk but run away from the tea party.