I got invited by the Utah Democratic Party to come celebrate Utah's Blue Dog Democrat, "Representative" Jim Matheson on August 31 in Millcreek Canyon.
My initial reaction is "Hell, no."
You see, I used to support Jim Matheson. I understand the need to run a more conservative Democrat in Utah so you can win.
However, when you get a 29-point victory, it's time to spend a little of that political capital.
However, when you cater to your campaign contributors and not your constituents, you no longer are a Representative. You have become Rob Bishop.
Sure, you talk a good game on Health Care reform. You say you support it.
Except your actions reflect the opposite.
You have become Orrin Hatch.
And the bad part about this is, given the campaign that the GOP has run against RepINO (Representative In Name Only) Matheson the last three election cycles, he's still going to be painted with Health Care Reform (like it's a bad thing). So, since it's a no-loss situation, Jim Matheson needs to stand with those you voted for him, not those who bought his vote.