Is the Utah Republican Party determined to kill itself?

James Evans

Even though I’ve long maintained that Utah Republican Party Chair James Evans is kind of a dumpster fire of a state party chair, I still continue to be surprised at some of his awful decisions. While I’m no fan of CMV and the capitulation compromise that is SB54, he seems to be doing his darndest to play into every single stereotype and trope rolled out by supporters. At the same time, whatever monkey is in charge of the official Utah GOP Twitter account thought it would be an awesome idea…

Utah Politicos React to Obama’s State of the Union Speech

Tonight was the annual State of the Union address, and President Obama did not disappoint.  To paraphrase a much better writer than myself: It was the best of speeches, the worst of speeches, it was an account of wisdom,  it was a narrative of foolishness, it was a recitation of belief, it was a delivery of incredulity, it was a soliloquy of Light, it was a monologue of Darkness, it was the briefing on hope, it was the prophecy of despair, it had everything before it, it had nothing before it…in short, the State of the Union was so far like…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and Week in Review | Nov 17 – Nov 23

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from Utah politicos, Utah politics and beyond, ranging from the thought provoking to the jaw dropping, from the dead serious to the just plain hilarious. Did we miss any? Send them to us at UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com, and we’ll consider them for next week’s edition. Reason #59 for Passing Legislation It’s just really a fun project to partner with these kids to teach them about the legislative process. — Senator Aaron Osmond, on his proposal to declare the golden retriever dog breed as the official “state domestic…

Where Credit is Due: Republican Gains in the Utah Legislature

On election night, I went to bed sure that Democrats had gained one seat in the State House of Representatives. I woke up the next morning positive this had happened and the same every day for two weeks. Then Tuesday November 18th, two weeks after the 2014 general election I see a Facebook post from Dana Dickson telling me that three Republicans who lost on election night actually won. What? What happened? For starters, Republicans picked up one Congressional seat and now hold every statewide office and Congressional office in…

Say What?! Utah Politicos in Quotes and the Week in Review | July 28-Aug 3

This week’s collection of interesting quotes from the #UTPOL and beyond, ranging from the thought provoking to the jaw dropping, from the dead serious to the just plain hilarious. Did we miss any? Send them to us at UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com, and we’ll consider them for next week’s edition. This isn’t the poll you’re looking for. “As a general rule, I think it’s always good to be a little bit skeptical of polls that come from campaigns. That is especially true if we don’t have full information about the poll.” — Chris Karpowitz, co-director of…

What If Utah Politicos were Simpson Characters…

We all know that there are no shortage of characters here in the political sphere in Utah.  So we decided to incorporate a few of them and see how they would stack up against the lovable characters from the Simpsons. Jason Powers / Mr. Burns Both are incredibly smart and capable at what they do best.  However, the methodologies by which they use to achieve their means can be questionable at times. Comic Book Guy / JM Bell I don’t think that anyone is going to disagree that there is anyone in…