I liked his claim that he lowered property taxes while county mayor (sarcasm).
Taking credit for things he didn’t do (and actually fought against) and
making up the opponent’s voter record in the debates all while sounding
very composed and elequent is classic politician. I’m sure he’ll
fit in well in the swamp.
Dixie Dan,Unless you have the wrong address or perhaps live in the
4th district during the summer, you have no dog in this fight. It
always gets me when people tell me what so-and-so will do when they have done
nothing yet. Give McAdams a chance and see how things go. He can't be any
worse than Mia, and do you think that she would have had any influence with the
dems? I think McAdams made a good mayor and will make a good
representative.BTW, I emailed Mia and got no answer just like so
many others. Not impressed.And no matter what she has said on
national television, she did not lose because of racism.
@DN Subscriber"He will be under intense pressure from Pelosi and
the party bosses to do things "their way" and like Jimmy Matheson will
end up coerced into voting for very liberal bills when they need him, but
sometimes allowed to vote "Utah values" when his vote is not
needed."Just a thought: Maybe "very liberal bills" and
"Utah values" are closer to each other than you'd like to
believe.Things like protecting our environment and caring for the
poor and needy are both "very liberal" and "Utah values."
That's why more people voted for McAdams than any other candidate.
Mia Love would have won this razor tight race had she allowed Trump to help her
with a rally in the last weeks of the race. She showed poor judgement. She showed her true colors with her absent voting record after she lost.
Those votes were important and she chose to to leave Washington DC and not vote
on behalf of her constituents. A democrat like Ben McAdams is better than
a republican like Mia Love.
Mia's voting record after losing the election speaks volumes about how
dedicated she really was to serving the people. I wish Ben well . He has a
Ben was a good Mayor and I would have voted for him again."I'm going to continue to serve," he said. "I'll be in a
different role and a different title, but I'm still the same person and
I'm here to try to solve the challenges to keep our community the great
place we know it to be."But, while he was good here, going to
play in the swamp that is Congress, it is an entirely different world. He will
be under intense pressure from Pelosi and the party bosses to do things
"their way" and like Jimmy Matheson will end up coerced into voting for
very liberal bills when they need him, but sometimes allowed to vote "Utah
values" when his vote is not needed. He cannot change the national Democrat
party, but they can sure change him.
Ben,Don't forget who you are when you get back to the swamp and work
on draining it and on the corruption even if it means you only get one term.
Don't get sucked into the D.C. sickness and dysfunction. These things will
be your greatest challenges more so than the problems in the country and the
I don't think McAdams will have much relevance, but he's worth a
try.Mia Love certainly didn't do much even though she had the
spotlight easy enough.
@JohnnyTriumph:"Johnny Triumph - Salt Lake City, UTDec. 29, 2018
1:28 p.m.I'm so checked out of all this...Mia was a horrible
representative and Ben will prove no differently. And now we're stuck with
a Democrat in the office, one who pledged to stand for our values but who will
soon show his true colors."What? What is our "our
values". He's a Democrat, you expect him to stand for the GOP? He was
elected by an almost 50/50 split. 50% of people may have different values.
Ben's a mormon-I'm not. I voted for him. Do I expect him to stand for
mormon values? No. I expect Ben to stand for HIS values, much different and more
ethical than Utah GOP values. I expect him to do what is best for his district.
And, I believe that he will.
Replying to @UTHighwayPatrol"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the
United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation
under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."What
does this pledge mean to U &@UtahAG
@GovHerbert,@utahsenate,@UtahReps@senorrinhatch @SenMikeLee(with 3 photos- all stamped received, 2 filed with Utah Justice Paige
Petersen,all stamped by UAG Sean Reyes)Filed Ethics Test - proof of
Corp. Bribery IntentFiled -Drug Offenders "Evidence"- proof of
innocence by violating unconstitutional Drug Monopoly Law.Filed - Dr.
Survey for Unborn right to life - by Evidence proving through science
experts/doctors... When life begins for all higher life forms.Photo shows
UAG Reyes & myself holding the Dr. Survey w/photo of 28 week old preemie
laughing. Stamped Jan.11, 2016.)Proofs Ben McAdams, Rep. Mia Love,
the list above & US Attorney John Huber, 3 federal judges Nuffer, Shelby
& Waddoups, DA Sim Gill, & every news media here in SLC,UTHaving
knowledge but remain silent~is so terrible I fear for their soulsReplying to @jonnyricola @UTHighwayPatrol and 6 othersTell me & the
public - What the pledge allegiance- means to you?
I'm glad he's leaving. I'm just not glad that he's going to
Congress. I don't feel that someone that lives outside of my
district is going to do the best job of representing me.He should
have moved into the district.
@Red Smith - American Fork, UTDec. 29, 2018 7:38 a.m.McAdams
wouldn't meet with us when he was the Mayor. McAdams won't meet
with us when he's in Congress."Who is us? You don't
live in his Mayoral district. You won't live in his congressional district.
He's never represented you, and he won't in congress. Mia Love,
however, never met or returned calls, emails or letters from constituents in her
district. McAdams was a great SL County mayor.
I wish him the best of luck but he also needs to remember not to do what Mia
Love did & forget the people of Utah & the voters who put him in office
because it could be a short lived victory!
I'm so checked out of all this...Mia was a horrible representative and Ben
will prove no differently. And now we're stuck with a Democrat in the
office, one who pledged to stand for our values but who will soon show his true
colors. Neither was a good choice in the election and now we're stuck.
I like Ben- he has done some good things while Mayor-But Ben & Rep.Mia
Love-Have broken their most sacred vows_To defend our Constitution &
Bill of Rights.I did run against them for the 4th District US
Congress this 2018 election:I was listed on line as the only other
candidate - as a write-in.My purpose was to defend our
Constitution__currently being violated by society & Gov.My
research into Violations of Constitutional Law- Have yielded Legal Proofs -to use in any US Court.The proofs are in 1page survey for legal or
court recognized experts -to state under oath - if Corporate Bribery or
Drug Monopoly Law ora Dr. Survey (unborn right to life) showing
scientifically when life begins for higher life forms.These proofs
are filed - just like a good lawyer would do- notarized & stamped received
by all 3 branches of Utah & Federal Government.In other words- there
is a court record , a legislative record, a executive branch record:that
will prove - most of your public officials - have knowledge to end Constitution
Violations _but refuse to do their duty.I handed these proofs to Ben
McAdams in person many timesI have his stamped received duplicates -Ask him- cTr
Some changes in life are always bittersweet. Yet what he will learn and how he
will grow is worth it IMO. Glad he won over Mia. Hope he enjoys the memories
and continues to move forward to greater challenges in life.
McAdams wouldn't meet with us when he was the Mayor. McAdams
won't meet with us when he's in Congress.McAdams
won't meet with us when he runs for Utah Governor.It's
hardly a goodbye when McAdams never said hello.
Fare thee well, Congressman McAdams. You were a great county mayor and will be
I'm sure McAdams will have a warm and fuzzy with the new Speaker of the
House. By his campaign rhetoric, he will have little influence, if any, with
the Madam Speaker. Utah will suffer because of this IMHO.