Does It Seem Like Jason Chaffetz Is Having A Hard Time Here?

I would say YES, but I would also say that he is probably the only politician in Utah to hold an actual “town hall meeting” instead of a “phone hall meeting” that we’ve become accustomed to since around 9/11.

You also have to observe that the obviously “leftist” crowd – Americans – didn’t rush the stage or commit any violence. I have to admit, I haven’t seen the whole thing yet. Keep me informed. 🙂

Actual town hall meeting in Utah.

  1. #1 by Richard Warnick on February 10, 2017 - 12:43 am

    One lady did rush the stage, but only as far as the front row. My impression is that the crowd was appreciative that Chaffetz was willing to take the heat in person. Even though he left early.

    Politico: Chaffetz booed at rowdy town hall

    Fox 13 News: Rep. Chaffetz faces tough crowd during packed town hall in Salt Lake County

    I noticed on the TV coverage that quite a few people had signs supporting the Bears Ears National Monument.

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on February 10, 2017 - 1:35 am


    Are you sure the lady who rushed the stage wasn’t a fan? 😀

  3. #3 by Larry Bergan on February 10, 2017 - 1:38 am

    Let’s see what Mike Lee or Orrin Hatch can do in this atmosphere, eh?

  4. #4 by Larry Bergan on February 10, 2017 - 1:43 am

    Every time I try to call Orrin Hatch, his answering machine is full. Don’t get an impression of being listened to, but I guess Republicans haven’t found a way to make phone machines take a message without actually taking a message.

    Has to be a market for that.

  5. #5 by Richard Warnick on February 10, 2017 - 8:20 am

    It’s pretty obvious the Dems won’t stop Trump. That means the Tea-GOP is our only hope. YUCK.

  6. #6 by glenn hoefer on February 10, 2017 - 10:54 am

    How awesome is that considering the “elections have consequences” meme spouted so arrogantly by o’blahblah?

    The incompetent who basically destroyed the Democrat party whole all by himself. The Legacy. This along with the 85 million brand new modern firearms purchased by law abiding american people, make him one of my favorite presidents.

    The Barney Fife Presidency..always shooting himself in the foot..Barney though had more humility..and Andy..o’blahblah sadly just had and believed in himself..

  7. #7 by Larry Bergan on February 10, 2017 - 10:07 pm

    Half the country 46% to 46% already want Trump impeached. That’s amazing.

    Man, I hope we can stop a war with Iran. That would truly be a disaster with a man like Trump in the white house. Just crazy.

  8. #8 by glenn hoefer on February 11, 2017 - 9:36 am

    What rot, from the same people who told us he never had a chance?

    It has already been totally crazy with bush/obama for 16 years..close to 2 million people are dead at the hands of American policy, well over 10 million displaced, and the world is completely ablaze as the neo con whores obama and bush have set the world on the brink of disaster..obama especially by aggravating a real adversary in Russia. Nothing could be more inflammatory and STUPID than installing a Maidan nazi into the drivers seat in Ukraine..Poreshenko some kind of chimera..a nazi jew..Jewish by extraction a Maidan NAZI by choice..this is what you tacitly supported sitting on your hands while obama fomented it. That’s CRAZY! Russia can vaporize ANYONE!! Iran not so much..

    Have you ever been told you are a stupid man Larry?

  9. #9 by Richard Warnick on February 11, 2017 - 11:22 am

    Chaffetz now claims, without evidence, that his town hall attendees were paid protesters sent in from out of state.

  10. #10 by Larry Bergan on February 11, 2017 - 12:09 pm

    If Chaffetz thinks they had to bring in outsiders for that to happen, he’s much more out of touch then I thought. It’s not that Utahn’s are better then that, it’s that even he thought Utahn’s were better then what Trump was saying for a couple of days, until he saw the wind blowing in Trump’s direction.

  11. #11 by Larry Bergan on February 11, 2017 - 12:15 pm

    I can’t stand the comparisons of this years protests to the tea party. There’s no comparison.

    It’s not fake grass roots, it’s not financed by the Koch brothers, people are standing up for healthcare, not against it, there are millions of us, not a couple of hundred here and there, and we don’t misspell our signs either.

    We don’t want to go through another banking crisis, we don’t want to fight for internet neutrality again, we didn’t want the swamp to be filled with billionaires, we don’t want Social Security or Medicare cuts. On and on and on…

    Hit the road Trump!

  12. #12 by Larry Bergan on February 11, 2017 - 12:19 pm

    Also, that’s the best rendition I’ve ever heard of the pledge of alligence, but I always go silent during the “under God” part, which contradicts the last part of the pledge.

  13. #15 by Larry Bergan on February 11, 2017 - 3:18 pm

    What we need are a lot more phony “pro-life” protests.

    RESIST: Huge Counter-Protests Overwhelm ‘Defund Planned Parenthood’ Rallies

  14. #16 by Larry Bergan on February 11, 2017 - 3:22 pm

    Is anybody checking to see how many of Milo, (what’s his face), books were bulk sales? Hannity’s gonna be upset! That comes right out his young, new troublemaker account. Sucks to get old.

  15. #17 by Larry Bergan on February 12, 2017 - 10:55 pm

    Bernie Sanders lays it down and almost knocks Chuck Todd out of his chair, saying “Trump is a pathological liar”. He also discounts the predictable tactic of the talking heads, saying the big protests in Salt Lake and elsewhere are the “Tea Party of the left”.

    • #18 by Richard Warnick on February 13, 2017 - 7:22 am

      They know that the “Tea Party” was astroturfed, so using the term “Tea Party of the left” is a tactic to belittle the very widespread record-setting protest movement against Trump.

      • #19 by Larry Bergan on February 13, 2017 - 7:31 am

        It also conjures images of extremely stupid cattle in small groups with rifles and diapers.

  16. #20 by Larry Bergan on February 13, 2017 - 7:41 am

    In another segment of “Meet The Press”, dealing with Utah’s Chaffetz protest, Talking-Todd brings up Caffetz’s statement to the crowd that the president is immune from conflicts of interest and then quickly throws out, “which is true”, with nobody there to refute it.

    I’m not a lawyer, but I don’t think that’s a true statement. Could Chuck be a pathological liar too?

    • #21 by Richard Warnick on February 13, 2017 - 6:13 pm

      Not only is it NOT true, but it was never said by anybody in the Tea-GOP while a Dem was in the White House. As Chuck Todd well knows!

  17. #22 by glenn hoefer on February 13, 2017 - 10:42 am

    The gnashing of lilliputian teeth goes on. Seriouisly no match for Trump…Truly enjoying watching the establishment opposition on both sides of the aisle try to figure out what hill they want to die on..

    The protests wangle on, as they did during the entire no effect or purpose, and the power structure of the Democrat party is without a clue as how to mitigate Trump’s path and perfectly willing to grasp onto anything, even addled civil unrest to justify its abject failure..

    • #23 by Richard Warnick on February 13, 2017 - 6:15 pm

      Pretty much any of us would be a match for Trump. He can barely read, and insists on one-page memos with pictures!

      • #24 by Larry Bergan on February 13, 2017 - 7:34 pm

        I have to disagree with the video. Trump has, on occasion, been able to seem somewhat presidential, which I think happened a couple of times. I believe he can read a teleprompter.

        My conclusion is that Trump is so vain, he refuses to be photographed with glasses and probably doesn’t even have a pair. I believe Trump has common hyperopia. Everybody after age forty has it, and millions upon millions of Americans have it. If Trump has had a bad or severe case of it all his life, and refuses to wear glasses, even when reading, because it makes your eyes look comically large, that would explain this.

        What I would be concerned about is that being so worried about looking good, rather then using an easy, common sense solution to fix the problem could actually cause an escalation of horrific, world changing decisions in the name of vanity. This added to the FACT that Republicans, (not Democrats), are incapable of admitting error anyway, unless forced to by a court, is a very real reason to worry about a continuation of this tragic farce as soon as possible.

      • #25 by Larry Bergan on February 13, 2017 - 7:42 pm

        I was an optician for 35 years, so I know about these things. Fairly recent advances in hyperoptic lens technology has minimized the thickness, weight, and “Coke bottle” effect of near vision glasses, but unless Trump also has a bad astigmatism, he could have been buying a pair of reading glasses off the rack at Walgreens for about two bucks his entire life.

  18. #26 by John B Talcott on February 13, 2017 - 4:53 pm

    Seriouisly Glenn? You must have been home schooled.

  19. #27 by glenn hoefer on February 13, 2017 - 7:42 pm

    Hahhahah…the bed wetting continues unabated..

    John as much as you have no facts to back most all you write about..Look around, does it look like anyone is going to listen to Democrats? The Seattle, SF court rulings are the shot wad..what comes after this will be scorched Earth..and very much deserved.

    Watch…your party died on EVERY stupid hill it decided was important until Trump became president..I mean you live in Utah..are you sure you aren’t an inbred retard?

  20. #28 by glenn hoefer on February 13, 2017 - 7:45 pm

    The error is in the rulings of the Seattle and SF federal circuit court..It’s going to the SCOTUS, but Trump already has something else he can order than cannot be rescinded..and then the issue will be effective and the SCOTUS will rule on the incorrect rulings from Seattle and SF..

    • #29 by Richard Warnick on February 14, 2017 - 5:16 pm

      Since when is our Constitution “incorrect”? Trump could have implemented his Muslim Ban without breaking the law, but he didn’t know how and neither did Bannon or Miller. Now they are screwed, sputtering on TV that Trump is above the law!

  21. #30 by John B Talcott on February 16, 2017 - 6:58 pm

    It remains to be seen how the Supreme Court will rule on the lower court’s decisions. It is likely to be a 4 to 4 tie which will leave the lower court’s decisions intact.

  22. #31 by John B Talcott on February 16, 2017 - 9:37 pm

    Breaking news. The White House lawyers have rescinded Trump’s immigration order knowing that it has no chance of being upheld in the courts.

    Big loss for Trump. What a loser. So sad.

    It appears the errors were in the way the order was written and carried out, and not in the court rulings after all. Sorry Glenn.

  23. #33 by Richard Warnick on February 17, 2017 - 8:04 am

    Snowflakes In Utah GOP Advise Representatives To Delay Town Halls

    Be on the alert for “angry leftist mobs.” In Utah!

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