Yay! My incumbent congressman got whooped in the Republican primary.
Cannon is trying to say that it was becasue of low voter turn-out. Personally I think it is because of Cannon’s comments about how Utah loves its immigrants, and we don’t care if they’re illegal or not. No offense Chris, but that’s pretty darn out of touch with reality.
I think Chaffetz summed it up well. It is morally wrong to create an illegal underclass of people that we can use as virtual slave labor, and justify because it is good for business.
Cannon was okay on guns, I’ll give him that. Otherwise he was a pretty standard go along Republican showing the same lack of leadership that has gotten us into this current mess. The more like that who get cleaned out, the better.
Personally I think we need to kick out 90% of our legislators and start from scratch, then fire most of the bureacrats and hire half that number of fresh people to replace them.
Our government can’t build a border fence in 5 years. We can’t get oil for at least 10. Correct me if I’m wrong, but we’re the same damn country that tooled up and defeated the Nazis in the greatest war of all time in 5 years, and went from Sputnik to Neil Armstrong in about a decade. If the inertia is that bad, it is time to get some fresh blood.
So long Cannon. I’ve met you in person, and you’re a nice guy. Have a happy retirement.