Posted by: reddiva | May 8, 2010

There’s One Down!

Way to go, Utah Republicans!  Good job.  Thank you for standing up for ALL Americans who are fed up with the status quo.

Before Conservative Americans are finished, there will be others.  Get ready, Incumbents.  The messages we’ve been sending you WILL he heard – you are just having to wait to see the power of  our votes since you didn’t listen to our voices before.

Utah Republicans Oust Sen. Bob Bennett in Anti-Incumbent Rage ( )

Sen. Bob Bennett, a conservative who fell out of favor among even more conservative Republicans in an anti-incumbent rage, failed to get his party’s nomination in Utah Saturday, making it very difficult for him to seek a fourth term.

The gangly, bespectacled senator finished third in the second round of balloting at the Republican state convention in Salt Lake City, sealing his fate, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. Businessman Tim Bridgewater and lawyer and Tea Party favorite Mike Lee finished first and second respectively and will face off in a June 22 primary.

When results were announced there were shouts of “he’s gone, he’s gone,” as some GOP delegates waved “Do Not Tread On Me” flags — a favored symbol of the aggressively conservative Tea Party movement.

In defeat, Bennett becomes the first incumbent Utah senator to be deprived of his party’s nomination since Democrats ousted Sen. William King in 1940 over his opposition to the New Deal, the Tribune said.

Bennett, 76, was in tears, saying “the political atmosphere obviously has been toxic and it’s very clear that some of the votes I have cast have added to the toxic environment.” He was faulted, in particular, for supporting the Troubled Asset Relief Program — the so-called bailout bill. He could yet try a write-in candidacy, but it would be a huge challenge.



  1. As I watched Bennett I was convinced that the man was clueless. Thanks for the service, may I please show you the way out ASAP?
    He also lamented that his career in politics was ending.
    Career? Once an elected official falls into that delusion it’s time to go.
    It’s a long line!

    • David, you once again have nailed it! Career!

      Politics is NOT a career. Politics is a service to the people. Being a barber – now that’s a career! A nurse or a teacher? Yes, they are too, but not a politician.

      It’s time they realized that the cushy jobs they’ve had for years was not intended by those of us who sent them there as a career. It is seriously time to kick them out!

      You and I and a few others are doing our part. One at a time our ranks are growing. We’ll get them out – one vote, one election, one “career politician” at a time!


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