Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A Democrat distances himself from Democrats?

An article about a debate between Rob Bishop and his challenger Steve Olsen appeared in today's Deseret News. The article says that "Steve Olsen attempted to cast himself as a nonpartisan, problem-solving moderate who would not walk lockstep with national Democrats." So apparently he knows that the chances of a Democrat being elected in District 1 are very slim. That's an interesting strategy. I'm not like the national Democrats. I'm just a member of the Democratic Party. I don't find many Republicans in these parts saying these types of things. Maybe they do in places like Boston, however, I didn't see it when I was in Southern New Hampshire recently.


Jeremy said...

I admire Olsen for distancing himself from the National Democrats. Utahns are conservative and for the most part Utah's Democrats are more conservative than the national party is. I know that anywhere other than Utah I am usually a Republican voter. When I live here I can't do it.

The Republican candidates and party officials in Utah act as if they are entitled to office because they are "conservative". They don't have a fiscally conservative record and I think Democrats who are willing to take on the mantle of being part of the actual fiscally conservative party in Utah will begin to make inroads in this very conservative state.

Natalie said...

Testing - where's my comment! Darned internet! Losing my comment in cyberspace.

Natalie said...

Okay, I wrote a long comment about my trip to Rhode Island last weekend, and how my husband and I were shocked and amused that Senator Lincoln Chaffee (R-RI), who is very moderate, is facing a challenger, Sheldon Whitehouse, who is running the exact opposite of LaVar Chrisensen's ads - "Chafee is a Republican, so even though he hasn't supported Bush or the war in Iraq, we should get rid of him. We need a Democrat to represent us." And Chafee is saying "I'll represent YOU not BUSH. Vote for me. I'm not like those other Republicans." It happens. And, I think that the candidates who are distancing themselves from their parties are actually pretty distant from some of the stances their National parties have taken. I think that's a lot more homest that the challenger saying, "A vote for Matheson is a vote for lower moral standards." Or "A vote for Chafeee is a vote for all things Bush." Maybe I'm naive.

The Angel Liberal said...

James 1: 5
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Let's remember the true meaning of liberal, not the Sean Hannity assassination of the word.

Alma 1: 30
30 And thus, in their prosperous circumstances, they did not send away any who were naked, or that were hungry, or that were thirst, or that were sick, or that had not been nourished; and they did not set their hearts upon riches; therefore they were liberal to all, both old and young, both bond and free, both male and female, whether out of the church or in the church, having no respect to persons as to those who stood in need.

Alma 6: 5
5 Now I would that ye should understand that the word of God was liberal unto all, that none were deprived of the privilege of assembling themselves together to hear the word of God.

D&C 46: 7
7 But ye are commanded in all things to ask of God, who giveth liberally; and that which the Spirit testifies unto you even so I would that ye should do in all holiness of heart, walking uprightly before me, considering the end of your salvation, doing all things with prayer and thanksgiving, that ye may not be seduced by evil spirits, or doctrines of devils, or the commandments of men; for some are of men, and others of devils.

Think about it.

WP said...

I posted this on the CC blog and I think it is important everyone know about this...Thanks
In Thursday's edition of 'Davis Candidates' in the Davis County Clipper there is a full-page ad blasting Judge Page. The ad is paid for by a Doug Butts who claims to be chairman of Citizens for an Honest Judicial System. I wondered about the ad and made a few inquiries including someone who works very close with Judge Page. I also spoke to an attorney as well. Seems Mr. Butts appeared before Judge Page and came out on the loosing end of a domestic or divorce case and the ruling went against him. Mr. Butts was ordered by Judge Page to pay his estranged wife. So, in an effort to get even with the judge, Mr. Butts took out the ad. Probably cost him a thousand dollars anyway.

Don't be fooled or taken in by Mr. Butts' sour grapes ad. The people I talked with said Judge Page is one of the most knowledgeable and competent judges we have in our judicial system and should be retained. He is one of the very best. Please let your neighbors and friends know to vote to retain Judge Page. Sorry Mr. Butts just take your lumps and move on.

Anonymous said...

Thad has dissapeared.

Where are you Thad!?