Utefan60 - Salt Lake City, UTSorry Utefan60 but Nancy Pelosi's
brand of socialism (from each according to his ability, to each according to his
needs - Karl Marx) just doesn't sell here in Utah.
Yes, lower taxes is a good thing.
Rifleman, Lets hope that people vote the way that Nancy Pelosi votes. Her party
is concerned for the middle class, workers and the poor. They want universal
health care like Canada has. Canada saves hundreds of thousands of their
citizens from financial disaster each year. The Republicans seem to be Ok
letting US Citizens suffer and die. Their loyalty is to the rich.
Look at their proposed tax cut, which I'm sure Curtis will vote for. It
is a tax cut for the rich. Period! The middle class will not see increased
wages or less taxes. Trump himself is going to get over 1 billion cut out of
his tax liability . Sadly your party and those who vote for them are cutting
their own throats. Democrats have always supported equal rights,
the environment, unions, health care, discrimination laws, minorities and they
don't give fodder to Alt Right Nazi groups like your President does.Trump just sided with Putin over all of the US Intelligence agencies.
That should scare even the most rabid GOP supporter. That is treason in my
view. I don't support treason, but I guess that is OK for the GOP?
@ Rifleman, you may be correct, but he did say he would be more independent.
One can dream..... But, it will be telling.
C'MON Esquire - Springville, UTSurely you must realize that
each of the representative in congress are told how to vote by their party whip.
That is why a vote for Kathie Allen would be the same as a vote for Nancy
Pelosi.You don't honestly believe that freshmen representatives
vote their conscience do you?
How Curtis votes on the horrendous tax bill will be very telling....
Impartial7 - DRAPER, UTI think it is fair to say that the voters in
Utah's 3rd Congressional District saw Jackie Allen for what she is.
I'm surprised that she manage to get 27% of the votes. Even liberal
Mormons didn't buy what she was trying to sell.
So Curtis's first vote was to approve a bill that would require the
gov't to lease equipment instead of purchasing it?If
you've ever leased a house or a car, you know that you spend a lot of money
for no equity. This Curtis vote tells me that somebody somewhere
is going to make a killing off the taxpayers.
Rather than rely on "leftist, liberal, progressive" to describe what
many voters in Utah dislike--which identifies an ideology and party by
association--I would think it would help to identify the specific issues, like:
abortion, illegal immigration, gun control, mandated socialist insurance, big
government, states' rights, and globalism versus nationalism to name a few.
Is a Democrat willing to vote against their party in Congress? Get the voters to
believe that and take stands on the above issues that reflect those of the
majority of the voters and I think that it is possible for a Democrat or a third
party candidate to win. Pushing the national Democratic Party's platform is
going to result in people here voting for the "R" because they
don't want to support a party that has basic fundamental differences on
these important issues.The Republican Party has its flaws and warped
policies and many voters are left choosing between the lesser of two evils.
Curtis claims he will vote his conscience. I'm less interested in his
conscience than I am what the majority of his constituents want. He is an
elected representative, so I hope he will represent and not just vote his mind.
Rifleman - Salt Lake City, UTNov. 13, 2017 1:11 p.m.Thankfully
Nancy Pelosi's friend Jackie Allen only got 27.1% of the votes. Jackie ran
a stealth campaign and early on never mentioned which party she represented. I don't think Jackie was ashamed to be linked with the Democratic
party but as she admitted later it isn't a selling point among conservative
Mormons.======Who is "Jackie Allen"?
@Rifleman;"Thankfully Nancy Pelosi's friend Jackie Allen only got
27.1% of the votes. Jackie ran a stealth campaign and early on never mentioned
which party she represented. I don't think Jackie was ashamed to be
linked with the Democratic party but as she admitted later it isn't a
selling point among conservative Mormons."Rifleman, we know from
previous posts that truth and accuracy are casualties in many of your comments.
Please show us where and when "Pelosi's friend, Jackie Allen, ran
against John Curtis. Thanks.
John Curtis' democratic opponent was Kathy Allen. She was very
much a political outsider, and ran a poor campaign, as is evidenced by the first
comment on this article. It seems few knew much about her and what she stood
for. After her loss became evident, she let loose a senseless tweet that could
easily have been interpreted as a jab at Mormons in Utah. I want to give her the
benefit of the doubt. She's a doctor by trade, and a political outsider.
She had a good start, and received more than enough funding to run a solid
campaign. But the only thing we really know about her is that she opposes Trump.
I think it's going to take a whole lot more than opposition to
Trump to get a democrat elected in Utah. Let's face it, most Utahans are
right-leaning in their political views. The word "democrat" implies
leftist, liberal, progressive, and all those other things that most Utahans are
vehemently opposed to. But, I think many Utahans would be open to a moderate
with integrity who will stand up for Utah values, regardless of their political
party. Breaking the republican stronghold on this state will require listening
to voters, instead of pushing an agenda.
Thankfully Nancy Pelosi's friend Jackie Allen only got 27.1% of the votes.
Jackie ran a stealth campaign and early on never mentioned which party she
represented. I don't think Jackie was ashamed to be linked
with the Democratic party but as she admitted later it isn't a selling
point among conservative Mormons.