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Sen. Bennett is No ‘Staunch’ Conservative
Human Events ^ | May 10, 2010 | Connie Hair

Posted on 05/10/2010 10:59:33 AM PDT by FTJM

Incumbent Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah) was ousted Saturday from his state’s Republican primary by caucus voters fed up with big government spending, "stimulus," bailouts and the passage of Obamacare -- for starters.

His ouster from the primary is proof GOP voters are not limiting their ire to Democrats.

Bennett has been a big spender over his 18 years in the Senate, consistently voting to the left of his constituency. And from the red state of Utah that’s not a plan for lifetime Senate employment.

When first elected back in 1992, Bennett pledged he would term-limit himself and serve no more than two terms. That was three terms ago -- now seeking a fourth.

Bennett also offered an alternative health care bill with co-sponsor Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) that included its own unconstitutional coverage mandate. He continues to defend his bill that is in many ways indistinguishable from Obamacare.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010midterms; bennett; gopprimary; ut2010

1 posted on 05/10/2010 10:59:33 AM PDT by FTJM
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To: FTJM

To read the comments about this in the Salt Lake Tribune, one would think that the delegates and voters of Utah are a few steps to the right of the Taliban, minus double digit IQ points.

One concern is that the Republicans may be exchanging a squishy compromising big spender for a trial lawyer. We could really stand to reduce the number of lawyers in elected office by 90%.


2 posted on 05/10/2010 11:05:07 AM PDT by lurk
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To: FTJM
He continues to defend his bill that is in many ways indistinguishable from Obamacare.

Sounds like his pal Myth.

3 posted on 05/10/2010 11:08:29 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Funny really since Utah voted 92% for MR.


4 posted on 05/10/2010 11:11:14 AM PDT by svcw (Habakkuk 2:3)
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To: FTJM

This is excellent.

ADDITIONALLY, this guy has been around for some time now. He’s 76 YEARS OLD and STILL running!!

Public office in the U.S. has become like the Ring of Power in Lord of the Rings. Once they have it, they NEVER want to let go. And it corrupts them eventually by its power.


5 posted on 05/10/2010 11:13:36 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: ZULU

Good grief...don’t these people have families...wives, children, grandchildren?? Retire.. and enjoy smelling the roses. Give someone else a chance!


6 posted on 05/10/2010 11:16:39 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: FTJM
a strong conservative? ha!

ON GUNS,COURTS,GAY AGENDA,LIFE....One sentence tells it all

"the Conservative Core of Utah Republicans sent Bennett packing".... ba-byee!

7 posted on 05/10/2010 11:19:31 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: svcw
Funny really since Utah voted 92% for MR.

I guess it shows that if the choice is a liberal Mormon and a conservative non-Mormon that Utah will go with the Mormon. But if it's two Mormons, they will go with the most conservative.

8 posted on 05/10/2010 11:21:52 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: FTJM

Sen. Bennett is No ‘Staunch’ Conservative

Which is why Tom Brokaw took up for him this morning.


9 posted on 05/10/2010 11:26:17 AM PDT by conservativesister
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To: wagglebee

Its LDS first and foremost, the rest doesn’t matter, otherwise there would not be such rabid support for MR.


10 posted on 05/10/2010 11:26:35 AM PDT by svcw (Habakkuk 2:3)
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To: FTJM
It no longer matters what Sen. Bennet is (or was).

He's been fired.

11 posted on 05/10/2010 11:27:28 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Buzzard's gotta eat; same as worms.)
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To: svcw

However, if the GOP “needs” Utah to win the presidential election it’s all over because they don’t have a chance.


12 posted on 05/10/2010 11:28:11 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: FTJM
And from the red state of Utah that’s not a plan for lifetime Senate employment.

They let him keep doing it for 18 years. I'm not just picking on Utah voters. Voters throughout the U.S. have been sitting on their haunches too long. Toss 'em out!

13 posted on 05/10/2010 11:29:16 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: lurk

(All of the senior GOP Senators leaders must go). they have stop the conservative movement for years!!!!! thanks to the tea party


14 posted on 05/10/2010 11:36:28 AM PDT by day21221
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To: FTJM

RINOs are on the endangered species list. Good riddance.


15 posted on 05/10/2010 11:41:47 AM PDT by pallis
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To: lurk

To read the comments about this in the Salt Lake Tribune, one would think that the delegates and voters of Utah are a few steps to the right of the Taliban, minus double digit IQ points.

The SL Tribune, is one of the few places that blue shaded morons can spout off with impunity in the reddest of states about, Mormons, polygamy, and Republicans, all of which they (fill in the blank) with equal fervor. That could be one reason they are so bent out of shape when Bennett got canned. He was one of their own.


16 posted on 05/10/2010 11:44:39 AM PDT by wita
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To: wita

The other place is Park City. You’ve got all those Hollyweird Libs, hiding up in Deer Vally. They feel very put upon when they go down to Heber, which is the closest airport...


17 posted on 05/10/2010 12:16:38 PM PDT by jonascord (We've got the Constitution to protect us. Why should we worry?)
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To: ZULU
Public office in the U.S. has become like the Ring of Power in Lord of the Rings. Once they have it, they NEVER want to let go. And it corrupts them eventually by its power.


18 posted on 05/10/2010 1:01:52 PM PDT by Hillbillary (I know how to deal with Communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: FTJM

He IS a lame duck now.

Hopefully not a dangerous one.


19 posted on 05/10/2010 1:02:32 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: Hillbillary

Nice examples.

“Precious, My Precious!!!!! I wants my Precious!!!!”


20 posted on 05/10/2010 1:40:05 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: FTJM

Comments from another poster—he has most of it figured, imho.

This is not about small government and taxation and abstruse theories of government.

It is about race and power. You can see a UCLA Professor call for a Universal Mexican Revolt in the US to establish a hemisphere Wide Revolutionary Movement. Link was from Drudge. Very interesting. Solidarity with Castro and Chavez. The US “stolen lands” from Mexico.

Bennett did not lose over votes for bigger government. He lost because he went along to get along with Democrats who play with those La Raza guys. Who in turn are getting too powerful.

You can’t show the flag on Cinco De Mayo. Its forbidden. Lack of “respect” to the people who run the US: Mexicans. Or complain about the Mosque at Ground Zero, to be dedicated one year to the exact DAY of 9/11 (in celebration). You must “respect” Mohammed or face the violent consequences. The Tea Party is not even mostly about taxes. Its about White people being made into the Back of the Bus, third class losers in multicultural paradise.

Utah is a “Whitopia,” a place like Idaho or Montana or Oregon or Washington, the White people go to get away from Blacks and Hispanics. Because White people don’t like living near either. As much as they love “diversity” downtown someplace, or on TV, they abhor it in living. Particularly if they have kids (easy targets for beatings in “diverse” schools). White folk move heaven and earth to keep their kids out of non-White majority schools. But even Utah is feeling the human wave of Mexican illegal immigration as Mexico falls apart, and people are angry and reacting. They don’t have the money to move again, and there is no more Whitopias. As a Longtime Californian, this place was paradise as recently as the 1980’s. Now its a dump. A “mere” $2 billion deficit turned into a $20 billion sinkhole because of illegal aliens, 99% of them from Mexico. Which has exported Tijuana and its ills all throughout the formerly Golden State.

What was interesting to me about Morgan Hill was a formerly White school district is 40% Mexican. Multiply that by every working/middle class family, and you have a very interesting dynamic. [It seems the kids will have to be removed from the school system and home schooled, due to Mexican gang threats.] Where can parents go to keep their White kids from getting a beating by the Mexican ones? Since every day will be “beat up Haole day.”

SOMEONE given the running out of other people’s money, will have to be on the Back of the Bus. Back of the Line. LAST. So others can go first. As Michelle Obama said, some people are going to have to give up what they have so others can have more. Obama’s diversity Czar put it bluntly: White folks will have to give up their positions so a Latino or Black can take over.

What did the UCLA prof say?

“Why do these frail racist White People want to keep us out of their country? Because at the forefront of a struggle of 6 billion people, is LA RAZA! Che Guevara knew every single country will go revolutionary. We will no longer fall for these lies called borders. We see ourselves as the Northern Front of the Latin American revolutionary movement. There are more than 40 million of our people NORTH! of the Rio Grande. More than 40 million revolutionaries inside the belly of the beast. We are the culture of revolutionary spirit. Our enemy is the same enemy Hugo Chavez has. Our enemy is Capitalism and Imperialism.”

This is it. America will either remain a White majority nation, run according to middle class values and culture, or it will be run by … this guy, according to La Raza, with a side dish of Farrakhan.

This is why Bennett lost. He voted for the Democrats in a mistaken belief in polite accommodation when there can be none. A debate over Midnight Basketball, “end of Welfare as we know it,” or Clinton’s impeachment over perjury and Monica is one thing.

But there will either be a border or there will not be. If not, then LA RAZA will RULE. In a permanent, Revolutionary Movement to institute communist rule against Capitalism and Imperialism. Translation: All White people report to the back of the bus please! All White people to the back of the bus IMMEDIATELY!

No, no one will cop to the real reasons. They don’t want to be called “racist.” But eventually even the race-baiting will drop as this stuff gets out.


21 posted on 05/10/2010 1:51:51 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: lurk

We could really stand to reduce the number of lawyers in elected office by 90%.”

Seems NObama is trying to reduce the number of lawyers on the Supreme court by 11%


22 posted on 05/10/2010 2:33:59 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ZULU
Even when they "retire" they can't leave DC. They merely go to work for some big-time lobbying firm to shill their "friends" in Congress.

Sounds as though they haven't felt part of the communities that elected them for some time.

Imagine having to go back home and live under the same rules as "the folks" - not hardly!

23 posted on 05/10/2010 9:52:49 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: zerosix

Serial career politicians are the biggest threat to our Republic and the source of most of our ills.


24 posted on 05/11/2010 6:45:36 AM PDT by ZULU
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To: ZULU

Amen!


25 posted on 05/11/2010 2:06:44 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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