Chaffetz's style is hyper-partisan, brook-no-opposition harshness. This is
just the latest example of his arrogance. He does not represent the true spirit
How is this even legal? Removing someone for voting against party rules? How is
using fear to manipulate members legal? Representatives should be able to vote
their conscience without worrying about getting blacklisted by the party's
leadership. Reinstate him chaffetz.
Along the same lines with TRUTH, Chaffetz has a bad case of Potomac Fever. No
cure like the Caucus, well, what used to be the Caucus..
The Utah Republican party is just as bad. A recent questionaire sent to party
members asked if propective candidates for public office should have to appear
before a party committee and demonstrate party loyalty. I voted no.
Once again party loyalty trumps. Time for a moderate third party to fill in the
As a result of representing his constituents, a rePublican is demoted by Party
boss rePublican chaffetz for defying other rePublican party bosses...Priceless.
President Obama has had a lot of criticism for doing things that he has
acknowledged he did not have the authority to do. The Republicans have been
criticized by the opposition for opposing many of the things he wants. The
Democrats claim it is either racism or partisanship while the Republicans are
convinced they are trying to turn the direction the country around and head in
the "right" direction.In this case, it is the Republicans
that are championing the granting of additional powers to the POTUS and the
Democrats are standing in opposition (kind of deflates the argument that
Republicans are opposed to anything the President wants).The
President, of course, is happy to accept additional authority.The
Democrats say they are opposed, in an effort to prevent the job loss that has
been typical of foreign trade agreements.What is it the Republicans
are hoping to gain by their stance?
This is a sad commentary on the state of our democracy.Re FT
You're right... it does sound like the Third Reich.Each
government official should be able to vote according to their constituents needs
and desires. Our officials do for us... oh wait, never mind.
Chaffetz has evolved from a conservative into Chris Cannon....time to demote
The article has been cut from AP's version too much. It isn't clear
why the congressman opposed fast track. It could have been because he has
concerns about the impact on labor. More likely, it is because he doesn't
want to do anything that can be interpreted as support for President Obama.
There is no way to tell.
This is yet another way people get "co-opted" in Washington.It doesn't matter if you say you will do good things when running your
election campaign back in small-town USA (and they elect you to do that)... when
you get to Washington the party takes over, and you have to become a drone for
their cause or else.Some people fight against it, but they are
marginalized and sidelined until they are powerless and eventually gone.
It's a sad part of our political system.You can't vote
your own conscience sometimes... you have to vote the party line (or else).
Sounds like a tactic from the third reich. Party loyalty over the people who
elected you. Sad state of American politics.