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Adios Amigo! Jason Chaffetz Beats Chris Cannon in a Landslide!
Team America PAC ^ | June 26, 2008 | Bay Buchanan

Posted on 06/27/2008 5:14:26 PM PDT by Baron OBeef Dip

The King of Amnesty is dead. On tuesday, Team America candidate Jason Chaffetz defeated La Raza Republican Chris Cannon by over twenty points! Team America raised over $25,000 for Jason who used the money to make it clear to the voters of Utah that he stood for securing the borders and enforcing our laws, while Cannon stood for amnesty.

Chris Cannon has long been one of our top targets. He’s sponsored over half a dozen amnesty bills, and has won awards from MALDEF and La Raza for his pro-amnestyrecord. We supported his challengers in 2004 and 2006, but they were both weak. He managed to squeak by at the last minute by posing as a restrictionist. He was up to his old tricks again this year--running ads saying, “Cannon wants to replace 'catch and release' with 'catch and deport.'" But as Honest Abe said, “you can’t fool all the people all the time” and Jason Chaffetz was able to stand strong. He told the voters, that Chris Cannon “gets tough on immigration about two weeks before an election. That's it." The voters listened, and they sent Chris Cannon packing.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; baybuchanan; cannon; chaffetz; chriscannon; electioncongress; gopprimary; immigrantlist; jasonchaffetz; laraza; pac; rinos

1 posted on 06/27/2008 5:14:27 PM PDT by Baron OBeef Dip
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To: Baron OBeef Dip; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; ...

This is good news, indeed. We need a few more primary defeats for open-borders Republicans.


2 posted on 06/27/2008 5:17:00 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Baron OBeef Dip

Some good news for the Conservatives this week...add this to the gun ban ruling and it has been a decent week in a decade of pure hell.


3 posted on 06/27/2008 5:18:17 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Democrats worry about winning peace prizes , Republicans worry about winning wars)
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To: Baron OBeef Dip

Could it be the start of a nation wide trend?


4 posted on 06/27/2008 5:18:20 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Baron OBeef Dip

Every congresscritter and senator who voted for amnesty needs to suffer the same fate. Too bad we can’t vote against both McCain and Obama, since they are both amnesty pimps.


5 posted on 06/27/2008 5:19:29 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Clintonfatigued

I can remember when many FReepers were standing with Chris Cannon and his less than stellar record on immigration reform.

Thanks to Tom Tancredo and Bay Buchanan, the chickens have come home to roost.

Congrats to Jason Chaffetz. Live long and prosper.


6 posted on 06/27/2008 5:19:44 PM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Conservative Vote in November --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Will we hold this district in the general election? That is the question.


7 posted on 06/27/2008 5:20:06 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Baron OBeef Dip

Great news! One down....


8 posted on 06/27/2008 5:20:22 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U
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To: TribalPrincess2U

One more down.


9 posted on 06/27/2008 5:20:59 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U
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To: Norman Bates

There is no doubt that the GOP will hold this district, which has voted overwhelmingly for Republicans since its creation.


10 posted on 06/27/2008 5:21:43 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Norman Bates
Will we hold this district in the general election? That is the question.

Of course. The district is a lock for republicans.

11 posted on 06/27/2008 5:22:10 PM PDT by Baron OBeef Dip
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To: Baron OBeef Dip

Good, thanks.


12 posted on 06/27/2008 5:23:28 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Baron OBeef Dip
Team America raised over $25,000 for Jason

A veritable tsunami of cash!

13 posted on 06/27/2008 5:23:46 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Norman Bates
I voted for Chaffetz even though Cannon lives next to my sister. He simply didn't listen to us anymore.

This is a Republican only seat. Dems will put up a token candidate but with no money.

14 posted on 06/27/2008 5:25:41 PM PDT by LeGrande
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To: Baron OBeef Dip

Congratluations and may there be many more to follow.


15 posted on 06/27/2008 5:26:38 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

bttt


16 posted on 06/27/2008 5:26:42 PM PDT by Guenevere (If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.)
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To: Dog Gone
A veritable tsunami of cash!

Enough to defeat illegal-lover Chris Cannon and thus win the seat for Jason Chaffetz.

Cannon was once described as Bush's "go-to guy" among House republicans to push amnesty.

17 posted on 06/27/2008 5:28:21 PM PDT by Baron OBeef Dip
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To: kittymyrib
"Too bad we can’t vote against both McCain and Obama, since they are both amnesty pimps."

It's unfortunate that both of them can't lose since both certainly deserve to. We are screwed, and Soros et.al., is a winner no matter which of the two is elected.

18 posted on 06/27/2008 5:35:14 PM PDT by penowa
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To: Reagan Man

“I can remember when many FReepers were standing with Cannon”
Heh heh, Reagan Man,
That was before the Freeper Mortage Pushers brigade ran out of money which caused the Freeper Property Flippers battalion to start looking at illegals as job competion, instead of cheap labor.


19 posted on 06/27/2008 5:45:43 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: Baron OBeef Dip
This is great!

I think he looks a bit like John Sununu (sr).

20 posted on 06/27/2008 5:46:11 PM PDT by C210N (The television has mounted the most serious assault on Republicanism since Das Kapital.)
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To: Baron OBeef Dip

Good one.


21 posted on 06/27/2008 5:48:04 PM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: Baron OBeef Dip
re: Cannon was once described as Bush's "go-to guy" among House republicans to push amnesty. )))

Really? how delicious!! HEY KARL ROVE, PAYING ATTENTION?

22 posted on 06/27/2008 5:52:20 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: kittymyrib

“Too bad we can’t vote against both McCain and Obama, since they are both amnesty pimps”

Oh contraire my friend. You can vote American Independent/Constitution Party or Bob Barr. Don’t WASTE your vote for the same two parties that continue to give their employers the middle finger.


23 posted on 06/27/2008 6:23:33 PM PDT by doc
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To: Baron OBeef Dip; upsdriver; Tennessee Nana

Whatcha wanna bet that Terry leads off the show Sunday night with this.


24 posted on 06/27/2008 6:32:15 PM PDT by Cheapskate (Still backing Hunter"I refuse to be fitted with collar and chain, and given a pat on the back")
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To: Clintonfatigued; Clemenza; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; darkangel82; ...
"There is no doubt that the GOP will hold this district, which has voted overwhelmingly for Republicans since its creation."

Not quite so. Cannon beat a Dem incumbent, Bill Orton, who lost in '96 because of the overwhelming anger by district residents at Clinton for locking up the Grand Staircase/Escalante area on the orders of the Riady Family. Can't have any of that top grade, clean-burning coal that was all over that area, especially when the profits and competition would harm Clinton's favorite Indonesian patrons. How come Orton won (by a 58-36% margin and being massively outspent !) in 1990 in one of the most Republican seats in the nation ? Because the GOP had a brutal primary race and half the supporters of John Harmer (the former Lt Governor of California and a Bircher) refused to support Karl Snow, the winner of the primary who was backed by the outgoing incumbent. Snow, unfortunately, was also a damaged nominee even without Harmer in the picture (supported high taxes and had business links to a convicted stock manipulator).

25 posted on 06/27/2008 6:34:29 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Cheapskate

Thanks for the ping! Great news!!


26 posted on 06/27/2008 6:35:13 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: Baron OBeef Dip
Team America candidate Jason Chaffetz defeated La Raza Republican Chris Cannon

America.....uh....Heck Yeah! (that was close)

27 posted on 06/27/2008 6:35:32 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: kittymyrib
Every congresscritter and senator who voted for amnesty needs to suffer the same fate. Too bad we can’t vote against both McCain and Obama, since they are both amnesty pimps.

I can and will vote against both McCain and Obama. Most likely I will write in Duncan Hunter.

28 posted on 06/27/2008 6:38:41 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: Baron OBeef Dip

Now this is great news. Excellent.

So Cannon shot off his mouth one too many times for crimmigrants... good.


29 posted on 06/27/2008 6:38:47 PM PDT by DoughtyOne ( I say no to the Hillary Clinton wing of the Republican party. Not now or ever, John McCain...)
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To: Cheapskate
Whatcha wanna bet that Terry leads off the show Sunday night with this.

A safe bet I would imagine. I'll be listening to find out.

30 posted on 06/27/2008 6:45:23 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

It happens all the time .. run a good strong conservative who’s not afraid to tell the truth .. and you can win in a landslide.


31 posted on 06/27/2008 6:50:42 PM PDT by CyberAnt (Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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To: kittymyrib

You can vote against both Obama and McCain. You can always vote for Ralph Nader, at least you know what you are getting and Ralph was NEVER a US Senator.


32 posted on 06/27/2008 7:55:55 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Friends don't let friends buy into Dem propaganda.)
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To: Baron OBeef Dip; gonzo; ExTexasRedhead
Bump for later read, and welcome to FR, Baron ................ FRegards
33 posted on 06/28/2008 7:57:33 PM PDT by gonzo ("Shall Not Be Infringed" - The SCOTUS got it right ... for now ... FRegards)
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