Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Your Republican Majority

The Senate Site: Condoning Arrogance, Discrimination, Incompetence, and Graft since September 30, 2005.

The Utah Republican Majority: Corrupt, Arrogant, Discriminatory, and Incompetent since 1962.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Curt Oda: Davis County's Buttars

Your* 2008 Legislator of the Year: Curt Oda
"Sorry, but you obviously have no idea what you're talking about."
"You obviously expect the government to protect your friends from themselves."
"The government is not your keeper."

*By "Your", I refer to those who do not have a brain and are hypocrites.

I don't agree with the kids on the issue, but I think Oda is a douchebag for this among all the other stupid things he does.

UPDATE from top story in SL Trib Close Up Davis County Section: I guess they can guarantee they can be reached, but Oda reminds us that they don't always try to reach back.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Why Mitt Romney Lost the Nomination: Religion

I hoped that I would not ever have to write this blog, but I always knew that it would happen. Mitt Romney’s campaign for the presidency ended today after he could not overcome two things: first, the reason most Republicans nationally say why they did not support him, his inconsistency on important issues; and second, his religion was anathema to those who could not overcome the first reason.

It started going downhill last Spring, when the first videos and articles from 1994 and beyond came out, showing his incredible flip-flop. It got worse in December when Romney himself injected his religion into the debate when he could have just kept his mouth shut about it. But the final blow came when Governor Mike Huckabee knowingly and intentionally inserted his little question in the Times magazine interview. That’s what broke the camel’s back in Iowa, and Romney couldn’t recover in South Carolina, Florida, or nearly anywhere else. Too many Republicans would say they would not like his inconsistency, but it served as a genteel covering for religious intolerance.

I knew when Romney started this quest that I would have to tell everyone I knew that the current makeup of the Republican party would not accept a Mormon as their presidential nominee; it is true that he was a flawed, unprincipled Republican, but he was still a Mormon. I hope this teaches Mormon Republicans a lesson: for the past 30 or so years, the national Republican party used Mormons for their votes, didn’t give them much in return, and wouldn’t let a Mormon lead their party.

I hope that Utah Republicans and Republican-leaning unaffiliateds will realize this betrayal and start thinking about voting for Democrats, both nationally and locally. Some of this could have started happening by the relatively large turnout in the Democratic primary on Tuesday. However, I am not putting any money down on that hope.