A swing and a Mitts

“POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive.” Ronna McDaniel, RNC Chairperson and niece of Mitt Romney. While driving home last week Ben Ferguson, subbing for Mark Levin on XM radio, blasted newly elected Senator Mitt Romney for an ill-advised Washington Post Op-ed in which he attacked the character of President Trump. As Ferguson shared details he then called Romney…

The UPC Show – Episode 262 – The Saratoga Springs Swatters

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring and Dylan McDonnell! In the first half: Ben McAdams did what he said he would do and voted against Pelosi, Mia Love was almost impressive in how much she checked out, Mitt Romney makes waves before being sworn in and Mike Lee didn’t like it, the Republican delegation from Utah doesn’t like some of the realities of the shutdown, and the governor is being pressured by Senator Lee to drop his fight on SB 54. In the second half: Utah now has…

Legislate or Litigate?

In a few days, the House of Representatives will change hands. The House majority has flipped control and the same old faces are positioning themselves to take back the levers of power, beginning with Nancy Pelosi. The question for the average American is: will Congress actually accomplish anything over the next two years or will we face a constant stream of litigious sideshows as the Democrats use their restored base of power to derail anything and everything Trump? President Trump faced an uphill battle to implement a reformist agenda when…

The UPC Show – Episode 261 – Possible Issues with Solar Powered Trains

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring, Dylan McDonnell, and Bob Kubicheck! In the first half: Looking for a new job, Cannabis Program Manager might be for you. Wal-Mart is the latest company to try and move Utah away from 3.2 beer, and Senator Orrin Hatch goes out on a sour note. In the second half: Utah County is dipping into its rainy day fund, it looks more and more likely that Lieutenant Governor Cox is going to run for governor, the inland port would happen so much quicker if…

Defend the presumption of innocence

Sigh. It is a thankless task to defend the application of legal norms to Donald Trump without appearing to defend the man himself. But it is necessary. I shall just have to assume that my opinion of Mr. Trump is sufficiently well-known that I can run the risk. Curtis Haring tells us (Hatch Sums Up Our Broken Politics in One Comment) that Senator Orrin Hatch is a statesman – or would be if he agreed with Mr. Haring, that when it comes to controversies involving sexual abuse or the president,…

Color Country Politics Vodcast – Episode 8: A Drug By Any Other Name

Cedar City Police Sergeant David Evans sits down with hosts Jennie Hendricks and Jesse Harris to talk about how the opioid crisis affects Iron County and what each of us can do to fight it. Music by Amoebacrew licensed under Creative Commons: https://soundcloud.com/free-cc-music/background-indie-rock Original image for the logo by The Greater Southwestern Exploration Company licensed under Creative Commons: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gsec/40582095822/in/photostream/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ColorCountryPol Facebook: https://fb.me/ColorCountryPolitics Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/1/114359881156838400510 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjwFph4yuEORlHk5VCR-vEQ Website: https://www.colorcountrypolitics.com

Hatch Sums Up Our Broken Politics in One Comment

Regardless of how you feel about the man’s politics, it is safe to say that outgoing Senator Orrin Hatch is a statesman…so long as you are making those statements around 1995. Since that time, Senator Hatch has seen fit to throw this goodwill in the garbage by engaging activities such as deriding his political opponents with comments which can only be described as an insult you would hear during a 1930’s talkie moving picture show and wave of people’s ludicrous opinions about getting upset at alleged sexual assaults. But, with less than…

The UPC Show – Episode 260 – Homebrewed Gum

Welcome to the UPC podcast with Curtis Haring, Dylan McDonnell, and Bob Kubicheck! In the first half: Utah has another medical marijuana law (but the state is getting sued over it), one Democrat is taking heat for his vote on the said new law, Mia Love says that Democratic racism is why she lost even though she outspent McAdams by $2.2 million. In the second half: Governor Herbert wants to increase the budget for improving air quality by 100 times but he may or may not also be raising the food…

The UPC Show – Episode 259 – All The News That’s Fit to Shout From the Town Square

Welcome to the Utah Political Capitol Podcast with Curtis Haring, Dylan McDonnell, and Bob Kubicheck! In the first half: Mia Love’s swan song, the possible end to straight ticket voting, two people have declared their intentions to replace, and a new opponent emerges against Salt Lake City Mayor, Jackie Biskupski. In the second half: In a show of true leadership, Mike Lee chooses not to protect the Muller investigation, the legislature talks about medical marijuana, Governor Herbert wants to increase the food tax, Utah County doesn’t appear to have it’s act…