Skip to comments.A UTAH WARNING FOR MCCAIN
Posted on 06/25/2008 11:11:29 AM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
Comprehensivist Down! In 2006, the primary victory of GOP Rep. Chris Cannon was offered by many pundits as comforting evidence that the immigration issue didn't have legs. After all, Cannon had supported "comprehensive" immigration reform--including legalization (i.e. semi-amnesty)--yet he survived in a conservative Utah district.
Here's Michael Barone two years ago:
If Cannon had lost, House Republicans surely would have panicked and stonewalled any approach but border-security-only. But his victory -- and the fact that he ran ads with endorsements from George W. Bush, who supports a comprehensive bill -- indicates that his positions are not political death, even in a district that went 77 percent to 20 percent Republican in the 2004 presidential election
Well, yesterday Cannon lost-- to a fellow Republican who had no paid staff or polling but did attack Cannon's support of "amnesty." And Cannon lost by a large margin (60-40) primarily because he "failed to generate the kind of [Republican primary] turnout typically enjoyed by House incumbents." ...
(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...
Well, where are they? The open border lobby that tells us anti-illegal immigration is a loosing issue?
The lie, “anti-illegal immigration people cost the repubs the 2006 election!!
The truth:11.5% of all Republican seats in Congress were lost as Democrats took back control of Congress
But only 6.7% of the Members of Tancredos Immigration Reform Caucus lost their seats.AND- one of them was Hayworth who voted against HR 4437!
# 9.6% with an A grade lost
# 25.0% with an F grade lost
Utah would never go for Nobama. It’ll never happen.
Chaffetz favors deporting illegal aliens and doing away with the education Department.
My kind of guy.
Mitt Romney for VP?
As I see it, there are about 7 departments that need to be dealt away with.
He got it right. It was Chris’ stance on immigration those years ago that did him in. It was one of my major reasons for voting for Jason, and to send money to his campaign.
Is there evidence that, at least, the local Republican establishment is finally getting the message?
What can you tell us about the guy who beat Cannon. Is he a solid conservative?
If this ever sees the national news, I'll bet it will be spun as a sign that Republicans are really in trouble after the special election losses in Mississippi and Illinois. The illegal immigration issue won't even be mentioned.
Barone, Fred Barnes, Mike Medved, George W. Bush, John MacCain and all other pro-surrender “conservatives” are all a bunch of asshats leading the GOP charge over the cliff and into oblivion.
Wow! First I heard that Cannon lost, let alone that he lost big. Are there links to the election abstracts? Is there evidence that, at least, the local Republican establishment is finally getting the message? What can you tell us about the guy who beat Cannon. Is he a solid conservative?
There will be more scratching of the heads at the GOP like they did in 2006. Until we get rid of the old ‘can’t we get along’ pubs, real conservatism will not happen. They will keep leaning more and more to the center to left that it won’t take long to get rid of all of them.
You forgot the EPA.
Don’t expect the Wall St. Journal crowd to make much mention of this. Although the pro-border patriots have lost some battles in the past there have also been some major victories and this one is huge.
Our congressional overlords will never understand that people across the board want illegal aliens out, we want more drilling here in America, and we want less government and government programs.
Jason is significantly more conservative than Chris. Deportation, not amnesty. Eliminate the Dept. of Education. Etc.
Chris Cannon, one of the nations most conservative congressmen, lost his bid for a seventh term Tuesday . . .
These guys really do all think alike, don't they?
They may be right, after all, unless you are THE most liberal congresscritter, you are one of the most conservative. That being said, Jason is MORE conservative than Chris.
Never to Willard!
Never another NE Liberal faker!
$50 co pay for the planned murder of the most helpless!
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