To See Ya:First your not packing the moving van! Your plagerizing Sean Penn's
line! He didn't leave and neither will you! Second, talking about puppets: Was
it not the entire Democrat Senate and House that voted on Cap and Tax without
reading it and the Stimulas without reading it...talk about a bunch of party
puppets! Third, Jason is a conservative right now in the minority party.
Minority members of both parties when not in power do not get much passed as
that is how the system works! But at least he is getting the voice of his
constituents heard! Fourth, you insult this man by saying he does not have the
intellectual firepower, which of course is your educated guess right? Jason is
educated and speaks his mind and presents himself well when answering questions
posed by the National Media? Another liberal tact is: insult by name calling,
not by stating facts! Fifth, I am not a right wing religious zealot from Utah
sticking up for this man! I am an American who worked for Democrat Senator Paul
Simon and Republican Earnest Istook because they were principled men! Your words
were cheap shots!
From one Republican to another republican is like taking out the trash and a
whole lot of rubbish takes its place
There is no reason that Chaffetz should leave his religion at the door. We are
"one nation, under God." Our founding documents recognize our Creator as the
source of our "unalienable Rights," and, as John Adams correctly stated, "Our
Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly
inadequate to the government of any other."It is high time that
religious values started influencing public policy again, instead of the
humanistic/atheistic state religion that has been forced upon us for so long.
Chaffetz is yet another politico who can't keep his religion out of his
As a Democrat, I hope that Chaffetz challenges Bennett so that all of Utah can
see how whacky the Republicans have become. Jason Chaffetz is a caricature of
conservatism, mean, narrow minded, hypocritical and more interested in headlines
than in government. Please Jason, bring it, challenge Bennett:
You'll be in the paper all the time and it's a win-win for the Democrats!
Chaffetz is a joke and belongs behind a phone at a call-center, not sleeping on
a cot in Washington and wasting tax-payer money trying to get signatures on a
silly bill limiting the use of whole-body imaging technology (for crying out
loud, give the poor guys at the airport a break. They can't view porn on the job
without this technology)
Congressman Chaffetz is 42.
If Chaffetz wins a Senate election it will confirm what I already know about the
state of Utah. Utah is filled with a majority of right wing religious zealots.
Chaffetz is an embarrassment. He hasn't done anything in Washington and won't in
the future because he lacks the intellectual firepower. He's a puppet of the
party and has no mind of his own-but then again I guess your are supposed to be
like your constituents. I'm already packing the moving van so best of luck to
Chaffetz has been sleeping on a cot too long already. The 3rd District should
spare the state any more embarrassment and return this star-struck freshman home
Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress are absolutely DESTROYING the
American economy. Polls show that Americans are leaning toward accepting this
reality as fact. You guys are kidding yourselves if you think any Democrat has
a shot at winning Utah's Senate seat in next year's election. By the time the
election roles around, the Democrats are going to get blamed left or right for
this economic mess, whether you feel that's fair or not.Keep
I am a Delegate and will not be voting for Bennett. He need to return to acting
on the Simpsons. He does make a great Mr. Burns.
Actually, Bennett can't get 40%, so he isn't going to win. None of the other
candidates are going to endorse Bennett, so he can't win. The best he can do is
a primary, but without getting 40%, he isn't going to make it out of Convention.
That leaves Eagar, Williams, and Shurtleff in the race. There is
only one candidate that they all will be willing to endorse, Cherilyn Eagar. If Bridgewater decides to file it might make it more interesting, but I
don't think he can win either. I think the delegates will elect
Eagar.Eagar v Granato.
The only problem with adding a big name like Chaffetz to the already growing
crowd of contenders next year is that between Chaffetz, Shurtleff, and Eagar you
are going to be splitting all the votes of people who want to get Bennett out of
office and you'll end with yet another term for Bennett. I'm just saying...
Jason should move from his cot - to 1600 Penn. Ave. I would vote this guy for
president. He is truly a representative of the people and for the people!!!
You're lying. Chaffetz is not acting based on crowd response. He is acting
based on what he knows is right. He mentions the response of the crowd to show
people like you that contrary to your knowingly false claims, plenty of Utahs
likewise care about what is right and approve of what Chaffetz is doing.
Stay in the HOR, It might be too much work move his cot to a different office.
Yeah, and the Constitution says the president has to be a natural born citizen
of the U.S. But that hasn't stopped Nobama. If we can blink at that blatant
circumvention of the constitution, I doubt an age limit will matter much.
Before anyone gets all too excited about Chaffetz as some political powerhouse
consider that he won a primary with 7% turnout. 93% of the voters could care
less. Not a good sign on their part but 7% does not make a dynamo. And if you
were to magically turnback the clock and gas prices were at todays levels, not
$4+ a gallon like they were back then, that 7% would have voted Cannon back
in.I would love for cute little primadonna Chaffetz to run against
Bennett. He would get his clock cleaned in a heart beat.As for his
position on illegal immigrations, which one? Tents for illegals during
convention, Pathway to deportation during primary or guest worker visas during
the general election. Illegal immigration is a tough issue evidenced by the fact
that Chaffetz has taken three different positions on the issue.What
Stay put Jason. We elected you to the House. Stay there and have some fun
shaking things up. You don't have the temperment for the Senate.
would love to see him run RIGHT ... right into defeat. and in the process knock
of two quackers w a single stone. DEMs couldn't have a better foil/fool against
which to contrast our party (openness, moderation) w theirs (intolerance,
extremism).up out of the cot, turn of twitter (you twit) and hop on
that saddle boy heinous!
Rep. Jason Chaffetz: "I mean it when I say, "I have no intention of running for
the U.S. Senate." I am 100% focused on being the best Representative possible. I
enjoy it in the House and I think I am making a difference."
Let's see. Rep. Chaffetz passed an amendment to draw the line for TSA re: The
4th amendment and whole body screening. That passed with 300 votes.I
am showing 9 Bills Rep. Chaffetz has submitted as a sponsor.Initially
whole-body imaging restrictions was a bill.Chaffetz sponsored bills
(not including co-sponsored): H.R.2027, H.R.2193, H.R.2265, H.R.2353, H.R.2914,
H.R.2915, H.R.2916, H.AMDT.172 to H.R.2200.That doesn't include
converting H.R.2353 to a proposed amendment to require utilities to show what
the cap/trade costs are.He recently co-sponsored a bill to clarify
citizenship status for those born in the US to parents of those illegally here,
to more closely follow the constitution when it says:"All persons
born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction
thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they
Actually Cherilyn Eagar can afford a primary as well as the others. She started
to receive donations as soon as the word went out that she was running and had
filed with the FEC. She might not have as much available as some, but that is
will change.Money and/or name recognition alone will not win this
race, Jason Chaffetz proved that last year when he won the US House race.Bennett still owes his 1992 campaign $1 million.Bridgewater still
owes his from his last house race.
I agree that Bennett and especially Hatch should bid us all adieu and help us
get new blood. But Chaffetz? Oh my heavens NO!
Yeah, he can listen to a small minority and run, but he would be crushed. This
would be a good thing, because this clown would no longer embarrass Utah in
Washington. I suspect that in the ballot box, people who are afraid to say they
are moderate for fear of being attacked by conservatives will votre with their
brains and not through the intimidation that comes from the right-wingers.
To the recently retired Elect Cannon staffers: I know it's hard to join the
unemployment line, but try to slow down on hitting refresh on the Politics
favorites link, take a deep breath and release some of your anger. Chaffetz has
done nothing but shown himself to be an ideal conservative. That's an attractive
quality in a Republican. He isn't going away and that probably scares the paid
staff of a lot of other Politicians too. Don't let it, just take notes. Might
help to vote the way most of us conservatives would instead of the twisted way
they think in DC. See we get to vote too, and a lot of us are paying more
attention these days as socialism starts to take front and center stage.
Did I actually read what I thought I read in the article - CHaffetz quote about
"how the crowds react?" So is Chaffetz a fan of Following The Crowd? The
"string 'em up" reactionary impulse? That's no leader. That's not a leadership
quality. To be a real leader, you have to sometimes buck the populist sentiment
and do what is really right, and not what will bring momentary accolades from
the crowd. Everyone knows that the GOP delegate pool has a strong reactionary
element. If officials start kow-towing to those extremes, then they'll lose
main-stream Utah. Chaffetz has a lot to learn.
It was only a matter of time. The quest for spotlight and power is overwhelming
to some people like Chaffetz. But one would think that Chaffetz would at least
have waited to have a year or two under his belt and actually have accomplished
SOMETHING besides non-stop junkets and cotside chats and endless "twittering."
Bennett is outstanding Senator. We're blessed to have him in Washington and can
reach across the aisle to work issues for our State that otherwise would not
Chaffetz could draw me back to vote for a Republican. I'm done voting for
RINO's so anybody else and I'll likely stay with third party.
Because of the boundless greed that seems to be such a significant part of
Utah's social fabric, those of us who care about truth and the Rule of Law can
expect to see more Chaffetz-slandering and Chaffetz-bashing by the greedy pigs
in Utah who want the illegal aliens here for their cheap labor. We are seeing
it already right here in many of these comments. For this reason we cannot just
sit on our hands; we need to stand beside Chaffetz - a rare politian who cares
about what is right and who is not tainted by corruption.
In March of this year Senator Bob Bennett was rated one of the ten most liberal
Republicans in the Senate by Human Events based on the American Conservative
Union Ratings for 2008. Why Bennett would pay money to convince voters he is
Conservative is beyond me.
Matheson isn't running for Bennett's Senate seat. Sam Granato is the likely
Democratic nominee in this race.I would support Chaffetz over the
current candidates in this race. I have appreciated his stances in favor of
constitutionally limited government and his proactive work with things like the
Sunset Caucus, road funding for Utah without using earmarks, preventing
privacy-invading TSA full body scans, and the postal workers solution to census
but don't like Bennett. We need someone new to replace Bennett, the career seat
warmer (in an inherited seat, no less!).I would [refer that Jason
stay int he House and shake things up there for a while, and that we take out
Bennett with Shurtleff or someone. If Bennett gets the nomination, I will not
vote for him.
I consider myself a Republican, but I don't associate with the far-right crowd
that dominates the convention circus. If Chaffetz runs and steals
the nomination from Bennett, I would vote for Matheson in a heartbeat. Bennett
seems to be one of the few sane Republicans left in this state.
There are many in Cache Valley who would support Jason Chaffetz. He is willing
to ask questions of the old fogies like "why." You should see the dumb look on
Washingtons face when he dares to challenge the status quo. We need more like
him in Washington. He represents my generation.And he never said he
is saving the tax payers money by sleeping on the cot. He said is saving his
family money. Watch the vide on CNN.
Rep Chaffetz would probably win at the GOP Convention. I assume that those of
you that think he couldn't beat Sen Bennett must not have been at the Convention
this year. Bennett is in trouble as I see it for three main reasons:
1. Stood with Sen Kennedy as they tried to convince the Senate to vote
for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, better known as "Amnesty" in 2006 and
2007. 2. Voted for the TARP Bailout, telling us that the entire economy
was within days of collapse. 3. He has been on the Senate Banking
Committee during the entire 18 years in the Senate. All of the bad stuff that
now afflicts our economy such as the Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae debacle all went
through his committee and he happily supported it all. I think that
without Rep Chaffetz in the race Mark Shurtleff would probably win even though
he and Bennett are birds of a feather. My personal choice today would be,
Cherilyn Eagar. She would have to win at convention which isn't likely, because
she couldn't afford a primary, and no one knows who she is. Tim Bridgewater, no
Chaffetz would do well against Bennett.
that jason or someone like him could not hold all 3 seats at once.
It's time for Bennett to retire. (I'm one of many who will vote for just about
whoever opposes him.)
but so could just about anyone over Bob Bennett. He is toast.Chaffetz is so well liked.I believe Cherilyn Eagar, will get the
most delegate votes then Mark Shurtleff then Bob Bennett with less than 40%.
Bridgewater and Williams might fix it so Bennett gets less than Williams.The question is will Cherilyn Eagar win at Convention or will she face
Mark Shurtleff in a primary.
Chaffetz will lose to Bennett so I hope he resigns his house seat and runs
against Bennett. Shurtleff and/or Chaffetz will go down!
Re: Life time politicians.The first part of your last sentence is
misguided. The second part is spot-on. We can't continually pass new rules,
regulations, etc... to make things better. If re-electing people over and over
is the wrong thing to do, then let's do our part to educate our neighbors on why
this is the case and find good replacements for them, even the good ones.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz said the quotes are OK, the Headline isn't. (If I remember
correctly, the writer doesn't always get to write the headline). Jason has no attention of getting in the race, but like most people, he isn't
closing any doors.
Chaffetz is on his way to becoming another life-time politician. You have to
work harder at re-election if you are in the house of reps, but a senator only
has to run for re-election every six years. We need to have term limits in the
legislative branch or people need to wise up and vote out incumbents more
frequently no matter how good or bad they appear to be doing.
I'd LOVE to see Chaffetz run against Bennett. Love it. Chaffetz has done a
spectacular job of ratting chains of the good old boys network in DC. Young,
innovative, willing to think outside the box and actually stand for solid
conservative principles - follow the rule of law, limited government, fiscal
discipline, accountability. I'm a precinct chair who would get to vote for him
at convention and I'd volunteer to campaign for him as well.....
I could see him winning by acclamation at the Republican convention. Ask Cannon
how it felt to get "run out of town" by the convention.I'm 100% for
Chaffetz and will all I can to get him elected to the Senate. Count on very
very many of us working to get delegates to the convention.
GAG! I can't stand the thought of voting for someone who sticks his finger in
the wind and waits for it to blow him in a direction. Here's a
message for Mr. Chaffetz - SHOW SOME LEADERSHIP AND DO SOMETHING! He's too busy
pandering to his small group of people who think he's a rock star.Oh, and here's a note to everyone out there... He DOES NOT save you money by
sleeping in his office on the cot. He saves money for himself. Mr Chaffetz still
gets the same salary whether he sleeps in his office, on the streets, in a
hotel, or in an apartment. I'm TIRED of him claiming he saves us tons of money
by lounging in his office.
Bennett will roll this one issue newcomer.
That is one way to get rid of Chaffetz. Good riddance, I say.
Let him run--as long as he resigns his seat in the House.Where is
Chris Cannon when you need him?
Hatch and Bennett are Lifetime politicians, its time they both got voted off The
Island.. Let the Tribe Speak!!!!!!!!!
"Among media attention he attracted includes an ongoing CNN series following him
and another freshmen House member, plus appearances on the Colbert Report comedy
show, the Glenn Beck show, and Fox News. He gained much attention for choosing
to live in his office and sleep on his cot, and to offer "cot-side" chats on
issues via the Internet."Who the hell does this guy think he is?
Saving money for his family at the expense of the taxpayer. If he thinks we are
okay with paying extra in utilities and providing additional security, etc to
him while he's sleeping in a building paid for and operated at taxpayer expense
then he is sadly deluding himself.Take the salary we paid you and
rent an apartment like other normal people. If you want to save us money the
don't accept your salary and pay for your own housing while in D.C. but stop
living off of the taxpayer dime while accepting a salary from us. Other
legislators get the same salary and they don't sleep in their offices because
they aren't selfish enough to make taxpayers incur extra operating costs.
The jury is out re Mr. Chaffetz, he has been a world traveler and made a few
comments but we need to wait and see what the near future brings. As for Mr.
Hatch and Mr. Bennett I agree with the many it is time for a change. Mr. Bennett
should retire now.He has reaped all the benefits from his postion he can,
retirement for him self and family. For a one term promise he has extended his
time beyond his ability. His promise of one term only is a true politician
speaking, very few keep their promise.
I am ashamed of anyone that belongs to my faith who does not uphold the law of
the land. The issue isn't immigrants. The issue is ILLEGAL immigrants. Chaffetz
is a breath of fresh air.
"Compassionate" doesn't equal "illegal". Bothered to read Chaffetzs position on
immigration? Pretty reasonable. Come here legally, fix legal immigration, and
stop running illegals under the radar, not paying their fair share, etc. Seen
California's budget crisis? Your so-called compassionate position doesn't
work.I'd take Chaffetz and no bailouts over Bennett / Hatch
It looks like Chavfetz' arrogance will make him a two year political boy
wonder without a job. Oh well, there's always the Alpine City Council.
Get over yourself Chaffetz
Go for it Jason. Then when you lose to Matheson, we can all say "goodbye" and
L.D.S. love for illegal aliens. I'd vote for Mussolini if he would enforce the
laws on illegal aliens.
I would be willing to entertain the idea of voting for Chaffetz simply on the
basis of his anti-illegal immigration stance. I will, however, have to see how
he does between now and then with regard to other important issues. I worry about the intelligence of those who slander their fellow Utahns as
"immigrant haters" without making the very obvious distinction between
immigrants and illegal aliens. That is a form of hatred/bigotry in and of
itself. I personally have always and will always give immigrants a warm
welcome; it is an honor to know those who enrich my life. I do
absolutely hate anything illegal, including illegal immigration. And just in
case someone wants to bring up the silly speeding/illegal immigration argument,
no, I do not speed - even when no one is looking. I also have American Indian
ancestry so that equally ridiculous argument won't work either.
Oh, bummer....I was hoping Chaffetz would run to become one of the judges on
We don't need anymore immigrant haters in this state.I am ashamed of
anyone who belongs to my faith and shows a bad name by their hatred toward
immigrants. You display a bad message to everyone and do not follow the
teachings of the church. I hope people will find it in their hearts not to
Chaffetz will only make Utah the laughing stock of the U.S. I certainly hope
that rational thinking Utahns win over and stop the extreme right from
dominating the state.
I wish Chaffetz could get his facts straight.
I am tired of Chaffetz doing anything he can to get his name in the press. He is
I agree - get Bennett and Hatch out. They're two old men who have outlived
their time serving. They should gracefully retire and let some younger folks
who are still in touch with reality serve.
Chaffetz's unbridled ambition exceeds his grasp of the nuances required to be an
effective United States senator. He is a clown.
Lets kick Hatch and Bennett out!!! There both Libs!
Perhaps you are making a joke, in which case, it was funny. If not, I think the
fact that he has been married for 18 years most likely puts him over the minimum
age for Senate.
Rep. Chaffetz is 42.
What a joke!
The Constitution? Since when is anyone in Washington abiding by that old, worn
No matter what we the people need to vote Bennett out of office because of his
continued support of ILLEGAL Aliens!
Bennet lost my vote when he turned his noe up at voter and voted for the first
bailout. Plus he is very liberal on Immigration laws. He has lost touch with
Utahns. Same for Mr Hatch.Time for change!
I hope that Mr. Minuteman, Jason Chaffetz won't try to bring his far-right
agenda to the Senate. The day that it happens, Utah will end up turning it's
back to Reagan/Bush Compasionate Conservatism and will go for Liberal Democrat
agendas. You see? Republicans are under the impression that Utah is 100%
Republican, that's not so. There are more conservatives than liberals, but that
doesn't necessarily turn Utah into Republican Utah. Hasn't the Republican
"strategists" noticed they're losing ground? I wonder why? I'm LDS and a strong
Conservative, but I'm also an inmigrant who hates the anti-immigrant rethoric of
Chaffetz. Last year I voted Republican but didn't support Chaffetz as many other
anti-bigotry conservatives did. I'm affraid for Utah. Republicans should be too!
I don't think the Constitution will allow Chaffetz to run for Senate until he