A big day for Utah GOP

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  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 4, 2010 1:55 p.m.

    'The air quality has been getting better, just look at reports from the late 1970's, and today.' - Redshirt1701 | 4:00 p.m. Nov. 3, 2010

    Yes, because we should compare something, with no name, from the 'late 70's' (30yrs ago) to, today:

    'Study says coal burning in Utah kills 202 a year' - AP - Published by DSNews - 10/19/10

    'SALT LAKE CITY – A study commissioned by Utah state agencies says air pollution kills 202 residents a year.'

    'Utah appeals decision on radioactive waste from Italy' - By Judith Kohler - AP - Published by DSNews - 01/17/10

    As for buisness....

    'Utah remains among highest in foreclosures' - By Jasen Lee - Deseret News - 10/27/10

    'SALT LAKE CITY – Utah and its largest metropolitan areas are again among the nation's highest foreclosure rates, according to a new report.'

    'E-mail raises new questions about influence of Herbert campaign contributions' - By John Daley and Lisa Riley Roche - Deseret News - 09/28/10

    'SALT LAKE CITY – Gov. Gary Herbert "should remember" that the construction company boss on his meeting schedule is a $50,000 first-time donor who wants to talk "about transportation construction and issues within the state.'

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Nov. 3, 2010 10:47 p.m.

    'big day for utah gop'...what, is there caffeine free centrum silver now? Here's the deal...now what? Things are great. It's a great day. If not, the GOP, be it city council, statewide or national now has the golden ticket. Fix it. Make me a believer.

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    Nov. 3, 2010 4:00 p.m.

    To "Pagan | 2:31 p.m. " so what do those have to do with keeping people employed?

    The air quality has been getting better, just look at reports from the late 1970's, and today. The air is significantly cleaner, and is getting cleaner every day. To say that it is the "worst" in the nation is not fair because if the difference between the best and worst is less than 1%, does that really mean that the air is really that bad?

    What does spending per pupil have to do with having a state that Forbes Magazine ranked as the best for business. Read "Utah first in 'Rich States' rankings" and "Utah tops Forbes list for business" in the DN. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, utah is a 7.4% unemployment. That is far better than nearly all liberal states.

    Those are nice articles, but have absolutely nothing to do with attracting businesses and employment.

    The simple fact is that Utah has allowed us to retain more freedoms than liberal states have. And, as a result, we are doing better economically than other states.

    Do you want to take away people's freedoms just to_make_statistics_look_better?

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Nov. 3, 2010 3:57 p.m.

    Back up here DN. Gov. Gary Herbert got a couple of pieces of good news or more free PR?. One, of course, was his huge election victory over Democratic challenger Peter Corroon. The other was a front-page story in this newspaper that said Utah's sales-tax collections are beginning to regain strength. NEVER is a sales-tax collections good news, it's a tax. Those RINO GOP's are just interested in money, greed, corruption, above the law, (ignore us common people unless they need your votes), career politician's who will take money from any special interest and say or do anything to keep his hold on power. It's secret government by the insiders, for the insiders only today. That's for BIG BUSINESS "ONLY" and their deep pocket's. Some viewed it as RINO's killed, horns cut off, while inside refuge of Congress, and they are "ALL" on Probation, a sentence which may be imposed by them at anytime. They'll all be watched by someone or something like a hawk. GOP vowed to deliver on their "golden opportunity" to roll back the size of government, start with special interest groups and lobbiest's.

  • Question Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 3, 2010 3:52 p.m.

    Pagan | 2:31 p.m.

    We get it... You can make Utah look bad. But did you notice...

    -Utah was declared the best-managed state in the United States? Google "Utah best managed state"

    -That Utah was ranked #1 for business & careers by Forbes Magazine? Google "Utah ranked number 1 for business"

    -That Women's Health ranked SLC #1 for women's health?

    -South Jordan was #18, Orem #38, and Sandy was #41 in America's top 100 places to live (CNN Money or google "top 100 places to live").

    So obviously you can find information on both_sides.

    Utah doesn't have the worst air in the nation BTW. We may have bad air some days... But it's not the problem you try to make it.

    Google "worst air in the united states".... One listed the top 7... (we weren't there). Another listed the top 25 (we weren't listed... LA was in fact #1).

    You like to find the negative and make Utah look bad. Why?

    Obviously we have some redeaming value too. Why do you always leave THAT out? Not part of your agenda? Doesnt fit your bias and stereotypes for Utah?

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 3, 2010 2:31 p.m.

    'How is Utah not well served by leadership that encourages policies that result in growth and jobs?' - Redshirt1701 | 8:49 a.m.

    My reply facts:

    'Northern Utah's air is the worst in the nation' - KSL - 01/11/10

    'SALT LAKE CITY -- Northern Utah currently boasts the worst air in the nation, and it's not even a close margin.'

    'Utah's own oil disaster' - Deseret News editorial - 06/15/10

    ' Instead of millions of gallons leaking uncontrollably into the Gulf with no immediate means available to stop it, the Salt Lake City leak equaled about 33,000 gallons...'

    'State budget is $50M short of projection' - By Lisa Riley Roche - Deseret News - 09/08/10

    'Utah last in U.S. in spending per pupil — again' - By Molly Farmer and Lee Davidson - DSNews - 06/29/10

    'Utah ranks 50th in having kids insured' - By Jasen Lee - Deseret News - 09/03/10

    'Utah ranks 50th in the nation when it comes to getting children into health insurance coverage programs, according to an Urban Institute report released Friday.'

    There's more, but that's just mean.

    Buisness, is not America. We are more than profit.

  • Question Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 3, 2010 11:12 a.m.

    Emajor | 5:11 a.m., Esquire | 6:42 a.m., Furry1993 | 6:49 a.m.

    Can't let them have their day... can ya?

  • Emajor Ogden, UT
    Nov. 3, 2010 10:27 a.m.


    Um, that's a bit extreme, don't you think? Stop playing the Nazi card. It's old. It's a worthless stereotype, and it reflects shallow thinking.

  • madison Magna, UT
    Nov. 3, 2010 9:15 a.m.

    Like Emajor the news, as far as Utah is concerned and as reported here, is minor.

    Herbert was expected to win; Matheson held his seat for the Democrats with no strong candidate to oppose him. Chaffetz continues to be good news for Utah and for freedom, but it wasn't expected he would lose. Where is the "great day for the Republicans"? The Republicans did a poor job under Bush. Will it be better now? I hope so.

    As far as Utah and Republicans are concerned, though, I am pleased we got rid of Chris Cannon and Bennett already; that is old news but good news for freedom.

    As for the Republican Party in Utah, it must continue to change for the better. I'm watching Mike Lee carefully as he was speaking like a Republican politician last night and not so much like a Constitutionalist. I don't quite trust him but we shall see. I hope my suspicions prove unfounded.

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    Nov. 3, 2010 8:49 a.m.

    TO "Furry1993 | 6:49 a.m. " why do you say that Utah will not be well served?

    We are an unemployment rate that is 2% below the national average. The economy is expanding in Utah. On top of all that, Utah has been named as the best state for businesses.

    How is Utah not well served by leadership that encourages policies that result in growth and jobs?

  • trapdinutah South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 3, 2010 8:32 a.m.

    This was a "big day for Utah GOP" just like July 31, 1932 was a big day for the world political scene. Just because a certain political party wins an election doesn't mean it's necessarily a good thing. Just as the newspapers in Berlin touted the win in 1932 as a glorious day, we have the Deseret News touting this as a glorious day. However, some day in the far-distant future, after the general population starts to realize the price we Utahns are paying for a Russia-like one party system, it will be too late, and our offspring will end up paying the piper for our own short sightedness.

  • JoeCitizen Orem, UT
    Nov. 3, 2010 8:29 a.m.

    There are a few Utah residents who feel that unless we replace a bunch of our legislators and representatives with Democrats, Utah will not fare well. As this election proves, such people are in the minority here.

    Personally, I don't trust our Republican leaders to always have our best interests in mind. I think we should put all government on a tight leash and limit their power to micromanage our lives.

    I wish there was a better group to vote for each election who would honestly fight for the things I believe in most. For now, the Republicans come the closest. Obama and the rest of the Democrats certainly don't cut it for me. So like most Americans yesterday I voted for the "lessor of two evils" in many head to head races.

  • Furry1993 Somewhere in Utah, UT
    Nov. 3, 2010 6:49 a.m.

    It might have been a big day for Utah's GOP, but it was a sad day for Utah. We, and the United States, were not well served by the result of this election.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Nov. 3, 2010 6:42 a.m.

    A big day? Are you kidding me? It is just another day. Same thing, same results, same party. The Deseret News, by even saying this, is a voice for the GOP.

  • Emajor Ogden, UT
    Nov. 3, 2010 5:11 a.m.

    How is this a "big day for Utah GOP"? This is nothing new. This was entirely expected. They always win elections here. And Matheson kept his seat.