I respect party independence but I have observed none during this or any other
election year. How independent is Scott Matheson? Will independents vote with a
given party more than 70% of the time?I personally think there are
bright minds on both sides of the isle that could make positive contributions to
much of the legislation that is considered. Unfortunately, most candidates are
conflicted and beholden to the party that helps them get elected. I have
observed very little political independence over the years. I will
support candidates that: 1) promise to identify the funding source of all new
federal expenditures, 2) commits to vote against any legislation that increases
the national debt, 3)supports term limits and 4)eliminates political influence
through meaningful campaign contribution reform. I am not against
social programs that improve the standard of living for members of our society
provided it does not damage self-esteem, discourage self-reliance or propagate
the idea of something for nothing. Fiscal conservatism should cross party
boundaries—no one can legitimately support indefinite deficit spending.We should expect to reap what we sow and no more.
Two Amazing Intelligent women that are greatly needed in Office to change the
direction of this Country and get it back on track. I believe we need to go
without so our children won't. We have been a blessed generation for many
previous years.Its time to be responsible, get back on budget, and allow
for future generations to grow an succeed!
"Obama has had control of House and Senate. When Bush was president,
Democrats had control,"If only we could re-write history to suit
our narrative.But, this is easily fact-checked and it is clearly
Wrong.Bush had a GOP house and senate for 6 of his 8 years.
IdahoStranger -- perhaps you need to check your facts. When was the last time
we had a "U.N." war?
""The world needs America's leadership at this point in time and
we're not getting American leadership," Rice said. "What we're
getting is the muted voice of America through the security council."Yes indeed, our vote is truly muted everywhere in the United Nations,
but we continue to pay a large share of the bill.It's time to
declare our independence once again. We need to withdraw from the United
Nations and become our own nation again - do our own thinking and follow our own
plans.The United Nations is simply the frame work for one world
government - Bush's New World Order."Not only does the U.N.
not prevent future wars, but it makes it practically certain that we shall have
future wars; and as to such wars, it takes from us the power to declare them, to
choose the side on which we shall fight, and to determine what forces and
military equipment we shall use in the war, and to control and command our sons
who do the fighting." J. Reuben Clark Jr.Soon we will have
another UN war where more of America's sons and daughters can go and die.
Bush couldn't resist the progressive mantra of spend and borrow, spend and
borrow. Progressive Republicans are almost as much as fault as are the
Democrats. What is needed is a team which rejects Keynsian economics and
embraces Hayak economics. I believe Romney/Ryan will pursue a more rational
course in guiding our country back to prosperity.
Now that the country is divided we are seeing too many racial overtones and
racial name dropping and racial motivated endorsements which I find
distributing, It means that this candidate is suffering from a conflict of
interest and her motivation are racial and not impartial as an American like she
pretended to be early in her campaign.Mia started out sounding like
an independent and American but her real nature is emerging and its not a
pleasant sight for the public support. Condoleezza Rice is an enemy of the state
of the union Socialist and her endorsement really turns us "off" and
tarnishes the credibility of Mia Love.Since I vote the person and
not the party, Mia has just canceled any hope for my help. Budding politicians
should be more careful of who they choose to partner with, it can make and break
"firstamendment" You do not remember clearly. For Bush's first 6
years in office, he had both a Republican House and Senate. For his last 2
years, and Obama's first two years, they were Democratically controlled.
Now we have a Republican House and a Democratic Senate.
Orrin's six Senate terms and Matheson's six house terms are both six
terms. Senators are elected with different criteria and is a statewide election
for the position. Congressman get elected every two years and is a completely
different game. The State of Utah Republican controlled legislature
always makes the boundaries change to try to keep Matheson out of sync with his
constituents and did it again, even with the increase in House of Representative
positions to 4 instead of 3. Matheson chose which district and at that time
didn't know he had Mia Love as his opposition.Matheson has done
a good job but is a Democrat and with Congress potentially going back to Pelosi
and the Democrats mean that this is one more seat to lose for them.
Red Smith:If Matheson with 12 years in Washington DC is a career
politician, WHAT do you call Orrin Hatch who has been there 36 years?Do
you also recommend bringing Rob Bishop home?
Matheson is a career politician - Six terms is enough. Let someone else fill
the seat.Why can't politicians ever go home and back to work
place like the people they represent?Jim, come home.
If I remember correctly, Obama has had control of House and Senate. When Bush
was president, Democrats had control, and pushed the Housing reform that caused
the bubble which caused the crash, then, foolishly, we elected more Liberals,
who knew nothing about how to run a Country. They have printed more money
(in China) to reward CEO's and Unions for failure, and the rest of us will
have to pay for it. We are worse off than when Obama took office. Another thing we could do better without is those thousands employed to
mislead about Mitt Romney, and malign his faith and the faiths of others who
support traditional marriage. This effort to push a dishonest harmful agenda is
destroying families and hurting all of us. Those who push this seem to express
little concern for America, or the future of our children.
Go Mia and Condoleezza!!! Set us free from Socialist oppression. We need to be
free to work. I'm a Union worker and Upper management can do whatever they
want because the "uncertain economic times" make it so we can't
afford to strike or look for another job. Once we can work we don't need
government to buy us healthcare. We need competition. Real jobs (not the
Obama's "good" low paying jobs)are known to illegitimate births,
thus lower abortions, lower drug use, increase education, etc.
@Baron Scarpia"Where was she when her boss was waging two unpaid
for wars and cutting taxes to eliminate the surplus left by President
Clinton?"I think that is a very fair question. I had a real
problem with George W. Bush and his spending. It wasn't his fault that we
got attacked and sucked into a war. And really, both parties are at fault on
Iraq. Both parties, including Bill Clinton, insisted that Iraq had WMD's.
However, Bush spend like mad on domestic programs. Having said
that, Obama has followed the EXACT SAME COURSE! Bush did a timulus, Obama did a
similar stimulus. Bush launched a prescription drug plan, Obama launched an
even bigger Healthcare plan. So the question is this: Out of Obama
and Romney, who is more likely to curb spending? The answer is clearly Romney.
There is too much comparing Obama to Bush. Both were monumental disasters for
separate but similar reasons.
"If the U.S. can't control its spending and keeps borrowing money,
nobody will look to it as a place of limitless horizons, she said."I used to admire Dr. Rice, but I've lost all respect for her. Where was
she when her boss was waging two unpaid for wars and cutting taxes to eliminate
the surplus left by President Clinton? The GOP has become
shameless. Absolutely shameless!
There is no honor in politics; it is all just nasty party politics without
concern for the citizens best interest. Either party will scramble support for
their candidate even if it is the worst thing that can happen to the community.
Voters can not, and should not, trust party endorsements.
This being the same Rice who as Secretary of Defence ignored the warnings
leading up to 9/11... The largest terrorism attack in US history was under her
I just picked up my Mia Love yard signs this morning. They were nice and threw
in an old Matheson = Pelosi sign. :)As a member of the 4th
congressional district I will be there with everyone I know on voting day trying
to get Love elected and return this country to fiscal responsibility. As I tell my kids, "There are lots of things you want, but you can't
afford them, SORRY!"
Wow, how the mighty have fallen.Where was Condi while Bush was causing
most of these problems?Mia is another Jason & Lee do nothing
once elected but complain and maybe give themselves a raise while their at
it.Something that Jim turned down.More stonewalling will
Its great to have a contested congressional race in the state. I only wish I
were a mile to the west and lived in the 4th district. Patriot?
Porta-potties, mothers? It must be some code subversive group message.
"$100-per-person luncheon at Thanksgiving Point"I hope they
can keep that mother out, who brings porta-potties into the restaurant!