Democrats are the only party moving to the center. The tea evangelicals are
draggin the Republican party to the extreme far right corner with the Texas
Perhaps, but is Matheson voting his principles or voting to advance his
political career? The same can be said for every member of Utah's delegation.
I say it is the latter.
Mr. Matheson would never last a day in my business. I only work with people
whom I can trust ALL THE TIME to do the right thing. Doing something because it
advances a career, or because there is a political opportunity, or because the
"party leader" makes threats automatically disqualifies him. No one
with integrity straddles the fence. No one with integrity looks at the polls to
see what he can get away with.Mr. Matheson wants us to believe that
he is a true-blue Utahn and that he always does what's best for Utah - then he
votes against our conservative values to preserve his office, effectively giving
Utah one vote instead of three.Utah is not divided, so why are our
Congressmen?That is not honest. That shows no integrity. Utah can
do much better. Much better.
Mike Richards - Utah IS divided. In spite of it's Republican dominance, there
are a great many progressive-minded people in this state that do not agree with
the GOP. To insinuate otherwise is disingenuous.
To VST | 1:39 p.m. Aug. 16, 2011 Alex didn't say that most of those
Republicans voting for Matheson were "progressive-minded." He said
that Utah IS divided and in spite of it's Republican dominance, there are a
great many progressive-minded people in this state that do not agree with the
GOP (and he was right). Those are two different things.
It will be different this time. People don't have to wait for a candidate to
tell us what he has done, we can see for ourselves. Jim Matheson
has fooled too many people for too many years. 2012 will see him standing on
the sidelines muttering about the stupidity of following Mrs. Pelosi into
"battle", when he should have been the flag carrier for Utah.As much as the small minority of Utahns would hate to admit, Utah is not
divided. Utah is the most conservative state in America, notwithstanding Jim
Matheson and his liberal voting record.
The congress is on recess, and we have yet to see Rep Matheson out among the
people at town hall meetings. Now would be a good time to meet and greet the
folks in the 2nd District.