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Republicans in Utah direct anger at former party favorite Bennett
Washington Post ^ | May 1, 2010 | Amy Gardner

Posted on 05/02/2010 10:44:14 AM PDT by george76

Delivering the opening prayer of the Beaver County Republican Convention recently, cattle rancher Gilbert Yardley prayed for Utah to elect "honest" people to Congress -- anybody to replace "the bunch we have in there now."

Sen. Robert F. Bennett was in the room, hoping to persuade state delegates to nominate him at the May 8 GOP convention. A friend seated next to Bennett leaned in to whisper the obvious: "I don't think he's one of yours."

It's no surprise that anger at Washington and Congress is coursing through Republican circles, much of it driven by "tea party" activists. What took party leaders by surprise is that the anger here is directed not at President Obama, but squarely at Bennett. With a flurry of state primaries scheduled in the coming weeks, defeating Bennett could become a rallying point for anti-incumbent fervor elsewhere.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: bennett; gopconvention; inman; nomorerinos; robertfbennett; teaparty; utah

1 posted on 05/02/2010 10:44:14 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

CONSERVATIVE Bump!


2 posted on 05/02/2010 10:47:12 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: george76
This report is not at all surprising or unexpected. The ComPost has obviously decided to report on the Tea Party, but to do so without mentioning that the American people are angriest at Obama and Pelosi. They want it to look like blind anti-incumbent anger instead of like the rational fear for our country held by real Americans. I just hope I'm right and it is rational (as it does seem to be).
3 posted on 05/02/2010 10:49:50 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: george76
Sen. Robert F. Bennett

The sleazy and corrupt Bennett makes McShame look upright

4 posted on 05/02/2010 10:50:25 AM PDT by Regulator (Welcome to Zimbabwe! Now hand over your property....)
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To: george76

Time for new people and fresh faces.


5 posted on 05/02/2010 10:52:23 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: george76

Being that I am from Georgia, (but, I can contribute to his opponents), I don’t have a vote in the Utah senatorial election this year. But, when Bennett was first elected, he stated that he would only serve 2 terms. He LIED! If he would lie about that, he’ll lie about anything. He is only as good as his word and his word is not to be believed.


6 posted on 05/02/2010 11:01:45 AM PDT by yellowhorse (6 good horses, 3 good women)
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To: george76

Typical WA Post spin. They have been spinning like crazy trying to save RINO/Democrat McCain.

People are sick of RUNI and open border scum RINOs like Rubio’s friend Jeb Bush, Connie Mack the FOURTH (AH), Rick Perry, Kyl, Pawlenty, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Crist, Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman, Arnuld, and other open-borders scum.


7 posted on 05/02/2010 11:02:22 AM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: yellowhorse

You have two stinking RINO’s in the Senate in GA who love illegals. Johnny and Saxby. The Senate Repubs are largely RINOs.


8 posted on 05/02/2010 11:03:44 AM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: Frantzie

People are sick of RUNI and open border scum RINOs like Rubio’s friend Jeb Bush, Connie Mack the FOURTH (AH), Rick Perry, Kyl, Pawlenty, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Crist, Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman, Arnuld, and other open-borders scum.

Makes you wonder who they serve doesn’t it?


9 posted on 05/02/2010 11:04:57 AM PDT by yellowhorse (6 good horses, 3 good women)
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To: Pollster1; All
The ComPost has obviously decided to report on the Tea Party, but to do so without mentioning that the American people are angriest at Obama and Pelosi.

Exactly. Look, Tea Partiers aren't thrilled with the entire Republican Party--but they aren't calling for a total OUSTER of all of them.

Hussein's party, OTOH, is a cabal of the most corrupt, insipid, anti-capitalist Washington, D.C. fascists this side of World War II.

NO ONE in the Tea Party wants Hussein's sycophants to stay in power...

But the LameStream Media wants to focus on the Charlie Crists who ALSO piss the Tea Partiers off.

WE CANNOT LET OUR FOCUS BE DIMINISHED: GETTING RID OF HUSSEIN'S POODLES IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE!

10 posted on 05/02/2010 11:05:05 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Frantzie

Yes, and I held my nose and voted for Chambliss last election. He was better than the alternative, .....but not by much!


11 posted on 05/02/2010 11:06:47 AM PDT by yellowhorse (6 good horses, 3 good women)
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To: Frantzie

A lot of these guys really do start out as conservatives. Orrin Hatch for example really was a strong conservative in the beginning. But they get body-snatched or something after they’ve been in Washington for a long time. Another reason I’m a big supporter if term limits.


12 posted on 05/02/2010 11:07:58 AM PDT by denydenydeny (The welfare state turns us all into zoo animals, mouths open, waiting for the next feeding.)
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To: denydenydeny

The Senate needs to limit it to two terms.


13 posted on 05/02/2010 11:12:00 AM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: yellowhorse
Tim Bridgewater for US Senate
14 posted on 05/02/2010 11:16:25 AM PDT by Falcon28 (Allen West - 2012 * For a list of conservative candidates in 2010, see my profile)
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To: Frantzie; Man50D; pissant; UCFRoadWarrior; DoughtyOne; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; donna; ...
You have two stinking RINO’s in the Senate in GA who love illegals. Johnny and Saxby.

Didn't Palin campaign for Saxby Chambliss?

15 posted on 05/02/2010 11:17:52 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Look, Tea Partiers aren't thrilled with the entire Republican Party--but they aren't calling for a total OUSTER of all of them.

No, just most of them.

16 posted on 05/02/2010 11:18:31 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: george76

The only way to stop Obama is to elect conservatives, not just Republicans that have been “around too long” and “go along to get their share of the loot”


17 posted on 05/02/2010 11:21:04 AM PDT by radioone ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.")
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To: Frantzie; ExTexasRedhead; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; Las Vegas Ron; EternalVigilance; Borax Queen

I look forward to seeing the pro-amnesty RINO Robert “Bailout Bob” Bennett defeated at the state Republican convention.


18 posted on 05/02/2010 11:27:35 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: george76
So nobody who has posted on this thread is from Utah, including me.

Since I don't follow Utah politics much, what's the matter with Bennett?

19 posted on 05/02/2010 11:41:50 AM PDT by muleskinner ("You know the Germans always make good stuff')
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To: rabscuttle385
Rabs, 'c'mon. the point made earlier that Hussein and Pelosi (and Reid, I would add) are MUCH more dangerous to this Republic than nearly any RINO around.

Don't take this as a statement to support RINOs. But that problem may take care of itself if we start eliminating from the positions of power politicians who spout Hussein's bankrupt ideas.

20 posted on 05/02/2010 12:06:37 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Hussein and Pelosi (and Reid, I would add) are MUCH more dangerous to this Republic than nearly any RINO around.

I beg to differ.

The reason that RINOs are so dangerous is because they feign America First conservatism yet actually practice progressivism (or yield to progressives in order to secure for themselves some of the loot) when conservatives aren't looking and actively paying attention.

21 posted on 05/02/2010 12:15:56 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: george76

Most of the DC class hasnt a clue as to how angry the American people are. The conservative base has been telling the slime of the RNC/GOP for years to pay attention..,.but NOPE!

Hopefully we can throw this vile out soon. McCain, McConnel, Burr, Bennett, Hatch, Cornyn and all the rest.


22 posted on 05/02/2010 12:20:21 PM PDT by rrrod
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To: yellowhorse

you folks in Ga. talk that windbag Chambliss a lession. He is now behaving himself! Good Job!

These scumbag senators think they are something special...and he damn near was tossed out!


23 posted on 05/02/2010 12:22:43 PM PDT by rrrod
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To: george76
A friend of mine in Utah wrote to Bennett to express his dismay at how poorly Obama’s eligibility had been vetted. I had the opportunity to read Bennett's written response.

1) Bennett said the birth certificate had been verified by FactCheck and was posted on the Internet.

2) Bennett claimed that there were two birth announcements on the Internet, too!

3) He also said that Dr. Fukino ( a **physician** and great constitutional scholar) had declared that Obama was born in Hawaii. I suppose according to records, (note the plural on “records”, )that Obama himself amended.

4)Obama’s mom was a citizen and that was good enough for Bennett, (regardless of where Obama was born, I suppose.)

5)Bennett also claimed that he was committed to his oath to up hold our Constitution. ( That took about 2 dense paragraphs of blather.)

Then when my friend called his office, the secretary literally yelled at my friend, repeating over and over again that Obama was a natural born citizen, and absolutely would not give my friend any opportunity to even speak.

Great guy, that Bennett. ( sarc)

24 posted on 05/02/2010 12:26:15 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: Drango

Exactly.


25 posted on 05/02/2010 12:26:43 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rrrod

Hatch

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Another slicker than snot Senator.

That eulogy he gave at Kennedy’s funeral was just too much! As the expression goes, “You know a man by his friends!” So?...What kind of man would have Kennedy as a friend?


26 posted on 05/02/2010 12:28:33 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Why yes, she did!


27 posted on 05/02/2010 12:31:05 PM PDT by donna (I never really had roots in any one place or culture or ethnic group. - President Obama)
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To: muleskinner

Working double threads = wrong post - sorry!


29 posted on 05/02/2010 12:38:37 PM PDT by muleskinner ("You know the Germans always make good stuff')
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To: rabscuttle385

true Palin did campaign for Chambliss in the runoiff elections. He damn near lost in the general elections but was saved by Palin. He used to be on TV a lot whining about several things but according to his own words “has learned his lesson” and no seems to be towing the line.

Our senator actually PASSED on the vote till it was over then cast his vote. lil dickie burr is a vile little man. Even the RINO Elizabeth Dole took a stand and voted against amnesty.


30 posted on 05/02/2010 12:39:49 PM PDT by rrrod
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To: wintertime

BINGO!!!!!


31 posted on 05/02/2010 12:41:20 PM PDT by rrrod
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To: george76

Bennett & Crist better exchange recipes & garden layouts.
They are both going to have time on their hands.


32 posted on 05/02/2010 12:53:14 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: rrrod

Didn’t Chambliss just cave on financial reform?


33 posted on 05/02/2010 12:55:42 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: rrrod
Most of the DC class hasnt a clue as to how angry the American people are.

I agree. At a wedding yesterday in Atlanta, I enjoyed chatting with two visitors from DC. One is a departmental bureaucrat, and the other is a House committee staffer. Both thought they knew what was going on out in the "real" America -- but both were stunned to see first hand the depth of contempt that regular Americans hold for the National Socialists. Both of them are Conservatives, but DC is an echo chamber where even its isolated patriots hear only what passes through the institutional filters.

They have no idea what is coming their way in November.

34 posted on 05/02/2010 1:04:53 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Clintonfatigued

Great news!


35 posted on 05/02/2010 1:58:08 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: george76

Flush them all!


36 posted on 05/02/2010 2:18:44 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Always A Marine

excellant! Semper Fi!


37 posted on 05/02/2010 3:06:55 PM PDT by rrrod
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To: rabscuttle385

I agree with you’re points about them being DANGEROUS. Believe me.

Where you haven’t demonstrated an answer to my question is HOW they’re more dangerous than Hussein and his overt party fellators. Look, they’ve passed the most dangerous legislation in decades without a SINGLE Republican vote: RINO or no RINO.

Such actions, I deem, make them MORE dangerous than the useful idiots with Rs next to their name.


38 posted on 05/02/2010 4:25:57 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: rabscuttle385; All

In order to survive as a free nation, we are going to have to undo everything Obama has done, and continues to do. RINOS will not do this. They will go along ,but never stick their neck out to fix anything. If we don’t clean house in the GOP, we will still die, albeit more slowly. RINOS are a cancer that must be iradicated.


39 posted on 05/02/2010 6:45:17 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: muleskinner

His record isn’t conservative enough. He supported the bailouts and Bush’s shamnesty proposal. I think he’s a big porker too.

And he’s been there too long.


40 posted on 05/03/2010 5:36:17 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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