Monday, November 09, 2009

Honest Question to Utah Demcrats

Really, it's a two-part question, wherein both questions are similar yet different.

1) Is there anything that I'm currently getting with Jim Matheson as my "representative" that I couldn't get with a Republican in his seat?
2) Is there anything Democrats living in the 1st and 3rd Congressional Districts get with Matheson in office that they otherwise wouldn't get.

I'm just wondering. And by Republican, I mean more a Steve Urquhart than a Jason Chaffetz.



Nick said...

Aside from not having a freedom-hating republican trying to shove horrible legislation on our behalf, Matheson is not making anything better. Another "no" vote to everything in congress is not helpful. He doesn't even listen to constituents, nonetheless spend any time helping people of Utah understand the truth in legislation.

JM Bell said...

Well, as much as I love a Matheson pile on 0 there are a few things.

1 - he's much better on service and veteran issues than any of the other four. They wrap themselves in the flag, he at least sends the troops with armor and ammo.

2 - Nuke waste - who else is trying to stop Creamer? Who else is trying to get the Colorado cleaned up? When Divine Strake was coming around, it was Matheson, all alone, for a good long time until Hatch saw it was a popular position and came in at the last minute to grab the majority of the victory press.

Look, Jim is a union-busting, lobbyist sycophant - but, good lord, can you imagine if he were more like Chaffetz?

Marshall said...

At least we would know what we are dealing with if we had Chaffetz. To be honest I can't tell you how Matheson will vote on very many issues.

Anonymous said...

Jim Matheson has voted with a majority of his Democratic colleagues 91.2% of the time during the current Congress.