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Carl Wimmer: Launch Operation Chaos

by Josh Loftin
Posted // 2010-05-10 -

Rep. Carl Wimmer urges people to vote for Claudia Wight.

On his Facebook page today, the proud founder of the Patrick Henry Caucus, told people to turn out in droves and support Wright in the Democratic primary on June 22. Wright, of course, is challenging Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah.

OK, Time for opperation chaos Utah style. Utah Democrats have an open primary election, so EVERY Republican in the Utah 2nd Congressional District needs to go and vote for Claudia Wright against Matheson. She is very liberal, and would give Morgan Philpot an almost certain victory in that district.

Wimmer's suggestion spawned a wild discussion, with people applauding his "lack of integrity" and others telling supporters of Tim Bridgewater to vote for Wright.

The reason for the latter suggestion? If people voted in the Democratic primary, they could not vote in the Republican primary. That was a problem that Wimmer acknowledged late in the discussion, when he said that "Operation Chaos" was merely a fantasy.

In a subsequent Facebook status update, Wimmer used ALL CAPS to emphasize that he did not want to people to do something that lacked integrity.

To my friends: Let me be VERY clear so there is no misunderstanding. I do NOT advocate voting in anyway other than as your PRINCIPLES dictate. I vote by principle in the legislature, and expect you to do the same at the ballot box. I believe Morgan Philpot can win against either Democrat this year!

To help people understand the upcoming primaries, here are basic rules for Utah's primaries:

  • If you live in 2nd District and are either a Democrat or unaffiliated voter, you can vote in the primary. This is called an "open primary."
  • If you live anywhere in the state of Utah, you can vote in the Senate race ... as long as you're a registered Republican. This is a "closed primary."
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Posted // May 12,2010 at 07:19

Wimmer represents the ridiculous nature of Utah (and American) partisan politics. I cover this in a bit more detail on my own blog...


Posted // May 11,2010 at 16:27

Nicely said.


Posted // May 11,2010 at 16:24

Carl Wimmer is a jackass.


Posted // October 18,2011 at 22:12 - Oh, come on he isn't that intelligent and you know it.


Posted // May 11,2010 at 09:34

Carl Wimmer is merely a fantasy.

It's ggod to know that this hapless, unethical, homophobic, racist prick is helping guide our state's legislation. There's a reason he ALWAYS looks like he just got caught beating up the geeks for their lunch money. This embarassing jerk is a bully. I see him on the tube and I cringe when that giant pink and white soccer ball with a mouth slit starts tellin' it like he thinks it should be.