Jim did wait until his vote meant nothing. If he was truly against abama care he
would have come out much earlier and said how he was voting. He got a free pass
to vote no.
Mia Love is treated by many so-called pundits as a person that is not as high
level as they are.The Utah Legislators and GOP party people appear
to have done that in Utah for a long time. Democrat women run for office.
Republican women, if they surface, are not treated as equals and pay the price
in how they are treated as an elected official. Strong women in
Utah are not supposed to run for office, it appears, and we as Utah citizens are
given less with how the Legislature treats all of us. Women have a special
talent we don't take advantage of in how they handle governmental affairs.
They have raised our children, have advanced degrees, are given leadership
positions in various organizations. However, people's treatment of Mia
Love isn't much different from the common treatment of women in Utah.She meets the qualifications of a Representative in Congress and just as
almost every new Representative will have some growing pains but will learn and
do the right thing for her constituents. Representative Matheson has shown his
chameleon colors and we know who he is. He could have had a legacy but not.
Just one day before the vote on Obamacare, Matheson announced he would vote
against it. He waited until then because his constituents were overwhelmingly
against it, but he had his party to satisfy. Finally, when it was clear the bill
would pass (barely) without his vote, he announced he was against it. His vote didn't make any difference, which he knew at the time, but
it's helping him now in this election. But if the democrats needed his
vote, he would have voted for it, it's clear. Otherwise, why would he wait
until the last minute to announce his intentions?
A news item today caught my eye. It reported that Sarah Palin's PAC
donated some money (not much) to Mia Love's campaign.Then it
went on to say that Sarah had collected $833,900 from donors. They handed out
$54,500. The remaining $779,400 is what they are calling "expenses."Hey, Sarah is a staunch supporter of "Free Enterprise"
isn't she?But does she have any idea what the word
Donburu,I have watched Matheson a little over the years. He wasn't
my rep, so I haven't tracked everything, but my take is that when he votes
with the Republicans it is always when his vote wouldn't matter. My
favorite example of him supporting Pelosi came 2 years ago. You might remember
when the House was voting on whether or not to extend the Bush tax cuts. Obama
wanted part of the cuts kept, the Republicans wanted all of them kept. The
mid-term election adjournment was coming up. The Republicans wanted to stick it
out until something came together, Pelosi didn't want to. At stake
wasn't just the tax cuts, but a public statement of where each
Representative stood on this isue. In the end, the vote to adjourn was 210-209,
Matheson voted with Pelosi. That time his vote mattered, and he showed he would
stick with Pelosi when his vote actually mattered.
I think Matheson has done a good job in his current district, but I'm
currently undecided now that he's in my district (I'm kind of a
right-leaning independent). I believe there should be more balance between the
two parties in Utah though - i.e. more Dems, especially at the state level.One person who knows more about politics than I do said that Matheson
usually waits until he knows whether the Democrats need his vote or not. If they
don't need his vote, he then votes with the Republicans just so Utahans
will think he's conservative. Supposedly he has the full support of
Democrats to do this in order to keep winning elections in conservative Utah.
I would like to know if this is really true or not. Does anyone out
there have any info?
Here's what I can't figure out--if Matheson is so independent, why
doesn't he become an independent? His very presence as a Democrat aided and
abetted Pelosi by giving her party a majority in Congress. And it was Pelosi,
Reid, and Obama that together gave us Obamacare and the staggering rise in
deficits and debt.
This has been a difficult contest to decide between. Several in my Riverton
neighborhood had an ad hoc discussion last week about it and decided that Lee
Benson's article last week has decided our votes. Interesting process, but
when voters are trying to decide what the truth is, apparently we all believed
Lee when we couldn't decide between the candidates.
Vaughn J said: "The Matheson camp is playing loosely with words to make
Love's record seem to be bad."He doesn't have to make
her look bad, every time she makes a statement not written by her republican
handlersshe looks bad. Mia is exactly like Palin NOT ready for primetime
not ready to answer big girl questions and so like Biden not wanting to appear
mean to Sarah. So now Jim is mean just for being informed about his job.
Something Jason and Mike still haven't figured out.
To What in Tucket? 1:27 p.m. Oct. 14, 2012If Mia Love went to
Congress and did nothing at least one would not be voting for Nancy Pelosi. The
senate is a good example of what the Democrats can do with Harry Reid in charge.
Nothing--------------------Matheson didn't vote for
Pelosi last time. What makes you think he would vote for her this time?
The claim: Deseret News treats its on-line readers like children by spooling out
these claims like teasers, one click per allegation.I suppose that would
be OK if you set up a comment board for each of the 12 claims. Otherwise
it's just 12 hooks to be reeled in one at a time.
The Matheson camp is playing loosely with words to make Love's record seem
to be bad. The reality listed in these checks show that there is no real
substance to any of the claims. A pay raise of $200/month to a total of $800
dollars is not much considering the pay for school superintendents and other
officials in the Government. Matheson gets much more from the tax payers and
does not help as many as Love does, in her community.
Is anyone watching these ads anymore? Its the same thing over and over again
from both candidates.
If Mia Love went to Congress and did nothing at least one would not be voting
for Nancy Pelosi. The senate is a good example of what the Democrats can do with
Harry Reid in charge. Nothing
Jimbo. You have some 'splainin' to do regarding your liberal record
and how you are now trying to run from it.