No slavish support in vote for Romney; writer's letter was insulting

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  • HaHaHaHa Othello, WA
    Nov. 18, 2012 3:43 a.m.

    Compare which state has the better unemployment rate and economy. Utah who supports and lives by Romney principles, or Maryland who supports and lives by Obama principles? Which one gets more government infrastructure dollars to support that economy. Enough said!

  • Christian 24-7 Murray, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 8:30 p.m.

    John CC and other like minded Demo's

    I too believe in helping the poor, and handicapped, by re-distributing my wealth, but there is no pride in having it taken by force from me. The pride comes in the giving freely, and in choosing a charitable vehicle that gets 90-95%, or more, of the donations to those it was intended for. Government takes the money, strips out half or more in bureaucracy, and gives the leftovers to the poor. The government doesn't meet its own requirements for being a tax exempt charitable organization.

    I want my government to protect me from all types of crime. There are criminals of every group. I don't want it to target some crimes, while winking and nodding at others, based on the color of the collar or the skin.

    I hope you really do believe in every amendment. I too believe abiding by every amendment, but hear people on the left bashing many rights of conservatives. (Freedom of speech, religion, and gun ownership come to mind.)

    Maybe if we could all unify in upholding the constitution, in its entirety, liberals and conservatives could actually talk to each other with civility.

  • Grover Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 3:30 p.m.

    It was greatly satisfying to see that Willard only got the standard Republican vote total in the election. He was outpolled by GWB in one of his elections. I fully expected that the guy on the white horse would break all records. I was wrong. It would be nice to hear that from the other side.

    JWC - the definition of what the other side "wants" or "stands for" is set by the winners and not the losers.

  • nonceleb Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 2:05 p.m.

    As it was impossible to know what Romney REALLY believed (shifting positions on climate change, the coal inustry, the auto bailout, gun control, gays in the military, marriage equality, abortion, contraception, health care mandates and Medicare) what are the reasons Utah voted for him by 73% other than the Olympic and Mormon connection? If you claim you share his values, outside of having the same religious faith, precisely what were they?

  • ugottabkidn Sandy, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 12:27 p.m.

    JCS, you amuse me still young man. Where do you get this stuff? Googled on the 10,000'd page? Maybe you could direct me to the "free gift's" I am alleged to receive.

  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 10:21 a.m.

    Anderson's letter was pure nonsense. The Northeast, Black Americans and Hispanics who voted for Obama are subject to the same charge, but were conveniently not mentioned. Such blather is not ink-worthy.

  • Wonder Provo, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 9:07 a.m.

    @John C C -- Couldn't have said it better. I agree with you 100%. And John Charity Spring, I think YOU are the one who wanted goodies, not the people who voted for Obama. Mitt telling you you'd get a 20% tax cut really got you revved up, right? So you want the federal government to do everything it does (except help the poor; they can cut that part), but you don't want to pay for it. Talk about wanting goodies.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 8:54 a.m.

    Boy, in my ward, the pressure was certainly on to vote for Mitt. Having an Obama bumper sticker on my car made for some very interesting Sundays.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 8:43 a.m.

    Another nonsensical post from JCS. How anyone can blindly accept those ideas and then spout them as if they were facts is completely beyond comprehension.

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 8:37 a.m.

    The second comment above is absolutely correct about why people voted for Obama. Those who voted for Obama:

    1. want free welfare handouts with no work expected in return;

    2. want immigration laws ignored;

    3. want government to force businesses to pay artificially high wages, and;

    4. want the government to take property from one citizen and give it to another, with no compensation in return.

    This is a vision that is destroying America. Those who supported Romney were trying to stop this destruction. Hopefully, there will be something left to salvage when the public finally comes to its senses in four years.

  • John C. C. Payson, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 8:14 a.m.

    I, too, feel good about voting for a smart, successful man who shares my values. I may disagree with Hutterite on some issues, but here is why this white Utah Mormon Republican in Utah county voted for Obama:

    I believe in helping the poor.
    I believe in welcoming the stranger.
    I believe in using government to protect the worker from being oppressed in his wages.
    I believe in law and order, and seek government regulatory protection from white collar crime.
    I like cooperating with people outside my religion, race, and national origin in worthy causes.
    I oppose preemptive wars.
    I don't mind enabling the handicapped.
    I'm PROUD to redistribute my wealth.
    I'm a patriot who supports every amendment in the Constitution, not just the ones that please me.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Nov. 17, 2012 12:22 a.m.

    'I feel good about voting for a smart, successful man who shares my values.' Me, too. It's even better that he came out on top. And I live in utah.