Now its time to go to work for the GOP. The people rejected Obama and his
diciples and everything liberlism so the new agenda going forward must be...1. Energy jobs on public lands like North Dakota. (will create a high
pay jobs boom!!)2. Secure the southern border. 3. Rebuild the
military - increase the funding. (will create a high pay jobs boom!!)4.
Defund Obamacare piece by piece. Get some relief to small business. Propose
better common sense solutions.5. Reject all radical fed judge
appointments6. Appoint a special prosecuter for the IRS scandal and the
Benghazi scandal. Obama is dirty up to his neck with scandal and the American
people deserve to know the truth. Open up Harry Reid and Barack Obama's
chamber of secrets. 7. Nix any nuclear deal with Iran.
RE SCFANClearfield UtahI always thought people called the
Democrats "Big Spenders"Let's do a little math. If Mia
Loves campaign spent over $4.6 million dollars for about 90 thousand votes. How
much does that average out was spent for each vote?If Doug Owens
campaign spent a little over $600,000 dollars for about 94000 votes. How much
was spent for each vote for him by the campaign?Now tell me again
who was the big spender?
Mia Love = $4.5 Million from out-side sources.Doug Owens = $650,000 from
inside sources.7 to 1That's only cost her $72 per
vote.BTW, sinces we're loking at money and politics... Jason Chaffetz outspent Brian Wonnacott by factor of nearly 150 to 1.Almost $1 million against Wonnacott's $7,000
@ Make us FreeThere is a crucial flaw with trickle down economics.
The flaw is simply that the cup of the rich will remain the same and the extra $
will flow down from it. That is the flaw, because the cup represents greed and
the greed of the wealthy never stops expanding. There's nothing left to
trickle down when the cup keeps expanding. There's tons of data which shows
the rich are getting richer and the rest of us are getting poorer. Why is that?
Because even when given tax cuts for the last 30+ years the rich are hoarding
more than ever before. H.W. Bush was right to call trickle-down economics voodoo
economics....because it is exactly that. Wake up people. Tickle down
economics is nothing more than mumbo jumbo theory that will and never has worked
in the real world.
Hey WRK -"GaryO: so by your logic, then Obama was bought by
out-of-nationers."I don't know what you're talking
about, and I'm sure you don't know either.There is no
evidence that either Obama campaign accepted foreign money.Right
Wingers habitually invent their "facts," don't they?
You talk about Republicans with their money. It's the democrats who want
all the government handouts for free from my tax dollars. Let's give people
free phones etc. why? I have to pay my own bills and pay my taxes for all the
handouts the Dem's want to give just to get votes. That's really the
only Obama got back in was due to all his handouts to people.
Doug Owens didn't use the common sensehe speaks of when attacking Mia
during cammpaign. I saw no humility in that man and could someone show me his
patience and civvility? Really? All he tried to do was smear her to win. I never
vote for anyone who can't tell me what they stand for. Trying to hurt
someones reputation by taking words and twisting them will never win my vote!
Good Job Mia Love for taking the high road!
RE: WRKWRK Thank you for your comment regarding my post. True to
form you have read it and created a completely alternate reality as to what it
said. Where in my post did I blame any one for any thing? Would you not agree
that many Republicans have been upset with the POTUS from day one? Some
allegations have been so outlandish regarding the President that they may be
called tantrums? Would you also not agree that there are those who are
Republican that do blame their lot in life on the President? I
agree with you regarding Bush. There were and are many Democrats who blamed
Bush for all of their problems, I however, was not one of them. Is their merit
for parties in power creating problems for the other party. Of course there is.
But paralyzing some one to the point of not being able to exist as a large
number of Republicans have claimed over the past 6 years? No.
@make us freeDid you actually live through the 80's in a middle
class family? I did and I can tell you that we and our neighbors fared much
better after reagon/bush and far worse under bush 2.0.
The Senate take-over might be a blessing in disguise. When the 2016 election
rolls around, Republicans will share in the responsibility for the gridlock,
which I'm sure will continue. So, the republican Presidential candidate
won't have the luxury of blaming it all on republicans. What does that
mean? President Hillary Clinton.
As to “the poor” and “the middle-class”, they are far
better off under Conservative Governments (which some love to call
“Trickle-down Economics”). The “poor” and
“middle-class” were far better off in the Reagan years than they
were in the Carter years… BIG TIME (with so called “Trickle-up
Economics)!!! Even the Welfare Rolls more generally shrink under
“Conservative Governments” while they consistently increase under
more “Moderate to Liberal” Governments. Economic conditions (even
though they are always up and down in a free market environment) tend to
generally follow suit (generally better under conservative Economic policy).
John Kennedy was a Conservative at least on the economic front (more like Reagan
economics) and look at the results within both eras (economically). The
“poor”, “middle-class” and “rich” were all
better off under these corresponding Economic Policy eras.
@Redshirt1701"Personally I don't want Mia to end grid lock, I
hope that she adds to it."While I find that an odd thing to
want, I'm glad we agree that she's the type of candidate looking to
create more gridlock. @John Locke"democrats should be
truly thrilled regarding a black woman's rise to become a congress
(woman)"Sure it's great that Republicans got their first
black woman elected to Congress... but it's hard to be "thrilled"
when they take a seat held by a moderate Democrat and turn it into a far right
conservative seat. Just like I'm sure Republicans are happy with the idea
of having the first black President but sure as heck weren't happy about
losing the election or that it was a Democrat.
Mia will enjoy 2 years in Washington and get nothing done with her narrow
understanding of the constitution and her questionable agenda. I predict she
will be a one-term representative. I can't wait for 2016 when we get
someone to represent us with realistic solutions.
GaryO: so by your logic, then Obama was bought by out-of-nationers. Where do his
interests lay. Not with Americans, as has been proved by the last 6 years.
Also, to those commentators saying she won in "Utah's most liberal
district" you have to understand Utah doesn't have a liberal district.
Not even close. Utah has liberals, but the obviously gerrymandered districts
make sure they have no real representation. Give me one solid argument for why
Sugar House should be in the same district as St. George. It's cute that
left-leaning Salt Lake gets carved out into three separate districts. Even
Love's own district--the "most liberal" contains those bastions of
socialism in Provo and Orem.
Oh sid 6.7, when we blame Obama, that's OK, because he just turns around
and blames Bush, and so do most of the Demos with whom I have talked.It
amazes me that a set of people do one thing (blame someone else) and then say
that the other set of people are plaming other people.Liberals truly do
amaze me with their hypocrisy. Hopefully the blaming can end and we can get
something done. Wait, conservatives are now in charge and don't say that
they will not even let a bill get a vote on the Senate Floor (let see, that was
Demo, Harry Ried).Go smaller government and people who really believe in
GaryOWould you like cheese with that whine?Mia Love is
going to make a great representative for the state of Utah. I'm proud to
Maybe its' just me, but Utahns seem to have more of a spring in their step
than they did yesterday.
"Now the real work begins for our country. I think we will all feel this
victory with lower gas prices and more job opportunities for us."You mean, unlike the currently dropping gas prices and unemployment rate lower
than that which Obama inherited when he came into office. Maybe we'll also
see the stock market recover-oh yeah, it already is. But wait,
Benghazi! Socialism! ISIS!
"By mid-October, Love had raised more than $4.6 million for the election,
while Owens had collected close to $658,000. "Wow . . . Mia Love
spent SEVEN times as much as Owens, and most of it was outside money.Out-of-staters BOUGHT the election. And they BOUGHT themselves another Tea
Party type, who will advance the cause of these out-of-staters. Face it folks,
Mia Love and her loyalties have been bought and paid for by out-of-state
interests.Interesting, isn't it? . . . how Utahns actually
voted to relinquish control of their political influence.Apparently,
the Utah citizens who voted for Mia Love think Utahns should be controlled by
others.The proudly independent Democrats, who voted for Owens, want
Utah citizens to control their own destiny, but they were voted down.
Personally, I wouldn't want to be controlled by out-of-staters. It just
seems un-American to me to just give away one’s political power like that.
But Republicans in Utah have their own way of thinking.As the wise
man said, people deserve the government they vote for.
With the monumental Republican victories last night I am hoping the 6 year
temper tantrum will mellow a bit. I'm certainly not naïve enough to
think these victories will slow down those who blame Mr. Obama for every problem
they have ever experienced in their lives. It's many years for that to
cease but don't worry Republicans there will be another to absorb the blame
for your issues. I did not vote for Mrs. Love but I do congratulate
her on her victory and I hope she is as good for the State and the Country as
those who supported her say she is.
To "Draft dumbie" what we need to hope and pray for is in fact Gridlock
in the federal government. Economists have found that the best government is
one that is so busy fighting among its members that it can't pass any new
regulations or mess with tax laws.Personally I don't want Mia
to end grid lock, I hope that she adds to it. Lets stop all of the stupid laws
from going through and lets keep the government too busy fighting among its own
members to notice the economy getting better without their "help".Actually trickle down economics does work. What it does is creates a
situation where businesses are able to grow and expand more. The more growth
there is in business, the more valuable labor becomes as there are fewer people
in the available labor pool. Read some economics papers that are not written by
communists and they can explain it quite well.
I realize this may disappoint some that would like liberals to be more upset but
I am cautiously optimistic seeing as the last time our government really seemed
to function was when Clinton was in office and republicans controlled congress.
Neither side could do much harm but both sides felt the pressure to get
something worth while done.
It will be VERY interesting to see how voters feel about all this two years from
democrats should be truly thrilled regarding a black woman's rise to become
a congress (woman), but they are not. One look at Mia's background and you
will immediately recognize the fact that she is not a part of any "War on
Woman," but a successful woman in politics. Isn't that what the dems
want? Nope. The want a black woman in office who is a "liberal," as
well as a democrat. They themselves conduct a "War on woman," but, they
should say, "We are conducting a "War on Conservative Women.'"
To say anything else is pure dishonesty.Welcome to Congress, Mia.
Represent your conservative view and your voters well.
A great win for Mia Love, for Saratoga Springs community, for Republicans, for
Utah. Congratulations Mia
It needs to be pointed out that where Bill and Hillary, Michelle and Barrack
campaigned for Demo politicians, those politicians lost. Conversely, were Mitt
Romney campaigned for conservative candidates, including for Mia Love, they won
their elections! This must come as devastating news to liberals who think
America loves and adores them! Heck, even Illinois (Obama's home state) and
Maryland now have GOP governors elect!
Gotta love how anyone who advocates smaller government, less wasteful public
spending, a controlled national debt, stopping the ongoing invasion of the
homeland, a resurrection of the Constitution, etc., is now labeled by many in
both parties as some kind of "extremist." This is insanity in its most
blatant and unvarnished form.
Congrats Mia. Good for UT good for DC and good for the country. Go get
Sad commentary on Utah . . . that the vote was even close, after 6 years of
solid evidence that the current regime is the most corrupt, unqualified, and
incompetent administration in the history of the country--combined with the
blatant understanding that any elected Democrat would go back and rubber-stamp
the insanity that is choking us to death in this nation.
Congratulations to Mia Love for her win in the 4th district!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To Uncle Rico, who said to Brave Sir Robin"It's statements
like yours that continue to divide this country."And not
comments like those made by FatherOfFour.Double standards abound on
To FatherOfFour:Hold on. You mean we have to take responsibility for our
actions. How out of step with our present POTUS, who still blames Pres. Bush
for his mistakes.WOW, you are bold to step out of your comfort
@Draft dumbiePlease check out a TED talk with Hans Rosling (that
should be enough to google it.) You'll see how most people's views on
the middle class and the rich/poor gap are not based in reality.
Good job Mia Love and Republicans!
Grammy3 said:"I am so happy tonight. Mia wins, The Republicans
are now in control with both the Senate and House Great night and the People
have spoken now I pray that they will be able to reach across the Isle to make
sure that things get done back in Washington."====No
Grammy! Last nights sweep by the Republicans was a repudiation of everything
Democrat. The Republicans won not because they are necessarily loved, but
because voters want the Democrat/Obama agenda stopped! We didn't vote the
GOP in to work with the Democrats and "reach across the aisle"; we
elected them to stop this destructive agenda including Obamacare and their war
on energy.BTW, please tell us when Harry Reid worked with the
Republicans?If we wanted the Republicans to work with the Democrats,
we would've just elected the Democrats. The Republicans were given a
mandate last night to STOP the destruction brought to our nation by Obama and
Rock on !!! Congrats to Mia Love!!! Prayers were answered not only in Mia's
case but all across America last night. The GOP took control of the US Senate
with a +7 majority and most like +8 after the run off in Louisiana in December.
The US House now has it largest GOP majority since Herbert Hoover was president.
Governor races went to the GOP (34 total) nationwide and even in BLUE Democrat
states!!! Amazing!!! Obviously this was a complete rejection not only of Barack
Obama and his far left thinking but also the petty Democrat war on women
nonsense and other gimmick type politics that both the Democrat party and the
lap dog media of CNN, NBC , PBS etc... promoted for the last 6 years. People are
sick of this petty gimmick politics and they want real solutions for high pay
jobs not part time fast food jobs. Now the real question here will Barack Obama
change like Bill Clinton did and work with the GOP congress for the good of the
country? Clinton worked with ghe GOP and Contract With America to balance the
budget ...will Obama do the same? Well - sadly - probably not.
Finally... we will have someone in Congress who can question the
President's policies, who Democrats can't just accuse of being a
"Racist".Same goes for questioning Hillary Clinton and her
plans. She can do it without being accused of being sexist!
Iron Rod....excellent questions. I guess she is proof that Utahans will vote for
an African American and a woman as long as she's a Republican. Follow the
Congratulations to Miss Love, she won a narrow victory with huge outside money
in a gerrymandered district that should be a slam dunk for republicans even
though of the four districts it is the least in control of the low information
voters who simply push R rather than go through the ballot. I will be excited
to see her get the federal government out of education in Utah and turn it over
to Utahn's whatever that means. I can only assume she is going to end
school lunch and breakfast programs, and rules governing special education,
because that is about all the federal government controls in terms of education
within a state. I assume she knows that the funding that comes with those
programs from the feds will also no longer come to Utah.
Jared from CTHave you ever heard of "trickle down"
economics--the legacy of Ronald Reagan and all rich Republicans and big money
interests since then?Experience has demonstrated that hardly
anything ever "trickles down" to the poor and middle class workers in
the U.S.--rather, almost all of the money earned by big corporations goes back
to the economies of Saudi Arabia, China, Japan and every other country around
the world where the rich investors in such corporations reside (or to those
industries, such as the yachting industry, which make luxury items for the very
rich).The erosion of the U.S. middle class roughly conincides with
the introduction of "trickle down" economics, and nothing has been put
into place since to reverse the trend.Thus, the legacy of the
"rich get richer" is stronger than ever in the U.S. and around the
"The Obama Era is over" - Chris Mathews, MSNBCTo quote
Reverend King, ""We're free at last, thank God Almighty, we're
free at last".I've been smiling all morning...
If the choices are gridlock or King Obama ignoring checks and balances...put me
down for gridlock.
Hope and Change was progressive code for Hype and Shenanigans.
@Uncle RicoNo, it's things people do that divide the country,
not things people say. Words are just words - they don't accomplish
anything.And where's your diatribe been for the last 6 years?
Weren't liberals "dividing the country" by playing the race card
every time somebody dared to question Obama? Have you been waiting for Mia Love
to get elected just so you could drop that one-liner?
Oh, also, to paraphrase all you Libs when we complain about Obama, "Mia won.
Get over it."
Draft dumbie, can you seriously claim that a shrinking middle class is solely
the fault of Republicans? Give me a break. Big Government and Socialism are what
kill the middle class, and with few exceptions, establishment Republicans AND
Democrats have been driving our country that way for a long time. Take a look at
all Socialist economies out there (including many South American economies) --
what are the mass of the people doing? Sitting on the couch and collecting
government checks, or working at the proverbial Walmart and living in
apartments. Only under Capitalism, with minimal government intervention, is
there an economic system of opportunity, prosperity and economic mobility, where
our children have the opportunity to innovate, excel, and rise in the world in
terms of standard of living -- and then CHOOSE where the fruits of their labors
go, i.e. which causes -- charitable, political, etc. -- that THEY want to
The only reason that Owens got that close was because of the turncoat
RINO's in Salt Lake.
I don't like either party: Republican or Democrat.The
Republican viewpoint on moral issues matches with my conservative Christian
values more than the liberal Democrat viewpoint on moral issues. However, for
many years now the Republicans have championed the economic interests of the
super rich and big money interests at the expense of the poor and middle class,
whereas the Democrats have championed the economic interests of the middle class
and poor. I'm not super rich, so I favor the Democrats on economic
issues.The best check and balance system I can hope for is that
neither party gets full control of the government (State or Federal). When one
party has control, stupid, extreme legislation and government corruption are
usually the result. Therefore, I pray for government gridlock, so that nothing
stupid can happen.
... The main problem with Reagan is he did not cut "Big Centralized
Government" enough and admitted that as one of his regrets. We need to
place more Power back to the States as the Founding Fathers originally designed.
Oh so sad for the left leaning Dems. You had it all the first two years of
Obama's presidency. The people have spoken so now the Repubs can blame the
failed policies of Obama for the next 6 years. Just wait till a republican
president comes in 2016. No more shovel-ready job talk, or telling people to
put more air in your tires. Now the real work begins for our
country. I think we will all feel this victory with lower gas prices and more
job opportunities for us.
re happy2bhere"If Mia won in the most liberal district in Utah,
then no doubt she would have won in the rest of Utah."The most
liberal district in Utah is what is now the 2nd where only 63% of people voted
for dubya in 2004.
Her opponent, Doug Owens, had a political ad wherein he explained that his
family had lived in Utah for generations. That bothered me. Does that mean that
any other candidate that was a "johnny-come-lately" was undeserving of
running for political office? I say, good for you Mia! And, congratulations on
your historic election!
Father of FourYou leave out two things that will prevent the
Republican agenda from seeing the light of day. One, Harry Reid as minority
leader in the Senate can fillabuster any legislation he wants to, thus stopping
anything from getting to Obamas desk. Pretty much the same as he did when
Majority Leader, only he just did it by not allowing bills to come to the floor
for a vote. And of course, if bills do get out of Congress, then Obama has,
along with his phone and pen, a VETO PEN. So, it will not all be on the
Republicans. That will only happen if they get the White House in 2016.
If Mia won in the most liberal district in Utah, then no doubt she would have
won in the rest of Utah. To all who believe the dislike of Obama has something
to do with his race, then consider that. A Republican Mia verses a white Mormon
male Democrat would have likely lost for Senator too. BTW. I personally have
no idea of Mias religion. Don't care. It's her political positions
that matter. I certainly would never vote for Harry Reid, even if he was my
next door neighbor. And I'm Mormon. This is a good sign for the country.
Take the race baiting out of politics. It's bad and divisive for the
When Owens says "extreme politics are not good for Utah", he should have
considered the President that he voted for the last two elections.Mr. Owens, Obama is not good for Utah.
If one were to believe the comments of Democrats, one would have to believe that
every Republican is a "right-wing extremist. (Why do we never hear the term
"left-wing extremist?") Some of the "outside money" Mia Love
received was mine, never more than $25 at a time. I rarely contribute to
political campaigns, and I only contributed to Mia Love this year—small
amounts. I once lived in Utah, have many relatives there, and find Utah's
interests always to be my interests. I wish Mia Love well in representing Utah
and in helping reverse the six-year downward spiral this nation has suffered
under President Obama.
Furry 1993 Iron Rod With the exeception of
people like Mitt Romney, the Kennedys, or a few other rich guys and gals, almost
all politicians have to ask for money to run. You think Obama was less
dependent upon other peoples money than was Romney? Romney pretty much self
financed. Obama has been hob nobbing with rich and famous the whole time in
@Brave Sir RobinIt's statements like yours that continue to
divide this country.
Has Mia packed and boarded the Tea Party Express?Ted Cruz, the Tea Party
leader refuses to support or work with McConnell. These two factions of the
Republican party won't even work together.Gives one an idea of
what's to come.Can everyone spell unbelievable GRIDLOCK.
A huge disappointment in my opinion. But let's give Mia a chance...will
she help get us out of gridlock or add to it?
Yea for MIA! I am so glad that she won. She will make Utah proud.
Does this mean every time a liberal disagrees with Mia Love we get to call
him/her a racist? After all, every time someone disagrees with Obama it's
because we're racist.
George Soros must be frowning tonight after spending billions for Democrat
Although I am a democrat, I am very happy right now. The republicans own the
house, the senate, and the majority of the Supreme Court. No more complaining
about the federal government. No more complaining about the debt or federal
spending. Everything that Washington DC does now is 100% owned by the
republicans. No blaming Harry Reid, he isn't in power anymore. No blaming
Pelosi, she hasn't been in power for years now. Now the republicans own
anything that comes out of Washington. And with Mia Love there are no Utah
democrats in federal office anymore. So no blaming the liberals. It's all
yours republicans, good luck. I wonder what their first bill will be?
The gerrymandering of Congressional Districts by the Republican Utah legislature
has assured that the predominantly Democratic region of Salt Lake City goes
unrepresented in Congress--and basically gives rightwing Utah County two
Congressmen/women.Ironically, most Utah Republican voters are middle
class or lower class economically, but by voting Republican continue to assure
that the big money interests will continue to errode the U.S. middle class, so
that within another 30 years, we can expect to have a rich ruling class, and a
serf/poor class, much like in South American countries.I'm
looking forward to all my children living in apartments and working for Walmart
at minimum wage their whole lives.What would also be really great is
if the "Tea Party" zealots get their way and balance the U.S. budget,
putting the entire world economy into a depression for who knows how many years.
@ charlykI think it was the people who voted in President Obama that
made the big mistake, and the people have responded.We'll be sorry? I
think weve been sorry for the last 6 years. no I think people are pretty happy
right now. Oh and did you notice the stock market this morning? LOL
Nice to see a BLACK WOMAN REPUBLICAN -- a certified minority -- win the
election! If you didn't vote for her, it's because you are a racist
and/or a chauvinist! Seriously! Actually, I'm just kidding. But now you
know how all of us who oppose Obama feel, being told we are racist when in
reality we recognize Obama for what he is: The worst president the U.S. has ever
had, bar none. Regarding Mia Love, I expect she'll do a good job in
Congress. And if she does indeed follow-through on her promise to try to reform
and shrink government, and return power to the people, then she'll be
honoring her oath to uphold the Constitution, unlike every single big government
politician out there, which includes every last Democrat and at least half the
Republicans in power.
Only Republicans are evil for raising millions of dollars and not Democrats and
Harry Reid and his millions? It didn't help him or his teammates.
Well finally all of the gerrymandering that had taken place in the past to get
the democrats out of the 4th district worked, the republicans control all seats
from Utah, SAD day! Seriously it's time for third party!
After watching the debates I have to say style won over substance. I hope good
intentions are enough.
Congrats Mia! I voted for you, as I did in 2012. This time with the victory!
People can give the reasons why Mia won (money, name recognition, low turn-out),
but she did. Congratulations to her. I had fears she could lose due to race
factors. I personally heard several staunch GOP supporters comment about her
race and wondered if that would deter them from voting for her. Evidently, it
did not, as it should be.
Well, here we go! The era of Mia Love!While I hoped for an
Owen's victory, I do wish her the best of luck. I hope she's
everything she says she is.I'm skeptical that all she'll
be is the "first black female republican" ... as advertised.
Congratulations to Mia Love! I hope she does "hit the ground running" as
she says she will. She had to continually offset a personal attack by her
opponent. I really admire her. She could have called the "race card" as
democrats often do. She did not and earned a lot of points in my book. I think
she will be a fine addition to the Utah delegation who have already shown a
united effort to support her. Go Mia! You're on your way to
Washington, D.C.! Don't lose your soul there. Stay true to the values on
which you stand.
I am ready for some "extremism" like actually trying balance the budget
so our children have some chance of a future. Yes, being $18,000,000,000,000 in
debt is enough. Yes, I know living within your means is now extreme to many
people, but I am willing to give it a try. Congrats Mia, you have shown that
the American dream is still alive.
Congratulations to the people of the great state of Utah for electing a
fantastic, intelligent and capable leader to represent you. You should be proud
that your state elected the first black Republican woman ever elected to the
United States House of Representatives! God bless Mia, the state of Utah and the
United States of America!
Oh dear, what will the liberals say now?She would have won last time if
not for the Huntsman switcheroo.
Wonderful news! Hurray for Mia! Now we'll see what a little Love can do
Way to go Mia!
One last thought, Money can buy you LOVE.
A question to consider today for Utah voters.Are politicians
indebted to those who fund their campaigns?If over 80% of Mia
Love's campaign funding came from out of state interests will she feel some
kind of loyalty to their interests? Will she be looking to appease those
funding interests so that their funding efforts will be repeated in two
years?Are elections with few exceptions actually purchased. How
much was spent on each vote for Mia Love and how much was spent on each vote for
Doug Owens?With few exceptions would it be valid to say the amount
of money spent by the candidate usually influences the election?Are
voters easily swayed by advertising and name recognition?Would
anyone like to comment on the above questions?
Unfortunately with Mia winning (along with Bishop, Stewart and Chaffetz), anyone
in Utah who is not an extreme far right fringer dweller no longer has anyone to
protect his or her interests in Congress. Liberals and mainstream moderates no
longerhave anyone from Utah to speak for them. We are unrepresented for at
least the next two years. That's frustrating, and very very sad.
If this had been a Democratic win the Right Wing would be screaming
"FOUL" and blaming low information voters. It would also be four more
years of grid lock and constant hate speaches on TV. Now that they have
won they are claiming a fair election and the promise to serve America and
expect Democrats to take their side for the better of America. Never mind the 6
years of fighting any polocies that may have helped the American families. We live in a time of gross double standards.
Congratulations to Ms. Love! She has an opportunity to win over the voters in
Salt Lake County who voted for Owens. If she is well connected to her
constituency then she will become an unbeatable force for the good of, not just
Utah, but the entire nation. We need to reign in the Federal Government. It is
completely out of control. Just look at our debt. That's only one of
several pressing issues.
Finally the 4th District will represent Utah. Matheson proved his rhino-cratic
position with his last minute Obama Care non-vote.Owens said he’ll
“absolutely” be back in 2016. He needs to realize because daddy was
a four timer doesn't entitle him to an automatic Jim Dabakis prediction.True laws are created from morals not by attorneys.
Obviously all those outside money sources helped Republican candidates a lot.The Koch brothers must be beaming.Actually, Owens did
remarkably well considering Mia Love outspent him 7 to 1 with all that outside
money.I see Orrin Hatch still has much higher hopes too:"Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, stands to become Senate Finance Committee
chairman and president pro tempore of the Senate, third in line of succession to
the presidency behind the vice president and the U.S. House speaker.'Miracles happen, you know,' Hatch said . . . "Hmmmm
. . . But what miracle would eliminate the President, Vice
President, and the Speaker of the House . . . And leave Orrin unscathed?. . . We'll have to wait and see I guess.
I love Mia Love!! Congratulations on your historic win, Mia!!
I am so happy tonight. Mia wins, The Republicans are now in control with both
the Senate and House Great night and the People have spoken now I pray that they
will be able to reach across the Isle to make sure that things get done back in
Congratulations, Utah. You have proved wrong those critics who said racism
would prevent an ordinarily easy GOP pickup.Or is it true that, but for
that negative factor, the GOP tally in District 4 would have been higher? Only the voters know for sure.
I am confident that Mia Love's Positive Messages Displayed in her Campaign
will be very beneficial to not only our State but the Country as well.
Heh, I guess the only upset Democrats are allowed tonight is the look on our
faces. Well hopefully the Republicans do a better job governing (maybe having
more responsibility will help) than I fear they will.
Considering she had 7x the money the fact that she only won by 3% should
humiliate her. Terrible choice Utah. You will regret it. Hopefully
you won't make the same mistake next time.
Congrats, Mia!!!(So much for FT's and Frozen Fractals
Good for you, Mia. Good for Utah. Good for DC. Mia is a good person with some
backbone. Congratulations on a fine victory and may you make a difference in
getting Washington under control.
Thank you 4th District and thank you Mia :) for serving... we really need you
and we love you too...
Yeah Mia!!! Bring it on!
Time to update and reverse that 50/47 number...
No, FT, race was NOT a factor, only perhaps in the minds of you and Al Sharpton
or Jesse Jackson. The election isn't over yet, either, as not many ballots
have been counted and most of the ones that have been counted come from Democrat
leaning Salt Lake County. Mia may yet win the race.What this race
does say, is that in a heavily-favored Republican State, with name recognition
and election experience from two years ago, coupled with all the national
exposure, Mia isn't a particularly strong candidate. Either that, or Mr.
Owens is a very viable candidate.Whatever happens, happens---in this
instance. I'm in a different district but not sure which candidate I would
have supported. I favor the conservative thinking, but Mia raised taxes in
Saratoga Springs more than once, well beyond what was really needed. And my
experience a few years back said Wayne Owens was a decent person that I
respected, just like Bill Orton and Scott Matheson. But aligning with the
Dem's in Washington....kiss of death to my vote.
At the moment, every house, senate, or governors race the NY Times marked as
Republican expected to win narrowly or easily has a Republican leading... except
for Mia Love (and a few louisiana runoffs that the republican is expected to win